Sun, Jan

franklin cudjoe

  • The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) seems to be following in the footsteps of the State Transport Company (STC) in declaring profits in less than a year under their respective leaderships. This is commendable indeed, except, I haven’t seen the dummy cheque from BOST, indicating the total dividends it will be paying to government.

  • "The election of these three persons has managed to put our democracy in a better light in terms of the constitutionality of the winner-takes-all politics.

    The Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Africa, Mr Franklin Cudjoe, has described the election of the Speaker of Parliament and his two deputies as a plus for Ghana's democracy.

  • On behalf of IMANI's board, management and staff, I thank you all for support and interest in our work.

    2017 has been one of the best years for IMANI. Our national and international influence has been unmatched in our thirteen years of existence. We hosted the Swiss President in Ghana and were part of a town hall debate with the German President on crucial local and international development issues. IMANI was one of seven globally respected think tanks that were invited by the Italian government to discuss pressing global issues that were to define Italy’s Presidency of the G7 league of most industrialised and wealthy nations in Rome.

  • Since that time, the zeal to discharge these services by the Ministers in charge of communication in subsequent dispensations has led to a litany of interesting events that show a serious lack of strategic direction and clarity in the discharge of these functions.

    Ghanaians will remember in 2014 that the government, in its bid to enhance its oversight and revenue generation activities in the telecommunications sector, contracted Subah Infosolutions Ltd to build and operate a platform for monitoring caller data records (CDR).

  • Yet, another boring but mind-boggling political tussle over the purchase of customised cars, 43 of them at nearly $10m apparently for the offices of the current President, Vice-President and their wives. We have heard contradictory statements from the previous and current administrations about whether there was prior agreement by both administrations for the outgoing administration to purchase these cars for the incoming government. While this matter unfolds, as it will, and end up being swept under the tag of political corruption, I am worried that we may not be learning any lessons about how to thoroughly deal with hints of  political corruption even before it becomes obvious. This saga of 43 cars may be an opportunity though.

  • Mr Ablakwa said the $89 million contract awarded to Kelni GVG had gained currency with civil society organisations and wondered why Parliament was not exercising its oversight responsibility over the matter.

    Parliament has invited the Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, to apprise the House on the terms of the $89 million contract awarded to Kelni GVG to deal with revenue losses and simbox fraud in the telecommunications sector.

  • The President of IMANI Africa, Mr Franklin Cudjoe, has in several media engagements stressed that the $89 million contract was a careless duplication of jobs and a needless drain on the country’s scarce resources.

    The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has briefed Parliament on the US$89 million contract awarded to Kelni GVG to deal with revenue losses and simbox fraud in the telecommunications sector and insisted the deal was clean.

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