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The Buhari Administration and Economic Governance: Assessing Progress of Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).
Policy Recommendations · The executive and the legislature should constitute a team of carefully selected experts to continuously harmonize divergent positions and interests in order to smoothen the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) · To protect the nation’s earnings, the National Assembly should exercise stronger oversight in ensuring […]
Moussa Faki Mahamat is Chad’s minister of foreign affairs and economic integration and represents the Central African Economic and Monetary Community in the AU race. Mahamat was the prime minister of Chad from 2003 to 2005. In 2007 he was appointed president of the country’s Economic, Social, and Cultural Council. […]
· December 6: The electoral commission says that Barrow has won the election more narrowly than originally thought, and with a lower turnout. He garnered 43.2% and Jammeh 39.6% of the vote. Voter turnout at 59%. · The results were revised by the country’s electoral commission on 5 December, when it emerged that […]
In October 2016 Côte d’Ivoire will hold a referendum on constitutional reforms. While president Alassane Ouattara perceives this as an opportunity to modernise the constitution, opposition party members have condemned the move as anti-democratic and illegitimate. The opposition parties’ concerns arise from recent attempts by leaders of other African countries […]
The 2006 elections marked the end of a dramatic decade in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after two wars (1996-1997 and 1998-2002) and a complex peace process. Joseph Kabila, who succeeded his assassinated father Laurent-Désiré in January 2001, was sworn in on December 6, 2006 as the first elected […]
Cashew nut farmers in the Nkoranza District in the Brong Ahafo Region are pleading with government to come to their aid.The farmers, mostly from Kranka, Dorma-Kradaso and Brofoyeduru are totally deserted from all assistance other farmers benefit from government. This came to light when a survey was conducted by Good […]
GGA-West Africa has called on the Government of Ghana to be more diligent and fiscally disciplined in the management of public finances to stay within the 2016 budget in order to mitigate the excess budget deficits, which tend to occur during election years in Ghana. Speaking at a symposium jointly […]
Some economists are impressing upon government, the need to do more in addressing the fundamental weaknesses in the economy – such as increasing production in agriculture and industry among others. This according to them is the only way the perennial challenges with the cedi can be effectively addressed. The cedi […]
Good Governance Africa’s West Africa Centre has been engaging chiefs and other interest groups in land administration on security of property rights in Ghana. Private enterprises in the country often need collateral to access finance to promote their operations and these businesses should be able to use their land as […]
Good Governance Africa has commended Anas Aremeyaw Anas for exposing alleged corruption in the Judiciary. The independent non-partisan research organisation equally commended President John Dramani Mahama and the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Theodora Georgina Wood, for their respective actions to speedily and conclusively deal with the matter, so as to […]