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A Senior Research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), Professor Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has asked the government to prudently use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) package to address the country's economic challenges.
According to him, Ghana's decision to run to the IMF
for economic bailout was as a result of bad economic policies and excessive government expenditure, a situation he
said could repeat itself if measures were not put in place to address them.
Speaking at a public lecture in Accra on Wednesday, Prof Antwi-Danso
said, "until the government cuts down on the imprudent areas, especially excessive spending and also put in place measures to deal with corruption, the IMF interventions will not resurrect the country's economy."
According to Prof Antwi-Danso
, government policies, for the past years, had failed to yield any positive results on the economy, particularly on the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian.
"Unfortunately in Ghana, government policies are made by small executives in a room and forced on the throat of the larger community," he
observed that although the government had opted for the three-year IMF programme to address the economic challenges, there was more to be done if Ghana's economy was to swing back.
" The government must start to deal with internal administrative problems and remove any barrier that poses a threat to the development of the economy," he
Touching on some of the exceptional leadership skills exhibited by Dr Limann, Prof Antwi-Danso said the former president did well to lead an "all-inclusive government where he allowed institutions to work without interfering in their affairs."
blamed the media partly for the current state of the country's governance, saying that "the media have deviated from their core mandate and are now doing the bidding of governments."
Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a ...
Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a lecturer at the Legon Centre for International
, exhorted the media to shape the institutions of
warned the media that they should be very careful incovering political events and in their comments because many wars foughtin the world were sparked by journalists.
According to Vladimir ...
According to Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a senior research fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECAID) African countries such as Ghana must start to clean up its house and promote more integration in addressing the divisive factors that can fuel into terrorism.
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Democracy Not Cure To War In Africa - Antwi-Danso Posted: Sep 08 2003 Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, a Research Fellow in International Affairs at the University of Ghana, Legon has said that democracy is not a panacea to conflicts and wars in Africa.He
said as much as democracy is important to the development of any nation, the situation in Africa is different and it should not be imposed on people of the continent.Dr Antwi-Danso
said this when he
opened the second West African Peace Building Institute
(WAPI) conference at Elmina.
The conference, which would deliberate on issues pertaining to peace building, is being organised by the West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP).
Representatives from 13 African countries including, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Cote d' Ivoire, the Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Madagascar are attending.Dr Antwi-Danso
said conflicts are endemic in society and cannot easily be wished away.Africa, according to him, should not concentrate only on peace building but also on conflict resolution.He
for its efforts in enhancing peace building on the continent and tasked the participants to come out with the "parameters and logic" that would help people on the continent to contain conflicts.
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An international relations expert, ...
An international relations expert, Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has described
as ridiculous efforts at establishing a federal African government.
Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso of the Legon Centre for International Affairs
told Joy News African leaders have misplaced their priorities in devoting
resources to the concept of a federal continent government by an elected
said Africa's governments strive towards implementing the
New Economic Partnership Agreement (NEPAD), which he
said, would bring
closure to Africa's numerous problems.