The Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, ISSER, University of Ghana, has launched the 26th edition of its flagship report; The State of the Ghanaian Economy in 2016 Report.
The report which was launched by General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah gave a detailed account of the country’s economy as it was in the year 2016.
He urged government of Ghana to include in its budgetary allocations, funding for such research projects subsequently to encourage researchers and produce better results.
He added, we expect a bigger budget for research. We should not rely on foreign aid for research. Director mentioned that some Canadians are supporting this. Moving forward, I think we should commit part of our own budget to research and I can assure you we have enough brains in this country to help our own development so that we don’t over rely on foreign funding for this research”.
He recommended that the country’s prisons be a subject of focus in the next edition of the report. Our prisons do not show that we are a civilized country, if you enter any prison in Ghana, it will neutralize all the gains we have had over the past four years. We have about 15,000 Ghanaians in jails.
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