Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ghana invests less in healthcare, education and social protection – Send Ghana

Ghana is investing less funds in health care, education and social protection, especially for the most vulnerable in the society. This means the poorest Ghanaians are subsidizing the living standards of the richest in society. Madam Harriet Agyekum, the Senior Programmes Officer of SEND Ghana, said this at a press conference held on Tuesday in Accra. Madam Agyekum said West African citizens are living under governments that were only half as committed to reducing inequality, as their counterparts in Eastern and Southern Africa.

She mentioned tax evasion, corruption, under funding of the agricultural sector, and under taxing corporations and the wealthy, as some of the causes of extreme inequality in wealth distribution in Ghana and some other West African... Read More