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Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a blog post

Scrap fuel subsidies -- Kan-Dapaah

Albert Kan-Dapaah, immediate past-Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of parliament, says subsidising petroleum products in any form by government has a tendency to ruin the country’s fiscal stability management, and must therefore not be tolerated anymore.He said it has become economically prudent for Ghana to totally scrap costly fuel subsidies to help restore fiscal stability after the country has been burdened with overshooting budget deficit targets over the years.Ghana’s budget…See More
Nov 14
Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a blog post


In order to stimulate citizens’ interest to meaningfully participate in contributing to a national budget that seeks their own welfare, Financial Accountability and Transparency Africa (FAT Africa) and Penplusbytes is undertaking a roadshow to make national budget information readily accessible to citizens through the publication of Citizen Friendly Budget version presented in a language devoid of technical jargons and in a format that ordinary people can understand.This roadshow taking place …See More
Nov 11
Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a blog post

Penplusbytes join Civil Society Organisations to Launch Platform on IMF Bailout

Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Platform on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Bailout to Ghana was launched in Accra on Tuesday.It was meant to engage citizens on issues concerning the bailout negotiations and areas that government must be keenly interested in, to the benefit of all.Mr. Joe Winful, Chairman of the CSO Platform,…See More
Nov 3
Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a blog post

MEST Entrepreneurs Win Top Prizes at Hack4Oil Hackathon

Entrepreneurs-in-Training from the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology swept up all three top prizes at the recently concluded Hack4Oil Hackathon organized by Penplusbytes. The two day event was held at the New Media Hub in central Accra, where talented programmers, entrepreneurs, and civil society organizations worked together to figure out ways to use technology to bring transparency and accountability to Ghana’s nascent oil and gas sector. The hackathon participants were…See More
Oct 31
Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a blog post

Oil Journey wins top Prize at Hack4oil

“Oil Journey” hackathon entry on how to enhance transparency in the oil and gas sector through an innovative tool which maps the journey of oil from exploration to production took the first prize at Hack4oil organised by Penplusbytes in partnership with Natural Resources Governance Institute (NGRI), Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and supported by STAR GHANA over 48 hours of hack days which ended on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at the New Media Hub located in Osu Ako – Adjei, Accra.…See More
Oct 27
Yaw Frempong Ampomah posted a blog post

Penplusbytes Hack4oil to Drive Innovations in Oil Revenue Management

With the support of STAR-Ghana, and  in partnership with the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) and the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NGRI), Penplusbytes’ New Media Hub ( will be hosting a hackathon from the 24th to 25th October, 2014.The 2 – day hackathon which is themed “Hack4Oil”, will focus on developing solutions to stimulate better management of Ghana’s nascent oil and gas…See More
Oct 20
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Oct 16
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"#HackAgainstEbola: Help Journalists in #Ghana develop right tools to fight #Ebola Share the news!"
Oct 16


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Adu Koranteng - Featured Member for September

Started by Yaw Frempong Ampomah Sep 1.

IFEJ-Flamingo Award for Financial Journalism closes on Sept 12

Started by Yaw Frempong Ampomah Aug 27.

Did you know you can shape Ghana’s 2015 budget?

Started by Yaw Frempong Ampomah Aug 26.




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