Current Politics and Economics of Africa

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, 2015

Eight Years of National Health Insurance in Ghana: Evaluation of the Health Financing Sub-Functions
INTRODUCTIONGhana, a lower middle-income country in sub-Saharan Africa, introduced National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2003 through an act of parliament, NHIS Act (Act 650) and Legislative Instrument (L.I 1809) [1, 2]. The NHIS is one of the key...
Livelihoods of Beach Seine Fishers in Ghana,west Africa
1. INTRODUCTIONThe fisheries sector in Ghana can be grouped into four main categories based on the type of fishing craft used viz.: trawlers and shrimpers, tuna vessels, inshore fishing vessels, and dug-out canoes, which category includes those fishing...
Reciprocity in Social Networks of Migrants: A Study of Migrants in Tema
IntroductionThe Social capital theory postulates that networking relationships provide value to actors by allowing them to tap into the resources embedded in such relationship for their benefit (Lin, 2001). Africans are linked by shared values that are...
Rural-Urban Migration in Ghana: Amenace or Blessing?
IntroductionThe growth of large metropolitan cities has been one of the greatest and most remarkable spatial phenomena in recent human history. Large and densely-populated cities have characterized the growth centres of almost all countries in the world....
The Effect of the 1987 Education Reforms on Youth Unemployment in Ghana: An Exploratory Study
INTRODUCTIONGlobally, the importance of education to the growth of the national economies is no longer challenged. Hence, countries have focused on, and continue to focus attention on educating their populace. This is because education provides individuals...
Truck Pushers in Ghana: Social Misfits or Urban Transporters?
IntroductionThe number of children and young people engaged in income generating activities for their survival and that of their families continue to increase in developing countries. A survey of street youth in the Accra metropolis in Ghana indicated...
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