The global population grew from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.9 billion in 2020. The UN projected population to keep growing, and estimates have put the total population at 8.6 billion by mid-2030, 9.8 billion by mid-2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100.
In Ghana our population keep increasing day by day, the Ghana statistical service’s last year’s population census shows clearly that the country’s actual population is 30.8m.
This shows that there’s more pressure on our existing social amenities, to mention a few, hospitals, schools, roads, potable water, markets etc.
Nature resources mention as oil, gold, timber, farms corps and gas are the only ones available for utilization. If the central government isn’t managing and creating jobs for the people, the next generation can’t do anything to help themselves, because even now the cost of living is very high, and corruption and unemployment are serious problems facing the country.
We must start developing human capital, expanding our existing hospitals, schools, our universities, more importantly moving from taxation to production.
Ghana can generate more revenue from production than taxation, for a country to solve the unemployment crisis industrialization must be the priority, look at China, Japan and America generated a lot of revenue from production.
The central government must also reduce expenditures and focus on the welfare and the well-being of the citizenry. If the government doesn’t consider this measures and put rational economic policy in place to solve this crisis, even IMF , WB won’t give Ghana any financial assistance anymore because of the mismanagement of economy.
The corruption index shows clearly that corruption is the order of the day.
From: EBENEZER K HAVOR
Anti-corruption campaigner 🇬🇭