“My Take” on Matters That Matter

  • My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part IV]

    My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part IV]

    The Ghanaian Parliament on December 20, 2022 debated, voted, and approved a Bill to tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) and other products – as per the Ghana Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022. Over the past three weeks, I have presented my take on this policy intervention – via this four-part article. …Read More »
  • My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part III]

    My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part III]

    The Ghanaian Parliament on December 20, 2022 debated, voted, and approved a Bill to tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) and other products – as per the Ghana Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022. In this series, I present my take on this policy intervention.  In Part II, I restated some of the …Read More »
  • My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part II]

    My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part II]

    The Ghanaian Parliament on December 20, 2022 debated, voted, and approved a Bill to tax Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) and other products – as per the Ghana Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022. In this series, I present my take on this policy intervention.  In Part I, I outlined the health harms …Read More »
  • My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part I]

    My Take on Ghana’s Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022: [Part I]

    The Ghanaian Parliament has recently debated, voted, and approved a Bill to tax Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) and other products – as per the Excise Duty Amendment Bill, 2022. My take is: The government and the people of Ghana should not relent, they should get it done to Promote, Protect …Read More »
  • COVID-19 immunity licensing in Africa: practical, socio-cultural, and ethical bottlenecks

    COVID-19 immunity licensing in Africa: practical, socio-cultural, and ethical bottlenecks

    Author: Amos Laar, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon. E-mail: alaar@ug.edu.gh Twitter: @alaar In this commentary published by The Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network (PHEPREN), Professor Laar asks the pertinent question: If in future we have good data to …Read More »