We do not make any predictions as to the outcome of the 2004 elections but all our reader have enough information to enable them arrive at their conclusions. Please bear in mind that as at the time we went to press, in July,2003,Ghanaians were about 17)seventeen) months away fro the December 2004 elections. We have the list of over 8,000 towns which make up the 200 constituencies.
For those who are not interested in Ghanaian elections, there write-ups, with maps on all the 10 administrative regions and110 districts. These write-ups touch on demographic and economic characteristics. These are two different Cost ofLiving Surveys, one by the state agency and the other by civic society.
Emmanuel Benjamin Ephson was born in 1957 in the Ghanaian capital,Accra.He had his secondary educaton at Accra Academy and obtained a law degree,LL.B(Hons) from University of Ghana,Legon, in 1981.He started his professional career as a journalist in1974 and to date has worked for the London-based African magazine(1974-1984);West African magazine(1982-1996) and as Correspondent for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) between 1986 and 1996. He has since 1996, been the Ghanaian Correspondent for the Agence France Presse (AFP). Since 1988, he has been the editor of an independent daily newspaper, The Daily Dispatch. He also hosted a radio talk-show, Ephson’s File.
Among some of his honours are the U.S. based National Association of Black Journalist(NABJ) award for ‘Human Rights and Excellence; a Ghana Journalists Association(GJA) award for Commitment and Dedication’ and a five-month Ford Foundation Fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park (US). He has also been a guest of the American, British, Canadian and French governments, visiting professional institutions.
He is also the Director of a human rights non-governmental organization(NGO),GHANALERT