Every four (4) years, Ghana, a poor country by all standards come to the same place, where a committee recommends huge benefits for people in power and this year, may have been worse, as Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa Baidu, Chairperson of the Committee on Emoluments submitted its work and it has since been approved.
Their work, recommended among others, buying cars for members of the Council of State (For instance, the Chief Justice who has received cars from Ghana, must now be bought another, among the likes of E.T Mensah, etc also), payment of wives of President and Vice (interestingly, this has been sued by both NDC and NPP persons, as their report recommended backdated payments up to 2017) and loans to buy cars for MP's, etc.
This is all going to be implemented, in a country, where we all have to even pay new special taxes, for the monies, government spent during the early Covid-19 days, aside the clear worsening standards of living, that has been the main reason, behind the calls of #FixTheCountry campaign, which is saddened by the high levels of poverty, unemployment, etc.
Well, just as many are totally not in support of the work of the committee that she chaired, many are eager to know more about her also and I have all you need to know too.
Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu is Professor of Zoology at the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds a PhD in Zoology from Edinburgh University and a BSc degree from the University of Ghana. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu is a biodiversity and environmental specialist, and has received a number of meritorious awards in recognition of her contribution to wildlife research and training in Africa.
As an academic, she combines senior level university administrative experience with teaching, extension service and research. Prof. Ntiamoa-Baidu was Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and the Founding Pro-Vice Chancellor (Acting) of the Office of Research, Innovation and Development, both at the University of Ghana.
She is currently a member of the Council of the University of Ghana, Chair of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)-Ghana, and Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. In pursuit of the goals of the “Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge (B4C-Ghana)” Project, Professor Ntiamoa-Baidu championed and facilitated the establishment of the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS).
She has served in various leadership roles, including as Director of WWF International Africa and Madagascar Programme and as Executive Director of the Ghana Wildlife Society, a conservation NGO she established in 1992. Prof. Yaa Ntiamoa-Baidu is also the Director at Pan-African Doctoral Academy (PADA), under the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs) of the University of Ghana, aimed to be a hub for enhanced doctoral training in Africa.
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