By Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina
The Global Alliance on Inequality is undertaking a week of campaign to end inequality in the world.This is coming on the back of the world economic forum which is currently ongoing in Davos.
Speaking at the official launch of the week campaign Mr George Osei Bimpong who is the project coordinator hinted that the Davos forum seeks to bring global leaders and elites to tackle the widening inequality gap between the rich and the poor across the world.
According to him, despite the remarkable economic growth rates since the return to democracy in the 1990s, income inequality has been growing steadily for a number of years in Ghana.
The Ghana chapter of the Global Fight Inequality Alliance, locally known as the CSOs platform on SDGs 10,seeks to work with others within this week and beyond, to put the spotlight on inequalities and proffer actions to end inequality in order to lift more people out of poverty,sustain economic growth and maintain social cohesion.
Mr Osei Bimpong noted that the report which was launched last year by Oxfam tittled ‘Building a More Equal Ghana’ has revealed that a minority political and wealthy elites are capturing an ever-greater share of the benefits of growth and undermining the fight against poverty.
He reiterated to the fact that it’s worthy of note that various socio-economic groups fall victim to widening inequality.
Which includes women and girls are among those who pay the greatest price for inequality in Ghana.
Mr Osei Bimpong laments that wicked politians always ensure that government policy works in their favour which accumulated in corruption and mismanagement is rife with estimated GHS 5.9billion(US dollars 1.5billion)of public money reportedly misused between 2012-14.