Due to the disturbance of peace and security within the Jamestown community in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana, the Ghana United Nations Association held an important peace and security program in the Bukom community on the 5th of November, 2020 to educate and sensitize Ghanaians about the need to maintain peace and order before, during and after the December 2020 general elections.
GUNA through the Secretary-General, Rev. Chris Pardie called for the adherence to justice, fairness, and transparency on the part of the Electoral Commission in order to assuage any disturbances during the elections. He also called on all actors to conduct themselves in a manner that will not occasion any untoward happenings leading to the destruction of lives and property.
GUNA Partners AAA
The Ghana United Nations Association has partnered with the African Aforestation Association (AAA) to jointly undertake a number projects. Currently the collaboration has taken effect with the planting of cocoa within the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout in Accra, Ghana. Tetteh Quarshie is the first Ghanaian to bring cocoa to Ghana when returning from Fernandopo. The project is implemented by the deployment of a technology called Groasis waterboxx developed in Netherlands. The 'box' can withhold water for over 1 year making it possible for plants to grow even in the desert. The technology has been applied in 110 countries of the world.
In Ghana, GUNA will be working in close collaboration with the respective District Assemblies, Northern Development Authority and Financiers in order to re-green thr forest depleted areas and also to ensure that communities have enough plants to serve as a wind storm protection.
GUNA Collaborates GRA
In order to shore up Ghana's revenue mobilization drive, GUNA is collaborating the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to mobilize more revenue to the state. GUNA is going to deploy 3,600 members into the communities to sensitize, educate and collect revenue for the authority. The 3 year project is supposed to see in excess of 5 million new TIN registration and over 3 million new tax payers and expected to rake in over 179 million cedis and 344 million cedis in the 1st and 2nd year respectively. Some key activities for this project is to; create Tax payment App (TPA), establish Tax Collection Booths (TCBs) and develop a curriculum on tax to be taught at both 1st and 2nd cycle institutions.
Picture left to right: Mr. Felix Ahiafor -Treasurer; Mr. Razak Timbilla - Director of Protocol; Mr. Chris Pardie - Secretary General; Mr. Henry Yentumi - Chief Advisor GRA; Bishop Nathaniel Rudolph - Chief Program Officer; Mr. Anthony Amankwah - Director of Finance; Mr. Samuel Ojo - Secretary for Youth Affairs.
GUNA Trains Members on Tax
In partnership with SEND Ghana a non-governmental organization we are embarking on a project called Promoting Progressive Tax for Inclusive Development (PPTID). GUNA organizes a downstream training for her members in Accra to understand the tax sysem and administration in Ghana. The training touched on both progressive and regressive taxes and offer examples of each. Additionally, were encouraged to register for the Tax Identification Number (TIN) in order to facilitate the payment of tax.
GUNA is advocating for the introduction of more progressive taxes such as property tax, Inheritance taxes, etc. as against regressive taxes which have been found to increase inequality and poverty.
Entertainment for Peace
GUNA has partnered Marwus Entertainment LLC, USA to organize a Peace Concert in Ghana and the US. The maiden concert will be staged in Tamale the Northern Regional capital on the 28th of July 2018. The second concert will take place in Accra to complete the Ghana Peace Concert. The train will then move to USA to for their edition.
The GUNA/Marwus Kofi Annan Peace Tribute collaboration will hit Toronto, Canada on the 27th day of October 2018. Among some of the artiste to perform are: Kidi, Kuami Eugene, Patapaa, Dade Opanka, Kooko, Slim fox, KK Fosu, etc.
GUNA Observes Election 2016
The Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA) was accredited among the International Communities Observers that observed the 2016 General Elections which took place on Wednesday 7th December, 2016. These international observers include Commonwealth, ECOWAS, European Union, African Union and many others.
The election view revealed the process is democratic, credible, transparent and peaceful throughout the casting of votes to the end of declaration. The Ghana United Nations Association (GUNA) Mission was to spread more than thirty seven (37) observers of its members across the country before, during and after the election to monitor the processes.