Former Deputy and Substantive Finance Minister under the Mills-Mahama administration says he is happy to see the Nana Akufo-Addo administration begin to take some of the initiatives launched by his predecessors seriously. These apply particularly to petroleum-based funds under the PRMA and the role of ESLA in resolving the Banking Sector crisis. In an interview
Government has been urged to slow down on excessive borrowing as a precaution to reduce the country’s debt to GDP ratio. According to the International Monetary Fund, Ghana’s debt to GDP ratio is higher than what was actually put out by the government. The nation’s debt to GDP ratio actually ended 2020 at 78% of
Total government expenditure for 2021 is projected to reach some GHS 113.75 billion, equivalent to 26.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The increment in public expenditure represents a growth of 13.7 per cent above the outturn of GHS 100 billion recorded in 2020. Meanwhile, total revenue and grants for 2021 is projected to
With the wide-spread use of mobile phone devices, the introduction of mobile Money (MOMO) in Ghana since 2009 has had quite a significant impact on the Ghanaian economy by reducing unemployment to some extent, developing the payment ecosystem, providing a means of savings for people without access to banks, timely completion of financial transactions, among
As Nigeria braces to receive the e-Naira, which is set to be launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on October 1, 2021, many are starting to inquire about the security of this new digital currency and if it is vulnerable to hackers. Nairametrics reviewed publications from the Central bank of Canada and interviewed
A new Afrobarometer report released by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) suggests that Ghanaians endorse taxation and are willing to pay higher taxes to support the country’s development. The report however stated that majority of Ghanaians find it difficult to know what taxes and fees they are supposed to pay and how the government
Parliament’s Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has taken issue with the practice whereby the Auditor General publishes his audit reports even before the Legislature gets the opportunity to scrutinise them. Though he acknowledges that the practice is backed by law, the Tamale South MP laments that the practice has dire implications on people’s reputation and dignity.
Key economic data in China surged dramatically in the first two months of 2021, pointing to a continued recovery for the world’s second largest economy. China’s industrial output grew 35.1% in January and February compared to the same months last year. The strong numbers are distorted because they are compared to 2020, when most
For the economy to have a speedy and steady recovery from the pandemic’s impact, there is a need for government to use innovative means to generate more domestic revenue in order to close the gaping fiscal gap that has stemmed from rising expenditure, a report by the research department of Fidelity Bank has stated. According
The size of Ghana’s economy is projected to swell from $62.8 billion in 2020 to $83.2 billion by the end of 2023. According to Fitch Solutions, research arm of credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, the expansion of Ghana’s economy is expected to start this year, with the economy growing by $7.2 billion in monetary terms.