The global economy is making progress returning to its pre-pandemic growth trajectory, though supply challenges and quicker inflation continue to make for a bumpy recovery. In the U.S., rising prices are weighing on sentiment and risk restraining the pace of consumer spending growth. China’s economy is already showing a hit from the surging delta variant
The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and caretaker Minister for Finance, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has assured Ghanaians that the roads under the government’s Sinohydro agreement will be completed in 2021. According to him, most of the roads under phase one are at various stages of completion. Presenting the 2021 budget statement and economic policy on the floor
Public sector workers looking forward to a huge wage increment will not get it because the Finance Ministry says there is simply no money to meet such demands. And indeed this situation is likely to persist until 2024 as the Technical Adviser at the Ministry Dr Samuel Nii Noi Ashong called on the country to
After a year of havoc, wreaked on the economy by COVID-19, the government has laid a blueprint of bold policies and programmes to stop the spread of the virus and contain its effects; revert the economy onto the path of transformational growth and ensure prosperity for all Ghanaians. In the country’s first budget since the
Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons has said it has become critical for more public sector borrowing in order to survive as a country. According to him, the country’s fiscal space is currently under enormous fiscal pressure, a situation he believes makes a strong case for the country to borrow in order to survive.
The Nigerian federal government spent a total of N1.8 trillion on debt servicing in the first five months of the year, representing about 98% of the total revenue generated in the same period. This is according to the budget implementation report presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
The country’s banking sector holds half of the country’s domestic debt – meaning the financial sector has become more comfortable investing in government instruments than lending to the private sector, a situation that a financial analyst says is a threat to the recovery plan. According to the Bank of Ghana’s statistical bulletin (May) report, out
Social Entrepreneur, Vincent Dzokoto wants the suspension of exploration and production contracts on the Keta Delta Block. According to him, there hasn’t been a sustained effort to forge cooperation between the communities within the Keta constituency and the government about plans to advance the exploration of oil. Swiss African Oil Company and PET Volta Investments
Government continues to borrow aggressively on the domestic market to finance its budget, latest figures from the Bank of Ghana has revealed. Though there were more interest in the T-Bills, which could probably crowd out businesses and household consumers from getting access to loans, government also needs money to finance the budget. But interestingly, the
The Executive Director of Africa Centre for Energy Policy, Benjamin Boakye says the country is losing billions of dollars to failing existing infrastructure in the energy sector. Interacting with Newsfile host, Samson Lardy Anyenini on Saturday, Benjamin Boakye explained that the failure of GRIDCo to invest in capacity banks is costing Ghana $2.5m per month