Erstwhile Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has called for the introduction of sunset clause(s) in corrective temporary taxes introduced by government in times of crisis. Mr Terkper, a tax expert, touching on the introduction of taxes by governments as an austerity measure during times of economic crisis, opined that such corrective taxes having served their
Multilateral institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Ghana’s gross financing needs for the year 2020 exceeded 20 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In monetary terms, that amounts to some $13.68 billion. Despite having a financing need of $13.68 billion mostly due to the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, government was able to
Many businesses, large and small, have a huge source of great ideas that can help them improve, innovate, and grow, and yet so many of these companies never think of using this amazing corporate asset. What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people.
A former Deputy Minister of Finance Mona Quartey has asked the Ministry of Finance to release data on the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) to the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC). This comes after the ministry has, for the fourth time, failed to release data on the ABFA to PIAC to enable the body
Morocco has unveiled a 15-year development model with aims that include establishing the country as a regional hub for higher education, research and innovation in order to attract students from the African continent and beyond. The model was presented to King Mohammed VI on 25 May. Elizabeth Buckner, assistant professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in
The International Monetary Fund is responding to the policy challenges of a fast-changing global economy still reeling from the COVID-19 crisis: it is modernizing the way it provides its regular policy advice to member countries—a process known as surveillance. The regular health check of members’ economies, known as the Article IV consultations, will continue to cover
The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has reduced the addition of Ghs 0.17 pesewas to the already Parliament approved Ghs 0.30 pesewas tax charge on fuel price as contained in the 2021 budget statement. The reduction in the price of fuel followed a meeting between the Minister for Energy, the NPA, Association of Oil Marketing Companies
In 2020 the Nigerian economy shrank by 1.8%, its deepest decline since 1983. The COVID-19 crisis drove the economic slowdown; the external context was marked by capital outflows, intensified risk aversion, low oil prices and shrinking foreign remittances. Published by the World Bank, the Nigeria Development Update Resilience through Reforms states that reforms implemented by the Nigerian government
Tax expert with PFM Tax Africa, Seth Terkper, has opined that based on analysis and projections, government is very unlikely to attain its 16.7 percent tax revenue to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target for this year. According to Mr Terkper, excluding the year 2015 when Ghana performed remarkably well in its tax revenue mobilisation achieving
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