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
Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has reacted to statements made by Dr Albert Touna-Mama, the IMF Representative to Ghana, over the country’s classification as a Low-Income Country (LIC) from a Middle-Income Country (MIC) status. As reported by norvanreports on Monday, April 12, 2021, Ghana according to the IMF’s 2021 April Fiscal Monitor Report, was classified as
The first full sovereign credit rating of Ghana for 2021 was delivered last week, and it left rating sentiment unchanged from last year. This came from global credit rating firm Moody’s Investor Services rating the country’s sovereign bond issuance at B3 negative, exactly the same as last year when the firm downgraded Ghana from B3 stable
58 Replies As of today, the five year constant maturity Treasury yield has stabilized for the last month at about 0.9%. The inflation breakeven implied by the spread between Treasurys and TIPS has plateaued at 2.52%. After accounting for the estimated term premium and liquidity premium, the implied inflation rate is 1.90% . Figure 1. Five year inflation
The Minister designate for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has justified the need to introduce new taxes at a time Ghanaians are coping with the negative impact of the coronavirus disease. Responding to a question during his vetting on Thursday by the Appointments Committee of Parliament, Mr Ofori-Atta said it was necessary for Ghanaians to learn
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.
The collective debt of African countries according to the African Development Bank (AfDB), now stands at 70 per cent of the continent’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Speaking at the launch of the African Development Bank’s 2021 edition of its annual African Economic Outlook, President of the AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, called for a quick and
The teams focused their efforts on a few of the highest-value S&OP levers in order to review the current planning process, identify gaps in the planning infrastructure and analytically understand demand and supply variability.
A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. A campaign to prevent government from taking on more loans particularly through the issuance of debt-instruments – Eurobonds – on the international capital market has been launched. Adding
Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has once again bemoaned the country’s debt collection methods as well as its revenue performance in recent years. This, according to him, can partly be blamed on non-response to the rebasing of the country’s GDP. He made these assertions in a post-budget dialogue organized by Citi TV and the University