Parliament, throughAct 1068 passed into existence the 1% Covid Health Recovery Levy on all goods and services consumed in the country. The 1% Covid Health Recovery Levy according to government is to help raise revenue to support Covid-19 related expenditure and also help improve the country’s current fiscal situation. The introduction and subsequent passage of the
The African Finance Ministers and the World Bank Group met today to fast track vaccine acquisition on the continent and avoid a third wave.In a boost to the African Union’s target to vaccinate 60% of the continent’s population by 2022, the World Bank and the AU announced that they are partnering to support the Africa Vaccine
Africa, despite its low contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, remains the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts. It also hosts some of the lowest-income countries in the world, limiting the resources available for adapting to a heating planet. Seven out of the 10 most climate vulnerable nations in the world are located in Africa.
The government says it is not under pressure to refinance the country’s maiden bond issued in 2007 “at any price”, hence the decision to pause in pricing a new 2016 Eurobond until market conditions improve. Speaking to the Daily Graphic about developments concerning the ongoing programme to refinance the balance of all or part of
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.
The wind of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is currently blowing across the globe with major Central Banks in the process of developing systems that will support digital money. China is testing a digital renminbi version, whereby customers can transact payments over their mobile phones. Europe announced the launch of a digital Euro as part of their
The Ranking Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Dr. Ato Forson, has warned that the minority in parliament will not support the approval of the 2021 budget statement because the government has been “insensitive” and continues to misreport public debt figures. Contributing on the floor of the house during the debate on the budget, Dr. Forson stated
The exchange rate between the naira the US dollar closed at N411.25/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window, where forex is traded officially. Naira depreciated against the US dollar on Friday, having lost 55 kobo to close at N411.25/$1 compared to N410.7/$1 recorded on Thursday, 1st July 2021. The local currency fell at the official
Tax expert and former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has shared his thoughts on some findings made by Pan-African and nonpartisan survey research network, Afrobarometer, in its latest survey on the willingness of Ghanaians to pay taxes to government. According to Afrobarometer in its latest survey, it observed that about 72 percent of Ghanaians are willing
American credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has projected Ghana’s interest payments on debts to increase to 53 percent of total revenue this year. Interest payments Fitch however notes, will fall by 3 percentage points reaching 50 percent of total revenue in 2022. The projected interest payments for 2021 when compared to 2019’s interest payments of