The Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) Special Drawing Rights (SDR) holdings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased by $16.6 million in 2020. IMF SDR holdings of the BoG at end-November 2020 stood at Ghs 242.39 million ($42.2 million), but then declined to Ghs 148 million ($25.6 million) at end-December 2020. BoG’s Ghs 148 million ($25.6
The Yapei-Kusawgu MP, John Abdulai Jinapor says the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s revenue target is simply unattainable. The former Deputy Energy Minister based his comments on the inability of government to meet any of its revenue targets in the past four years. According to him, government’s projection of adding about ¢20 billion more to Ghana’s current tax
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin is on a collision course with President Akufo-Addo over his decision to slash budget estimates for the Judiciary and the Legislature. Alban Sumana Bagbin during the presentation of the 2021 budget statement last Friday directed the Interim Finance Minister Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who
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
Government has witnessed a significant increase in revenue generated from the country’s downstream petroleum sector due to the improved monitoring of in-flows and out-flows at the various oil marketing company depots nationwide. Within a period of ten months, the monitoring service being provided by a private revenue assurance firm; Strategic Mobilization Ghana Limited, SML, raked
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
The new kids on the oil block—Guyana, Suriname, and Ghana—have no plans to let their newly discovered oil wealth go to waste by joining global decarbonization efforts. They plan to exploit them as best as they can before they become worthless, Reuters has reported, citing statements by government officials made at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Majority leader in Parliament, has said that total crude oil production for the 2020 fiscal year was 66.9 million barrels as compared to 71.4 million barrels of production in 2019. He said the National Petroleum Corporation was able to transport over 88.4 standards cubic fit of gas to the Ghana National Gas company
President of the World Bank Group (WBG), David Malpass, has described as problematic Ghana’s fast rising fiscal deficit. According to him, should Ghana’s fiscal deficit continue on an elevated path, the country would face access problems to market-based finance (capital market) as witnessed in other middle-income countries. “Many of them (middle-income countries) face access problems
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.