The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Ghana’s debt service relative to tax revenues is expected to continue on an elevated path increasing by 20 percent in the medium-term. According to the Bretton Wood institution in its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor Report, despite the country’s debt stabilizing over the medium term, its debt service payments
Assets of all 23 banks currently operating in the country, according to the Bank of Ghana (BoG), totaled Ghs 152 billion as at end-February 2021. The recorded total assets value the BoG notes in its Banking Sector Development Report, represents a 18.5 percent year-on-year growth which is marginally higher than the annual growth of 17.8
Former Finance Minister Seth Terkper has urged government to use part of the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) money from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to pay off the zero-coupon sovereign bond it issued earlier on in the year, as waiting for it to mature will be more expensive to the state. The IMF last month
Ghana’s growth rate has been revised to 4.7 percent by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The revision by the IMF in its October 2021 World Economic Report reflects a 0.1 percentage points upward revision by the Bretton Wood institution from an earlier growth rate projection of 4.6 percent for the country. The IMF’s new growth rate projection is
The size of Ghana’s economy is projected to swell from $62.8 billion in 2020 to $83.2 billion by the end of 2023. According to Fitch Solutions, research arm of credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, the expansion of Ghana’s economy is expected to start this year, with the economy growing by $7.2 billion in monetary terms.
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
A new Afrobarometer report released by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) suggests that Ghanaians endorse taxation and are willing to pay higher taxes to support the country’s development. The report however stated that majority of Ghanaians find it difficult to know what taxes and fees they are supposed to pay and how the government
Total government expenditure for 2021 is projected to reach some GHS 113.75 billion, equivalent to 26.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The increment in public expenditure represents a growth of 13.7 per cent above the outturn of GHS 100 billion recorded in 2020. Meanwhile, total revenue and grants for 2021 is projected to
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.
…as Telecos paid GH¢3.6bn tax in 2020 Total taxes borne, collected and other remittances made to government and allied agencies resulted in total payment of 3.6billion cedis. This contribution forms approximately 8.5% of Ghana’s 2020 tax revenue (Ministry of Finance, 2020 budget statement). This was revealed at the 18th Knowledge Forum organized by Ghana Chamber