Government is reported to have surpassed its revenue mobilization target for the first quarter of 2021 by more than Ghs 3 billion. The revenue mobilization performance posited by government for Q1 2021, according to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) is higher than pre-pandemic mobilised revenues. Speaking in a media interaction, Head of Research at the
Public sector workers looking forward to a huge wage increment will not get it because the Finance Ministry says there is simply no money to meet such demands. And indeed this situation is likely to persist until 2024 as the Technical Adviser at the Ministry Dr Samuel Nii Noi Ashong called on the country to
Tax consultant and Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana (UG), Dr Abdallah Ali-Nakyea, has decried the inconsistencies in government’s implementation of tax policies. According to him, inconsistencies in implementation of tax policies affect the overall revenue generation ability of tax handles. To drive home his point, Dr Ali-Nakyea made reference to the many amendments made
The Ghana Association of Bankers wants government to find other ways of addressing the high fiscal deficit, rather than targeting the banking sector with new tax introduction. “As an industry, we believe that if we [the banking industry] have this huge fiscal deficit, we must have a plan to address it.” “We believe we have
Efforts to close loopholes exploited by multinational corporations (MNCs) to reduce their tax bills came to a head on June 4-5. At a meeting in London, G7 finance ministers agreed to commit to a global minimum tax of at least 15% on a country-by-country basis. Efforts to close loopholes exploited by multinational corporations (MNCs) to reduce
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India, Nigeria’s largest destination for oil exports, has suffered a drop in oil imports by 7% to 3.9 million barrels per day (BPD), paving the way for lower government revenues for the next couple of months. This is because the country represents 16.79% of Nigeria’s total revenue generated from exports in the first quarter of
The Nigerian federal government spent a total of N1.8 trillion on debt servicing in the first five months of the year, representing about 98% of the total revenue generated in the same period. This is according to the budget implementation report presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
Last week, the latest Fiscal Monitor report from the International Monetary Fund, dated April 2021, generated headlines across Ghana for one reason – it put Ghana’s fiscal deficit for 2020 at 16.0 percent which is considerably higher than the 11.7 percent claimed by the Government of Ghana. Last week, the latest Fiscal Monitor report from
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