Banks in the country going forward are expected to pay 5 per cent of gross profits to government. The new directive contained in the 2021 Budget Statement and presented to Parliament on March 12, by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensa-Bonsu, is to help defray outstanding commitments – locked up funds – in the
Government has been urged to slow down on excessive borrowing as a precaution to reduce the country’s debt to GDP ratio. According to the International Monetary Fund, Ghana’s debt to GDP ratio is higher than what was actually put out by the government. The nation’s debt to GDP ratio actually ended 2020 at 78% of
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has released the list of regulated companies approved to operate as electronic money issuers and payment service providers for business transactions in the country. They include five dedicated electronic money issuers and 21 payment service providers. This follows the passage of the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987)
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 World Bank Group is looking to deepen regional integration on the African Continent with an updated Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy (RICAS) for the continent. The updated RICAS will support greater regional connectivity in the areas of transport, energy and digital infrastructure. It will also promote trade and market integration through trade facilitation in regional economic
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
Energy think tank, the Institute for Energy Security (IES), has averred that the ongoing impasse between ENI Ghana Exploration and Production Limited – subsidiary of Italian oil major ENI – and Springfield Exploration and Production Limited, could prove costly for Ghana if not settled and allowed to end up in the International Court of Arbitration.
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 Minister designate for Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, has said no wrong was committed in the Agyapa Royalties Transaction. He said the then Special Prosecutor, Mr Martin Amidu, did “a disservice” to Ghana’s democracy by releasing his Corruption Risk Assessment on the Agyapa Transaction without a response from the Ministry of Finance. Responding to questions
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