Ghana’s planned Eurobond sale will be a key test of appetite for African issuers after a raft of nations sought debt relief, shaking investor confidence. Ghana’s planned Eurobond sale will be a key test of appetite for African issuers after a raft of nations sought debt relief, shaking investor confidence. “Strong demand for Ghana would
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
World Bank President, David Malpass, has said the multilateral institution has put in place processes to serve as safety guardrails against corruption activities in countries that are to be beneficiary of funds meant to strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Accorfing to President Malpass, the World Bank gives enormous attention to prevailing environmental, social
Erstwhile Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has called for the introduction of sunset clause(s) in corrective temporary taxes introduced by government in times of crisis. Mr Terkper, a tax expert, touching on the introduction of taxes by governments as an austerity measure during times of economic crisis, opined that such corrective taxes having served their
Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons has said it has become critical for more public sector borrowing in order to survive as a country. According to him, the country’s fiscal space is currently under enormous fiscal pressure, a situation he believes makes a strong case for the country to borrow in order to survive.
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
Parliament’s Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has taken issue with the practice whereby the Auditor General publishes his audit reports even before the Legislature gets the opportunity to scrutinise them. Though he acknowledges that the practice is backed by law, the Tamale South MP laments that the practice has dire implications on people’s reputation and dignity.
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
Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has said the quality of Ghana’s cocoa is unmatched making China no competition in terms of cocoa exports to the international market. “Ghana’s cocoa in terms of quality is matchless to none globally, hence, the international market’s decision to pay up to 25 percent premium on
First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Dr Maxwel Opoku-Afari, has proposed two short-term strategies to enable government reset Ghana’s economy following its disruption by the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Deputy Governor, disruption in Ghana’s economy on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in a slump in economic activity with GDP growth declining