Deputy Finance Minister-designate John Kumah has conceded that the Energy Sector Levy Act (ESLA) introduced by former Finance Minister Seth Terkper during the Mahama administration, has been helpful to the Akufo-Addo government in clearing a lot of energy sector-related debts. Now known as ESLA PLC, the company’s key objective is to resolve the energy sector
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
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 International Monetary Fund (IMF), will be be making available to Ghana, an additional $1 billion Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) funds to continue its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic when a formal request made by its Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, is granted by the institution’s Board of Governors. Ms Kristalina Georgieva, last week appealed to
Ghana has been ranked the 73rd largest economy by the World Bank. The ranking is with respect to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019. According to the World Bank, Ghana’s economy stood at about $67 billion in size in 2019, making it the 8th biggest economy on the African continent. The country’s economy
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 Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) says Ghanaians will have to deal with the intermittent supply of power until September this year when it will complete its system upgrade. GRIDCo had earlier indicated that it was working on a system upgrade to improve service delivery and had announced that it will come with some intermittent power
Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has made a justification for the sudden rise in the country’s public debt stock as a ratio of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Speaking at a presser on Sunday, May 9, following the massive social media campaign dubbed #FixTheCountry by which the Ghanaian youth are demanding for good roads, quality education,
Global fiscal response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the last twelve (12) months according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has reached $16 trillion. In its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor, the Bretton Wood institution notes that prompt fiscal responses by world governments have strengthened health systems and provided emergency lifelines to households and businesses. Adding
Ghana witnessed a surge in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflows recording an impressive $2.6billion worth of inbound investments for the year 2020. The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre in its Investment report for the 4th quarter of 2020 said the significant FDI recorded was against expectations following the Covid – 19 outbreak but touted government policies