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
KEY POINTS The South African Reserve Bank said the economy was continuing to rebound from a 2020 recession that saw gross domestic product contract by 7%, its steepest decline for over a century. But it warned the outlook remains highly dependent on the pace of the vaccine rollout and possible resurgence of the virus, suggesting
The mention of mutual funds may befuddle the ordinary investor. Many regard it as esoteric. But mutual funds are a good way to invest as well as diversify one’s investment portfolio. It is an asset class that every investor should know of. This article briefly looks at investing in mutual funds in Ghana. The mention
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), has expressed worry over Ghana’s rising debt stock noting the country has to implement some drastic measures to contain the debt situation. Addressing the issue, Director of the African Department of the IMF, Abebe Amero Selassie, adviced government that it revise some of its debt sustainability programmes. “Our engagement with
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
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.
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
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
Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers Ghana (COPEC), Duncan Amoah, has accused the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) of unilaterally adding some Ghs 0.17 pesewas to the already Parliament approved Ghs 0.30 pesewas tax charge on fuel price as contained in the 2021 budget statement. In statement issued by the Chamber on Friday, April