Ghana’s public debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) currently stands at 78 percent. The figure presented by the IMF in its May 2021 Article IV Consultations paper is in contrast to the 76.1 percent quoted by government official sources such as the Ministry of Finance
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
President of the World Bank Group, David Malpass, is advocating for interest rate deductions on loans made to poor countries by both private and sovereign creditors. According to him, interest rates of 6 or 7 percent on official bilateral debt of poor countries is simply to high and cannot be justified when compared to that
Government is expecting to realize roughly US$886 million as petroleum revenue for 2021. This was announced by the caretaker Finance Minister and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bosnu during the 2021 budget presentation in Parliament on Friday, March 12, 2021. The amount is made up of royalties of US$201.0 million, Carried and Participating Interest
After a careful study of the trajectory of the current and projected levels of government debts and deficits, the former Finance Minister, Seth E. Terkper has called for a ‘Special Deficit and Debt’ control program to curb or ameliorate what he described as a “looming fiscal crisis.” Readers will recall that just some few days
The Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Ethics and Good Governance at the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Alhaji Seidu Iddrisu Iddisah has called on policy makers in Ghana to enforce the international practice where goods bound for transit must be containerized. The Deputy Commissioner who was speaking on the Eye on Port programme,
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 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) instituted by the Group of Twenty (G20) has been further extended to the end of 2021. The extension of the DSSI initiative was agreed on by the G20, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank at the ongoing IMF/World Bank 2021 Spring Meetings. Welcoming the extension, President
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.
Ghana has lost its status as a Middle-Income Country (MIC). This follows the reclassification of the country as a Low-Income Country (LIC) by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor Report. According to the IMF, it no longer recognises Ghana as a MIC despite achieving the status in 2010. The downgrade