Kenya could register a small primary surplus in 2023-2024, the first in two decades, buoyed by an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Bank. The primary deficit, which excludes interest payments, could come in at 4.6% of gross domestic product in the fiscal year through June, and swing to a 0.3%
Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has said, policy distortions to the country’s second-biggest tax handle – the Value Added Tax (VAT) – is impeding its ability to generate the needed revenue for government. Making the assertion at the second edition of the PFM Tax Africa Network Dialogue Series, the former Minister for Finance noted
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.
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
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.
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In 2020 the Nigerian economy shrank by 1.8%, its deepest decline since 1983. The COVID-19 crisis drove the economic slowdown; the external context was marked by capital outflows, intensified risk aversion, low oil prices and shrinking foreign remittances. Published by the World Bank, the Nigeria Development Update Resilience through Reforms states that reforms implemented by the Nigerian government
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
The global economy is projected to grow at 6 percent this year, moderating to 4.4 percent in 2022 after a contraction of –3.3 percent in 2020 The revised 6 percent growth projection follows an earlier growth projection of 5.5 percent by the IMF. According to the IMF, the contraction of the global economy for 2020
Cryptocurrencies have been tipped to revolutionalize remittances to developing countries as they promise lower service fees than cash transfers. Experts at Trust Payments hold that apart from lower fees, cryptocurrencies, as a means of money transfers across borders, has other advantages over cash. The advantages include the fact that cryptocurrencies are decentralize money, provide better