President of the World Bank Group (WBG), David Malpass, has described as problematic Ghana’s fast rising fiscal deficit. According to him, should Ghana’s fiscal deficit continue on an elevated path, the country would face access problems to market-based finance (capital market) as witnessed in other middle-income countries. “Many of them (middle-income countries) face access problems
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International financial markets have opened a window for African governments to diversify their funding sources from traditional multilateral institutions and foreign aid. For example, they can now borrow through issuing Eurobonds – these are international bonds issued by a country in a foreign currency, usually in US dollars and euros. South Africa was the first
Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Independent Power Producers and Bulk Consumers (CIPDiB), Elikplim Kwablah Apetorgbor, has suggested to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDco) a solution to the incessant power outages witnessed across the Greater Accra Region. Calling on the management of GRIDCo to ensure that power transmission equipment are well upgraded with obsolete
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
he members of the G20 have reached an agreement on a deal that would set a minimum tax rate for major companies, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday. The comments came amid talks between the finance ministers from the world’s largest economies in Venice, Italy. While progress was made, a final agreement on
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Rising energy sector costs if not properly and decisively addressed, would add to and ultimately drive the country’s already unsustainable debt stock. This is according to the IMF’s May 2021 Article IV Consultation paper on Ghana’s economy. “Despite progress in rationalizing power generation, the financial viability of the energy sector affects people’s daily life and
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 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