The World Bank is expressing worry that Ghana’s economy has begun to deindustrialize prematurely, according to its latest Ghana Economic Outlook Report. Traditionally, manufacturing is a marker of industrialization, but economic indicators show that the country’s economy may have begun to de-industrialize prematurely. “There are indications that Ghana has begun to deindustrialize prematurely. Traditionally, manufacturing
Tax expert and lecturer at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), John Amoh, has described as retrogressive, the Value Added Tax (VAT). According to the tax expert, VAT is retrogressive in the sense that it impacts low-income earners and the poor the most, due to the fact low-income earners and the poor spend a
The World Bank Group is looking to deepen regional integration on the African Continent with an updated Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy (RICAS) for the continent. The updated RICAS will support greater regional connectivity in the areas of transport, energy and digital infrastructure. It will also promote trade and market integration through trade facilitation in regional economic
The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has proposed for the abolishment of the three per cent withholding tax on gold grade. According to a study conducted by the think tank, the implementation of the levy has been unsuccessful. It comes on the heels of a report by the Precious Minerals Marketing Company revealing that
In particular, the initial state of the company’s sales and operations planning capabilities limited their ability to account for demand variability or raw material lead times in production and distribution. Improve sales and operations and production planning.
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
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.
Ghana has on several occasions warnings and alerts from rating agencies and major multilateral institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, and Fitch Ratings over its stagnant revenues and rising debt vulnerabilities. Fitch Ratings for instance, in June, reviewed downwards Ghana’s Long-Term IDR from ‘B’ to ‘B-‘ indicating an increase in the country’s default risk in repayment of its
Effective April 1, 2021, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will convert all National Identification numbers into Tax Identification Numbers (TIN). This forms part of efforts to identify and rope in more eligible taxpayers, especially those in the informal sector and enable organizations to easily share important data with the Authority. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Statutory tax collection body, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), as part of its strategies to enforce tax compliance, introduced the voluntary whistleblower reward. The voluntary whistleblower reward strategy was to encourage people report persons and businesses evading tax payments. Speaking on the progress of the strategy on PM Express, Commissioner-General of the GRA, Reverend Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah,