Government fiscal deficit to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the end of July 2021 was estimated at 6.1%, higher than the budgeted target of about 4.5%. This is compared with 7.4% of GDP during the same period last year. According the Bank of Ghana’s Summary of Economic and Financial Data, Total Revenue and Grants in
The newly constituted board of GOIL Company Limited (GOIL) has said it will prioritise growing the firm’s profit by strengthening proper systems, efficiency while reducing waste. GOIL’s profit after tax in 2020 dropped to GH¢90.03 million down by 14.5 percent compared to the previous year’s GH¢105.5million. But the new board, chaired by Reginald Daniel Laryea,
Social Entrepreneur, Vincent Dzokoto wants the suspension of exploration and production contracts on the Keta Delta Block. According to him, there hasn’t been a sustained effort to forge cooperation between the communities within the Keta constituency and the government about plans to advance the exploration of oil. Swiss African Oil Company and PET Volta Investments
A Former Minister of Finance, Mr Seth Terkper, has bemoaned the increasing number of tax handles imposed on the citizens in recent times. He said the country needed to understand that it could not tax its way out of expenditure overruns that were leading to high deficits, borrowing and debts. He said while taxes were
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
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 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.
With concerns over the rising public debt stock bringing the nation’s poor and porous revenue mobilisation mechanisms under increased scrutiny, calls have intensified for a review and reform of the existing tax regime – particularly policy provisions for tax exemption. One such reform – the introduction of a publicly accessible tax exemption repository, has received
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April 2020, and prospects for recovery are strengthening amid actions to contain new waves of the pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts, according to the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the
Allowing for more exchange rate flexibility can help reduce FX borrowing needs, as well as lower the FX risk premium in domestic interest rates, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has recommended. “Greater exchange rate flexibility, with interventions limited to smoothing sharp fluctuations, can help reduce FX borrowing needs as well as lower the FX risk