Tax expert and former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has shared his thoughts on some findings made by Pan-African and nonpartisan survey research network, Afrobarometer, in its latest survey on the willingness of Ghanaians to pay taxes to government. According to Afrobarometer in its latest survey, it observed that about 72 percent of Ghanaians are willing
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
Many businesses, large and small, have a huge source of great ideas that can help them improve, innovate, and grow, and yet so many of these companies never think of using this amazing corporate asset. What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people.
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.
Adds detail, quote, shares JOHANNESBURG, June 7 (Reuters) – South African lender FirstRand FSRJ.J on Monday said its second-half earnings would be higher than previously guided citing a quicker-than-expected economic rebound. The bank warned investors in March, when it said its first-half performance had beaten its expectations, not to expect a similar level of absolute earnings in the final six
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
Ghana has recorded the lowest year-on-year inflation since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The inflation rate recorded for the month of April 2021 was 8.5 percent, which is 1.8 percentage points lower than the 10.3 percent recorded in March this year. The figure falls within the medium-term inflation target of 8.0±2 percent. Before the
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
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), will be be making available to Ghana, an additional $1 billion Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) funds to continue its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic when a formal request made by its Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, is granted by the institution’s Board of Governors. Ms Kristalina Georgieva, last week appealed to
The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on Wednesday said that the bank will support the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with $208 billion, as part of its contribution towards stimulating investment in Africa. “We remain highly committed to the success of the AfCFTA. As we look to the African