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
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has auctioned its own bills or short-term securities worth Ghs 5 million. The short-term security with a maturity period of 56 days was auctioned by the Central Bank on Monday, May 24, 2021. Per the auction results released by the BoG, it is unclear the value of bids made by
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
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.
Public sector workers looking forward to a huge wage increment will not get it because the Finance Ministry says there is simply no money to meet such demands. And indeed this situation is likely to persist until 2024 as the Technical Adviser at the Ministry Dr Samuel Nii Noi Ashong called on the country to
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
Ghana’s planned Eurobond sale will be a key test of appetite for African issuers after a raft of nations sought debt relief, shaking investor confidence. Ghana’s planned Eurobond sale will be a key test of appetite for African issuers after a raft of nations sought debt relief, shaking investor confidence. “Strong demand for Ghana would
After a year of havoc, wreaked on the economy by COVID-19, the government has laid a blueprint of bold policies and programmes to stop the spread of the virus and contain its effects; revert the economy onto the path of transformational growth and ensure prosperity for all Ghanaians. In the country’s first budget since the
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.
Supported by a robust sales force and tight cost controls, Pharm Ltd. experienced sustained double-digit growth over a number of years, only to find that their supply chain struggled to keep pace.