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 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.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), has expressed worry over Ghana’s rising debt stock noting the country has to implement some drastic measures to contain the debt situation. Addressing the issue, Director of the African Department of the IMF, Abebe Amero Selassie, adviced government that it revise some of its debt sustainability programmes. “Our engagement with
The office of the Auditor General has ordered the Social Security and National Insurance Trust, (SSNIT), to recompute some GHS9.2 million which stand as total penalty charges from nine agent banks for the year ended 2019. In a report by the acting Auditor General, Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu, on the public accounts of Ghana for the
The 2021 African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings, held virtually starting on Wednesday, opened with discussions on African debt management. The pandemic has created huge financing needs for governments, widened budget deficits and driven governments into debt. On Wednesday, the African Development Bank hosted panel discussions on the issue. One knowledge event was titled “From
Many countries are experiencing a combination of high public debt and low interest rates. This was already the case in advanced economies even prior to the pandemic but has become even starker in its aftermath. A growing number of emerging market and developing economies are likewise enjoying a period of negative real rates—the interest rate minus
Former Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has said, policy distortions to the country’s second-biggest tax handle – the Value Added Tax (VAT) – is impeding its ability to generate the needed revenue for government. Making the assertion at the second edition of the PFM Tax Africa Network Dialogue Series, the former Minister for Finance noted
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Ghana’s debt service relative to tax revenues is expected to continue on an elevated path increasing by 20 percent in the medium-term. According to the Bretton Wood institution in its April 2021 Fiscal Monitor Report, despite the country’s debt stabilizing over the medium term, its debt service payments
World Bank President, David Malpass, has said the multilateral institution has put in place processes to serve as safety guardrails against corruption activities in countries that are to be beneficiary of funds meant to strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Accorfing to President Malpass, the World Bank gives enormous attention to prevailing environmental, social
The demographic profiles of countries like Kenya, where a high percentage of people are young, would suggest that it’s swiftly renewing its workforce with fresh talent. But this doesn’t seem to be the case. We conducted a study in a public sector organisation three years ago. We found that the bureau had an ageing workforce.