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
Tekper dismisses 10.8% fiscal deficit at end-2016; says economy now not better than it was in 2016 Former Finance Minister, Seth Tekper, has dismissed assertions that the fiscal deficit to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at 10.8% in 2016, saying, the past administration actually left a budget deficit of 6.1% or 4.7%, depending on the
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.
Government has witnessed a significant increase in revenue generated from the country’s downstream petroleum sector due to the improved monitoring of in-flows and out-flows at the various oil marketing company depots nationwide. Within a period of ten months, the monitoring service being provided by a private revenue assurance firm; Strategic Mobilization Ghana Limited, SML, raked
The Nigerian federal government spent a total of N1.8 trillion on debt servicing in the first five months of the year, representing about 98% of the total revenue generated in the same period. This is according to the budget implementation report presented by the Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.
PFM Tax Africa views the 2021 mid-year budget review by Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta as inadequate, failing to satisfy the legal requirement and obligations under section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act 2016 (Act 961). We classify the minister’s presentation, not lightly, as virtual non-review. See below our news release on the minister’s presentation
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 has been ranked the 73rd largest economy by the World Bank. The ranking is with respect to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019. According to the World Bank, Ghana’s economy stood at about $67 billion in size in 2019, making it the 8th biggest economy on the African continent. The country’s economy
KEY POINTS The South African Reserve Bank said the economy was continuing to rebound from a 2020 recession that saw gross domestic product contract by 7%, its steepest decline for over a century. But it warned the outlook remains highly dependent on the pace of the vaccine rollout and possible resurgence of the virus, suggesting
Despite pandemic-induced supply chain challenges and construction delays, renewable capacity additions in 2020 expanded by more than 45% from 2019, and broke another record. An exceptional 90% rise in global wind capacity additions led the expansion. Also underpinning this record growth was the 23% expansion of new solar PV installations to almost 135 GW in 2020.