Multilateral institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Ghana’s gross financing needs for the year 2020 exceeded 20 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In monetary terms, that amounts to some $13.68 billion. Despite having a financing need of $13.68 billion mostly due to the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, government was able to
The government says it is not under pressure to refinance the country’s maiden bond issued in 2007 “at any price”, hence the decision to pause in pricing a new 2016 Eurobond until market conditions improve. Speaking to the Daily Graphic about developments concerning the ongoing programme to refinance the balance of all or part of
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has released the list of regulated companies approved to operate as electronic money issuers and payment service providers for business transactions in the country. They include five dedicated electronic money issuers and 21 payment service providers. This follows the passage of the Payment Systems and Services Act, 2019 (Act 987)
Growth through innovation/creativity. Rather than be constrained by ideas for new products, services and new markets coming from just a few people, a Thinking Corporation can tap into the employees.
In 2020 the Nigerian economy shrank by 1.8%, its deepest decline since 1983. The COVID-19 crisis drove the economic slowdown; the external context was marked by capital outflows, intensified risk aversion, low oil prices and shrinking foreign remittances. Published by the World Bank, the Nigeria Development Update Resilience through Reforms states that reforms implemented by the Nigerian government
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.
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
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented health, economic, and social crisis. It is threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions, increasing poverty and inequality, and reversing development gains. To move toward a global recovery will require sustained, differentiated, and targeted financial and technical support to governments and the private sector. These were key messages
Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Independent Power Producers and Bulk Consumers (CIPDiB), Elikplim Kwablah Apetorgbor, has suggested to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDco) a solution to the incessant power outages witnessed across the Greater Accra Region. Calling on the management of GRIDCo to ensure that power transmission equipment are well upgraded with obsolete
Kenya could register a small primary surplus in 2023-2024, the first in two decades, buoyed by an economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Bank. The primary deficit, which excludes interest payments, could come in at 4.6% of gross domestic product in the fiscal year through June, and swing to a 0.3%