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
In particular, the initial state of the company’s sales and operations planning capabilities limited their ability to account for demand variability or raw material lead times in production and distribution. Improve sales and operations and production planning.
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
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 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) is exploring the launch of a Central Bank Digital Currency. This is according to the Second Deputy Governor of the BoG, Mrs Elsie Awadzi Addo. Speaking at the virtual regional capacity building workshop organized jointly by IMF’s AFRITAC West 2 and Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), Mrs Awadzi Addo
The country’s banking sector holds half of the country’s domestic debt – meaning the financial sector has become more comfortable investing in government instruments than lending to the private sector, a situation that a financial analyst says is a threat to the recovery plan. According to the Bank of Ghana’s statistical bulletin (May) report, out
With the wide-spread use of mobile phone devices, the introduction of Mobile Money (MOMO) in Ghana since 2009 has had quite a significant impact on the Ghanaian economy by reducing unemployment to some extent, developing the payment ecosystem, providing a means of savings for people without access to banks, timely completion of financial transactions, among others. More than a decade down
Cross-border regulation of market competition under AfCFTA critical – UNCTAD says The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said the regulation of cross-border market competition among businesses under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is critical and extremely necessary. According to UNCTAD, it experts the Competition Protocol policy currently being developed by member countries in the AfCFTA
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