Professor of economics at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey has stated that the establishment of the National Development Bank will have no positive impact on the growth of the economy if government fails to apply proper business management in its operations. The establishment of the bank which has
Former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has once again bemoaned the country’s debt collection methods as well as its revenue performance in recent years. This, according to him, can partly be blamed on non-response to the rebasing of the country’s GDP. He made these assertions in a post-budget dialogue organized by Citi TV and the University
The Ghana Association of Bankers wants government to find other ways of addressing the high fiscal deficit, rather than targeting the banking sector with new tax introduction. “As an industry, we believe that if we [the banking industry] have this huge fiscal deficit, we must have a plan to address it.” “We believe we have
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.
Last week, the latest Fiscal Monitor report from the International Monetary Fund, dated April 2021, generated headlines across Ghana for one reason – it put Ghana’s fiscal deficit for 2020 at 16.0 percent which is considerably higher than the 11.7 percent claimed by the Government of Ghana. Last week, the latest Fiscal Monitor report from
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
Statutory tax collection body, the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), as part of its strategies to enforce tax compliance, introduced the voluntary whistleblower reward. The voluntary whistleblower reward strategy was to encourage people report persons and businesses evading tax payments. Speaking on the progress of the strategy on PM Express, Commissioner-General of the GRA, Reverend Ammishaddai Owusu-Amoah,
The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) says Ghanaians will have to deal with the intermittent supply of power until September this year when it will complete its system upgrade. GRIDCo had earlier indicated that it was working on a system upgrade to improve service delivery and had announced that it will come with some intermittent power
Erstwhile Minister for Finance, Seth Terkper, has noted that Ghana is likely to default on the servicing of its debts given its swelling debts and stagnant revenues. Ghana’s debt stock as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to increase in the medium term. According to
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.