Tax expert and lecturer at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA), John Amoh, has described as retrogressive, the Value Added Tax (VAT). According to the tax expert, VAT is retrogressive in the sense that it impacts low-income earners and the poor the most, due to the fact low-income earners and the poor spend a
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.
Parliament’s Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, has taken issue with the practice whereby the Auditor General publishes his audit reports even before the Legislature gets the opportunity to scrutinise them. Though he acknowledges that the practice is backed by law, the Tamale South MP laments that the practice has dire implications on people’s reputation and dignity.
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
The Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin is on a collision course with President Akufo-Addo over his decision to slash budget estimates for the Judiciary and the Legislature. Alban Sumana Bagbin during the presentation of the 2021 budget statement last Friday directed the Interim Finance Minister Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu and the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who
Banks in the country going forward are expected to pay 5 per cent of gross profits to government. The new directive contained in the 2021 Budget Statement and presented to Parliament on March 12, by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensa-Bonsu, is to help defray outstanding commitments – locked up funds – in the
Government continues to borrow aggressively on the domestic market to finance its budget, latest figures from the Bank of Ghana has revealed. Though there were more interest in the T-Bills, which could probably crowd out businesses and household consumers from getting access to loans, government also needs money to finance the budget. But interestingly, 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
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
Tax expert with PFM Tax Africa, Seth Terkper, has opined that based on analysis and projections, government is very unlikely to attain its 16.7 percent tax revenue to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target for this year. According to Mr Terkper, excluding the year 2015 when Ghana performed remarkably well in its tax revenue mobilisation achieving