Vice President of Imani Africa, Bright Simons has said it has become critical for more public sector borrowing in order to survive as a country. According to him, the country’s fiscal space is currently under enormous fiscal pressure, a situation he believes makes a strong case for the country to borrow in order to survive.
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
India, Nigeria’s largest destination for oil exports, has suffered a drop in oil imports by 7% to 3.9 million barrels per day (BPD), paving the way for lower government revenues for the next couple of months. This is because the country represents 16.79% of Nigeria’s total revenue generated from exports in the first quarter of
The exchange rate between the naira the US dollar closed at N411.25/$1 at the Investors and Exporters window, where forex is traded officially. Naira depreciated against the US dollar on Friday, having lost 55 kobo to close at N411.25/$1 compared to N410.7/$1 recorded on Thursday, 1st July 2021. The local currency fell at the official
The Yapei-Kusawgu MP, John Abdulai Jinapor says the Akufo-Addo-led administration’s revenue target is simply unattainable. The former Deputy Energy Minister based his comments on the inability of government to meet any of its revenue targets in the past four years. According to him, government’s projection of adding about ¢20 billion more to Ghana’s current tax
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.
The African Development Bank is set to launch a comprehensive five-year Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA). This was disclosed by AfDB in a statement seen by Nairametrics. According to AfDB, the strategy will serve as the Bank’s operating manual for fostering public sector effectiveness at national and sub-national levels by stimulating structural transformation
Ghana is set to commence the piloting of its electronic currency by September this year. This was disclosed by the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Maxwell Opoku-Afari. According to him, the introduction of the Central Bank’s Digital Currency (CBDC) is crucial as the pandemic has quickened the drive towards a cash-lite economy
The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina on Wednesday said that the bank will support the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with $208 billion, as part of its contribution towards stimulating investment in Africa. “We remain highly committed to the success of the AfCFTA. As we look to the African
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