The World Bank is expressing worry that Ghana’s economy has begun to deindustrialize prematurely, according to its latest Ghana Economic Outlook Report. Traditionally, manufacturing is a marker of industrialization, but economic indicators show that the country’s economy may have begun to de-industrialize prematurely. “There are indications that Ghana has begun to deindustrialize prematurely. Traditionally, manufacturing
Ghanaians might soon be paying more for electricity as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is proposing an increment in tariffs. The Company says it needs more funds to support its operational activities, hence the request. The Managing Director of the company, Kwame Agyeman-Budu at a public forum on Thursday, April 8, 2021, said while
The new kids on the oil block—Guyana, Suriname, and Ghana—have no plans to let their newly discovered oil wealth go to waste by joining global decarbonization efforts. They plan to exploit them as best as they can before they become worthless, Reuters has reported, citing statements by government officials made at this week’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
KEY POINTS The South African Reserve Bank said the economy was continuing to rebound from a 2020 recession that saw gross domestic product contract by 7%, its steepest decline for over a century. But it warned the outlook remains highly dependent on the pace of the vaccine rollout and possible resurgence of the virus, suggesting
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
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.
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
The World Bank Group is looking to deepen regional integration on the African Continent with an updated Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy (RICAS) for the continent. The updated RICAS will support greater regional connectivity in the areas of transport, energy and digital infrastructure. It will also promote trade and market integration through trade facilitation in regional economic
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.
Nigeria received a sum of $2.78 billion as foreign inflows in the first half of 2021, representing a 61.1% decline compared to the $7.15 billion received in the corresponding period of 2020. This is contained in the capital importation report, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) for Q1 and Q2 2021. According to the report, foreign direct investments stood