After a year of havoc, wreaked on the economy by COVID-19, the government has laid a blueprint of bold policies and programmes to stop the spread of the virus and contain its effects; revert the economy onto the path of transformational growth and ensure prosperity for all Ghanaians.
The Caretaker Minister for Finance, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu says the government will be introducing a Covid-19 Health Levy of 1% on VAT, Flat Rate Scheme (VFRS), and 1% on National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL).
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is developing a Digital Agricultural Innovation Hub (DAIH) that will aid farmers and other stakeholders in agriculture to easily access the various technologies available.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC), two academics and a section of the public say they expect the government to introduce innovative measures to support private businesses, invest in energy sector infrastructure and increase spending on social protection in the 2021 budget.
One of Ghana’s leading gold exporters, Goldridge Ghana Limited has signed an agreement to provide the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners (GNASSM) and its members logistical support to enable them formalise their operations and increase productivity.
As part of efforts to empower women as Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark International Women’s Day (IWD), Ghanaian women entrepreneurs have called for the empowerment of women in their respective fields.
Agrihouse Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), the United States Department of Agriculture (UNDA) - Ghana Poultry Project (GPP) and the National Farmers and Fishermen Award Winner’s Association of Ghana (NFFAWAG), has launched the third edition of the Livestock, Poultry and Fisheries Trade Show (LiPF) in Accra.
The government of Ghana has commenced processes to raise $5 billion from the international capital markets to support growth-oriented expenditures in its 2021 budget and to conduct liability management of both Eurobonds and Domestic Bonds.