Africa’s towns and cities’ growth rate has outpaced the activities of the local authorities regarding management, infrastructure and financing. This has made majority of African towns and cities to face governance crisis.
More than 15,000 direct and indirect jobs are currently being affected negatively due to the failure of Ghana and UK to sign a post Brexit trade agreement that allows Ghanaian fruit producers’ tariff free access to the UK market as exists under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Nigeria’s central bank ordered deposit-taking banks and other financial institutions to immediately close accounts transacting in or operating cryptocurrency exchanges, saying such deals are “prohibited.”
Energy Quest, the TV/web magazine talk show series first episode was aired last Sunday, 31st January 2021. This first episode dubbed “Petroleum Price Deregulation”, focused on Ghana’s journey so far since the implementation of the Deregulation Policy in June 2015. Has it been beneficial or detrimental?
The role of a Minister for Finance requires someone with an appreciation of economics as well as the practical understanding of how an economy works, a deep understanding of financial markets and public finance; and for a developing country like Ghana, someone with market credibility at both the domestic and international levels. These create the respect and trust necessary for the Minister to work with relevant stakeholders on Ghana’s development agenda. One must also be mindful of the fact that a Finance Minister must be able to protect the public purse against pressures that come with profligate spending, sometimes even to the annoyance of his own government.
IT Consortium, a FinTech company in Ghana, has launched RemitPlus, a product designed to give Ghanaians access to value added financial services such as pensions contributions whenever they receive international remittances.
Nana Kobina Nketsia V, the Omanhen of Essikado Traditional Area, a Pan-Africanist, a Nationalist, an accomplished writer on African Culture and author of the highly acclaimed book on 'Governance and Leadership', has been appointed the Chief Patron of the Ghana Chamber of Events Management (GCEM).
The Registrar-General’s Department (RGD) has given all existing businesses up to June 30, this year to provide information on the actual owners of the establishments, also known as beneficial owners (BO).
The Ministry of Finance has released about GH¢1.2 billion as part payment for COVID-19 relief covering the free electricity and water supplied to Ghanaians to help them comply with the safety protocols.
After decades of thoughts and years of postponement, finally the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, affording all African countries, except Eritrea, to trade under a single market.
An end-line survey data released by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has identified that citizens’ awareness and knowledge of where to report cases of corruption played important roles in minimising corruption.
The public debt stock peaked in December last year after increased debt accumulation to plug revenue shortfalls and finance a larger fiscal deficit expanded the amount that the country owes to domestic and external creditors.