Govt to use COVID-19 cash to set up Dev’t Bank

January 25, 2021 As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the economy and put much pressure on the health system, with many calling for increased spending on health-related expenditure to...

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January 25, 2021 / Comments (0)

Ghana, 47 others benefited from IMF’s US$11.3 billion COVID-19 fund

January 11, 2021 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced about US$91 billion in financing to 80 countries, including US$11.3 billion to 48 low-income countries since the onset of the pandemic in...

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January 11, 2021 / Comments (0)

IMF refutes ‘deceptive’ HIPC reports about Ghana

October 28, 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has refuted claims that Ghana has again been added to the list of Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC). “The HIPC Initiative is essentially closed...

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October 28, 2020 / Comments (0)

Ken Ofori-Atta completes tenure as Chair of World Bank’s Development Committee

October 21, 2020 Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has successfully completed his two-year tenure as the Chairman of the Development Committee of the World Bank and IMF, after chairing his 4th DC...

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October 21, 2020 / Comments (0)

Ken Ofori-Atta writes: Africa deserves more help for COVID-19

October 13, 2020 Ghana confirmed its first two COVID-19 cases on March 12; imports from Norway and Turkey. Africa has since recorded more than 1.5 million cases and counting, though in terms of infections...

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October 13, 2020 / Comments (0)

IMF prescribes new measures to govt

September 23, 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked the government to boldly contain debt service cost and increase revenue collections for the economy to return to the point where debt metrics...

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September 23, 2020 / Comments (0)

IMF reviews Ghana’s growth forecast

September 22, 2020 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has started the process to validate data to enable it to revise upwards its growth forecast for Ghana. This is after it has satisfied itself that the...

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September 22, 2020 / Comments (0)

Govt spends GH¢1.9 million on direct COVID-19 related expenditures – As sanitation, hygiene become priority

August 12, 2020 As at end-June 2020, the government had spent a total of GH¢1,937 million on direct COVID-19 related expenditures, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, said when he presented the...

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AGRA’s COVID-19 Situation Report for July rues continental food insecurity

July 14, 2020 As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in AGRA-focus (1) countries, food insecurity remains a concern as economies suffer, AGRA’s COVID-19 Situation Report Number 5 for July 2020 states....

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Fitch: Sub-Sahara African debt burdens rising faster than elsewhere

July 1, 2020 Government debt burdens across sub-Saharan Africa are rising at a faster pace and to higher levels than elsewhere in emerging markets, heightening the risk of further rating downgrades and...

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