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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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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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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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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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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Data consolidation ongoing to boost revenue generation – Fin. Minister

June 19, 2020 The Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has said that the country is to put in place systems to consolidate the data of state agencies in the bid to capture all tax payers – both...

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China to exempt some African countries from repaying specific loans – Prez. Xi Jingping hints

June 19, 2020 China’s President, Xi Jingping has announced that China will exempt some African countries from repaying zero-interest rate loans due at the end of 2020, according to Reuters News agency....

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BoG declares no dividend for 2019 despite GH¢1.8bn profit

June 10, 2020 The Bank of Ghana posted a profit of 1.8 billion cedis for 2019. This is about twice the operating loss of 793 million cedis it recorded in 2018. This has largely been attributed to the...

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