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Ethiopia

Revenue collection increases significantly in Ethiopia – AfDB reveals

Revenue collection in Ethiopia has increased significantly after the government implemented tax reforms to boost resources. These findings were revealed at a workshop hosted...
tax

Namibian companies heed calls for online taxation system

Namibian Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein on Wednesday said the business community in that country has overwhelmingly responded to a new online tax registration...

Africa Investment Forum: nearly 30 projects presented.

Investors and members of Mozambique’s business and financial community have presented nearly 30 development projects for the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the African Development...
Abuga Pele

Former GYEEDA boss appear before court

Mr Abuga Pele, the former National Co-ordinator of the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) has said, the external source of funding...
Bank of Ghana

Gov’t of Ghana agrees to release tier two pension funds

Government has agreed to transfer GHȼ3.1 billion to the custodian accounts of the pension schemes of the labour unions, called the Forum, by December...

Coalition of Muslim Welcomes Gov’t Plans

The Coalition of Muslim Organisations, Ghana (COMOG), says it welcomes government’s plans to partner with Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), to provide skills and entrepreneurial...
Meeting with Mr. Mário Centeno, Minister of Finance and Governor of Portugal for the AfDB and ADF

AfDB New President Calls for Partnerships to Hasten Growth

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has called for more partnerships to accelerate development of the African continent. “Africa is...
NHIS

Gov’t of Ghana Pays Debt Own NHIS

Government has paid GH¢600 million to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), out of its total indebtedness to the scheme, which has improved...
digital

Gov’t Secures Fund To Continue Digital for Inclusion Programme

The Government, through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) would in 2018 vigorously continue with the implementation of the Digital for Inclusion...

Ghana Gov’t To Set Up Art Fund

Government will continue its initiatives to improve the Creative Arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat. It will also...
President Akufo-Addo Promise

Gov’t To Introduce Akufo-Addo Programme for Economic Transformation

Government will introduce the Akufo-Addo Programme for Economic Transformation (AAPET) to accelerate investments in Agriculture, Strategic Infrastructure and Industrialisation. The AAPET according to Mr Ken...
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana Gov’t To Give Special Consideration To Women In Procurement

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, has stated that in order to promote economic opportunities for women, special considerations would be given to...
GDP

Ghana’s Debt To GDP Declines For The First Time Since 2006

Ghana’s debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio has declined from 73 per cent at the end of December 2016 to 68.3 per cent...

Ghana’s 2108 Budget To Energize Private Sector

Ghana’s Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year, on the theme: “Putting Ghana Back to Work,” is set to translate the macroeconomic stability achieved in...
Petroleum hedging

Successive Finance Ministers Violate Petroleum Revenue Management Act

Mr Ken Ofori Atta, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, has been called upon to include a reconciliation report on the management of...

Ghanaians Invited To Celebrate Aliu Mahama

The Aliu Mahama Foundation, on Thursday, launched a programme to mark the Fifth Anniversary of the passing of the Former Vice President, with an...

CAGD Committee Charged To Implement Risks Management Strategies

A-four member Audit Committee for the Controller and Accountant – General’s Department (CAGD) was inaugurated with a call on members to take interest in...
President Nana Akufo-Addo

Developing Countries Asked To Enhance Revenue Through Technology

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged developing countries to leverage technology to enhance revenue administration and to increase voluntary compliance. He said the countries...
Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance

Ghana’s Borrowing Spree …Any Cause for Worry?

Much has been said about Ghana’s aggressive borrowing spree from domestic and international capital markets since 2016, and deservedly so. The decision to raise...
tax

Nigeria to increase tax to GDP to 30 percent

Nigeria hopes to increase tax to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country from six percent to 30 percent, Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun...
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghanaians in Diaspora Assured Of Economic Friendliness

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has assured Ghanaians in Diaspora that the Government was committed to making Ghana the most preferred destination and business-friendly...
payroll

Ghana government expunges nearly 50,000 phantom personnel from its payroll

In a further effort to save Ghana's pubic revenue, the names of 26,589 people suspected to be ghost names (non-existent or phantom workers) on...

Minister of Finance To Read 2017 Budget On Behalf Of Ghana’s President

The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, will, on behalf of the President, present the 2017 Budget Statement and Economic Policy to Parliament on...

Nana Addo Assure Ghanaians Of Better Times

President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo-Addo on Tuesday gave the assurance that Ghanaians would soon enjoy better social, economic and political times ahead, despite the present...
teacher

Ghana Gov’t Committed To Restore Teacher Trainee Allowance

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Tuesday, reiterated his Government’s commitment to restore teacher trainee allowance as part of measures to put teachers at the...
George Blankson, Commissioner- General, Ghana Revenue Authority

Staff Of GRA Praise Outgoing Commissioner-General

Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, a Tax Policy Advisor, is the new Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). He took up the role on Friday...
Finance Minister Seth Terkper

Ghana confident debt service burden to trend down from 2017

Terkper, who was explaining why government needed to adopt new measures of dealing with the debt of the country, said Ghana was faced with...
Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance - Nigeria

Nigeria begins review of revenue generating agencies

Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun disclosed this at a two-day National Revenue Retreat in northwest state of Kano, as part of government's effort to...
GDP

June 8 major South African media outlets

-- The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will be on edge on Wednesday as traders wait to see how bad the first quarter's gross domestic...
Chief Executive Officer of EDAIF, Dr. Barfour Osei. ?

Ghana Export-Import Bank Act Comes Into Force

A statement signed by Dr Barfour Osei, on behalf of the Minister of Finance, informed the general public that, despite the repeal of the...