With the recent hike in petroleum prices in the country, year on year inflation is expected to rise further in the coming month as it would have a severe impact on both food and non food inflation of the Consumer Price Index, (CPI) basket.
The former Executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank, Alex Mould has said, currently the country is practising “cash accounting”, that is, "we pay as we go". This is ok for steady payments but not good for intermittent large payments like EuroBond principal repayments.
Another sign before Covid -19 was that instead deploying policies to support the efforts of the Bank of Ghana to manage the currency, the government usurped the constitutional mandate of the Bank of Ghana to establish exchange rate management committee which could not deliver.
Key ministers in the current Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government are on deliberate spree of deceit to hide the truth about the initiation of the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy).
A finance and energy analyst has assured Ghanaians to lose no sleep as the fallout from the Ukraine invasion will have no immediate effect on prices of our petroleum products. Rather, he advised the managers of the economy and the forex market regulators to put in measures to control the escalating exchange rate as witnessed in the past few weeks.
banks have been directed to delay crediting the salary accounts of 'some government workers' for the month of February.
We now know that a Gulfstream G-550 registered HB-JOE and operated by Premium Jet AG based in Belgium was the executive aircraft chartered to bring in Hon. Adwoa Safo for her vote on the obnoxious E-Levy.
Civil Society Organisations and some journalists have been trained on how to deepen efforts on educating the public and unearthing ‘dubious-minded’ business owners on Beneficial Ownership Transparency (BOT).