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Terkper advises govt to focus on homegrown policies

The former Finance Minister Seth Terkper has asked the government to focus on homegrown policies to revive the economy post-Covid or the country may have no choice but to return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Speaking on the Morning Starr on Tuesday, Mr. Terkper added that the government must not project higher growth figures to help it put together a realistic ...

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CeSIS welcomes President’s proposal for an open conversation on Artisanal Mining

The Center for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) ,a Research and Advocacy non-Governmental Organization has welcomed the call from the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for an open conversation on artisanal mining popularly known as ‘galamsey’. The move, according to the CeSIS has the potential to completely turn around the small scale mining sector.   “We hope that ...

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Ivory Coast in dialogue with opposition to quell political unrest; lessons for Ghana?

The Ivory Coast’s government and representatives from the opposition have met for a National Dialogue to discuss ways to end the political unrest that has gripped the West African country for months. Discussions started on Monday in Abidjan and focused on the recommendations of the Economic Community of West African States, which called for reforming the country’s electoral commission before ...

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Illicit financial flows threaten security and stability in Africa

At a time when Africa is mobilizing resources for pandemic recovery and sustainable development, illicit financial flows (IFFs) are robbing the continent of $50 billion annually, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a high-level virtual meeting held under the African Union’s (AU) ‘Silencing the Guns’ initiative.  These “staggering losses” would be enough to bridge nearly 75 per cent of Africa’s ...

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Tackling Climate Change to consolidate gains in Ghana’s Cocoa Sector

In Ghana, Cocoa has historically been a key cash crop and a major source of export and financial earnings. The cocoa industry has played a crucial role in the economic development of the country by contributing significantly to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The Cocoa sector is one of the critical sectors of the Ghanaian economy and source of livelihood ...

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Illicit financial flows cost Africa billions of dollars – Global Tax Justice Network

A new study conducted by a network of NGOs, including the Global Tax Justice Alliance, revealed that Tax evasion costs Africa more than $25 billion a year. As African countries are grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, tax evasion is considered “unacceptable”, as it reduces revenues that could be spent on citizens’ health. Twenty-three billion dollars is the estimated amount that ...

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Ghana, African Development Bank Group sign MOU for 2021 Annual Meetings

Ghana, the host country of the African Development Bank Group’s 2021 Annual Meetings signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the institution on last Friday, marking an important milestone in preparations for the event. The 56th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank and the 47th Annual Meeting of the African Development Fund are scheduled to take place from 24 to ...

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20 business opportunities for Africans considering business in and with China

According to the World Economic Forum, China is expected to have the largest economy in the world by 2030, just 10 years from now. Despite the undeniably negative toll that COVID-19 has had on the global economy, China’s diverse economy remains a huge global hub of profitable business opportunities and potential, especially for foreigners. How can you take advantage of ...

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World Bank approves $250m for Ghana to set up Development Bank

The Executive Board of the World Bank has approved an aid package of 250 million U.S. dollars to help Ghana set up a development bank, said a release on Friday.The establishment of the Development Bank of Ghana (DBG) would increase access to long-term finance to boost job creation for 10,000 enterprises in critical sectors of the economy, it said.Sectors to ...

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Ghana heads for biggest fiscal deficit in history

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is predicting that Ghana’s fiscal deficit will reach 16.4 per cent of GDP this year, the largest in the country’s history. The record deficit projection comes on the back of the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic, which caused a huge shortfall in government’s revenues amidst bigger-than-expected spending in a frantic effort to contain the ...

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