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Agyapa Royalties deal: What have Panama Papers and other Leaks taught Ghana?

On the last days before Ghana’s Parliament went on recess the government laid before it for approval some agreements under the Minerals Income Investment Fund (MIIF). Parliament hastily went through those bills, ‘debated’ and approved them on Friday August 14, 2020. Of significance is this agreement by which the government …

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To Ghana government: Delay Agyapa minerals royalty agreement to allow broader consultation

Introduction Ghana’s public space over the past fortnight has been pre-occupied with the debate on the mineral royalties investment agreement – herein called the ‘Agyapa Deal’.  There have been several calls by civil organisations, respected statesmen and ordinary citizens for government to hasten slowly on the ‘Agyapa Deal’. Reasons cited …

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Revisiting Ghana’s financing requirements: The case of Diaspora bonds

Introduction The perennial budget deficit is a common financing challenge that Ghana faces as a result of the annual shortfalls in domestic revenue mobilization. Based on the recent mid-year budget review, the overall fiscal deficit stood at 6.3 per cent of GDP and projected at 11.4 per cent of GDP …

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COVID-19 in Africa: We are all in it together

The COVID-19 pandemic is a major crisis for Africa. To better understand the economic impact, we need to look at the three dimensions of this pandemic. First; is the impact of the disease itself on individuals, families, communities, nations and regions. The second is the economic and social impact of …

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Swiss Embassy celebrates National Day, Anniversary of diplomatic relations with Ghana

The Swiss Mission celebrates with the release of a short movie to highlight the solid partnership of the two states. 1st August is the National Day of Switzerland. Since 1891, Swiss citizens at home and abroad have celebrated the foundation of Switzerland on this date. Remembering the origins of Switzerland …

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Individual bond investments and bond mutual funds: Reality vs illusion

Introduction A bond is a typical fixed income security that offers a fixed or guaranteed rate of return to the investor over a specified period of time. Nevertheless, the risk and return characteristics of individual bond investments vis-a-vis bond mutual funds are not the same. Depending on the peculiar investment …

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Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s inaugural speech: Full text

The Ghana News Agency presents the full text of the inaugural speech of Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the running- mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Former President John Dramani Mahama. “My Boss, His Excellency (HE) John Dramani Mahama, Leader of the NDC and soon to be reinstated as …

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