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Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

Minority accuses Finance Minister of dodging cost on President’ trips

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The Minority in Parliament has said Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta’s is deliberately buying time to appear in Parliament to answer the cost of President...

COVID-19 poses risk to Zimbabwe’s economic recovery

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The COVID-19 pandemic remains a risk factor to the recovery of Zimbabwe's economy, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Thursday. Despite the better...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana committed to providing equal opportunities for youth – Minister

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Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister for Finance, says the government is committed to instituting policies and programmes that would provide equal opportunities for...
File photo: Ken Ofori-Atta and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at Parliament for the 2018 Mid-Year Budget review

Finance Minister says youth employment remains governments priority

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The Ghanaian government will speed up the implementation of its proposed Jobs and Skills Program to promote skill development and offer job opportunities to...
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghanaian Parliament approves Ofori-Atta as Finance Minister

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Parliament on Monday approved in Accra, by consensus, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the immediate past Minister of Finance, to serve again as Finance Minister. ...
Adu Koranteng

Adu Koranteng: Ghana Must Invest More On Renewable Energy To Secure Future Needs

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A business and Financial Journalist, Kwabena Adu Koranteng, has advised the president, Nana Akufo Addo, to instruct the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta to...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Nineteen SOEs post losses of GHS1.6 billion-Finance Minister

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says 19 out of 28 State Owned Enterprises (SOE’s) have projected to post losses of about GHS 1.6 billion...
Finance Minister Berat Albayrak

Erdogan’s son-in-law resigns as finance minister

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In the midst of Turkey's deepening currency crisis, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's son-in-law unexpectedly announced Sunday that he intended to resign from his post...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Finance Minister presents expenditure on Appropriation to Parliament on Wednesday

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Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta is expected to present to Parliament on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 the Expenditure in Advance of Appropriation from January...
Salva_Kiir

South Sudanese president sacks finance minister

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his finance minister on Wednesday evening, as the oil-producing country's economy struggles amid the global pandemic. The president fired...

Government engages CSOs on Agyapa Royalties Limited agreement

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Government has begun engagements with civil society organizations (CSOs) and other relevant stakeholders over its intentions to activate relevant portions of the Minerals Income...
Cocoa Farmers

Zimbabwe’s land compensation deal to increase agriculture productivity – Finance Minister

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Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube on Monday said the compensation deal signed between the government and former white commercial farmers...
Namibian Dollar

Namibia raises US$37 million from government fishing quota auction

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Namibia has raised close to 628 million Namibian dollars (37 million U.S. dollars) from the auction of 60 percent of its horse mackerel and...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president reprimands finance minister for interfering in Zambia’s internal affairs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has "strongly reprimanded" Finance Minister Tito Mboweni for criticising the removal of Zambia's Central Bank Governor Denny Kalyalya, the Presidency said...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

COVIDNOMICS – Ken Ofori-Atta and the future of Ghana

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An intervening factor has broken the chain of global economic growth contributing to the revision of the GDP growth from 6.8% to 0.9% in...
Wpid Money Growth

Government of Ghana revises growth rate down to 0.9 percent over COVID-19 impact

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The government of Ghana has revised its economic growth rate projections downward to 0.9 percent from the previous 6.8 percent, due to the impact...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

MPR cut down as inflation decreases – Finance Minister

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Mr Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Finance has said the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) was cut by 100 base points in 2019 as inflation...
Parliament

Mid-year review is empty – Ato Forson

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Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, Ranking Member on Parliament's Finance Committee, has described as empty, the Government's Mid-Year Budget Review presented by Finance Minister,...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta

Proactive debt management strategies reduce debt accumulation portfolio

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday said the Government has over the past three years adopted pro-active debt management policies and strategies that helped...
Finance Minister

Ghana “CARES” will bring economy back on track – Finance Minister

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Government is to use a social intervention programme, the “Ghana COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalisation of Enterprises Support” (Ghana-CARES), to bring the economy back...
Mr Ken Ofori Atta

Parliament readies for mid-year budget review

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Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister, will shortly deliver the mid-year budget review and supplementary estimates to Parliament. The Minister...
Nana Addo

Cabinet retreat on COVID-19 begins

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his cabinet have began a three-day retreat to examine the impact and the implications of the Coronavirus...
court

Supreme Court throws out suit against Finance Minister

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the $2.25 billion bond suit against Mr Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Finance, saying it was without merit. ...
Professor Peter Quartey

Lifting of lockdown will save our economy from recession-Prof.Quartey

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The Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Professor Peter Quartey, says President Akufo-Addo's decision to...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

France expects deeper recession as coronavirus lockdown prolonged

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France has further lowered its 2020 economic forecast to a contraction of eight percent, from an earlier prediction of six-percent contraction, and would broaden...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister requests parliamentary approval to access Contingency Fund

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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has requested Parliament to grant the Government approval to access an amount of GHC1.250 billion from the Contingency Fund to...
Greece

Greece plans to tap bond markets for covering financial needs

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Greece is considering to tap the bond markets in the next couple of months to cover its financing needs, Finance Minister Christos Staikouras said...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana projects US$1.6 billion preliminary cost of COVID-19

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In its preliminary impact assessment, Ghana anticipates incurring a total cost of 9.5 billion Ghana cedis (1.64 billion U.S dollars) as a result of...
Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance

Government to utilize US$200 million from stabilization fund

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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that government intends to lower the cap on the Ghana Stabilization Fund (GSF) from the current US$300 million...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta

Finance Minister updates Parliament on impact of coronavirus on economy

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The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, said preliminary analysis by the Ministry shows that the Coronavirus pandemic would impact negatively on the country’s...