'Productivity’ has become a buzzword with positive connotations – but what happens when getting things done is taken to an extreme? Reza Jafery has been something of a workaholic since he was in first grade. Whenever he was assigned homework, he’d head straight for the library at the end of...
Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo Nai, has reaffirmed the telecommunications giant’s commitment to supporting Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In her opening address at the maiden edition of the Vodafone Business Runway, she outlined several measures that have been...
Though the COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalisation Enterprises Support (CARES) programme is a very good initiative, the financing model raises questions about its sustainability, hence the phases must be implemented slowly, Director of the Institute of Social, Statistics and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, Professor Peter Quartey, has...
NEW YORK – The robots are no longer coming; they are here. The COVID-19 pandemic is hastening the spread of artificial intelligence (AI), but few have fully considered the short- and long-term consequences. In thinking about AI, it is natural to start from the perspective of welfare economics – productivity...
Welcome to another week of financial learning. I believe we are all well and staying safe in these abnormal COVID-19 times! COVID-19 officially hit the shores on Ghana in the early part of March 2020. Events after the first announcement led to full and partial lockdowns, a ban on the...
Government has made savings of GH¢1.5billion in underdeclared taxes since implementation of the Common Platform (CP) in the telecommunications sector since 2017. “The introduction of the CP has uncovered that, prior to the introduction of the policy, GH¢470million in taxes was lost from potential underdeclarations between 2015 to the first...
 Everything seemed so surreal and unimaginable. It felt like the virus was only in Asia and would be stopped before it reached us here in Africa and Ghana. From Asia, we heard it was in Europe, then America. Before we could even blink, the first few cases emerged in some...
To support businesses come out of the pandemic’s quagmire and hasten the so much needed economic recovery, some reforms aimed at lessening the tax burden on businesses must be implemented, global auditing giant Deloitte has proposed. In its post-Mid-year Budget analysis report, the auditing firm has proposed a raft of...
B&FT yesterday held its fifth in the series of ‘Ghana’s Most Respected CEOs Breakfast Series’ with the theme ‘Bringing the Economy Back to Life: The Role of Banking and Finance’, where the Country Director for Deloitte Ghana, David Kwadwo Owusu, who was a panel speaker noted that with the...
The issue of Cocoa Produce Buying Companies (PBCs) adjusting their scales to cheat cocoa farmers of their due is not only sad but unconscionable. A private broadcasting station’s latest investigative documentary ‘Missing Kilos’ exposed the stealing of cocoa beans by clerks in licenced cocoa buying companies of the country. The...