Friday, October 7, 2022
Coronavirus disease or COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.  It has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with a call on all governments to tackle it with utmost seriousness. Governments across the world have taken and continue to take various public...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, as per Section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), presented the 2020 mid-year budget review and supplementary estimates for the financial year in Parliament on Thursday, July 23. The budget review presentation by Mr. Ofori-Atta touched on key economic indicators such...
The electronic transfer levy, as assented to on the 31st march, 2022, is said to be imposed on electronic transfers to enhance revenue mobilisation by broadening the tax base and provide for related matters. The Act regulating this levy, The Electronic Transfer Levy Act, 2022, Act 1075, spells out its...
“You are a storehouse of amazing stories, untold speeches and applaud-winning presentations” – Samuel Agyeman-Prempeh A number of people struggle to prepare their messages for their talks. In this material, my focus is to guide you into preparing your talks. I would like to remind you of something intriguing about...
…the role of financial industry  In November 2019, the Bank of Ghana launched The Ghana Sustainable Banking Principles and the Sector Guidance Notes. The regulator launched these principles in line with best practices from the globally recognised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) frameworks, such as the IFC Performance Standards, the...
In Ghana, the common form of salads are often a mixture of raw or cooked vegetables served with a dressing, but in this recipe, the main ingredient used is “Couscous” a grain which is often used in the way you would use rice. Couscous Salad is a colourful salad made...
It’s no doubt that funding or financing of businesses has been identified as a top bottleneck for businesses of all sizes, irrespective of location, region, and or industry. This is supported by centuries of surveys conducted to ascertain the challenges that businesses face. All businesses, regardless of size, require cash to...
“If there is character, ugliness becomes beauty: if there is none, beauty becomes ugliness.” – Nigerian proverb  It is February, and somewhere around the middle of this month we will be called to celebrate love, to express what that notion means to us. But how much of a lover are...
By its bare definition, ‘work’ does not embody something exciting or enjoyable, or something that people look forward to doing. How frequently do you deliberate on resigning from your job or perhaps feel that you are not getting paid or appreciated enough for the over-the-top efforts, the late nights,...
“The kinds of errors that cause plane crashes are invariably errors of teamwork and communication.” Malcolm Gladwell  How time flies. Last October, 2017 marked my fourth year of writing articles for The Risk Watch column of the Business and Financial Times newspaper. I will call it a journey of mixed...
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