Tag: University of Cape Coast

Ghana’s real GDP contracts by 3.2% in Q2, the first in 37 years

Data from Ghana Statistical Service shows a 3.2 per cent contraction in real GDP for the second quarter, the first in 37 years. John Gatsi, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more on this.

Ghana revises down 2020 GDP growth forecast to 0.9% on COVID-19 crisis

Ghana Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says its GDP growth forecast for the year has been revised to 0.9 per cent from the 6.8 per cent earlier projected. While presenting the Mid-year budget review to the parliament, Ofori Atta also sought the approval of a supplementary worth 11.9 billion cedis. Joining CNBC Africa to highlight the takeaways from the mid-year budget review is John Gatsi, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast.

How Ghana plans to help its COVID-19 hit industries stay open

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo says the country has reached an agreement with the Bank of Ghana and other commercial banks in the country to raise three billion cedis to support specific industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. John Gatsi, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast joins CNBC Africa to assess the palliatives rolled by the Ghanaian government so far.

Ghana proposes 21% budget increase for 2020

Ghanaian government has announced an 85.9 billion cedi appropriation bill for the 2020 fiscal year. The country’s Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, disclosed the details in a presentation before the Parliament. John Gatsi, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) joins CNBC Africa from Accra to unpack the budget and discuss other stories making the rounds in Ghana.

IMF projects Ghana’s economy to grow 7.5% in 2019

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects Ghana's economy to grow by 7.5 this year and drop to 5.6 per cent by 2020. Dean of School of Business at University of Cape Coast, John Gatsi joins CNBC Africa to discuss IMF's projections for the country.

Ghana’s June inflation drops to 9.1%

Ghana’s June headline inflation came in at 9.1 per cent, compared to the 9.4 per cent recorded in May. John Gatsi, Head of Finance Department at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) joins CNBC Africa for more.

Ghana hikes water, electricity tariffs

Starting from the first of July, Ghanaians will be paying 8.01 per cent higher for water according to the new tariffs permitted by Ghana’s Public Utility Regulatory Commission. While electricity tariffs were also raised by just over 11 per cent.

Ghana announces new measures to create conducive business environment

Ghana is looking to attract foreign capital by improving its business environment with the announcement of 10 new measures. Meanwhile, the country is seeking a $750 million U.S dollar bridge loan from Stanchart and Standard bank. John Gatsi, Head; Finance Department at the University of Cape Coast joins CNBC Africa to discuss Ghana’s funding strategy as it prepares to exit the IMF programme.
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