IMF commends govt for COVID-19 response, stable cedi

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has commended the Ghanaian government for its proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic which mitigated its economic impact but contributed to a record fiscal deficit and increased public debt vulnerabilities. The IMF executive board also noted that the cedi has remained stable against the US dollar within this period. In its 2021 […]

COVID-19 pandemic transforms trade ecosystem for women

When COVID-19 lockdowns started and borders closed in March 2020, Euphrosine saw her sales of avocado oil plummet in Rwanda. So she created an online shop on her company’s website to continue selling her products. The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on livelihoods, businesses and trade in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) have been particularly pronounced. According to[…..]

Why AirtelTigo is exiting Ghana as the government takes over with US$25 million

Following the announcement of AirtelTigo’s departure from the Ghanaian market in October of 2020, The Minister of Communication on behalf of the Government of Ghana has signed an agreement with AirtelTigo through their representatives (Jatina Catharina Uneken-van de Vreede, Martin P Frechette, Timothy Pennington, Eric Nana Nipah, and Vish Ashiagbor), for transfer of ownership of the telecommunications[…..]