November 24, 2022
‘Ghana Cedi be worst performing foreign money amongst prime Africa currencies’

‘Ghana Cedi be worst performing foreign money amongst prime Africa currencies’
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Businessmen for Ghana say dem dey make losses on dema companies sake of how di cedi make unstable.

De Ghana cedi be de worst-performing foreign money amongst prime currencies for Africa based on Bloomberg.

Out of de 15 prime currencies wey dem research, Ghana dey rank for de backside while Namibian greenback dey rank primary.

South African Rand den Botswana Pula rank second and third respectively.

De Naira ranks quantity 10 amongst de prime performing currencies, with 0.70% depreciation in comparison with de Ghana cedi wey catch 14.2% depreciation

De depreciation of de Ghana cedi double dis week from 7% to 14.2% dis week.

De Ghana cedi which dey commerce at Ghc6.02 to $1 greenback at de starting of January 2022 at the moment dey commerce at Ghc7.22 to $1 greenback.

Two years in the past, de identical cedi make document as de finest performing foreign money in opposition to de US greenback in de world.

So what precisely occur? Ghanaian economist Professor Bokpin clarify give BBC Pidgin.

Why de cedi dey underperform

Doubt about Ghana fiscal sustainability

Professor Bokpin clarify say traders dey lose confidence in de fiscal outlook of de nation.

“Some stage of doubt dey round de fiscal sustainability path wey dem define in de 2022 funds,” he speak.

“Sake of dis, dem go like cowl themselves and exit wana market earlier than tins make worse” de Ghanaian economist add.

Dat be what dey occur for de market proper now.

De central financial institution get some stage of reserves however e no go match be sustainable in de long run.

Regional/World challenges

De latest world tensions between Ukraine and Russia be one other problem on de cedi.

“In de world monetary market, no person dey like uncertainty….some stage of stability, certainty de predictability be useful for de market” Prof Bokpin reveal.

So though bombs den gunfire dey attain Ghana, de panic de conflict dey create make individuals dey sit on dia cash as an alternative of investing sake of de market make unpredictable.

Another excuse why de cedi dey underperform be de lack of sustainability.

“If de efficiency of de cedi no be from structural reforms, den sustainability be subject” Professor Bokpin reveal.

A few years in the past we borrow closely to shore up wanna worldwide reserves, however dis no be one thing govments go match maintain.

How dem go match resolve de cedi depreciation

What central financial institution match do he say dem go enhance de quick time period rate of interest to mop up liquidity from de market.

Sake of de cedi dey depreciate, individuals dey convert dia monies into international foreign money.

Sake of dis, extra strain dey on de {dollars} which dey make de cedi underperform much more.

So if govment enhance enhance de quick time period rates of interest, extra individuals go now begin dey launch dia monies to de central financial institution.

And dem for do dis instantly so say individuals no go interpret de excessive rate of interest as funding as a manner for govment to flee main issues.

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