Ghana Industry

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Ghana’s retail sector has grown significantly in recent years, attracting a swathe of international retail chains and brands. This is thanks to a growing middle class, a largely young and urban population and a relatively underdeveloped formal retail market.

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Ghana 2017

Ghana’s retail sector has grown significantly in recent years, attracting a swathe of international retail chains and brands. This is thanks to a growing middle class, a largely young and urban population and a relatively underdeveloped formal retail market. With recent changing economic conditions, including high inflation and interest rates, limited and irregular power supplies, currency...

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Ghana 2017

With prices on stronger ground in global markets, mining companies are starting to display renewed interest in gold projects. In Ghana this precious metal represents more than 80% of mining activities, and an uptick in gold prices has led to a flurry of activity, with companies signing agreements, initiating production and seeking land for exploration. While a raft of fiscal changes aimed at...

The Ghanaian economy is well positioned to accelerate growth, with several key factors likely to encourage expansion in the coming years.

A reform package geared towards improving regulation of Ghana’s mining operations aims to unlock new investment and boost government receipts.

 

Access to electricity supplies remains the biggest concern for industries in Ghana, according to those involved in the sector. “The major concern is energy supply. The impact of power outages is huge for businesses, and the inconsistencies in the load management schedule makes planning very difficult,” John Defor, a policy research officer at...

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