Cover of The Report: Ghana 2017

The Report: Ghana 2017

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

These include a more stable macroeconomic environment through the fiscal consolidation programme, a more favourable balance of trade buttressed by expanding oil exports and an increasingly sophisticated financial system, as evidenced by a soon-to-be-launched com­modities exchange and increased integration with regional and international securities markets. Risks remain, however. High interest rates, inflation and public debt in the face of stubbornly low levels of private sector lending and insurance penetration will likely remain through 2017. Nonetheless, the govern­ment has demonstrated a commitment to undertak­ing the structural reforms that are necessary to bring down interest rates, stabilise the currency and get Ghana’s fiscal house in order. 

OBG & Ghana