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Chapter | Tax from The Report: Ghana 2018

In conjunction with Deloitte Ghana, this chapter contains an introduction to Ghana’s taxation system, including a breakdown of rates imposed on corporate income, regulations governing capital gains and double taxation, and a list of goods and services exempted from value-added tax. This chapter contains a viewpoint from Charles Larbi-Odam, Country Executive, Deloitte Ghana.

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Ghana 2018

Facing a growing population and an urban middle class underserved by health care providers, the government has made considerable strides in a number of important areas, including the expansion of primary care coverage. Expanded infrastructure, increased numbers of health care professionals, and a renewed emphasis on sanitation and prevention should help improve health indicators. Furthermore, economic development is increasing demand for health care services, from both public and private providers. With a young and growing population, an expanding job market in a dynamic economy, and funding and support from a range of sources, the education sector is witnessing rapid growth. The system features a mix of public and private institutions, and the past decade has established a solid base of schooling for the vast majority of citizens. This chapter contains interviews with Dr Elikem Tamaklo, Managing Director, Nyaho Medical Centre; and Amardeep Singh Hari, CEO, IPMC.

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Ghana 2018

Ghana’s new administration is looking to further capitalise on tourism as a source of foreign exchange. The 2017 budget set specific goals for the sector, including ensuring sustainable tourism development, increasing participation in international conferences and developing standards for new tourism enterprises. With a number of promotion initiatives under way, the sector is making a dedicated push to turn the country into a leisure tourism destination. At the same time, ongoing projects, including airports and road upgrades, are expected to generate a further boost. This chapter contains an interview with Akwasi Agyeman, CEO, Ghana Tourism Authority.

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Ghana 2018

Ghana’s slowdown had a noticeable impact on the construction sector. However, its prospects appear to be brightening, with sizeable capital allocations in the government’s budget and growth of 3.7% targeted for the industry in 2017. New government initiatives and increased oil revenues are hoped to bring further opportunities for infrastructure and real estate projects, with a range of factory, roadway, airport and railway initiatives in the pipeline. Since 2007 Ghana’s real estate market has followed a cyclical trajectory, booming when headline growth is strong, but slowing in recent years in line with the commodity price drop in 2014. However, the country is expected to see increased activity in the property market in the medium term, following government efforts to boost the sector and the abolition of the 5% value-added tax on all real estate sales in 2017. The chapter contains an interview with Karim Ibrahim, Managing Director, Dream Realty.

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Ghana 2018

With the urbanisation rate and the vehicle-to-population ratio increasing steadily, and exports on the rise, there is growing pressure on transport infrastructure in Ghana. These are indicators of increased economic opportunity, but they also contribute to congestion on the roads, at ports and in the air. The overall growth of the past decade has challenged the sector to keep pace, and facilitate rapid transit of both people and commodities. In response, the government has been increasing focus on transport infrastructure, with a particular push for airport and port development. This chapter contains an interview with Mohamed Samara, CEO, Meridian Port Services.

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Ghana 2018

Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa to liberalise and deregulate its telecoms industry. The sector is well established, and has a high penetration rate in voice and data services, bringing a range of content to consumers and posting steady growth. Both private operators and public bodies are pushing forward on geographic coverage and network expansion, while service improvement has been a particular focus of the government in recent years. IT has become a crucial component of economic growth in Ghana over the last decade. The country offers a stable environment for innovation, and the development of IT products and applications, thanks in part to a welcoming regulatory framework and rapid uptake of data services. This chapter contains interviews with Nana Osei Afrifa, CEO, Vokacom; and Jørn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO, Meltwater Group.