As the first African country to gain independence from colonial rule in 1957, Ghana is one of the most stable multi-party democracies in the region and one of the fastest-growing economies on the continent. In July 2019 the capital city Accra was selected by the African Union as the host city of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, due in part to Ghana’s long history of pan-African engagement. The country has built up its trading potential with major infrastructural upgrades…
From The Report: Ghana 2020
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In December 2020 Ghanaians will go to the polls to elect a president and members of the National Assembly. The incumbent leader of the ruling New Patriotic Party, President Nana Akufo-Addo, is seeking re-election. He will take on former President John Dramani Mahama, who was elected as the candidate for the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress. The event will be the seventh peaceful general election since the return to full democracy in 1996. As a presidential and unitary republic with a unicameral legislature and independent judiciary, Ghana also recognises the importance of its regions, each of which have their own assemblies and local government units. This chapter also contains viewpoints from President Nana Akufo-Addo; and Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados. In addition, this section includes interviews from Vice-President Mahamudu; and K Y Amoako, President, African Centre for Economic Transformation.