Country Profile
From The Report: Ghana 2022
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With its tropical climate and overall low elevation due to the Volta Basin covering almost half of the country’s land area, Ghana has vast cocoa and gold resources. Its population is diverse, with a total of 75 ethnicities dispersed around the country due to increasing levels of human mobility. Ghana has witnessed robust urbanisation in recent years, with 58% of the population living in cities. It has overcome historical challenges to create a stable political and economic environment. For instance, its capital, Accra, hosts the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat and seeks to become one of Africa’s largest centres for financial services.

This chapter contains interviews with Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana; and Siri Walt, Head of Sub-Saharan Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland.