• Energy

    OBG’s energy analysis looks at all aspects of the industry, including exploration and production, domestic usage and exports plus relationships between the government and IOCs. Where applicable, renewable energy, electricity demand, production, power station construction and local potential for nuclear power are analysed.
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Known as the Gold Coast during British colonial rule, Ghana has been a significant source of the precious metal. In 2017, however, gold mining was overshadowed by news of a major investment agreement intended to develop the country’s substantial bauxite reserves.

 

With mining activities in place for more than 120 years, Ghana is the most explored country in West Africa. Given that its mountains and forests have been well trodden by geologists, it is unsurprising that greenfield investment has been modest in recent years. This is in contrast with the success of Ghana’s neighbouring countries, which are...

 

With a population of 27.4m people growing a rate of 2.3% per year, the provision of reliable electricity and clean water has become a main focus for Ghana. The government has made strides in the past decade, particularly in achieving UN Millennium Development Goals related to increased water access, but ensuring consistent service delivery for...

 

For more than 150 years the mining industry has been one of the key pillars of the Ghanaian economy. While it contributes a modest and – as a result of rising oil, gas and agricultural production – declining proportion of GDP, it remains a major source of government revenue, through taxation and royalty payments, and an indispensable driver of...

 

How would you assess the current state of power generation in the country?

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Ghana 2018

For more than 150 years the mining industry has been one of the key pillars of the Ghanaian economy. While it contributes a modest and – as a result of rising oil, gas and agricultural production – declining proportion of GDP, it remains a major source of government revenue, through taxation and royalty payments, and an indispensable driver of employment and infrastructure development....