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Ghana is a member country of The Economic Community of West African States. (ECOWAS) is made up of fifteen member countries that are located in the Western African region. These countries have both cultural and geopolitical ties and shared common economic interest. For more information on Ghana please click on the Find Out More link below.
Ghana in 1957 became the first Sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana has a young age structure, with approximately 57% of the population under the age of 25.
Economic Overview: West African trade and agrarian economy; COVID-19 reversed nearly 4 decades of continuous growth; major diamond, gold, cocoa, and oil exporter; high public debts; financial and energy sector reform programs adding to fiscal pressures; high remittances
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) $164.8 billion (2020 est.)
GDP per capita (Purchasing Power Parity) $5,300 (2020 est.) Industries - mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building, petroleum
Agricultural products - cassava, yams, plantains, maize, oil palm fruit, taro, rice, cocoa, oranges, pineapples Exports $13.84 billion (2017 est.) gold, crude petroleum, cocoa products, manganese, cashews (2019)
Partners: Switzerland 23%, India 17%, China 12%, UAE 8%, South Africa 8% (2019)
Imports $12.65 billion (2017 est.) metal tubing, ships, cars, refined petroleum, rice (2019) partners: China 24%, Nigeria 22%, US 5% (2019)
*Information obtained from CIA.GOV Click on our Country Profile to get a complete downloadable copy of Ghana's World Factbook profile.
In June 2021, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in collaboration with Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President organized it's first edition of the Ghana Diaspora Investment Summit to attract foreign direct investments into the country. The summit was themed: "The New Normal: leveraging diaspora investments to build back better."
The Embassy of Ghana Washington DC Services Provides Passport & Visa information. Follow the link to Embassy of Ghana to determine travel requirement
The US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs provides country-specific travel Information. Additional information is also available on current COVID-19 travel requirements.
Ghana's Tourism Industry offers plenty of opportunities to link-up with local tourist guides. Check out our featured business.
IMAHKÜS Njinga Okofu Ababio is the CEO and owner of the beautiful Health Resort, Restaurant and Wellness Centre, which also operates a Tour Service, located in the Central Region of Ghana in the historic village of Iture, in Elmina.
Visiting Ghana soon and looking for keepsakes and souvenirs? We invite you to connect with Mr. Albert Boakye of the Sankofa Gallery in Kumasi! Be prepared to receive great customer service and some quality custom-designed finds! Paintings (signed by Alberto), jewelry or African print cloth Men’s and Women’s Dashikis, Dresses, Shea Butter, Black Soap, and Waist beads
Connect with Artist Mr. Alberto (Kofi) Boakye.
Home of the infamous Kente Cloth of Ghana. The Bonwire Kente Cloth process preserves a 400 yr. old weaving tradition. You'll get the opportunity to watch weavers in motion spinning their final products. While there, check out their Kente Cloth Market where you can support their work by purchasing your uniquely designed cloth!
The Boakye Adinkra Workshop is definitely a must see in Ntonso Ghana. Home of the Adinkra cloth-making tradition of the Ashanti. You'll find rows upon rows of Adinkra symbol-stamped cloth and a chance to meet the people behind such wonderful art! While there, you will have an opportunity to make your own personalized Adinkra-symbol cloths and meet a young man by the name of Enoch. For more information contact Mr. Peter Boakye at +233244187597 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghana's Ministry of Works and Housing has several initiatives for building more Affordable Housing. As referenced from it's official government website, "The Ministry envisions a, Robust and Sustainable Development of Public Works and Housing infrastructure. The Mission of the Ministry, exists to formulate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of policies, plans and programmes for the sustainable management of public landed properties, drainage and coastal protection works, operational hydrology as well as safe, secure, decent and affordable housing using technical expertise and innovative methods for all people living in the country." To learn more, click on the link below and download the GHANA MINISTRY OF WORKS AND HOUSING 2018 STATISTICAL REPORT
As referenced from it's official government website, Ghana's Ministry of Tourism functions, "to
Tourism in Ghana has provided opportunities for the Diaspora to partner with local Ghanaian business Tourism industry. Find out more about what the Ministry of Tourism is doing and the initiatives currently underway by clicking the link below.
As referenced from it's official government website, Ghana's Ministry of Sanitation & Water Resources has envisioned, "Sustainable water and environmental sanitation for all”. The Mission of the ministry is, to formulate and implement policies, plans and programmes for the sustainable management of the nation’s water resources, the provision of safe, adequate and affordable water; provision of environmental sanitation facilities, effective and sustainable management of liquid and solid waste for the well-being of all people living in the country." There are several initiatives underway to address area-specific water and sanitation issues in the country. To find out more about what this ministry is doing click the link below.
As referenced from it's official government website, Ghana's Ministry of Education has envisioned, "building a highly educated and skilled nation where every Ghanaian can achieve their potential. The Ministry of Education exists to ensure quality and accessible education for all. Through the formulation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of policies with motivated staff and appropriate systems, Ghana’s education system will meet the needs of the labor market, improve human development, and increase national integration." Want to learn more? Click on the link below and download the GHANA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 2021 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES PUBLICATION
As referenced from it's official government website, Ghana's Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation envisions, "a convergence of communication technologies to facilitate the promotion of a viable integrated national development process within a global setting. The Ministry's Mission is to, To facilitate the development of a reliable and cost-effective world-class Communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations and accessible by all citizens to enhance the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment." Find out more about what the ICT Initiatives entail by clicking the link below.
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