• Ghana


    Ghana has a market-based economy with relatively few policy barriers to trade and investment, in comparison with other countries in the region. It is well-endowed with natural resources – agriculture accounts for nearly one-quarter of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce, mainly small landholders. The services sector accounts for about half of GDP. Gold and cocoa exports are major sources of foreign exchange. Expansion of the country’s oil industry is expected to boost economic growth

    Name Republic of Ghana

    Capital Accra

    Frequency of elections Every four years

    Name of parliament Parliament of Ghana

    Parliament website www.parliament.gh

    Languages Asante, Ewe, Fante, Boron (Brong), Dagomba, Dangme, Dagarte (Dagaba), Akyem, Ga, Akuapem, English

    Area 238 533 km2

    Population 25 758 108 (July 2014 est)

    Imports Capital equipment, refined petroleum, foodstuffs

    Exports Oil, gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds, horticultural products

    Currency Cedi

    Source: CIA World Factbook
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