GHANA AT A GLANCE
Population : 26 Mn
GDP : 117 Bn
Ease of Doing
Business Rank : 70 (2015)
Power Capacity : 3077 MW
Access to Electricity : 74%
(% of Population)
Penetration: 27 Mn
(No. of Sim Card in Operation)
GDP of 117 bn USD, with 50% coming from Services, 28% from Industry and 21.3% from Agriculture
World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking at 70 (2015), better than Kenya (136), Nigeria (170)
Annual infrastructure funding gap of USD 1 bn
Ghana's economy is expected to grow by 6-8% in the near term, with services and manufacturing growing at over 9% and agriculture at 3%.
The thriving services sector employs about 30% of the country's workforce. Transportation & storage, energy & power, hospitality and banking & finance are the rapidly growingsub-segments.
Ghana has created a successful business-enabling environment for inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which averaged USD 3 bn per year from 2009 to 2012.
Investment opportunities are multi-fold, varying from banking & finance to energy, power, transportation and other infrastructure sectors.
The country has clear and extensive regulations in place with an investor friendly regulatory environment. A young economically active population, combined with rapid urbanization, represents rising domestic growth opportunities.
Ghana has received a "High" overall score for Doing Business by the World Bank.