Republic of Ghana
Capital: Accra HDI: 0.579 (140th)
GDP (PPP): $121.07 Billion
Currency: Ghana Cedi
Population: 27 million
Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century.
In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonization. Ghana’s economy is one of the strongest and most diversified in Africa, following a quarter century of relative stability and good governance. Ghana’s growing economic prosperity and democratic political system has made it a regional power in West Africa. It is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Group of 24 (G24).
Ghana Economy 2016, CIA World Factbook
Ghana’s economy has been strengthened by a quarter century of relatively sound management, a competitive business environment, and sustained reductions in poverty levels.
Ghana – African Economic Outlook
High growth rates over recent years have been accompanied by the build-up of macroeconomic imbalances.
Industry Trends & Business Climate
Doing Business in Ghana
This page summarizes Doing Business 2016 data for Ghana.
Doing Business in Ghana – Ghana Investment Promotion
Ghana’s wealth of resources, democratic political system and dynamic economy, makes it undoubtedly one of Africa’s leading lights.
Establishing a Presence
BUSINESS REGISTRATION IN GHANA
The Sole Proprietor business is the most common for micro and small enterprises in
Starting a Business in Ghana – Doing Business
This site provides a detailed summary of the bureaucratic and legal hurdles faced by entrepreneurs wishing to incorporate and register a new firm in Ghana.
Business Registration and Starting a Business in Ghana
The eight steps to registering a company in Ghana from the World Bank
Ghana – Taxes on personal income
Ghana taxes its resident individuals on income from any employment, business or investment whether or not the source from which the income is derived has ceased. Foreign sourced income of residents is also taxable.
Ghana Sales Tax Rate | VAT 2014-2016
The Sales Tax Rate in Ghana stands at 15 percent.
Ghana Sales Tax Rate | VAT Forecast 2016-2020
Sales Tax Rate in Ghana is expected to be 15.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Ghana Sales Tax Rate | VAT is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.
Ghana Corporate Tax Rate | 2004-2016
The Corporate Tax Rate in Ghana stands at 25 percent. Corporate Tax Rate in Ghana averaged 26.04 percent from 2004 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 32.50 percent in 2004 and a record low of 25 percent in 2006. Corporate Tax Rate in Ghana is reported by the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Ghana Corporate – Taxes
The general CIT rate is 25%. Mining and upstream petroleum companies pay CIT at a rate of 35%, while companies principally engaged in the hotel industry pays a reduced rate of 22%.
Ghana Personal Income Tax Rate | 2006-2016
The Personal Income Tax Rate in Ghana stands at 25 percent.
Passports and Visas – Ghana Tourism Authority
Visa requirements from the Ghana tourism authority
102 tips on getting to and getting around Ghana from real travelers and locals.
Transport in Ghana – Wikipedia
Transport in Ghana is accomplished by road, rail, air and water. Ghana’s transportation and communications networks are centered in the southern regions
Telecommunications in Ghana – Wikipedia
Telecommunications in Ghana include radio, television, fixed and mobile telephones, and the Internet. Telecommunications is the main economic sector of Ghana
Home – Ghana Telecom
Ghana Telecom is a leading provider of VoIP over broadband Internet, VSAT satellite and Fibre for enterprise customers across the country
Mywage.org/Ghana – Unemployment
Ghana: Ghanaian Labour Law requires that contract of employment should be provided in writing for workers employed for six months or longer periods.
Labor Market Regulation in Ghana
This site provides a detailed summary of some of the labor regulations that would apply to local entrepreneurs wishing to hire workers, organize working schedules, improve job quality for workers, or make workers redundant for economic reasons in Ghana.
All about Labour Laws in Ghana
Legal Advice on Labour Laws in Ghana. Find out more about Benefits, Social Security, Discrimination, Maternity, Wages and more
Cost of Living in Ghana. Prices
Average prices of more than 40 products and services in Ghana. Prices of restaurants, food, transportation, utilities and housing are included.
Cost of Living in Ghana | Expat Arrivals
The cost of living in Ghana is higher than expats may expect. Ghana’s capital city, Accra ranked as the 67th most expensive city to live in out of the 207 cities
Ghana – Language, Culture, Customs and Etiquette
Guide to Ghana and Ghanaian culture, society, language, etiquette, customs, manners and protocol.
Ghana Etiquette | Dress Code, Behavior, Tipping
Dos and Don’ts of business etiquette in Ghana
Ghana Weather, Climate and Geography
Ghana climate guide, regional weather guide and geography information. Best times to visit and required clothing info for travelling to Ghana
Weather in Ghana – Lonely Planet
A guide to seasonal weather and a current 10 day forecast
Travel Safety in Ghana, Africa | USA Today
Visitors to Ghana are at risk of crimes such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, especially in busy tourist areas such as the beaches, markets, parks and attractions, notes the State Department, and more violent crimes against tourists, such as armed robbery, are on the rise.
Education in Ghana – Embassy of the United States
A summary of the education system in Ghana from the US embassy
Education in Ghana
At the time of independence in 1957, Ghana had only one university and a handful of secondary and primary schools. In the past decade, Ghana’s spending on education has been between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of its annual budget
Public Holidays in Ghana in 2016
Comprehensive list of National Public Holidays that are celebrated in Ghana during 2016 with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays
Public Holidays in Ghana – World Travel Guide
Full list of Ghana public and bank holidays. Many shops, banks and other services close during public holidays
Demographics of Ghana
The Demography of Ghana describes the condition and overview of Ghana’s population.Demographic topics include basic education, health, and population statistics
Ghana Population – Demographics
Population statistics from the CIA
Safety in Ghana | Expat Arrivals
Information on how safe expats are in Ghana, safety for women and tips on increasing personal safety and home security in Ghana.
Ghana Customs Regulations
Ghana Customs regulations and procedures for importing and exporting goods at border.
Export.gov – Ghana
Information for US companies interested to export products to Ghana
Ghana Trade Agreement
Information on various bilateral trade agreements
WTO | Ghana – Member information
This site provides key information on Ghana’s participation in the WTO. Ghana has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 17 October 1957.
Housing and Rentals
Accommodation in Ghana | Expat Arrivals
A guide to accommodation in Ghana. Information includes guides to renting, leasing, buying and researching property, houses and apartments in Ghana.
Ghana Housing & Rentals
Finding a nice place to live in Ghana can be difficult. Getting goodaccommodation at the right price can be hard, especially in large cities.
Ghana Tourism: Best of Ghana – TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor has 22,862 reviews of Ghana Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Ghana resource.
Ghana Travel Guide
A guide to the best destinations and attreactions in Ghana