Ghana Industry

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On December 17, 2018, Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, minister of environment, science, technology and innovation, announced the end of a moratorium on small-scale mining after nearly two years. During this period, the government had developed a comprehensive framework to regularise and monitor the industry. Although the ban gave rise to a degree of...


How would you evaluate the current West African hydrocarbons extraction landscape?


Although the world remains largely dependent upon fossil fuels for power generation, a gradual transition towards renewable sources has been taking place since the 1990s, underpinned by multilateral deals such as the Kyoto Protocol, the Doha Amendment and, more recently, the Paris Agreement. Investment and development in renewable technologies...


The expansion of the oil and gas sector adds momentum to a trend that has seen Ghana move from traditional forms of energy, such as firewood and charcoal, towards energy provided by the national grid. The share of biomass in Ghana’s energy mix declined from 52% of total primary energy supply in 2009 to 37% in 2016. Conversely, Ghana’s grid-...


Ghana is one of the world’s top-10 gold producers and the second largest in Africa. As such, the mining industry is a major economic driving force: it is the biggest single contributor to government revenues and a leading source of export earnings.

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Ghana 2019

Building on years of robust growth in the sector, Ghana has launched a multifaceted programme to increase its industrial capacity and output. This wave of new initiatives is designed to strengthen the investment environment and boost the value-added component of the country’s manufactured exports. In 2017 manufacturing contributed $6.1bn to GDP, some 12% of the total. Moreover, the combination of...

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