Ghana’s construction sector contributed an average of 7.5% to annual GDP between 2013 and 2020, and following the economic slowdown resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the sector looks set to undergo sustained growth in the coming years. Infrastructure development has been an ongoing priority for Ghana’s government, whose approach to advancing the economy has seen it funnel hydrocarbons revenue into infrastructure projects. The leadership’s ability to do this could be impaired in the short…
Construction & Real Estate
From The Report: Ghana 2022
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The construction sector has the potential to drive Ghana’s GDP growth for years to come. Indeed, it contributed an annual average of 7.5% to GDP between 2013 and 2020. However, this could be impaired in the short term due to the pandemic’s negative impacts on already declining global commodity prices. Nonetheless, the country’s political stability and the activation of the African Continental Free Trade Area make construction projects in Ghana an attractive proposition for investors moving forwards. In a similar vein, the country’s real estate sector has also experienced robust growth since 2018, thanks to higher transaction volumes. While sector growth has been facilitated by initiatives to address serious social issues ¬¬such as a lack of accessible housing finance options, the Covid-19 pandemic underscored the need for more reactive government interventions.
This chapter contains interviews with Joseph Aidoo, Executive Director, Devtraco Group; and Kiran Daswani, CEO, The Greens.