Ghana by Frank_Calberg

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									Ghana
Political
aspects
   After more than 50 years of colonisation by Britain,
   Ghana achieved independence on 6 March 1957,
   becoming the first African country to free itself from
   a colonial power.




Source: http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/files/file/ghana.pdf
         Democracy around the world




Source: http://www.eiu.com/index.asp?layout=infographics&info_name=infographic_democracy
Source
http://www.watradehub.com/images/stories/downloads/Trade%20Hub%20Reports/9th%20IRTG%20Report.pdf
Source:http://video.mit.edu/watch/entrepreneurship-government-and-development-in-africa-9500/
Economic
 aspects
Agriculture
                                         Ghana                             Switzerland
 Area                                         238,000 km2                           41,000 km2
                                        18% is arable land                   10% is arable land


 Population                                25 million people                 7.65 million people


 Internet users                                     1.3 million                     6.15 million

 Life expectancy                                    61.5 years                           81 years


 GDP per capita                                    USD 3,100                       USD 43,900



Sources:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sz.html
         Agriculture accounts for about 35% of GDP and
         employs about 55% of the work force - mainly
         small landholders.




Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html
       About 50% of the population in Ghana lack
       adequate water supplies.

       70% of all illnesses in Ghana are related to
       waterborne contaminants.




Source: Mahajan, Vijay: Africa Rising, p. 176.
Gold
                                   Silver             Diamonds
              Gold
                                                                          Manganese

Bauxite
                                      Natural                                      Limestone
                                     resources
Rubber                                                                              Cocoa

                                                                                   Fish
         Timber
                                                                         Salt
                          Hydropower                         Oil
Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html
         Gold and cocoa account for 2/3 of exports.




Source
http://media.ft.com/cms/e70a60ce-dee3-11de-adff-00144feab49a.pdf
Top 10 gold producers of the world




Source                                                             Tonnes
http://media.ft.com/cms/e70a60ce-dee3-11de-adff-00144feab49a.pdf
    In 2008, the seven producing Miners in Ghana paid
    $146 million to the state in royalties, taxes and
    dividends, or nearly 7% of $2.1 billion revenues.




Source
http://media.ft.com/cms/e70a60ce-dee3-11de-adff-00144feab49a.pdf
Telecommuniations
  Vodafone
  Purchased 70% of formerly state-owned Ghana Telecom
  in 2008.

  MTN
  Market leader in Ghana as in the rest of Africa with more
  than 50% of mobile customers.

  Bharti Airtel
  Took over mobile operations from Zain in Africa.

  Millicom
  Emerging markets telecoms specialist. Operates as Tigo.

  Globacom
  From Nigeria.

Sources:
http://media.ft.com/cms/e70a60ce-dee3-11de-adff-00144feab49a.pdf
http://www.balancingact-africa.com/news/en/issue-no-263/telecoms/two-of-ghana-s-mobile-operators-set-to-offer-gprs-and-kasapa-launches-
http://www.theghanaianjournal.com/2010/07/05/bharti-airtel-to-pump-200-million-into-zain-operations/
Finance
Access to financial services by households




                                       Ghana

Source: http://www.weforum.org/pdf/AFCR09/AFCR09_full_report.pdf
4 most problematic factors for doing
business in Ghana




Source
http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GCR_Africa_Report_2011.pdf

								
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