The growing economic sectors in Ghana are activities related to construction, manufacturing industries, agriculture and the extraction of mineral and hydrocarbon resources. There are large investment areas also in the segment of services.
Production in Ghana can have a huge advantage. There workforce is abundant, flexible, and easy to train and the monthly salary is very competitive. The cost of labour is on average 32cents per hour of work, one of the competitive wages in the African continent.
Warm climate, political stability and low crime rate contribute to the ever increasing quality of life in Ghana, a beautiful nation that is also undergoing a phase of exponential growth from the economic point of view.
As the first Sub Saharan country to obtain independence, Ghana is a stable democratic country that has developed policies in favor of the protection of human rights and the fight against poverty. It has been a member of the United Nations for 60 years (8 March 1957).
Our Consulate wants to encourage Italian business ideas in Ghanaian territory. Therefore it provides a structured support service and coaching in both the design phase and in the start up.
Investing in Ghana can be a very profitable decision because the government does not apply taxes directly on exports and favours the flow of international funds using a tax system that is simple and flexible.
Unlike other African countries, Ghana has never been the scene of conflicts and the peaceful and free atmosphere is the result of a peaceful coexistence between the different ethnic groups. The Christian religion is practiced by more than 70% of the population while traditional religion counts for 5.2% and Islam; 17.6% of the total population. English is the official language used in offices and schools together with nine indigenous languages of which Ga, Dagomba, Akan and Ewe are the most popular.
From the point of view of infrastructure, Ghana is evolving rapidly. The International Airport (Kotoka International Airport) located in Accra is a small jewel of technology; the rail network is expanding and paved roads covering almost 30 percent of the total territory.
The Ghanaian system is open to foreign investors from around the world. The bureaucracy and the related costs, which depend on the type of business, are still contained.
The centre of Ghana is the capital Accra, a contemporary metropolis that has managed to preserve its historical and artistic charm. The second city is Kumasi, also known as the garden city for the many species of plants and flowers that grow spontaneously. Do not miss the Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world.