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Ghana

Population: 28.83 mn.
GDP: $47.33 bn.
Debt: $22.02 bn.

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Hey, big spender!

The debt overhang and over-priced projects threaten the government’s social programmes and industrial policy

As Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta rose to his feet in Parliament on 15 November to deliver his 2019 budget statement, he faced scepticism about his arithmetic from the opposition ...

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Mahama wants a replay

The victory of Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in the contest for national chairman at the opposition National Democratic Congress convention in Accra on 18 November could set the stage for fo...


Gas contract claims minister

The sacking of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko on 6 August for supposedly mishandling renegotiations with the Dubai-based Ameri group on a power supply contract has triggered a cris...


Tax and spend dilemmas

The success of government’s education and industry policies depends on widening the tax net and clawing back stolen funds

It all looks so good on the surface. After rebounding last year, Ghana's economy is reckoned to be one of Africa's fastest growing, the cedi has stabilised and inflation is dipping...

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A year to deliver

After tackling inherited economic chaos, the government has to make good on its campaign promises

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo starts the year well ahead of the governing New Patriotic Party in the popularity stakes after a difficult first year in power. That is a func...


Power to the president's elbow

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his ministers talk of economic transformation and a life beyond aid as business grumbles

It was a sea of white linen and handkerchiefs at a thanksgiving service in Accra on 8 December to mark the first anniversary of the 2016 election victory by Ghana's New Patriotic P...


A racing start in spite of the rocky finances

Several hefty economic obstacles will test the government's determination to push ahead with education and health reforms

Harsh financial realities are starting to impinge on the bold programme to modernise the economy, and boost education and health, which swept the new government to power after Dece...

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New order tackles old debts

A month after his election victory, Akufo Addo's new team starts work on a fast-track economic and political reform agenda

The clear victory of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo by over 900,000 votes in the 7 December presidential election triggered a business-like transition, with most new ministers due to ...


Jobs and corruption dominate election agenda

A late surge in campaigning has improved the opposition's chances of victory as the economy stutters

A succession of bad elections this year in Africa – in Uganda, Gabon and Zambia – make the 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana an important political...

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