Business in Ghana

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): International Trade and Doing Business in Ghana (West Africa). Accra.


  1. Introduction to the Republic of Ghana (West Africa).
  2. Regions of Ghana.
  3. Doing Business in Accra
  4. The Economy of Ghana
  5. Ghanaian Customs:
    - Importing to Ghana.
    - Exporting from Ghana
  6. Business and Investment Opportunities in Ghana
  7. Case Study:
    - Business Opportunities in the agriculture sector
    - Kasapreko Company
  8. Ports of Tema and Takoradi
  9. History of Ghana
  10. Access to the Ghanaian Market
  11. Business Plan for Ghana

Objectives of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in the Republic of Ghana”:

  1. To analyse the Ghanaian economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Ghana
  3. To explore Ghana's trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Ghana's Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Ghanaian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Ghanaian Market


Subject “Doing Business in Ghana” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets, and International Business
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Course: West Africa

Recommendations for Ghanaian Students.

Course learning materials in English or French Ghana Portuguese Ghana Spanish Ghana

  1. Credits of the subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Ghana”: 2 ECTS Credits / 1 AC Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the subject (Doing Business in Ghana):
Doing Business in Ghana

We Trust in Africa

Description Subject Description (Doing Business in Ghana).

The Republic of Ghana:

Ghana: African Frontier Market and second gold producer in Africa.

The centre for foreign direct investment (FDI) in West Africa.

  1. The official language of Ghana: English. 100 local languages
  2. Capital: Accra
  3. Borders of Ghana: Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo
  4. Area: 238,535 square kilometres
  5. The population of Ghana: 27 millions of people
  6. Kofi Annan (former Secretary-General of the United Nations) was born in 1938 in Ghana.
  7. Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo was born in Ghana

Regions of Ghana: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Central Region, Eastern Region, Northern Region, Upper East, Upper West, Volta Region, and Western Region.

The main religions of Ghana:

  1. Christians (63%) - 7 millions of Protestants.
  2. Muslims (20%)

Ghana belongs to the West African Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Logistics: Dakar-Lagos Corridor

Ports of Ghana

The economy of Ghana:

  1. Middle-income country (ODA)
  2. African Frontier market.
  3. Ghanaian GDP: 103 billion dollars
  4. GDP growth: 4,4% (7,9 in 2012) (estimation for 2015: 8%)
  5. Service-oriented sector is the most dynamic (50% of GDP)
  6. Ghanaian petroleum sector. Petroleum reserves: 2.0 billion barrels. 22% of the total value of exports
  7. Ghana is the second gold producer of Africa
  8. Industry: 27% of GDP
  9. Vigorous economic growth (6% over the past six years), mainly due to petrol and petroleum production
  10. Agriculture: 20% of GDP. Crop production: 16% of GDP.
  11. The inflation: 9.9%
  12. Free Zones for exports
  13. FDI: 2 billion dollars
  14. Greater Accra region: 15% of Ghana’s population.
  15. Ashanti region: Cocoa and gold mining industry
  16. Ghanaian currency: Ghana Cedi

Exporting from Ghana:
Exporting from Ghana

Ghana has preferential access to the markets of

  1. West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)
  2. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  3. The European Union: the Cotonou Agreement and the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  4. African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA US)
  5. Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India

Ghana is a member of:

  1. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  2. African Development Bank
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Union (AU)
  5. Africa-South America Summit
  6. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  7. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
  8. World Bank (WB)
  9. Summit Africa-China and Africa-India

Samples - Business in Ghana

Albert Adu Boahen Kwadwo

West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ)

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Common Market (West African Economic and Monetary Union)

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