Business associations in Ghana"s economic and political transition
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Published by Center for Democracy and Development in Accra, Ghana .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

StatementElizabeth Hart and E. Gyimah-Boadi.
SeriesCritical perspectives ;, no. 3., Critical perspectives (Center for Democracy and Development (Ghana)) ;, no. 3.
ContributionsGyimah-Boadi, Emmanuel.
LC ClassificationsHD2429.G4 H37 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. ;
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6814511M
ISBN 109988796943
LC Control Number00284186

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Prof. Ninsin was Head/Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Ghana, (for 3 terms from the s to ). He was a visiting scholar at several universities in the US and UK, and has authored several works on Ghanaian and African politics. He served as a member of Ghana's Consultative Assembly (). namics of political changes in Africa (Bratton and Van de Walle, ). I proceed on the assumption that while factors such as ethnicity, regional-ism and personal ambition play a part in regime changes in Ghana, political transitions were determined largely by the prevailing economic conditions. Ghana - Ghana - Economy: The economy is a mixture of private and public enterprise. About three-fifths of the GDP is derived from the services sector, agriculture contributes almost one-fifth, and industry about one-fourth. Before independence the government’s role was confined mainly to the provision of such basic utilities as water, electricity, railways, roads, and postal services.   Ghana is officially known as the Republic of Ghana, is one of the most important countries in West Africa. Ghana is located near the Golf of Guinee and the Atlantic Ocean, and it is spread on a surface of , km² with a population of almost 28 million people, Ghana is dependent on a lot of imports and exports.

Ghana had highly educated human resources to move ahead - 44 years after the independence - to becoming one of the economic driving force of West Africa. Particularly now that Ivory Coast is in deep political and social turmoil since Septem The fragility of the economic and political transition underway in Ghana in the mids was evident from events in the spring of On March 1, the government introduced a new value-added tax to replace the national sales tax. Ghana has not kept pace with economic growth. Between and , the total number of people employed increased from million to million (see T able. Ghana: Transition to Democracy (Bellagio Studies in Publishing, 5, 5) Kwame Boafo-Arthur Ghana: One Decade of the Liberal State, First Edition (Africa in the New Millennium).

Macroeconomic performance and outlook Ghana’s economy continued to expand in , with real GDP growth estimated at %. High growth momentum since has consistently placed Ghana among Africa’s 10 fastest-growing economies. Improvements in the macroeconomic environment were accompanied by expansion in domestic demand due to increased private consumption. Political Leadership in Ghana: to Kwasi Dartey-Baah Department of Organization and Human Resource Management, Unive rsity of Ghana Business School (UGBS).   Unlocking Africa’s Business Potential examines business opportunities in the eight sectors with the highest potential returns on private investment—the same sectors that will foster economic. Ghana’s economic freedom score is , making its economy the th freest in the Index. Its overall score has increased by point, helped by a higher fiscal health score.