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Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by shachris02: 9:54am On May 30
Just three decades ago, Ghana was in crisis; impoverished and suffering famine, it was on the verge of economic collapse. Fast-forward to the present day, the West African nation has staged a remarkable comeback and is predicted to be the world’s fastest growing economy in 2019.

Long known as one of the world’s largest cocoa producers, Ghana’s growth is now being buoyed by a different commodity: oil. Expanding crude production and rising prices have placed Ghana’s economy at the top of the GDP growth tables. The International Monetary Fund estimates GDP will rise 8.8% this year – double the pace of emerging economies as a whole, and well ahead of world growth.


While Ghana’s prosperity is closely tied to the oil markets, it remains one of the largest exporters of gold in the world, and cocoa is also still a significant product, as the chart below demonstrates.

But it’s not just Ghana’s resources that are driving the economic uptick. Under a stable democracy, government initiatives to formalise the economy and introduce a more favourable taxation structure are starting to bear fruit, the IMF says. Its once floundering manufacturing industry is also being helped through policies aimed at diversifying the economy and preventing an over-reliance on the commodity markets.

But despite its blossoming economy, Ghana’s GDP per capita is roughly half that of emerging and developing economies, according to the IMF. Unemployment is also marginally above the rate for sub-Saharan Africa.

With fellow West African nations Mauritania and Senegal both looking to make good on their own recent oil and gas discoveries, eyes will be on Ghana to convert its oil boom into sustainable growth.

https://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com/ghana-will-grow-faster-than-any-other-economy-this-year-the-imf-says-why/63307/
Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by SLAP44: 9:55am On May 30
Nigeria economy may shrink more than 18% this year, what's the president first reaction to solving the economic woes after being sworn in?

He flew out to Saudi, leaving you all to sort yourselves out grin

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Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by shachris02: 9:58am On May 30
Ghana is growing to be one of the biggest economies in Africa. Ghana that once lived as refugees in Nigeria. Ghana we once castigated and drove out of Nigeria.

Whilst Ghana is heavily growing all round, Nigeria is steadily declining.

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Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by Nobody: 10:16am On May 30
And buhari just flew to Saudi Arabia to attend an "Islamic meeting" when Nigeria is a secular state. Nigeria is doomed

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Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by yanabasee(m): 10:33am On May 30
Ghana should be termed, Giant of Africa..... Already!!

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Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by SLAP44: 10:35am On May 30
yanabasee:
Ghana should be termed, Giant of Africa..... Already!!

I concur

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Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by vengertime: 10:35am On May 30
And APC government is celebrating 2.5 % growth

Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by Shikini: 10:39am On May 30
That's the difference between a University trained President

Vs

An opportunistic secondary school dropout riding on the back of his brainwashed followers

Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by BuhariAdvocate: 10:40am On May 30
Baba deceiving pikin.lol Because Nigeria government shut all door against foreign intruders they are ridicule Nigeria government. I blame Ghana that still allow western world control her economy.

Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by writefreely: 10:47am On May 30
Don't worry Bubu will take us there... If Bubu doesn't, Jagaban will grin If Jagaban doesn't, Okorocha will... If he doesn't then Sariki's fat son will wink

cheesy Nigerians, when will we say enough is enough
Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by shachris02: 10:52am On May 30
BuhariAdvocate:
Baba deceiving pikin.lol Because Nigeria government shut all door against foreign intruders they are ridicule Nigeria government. I blame Ghana that still allow western world control her economy.

sycophancy is a disease!
Re: Ghana's Economy Will Grow By 8.8% In 2019, The Fastest In The World - IMF by uselesscountry: 10:59am On May 30
While Nigeria is pursing yahoo boys

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