Today’s Ghana and Its Economy<br />Helsinki 07.09.2011 Kiasma<br />Dr. JS AnnanDeputy Minister of Trade & Industry<br />
Presentation Summary<br />Introduction<br />Historical Links between Ghana and Finland<br />Why Ghana?<br />Economic Outlo...
Introduction<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Introduction<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Historical Links<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Historical Links<br />Christianborg Castle<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Trade Stats- Exports GH-FIN<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Trade Stats- Exports GH-FIN<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Trade Stats- Imports FIN-GH<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Trade Stats- Imports FIN-GH<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
“Africa is starting to be viewed as a viable business and investment destination”<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki...
Why Ghana?<br />People<br />State and Government<br />Independence: March 6, 1957. Previously a British colony<br />Form o...
Why Ghana?<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Why Ghana?<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
“The outlook for Ghana is favorable due to higher commodity export prices and new oil production”<br />Ghana Investment Se...
Economic Outlook<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Value Proposition<br /><ul><li> Economic growth rate steady at 4-7% for past 10 years
Double digit growth rate expected in 2012 due to oil
Gateway to West African market</li></ul>Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
Value Proposition<br /><ul><li> Competitive telecoms sector
Oil producing nation
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  1. 1. Today’s Ghana and Its Economy<br />Helsinki 07.09.2011 Kiasma<br />Dr. JS AnnanDeputy Minister of Trade & Industry<br />
  2. 2. Presentation Summary<br />Introduction<br />Historical Links between Ghana and Finland<br />Why Ghana?<br />Economic Outlook<br />Ghana as a Gateway to Africa<br />Synergies<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  4. 4. Introduction<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  5. 5. Historical Links<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  6. 6. Historical Links<br />Christianborg Castle<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  7. 7. Trade Stats- Exports GH-FIN<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  8. 8. Trade Stats- Exports GH-FIN<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  9. 9. Trade Stats- Imports FIN-GH<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  10. 10. Trade Stats- Imports FIN-GH<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  11. 11. “Africa is starting to be viewed as a viable business and investment destination”<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  12. 12. Why Ghana?<br />People<br />State and Government<br />Independence: March 6, 1957. Previously a British colony<br />Form of government: Constitutional democracy<br />Head of State: President elected every 4 years, two-term maximum. Currently Atta Mills, elected in 2010<br />Population: 23 million<br />Life expectancy: Men 57 years, women 59 years<br />Languages: English (official), Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga<br />International Trade<br />Economy<br />Main exports: gold, cocoa, rice, coffee, cassava, peanuts, shea nuts, bananas, timber, oil (Togo, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, US, France)<br />Main imports: capital equipment, petroleum, food stuffs (UK, Nigeria, US, Germany, Italy, Spain)<br />Agriculturally based economy with growing services sector<br />Key features: Gold, timber, cocoa, oil are major sources of foreign exchange<br />GDP per capita: $1,900 (2000) <br />Currency unit: Cedi<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  13. 13. Why Ghana?<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  14. 14. Why Ghana?<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  15. 15. “The outlook for Ghana is favorable due to higher commodity export prices and new oil production”<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  16. 16. Economic Outlook<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  17. 17. Value Proposition<br /><ul><li> Economic growth rate steady at 4-7% for past 10 years
  18. 18. Double digit growth rate expected in 2012 due to oil
  19. 19. Gateway to West African market</li></ul>Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  20. 20. Value Proposition<br /><ul><li> Competitive telecoms sector
  21. 21. Oil producing nation
  22. 22. Developed banking sector</li></ul>Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  23. 23. Synergies<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  24. 24. Opportunities<br />Ghana Investment Seminar – Helsinki 2011<br />
  25. 25. Q<br />&<br />GHANA AFRICA’S GOLDEN GATEWAY<br />A<br />

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