Why Ghana?

Ghana is considered to be one of the most developed, stable, peaceful and democratic nations within the African continent. Ghana has seen five free elections along with steady governance rendering growth and development. Its economy is the sixth-largest in Africa by purchasing power parity and nominal GDP and the 7th fastest growing country in the world according to the world bank. Ghana is considered the leading-light of the African continent.

  • Stability & Accessibility
  • Infrastructure
  • Farming is Important
  • Land Security
  • Other Companies
  • Climate
Ghana is one of the most stable countries in Africa and was the first Sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence in 1957. It’s official language is English and in 2014 Ghana ranked 61 in the Global Peace Index Ranking, well above countries like Greece (86), Brazil (91) and the USA (101). 
Ghana hosts the world’s largest artificial lake; Lake Volta. This  is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world, and the fourth largest by water volume. It doesn’t only provide Ghana with water and electricity, but also with waterway transportation for ferries and cargo ships for export to Togo and Benin. It further hosts a large fish population and attracts tourism. More on Lake Volta here.  
Farming in Ghana is extremely important and a genuine priority. Currently the economic contribution of agriculture to Ghana’s GDP is 22.7%. The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) states that Ghana’s farming sector is ‘key to prosperity’. 
Generally agricultural land cannot be bought, however it can be leased, usually anywhere between 10-50 years, the legal maximum, however extensions are possible. Land leases can be achieved through a variety of parties including private individuals, chiefs and the government. Various foreign farmers, including Danish and Dutch, have already set up ‘shop’ successfully via lease agreements. 
Large multinationals such as Vodafone, Unilver and Guiness along with agriculture companies such as DuPont and investment firms like Blackrock, have already found their way into Ghana. Among the big boys, many smaller players from all over the world have set-up shop in Ghana. 
Ghana provides a great climate for the cultivation of Stevia. Ghana is defined as a Tropical wet and dry climate: the annual average temperature in North Ghana varies from 14 °C (59 °F) at night to 40 °C (104°F) during the day. North Ghana has dry (November – April) and wet (May – October) seasons. North Ghana presents ideal condition for farming, which explains why more than 75% of the economically active population are active within agriculture. 
 



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