Doing Business in Ghana

Ghana MapDoing business in Ghana is fairly simple and straightforward. Ghana is ranked 87 by the World Bank Group with the objective of measuring business regulations and their enforcement across 178 countries and selected cities at the sub-national and regional level. The rankings are from the Doing Business 2008 report, covering the period April 2006 to June 2007.

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Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) ranks countries in the order of which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. In 2005, out of 159 counties assessed, Ghana ranked alongside Mexico, Panama, Peru and Turkey as the sixty fifth (65) least corrupt nation in the world, just behind Jamaica.

 

Geography

The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea, just a few degrees north of the equator.

Ghana means “Warrior King”, and lies in the center of the West African coast, shares 2093 km of land borders with the three French-speaking nations of Burkina Faso (548 km) to the north, Cote d’Ivoire (668 km) to the west, and Togo (877 km) to the east. To the south are the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

With a total area of 238,533 square km, Ghana is about the size of the United Kingdom. Its southernmost coast at Cape Three Points is 4° 30’ north of the equator. From here, the country extends inland for some 670 km to about 11° north. The distance across the widest part, between longitude 1°12’ east and longitude 3°15’ west, measures about 560 km. The Greenwich Meridian, which passes through London, also traverses the eastern of Ghana at Tema.