Want to invest in equities?
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) is the principal equity market in Ghana. The exchange was incorporated in July 1989 with trading commencing in 1990. It currently lists 42 equities (from 37 companies) and 2 corporate bonds. All types of securities can be listed. Criteria for listing include capital adequacy, profitability, spread of shares, years of existence and management efficiency. The GSE is located within the Cedi House in Accra.
There is an 8% withholding tax on dividend income for all investors. Capital gains on securities listed on the exchange will remain exempt from tax until 2015. The exemption of capital gains applies to all investors on the exchange. There are no exchange control regulations on the remittance of original investment capital, capital gains, dividends, interest payments, returns and other related earnings.
Want to know about interest rates?
You can learn about interest rates prevailing in Ghana to inform your investment decisions.
Lending (Base) as at 22 / 06 / 2018
Savings as at 08 / 10 / 2018
1.50 – 5.00%
Call as at 08 / 10 / 2018
0 – 7%
Want to invest in real estate?
Ghana has long been cited as one of the top places for investment opportunities. Foreigners find delight in the culture, the hospitality and potential of opportunities available in the country. Studies show that Ghana has a housing shortage of about 1.7 million housing units which foreign investors are taking full advantage of. With the housing market on the brink of such expansion, it is a strategic move to enter the market and invest in property. With average rental costs in Accra yielding about 8%, the local market compares very favourably with sister cities in the neighbouring countries. This bodes well for foreign investors and multinational companies who wish to reside in the country.
Want to invest in transportation?
Transportation in Ghana is dominated by road transport. There are other means of transport within and between cities, such as by air and infrequently by water. However, road transport dominates and reaches far beyond the major cities, towns and villages and even into some hinterlands. Domestic flights are mainly the Accra to Kumasi route and Accra to Takoradi route. Domestic flights are however not affordable by many, as they prefer cheap flights.
The transportation business in Ghana is an old business. It has not changed much over the years, except for the type of vehicles used for conveying passengers. Road transport in particular, is currently operated by government and private businesses, as well as individuals. Buses, mini buses and saloon cars are the predominant types of vehicles used in Ghana for conveying people from one place to another.