Ghana - Industry

Food, cocoa, and timber processing plants lead a list of industries that include an oil refinery, textiles, vehicles, cement, paper, chemicals, soap, beverages, and shoes. As part of its chemicals industry, Ghana produces rubber, aluminum, and pharmaceuticals. Much of Ghana's industrial base was nationalized over the years. Encouraged by the IMF, however, Ghana has largely ended its parastatal era. Between 1991 and 1999, more than two-thirds of the 300 public sector companies were divested, and the government decided to speed up privatization by contracting private consultants to manage the process.

In 2000, industry annually accounted for about 25% of GDP. Recent industrial activity has included a reopened glass factory, a new palm oil mill, a locally supplied cement plant, and facilities for milling rice, distilling citronella, and producing alcohol. Industry in Ghana is now oriented towards the fabrication of value-added semi-manufactured and finished products rather than just primary commodities for export—items such as furniture, jewelry, beer bottles, aluminum cooking utensils, fruit juice, and chocolate bars. The Tema industrial estate includes the Tema Food Complex, comprised of a fish cannery, flour and feed mills, a tin-can factory, and other facilities. The aluminum smelter at Tema is owned by Kaiser Aluminum and is one of Ghana's largest manufacturing enterprises.

The construction industry in 2002 included projects geared toward the building of roads, bridges, coastal works, and residential housing.

Ghana produces no oil or natural gas, but it has an oil refinery with a capacity of 45,000 barrels per day. The Tema refinery operates on crude oil imported from Nigeria. Ghana has natural gas reserves of 24 billion cubic meters. The 600 km (373 mi) West African Gas Pipeline was due to be completed in 2003, with a supply point in Tema. The pipeline is to have an estimated capacity of 400 cubic feet a day.

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ridita hamid
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Nov 14, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
I am only 13 and this page gave me lot of information on what industries there are in ghana and it helped me with my project.
Laura Coomes
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Dec 12, 2007 @ 7:07 am
I am 14 also doing a ghana project, and in the same class as Ridita. Thank you so much for your website's help. I am now sure that I will get a High grade in my project.
lauren webster
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Dec 12, 2007 @ 7:07 am
im 13 years old and im doing a ghana project in the same laura coomes and ridita hamid. with this information i will get good marks . thank yoooooooooooooou
nsiah adams
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May 1, 2008 @ 8:08 am
it is a good website to begin the search for companies and to send their applicaation and attachement letters to. thank you
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Sep 14, 2008 @ 5:05 am
This site is very useful. I wish to know more about the Mining activities in the Ghana Country. Will you please tell more.
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Jan 29, 2009 @ 7:07 am
I am 14 and doing an english paper, don't know the other people, but it helped a lot!
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Jun 3, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
I am also thirteen and I found this page useful. Ghana is where I come from, and it told me things I didn't even know about my own country! I am going to be using this site more from now on. Thanks for all the info!
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Sep 23, 2010 @ 3:03 am
hi me and louis liked this website for the information
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May 7, 2011 @ 7:07 am
I am 22 years old,
I have a business communication project about Ghana,
This information are good but we need more information about the current industrial analyzes not the old one
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Jun 2, 2011 @ 7:19 pm
Thank You for the help I am 13 doing an ABC book on Ghana and this information is helping me get better marks in my class thank you!!
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Sep 6, 2011 @ 5:05 am
I am working in Nigeria as a Group Head HR,Legal,Admin,Projects for a group of five companies Mfg textile,service etc.I like this site as it gives a thorough knowledge of the industry.I need some details of Mfg companies engaged in textile.

With warm regards to all.
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Jan 5, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
this was very helpful... I was actually looking for the jobs they have but it gave me other info.. thanksss ;)
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