ISBN 9789964978952
Pages 168
Dimensions 229 x 152 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations
Published 2003
Publisher Woeli Publishing Services, Ghana
Format Paperback

An Economic Blueprint for Ghana

by T.E. Anin

Ghana imports $100 million rice a year, mainly from Thailand and the US, which represents an unsustainable burden on the country's trade and exchange balances; and primary cause of devastation to the national economy. This book first provides an account of economic developments in the country since 1920, arguing that this is a period largely characterised by over-dependency on cocoa. It examines the extent to which past Ghanaian governments have succeeded in providing citizens with basic needs: food, water, clothing and shelter; and compares Ghana's economic performance with countries which were in comparable or worse economic positions in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Malaysia, whose economic growth and sustainability have surpassed the performance of Ghana. The author then presents a blueprint or 'Kufuor Plan' addressed directly to the President. The plan, designed for immediate implementation, calls for active, official encouragement for a nation-wide industrial policy based on small-scale agriculture, and which uses local resources to generate profits for the country.

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About the Author

T.E. Anin

T.E. Anin is a lawyer and financial consultant. He was formerly Chief Executive of the Ghana Commercial Bank and serves on the Board of the Bank of Ghana.

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