Guide for expatriates in Accra (Ghana)
We are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Accra, Ghana.
Ghana is one of the only countries in West Africa that has a history with little conflict and much democracy. As such, it has been a long standing darling of foreign investors and humanitarian workers. With good resources, good amenities and a decent national structure, the country acts as a comfortable hub for West African activity.
Ghana is one of Africa's most developed countries, and it consistently ranks high on markers of peace, security, ease of doing business, media freedom and governance - though of course, it is not without its challenges.In 2007, the economy began to shift once more with the discovery of oil reserves. Production of these reserves began in 2010, though there are some concerns about the nation's and current government's ability to properly manage it.
In 2013, after years of rapid national economic growth, Ghana's economy began to slow. There was a large contraction in the manufacturing sector, which has rippled out across the national economy. The country faces challenges that result from large deficits, inflation and currency depreciation.
You will find the usual articles in our guide to prepare your expatriation to Accra and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation in Ghana, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...
You can also discuss and share experience about Ghana in our forum.
Last but not least, you can download the full guide in PDF format, in order to read quietly and maybe to upload on your mobile or tablet PC/iPad.