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Ghana GDP growth to rise to about 7% in 2019, says IMF

The Fund said in a statement at the end of a staff visit that Ghana had maintained macroeconomic stability since the conclusion of a three-year lending programme.

The informal sector is a significant contributor to Ghana's economy. Picture: Thomas Holder/Primedia

DAKAR – Ghana’s economic growth is expected to rise to around 7% this year from 6.3% in 2018, boosted by its extractive industries, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

The Fund said in a statement at the end of a staff visit that Ghana, which exports oil, gold and cocoa, had maintained macroeconomic stability since the conclusion of a three-year lending programme with the IMF in March.