Ghana’s economy experienced its slowest growth rate in nearly a year during the second quarter of 2023, according to Government Statistician Samuel Kobina Annim.
- Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 3.2% in the three months through June, compared to a downwardly revised growth of 3.3% in the previous quarter.
- High inflation and fiscal tightening were identified as key factors that contributed to the sluggish growth of the economy.
- The second-quarter GDP growth fell slightly short of the median estimate of 3.3% given by seven economists surveyed by Bloomberg.
- The slower growth rate raises concerns about the country’s economic outlook and its ability to sustain robust expansion in the future.
- Ghana, known for its natural resources like gold and cocoa, has been facing challenges in managing inflation and maintaining fiscal stability.
- The government may need to implement measures to address these challenges and stimulate economic growth, such as implementing monetary policies and encouraging investment in key sectors.