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Ghana (/ˈɡɑːnə/, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. It spans the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, sharing borders with Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, and Togo in the east. Ghana covers an area of 238,540 km2 (92,101 square meters), spanning a diverse geography and ecology that ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests. With over 31 million people, and over fifty per cent of this figure consisting of people under the age of thirty, Ghana is the second most populous country in West Africa, after Nigeria. The capital and largest city in Ghana is Accra; other major cities include Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi.

Ghana is a nation rich in both human capital and natural resources. Although a nation still in the developing stages, Ghana has several thriving industries in different sectors of her economy: The agricultural sector, automotive, construction and infrastructure, ICT, health care, franchising, cosmetics, etc. In addition, there is plenty of room for the emergence of many more innovative industries. “Trading Economics”, a credible website for research on macroeconomics, predicts Ghana’s GDP by the end of the year 2023 to reach 78.75 billion USD. According to, the GDP of Ghana currently stands at 66.62 billion USD.


This guide discusses the topic of hiring in Ghana, from the point of view of the human resource profession. It is a document that provides information on the hiring climate in Ghana, vital information about the country Ghana, and useful information for employers who seek to hire human capital in Ghana.

How to Use This Guide

The Section labelled, “Welcome to Ghana” gives you basic information on Ghana’s demographics, size and culture.

Find out about OML Africa on the continent and in Ghana, in the next section

In the section labelled “Perspectives on the Ghanaian labour market, you may find valuable information on the Ghanaian labour market.

Go on to find further details on the process of hiring from the Ghanaian labour market, and information on hiring labour in Ghana through OML Africa’s recruitment and Employer of Records Services.

The final section of this guide takes you through Frequently Asked Questions on the topic of Hiring in Ghana.

The Purpose of This Guide

The purpose of this guide is to serve as a comprehensive source of information for organisations that seek to establish a business in Ghana.

To read the full document on, "Hiring in Ghana (A Guide)", download the PDF document attached below.

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