Foreign Direct Investment and Gross Domestic Product in Ghana
This paper addresses how Governments of Ghana has made tremendous effort over the past decade at attracting sustainable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to boost its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and other economic indicators. It is noteworthy that Ghana is well endowed with rich natural resources comprising Gold, Oil, Timber, Cocoa, Bauxite, manganese etc. which form the backbone of its economy and dominates the main sources of foreign exchange(Budget statement, 2004).The low foreign exchange earnings on its export product as a result of its primary state compels it to expostulate to international financial and technical assistance at well as making giant strides to attract Foreign Direct Investment inflows to Ghana to supplement its locally generated revenue. This study explores whether FDI inflows have had any significant impact on GDP growth rate, the results indicate that FDI inflows have had an influence on GDP growth, it is however important to note that there are other important macroeconomic variables which need to be considered.
Volume (Year): 3 (2013)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
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