List of companies of Ghana

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Location of Ghana

Ghana is a unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. A multicultural nation, Ghana has a population of approximately 27 million, spanning a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.[1] Five percent of the population practices traditional faiths, 71.2% adhere to Christianity and 17.6% are Muslim. Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical jungles. Ghana is a democratic country led by a president who is both head of state and head of the government. Ghana's economy is one of the strongest and most diversified in Africa, following a quarter century of relative stability and good governance.[2] Ghana's growing economic prosperity and democratic political system have made it a regional power in West Africa.[3]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Accra Brewery Company Consumer goods Brewers Accra 1931 Brewery, GSE: ABL
Aerogem Aviation Industrials Delivery services Accra 2000 Cargo airline
Afra Airlines Consumer services Airlines Accra 2003 Airline, defunct 2005
Africa World Airlines Consumer services Airlines Accra 2010 Airline
African Champion Industries Basic materials Paper Accra 1967 Paper, GSE: ACI
Agricultural Development Bank of Ghana Financials Banks Accra 1965 Commercial bank
Aluworks Basic materials Aluminum Accra 1978 Aluminium-based products, GSE: ALW
AmalBank Financials Banks Accra 1997 Commercial bank
Antrak Air Consumer services Airlines Accra 2003 Airline
Ashanti Goldfields Corporation Basic materials Gold mining Obuasi 1897 Gold mining, merged into AngloGold Ashanti (South Africa)
Ayrton Drugs Health care Pharmaceuticals Accra 1965 Pharmaceutical, GSE: AYRTN
Bank of Africa Ghana Limited Financials Banks Accra 1997 Commercial bank
Bank of Ghana Financials Banks Accra 1957 State bank
Benso Oil Palm Plantation Consumer goods Food products Sekondi-Takoradi 2004 Food processing, palm oil, GSE: BOPP
British American Tobacco Ghana Consumer goods Tobacco Accra 1991 Ghanaian arm of British American Tobacco, defunct 2006
CAL Bank Financials Banks Accra 1990 Financial services, GSE: CAL
Camelot Ghana Industrials Business support services Accra 1963 Printing, GSE: CMLT
Capital Bank Financials Banks Accra 2009 Commercial bank
CFAO Ghana Consumer goods Automobiles Accra 1909 Automotive
Clydestone Ghana Technology Software Accra 1989 Information technology, GSE: CLYD
Cocoa Processing Company Consumer goods Food products Accra 1981 Food processing, cocoa bean, GSE: CPC
CTK – CiTylinK Consumer services Airlines Accra 1994 Airline, defunct 2013
Eagle Atlantic Airlines Consumer services Airlines Accra 2013 Airline, defunct 2014
Ecobank Ghana Financials Banks Accra 1990 Commercial bank
Enterprise Group Financials Full line insurance Accra 1924 Insurance, GSE: EGL
GCB Bank Ltd Financials Banks Accra 1953 Financial services, GSE: GCB
Ghana Airways Consumer services Airlines Accra 1958 National airline, defunct 2015
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Accra 1953 Public broadcasting
Ghana International Airlines Consumer services Airlines Accra 2005 National airline, defunct 2010
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Oil & gas Exploration & production Accra 1987 Oil and gas industry
Ghana News Agency Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Accra 1957 News agency
Ghana Oil Company Oil & gas Exploration & production Accra 1960 Oil and gas industry, GSE: GOIL
Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority Industrials Transportation services Sekondi-Takoradi ? Transportation
Ghana Post Industrials Delivery services Accra ? Postal services
Ghana Railway Corporation Industrials Railroads Sekondi-Takoradi 1898 Rail transport
GN Bank Financials Banks Accra 1997 Commercial bank
Golden Web Consumer goods Food products Kumasi 1982 Food processing, GSE: GWEB
Guinness Ghana Breweries Consumer goods Brewers Kumasi 1991 Brewery, part of Diageo (UK), GSE: GGBL
Home Finance Company (HFC Bank) Financials Banks Accra 1990 Commercial bank
Kuapa Kokoo Consumer goods Food products Kumasi 1993 Cocoa exports
Mechanical Lloyd Consumer goods Automobiles Accra 1970 Automotive industry, GSE: MLC
Meridian Airways Industrials Delivery services Accra 2007 Cargo airline, defunct 2015
Metro Mass Transit Company Limited Consumer services Travel & tourism Accra 1927 Public transportation company
Metro TV (Ghana) Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Accra 1997 Television broadcaster
National Investment Bank Financials Banks Accra 1963 Commercial bank
Pioneer Kitchenware Consumer goods Durable household products Accra 1957 Kitchenware company, GSE: PKL
Printex Consumer goods Clothing & accessories Accra 1958 Textiles
Produce Buying Company Consumer goods Food products Accra 1981 Cocoa bean company, GSE: PBC
Prudential Bank Limited Financials Banks Accra 1996 Commercial bank
Sam-Woode Limited Consumer services Publishing Accra 1984 Publishing company, GSE: SWL
SIC Insurance Company Financials Full line insurance Accra 1962 Insurance, GSE: SIC
Societe Generale Ghana Financials Banks Accra 1975 Bank
Star Africa Commodities & Minerals Limited Oil & gas Exploration & production Accra 2009 Oil and gas
Starbow Consumer services Airlines Accra 1995 Airline
Starwin Products Health care Pharmaceuticals Accra 1960 Pharmaceutical company, GSE: SPL
Suretrack Contracts Services Industrials Heavy construction Accra 2007 Construction company
The Trust Bank Financials Banks Accra 1996 Commercial bank
Transol Solutions Ghana Industrials Electronic equipment Accra 2002 Electronics company, GSE: TRANSOL
Trashy Bags Consumer goods Containers & packaging Accra 2007 Consumer products NGO
TV Africa Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Accra ? Television broadcaster
TV3 Ghana Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Accra 1997 Television broadcaster
UniBank Financials Banks Accra 1997 Commercial bank
Unilever Ghana Consumer goods Personal products Accra 1992 Part of Unilever (Netherlands)
United Television Ghana Consumer services Broadcasting & entertainment Accra 2013 Television broadcaster
Universal Merchant Bank Financials Banks Accra 1972 Financial services
Vodafone Ghana Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Accra 1974 Telecom, now owned 70% by Vodafone (UK)
Volta Aluminum Company Basic materials Aluminum Accra 1948 Aluminium
Volta River Authority Utilities Conventional electricity Accra 1961 Electricity company

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population projection by sex, 2010 to 2014, National" (PDF). Ghana Statistical Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ CIA World FactBook. "Ghana". CIA World FactBook. CIA World FactBook. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ Arie Marcelo, Zones of Peace in the Third World: South America and West Africa, Kacowicz, p. 144.