Ghana, August 2014: Ghana’s efforts to broaden its economic base through reforms and new Infrastructure, while tapping into the country’s natural resource wealth, will be analysed in a
forthcoming report to be produced by the global publishing firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG).
The Report: Ghana 2014 will put the country’s proposed Public Private Partnership (PPP) legislation, which is currently before Cabinet, under the microscope. The publication will also explore Ghana’s plans
for its hydrocarbons industry, which include a proposed new gas processing plant, as the country moves to meet rising demand for power.
The law firm AB & David has signed a first-time Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on research with OBG for its forthcoming report. Under the MOU, OBG will have access to the firm’s resources, which will be used to compile the law chapter of The Report: Ghana 2014.
Isabel Boaten, the law firm’s Managing Partner, said that she looked forward to playing a part in OBG’s coverage of Ghana’s economic development.
“The reforms and new legislation needed to broaden Ghana’s economy and reduce the effect of fluctuations in commodity prices are beginning to take shape,” she said. “Our collaboration with Oxford
Business Group will analyse the country’s evolving legal landscape, while exploring what changes to Ghana’s laws will mean to business leaders, both locally and on the global stage.”
OBG’s Country Director, Aicha Larbi Daho Bachir, said she was confident that AB & David’s contribution would bring added depth to The Report: Ghana 2014.
“AB & David have an in-depth understanding of Ghana’s reforms process, having played a key part in developing the regulatory and institutional framework for the draft PPP law. They will also help us to put these, and other developments in a regional context,” she said.
The Report: Ghana 2014 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the country, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectorial developments. The publication will feature
interviews with leading personalities, including the US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, the President of the ECOWAS Commission Kadre Desire Ouedraogo and the Chairman of Dangote Industries
Aliko Dangote. The report will be available in print or online.