Exports are a crucial component of a country’s economy. Among other things, a country’s exports enable it to earn enough foreign exchange to import some of the items that it does not produce but which are essential for its nationals.
States tend to prioritise relations with their nearest neighbours, as, in most instances, one’s neighbours represent the closest opportunities for trade, travel and political ties. Among many other things, those countries often share geographical, cultural and ethnic connections.
The introduction of the paperless initiative in September 2017 at the country’s seaports has brought about a high level of efficiency in port operations which used to be fraught with paperwork and bureaucratic processes.
Ghanaians had high expectations when the country discovered oil in commercial quantities. That was justified, juxtaposed against the backdrop that the discovery of oil was going to change the fortunes of the country for the better.