Ghana Natural Resources: List of Natural Resources Found in Ghana

Ghana is a country endowed with various abundant natural resources. All these resources cut across the agricultural, mining and human sectors. Although, the agricultural sector remains a vital sector of the economy, there are other natural resources found in Ghana that makes it one of the richest countries in Africa.

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List of Natural Resources Found in Ghana

For the records, the agrarian sector in the country employs up to 60% of the Ghanaian workforce which sums up about 44% of the country’s GDP. This is in contrast to Nigeria (most populous black nation in Africa) who solely depends on oil as her major base of the country.

Below is the Full List of Natural Resources Found in Ghana

Ghana Natural resources includes

  • Gold
  • Timber
  • Industrial diamonds
  • Bauxite
  • Manganese
  • Fish
  • Clay
  • Rubber
  • Hydro-power
  • Petroleum
  • Silver
  • Salt
  • Limestone

Ghana is the second-largest gold producer in Africa. They are also the second producer of Cocoa in the world. Although, it produces other mineral resources like bauxite and manganese, the gold industry contributes more than 90 percent of total mineral revenues. In 2011, the mining sector accounted for 56 percent of exports up from 12 percent in 2010 due to the recent discovery of oil in the country.

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Ghana Natural Resources

Oil production in Ghana started in 2011. Oil revenues were projected to surpass mining receipts in the future, but with the fall in the prices of oil, it becomes to early to access whether the oil industry will thrive as the agricultural industry.

When you look at the map of Ghana, you will notice that it is a relatively small country located in West Africa in the Gulf of Guinea coast, these mineral resources locations are not in a particular area or region.

With all these well endowed mineral & natural resources found in Ghana, the country boasts to have twice the per capita output of the poorest countries in West Africa as Gold, timber, cocoa, diamond, bauxite, and manganese exports are major sources of her foreign exchange.

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  1. Ibeh happiness

    Same in most African countries.. Nothing new. (117)

  2. Sandra

    wonderful, ghana is endowed(11)

  3. Agbasimelo sharon

    Ghana is really blessed oo(140)

  4. A small country blessed by God (48)

  5. Agbasimelo sharon

    Ghana is really blessed ooo

  6. Chukwukadibia Adaobi

    And all things was created wonderfully by the almighty, a small country like Ghana being showered with 13 natural resources and counting. .. God is Great (49)

    1. Nasar

      Hi
      Good day!
      Yes, let us bend our shoulder towards almighty god by creating a country like great Ghana. By the way any i am here in state of Qatar ( desert) doing business
      have a great day

  7. chinweuba tobechi

    Ghana is indeed bless. God is her (109)

  8. winifred

    Waow Ghana is really developing(15)

  9. I still believe Nigeria is more endowed somehow…

  10. Amarachi

    Hope Nigerian dey learn(114)

  11. sophia

    The gold coast nation

  12. agricultural resources is very good in our societies (32)

  13. sophia

    The gold coast nation………..(10)

  14. maryjane

    Ghana is really a blessed country (141)

  15. Amazing…… (35)

  16. vanessa

    Ghana is one of the smallest countries in Africa, yet it has all these resource, amazing (95)

  17. maduakor uju Cynthia

    it’s been God all the way, kudos to Ghana(6)

  18. wow thats amazing(19)

  19. maryjane

    Ghana is really blessed (141)

  20. wow thats amazing (19)

  21. miracle

    Ghana is a rich country (90)

  22. obiekie mmesoma

    Ghana is really a country blessed with many natural resources and if well managed they can generate revenues in managing it(94)

  23. Ghana is indeed a blessed country……………… with all this mineral resources they are rich.

  24. Lynda

    so Ghana produces oil also.?. that’s good, I thought it is only my country Nigeria the giant of Africa (07)

  25. wisdom

    wow Ghana is really trying in terms of Ghana resources (30)

  26. thats great(16)

  27. vanessa

    This is indeed a great history, thanks to God for his gift to Ghana’s they should utilize this mineral resources very well.

  28. no 18 Amy

    This is great, history has been made Ghanaian’s Government should utilize this mineral resources very well. No18

  29. Ghana is really endowed…yet people somewhere are leaving in poverty, while some even die out of hunger…God save us sha

  30. Emenanjo Onyinye

    that is nice (37)

  31. Ghana is blessed

  32. Sylvia

    Natural resources is indeed one of the major source of national income and Ghana as a country is really trying to maximize that which they have as natural resources in other to make ends meet… (105)

  33. Wow…that’s very amazing

  34. Muoneke Judith

    Ghana is so blessed with many resources and it is being used well…..(13)

  35. Muoneke Judith

    Ghana is so blessed with resources and can use it well…. (13)

    1. Onwuasoanya ekene

      Cool(69)

    2. Donald

      Ghana is a great country. small but mighty country (31)

  36. Vicky

    Ghana is so bless with many natural resources which gives the nation enough income, thank to Ghana that makes good use of their resources.(127)

  37. Nkeiru

    Indeed Ghana is so blessed.(119)

    1. i think naija is also blessed oh

  38. Ghana is indeed a great country with many resources (131)

  39. Natural resources in Ghana.let them build it in a way that it will benefit the country (104)

  40. Natural resources in Ghana.iruayika really nice (104)

  41. Ghana is indeed a great country with many resources (131)

  42. Ndife Lilian

    Ghana is indeed a great country with many resources 131

  43. unknown

    Development is constant (63)

  44. unknown

    This country’s naturally endowed (97)

  45. Onwuasoanya ekene

    My dear Ghana (69)

  46. Ndife Lilian

    Ghana is indeed a great country with many resources (131)

  47. ndife

    Ghana is indeed a great country with many resources 131

  48. okafor chidimma

    small country with bigger God (88)

  49. Developing the country 52

  50. One of the fastest developing country,

  51. Wow Ghana is a great country (130)

  52. Is really good (52)

  53. Ezenyimulu Okechukwu

    cool but that is not a new thing to us(59)

  54. Ohijeh blessing

    God grace is upon them..quiz number[83]

  55. small country with bigger God

  56. Benjamin David

    Ghana is a blessed country…we are both in Africa… we will enjoy it together (74)

  57. Donald

    I admire Ghana… small country with a bigger God

  58. Albert Magnus Appiah

    Hmmm ghana and still developing

  59. joseph nii

    yep we are great but we have to stand firm.am a ghanaian i know what am talking about.

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