National Export Development Programme
Ghana’s long term vision sets out to achieve consistently higher levels of GDP growth and job creation through increased production for both domestic and international markets. This requires a strategic orientation capable of transforming Ghana into an export driven economy that delivers high levels of productivity as well as decent jobs, on a scale significant to achieve equitable social and economic development.
Over the years Ghana has enhanced its international trade status with both traditional and non traditional exports recording substantial growth. A remarkable feature of Ghana’s external trade sector is that the structure of exports continues to be dominated by raw cocoa beans, gold, and timber since the colonial era. For this trend to change it has become necessary to diversify exports by moving away from traditional exports to non traditional export.