IMANI Surveys 189 Successful African Entrepreneurs- the Economist’s Print and Electronic editions Reports

By IMANI Ghana

“More than in any other part of the developing world, the continent's budding business folk create networks of several firms across a number of different sectors of the economy, according to research by IMANI, a think-tank based in Ghana. The 189 successful entrepreneurs it surveyed in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya own, on average, six businesses each. One boasted more than 60. What explains this entrepreneurial hyperactivity?” See more @

IMANI Concludes its Investigations: Parliament & Ghana Free Zones Board Failing Ghanaians

"We are very worried that several months after signing a memorandum of understanding with China Hasan, the Ghana Free Zones Board has failed to conduct further checks to ascertain the company's capacity to develop the industrial estate. IMANI's efforts are not driven by any ill-will whatsoever towards China Hasan. In fact, we believe an accelerated effort to find a third, more financially capable, partner on the project can only lead to quicker progress, thus opening up additional opportunities, including sub-contracting opportunities, for many companies. Commensurate with its capacity, China Hasan should be free to pursue any of these opportunities, subject to the same due diligence constraints as all other interested companies.” See more @

IMANI's survey on the perception and socio-economic impact of American-originated businesses in Ghana. IMANI has concluded a survey it conducted on members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana. The report will soon be published.

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