Shipping restrictions and courier prices for sending parcels to Ghana
Accra, Kumasi and Tamale are popular shipping destinations in Ghana that are frequently sent to by customers who use the Parcel Monkey Global Shipping Marketplace, whether is personal effects, gifts or eCommerce items. 12.3% of the population have internet access so eCommerce remains in its infancy, however with strong trade links across the globe the demand for parcel shipping to Ghana remains high. In 1957, Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to break from colonial rule and become a fully-independent nation. While Ghana does deal with some of the corruption that is so rampant in African politics, the country has done better than many of its neighbours and benefits from a higher level of stability than the region is known for. The 1992 constitution created a democratic system of government that has become a model for other African nations. Ghana has a strong economic base in its vast and rich natural resources. It is considered to be a middle-class country. Top commodities include gold and cocoa. Ghana also draws foreign investment for its diamonds, lumber and manganese. More recent years have seen an increase in marketable oil, which has been a boom to the economy, providing jobs and opportunities to the country's 24.3 million citizens. Still, more than half the working base relies on agricultural products to meet their daily income needs.