The Ghana Cyber City project compromise of:
"I have known and worked with Gateway’s founders since 2006 and the combined skills and experience of the management team plus the unique opportunity this project presents financially will provide a considerable asset and income value to Xalles Holdings."
Thomas Nash, CEO, Xalles Holdings Inc.
With peaceful transitions of power since the 1990s, Ghana has a lower crime rate than other leading sub-Saharan countries: Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
There are direct flights to Accra, Ghana from London, Amsterdam, New York, Johannesburg, Dubai and other major cities in the world.
Ghana uses 6% of its gross domestic product to pay for education, one of the highest percentages in the world.
There are more than four million people in the greater Accra region with a median age at 21 years old.
The increase in telecommunications facilities have empowered Ghanaians to experiment with a variety of internet-powered tools and products that were not made available in previous years.
As of 2021, there 15+ million internet users in Ghana, which is a 6% increase between 2020 and 2021. Ghana's growth in internet users has been attributed to more affordable data plans.
Driven by the growing number of smartphone users, fintech companies are using advanced technologies to optimize processes and offer more convenience to users to drive more engagement.
Ghana, the most peaceful and business-friendly West African nation, has consistently out-ranked West and Central Africa in the following:
With a faster growing GDP and more political stability than Nigeria, Ghana is poised to be a leading hub of innovation and a great launchpad for startups. There is a vibrant startup ecosystem of stakeholders offering mentorship and networking for startups like MEST, an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program offering incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in 2008 by the Meltwater Foundation, MEST provides critical skills training and funding to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs. Hubs are located in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
Most recently, Twittter announced in April 2021 it will set up its first African presence in Ghana and is actively building a team in Ghana “to be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the continent," said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter. Among other tech giants with presence already Ghana including: Microsoft, Google, Oracle and IBM.
Yaw Owusu founded Gateway Innovations to develop high-end technology infrastructure in top-performing African economies. Mr. Owusu has appeared on BBC (United Kingdom), SABC TV (South Africa) and CCTV (China) to discuss developing smart city innovations in Africa. He was featured in the February 2016 edition of Forbes Afrique and listed among the 100 African Business Movers of 2015 by Seneco. Owusu worked for General Electric and IBM Global Services in Washington, DC before joining Goldman Sachs in New York. He studied in the EMBA program at Columbia Business School, 2001-2002 and majored in Mathematics and Economics at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania.
Over the last 10-15 years, Ghana has consistently ranked among the top economies in Africa.
Tech giants with presence already Ghana include: Microsoft, Google, Oracle and IBM. In April 2021, Twitter announced Ghana will be its first African headquarters.
Attract companies to establish business and grow the Ghana economy.
The Ghana government has a program called the “Free Zone enclave” which offers companies tax incentive to establish businesses in the country.
Gateway Innovations is the designer and owner of the Ghana Cyber City project.
Yes, Ghana has a middle class economy with a young population and longer than average life expectancy.