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As a Global PEO & EOR service provider, we pride ourselves on our global reach, in-country knowledge, and ability to swiftly and efficiently mobilize workers around the world. Our robust PEO/EOR covers everything from global HR, payroll, compliance, in-country support, immigration, visas, and more.

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  • According to the 2018 Global Peace Index, Ghana came in 41st place globally and 4th in Africa – making it one of the most peaceful nations in the region.
  • Ghana is Africa’s second largest producer of gold after South Africa. The nation is also rich in its diamond production.
  • A little-known fact about Ghana is also its impact on the development of music. Many genres (such as afro-jazz and hiplife) originated from Ghana, and many other modern types of music were inspired by Ghanaian traditions.

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Ghana PEO Services

High salaries, economic growth, and quality of life.

Ghana’s stability and good administration among its African neighbours makes it a popular destination for expatriates and foreign investment. Hiring foreign workers in Ghana is regulated by the government and brings a range of administrative challenges with it. Despite this, expertise brought from foreign nationals is highly valued.

Ghana is also desirable for business because of its English-speaking population, hospitable people, excellent international schools, and a broad variety of housing options.

Despite the challenges associate with expanding a business into Ghana, partnering with Gibson Watts Global as your Ghana PEO can significantly simplify and speed up the process. We can support the employment of expatriates in line with all Ghanaian laws and customs.

Working in Ghana

Employment Information

In Ghana, 40 hour working weeks, spread out as 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, is commonplace. The law also states that any worked overtime must be paid, however this does not indicate the rate of pay. In general, Ghanaian businesses offer 150% the rate of regular pay for overtime. On public holidays and weekends, the overtime rate is generally 200% of the regular pay.

There is no set probation period outlined in the labour law, but it must be considered reasonable. Generally, probation periods are agreed upon in collective agreements between the employer and employee.

Leave Policies

Workers in Ghana are eligible to receive the following leave policies:

Privilege Leave – This provides a minimum annual leave of 15 days, and workers are eligible after 12 months of continuous employment.

Sick Leave – While there are no clear labour laws regarding sick pay, it is stated that sick leave must be certified by a doctor and is not included in annual leave entitlement.

Maternity Leave – This lasts for 12 weeks and can be extended in some circumstances. Upon returning from maternity leave, female employees are entitled to one hour during the working day, in which to nurse the child (up until they reach one year old).

Paternity / Parental Leave – There are no provisions outlined in Ghanaian labour law.

Public Holidays (as of 2022)

Ghana observes a variety of public holidays, these include:

  • Jan 3: New Year’s Day (in lieu)
  • Jan 7: Constitution Day
  • Mar 7: Independence Day (in lieu)
  • Apr 15: Good Friday
  • Apr 18: Easter Monday
  • May 2: Workers’ Day (in lieu)
  • May 3: Eid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
  • Jul 10: Eidul-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
  • Aug 4: Founders’ Day
  • Sep 21: Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day
  • Dec 2: Farmer’s Day
  • Dec 25: Christmas Day
  • Dec 26: Boxing Day

Cultural Information

While the official language of Ghana is English, the multilingual nation is believed to have around 80 native languages spoken by Ghanaians. In terms of religion, over half of Ghana’s population adheres to Christian faith, around one-fifth to Islam, and a small population adheres to traditional indigenous religions of the region.

Impacts from COVID-19

Ghana introduced a range of measures to help manage the adverse impacts of the global pandemic. Many organisations have considered alternative ways of working to deliver value without physical contact being necessary. Remote working is an ever-growing area in Ghana and has introduced multiple new opportunities for foreign businesses and expatriates.

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