Spatial Distribution of Resources and Poverty Incidence in Ghana

Bathuure AI

Published on: 2020-05-25


This paper investigates the spatial distribution of resources, production activities and poverty in Ghana. In the study, the presence of natural resources in an area over a period of time greatly influences industrial activities in that locality. Spatial distribution of natural resources positively influences most important production activities in the discovered areas. The production activities that take place in these areas certainly reflect on the poverty incidence of the people since it creates more employment opportunities in that area. We further made a comparison of two regions in two different climatic zones with varied resources to see how these resources contributes to poverty incidence and the overall development of these areas. Ironically, the Greater Accra does not have many natural resources as in other areas however, production activities are going on such areas because most of the resources are conveyed to Accra for production and thus creating more economic opportunities and reducing poverty incidence (5.6%) For Ghana to bridge the spatial inequalities that exists in the country, there must be strong commitment by government to ensure improved regulation in the mining sector to regulate illegal mining. There should also be better rural urban linkage.