Ghana

Infrastructure

ELECTRICITY

Electricity in Ghana is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Ghana with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.

Outlets in Ghana generally accept 2 types of plug:

If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

CURRENCY

Ghana Cedi (GHS) = 100 Ghana pesewas. Notes are in denominations of C50, 20, 10, 5 and 1.

BANKING

Banking hours in Ghana are from Mon-Thurs 08h00-14h00; Fri 08h00-15h00. In large urban areas such as Accra and Kumasi ATMs are common place.

CREDIT CARDS & TRAVEL CASH CARDS

Credit cards, mainly VISA, are accepted by leading hotels, restaurants, banks, businesses and some shops. Some banks may give cash advances against leading cards. However, those using credit cards should be aware that credit card fraud is common. In large urban areas such as Accra and Kumasi ATMs are readily available.

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travel cash cards or carry cash in US Dollars or British Pounds.