Ghana and Rwanda seek to emulate Singapore’s economic model
17 July 2020 | 2:10 pm
In 1995, Ghana announced that it would achieve a middle-income status similar to Singapore by 2020. Rwanda too, says it aspires to be as successful as the Asian country. Results between the two African countries differ.
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