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Unilever's Ghana Unit Sees Growing Economy Bolstering Sales

Moses Mozart Dzawu

Rapid economic expansion and a stable currency will continue to bolster Unilever NV’s Ghana unit after revenue grew by a fifth in the first three months of 2018, according to its managing director. The manufacturer and distributor of Lux soap and Lipton tea wants to take advantage of favorable conditions in the West African nation by widening its distribution network and introducing more products, MD Ziobeieton Yeo said Thursday in an interview in the capital, Accra. An oil-fueled boom has lifted Ghana’s economic expansion to 8.5 percent last year and the International Monetary Fund forecasts growth of 6.3 percent in 2018.