Socio-economic development strategies of independent African countries the Ghanaian experience by Ansa Asamoa

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Published by Ghana Universities Press in Accra .

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-241) and index.

Book details

StatementAnsa Asamoa.
LC ClassificationsHC1060 .A83 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination248 p. : ill., maps ;
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL526438M
ISBN 109964302320
LC Control Number98980076

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