Ghana

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INFORMATION

Capital: AccraGovernment: Constitutional Democracy

Current President: Nana Akufo-Addo

Economy:

  • Has an abundance of natural resources.
  • Agriculture accounts for roughly one-quarter of GDP and employs more than half of the workforce.
  • Services sector accounts for 50% GDP.
  • Gold and cocoa are major sources of foreign exchange.

Population: 27,499,924 (2017)

Land Size: 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Akan: 45.3%
  • Mole-Dagbon: 15.2%
  • Ewe: 11.7%
  • Ga-Dangme: 7.3%
  • Guan: 4%
  • Gurma: 3.6%
  • Grusi: 2.6%
  • Mande-Busanga: 1%
  • Other tribes: 1.4%
Religions:

  • Christian: 68.8% (Pentecostal/Charismatic: 24.1%, Protestant: 18.6%, Catholic: 15.1%, Other: 11%)
  • Muslim: 15.9%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 8.5%
  • Other: 0.7%
  • None: 6.1%

Language(s):

  • Asante: 14.8%
  • Ewe: 12.7%
  • Fante: 9.9%
  • Boron (Brong): 4.6%
  • Dagomba: 4.3%
  • Dangme: 4.3%
  • Dagarte (Dagaba): 3.7%
  • Akyem: 3.4%
  • Ga: 3.4%
  • Akuapem: 2.9%
  • Other (includes English (official)): 36.1%

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Jul 16, 2018: 37 Military Hospital Pathology Lab Becomes West Afrrica's 1st ISO Accredited Lab - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Pathology Laboratory of the 37 Military Hospital has become the first in the sub-region to be accredited with an International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification.
  • Mon - Jul 16, 2018: WAEC Withholds Results of 26,434 WASSCE Candidates - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The entire results of 26,434 candidates who sat for the 2018 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Ghana have been withheld, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said.
  • Mon - Jul 16, 2018: GGT Begins Work On Accra Sports Stadium Pitch - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Renovation works of the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday extended to the football pitch which is set to be cleared for new grass to be planted.
  • Mon - Jul 16, 2018: Nigerian Defrauds Businesswoman of U.S.$14,000 - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] An Accra circuit court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a Nigerian, who allegedly defrauded a businesswoman of $14,000 at Dansoman, in Accra.
  • Mon - Jul 16, 2018: Infinix Note 5 Hits Ghanaian Market - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Infinix Mobile Ghana has launched its latest smart phone, Infinix Note 5 onto the Ghanaian market.