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: 28,102,471 (2018)

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 - May 20, 2019: J.Derobie Has Made the Whole Music World Listen - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] It's only been four months since his inspiring breakthrough single Poverty was released, but J.Derobie has quickly become the talk of the music world.
  • Mon - May 20, 2019: Help Find Cost Effective Ways to Reclaim Degraded Land - Osafo Maafo - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The government has charged the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other research institutions in the country to help find cost effective ways of reclaiming land and water bodies degraded through illegal mining (galamsey).
  • Mon - May 20, 2019: President Akufo-Addo Made the Right Choice With Bawumia - - Paramount Chief of Nyakrom - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] The Paramount Chief of Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's selection of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate and now Vice President as an inspired decision.
  • Mon - May 20, 2019: 'Free SHS, Most People Centered Policy in Ghanaian History' - Yagaba Chief - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] The Paramount Chief of Yagaba Traditional Area, Naa Sugru Wuni Mumuni, has described the government's implementation of the Free SHS Policy, as one that will go down in history as the most human-centred strategy that helped in alleviating poverty in the country.
  • Mon - May 20, 2019: Yagaba Chief Lauds President for Pro-Poor Policies - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Paramount Chief of Yagaba Traditional Area, Naa Sugru Wuni Mumuni, says the Free Senior High School educational policy of the government has helped reduced the rate at which the youth leave the north to the southern part of the country to engage in menial jobs.