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: 27,043,093 (2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Investors Have High Hopes for Ghana, Says Finance Minister - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [VOA] Ghana's finance minister says investors were optimistic in meetings with senior government officials who accompanied Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to the World Bank spring meetings in Washington.
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: Thomas Aquinas Senior High School Celebrates 65 Years - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] Education is not only the foundation but bedrock of life. It is the leeway to the elimination of ignorance, poverty and disease in exchange for knowledge and wealth creation for the enhancement of national development.
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: Repositioning Ghana Through Rebranding - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] "America is America because of communication. They have powerful instruments that communicate their values... , so we need a strong information machinery to communicate our dreams, values and unique selling points."
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: Governnment Nominates 212 MMDCEs for Appoimment - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] Government, in accordance with Article 243 (1) of the 1992 constitution, has nominated 212 for appointment as Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: WACSI Holds 2nd Civil Society Policy Dialogue Series for 2017 - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] A Policy Dialogue Series for West Africa Civil Society actors (WAC-PoDiS) has taken place in Accra.