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

  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: Assemblies of God Church Donates 4 Motorbikes to 3 Branches in C/R - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Revival Restoration Centre (RRC) of the Assemblies of God Church (AG) last Sunday donated four motorbikes to three new churches in the Ajumako - Enyan-Essiam District of the Central Region.
  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: Ga West and North, Fise Get New Imams - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Two Imams have been appointed to lead Islamic religious activities in the Fise Muslim Community (FMC) and the Ga West and North municipality in Accra respectively.
  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: ALC2019 to Be Held Next Month - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] National, regional and international oil and gas industry local content experts will gather in Accra, for the third edition of the annual Africa Oil & Gas Local Content Sustainability Conference & Exhibition (ALC2019).
  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: 'I'll Transform Yendi If Elected MP' - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Aspiring parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Yendi Constituency of the Northern Region, Prince Hardi Adams, has appealed to delegates to vote for him to lead the party in the 2020 parliamentary elections.
  • Wed - Sep 18, 2019: Refs Appointed for Kotoko, Ashgold Continental Matches - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Experienced Egyptian referee, Ibrahim Nour El-Din, has been appointed to officiate the return leg of the CAF Champions League clash between Etoile du Sahel and Asante Kotoko, which is scheduled for September 27, 2019.