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 - May 18, 2018: Farewell June Milne - a Tribute - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Fahamu] Kwame Nkrumah's loyal and long-standing literary executive, June Milne passed away on 9 May 2018 at the age of 98. Of Australian origin, June was a staunch Pan-Africanist and committed to Nkrumah and ensuring his prolific writings were published. As Nkrumah grew ill in Guinea-Conakry where he lived following the coup of 24 February 1966 that ousted him from power, he wrote his will entrusting June Milne with the publication of all his writings. She took up this task with utmost quiet and steely diligence f
  • Fri - May 18, 2018: Final Statement of the Accra Conference about Morocco's Accession to ECOWAS - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Institut Amadeus] - The Amadeus Institute, IMANI Center for Policy and Education and Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc (CGEM) along with the Regional Alliance for Monitoring of the Moroccan Accession to ECOWAS, emphasize how the pragmatic discussions held today provide insights over the mutual interests for Morocco and Ghana to engage in a deepening of their economic and political relations. Ghanaian private sector and political representatives showed an enthusiastic support regardi
  • Thu - May 17, 2018: Government to Adopt E-Payment System As Only Mode of Payment to Cut Down Corruption - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] In line with global trends, Government will soon end cash payment settlements and resort to e-payment systems only in transacting business with the public.
  • Thu - May 17, 2018: One Percent of GDP for Science and Technology Research - -Minister - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] The government will be spending one percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on science and technology research, Professor Frimpong Boateng, Minister for the Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation, has disclosed.
  • Thu - May 17, 2018: Atebubu-Amantin Set for Accelerated Development - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] The Atebubu-Amantin Municipal Chief Executive (MCE),Mr Edward Owusu, has outlined plans for the accelerated development of the Municipality.