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

  • Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Champions Nigeria, Others Arrive for AWCON - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] DEFENDING Champions of the African Women's Cup of Nations, the Super Falcons of Nigeria and the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon - runners-up at the last edition, as well as Zambia have arrived in the country for the 11th edition of the tournament which starts tomorrow.
  • Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Cheers, Jeers Greet 2019 Budget Statement - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] THE usual rancorous cheers and jeers that have become a permanent feature during the presentation of annual budget statements and fiscal policies were virtually missing yesterday when the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, came to Parliament in Accra yesterday to deliver the 2019 edition.
  • Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Stop Compulsory Gh¢10 Teachers' Salaries Deduction - Educ. Ministry - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Education(MOE), has directed the Ghana Education Service(GES) to stop the compulsory deduction of GH¢10 from teachers' salaries which is being paid to the State Insurance Company (SIC) as a group insurance policy.
  • Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Mentally-Ill Man Assaults Private Security Guard - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] A 64-year-old private security guard was assaulted by a man believed to be mentally-ill, last Sunday, while on duty post at the Global Access Bank, Osu, in Accra.
  • Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Two Residential Properties Belong to Woyome - Witness - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The state has finally concluded its evidence at the Supreme Court with regard to the ownership of the two residential properties at Adjiringanor and Trassacco Valley in the Greater Accra Region.