Ghana

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INFORMATION

Capital: Accra

Government: Constitutional Democracy

Current President: John Mahama

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: 25,780,000 (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 - Feb 24, 2017: Parliament Begins Debate On SONA - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] Parliament Thursday began a debate on President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered to the House on Tuesday.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: New Upper East Rm Reports for Duty - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] The newly appointed Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Rockson Ayine Bukari, formally arrived in the region on Wednesday to take charge of the region's administration as he called on the people to be loyal to government's course for development and also show positive ethics at their various work places.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Nollywood Actress Tonto Dikeh Is Single Again - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Star] Tonto Dikeh who is one of the sexiest actresses in Nollywood is back on the market.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: MP Joe Mensah Evacuates 35yrs Refuse Dump - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The chiefs and people of Whindo, a farming community in the Kwesimintsim Constituency, can now heave a sigh of relief, after their Member of Parliament (MP), in collaboration with the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) Waste Management Department, cleared a huge refuse dump in the area.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: Aduana Stars Maul Bolga All Stars to Stay Top - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Aduana Stars demolished debutantes Bolga All Stars 4-0 at the Nana Agyemang-Badu Park in the Ghana Premier League on Wednesday afternoon.