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

  • Fri - Jul 19, 2019: Promoting TVET With High Quality Start-Up Kits - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] In recent times, Ghana government agencies and several civil society organizations (CSOs) are providing opportunities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for the youth, un-employed persons as well as upskilling artisans.
  • Fri - Jul 19, 2019: Fenyito School Pupils Heave a Sigh of Relief - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] School pupils of Fenyito, a farming community in the Anlo District, have to swim sometimes to school due to the breakdown of a boat that carries them.
  • Fri - Jul 19, 2019: Head-to-Head Meetings Senegal Algeria - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] 14 Aug 1983 Senegal v Algeria 1-1 AFCON
  • Fri - Jul 19, 2019: 'Adopt Entrepreneurial Mindset to Drive Devt Agenda' - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] PUBLIC relations (PR) practitioners have been urged to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to drive the development agenda of their various companies and the country at large.
  • Fri - Jul 19, 2019: Databank's Mfund Posts Positive Returns - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Databank Group Limited Money Market Fund (MFund) posted positive returns last year in spite of the banking challenges, the Chairman of MFund, Benjamin Gogo has said.