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

  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Africa Is Beyond Aid - President Akufo-Addo - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged Africa leaders to fast track the process of creating an African Common Market that seeks to present immense opportunities in wealth creation and prosperity to the continent's population.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: ICAG Launches Partnership in Learning Scheme - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] A project dubbed: The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Partner in Learning (PiL) Scheme, which is designed to help strengthen Ghana's accountancy education, training and qualification, has been launched in Accra.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Galamsey Land Reclamation Project - Don't Ignore the Ghanaian Media - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] A traditional wisdom is reflected in this African proverb: If two people set a trap, it is the two that inspect the trap. Philosophically, the significance of the above proverb is what can be interpreted as 'transparency, probity and accountability'.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Volta Region Takes Turn At Commission of Inquiry On New Regions - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] Nana Okraebia II, Benkum Hemaa of the Buem traditional area in Volta North, has called on the people of Buem to rally behind the chief and elders for the creation of a new Region to help develop the area.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Ama to Introduce Speed Control Measures in Accra - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced plans to introduce speed control measures to prevent road traffic accidents in the metropolis.