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: 29,340.248 (2020)

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 - Sep 18, 2020: President Swears in 16 High Court Judges - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] As part of measures to address the infrastructure and accommodation challenges at the Judiciary, the government is constructing 98 courts and bungalows across the country for judges, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: Law Against Domestic Workers' Abuse Passed - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations in collaboration with Parliament of Ghana has passed the Labour (Domestic Workers') Regulations, 2020 (L.I. 2408) to establish a governance framework for the regulation of domestic work and ensure full labour protection for domestic workers.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: 4 Remanded in Connection With Murder of Law Professor - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The four persons arrested in connection with the murder of University of Ghana law professor, Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, were yesterday remanded into police custody by the Kaneshie District Court, in Accra.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: 3-Day Virtual World Journalists Confab Begins - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] A three-day virtual World Journalists Conference (WJC) being organised by the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) began on Monday.
  • Fri - Sep 18, 2020: First Phase of Hearts Pobiman Project Ready in Three Weeks - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Communications Manager of Hearts of Oak, Kwame Opare Addo, has disclosed that the first phase of the club's Pobiman Project would be completed in three weeks.