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 - Jun 22, 2017: Child Labour Is Harmful to the Physical, Moral and Mental Development of Children - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] I lived 5 years of my life working tirelessly for one very wealthy man who could have treated me better than he did or, perhaps, ensure that I was educated also. I was denied formal education. I had no time to enjoy life as any normal child. At age 8, I was solely responsible for the upkeep of the house of this man.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Fishermen Agree to Put a Stop to Light Fishing - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] Fishermen in the coastal regions of the country have agreed to put a stop to light fishing as a measure of arresting the consistent decline in the stocks of fish within the coastal waters.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: DAFC Administrator Designate Proposes Borrowing to Pre - Finance Activities of Mmdas - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's nominee for District Assemblies' Common Fund (DACF) Administrator, Madam Irene Naa Torshie Addo, has proposed borrowing from financial institutions to pre- finance the activities of district assemblies.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: President Akufo-Addo, Please Implement Your Pension Scheme for Cocoa Farmers - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The Afosu Area Cocoa Farmers Association in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region has appealed to the government to institute a pension scheme for cocoa farmers to free them from poverty in old age. This, according to a GNA report, could be done by deducting tokens from their sales proceeds to sustain the scheme.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: Tamale Teaching Hospital CEO Position Turns Tribal - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] The raging tension at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) over who becomes a substantive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is fast taking a tribal dimension, as another name has popped up as the favourite of the people of the area.