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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Ghana Draws Nigeria in 2022 Awcon Qualifiers - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Ghana has been paired with Nigeria in the 2022 Total African Women's Cup of Nations to be staged in Morocco.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Government Working On Amazon Operating in Ghana--Finance Minister - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) is working assiduously to attract Amazon to Ghana, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Govt Presents 20,000 Wheelchairs to PWDs - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia yesterday presented 20,000 wheelchairs to Persons with Disability (PWDs) to facilitate mobility and enhance their dignity.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Upper West Police Seize 350 Parcels of 'Wee' - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Upper West Regional Police Command on Saturday seized 350 parcels of compressed dry leaves, suspected to be marijuana ('Wee'), at carpenter, along the Bamboi-Bole Highway, in the Savannah Region.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Focus On Development Challenges in North - - Oppong Nkrumah - AllAfrica News: Ghana
    [Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has challenged media practitioners in the north to concentrate much on developmental challenges of the area.