Republic of Ghana. Background. Formerly the Gold Coast before 1957 1957- acquired its independence from the Great Britain and that brought about the change of name to Ghana. The word Ghana means " Warrior King ”. Ghana is located on the west coast of Africa
Formerly the Gold Coast before 1957
1957- acquired its independence from the Great Britain and that brought about the change of name to Ghana.
The word Ghana means "Warrior King”.
Ghana is located on the west coast of Africa
Boarded by Burkina Faso (north), the Atlantic Ocean (south), Ivory Coast (East), and Togo (West) .
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah - The first Prime Minister and president of the Republic of Ghana from 1957 – 1966
The country went through different political faces (Military and Civilian rules)
Coup de ta ( Military take over )
Population about 25 million (2012 estimate).
- About the size of Oregon.
National Coat of Arms
- adopted on the 4th March 1957.
According to the 2010 census:
17% Muslims and
Ghana is world’s 14th fastest growing economy in 2013
- President : John DramaniMahama
-Vice- president : KwesiAmissah-Arthur
- A 230-member Parliament
Ghanaian diplomats politicians
Kofi Annan - former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Jerry John Rawlings - former President
former President John AgyekumKuffour- chairmen of the Economic Community of West African States.
Festivals eg. Deer hunting
Music and art
Headmistress and primary school students
12,630 primary schools,
5,450 junior secondary schools,
503 senior secondary schools,
21 training colleges,
18 technical institutions,
two diploma-awarding institutions and
five universities serving a population of 18 million
Akosombo Dam – largest artificial dam in the world.
Volta lake is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world.
Castles and Forts