Ghana

Ghana is located in Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo                 

Ghana is one of West Africa's most stable countries, financially and politically. It receives thousands of refugees from neighboring countries, such as Sierra Leone, where strife is abundant. Ghana's vibrant tourist industry attracts thousands of tourists annually. The country has large Muslim and Christian populations and the two groups work hard at good relations. Our partners in Ghana are the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Christian Council of Ghana.

Pray for: The outreach of the Christian Council of Ghana to refugees from neighboring countries.

Population (2014 est) – 25,758,108
Area – 148,200mi
Capital – Accra

Ethnic Background

  • Akan - 47.5% 
  • Mole-Dagbon - 16.6%
  • Ewe - 13.9% 
  • Ga-Dangme - 7.4% 
  • Gurma - 5.7% 
  • Guan - 3.7% 
  • Grusi - 2.5%
  • Mande-Busanga - 1.1%
  • Other - 1.6%

Exports - oil, gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticultural products
Imports - capital equipment, refined petroleum, foodstuffs

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 63, F 68
Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 38.52 deaths/1,000 live births
Adult Illiteracy Rate – 28.5%

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