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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.

The Rev. Frances Amenu of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, as he ministers to the large expatriate Ghanian community of London, England. 

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%

People in Mission

 
Luallin, Gary
Ghana
Gary Luallin, a member of Southside Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jacksonville, Florida, serves with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, as a university professor.
Give a gift for Gary's appointment

 
Tisinger, Kristine
Ghana
Kristine Tisinger, a member of University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Fort Worth, Texas, serves the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana.
Give a gift for Kristine's appointment

Support Ministries in Ghana

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Africa from the designation list and type work in Ghana into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Ghana:

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