Republic of Ghana

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Ghana's General Information

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Capital of the Republic of Ghana

Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo
Coordinates: 8 00 N, 2 00 W / Area: Total = 238,533 sq km - Land = 227,533 sq km - Water: 11,000 sq km
Country: Africa / Size Comparison to the world: 83 / Land boundaries: 2,420 km
Border countries (3): Burkina Faso 602 km, Cote d'Ivoire 720 km, Togo 1,098 km
Coastline: 539 km / Maritime claims: Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north.
Terrain: mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area.
Elevation: mean elevation: 190 m / Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m / Highest point: Mount Afadjato 885 m
Natural resources: gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone
Land use: agricultural land: 69.1% / Arable land 20.7%; permanent crops 11.9%; permanent pasture 36.5% / Forest: 21.2% / other: 9.7% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land: 340 sq km (2012) / Natural hazards: dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March; droughts.

General  note:
Lake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake (manmade reservoir) by surface area (8,482 sq km; 3,275 sq mi); the lake was created following the completion of the Akosombo Dam in 1965, which holds back the White Volta and Black Volta Rivers.
Environment - International agreements
Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands.
Environment - current issues:
Recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water.
Airports: 10 - Airports with paved runaway: 7 / Roadways: Total: 109,515 km / Paved: 13,787 km / unpaved: 95,728 km (2009)
Port and terminalmajor seaport(s): Takoradi, Tema.

Conventional long formRepublic of Ghana
Conventional short form: Ghana

Etymology: named for the medieval West African kingdom of the same name, but whose location was actually further north than the modern country.
Capital: Accra.
Administrative divisions:
10 regions; Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western
Independence day: 6 March 1957 (from the UK)
Military branches: Ghana Army, Ghana Navy, Ghana Air Force (2012)

Chief of statePresident Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO (since 7 January 2017)
Vice President: Mahamudu BAWUMIA (since 7 January 2017)

CabinetCouncil of Ministers; nominated by the president, approved by Parliament.

Population27,499,924 Noun: Ghanaian(s)
Language: English (official)

Religion: Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2%
Cultural interest

Marine Foundation's Activities in Ghana

Services for the Youth

World Football Youth Association under the patronage of His Excellency President George M. Weah and the Leadership of Associated Countries Presidents

Football Peace Tournament:

Event Organization to promote economic incentive through sport's education & challenge.

Maritime Development

Distribution of state-of-the-art Fishing boats to seed the development of maritime educational centers. WONMO MARINE sponsorship & Training.

Strategic Headquarters

Construction of  First Ladies Foundation's Headquarters.

National Kingdom Schools:

15000 children school construction concept engineered with modern learning tools equipment for young children up to high-school. 

Vocational Training

Vocational training technical skills School would allow association with multinationals who are strategically putting their products in Africa. A first in the world, VTTS (Vocational Training Technical Skills) will be an entire full sub-faculty of Global University of Technology & Development

Global University of Technology & Development:

The GU concept comprises building campuses on each of the 5 continents of the world. The funding would revolve around a corporate membership system established throughout the networks of the Foundation.



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