Welcome To Ghana

  • Country Profile
  • Development Agenda


The Republic of Ghana is located in West Africa and shares a border with Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Formerly known as the Gold Coast, Ghana is considered one of Africa’s most stable democracies and was the first sub-Saharan nation to break free from colonial rule.

Ghana consistently ranks in the top three countries in Africa for freedom of speech and press freedom, with strong broadcast media in particular and radio the medium with the greatest reach. Cocoa, gold and more recently oil are the economic drivers of the economy.

President: Nana Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Capital: Accra

Population: 25.6 million

Religion: Islam, Christianity

Languages: English, Akan, Ewe

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40 Year Development Plan

The government is currently in the planning and consultation phase of a 40 year plan centred on an inclusive and resilient economy, equitable and healthy society, safe and sustainable communities, effective and efficient institutions and the influential role of Ghana in international affairs.

The 40 year plan will comprise 10 medium-term plans, each being 4 years long and undergoing review every 10 years to keep it relevant.