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About GHANA, WEST AFRICA

 

 

LOCATION

Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo.

Land Boundaries:

Burkina Faso 549 km, Cote d'Ivoire 668 km and Togo 877 km.

 

Geography:

Size 239,460 sq km, slightly less than Oregon, US. Ghana has a tropical climate, it is warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north. Ghana's terrain consists of mostly low plains with a dissected plateau in the south-central area. Its lowest point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 m and its highest point is Mount Afadjato standing at 880 m. Lake Volta is the world's largest artificial lake

 

Population:

Just over 21 million people live in Ghana. Life expectancy is around 56 years. Birth rate is on average 3.02 per woman. 3.1% of the population is believed to have HIV/AIDS. Literacy rate is just under 75%.

 

Languages:

English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga).

 

Ethnic Groups:

Black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5%.

 

Religion:

Principle Religion: 20-28%, Protestant, 21-38% Traditional Beliefs,15-19% Roman Catholics, 16% Muslim

 

Brief Political History:

Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. A long series of coups resulted in the suspension of the constitution in 1981 and a ban on political parties. A new constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992. Lt. Jerry Rawlings, head of state since 1981, won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John Kufuor, who defeated former Vice President Atta Mills in a free and fair election, succeeded him..

 

 

NEWSLETTER FOR November / December  2014

Brother Seth Acree is overseeing the work in Ghana, and

things are progressing. He has been keeping the doors open and the lights shining bright at Lighthouse Baptist Church of Tema.

 

Please pray for him as he acquires proof of his resident permits for the entire family. Pray also for the Lord to strengthen his dear wife... READ MORE

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CONTACT

Ghana Field Address

Missionary Fredrick Kearney

US Ph# 856-419-7723

609-334-1008

P.O.Box CE 11477

Tema Ghana West Africa

Ghana Ph# 011-233-28-732-5001

or 011-233-28-730-5737

 

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