THE COUNTRY OF GHANA
Ghana is a country not only home to a rich cultural heritage, but one which is steeped in history and blessed with exceptional natural resources.
Located on the gulf of guinea, along the Atlantic coast of west Africa, Ghana was a popular destination for European traders dating back to the 15th century – evidence still exists in the many castles dotted along the countries’ coast. A beacon for the rest of the continent, a visionary named Dr. Kwame Nkrumah led the gold coast out of colonization to become an independent nation in 1957; the first independent country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Assisting in the progress of the country, home to approximately 20 million people, is the wealth of natural resources, including gold and diamonds, cocoa, timber, bauxite, the Volta river, and miles of beaches along the Atlantic coast.
The climate of Ghana is tropical, i.e., Hot. Temperatures are consistent throughout the year in the +21C to +38C range with high humidity in the southern parts and very dry air in the north. There is a rainy season during the months of April – June. Religions include Christianity, Islam and traditional African religions. The government is a constitutional democracy and the current president is professor John Atta Mills.