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Development in Ghana

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Introduction

Ghana is a country located on the Gulf of Guinea, only a few degrees north of the Equator, therefore giving it a warm climate. The country spans an area of 238,500 km2 (92,085 sq mi). It is surrounded by Togo to the east, C�te d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The Greenwich Meridian passes through Ghana,. Ghana is geographically closer to the "centre" of the world than any other country. Ghana is a divided into 10 administrative regions, subdivided into a total of 138 districts. The regions are * Ashanti, capital Kumasi * Brong Ahafo, capital Sunyani * Central, capital Cape Coast * Eastern, capital Koforidua * Greater Accra, capital Accra * Northern, capital Tamale * Upper East, capital Bolgatanga * Upper West, capital Wa * Volta, capital Ho * Western, capital Sekondi-Takoradi Population of major cities City Population Accra 2,096,653 Kumasi 1,604,909 Tamale 390,730 Takoradi 260,651 Tema 229,106 Teshie 154,513 Sekondi 153,900 Cape Coast 200,204 Obuasi 147,613 Dunkwa-On-Offin 108,482 Socio-economic indicator Top of Form Ghana's Millennium Development Goals 1990 1995 2000 2007 Goal 1: Eliminate extreme poverty and hunger Employment to population ratio, 15+, total (%) ...read more.

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56 64 72 80 Marine protected areas, (% of surface area) .. .. .. .. Nationally protected areas (% of total land area) .. .. .. 15.9 Goal 7: Develop a global partnership for development Aid per capita (current US$) 37 38 31 50 Debt service (PPG and IMF only, % of exports, excluding workers' remittances) 36 22 24 3 Internet users (per 100 people) 0.0 0.0 0.2 3.8 Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people) 0 0 1 33 Telephone lines (per 100 people) 0 0 1 2 Other Fertility rate, total (births per woman) 5.6 5.1 4.7 4.3 GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) 370 360 330 600 GNI, Atlas method (current US$) (billions) 5.5 6.3 6.5 13.8 Gross capital formation (% of GDP) 14.4 20.0 24.0 34.1 Life expectancy at birth, total (years) 58 59 58 56 Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) .. .. 58 65 Population, total (millions) 15.0 17.2 19.5 22.9 Trade (% of GDP) 42.7 57.4 116.0 93.9 1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and hunger ( Target/Indicator: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the number of people whose income is less than $1 a day) ...read more.

Conclusion

in order to pay off their large bill of maintaining and developing a country the Ghanaians need to broaden their range of goods in order to attract more customers and more costumers means more money for the people and more money for the government. there are also many ways to measure a countries development some of which are GDP (PPP) to find out their financial status and also the life expectancy and mortality rate which will indicate the advances in medical development, some indicators are economic and some social and some socio-economic(both). In comparison to other African countries Ghana is developing at an amazing rate and is well on its way to achieving its milinueim goals. Another thing discussed in this article are the benefits and disadvantages of fair trade and way the rest of the world is acting towards helping these third world countries develop by cancelling dept sending aid in forms of training, business and financial aid among many others. To sum it all up I think that Ghana is on the fast track to becoming a very well developed country. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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