Ghana celebrates 58 years of independence on Friday 6th March 2015
Formerly a British colony known as the Gold Coast, Ghana was the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence (1957)
Here are a few relevant facts and figures about Ghana:
Capital : Accra
Currency: The Ghana Cedi
Population: 27 million.
Languages: English (official), Akan (which includes Asante Twi, Akwapim Twi, Akyem, and Fanti) 49%, Mole-Dagbani 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga-Adangbe 8%, Guan 4%, others 10%.
Ghana has a diverse and rich resource base, and as such, has one of the highest GDP per capita in Africa at US$2600.
The Ghanaian flag is pictured above. Designed by Theodosia Salome Okoh, the red represents the blood that was shed towards independence, the gold represents the industrial minerals wealth of Ghana, the green symbolises the rich grasslands of Ghana, and the black star is the symbol of the Ghanaian people and African emancipation
The Greenwich meridian goes through Ghana; the equator misses Ghana by about 380 miles.
Ghana and the UK
The 2011 UK Census recorded 93,846 Ghanaian-born residents in England and Wale.
Well known British Ghanaians:
The UK’s Official Ghana’s 58th Independence Celebration:
To mark Ghana’s declaration of independence in 1957, the award winning and Sold out events promoters ofThe Enabling Centre 2014, Indigo2 2013 and over 10 years of successful events in the UK are celebrating with a show stopping event at the luxurious Royal Lounge in Wembley.
The prestigious event scheduled for the 7th day of March, a day after the main anniversary date will see over a thousand party-goers; some decked out in the national colours while others are glitz and glammed up to party to the great sounds from the explosive line up of entertainers and performers billed.
The event hosted by Capital Xtra’s Abrantee will include live performances from ‘Personal Personal’ Hit maker D-Black with his music producer DJ Breezy, Ghana’s finest musical artist Atumpan, Righteous P plus many more and some of the most sought after best African DJ’s in UK; DJ Ice, Mr Play, Lord Sega, DJ Billi, Ruff & Tuff plus many more will be playing the best of Afrobeats till 5am in the morning.
Saturday March 7th 2015 at the Luxurious Royal Lounge, Wembley