Coordinates: 8°N 2°W / 8°N 2°W / 8; -2

Ghana (i/ˈɡɑːnə/), officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2, Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" in Mande.

The territory of present-day Ghana has been inhabited for millennia, with the first permanent state dating back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti. Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana's current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. In 1957, it became the first sub-saharan African nation to declare independence from European colonisation.

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US$1.7bn Afreximbank financing boost for economy

B & FT Online 12 Jun 2024
The bank’s robust support for Ghana’s development agenda was recently shown by a groundbreaking project nicknamed ‘Project Shiprite’ ... This financing will facilitate the construction and operation of a cutting-edge floating dock ship-repair facility in the port of Takoradi, positioning Ghana as a regional maritime hub....

Amsol names new tanker “Densu River” as it strengthens partnership with Goil

B & FT Online 03 Jun 2024
The christening of the vessel, showcases AMSOL’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of Ghana’s maritime sector while paying homage to the country’s rich heritage ... After three years of dedicated service to clients, this ceremony reflects AMSOL’s commitment and roots in Ghana’s maritime industry....

GPHA joins local companies in 3rd made in Ghana bazaar

B & FT Online 03 Jun 2024
Officials of the Authority, including the Ghana Shippers Authority were present to guide visitors on their key offerings as state maritime institutions. The Bazaar was held under the theme “Promoting Made-in-Ghana Goods and Services for Economic Prosperity “....

NPWMP-WCA Ghana chapter mentored students of Tema Manhean  senior high School

B & FT Online 03 Jun 2024
The Ghana Chapter of Network of Professional Women in Maritime and Port Sectors for West and Central Africa (NPWMP- WCA GH), has organized a mentorship session with students from the Tema Manhean Senior High School to guide them towards their career goals and ambitions ...The International Maritime Organization Champions gender equality....

GSA gains insight from Federal Maritime Commission study tour

B & FT Online 02 Jun 2024
As part of effort to enhance its regulatory capabilities and address ongoing challenges within Ghana’s maritime industry, the Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA) embarked on a study tour of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in Washington, D.C ... efficient maritime industry in Ghana....

There is more room for women to participate in maritime sector

Business Ghana 29 May 2024
Some women professionals in the maritime and port sector of Ghana say that even though their numbers are growing, more women are needed to participate in the sector ... The women speaking at a Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) media engagement encouraged young female ......

Ghana Link’s boss recognised for transforming maritime & trade business

B & FT Online 29 May 2024
Dr Nick Danso Adjei, the Executive Chairman of Trade Facilitation Company, Ghana Link Network Services Ltd, has been named the Best Maritime and Trade CEO of the Year at the 8th Ghana CEO Summit ... Speaking at the sidelines of the Ghana CEO Summit, Dr ... This year’s Ghana CEO Summit focused on the theme “Reigniting Business and Economic Growth....

Women-led SMEs in Maritme and Trade attend empowerment forum

Business Ghana 27 May 2024
A forum to mark this year's International Day for Women in the Maritime, Logistics and Trade has been held in Accra, serving as a networking event for all Ghanaian women operating in the sector ... Shaping the Future of Maritime Safety," ... It also served as a nurturing that helped to build resilient and sustainable women-led businesses in Ghana....

Exchange rate fluctuation crippling SMEs – WISTA

B & FT Online 24 May 2024
Speaking at a forum on empowering women-led enterprises in maritime and trade, organised by the United States Agency for International Development through the Feed the Future Ghana Trade and Investment (GTI) Activity and WISTA in Accra, she emphasised that SMEs also face ......