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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Deliberate gov’t policy needed for the training and exportation of local seafarers

B & FT Online 29 May 2023
According to some experts in the maritime industry, Ghana must act with urgency in order to get her fair share of the projected 800,000 seafarers in demand from Africa to man the new generation of ships....

Take advantage of SHEeo leadership programme –WISTA Prez

B & FT Online 26 May 2023
President of the Ghana Chapter of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA-Ghana), Jemilat Jawula Mahamah, has encouraged women in the maritime sector to take advantage of the maritime SHEeo leadership programme ... to become maritime leaders in the future....

Journalists receive training in maritime security

Business Ghana 25 May 2023
A five-day programme to build the capacity of journalists in maritime security issues is underway in Takoradi in the Western Region.  ... The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tom Norring, said the role of the media was key in raising awareness of maritime security and also influencing maritime policy and strategy formulation....

Five-day maritime training for media, maritime professionals underway

B & FT Online 24 May 2023
Tom Norring, Danish Ambassador to Ghana, at a brief ceremony explained that since the emergence of maritime criminality in the Gulf of Guinea, various interventions have been adopted by actors to suppress these crimes which include piracy and armed robbery at sea; illegal ......

German government keen at supporting KAIPTC to build capacity of maritime actors in Africa

Joy Online 23 May 2023
The German government says it is committed to supporting the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in building the capacity of maritime actors in Africa ... However, maritime threats such as piracy, robbery, illegal fishing, and smuggling pose significant challenges to the stability and prosperity of coastal states....

Enforcing 2017 ITLOS Ruling: Ghana Boundary Commission urges Ghanaians and Ivorians to report any violations

Joy Online 21 May 2023
He said they will help to safeguard Ghana’s Western maritime boundary ... Ghana’s Western maritime maritime boundary became topical after the 2017 International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea(ITLOS) ruling which said, there has not been any violation on the part of Ghana on Côte d’Ivoire’s maritime boundary....

Ghana Boundary Commission hints at reconstructing boundary pillars which aided 2017 ITLOS ruling

Joy Online 18 May 2023
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Joint Technical meeting in Grand Bassam, Cote D’ Ivoire, National Coordinator of the Ghana Boundary Commission, Major General Emmanuel Kotia called for the re-affirmation of maritime boundaries between Ghana and Cote D’ Ivoire....

International Day for Women in Maritime |18 May 2023

Nation 18 May 2023
Spotlight on women in the maritime sector ... Today we look at four Seychellois women in the maritime sector and their role to raise women’s profile in maritime ... I'm not a director general in the Maritime Authority but I was invited by IMO and Ghana Maritime Authority to participate in the Green Shipping Conference in February 2023....

Gov’ts must be brave in pushing decarbonization in shipping – IMO SG

B & FT Online 15 May 2023
The Secretary General of the IMO, Kitack Lim, said these at the 2023 Singapore Maritime Week event themed ‘Ambition Meets Action’ in Singapore ... Earlier this year, the IMO Secretary General was in Ghana to address a Green Shipping conference organized by the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), the IMO and the Danish Maritime Authority....

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