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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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Indian envoy underscores maritime cooperation with Ghana

Business Ghana 25 Jul 2024
The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Manish Gupta, has under­scored the impor­tance of maritime cooperation between Ghana and India, particularly where they both shared mutual interest in maintaining peace and stability in the sub-region....

Korean government collaborates with RMU to train, recruit for shipbuilding industry 

Ghana Business News 17 Jul 2024
The ongoing exercise at the Regional Maritime University (RMU) forms part of efforts to get personnel specifically welders and fabricators to fill the gaps within the sector. The move is aimed at recruiting welders, polishing and sharpening their skills to meet the standards in Korea shipbuilding and maritime industry....

Gambia Ports Authority impressed with GPHA’s business model

B & FT Online 16 Jul 2024
They made this known when they visited the Port of Tema on a benchmarking exercise that seeks to monitor port concessions at Ghana’s ports ... They toured of one of GPHA’s flagship business units, the International Maritime Hospital, a one-stop tertiary health facility that serves Ghana’s maritime industry and beyond....

Ghana to begin full implementation of shipping regulations

Ghana Business News 14 Jul 2024
The regulations also aimed at domesticating some shipping activities in the maritime and shipping industries of Ghana ... George Anti-Kwakye, a Principal Maritime Administrative Officer at the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA), disclosed this at a Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority’s (GPHA) media forum....

Border dispute resolution instrument for regional security and stability - Akufo-Addo

Business Ghana 14 Jul 2024
The President recalled the maritime boundary dispute between Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire, which had to be resolved in court. "Fortunately for Ghana, this dispute was litigated at the Maritime Court in Hamburg and the outcome, which weas favourable to Ghana, was readily accepted by Cote d'Ivoire....

Maritime actors and academia urged to collaborate to safeguard marine domain

Business Ghana 07 Jul 2024
The Minister gave the advice on Thursday at a high-level meeting on  Maritime Domain Awareness co-organised by the Ghana Navy and University of Ghana (UG) in Accra ... Additionally, the Ghana Maritime Authority in collaboration with the Ghana Navy will soon take delivery of ......

Industrial trawlers complain of lack of local captains, seafarers

Business Ghana 07 Jul 2024
Mr Stephen Adjo Katcher, the President of GITA, told the Ghana News Agency that it was about time the Regional Maritime University upped its game in training more seafarers to sustain the local industries....

[SoNA 4]: President Barrow Says GPA’s Gross Profit Increased to D1.2 Billion

Foroyaa 05 Jul 2024
In the areas of aviation and maritime ... “In this respect, twenty-three students are currently sponsored at the Regional Maritime University in Ghana, studying various engineering fields, and all the first cohort of the students graduated with distinctions,” he told lawmakers....

Shippers Awards advocates industry alignment to tackle climate change

B & FT Online 04 Jul 2024
The Ghana Shippers Awards is advocating for an industry alignment to sustain the Maritime and Shipping Industry in the face of challenging climate change ... Speaking on the theme ‘Sustaining the Maritime and Shipping Landscape in an Era of Climate Change’, Mr ... Afua Asabea Asare I, CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority....