By Robbie Hallmark
Ghana is a Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic located along the Gulf of Guinea. Ghana's religion is thirty-percent Muslim, and thirty-eight percent Christian. Ghana's official language is English and they speak many other languages. Ghana's government was created as a Parliamentary Democracy.
The percentage of the general population is considered to be Christian. Where as the Protestant Sector remained at twenty-five percent and the percentage of Catholics increased from two-percent to fifteen-percent. A large rise was recorded for protestant (Pentecostals) to eight-percent compared with their two-percent representation.
The official language of Ghana is English. In a small Country like Ghana, with a population of only twenty-four million people, there are over seven different tribal groups with its own distinct language. However, languages that belong to the same Ethnic Group are usually intelligible.
Ghana's government was created as a parliamentary democracy. In Ghana political parties became legal in mid-1992, after ten years. There are twenty-political parties under the 4th republic; the main ones are the, Provisional National Council, National Democratic Congress, successor to Jerry John Rawlings' original ruling organ Provisional National Defence Council, which has been the incumbent government of Ghana for 32 years between 1981 to 2012.
The New Patriotic Party, founded in 1992, which has been the incumbent government of Ghana for 8 years, winning presidential and parliamentary elections elections in 2000 and 2004, and is successor to the Gold Coast's The Big Six independence achiever party United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC); the People's National Convention, and the Convention People's Party, successor to Kwame Nkrumah's original party of the same name, which was the incumbent government of Ghana for 10 years, from declaration of independence in 1957 to 1966, winning elections in 1956, 1960, and 1965.