About Ghana

Geography and Politics

Ghana, in West Africa, is bordered by the Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” and is derived from the medieval Ghana Empire.

Ghana’s climate is tropical, being warm and comparatively dry along the southeast coast, hot and humid in the southwest and hot and dry in the north. The terrain is mostly low plains with a plateau in the south-central area.

Although the area of present-day Ghana has experienced many population movements, the native and major Akan ethnic group of South Ghana today were firmly settled by the 10th century. The constitution in Ghana divides powers among a president, parliament, cabinet, council of state, and an independent judiciary.

People and Economy

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Population 25.2 Million
Life Expectancy 65 years
Population Literacy (Male) 78.3 %
Population Literacy (Female) 65.3%
Population below poverty line    28.5%
Unemployment Rate 12.9%
GDP Per Capita $3,400 USD

Infrastructure

Ghana is ranked 135 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index. There are approximately 21.2 million mobile phones in Ghana, but only 1.3 million Internet users. The major difficulties facing Ghana include poor farming practices, poor climatic conditions, hunger and poverty.

 

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Information and photo’s taken from  http://www.meda.org/about-ghana-grow

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Spring at Oakcrossing

Mothers Day DrawSpring at Oakcrossing

Nice sunny day in London, Ontario, a little chill. The minute I open the door at Oakcrossing, you forget about the windy weather outside. The home is full of SPRING. The fresh flowers, the lovely tables, the soft music, the food smell, ALL scream SPRING.
At the entrance, it is a Mother Day Draw sign. ALL PROCCEEDS are going to GHANA GROW PROJECT. The sign cannot be missed, it is very colorful. THANK YOU Oakcrossing for all your support!!!!
And, I should not forget the little chicks; they are a week old. They are full of energy, reminding us the spring is actually here.

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peopleCare Mother’s Day Draw

Mothers Day Draw

Hello Everyone,

Please do not forget to see the front desk at all of our peopleCare Homes to purchase tickets for our Mother’s Day Draw!

The First Place Winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to the spa of their choice.  Second place is two Toronto Blue Jay’s tickets and Third place is for a round of golf for two at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in Woodstock!

Tickets are available at reception, $3 each or 5 tickets for $10.  The draw will take place on May 7, 2014 and all winners will be contacted directly.

Good Luck!