About Ghana

List of Asantehemaa from 1695 to date

In Asanteman, the queen mother is the one through whom royal descent is reckoned and thus wields considerable power. She is very instrumental when it comes to enstooling of a new king in the Kingdom. The King consults her when making some key decisions for counsel.

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The 216 Districts in Ghana and their Capitals

Below is a list of all the districts in Ghana. Districts in Ghana are second-level administrative subdivisions of Ghana, below the level of region. The local government system consists of a Regional Co-ordinating Council, a four-tier Metropolitan and a three-tier Municipal/District Assemblies Structure. The District Assemblies are either Metropolitan (population over 250,000), Municipal (population over 95,000) or District (population 75,000 and ...

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List of Asantehene from 1680 to date

The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people’s ethnic group. The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning ‘clan’) Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti). Osei Tutu held the Ashanti throne ...

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Brief History of the Ghana Currency

Prior to independence, the issue of currency was the responsibility of the West African Currency Board (WACB). The West African pound, shillings and pence, constituted currency issued by the Board and was in circulation in Ghana until July 1958. First Issue of National Currency After Independence, the new monetary authority, the Bank of Ghana, issued its own currency in the ...

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Deputy Governors of Bank of Ghana from 1957 to date

Data Source: Bank of Ghana

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The Governors of Bank of Ghana from1957 to date

The Central Bank of Ghana traces its roots to the Bank of the Gold Coast (BCG), where it was nurtured. As soon as local politicians and economists saw political independence in sight in the mid 1950’s the agitation for a central bank was revived. It was argued that a central bank was one institution which would give true meaning to ...

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10 things required for a traditional wedding ceremony in Ghana

We have listed below some of the thing which will be required and their significance. 1. Bride price A price a groom should be prepared to pay if he has intended to marry a certain young woman on whom he had set his sights on ever since they started dating. In Ghana, it forms a key part of the traditional ...

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