Ghana is a nation of West Africa; with a southern coastline on the Gulf of Guinea it borders Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and Côte d'Ivoire to the west. While English is the official language, another ten dialogues are spoken among the population of 25.7 million. Accra is Ghana's capital city with a population of 2.5 million.
Ghana achieved middle income status in 2010 and its expected growth rate in 2014 is 7.9%, one of the highest GDP per capita rates in West Africa. Ghana has abundant natural resources and is the second largest African producer of Gold (after South Africa). Other natural resources include oil, iron and diamonds and it is predicted to be the world's largest Cocoa producer by 2015.
Ghana's President, John Dramani Mahama is currently the chair of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Australia has a strong mining presence in Ghana and a growing expat community. Australia has resident accreditation to Ghana through our High Commission in Accra. In turn Ghana has resident accreditation through its High Commission in Canberra.
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