Ghana : Some Facts

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  • The population of Ghana is estimated at 28.04 million people.
  • Average life expectancy in Ghana is 62 years.
  • Literacy: 34% of adults (those aged over 15 years) are illiterate.
  • Education: only 60% of the population have attended school for any period of time.
  • Malaria is the cause of 20% of deaths in children under 5.
  • Ghana became the first African country to gain independence from European colonisers in 1957.
  • Football is played at national level and loved by almost everyone; the senior national team is called the Black Stars. The Ghanaian footballers Michael Essien, Tony Yeboah, Baba Rahman and Albert Adomah are well known Ghanaian players in the UK.