The real tragedy of Ghana, like many other countries in the region, is that it is failing to end extreme poverty and combat the disparities that divide society despite possessing the resources to do so.
The agricultural sector employs more than 41% of the workforce. Through our economic justice program, we support agricultural livelihoods by encouraging adaptation to climate change, improving access to equipment and promoting targeted investments in the agricultural sector.
We work with other civil society organizations to promote accountability of duty bearers and demand that the Government of Ghana use the country’s significant mineral wealth to promote the development of poor and vulnerable communities.
Ghana current situation
The first president Kwame Nkrumah, who had previously served as prime minister during the monarchical period, turned the country towards socialism and Africanism, which led to a coup d’état against him in 1966.
The president may be dismissed by the national parliament, two-thirds of the parliamentarians are needed, in cases of violation of the constitution, conduct unfit for office and that he is affected in his physical or mental conditions (Article 69).
The president directs national policy, presides over the government cabinet (Article 77), which assists him (Article 76), and appoints and dismisses its members (Article 78). He must also preside over the Council of State and the National Security Council in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the armed forces (Article 83). In his relationship with the national parliament, the president may reject budgets submitted by that chamber (Article 106) and may dissolve the parliament (Article 113).
What are the people like in Ghana?
Currently, the country is one of the most powerful democracies on the continent, highlighting the important role it plays in the most important organization in the area: the African Union (AU). In addition to this, it is a member of other organizations in which the country does not play a leading role: the United Nations (UN), the Commonwealth of Nations (better known by its English name Commonwealth of Nations) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), among others. The country is also a member of the United Nations (UN), the Commonwealth of Nations (better known by its English name Commonwealth of Nations) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In 1948, three demobilized soldiers from the colony (Sergeant Frederick Adjetey Cornelius, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey), were peacefully on their way to Christiansborg Castle, to inform the governor of the plight, but were killed on the way. In 1966, Nkrumah was killed by the army.
In 1966, Nkrumah was overthrown by a coup d’état and thereafter the country entered an era of instability and political changes, which ended with a second coup d’état on December 31, 1981 led by the “Air Force Lieutenant Colonels”, commanded by Jerry Rawlings.
The president and the government share executive power. The president is the head of state, president of the government and head of the army. He appoints the vice president. The constitution requires that the majority of appointed ministers be chosen from among the members of parliament.
The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The courts may deal with any civil or criminal matter. The Supreme Court has a very extensive power of review. The Constitution authorizes it to review the constitutionality of any law or any act of the executive branch.
The hierarchy of the courts is very much inspired by the British system. The lawyers are mostly graduated from British universities, as are the judges. It is a justice permeable to pressure from powerful groups, as shown by the case of the seizure of the ship A.R.A. Fragata Libertad (Argentina) by order of a speculative fund.