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Republic of Ghana
Timeline: 1983: Doomsday
GhanaFlag GhanaCOA
Flag Coat of Arms
GhanaMap
Location of Republic of Ghana

Motto
Freedom and Justice (English)

Capital
(and largest city)
Accra
Language English
Government Semi-Presidential Republic
President
Prime Minister
Area 238,535 km2
Population 21,837,000 
Independence from Great Britain
  declared 6 March 1957
  recognized 1 July 1960
Currency West African Franc

Ghana is a Republic located in Western Africa and is a member of the West African Union.

History

Post Doomsday

Ghana's economic decline only worsened after doomsday, and aid came in the form of the new democratic government of Nigeria, as well as the Ivory Coast. In exchange for aid, Jerry Rawlings current leader of Ghana was required to begin democratizing. Elections overseen by Ivory Coast and Nigeria saw Rawlings elected democratically by a narrow margin in 1993. The relationship forged continued and in 1999 along with Senegal and Togo, the nations formed the West African Union.

Government

Ghana is a parliamentary democracy divided amongst a president, parliament, cabinet, council of state, and an independent judiciary. The government transitioned in 1993 from a military dictatorship under Rawlings to a civilian lead government.

The nation of Nigeria aided Ghana's transition to a democratic state. It sent officials to oversee the elections and ensured a fair and equal vote.

President

The President is both the head of state and the head of government. He or she must be a natural born Ghanian citizen, at least 40 years of age, and be a qualified citizen eligible for Congress.

The president is responsible for upholding the Constitution, act on executive authority of the Republic of Ghana, and keep the national security and territorial integrity of the nation.

The president is also given the power to lead the executive branch of government; act as the commander in chief of the armed forces and declare war; issue executive orders, medals, and pardons; as well as declare martial law and a state of emergency.

Parliament

The Ghanaian Parliament is a unicameral system with the Parliament as the legislative body. There are 275 seats in the Parliament, and are divided up by party. Each of the ten states are divided up into Parliament constituencies. They range from 11 seats to 47 seats per state.

Members of Parliament, or MP's are elected by popular vote. The elections are operate on the first- past the post. There are two majority parties and several minority parties.

Seat Numbers

  • Ashanti Region- 47 seats
  • Brong Ahafo Region- 29 seats
  • Central Region- 23 seats
  • Eastern Region- 33 seats
  • Greater Accra Region- 34 seats
  • Northern Region- 31 seats
  • Upper East Region- 15 seats
  • Upper West Region- 11 seats
  • Volta Region- 26 seats
  • Western Region- 26 seats

Cabinet

Council of State

Judiciary

Political Divisions

Ghana is divided into ten regions. They are:

Region Capital Largest City Population Jurisdiction
Ashanti Kumasi Kumasi 11,000,000 Ashanti Autonomus Region
Brong-Ahafo Sunyani Sunyani 2,310,983 Brong-Ahafo Region
Greater Accra Accra Accra 4,010,054 Greater Accra
Central Cape Coast Cape Coast 2,201,863 Cape Coast
Eastern Koforidua Koforidua 2,633,154 Eastern Region
Northern Tamale Tamale 2,479,461 Northern Region
Western Sekondi-Takoradi Sekondi-Takoradi 2,376,021 Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan District

Economy

The economy of Ghana is dominated by resource extraction and agriculture. Ghana is one of the top gold producing countries in the post-doomsday world. The diamond industry took a major hit with the destruction of the major diamond companies. This led to the creation of several new diamond companies all vying for control the various mines. With increased competition as well as decreased demand for the precious stones, the value of diamonds worldwide has plummeted.

Ghana's major exports include cashew, cocoa, gold, and red mercury. The extraction and export of which is overseen by the Ghana National Agricultural Export, an arm of the government.

Military

The military of Ghana is responsible for the strategic defense of the nation as well as supporting peacekeeping missions.

There is a current strength of 7,500 active soldiers and 2,000 reserve soldiers.

Army

The army is the largest branch with 5,000 active soldiers and 1,500 reserve. There are two active infantry battalions each with 1,500 soldiers; one mixed armor and artillery battalion with 1,000 soldiers; and a battalion consisting of support, resupply, and medical personnel with 1,000 personnel. There is a single reserve infantry battalion of 1,500 troops.

Navy

The Navy operates ten boats and ships of various classes. There are 1,500 active personnel and 300 reserve personnel in the Navy. They are responsible for securing Ghanaian territorial waters, providing emergency service to vessels in distress.

The main vessels of the Navy are four Niterói-class frigates that were purchased from Brazil in 2010. Three Achimota-class fast attack boats and two Ham-class minesweepers support these vessels. There is also a single patrol vessel which provides defense for Accra.

Ghana has begun to develop new shipyards to build its own naval ships including a planned corvette and a landing ship.

Class Role Name Commission Year Image
Niterói-class Frigate GNS Anzone (F30), GNS Bonsu (F31), GNS Sebo (F32), GNS Dzata (F33) 2010
Niteroi-class Frigate
Achimota-class Fast Attack/Missile Boat GNS Achimota (P28), GNS Yogaga Late 1970's; Early 1980's
Achimota-class
Ham-class Minesweeper GNS Yogaga, GNS Afadzato October 31, 1959
Ham-class Minesweeper
FBP 57-class Patrol GNS Yogaga (P29) 1979
FBP 57 class patrol ship

Air Force

The Ghanaian Air Force operates. There are 1,000 active personnel and 200 reserve personnel. The role of the Air Force is the security of Ghanaian airspace, provide logistics and transportation for the Army, and support the Navy in combat and SAR roles. Most aircraft operated were built prior to Doomsday and have been repaired and upgraded by Ghana, neighboring nations, or the South American Confederation.

There are four light attack turbo propeller aircraft, two jet attack aircraft, three transport aircraft, and five helicopters in operations.

The Air Force is currently looking at acquiring two or three fighter jets to increase offensive capabilities due to an increased role in Africa, Europe, and North America.

Name Role Origin Quantity Picture
Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano Light Attack Brazil 4
EMB Super Tucano
Britten-Norman Defender Light Transport United Kingdom 4
1159882M
Bell 212 Utility United Kingdom 2
Uh1Gunship07
Aérospatiale Alouette III Light Utility France 3
Aero L-39ZO Albatros Light Attack/Trainer Czechoslovakia 2
Fokker F27 Friendship Transport Netherlands 1

Special Forces

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