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Republic of Ghana


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Area: 238,533 sq km

Grasslands in north, farmland and forest in south. Centre dominated by the 520-km-long Lake Volta, Africa’s largest man-made lake.

Population: 24,332,755    Annual Growth: 2.11%

Capital: Accra

Urbanites: 51.5%

HDI Rank: 152 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 109 (18% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English    Languages: 84 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

Evangelism among the unreached, especially the northern peoples (in the north, and northern migrants in the south), is increasing as indigenous churches adopt the challenge of the unevangelized in their midst and send missionaries of their own. The Ghana Evangelism Committee was instrumental in catalyzing this movement.

Challenge for Prayer

Mature Christian leaders remain at a premium. As churches multiply, biblical faith is challenged and doctrines become confused. Compared with some other countries, however, Ghana is blessed by the number of training institutions. Among the many schools are Christian Service University College in Kumasi started by WEC, Maranatha University College (SIM), Ghana Christian University College and Good News Theological College & Seminary. There are over 30 other accredited denominational and interdenominational Bible schools as well as a range of TEE and lay training programmes run by different denominations and agencies, including a growing number in the AICs.

     For an additional 9 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Ghana.