Location: Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Cote d'Ivoire and Togo, with Burkina Faso to the north. It is just north of the equator and on the same longitude as England.
History: Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory. English is the official language of the country. Ghana, on March 6, 1957, became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. The current constitution, restoring multiparty politics, was approved in 1992. John Atta Mills succeeded John Kufuor as the third president of Ghana in a free and fair election in 2008. The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
Government: The Republic of Ghana is a constitutional democracy. The July, 2009 visit by U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted the sound governance and civil society that has been established in Ghana.
Environmental issues: Dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds occur from January to March; recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water.
Below are links to selected Web sites related to HIOTWM and also to those that contain additional information about Ghana, or about water issues, or organizations that provide aid to Ghana.
A.C. Home Health Agency
The California State Baptist Convention
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City
The Second Baptist Church of Redwood City
The Mount Calvary Baptist Church
Hohoe district of Volta region in Ghana (where Likpe-Abrani is located)
Krachi East district of Volta region in Ghana (where Tokuroano is located)
Wikimedia Ghana Atlas
World Health Organization
American Water Works Association
Water for People
Lonely Planet Guide