The People of Ghana

Ghana has a population of about 24 million people.  Ghana's first post-independence population census in 1960 counted about 6.7 million inhabitants.  It is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups.  Despite this diversity, Ghana has not seen the kind of ethnic conflict that has created civil wars in many other African countries.    The official language is English; however, most Ghanaians also speak at least one local language.


Because of Ghana's great ethnic diversity the Ghanaian culture is a mixture of all its ethnic groups, the Ashanti, Fante, Akyem, Kwahu, Ga, Ewe, Mamprusi and Dagomba, among others.  This is most evident in Ghanaian cuisine, the arts and clothing. 


The per-capita income is less than  $1,000 US currency.

The Cardinal Dery Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charity devoted to significantly improving the physical, spiritual and intellectual lives of the people of Ghana by providing these basics: clean water, education and health care. Please contact us if you would like a speaker to address your organization, or if you are interested in making a donation.  Our contact information is: Phone: 414-278-0170   Fax:414-278-1169   Address: 7127 N. Green Bay Avenue, Glendale, WI 53209
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