Ghana 2005

Africa

Yearbook 2005

Ghana. Since the closure of Ghana Airways in February after major losses, Ghana was without a national airline until October, when Ghana International Airlines (GIA) made its maiden flight between Accra and London on an hired plane. GIA is owned by 70% by the state and 30% by a US-Ghanaian consortium. While it was a source of national pride that the country’s flag again adorned aircraft in foreign traffic, one MP complained that neither food, drink nor entertainment on board had any connection to Ghana.

According to countryaah, Accra is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Ghana. Ghana is one of the countries in West Africa that has the lowest prevalence of HIV/AIDS and succeeded in lowering the frequency of infection from 2005 to 3.6% of the population of sexually active age to 3.1%. In January, the government allocated approximately SEK 45 million over two years to make brake medicines accessible to more people.

A political quarrel erupted in December when the government decided to build a new presidential palace with the help of a US $ 30 million loan from India. The government considered it inappropriate to allow the president to live in a house where slaves were previously housed. The opposition thought the money could be better spent.