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    Ghana Government - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: Republic of Ghana

      Type: military

      Capital: Accra

      Administrative divisions: 10 regions; Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Upper East, Upper West, Volta, Western

      Independence: 6 March 1957 (from UK, formerly Gold Coast)

      Constitution: 24 September 1979; suspended 31 December 1981

      Legal system: based on English common law and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: Independence Day, 6 March (1957)

      Executive branch: chairman of the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC), PNDC, Cabinet

      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly dissolved after 31 December 1981 coup, and legislative powers were assumed by the Provisional National Defense Council

      Judicial branch: Supreme Court

      Leaders: Chief of State and Head of Government--Chairman of the Provisional National Defense Council Flt. Lt. (Ret.) Jerry John RAWLINGS (since 31 December 1981)

      Political parties and leaders: none; political parties outlawed after 31 December 1981 coup

      Suffrage: none

      Elections: none

      Communists: a small number of Communists and sympathizers

      Member of: ACP, AfDB, CCC, Commonwealth, ECA, ECOWAS, FAO, G-77, GATT, IAEA, IBA, IBRD, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IRC, ISO, ITU, NAM, OAU, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Eric K. OTOO; Chancery at 2460 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20009; telephone (202) 462-0761; there is a Ghanaian Consulate General in New York; US--Ambassador Raymond C. EWING; Embassy at Ring Road East, East of Danquah Circle, Accra (mailing address is P. O. Box 194, Accra); telephone 775347 through 775349

      Flag: three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the gold band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band

      NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ghana Government 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana Government 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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