2015 in Ghana details events of note that has been predicted to happen in the Ghana in the year 2015.
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means "Warrior King" in the Soninke language.
The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics. In politics, president is a title given to leaders of republican states.
Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur born William Edmund Davidson Amissah-Arthur was a Ghanaian economist, academic and politician who was the fifth Vice-President of Ghana's 4th Republic, in office from 6 August 2012 until 7 January 2017, under President John Dramani Mahama. Previously he was Governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
Georgina Theodora Wood is a Ghanian judge and also a former police prosecution officer. She was the Chief Justice of Ghana and the first woman to occupy that position. She is a member of the Council of State.
On June 4, 2015, an explosion and a fire occurred at a petrol station in Ghana's capital city Accra, killing over 250 people.
Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, covering an area of 225.67 km2 (87.13 sq mi) with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012. It is organized into 10 local government districts – 9 municipal districts and the Accra Metropolitan District, which is the only district within the capital to be granted city status. "Accra" usually refers to the Accra Metropolitan Area, which serves as the capital of Ghana, while the district within the jurisdiction of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly is distinguished from the rest of the capital as the "City of Accra". In common usage, however, the terms "Accra" and "City of Accra" are used interchangeably.
Talensi is one of the constituencies represented in the Parliament of Ghana. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. Talensi is located in the Talensi-Nabdam district of the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Theodosia Salome Okoh was a Ghanaian stateswoman, teacher and artist known for designing Ghana's national flag in 1957. She also played a leading role in the development of hockey in Ghana.
Sir Cecil Jones Attuquayefio was a Ghanaian footballer and coach.
Charles Kumi Gyamfi was a Ghanaian footballer and coach, who as a player became the first African to play in Germany when he joined Fortuna Düsseldorf in 1960, and later became the first coach to lead the Ghana national football team to an Africa Cup of Nations victory.
Holidays in italics are "special days", while those in regular type are "regular holidays".
New Year's Day, also simply called New Year or New Year's, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday.
Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."
Kumasi is a city in Ashanti Region, and is among the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana. Kumasi is near Lake Bosomtwe, in a rain forest region, and is the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Asanteman. Kumasi is approximately 500 kilometres (300 mi) north of the Equator and 200 kilometres (100 mi) north of the Gulf of Guinea. Kumasi is alternatively known as "The Garden City" because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants. It is also called Oseikrom. Kumasi is described as Ghana's second city.
The Ghana national football team represents Ghana in international association football and has done so since the 1950s. The team is nicknamed the Black Stars after the Black Star of Africa in the flag of Ghana. It is administered by the Ghana Football Association, the governing body for football in Ghana and the oldest football association in Africa. Prior to 1957, the team played as the Gold Coast.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) was the governing body of association football in Ghana from 1957 to 2018, based in Kumasi. The association was dissolved with "immediate effect", according to Minister of Sport Isaac Kwame Asiamah, on 7 June 2018, amid a corruption scandal.
The Accra Sport Stadium disaster occurred at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra, Ghana on May 9, 2001. It took the lives of 127 people, making it the worst stadium disaster to have ever taken place in Africa.
The Black Star of Africa is a black five-pointed star symbolizing Africa in general and Ghana in particular. The Black Star Line, founded in 1919 by Marcus Garvey as part of the Back-to-Africa movement, modelled its name on that of the White Star Line, changing the colour from white to black to symbolise ownership by black people rather than white people. The black star became a symbol of Pan-Africanism and anti-colonialism. Described as the "Lodestar of African Freedom", the black star was used in 1957 by Theodosia Okoh in the design of the Flag of Ghana.
2011 in Ghana details events of note that happened in Ghana in the year 2011.
2012 in Ghana details events of note that has been predicted to happen in the Ghana in the year 2012.
2004 in Ghana details events of note that happened in Ghana in the year 2004.
2002 in Ghana details events of note that happened in Ghana in the year 2002.
2001 in Ghana details events of note that happened in Ghana in the year 2001.
Ghana Oil Company, also known as simply GOIL, is a Ghanaian oil and gas company. It is listed on the stock index of the Ghana Stock Exchange, the GSE All-Share Index. It formed on 14 June 1960.
The election of Members of Parliament (MPs) to the 6th Parliament of the Fourth Republic was held on 7 and 8 December 2012. The Speaker is not an elected member of parliament though he/she is qualified to stand for election as such. There are a total of 275 constituencies in Ghana. 45 new constituencies were created prior to the 2012 election. The 6th Parliament shall have its first sitting on Monday 7 January 2013 at "five minutes past twelve midnight" to elect a Speaker and Deputy Speakers as well as for the administration of Oaths to the Speaker and Members of Parliament.
The 37 Military Hospital is a specialist hospital located in Accra, on the main road between Kotoka International Airport and central Accra. It is the largest military hospital in the Republic of Ghana after the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The name of the hospital is mostly used to refer to the community in which it resides. The hospital is also known for the story of the bats who never left their chief.
Dreams Football Club is a Ghanaian professional football club based in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana. The club is competing in the 2018 Ghanaian Premier League.
The 2015 Accra floods resulted from heavy continuous rainfall in Accra, the largest city in Ghana. The rain started on 1 June 2015. Other causes of this flood is as a result of the improper planning of settlement in Accra, choked gutters which block the drainage system and a few other human factors. The floods have resulted in heavy traffic on the roads in the city and also a halt in commercial activities as markets were flooded and workers trapped. Mayor of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije described the flooding as critical. At least 25 people have died from the flooding directly, while a petrol station explosion caused by the flooding killed at least 200 more people.
The Ghana men's national field hockey team is ranked at 36 according to FIH Rankings . Ghana participated in the Hockey World League for the first time in (2016–2017). In Round 1, they played in the African group with Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria, winning all three pool matches including a 1-0 victory over the strong Kenyan team. In Round 2, they were placed in Pool B with Sri Lanka, Egypt and China. Ghana beat only Sri Lanka, and in the quarterfinal clash, Oman stunned Ghana 4-3. In the end, Ghana finished 6th in the rankings.
Atomic Junction Gas Explosion occurred on 7 October 2017, when a liquefied natural gas station located around Atomic Junction in Accra, Ghana, exploded. News gathered from the explosion reports that the Gas station exploded first before affecting a Total Filling Station nearby which also caught fire. There were a number of fatalities, with at least seven deaths and 192 injuries being reported. Students from Presbyterian Boys' Senior High School, Legon and University of Ghana who are close to the explosion sites quickly fled from their hostels in fear, creating a stampede which injured a lot of students Residents around Madina and Haatso in Accra who were also close to the explosion zone were also being evacuated. As of 7 October 2017, personnel from the Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Police Service and National Disaster Management Organisation were onsite trying to put the fire under control. As of 7 October 2017, the source of the explosion was not known. The total cost of property destroyed is estimated to be GHS 1,503,010.