Telephone numbers in Ghana

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Ghana telephone numbers
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Regional codes
Location
Country Ghana
Continent Africa
Regulator National Communications Authority
Type Closed
NSN length9
Typical format03X XXX XXXX
Access codes
Country calling code +233
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

The Ghana telephone numbering plan is the system used for assigning telephone numbers in Ghana. It is regulated by the National Communications Authority, which holds responsibility for telecommunications.

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Since 1 May 2010, all fixed-line numbers and mobile numbers have 9 national (significant) numbers after the '0' trunk code. [1]

Fixed-line numbering plan

RegionOld numbering planCurrent numbering plan
Ashanti
Kumasi 051 XXXXX032 20XXXXX
Konongo0531 XXXXX032 21XXXXX
Ashanti Mampong0561 XXXXX032 22XXXXX
Ejura0565 XXXXX032 23XXXXX
Bekwai0572 XXXXX032 24XXXXX
Obuasi0582 XXXXX032 25XXXXX
Brong Ahafo
Sunyani 061 XXXXX035 20XXXXX
Bechem0632 XXXXX035 21XXXXX
Berekum0642 XXXXX035 22XXXXX
Dormaa Ahenkro0648 XXXXX035 23XXXXX
Wenchi0652 XXXXX035 24XXXXX
Techiman 0653 XXXXX035 25XXXXX
Atebubu0567 XXXXX035 26XXXXX
Yeji0568 XXXXX035 27XXXXX
Central
Swedru041 XXXXX033 20XXXXX
Cape Coast 042 XXXXX033 21XXXXX
Dunkwa0372 XXXXX033 22XXXXX
Winneba 0432 XXXXX033 23XXXXX
Eastern
Koforidua 081 XXXXX034 20XXXXX
Nsawam 0832 XXXXX034 21XXXXX
Nkawkaw 0842 XXXXX034 31XXXXX
Mpraeso0846 XXXXX034 23XXXXX
Donkorkrom0848 XXXXX034 24XXXXX
Suhum0858 XXXXX034 25XXXXX
Asamankese0863 XXXXX034 26XXXXX
Akuapim Mampong0872 XXXXX034 27XXXXX
Aburi 0876 XXXXX034 28XXXXX
Akim Oda0882 XXXXX034 292XXXX
Akosombo 0251 XXXXX034 30XXXXX
Greater Accra
Accra 021 XXXXXX030 2XXXXXX
Tema 022 XXXXXX030 3XXXXXX
Ada0968 XXXXX030 35XXXXX
Northern
Tamale 071 XXXXX037 20XXXXX
Walewale0715 XXXXX037 21XXXXX
Buipe0716 XXXXX037 22XXXXX
Damongo0717 XXXXX037 23XXXXX
Yendi 0744 XXXXX037 24XXXXX
Bole0746 XXXXX037 25XXXXX
Salaga0752 XXXXX037 26XXXXX
Upper East
Bolgatanga 072 XXXXX038 20XXXXX
Navrongo 0742 XXXXX038 21XXXXX
Bawku 0743 XXXXX038 22XXXXX
Upper West
Wa 0756 XXXXX039 20XXXXX
Volta
Ho 091 XXXXX036 20XXXXX
Amedzofe0931 XXXXX036 21XXXXX
Hohoe 0935 XXXXX036 27XXXXX
Kpandu 0936 XXXXX036 23XXXXX
Kete-Krachi0953 XXXXX036 24XXXXX
Denu/Aflao0962 XXXXX036 25XXXXX
Keta/Akatsi0966 XXXXX036 26XXXXX
Western
Takoradi 031 xxxxx031 20XXXXX
Axim 0342 XXXXX031 21XXXXX
Elubo0345 XXXXX031 22XXXXX
Tarkwa 0362 XXXXX031 23XXXXX
Asankragwa0392 XXXXX031 24XXXXX
Samreboi0394 XXXXX031 25XXXXX
Enchi 0395 XXXXX031 26XXXXX

Mobile numbering plan

Due to the unreliability of fixed-line infrastructure in Ghana, mobile phones are more widely used. Competition among the various mobile carriers has spurred growth with a subscriber penetration rate of 98% in 2010. [2] The poor call quality of mobile phones, however, means that more people hold more than one mobile phone, usually with two or more different carriers.

The various mobile carriers in Ghana have each been assigned a network code.

Mobile carrierNetwork code(s)
Globacom(023)
MTN(024), (054), (055) (059)
AirtelTigo(027), (057), (026), (056)
Expresso(028)
Vodafone(020), (050)

Emergency numbers

InstitutionEmergency code
Emergency service112
Police112,191, 18555
Fire service112,192
Ambulance112,193
Coronavirus hotline112

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Dowuona, Samuel (2009-03-18). "Ghana: Mobile Phone Subscription Hits 98 Percent Market Penetration". Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra). Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  3. https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Ghana-announces-112-as-new-general-emergency-number-850819