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(From Ghanaian Chronicle - AAGM)
Byline: J.K.A.O. Bimpong
Ghana turned forty eight years as an independent nation on March 6, 2005. The West African nation which has an approximate land size of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, has positive attributes. It is known as one of the democratic countries in the developing world. The country successfully went through a general election in December 2004.
In a region (West Africa) characterised by strife and rancour, the country is known to be relatively peaceful. It is known to have hospitable people. There are other bright sides of Ghana. The first black Secretary-General of the United Nations Organisation, Mr Kofi Atta Annan, is a Ghanaian. The first black Cabinet Minister in the United Kingdom, Mr Paul Boateng, has a Ghanaian father. In Sweden, a Ghanaian is said to be a parliamentarian. Gambia and other African countries have had Ghanaian Chief Justices. In international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Commonwealth, African Union, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) etc there are Ghanaians who occupy top positions.
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