The centre provides psychosocial counselling, vocational training and other assistance for these children. Around the world, thousands of boys and girls are recruited into government armed forces and rebel groups to serve as combatants, cooks, porters, messengers or in other roles. Girls are also recruited for sexual purposes or forced marriage. Many have been recruited by force, though some may have joined as a result of economic, social or security pressures.
The national flag is a tricolor of red, yellow, and green horizontal stripes, with a five-pointed black star in the center of the yellow stripe. Hail the Name of Ghana. The metric system is the legal standard. Movable religious holidays include Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Comparatively, the area occupied by Ghana is slightly smaller than the state of Oregon. The forest belt, which extends northward from the western coast about km mi and eastward for a maximum of about km miis broken up into heavily wooded hills and steep ridges.
North of the forest is undulating savanna drained by the Black Volta and White Volta rivers, which join and flow south to the sea through a narrow gap in the hills.
Apart from the Volta, only the Pra and the Ankobra rivers permanently pierce the sand dunes, most of the other rivers terminating in brackish lagoons. There are no natural harbors. Except in the north, there are two rainy seasons, from April through June and from September to November.
Squalls occur in the north during March and April, followed by occasional rain until August and September, when the rainfall reaches its peak. Rainfall ranges from 83— cm 33—87 in a year. The harmattan, a dry desert wind, blows from the northeast from December to March, lowering the humidity and causing hot days and cool nights in the north; the effect of this wind is felt in the south during January.
In most areas, temperatures are highest in March and lowest in August. Variation between day and night temperatures is relatively small, but greater in the north, especially in January, because of the harmattan. Most of the forest is in the south and in a strip along the border with Togo.
Except for coastal scrub and grassland, the rest of Ghana is savanna. As ofthere were at least species of mammals, species of birds, and over 3, species of plants throughout the country. Over-grazing, heavy logging, overcutting of firewood, and mining have taken a toll on forests and woodland.
Industrial pollutants include arsenic from gold mining and noxious fumes from smelters.
Water pollution results from a combination of industrial sources, agricultural chemicals, and inadequate waste treatment facilities. Ghana has five national parks and four other protected areas; there are six Ramsar wetland sites.
According to a report issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources IUCNthe number of threatened species included 15 types of mammals, 8 species of birds, 2 types of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, 8 species of fish, and species of plants.
There were males for every females in the country. According to the UN, the annual population rate of change for — was expected to be 2.
The government has become involved in programs aimed at slowing population growth, especially by educating adolescents about reproductive health.
The projected population for the year was 32, The capital city, Accra, had a population of 1, in that year.A two-week Ghana Armed Forces and United States (US) Army Africa's multinational military exercise aimed at fostering security cooperation among participating countries ended in Accra yesterday.
The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is the unified armed force of Ghana, consisting of the Army (GA), Navy (GN), and Ghana Air Force. The GAF are supervised by the Ghanaian Ministry of Defence..
The Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces is the President of Ghana, who is also the supreme military commander of the President's Own Guard Regiment (POGR) and of the Border Guard Unit (BGU). The Government of Ghana and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) will on Monday September 10, receive the remains of Former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan on behalf of Ghanaians as it arrives in the country from Switzerland.
The body will be accompanied by his widow Nane Maria Annan, his children and some executives of . United Nations peacekeeping was initially developed during the Cold War as a means of resolving conflicts between states by deploying unarmed or lightly armed military personnel from a number of countries, under UN command, to areas where warring parties were in need of a neutral party to observe the peace process.
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