Number of Local Associations: 80
Number of total members and participants: 10,005
Under 30: 2,445
Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, RAWLINGS won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996, but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR succeeded him and was reelected in 2004. John Atta MILLS took over as head of state in early 2009.
For AwW the focus has been on the engagement the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) students through the institution’s new partnership, which has taken time but opens very interesting avenues for exploration: if the future media reporters and opinion makers are fully versed on S2C and our vision and mission, what a difference this will make in the shaping and reporting of news and views in the public arena!