Ghanaian Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2021

Are you interested in being abreast with the past and latest developments within the Ghanaian polity? If yes, please read on. In this article, I’ll highlight some of the Ghanaian current affairs in 2021. This article was designed for Ghanaians who are expecting any written or oral interviews.


The importance of knowing the Ghanaian current affairs in 2021 can never be overemphasized. The understanding of Ghanaian current affairs will (aside from equipping you with the knowledge of passing those aptitude tests and interview questions) better position you to appreciate our past, with the view of predicting the future.

If you are expecting or preparing for an interview, be it a  job interview, admission interview, scholarship interview, you can always rely on this up-to-date information to increase your level of preparedness.

Ghanaian Current Affairs (Questions And Answers)

#1 When did Ghana become independent?

Answer: 6 March 1957

#2 How was Ghana formerly known?

Answer: Gold Coast

3# Which country is to the east of Ghana?

Answer: Togo

4# When did the Portuguese build Elmina Castle?

Answer: 1482

5# Which is the capital of Ghana?

Answer: Accra

6# Which is the official language of Ghana?

Answer: English

7# Who was Ghana’s first prime minister?

Answer: Kwame Nkrumah

8# Who was Ghana’s first president?

Answer: Kwame Nkrumah

9# Who overthrew the government of Kofi Busia and established military rule in Ghana in 1972?

Answer: Ignatius Kutu Acheampong

10# Who became Ghana’s president on 7 January 2001?

Answer: John Kufuor

11# What does the Ghana flag represent

Answer: The red represents the blood of those who died in the country’s struggle for independence from Great Britain, the gold represents the mineral wealth of the country, the green symbolizes the country’s rich forests and natural wealth, and the black star is the symbol of African emancipation

12# When was the Ghana flag designed

Answer: 1957

13# Who designed the Ghanaian Flag

Answer: Theodosia Okoh

14# Which year did Ghana receive its independence?

Answer: 1957

15# Which country borders Ghana to the west?

Answer: Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

16# What is Ghana’s oldest landmark?

Answer: The Larabange mosque

17# Who is the current chief justice of Ghana

Answer: Kwasi Anin-Yeboah

18# When did Ghana become a republic

Answer: 1 July 1960

19# Which party is the Ghana president?

Answer: New Patriotic Party

#20 Ghana is divided into how many regions?

Answer: Ghana is divided into Sixteen (16) regions.

#21 Who was the first female vice-chancellor in Ghanaian university?

Answer: Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang

#22 When did Ghana start producing oil

Answer: December 2010

#23 What is the premier university in Ghana

Answer: University of Ghana

#24 Who is the minister of education in Ghana?

Answer: Yaw Osei Adutwum

#25 When was the first military coup carried out in Ghana

Answer: 24 February 1966


#26 What is the largest continent in the world?

Answer: ASIA with a population of 3,641,000,000 while Australia & Oceania is the smallest continent

#27. What are the five Oceans in the world?

Answer: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, Arctic Ocean

#28. What is the full meaning of UNICEF?

Answer: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

#29 What is a centenary?

Answer:100 years

#30 Who is the current president of Ghana?

Answer: Nana Akufo-Addo

#31 Who is the current vice president of Ghana?

Answer: Mahamudu Bawumia

#32 How many members make up the Ghanaian parliament?

Answer: 275 Members of Parliament

#33 Who is the current Speaker of the Ghanaian parliament?

Answer: Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin

#34 What are the two words on the official Coat of Arms for Ghana?

Answer: Freedom and Justice

35# What is the official currency of Ghana?

Answer: Ghanaian cedi

36# Who is the current Inspector of Police in Ghana?

Answer: Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh

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37# Who is the current Chief of Defence Staff in Ghana?

Answer: Rear Admiral Seth Amoama

38# Who is the current Head of Civil Service in Ghana?

Answer: Nana Kwasi Agyekum Dwamena

39# Who is the current Cheif of Army Staff in Ghana?

Answer: Major General Thomas Oppong Peprah

40# Who is the current Cheif of Naval Staff in Ghana?

Answer: Rear Admiral Issah Yakubu

41# Who is the current Cheif of Air Staff in Ghana?

Answer: AVM Frank Hanson

42# How many political parties are in Ghana?

Answer: 29

43# List six natural resources in Ghana?


  • Crude Oil
  • Timber
  • Gold,
  • Diamonds
  • Bauxite
  • Manganese

44# Who was the first woman to be a Judge in Ghana

Answer: Annie Ruth Baeta

45# Who was the first President of Ghana?

Answer: Kwame Nkrumah

46# Which is the highest mountain in Africa?

Answer: Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

47# How many regions are in Ghana?


Answer: 16

48# How many countries constitute the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)?

Answer: 16

Major Acronyms and Full Meaning of Major Institutions in Ghana

  • ECOWAS – Economic Community Of West African States
  • BoG – Bank of Ghana
  • BECE – Basic Education Certificate Examination
  • BAG – Bar Association of Ghana
  • BNI – Bureau of National Investigations
  • AU – African Union
  • AFDC – Armed Forces Defense Commission
  • DVLA – Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority
  • EC – Electoral Commission
  • ECOMOG – ECOWAS Monitoring Commission
  • FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization
  • GAAS – Ghana Academy of Arts and Science
  • GAF – Ghana Armed Forces
  • GAFCSC – Ghana Armed Forces Command & Staff College
  • GAS – Ghana Academy of Sciences
  • GBA – Ghana Bar Association
  • GBC – Ghana Broadcasting Corporation
  • GES – Ghana Education Service
  • GFA – Ghana Football Association
  • GHS – Ghana Health Service
  • GNAT – Ghana National Association of Teachers
  • GNFS – Ghana National Fire Service
  • GNPC – Ghana National Population Commission
  • GSE – Ghana Stock Exchange
  • NACOB – Narcotics Control Board
  • NADMO – National Disaster Management Organization

Ghanaian Current Affairs 2

How was Ghana formerly known?
a) Pangaea
b) Gondwana
c) Gold Coast
d) Laurasia

Answer: C

Who became Ghana’s president on 7 January 2001?
a) John Kufuor
b) Kwesy Botchwey
c) Richard Attipoe
d) Gilchrist Olympio

Answer: A

Who made the Ghana coat of arms
A. Ephraim Amu
B. Kwame Nkrumah
C. Amon kotie
D. None

Answer: C

Who composed the Ghana national anthem
A. Kwame Nkrumah
B. Ephraim Amu
C. Philip Gbeho
D. Theodosia Okoh

Answer C

In which year did Kwame Nkrumah die?
A. April 15 1990
B. April 20 1983
C. April 27 1972
D. None

Answer C

I hope you are now well informed and equipped with the necessary information you need to succeed in your interviews and exams? The list is constantly being updated, so do ensure that you continue to visit this site regularly



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