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By racheldover Feb 03, 2014 389 Words
How is Ghana different from the UK?

UK

Ghana

Flags

Red, white, blue

Red, green, yellow with a green star

Climate

The climate of Ghana is tropical, but temperatures vary with season.

We never know what the weather will be like from one day to the other. It can be sunny one day and rainy the next. As we have such a variable climate changing from day to day, it is difficult to predict the weather. In general we have warm summers and cool winters. Our summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder.

Culture
More than 100 festivals take place throughout Ghana each year, many of which are based on animistic beliefs and revolve around times of harvest. 60% Christian 15% Muslim 25% African religions.

71% Christian, 2.7% Muslim, 0.3% budist, 1% Hindu,0.6% Sikhs, 0.3% other religion.

Education

Most people can afford to go to school and there are plenty of schools for them to attend.

On the average, it takes about 20 years for a child to complete their education in Ghana. Children from wealthy families usually benefit from attending private schools while children who are from poor families attend public schools. Most children in Ghana begin their education at the age of three or four

Health

There are still illnesses in the UK but we have enough money to treat to them.

Thousands of people get diseases because they don’t have much money to cure all of them and have not got all the education.

BR

12.29 births/ 6.7 million

27.55 births/1,000 population

DR

9.9/1000 people

8.75/1000

Life expectancy
In the UK, the life expectancy is 82.3 years for women and 78.2 years for men. In the UK this means that the government must pay lots of money for healthcare of the elderly. In Ghana, the life expectancy is 62.3 years for women and 59.8 years for men.

Ghana is an LEDC and has less doctors therefore its people are prone to suffering aids, water bourne diseases etc... Ghana has low life expectancy of only 56 yrs whereas UK has a life expectancy of 79.9 many based on poor education and money. The U.K's life expectancy is much higher than in Africa because there is much better health care and more advanced hospital equipment in the U.K. Some other factors include: healthier, uncontaminated water, easier to find food, less famine or drought, and less diseases (malaria, cholera, HIV, etc.).

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