Democratic Processes



The Gold Coast gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1957, becoming the first sub-Saharan African nation to achieve this. The name Ghana was chosen for the new nation to reflect the ancient Empire of Ghana. Since its independence, Ghana has experienced various political systems, from a one-party socialist state to military rule. Since 1992, Ghana has been the leading state in Africa characterised by a peaceful and stable democratic system.

Nevertheless, there are challenges which have to be addressed to ensure that Ghana maintains this great achievement. There is still the need for strengthening good governance, fighting corruption and supporting institutions to enable them to build the nation.

FES Ghana is working with various partners in order to promote good governance and social democracy in the country. We are initiating projects with our partners - parliament, political parties and to ensure the participation of women and youth as well as basic education on democratic processes.