Some Interesting facts about Ghana

First to gain Independence in Sub-Saharan Africa and also the First African country to win Under 17 world cup. First and the only African country to produce a black man as a UN Secretary General. First and only African country to win Under 20 world cup. Ghana was the First African country to join the UN peace keeping mission. The first black man to ever command a space ship was a Ghanaian

First African country the first black president of U.S visited. First black female neurosurgeon is a Ghanaian. The first black UN General Assembly President was Ghanaian, Alex Quaison-Sackey

The first black mayor of Eastern Europe was Ghanaian, Peter Bossman. The first foreign leader Invited by J.F.Kennedy to the White House was Ghanaian, Kwame Nkrumah

The first African Head of State invited by George W. Bush was Ghanaian, J.A Kufuor. The first black cabinet minister of Britain, and also one of the first black MPs is Ghanaian, Lord Boateng

The first black African University professor of Anthropology in the world was Ghanaian, K.A Busia. The first African to receive a doctorate in law from the University of London, J.B Danquah

The first female amphibian biologist in West Africa is Ghanaian, Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi. The first black African to perform a heart transplant is Ghanaian, Dr Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

The first African footballer to play in Germany was Ghanaian, C.K Gyamfi. The first player to score a goal at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich was Ghanaian, Kwesi Owusu

The first British Athlete to win gold medals in 100m & 200m at the World Youth Championships, and also win medals at senior levels and U18, U20, U23 is of Ghanaian origin, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

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In 1983&1991 a Ghanaian, Ferdie Ato Adoboe set a world record by running 100m backwards in 12.7 and 13.1 seconds. The first country to win the African Cup of nations 4 times was Ghana

The first woman awarded best evening wear at Miss World is a Ghanaian, Manuela Medie. The first black woman to become Miss Sweden is Ghanaian, Malou Hansson

The man who designed the African American Museum in Washington is Ghanaian, David Adjaye. The first soldier in British service to fire a shot in World War I was Ghanaian, Alhaji Grunshi

The first African to record in Jazz in the U.S and also the first African to host programmes with the BBC was Ghanaian, Kofi Ghanaba

The first female Speaker of Parliament in West Africa is Ghanaian, Joyce Bamford-Addo. The oldest European building in Africa is in Ghana

The longest feast table in the Guinnness Book of World Records is held by Ghana. The first and oldest film training institution in Africa is in Ghana.

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