Ghana ranked most peaceful country in West Africa, 38th in the world

Global Peace Index ranking for Ghana

The 2021 Global Peace Index report has ranked Ghana as the most peaceful country in West Africa and second in Africa after Mauritius.

The Global Peace Index (GPI) which is made of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources ranked Ghana as the 38th country in the world that’s peaceful.

Currently, the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks 163 independent states and territories, coverings over 99 per cent of the world’s population.

In terms of measurements, the GPI consider three broad themes such as the level of safety and security in society; the extent of domestic or international conflict; and the degree of militarization.

The 2021 edition of the GPI unearthed “that over the past ten years the overall levels of peace had slightly deteriorated, with the level of political and civil unrest continuing to rise around the world. It also drew on data from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation World Risk Poll, to examine trends in perceptions of risk and safety prior to the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Commenting on the ranking on Twitter, President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, advised Ghanaians to maintain peace in the country.

“Let’s continue to maintain the peace we have in Ghana”, he tweeted on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Meanwhile, the 2021 GPI has received a high level of domestic and international media coverage as well as being the subject of a large number of launch events hosted around the globe.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group


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