1980s in Ghana

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1980s in Ghana details events of note that happened in Ghana in the years 1980 to 1989.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 31 December 1981 - in another Jerry Rawlings -led coup the Hilla Limann government is overthrown.[1]
  • 31 December 1981 - the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC) forms a new government.[2]
  • 5 January 1982 - Jerry Rawlings presents a detailed statement explaining the factors that necessitated the termination of the Third Republic in a radio broadcast.[2]
  • June 1982 - an attempted coup attempt discovered, those implicated are executed.[2]
  • 1983 - more than one million Ghanaians return to Ghana after being expelled from Nigeria.[2]
  • 1983-84 - widespread bush fires devastate crop production.[2]
  • 1987 - economic progress results in a drop of inflation to 20 percent.[2]

National holidays[edit]

In addition, several other places observe local holidays, such as the foundation of their town. These are also "special days."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Rawlings Era". www.ghanaweb.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "The Second Coming of Rawlings: The First Six Years, 1982- 87". www.ghanaweb.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.