Tuesday 10 April 2018 -
18:00 to 21:00

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BBC World Questions: Ghana

Ghana was the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to break free of colonial rule, and remains one of the most stable democracies in West Africa. It relies on gold, cocoa and more recently oil as cornerstones of its economy and has rich resources of fish, timber, bauxite and industrial diamonds.

Despite these riches, poverty is widespread and corruption is pervasive. How well is Ghana leading that fight? And what of other battles? Unemployment? Violent crime? 

Jonathan Dimbleby and a panel of influential politicians and thinkers discuss the future of Ghana with a public audience in the capital, Accra. Join the audience at the British Council auditorium, put your question to the panel and have your say in a debate that will be heard round the world.

The panel for the debate will include: 

  • Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (NPP), MP, Minister for Communications
  • Bright Simons, social entrepreneur and development activist, President of Mpedigree  
  • Bishop Titi-Ofei, General Secretary of the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches
  • Joyce Bawa Mogtari, Special Aide to Former President Mahama. National Democratic Congress

The programme will be recorded at the British Council Auditorium on 10 April 2018.The event starts at 18.00 and will consist of a drinks reception, an artistic performance and the debate. The guests are kindly requested to arrive on time. For organisational reasons we cannot guarantee entry after 18.45.

BBC World Questions is a series of events delivered in partnership with the British Council.

As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join a democratic debate on a global forum.

BBC World Service delivers news content around the world in English and 28 other language services, on radio, TV and digital, reaching a weekly audience of 246 million. As part of BBC World Service, BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences. For more information, visit The BBC attracts a weekly global news audience of 320 million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel and

Admission is free, but online registration is required. Whilst we hope to accommodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.

Links to some of the previous broadcasts:

Nairobi   Johannesburg   Rome   Amsterdam   Berlin