Ghana's military ranked the 107th strongest in the world but behind Sudan and co

Ghana's military ranked the 107th strongest in the world but behind Sudan and co

A report referred to as Global FirePower (GFP), names Ghana as the 107th among 136 countries in the 2018 World Military Strength ranking.

Primenewsghana.com reports that the ranking considered about 55 factors to determine a given nation's score.

According to the GFP, Ghana's total population of 27,499,924 has 13,500 active personnel and a total aircraft strength of 24 (comprising 14 helicopters) and it operates a defence budget of $120 million.

The West African country was also found to have a total of 20 naval assets including 11 patrol vessels.

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Ghana's Ministry of Defence. Photo credit: GBC Ghana
Source: UGC

The GFP on the world's largest armies in July 2018 ranked Ghana 108th out of 136 countries.

The highest ranked African country was Egypt (12th) followed by Algeria (23rd), South Africa (33rd), Nigeria (43rd) and Angola (48th).

Ghana also lagged behind Ethiopia (51st), Morocco (55th), Sudan (70th), Libya (74th), Tunisia (77th), Zimbabwe (81st), Zambia (83rd), Kenya (85th), Uganda (93rd), Tanzania (98th) and Botswana (103rd).

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The ranking focuses on the diversity of weapons in a country's arsenal rather than the total number of weapons available.

The ranking also took into account available manpower, geography, logistical capacity, available natural resources, and the status of local industry.

Current leadership of a country was however not taken into account.

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