The economy suffered a severe decline soon after, and many Ghanaians migrated to other countries.Rawlings changed many old economic policies and the economy soon began to recover. John Agyekum Kufuor was elected to office as the president of the Republic and again in 2004 marking the second time that power had been transferred from one legitimately elected leader to another, securing Ghana's status as a stable democracy. There are two main seasons in Ghana, the wet and the dry seasons.For example, the British embassies/consulates in Amman , Bogotá , Helsinki , Hong Kong  and Tripoli  accept Ghanaian visa applications (this list is not exhaustive).British diplomatic posts charge £50 to process a Ghanaian visa application and an extra £70 if the authorities in Ghana require the visa application to be referred to them.A new constitution restoring multi-party politics was instigated in 1992, and Rawlings was elected as president then and again in 1996. Northern Ghana experiences its rainy season from March to November while the south, including the capital Accra, experiences the season from April to Mid-November.Coastal Plain (Accra, Apam, Cape Coast, Elmina, Kakum National Park, Kokrobite, Nzulezo, Sekondi-Takoradi, Ada)the Gulf of Guinea coastal area with the capital city, several forts and the best preserved rainforest in the country Foreign nationals of the following countries can enter Ghana visa-free: ECOWAS countries, plus Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Singapore, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe Otherwise, unless in direct airside transit through a Ghanaian airport, all other foreign nationals require a visa to enter Ghana.
By 1548, the Dutch had joined them, and built forts at Komenda and Kormantsi.
Moves toward de-colonization intensified after World War 2 and after an intense struggle, on 6 March 1957 elected parliamentary leader Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana as "free forever".
The nation thus became the first sub-Saharan African country to regain its independence.
It borders Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to the north and Togo to the east.
The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire.
A three-month single-entry visa costs US; a one-year, multiple entry visa costs 0.