Ghana is West African country bordered by Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Togo and the Gulf of Guinea. Though the word “Ghana” means “warrior king”, Ghanaians are hospitable people. Ghana is a member of the ECOWAS, AU, Commonwealth of Nations and UN.
Ghana has a population of about 24 million with Christians being the majority. The official language of Ghana is English. In addition to English, languages like Akan, Ga, Ewe, Dagomba and Hausa are spoken by Ghanaians.
Ghana has remained relatively peaceful since independence. This make Ghana the best business destination in the West Africa sub-region. Also, Ghana’s low-crime rate and political stability makes it the best tourist destination in Africa.
Ghana is one of the largest cocoa producing countries in the world. The country is also blessed with other natural resources like bauxite, gold, manganese, natural gas, crude oil, timber and diamond, which she exports for foreign exchange. Ghana also exports electricity to her neighbours. Irrespective of this the country sometimes does suffer shortage of electricity. This is an indication of how the country has failed to harness it resources appropriately to deal with her problems. With people like me in the country things will surely change for the better.
Ghana has two ports; the Tema Port and the Takoradi Port. This makes Ghana a transit point for landlocked countries in West Africa. Currently there are plans by the Government to build additional international airports to ease the burden on the Kotoka International airport in Accra (the capital).
The Greenwich Meridian passes through Tema; the only planned city in Ghana. Ghana has the largest man-made lake in the world, the Volta Lake. Currently government is building another hydro-electric dam called the Bui dam in addition to the almighty Akosombo dam.
Ghana is not heaven but it is an interesting place. The next time you visit Africa don’t forget to pass by, we will be waiting for you.