In Ghana life is public. People evacuate their homes and apartments every day to escape the sweltering heat. And just like the printed cloth worn by market women, the different parts and peoples somehow mix and weave into a coherent whole. Ghana is home to a number of different peoples and cultures, all ways of seeking coexistence in a rapidly modernizing country. You’ll see men and women in traditional clothes text messaging friends and suited businessmen taking offerings to tribal chiefs.
Ghana has an iconic natural calling card like Victoria Falls or Kilimanjaro, but a glance at a map reveals a geographic blessing: hundreds of kilometers of coast shared by beautiful beaches, such as Busua and Dixcove, ruined forts of Europe, as Cape Coast Castle, the poignant memories of the country’s importance as a way station for African slaves, and the shacks of lively fishing villages battered. Accra is the commercial and cultural motor of the country, while Kumasi is the traditional home of the Ashanti, and is famous for its handicrafts. In the Volta region to the east, where he was given a facelift of geography by the Akosombo Dam, although you can find large tracts of forests that creep through the mountains along the border with Togo. And finally, the North, which provides opportunities to observe wildlife up close and personal, stretches across the horizon like a pancake cooked on the border of Burkina Faso.
Compared with other countries in the region, Ghana is stable and prosperous, but this assessment is partly based on hope for the future. The country is often called “Africa for beginners”, and although it is most likely welcomed by people in a hot sweat, rivet, just as the sun hooks hold of you after leaving the second, move not is by no means easy.