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More Fun Facts About Ghana

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. With these 50 interesting facts about Ghana, let’s learn more about its: history, culture, geography, people, economy, food, traditions and more.

. Most Ghanaian people dress in brightly colored clothing preferably made of silk.

. The terrain in Ghana is mostly of low-lying plains with notable hills well distributed throughout the country.

Ghana has a population growth rate of 2.2%

. Agriculture is the major employer in the country thus most people are found farming their lands.

. Starting a business in Ghana has been made easy with the little bureaucracy involved and regulated business freedom.

. The country borders Burkina Faso to the North, Togo to the East and the Atlantic Ocean is to the South.

. The capital City of Ghana is Accra which has a population of approximately 2.273 million people.

. Ghana boasts of having the largest open-air market in West Africa located in Kumasi where people go to buy clothes, fabric as well as garments.

Source: The Fact File

Ghana is producing more female entrepreneurs than any other countr

The rise of women in entrepreneurship is not necessarily associated with the pace of their country’s wealth and economic development as this latest Index on women’s entrepreneurship has shown. The second edition of Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) revealed that some of the least wealthy and developed economies have higher women business ownership rates than their wealthier developed peers.

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Ghana You May Not Know

Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is located along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The word Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language. With these 50 interesting facts about Ghana, let’s learn more about its: history, culture, geography, people, economy, food, traditions and more.

1. Culture and tradition of the Ghanaian people of West Africa are mixed especially due to the fact that the country boasts of several tribes that uphold their different cultural orientations as well as their varied ways of life. In as much as there is a multiplicity of different ethnic groups, the culture is overall unified and as such, Ghana has enjoyed political stability in the region even after the post-Colonial 

2. Generally, Ghanaian culture lays more emphasis on being hospitable to everyone in the society, practicing good manners in every setting as well as respect for everyone.

3. Ghana uses English as their official language which however has a distinctive West African Accent.

4. Akan is the most popularly used language in Ghana after English spoken by nearly 67.1% of the inhabiting people.

5. Ghana was the first country to gain independence in West Africa from the British people. (West African countries include – 1. Benin, 2. Burkina Faso, 3. the island nation of Cape Verde, 4. Gambia, 5. Ghana, 6. Guinea, 7. Guinea-Bissau, 8. Ivory Coast, 9. Liberia, 10. Mali, 11. Mauritania, 12. Niger, 13. Nigeria, 14. the island of Saint Helena, 15. Senegal, 16. Sierra Leone, 17. São Tomé and Príncipe, and 18. Togo.)

6. Ghana before 1957 was commonly known as the Gold Coast due to the availability of gold along the rivers Ankobra and Volta.

7. Ghana had their first constitution in 1946.

8. Kwame Nkrumah became the first president of independent Ghana after they gained independence in 1957.

Source: The Fact File

Ghanaian entrepreneur finds success by growing and selling coconuts

Adowarim Lugu-zuri, CEO of Wazuri Ghana Limited, sees untapped opportunity in Ghana’s coconut industry.

How did this all start?

For most young students being at university is the ideal time to enjoy your life, lounge around with friends, watch movies and socialise. Some would argue that this time in your life is the most appropriate for some self-indulgence. Not for Adowarim Lugu-zuri. A self-starter, ambitious 24-year-old Ghanaian woman, she remembers the day when the entrepreneur in her was forced into action… out of boredom. “I realised my life was boring and empty because my routine was simply to go train and play basketball, watch movies, eat and sleep,” she says. “And attend lectures, of which most times I wasn’t going. I got tired of living that way so I needed to do something that will get me busy or productive.”

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