THE PAST OF GHANA The earliest Europeans to arrive here were the Portuguese in the 15th Century the first castle was built in the Gold Coast by the Portuguese at Elmina. This was built to enhance their trading activities especially gold and slavery.
Language…?The official language of Ghana is English. other are Akan, Mole-Dagbani ,Ewe and Guan.
ReligionThe main religions practicedin Ghana are Christianity,African beliefs, and Islam.
Cultural attractionsMain festivalsNaming ceremoniesMarriageFunerals
Main FestivalsPanafest wonderful festival that features all types of art and culture, such as music, African dance, and various other types of performing arts. This festival is held every two years
Homowo Homowo is a word that essentially means to make fun of hunger. Ancient oral history talks about at time many years ago when there were no rains and there was a famine throughout the plains of Accra. Finally when the rains came and the harvest and food was plentiful, everyone was so excited, thankful, and happy, that they began to hold a festival that made fun of hunger
HogbetsotsoThe main feature of this exciting festival is for kings and chiefs. All the chiefs of the area appear in their most regal attire. Through the entire festival, there is dancing and drumming to be enjoyed.
VisaMust hold return confirm ticket, hotel confirmation and 20USD per day stay.Visa Fees:-Approx Rs. 2200It takes 3-4 working days.
VACCINATION A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required by all nationals entering the country. Immunization against typhoid is usually advised. Malaria risk, predominantly in the malignant falciparum form, exists all year throughout the country.
AirlinesThere are no direct flightsConnecting Flights- Emirates via Dubai- Egypt air via Cairo- British Airways via London heatrowe airport- Southafrican airways via Tambo international airport.- It takes 10 hr 40min.
Getting InGateway Cities: Kotoka International Airport(Accra)
football Football is the most popular sport in Ghana, widely appreciated by the country’s population.ABEDI PELE
The country however does excel in a variety of other sporting disciplines such as boxing, volleyball and basketball.
Constitutional Presidential republicProfessor John Evans Atta Mills is the president of Ghana.Hon. John Dramani Mahamawas sworn into office as theVice-President of the Republicof Ghana.
Here are some animals found in Ghana. Remember you can even find these animals anywhere in Africa.
Wild animals Wild elephants. Lions The KingGhana is a home of Mongoose.
The African Civet is very shy and israrely seen. Ghanas largest antelope.The Rock Hyrax. Straw-colored Fruit Bats.
Some interesting facts GHANA IS FAMOUS FOR ITS UNIQUE “KENTE” CLOTH TEXTILE.GHANA ALSO POSSESS ONE OF THE BEST GAME RESERVE IN WEST AFRICA. GHANA IS THE WORLD’S 2ND PRODUCER OF COCOA,5TH OF DIAMONDS AND 6TH OF GOLD.COCOA WAS INTRODUCED BY IN GHANA BY A SMUGGLER NAME MR.TETTIE QUARSHIE WHO SNEAKED SOME SEEDLING INTO THE COUNTRY IN 1878.
Over 200 languages arespoken in Ghana.Obama is a superhero toall Ghanaians.People spray paint theiranimals to tell which onesbelong to them. It is notunusual to see pinkchickens or blue goatswandering around town.PHOTOGRAPHYRESTRICTIONS:Photography is sensitiveinstallations. permissionshould be obtained by anyone who is in Some interesting factsuniform(police officer).