The West African Ghana sits along the Atlantic Ocean between Togo and the Ivory Coast. Ghana remains under the radar compared to many tourist destinations in Africa with more high-profile attractions, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t much to love and discover in this tiny yet diverse country. From its beaches in the south to its northern grasslands, Ghana brims with color and life. This land was in fact inhabited in pre-colonial times by a number of ancient Akan Kingdoms. Trade with Europeans states flourished after contact was made with Portugal during the 15th century.
The region would eventually become a British Crown colony called Gold Coast, and more than 30 forts and castles were constructed.
The merger of Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, officially formed Ghana in 1957, and it became the first sb-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana is a Democratic country.
The three major parties are the National Democratic Congress, the New Patriotic party and the Convention People’s Party.
Ghana has many natural resources, giving it a much higher per capita output than the poorer countries in West Africa. However, it is still dependent on trade and international assistance. During colonial times, Ghana was best known for its gold and it still is today. The country also exports diamonds, cocoa, timber, electricity, bauxite, and manganese.
In 2007, an oil field was discovered offshore and oil exploration continues along with the production of oil.
Ghana’s economy centers on agriculture and mining, Ghana ranks as one of the world’s top producers of cocoa, according to the IExplorer Travel Guide. The country’s mines also put out large quantities of diamonds and gold. GDP has grown steadily since the start of the 21st century, but inflation still poses serious problems. As in most African nations, widespread poverty affects much of the population, with a major gap existing between the small number of wealthy elite and the poor masses. Many locals work in the informal sector, scraping together a subsistence living through odd jobs or regulated entrepreneurship.
Nkawkaw is the capital city for the Territories.
Here are quick facts about Nkawkaw:
Nkawkaw is a city found in Eastern, Ghana. It is located 6.55 latitude and -0.77 longitude and it is situated at elevation 236 meters above sea level. Nkawkaw has a population of 61,785 making it the 2nd biggest city in Eastern. It operates on the GHST time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Koforidua.
Of the 1,227,612 people, 15 years and older, 56.3 per cent are married, including 7.1 per cent in the consensual unions.
The region is rich in minerals such as gold, diamond, bauxite-tantalite, limestone, kaolin and clay. Gold and diamond are however the only minerals that are mined commercially. For over 70 years, the diamonds mines at Akwatia and Takrowase in the Brim River Valley was producing high quality industrial diamonds, but this has declines considerably over the last two years.