Ghana is located in the in the western region of Africa and enjoys the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Guinea. The country is also boarded by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north and Togo in the east. The country is offers job opportunities for expatriates within several sectors as well as schooling and medical facilities.
Records show that Ghana was inhabited by the first people as early as medieval times. It was home to ancient tribes like the Akan that consisted of Akwamu, Bonoman and Denkyira. The Akan tribes developed their own bureaucracy and mined gold, which they used as a method of monetary trade.
Early trades with Europe began when travellers crossed through Africa and through the region of Ghana as early as the 15th century. In later years some of these German, Portuguese, Dutch and Norwegians took the liberty to build forts and castles, establishing various gold coasts which they then claimed as their own (British Gold Coast and German Gold Coast). Unrest grew between the Akan people and the British which later led to war between the nations. During the 1900’s, the Anglo Ashanti wars broke out against the British (The War of the Golden Stool) and would be the final war that would lead to the liberation of the Akan people. In 1957 Ghana was established, an independent nation.
The country enjoys a growing economy, with strong relations with the United States of America as well as China. The country is amongst other, one of the top 15 countries in the world that continues to rich great strides in growth as a country and nation.
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Ghana has a steady growing economy and has become a thriving destination for potential business investors. Its major sectors include natural resources, industrial minerals, precious metals and a growing information technology industry. The bank of Ghana makes use of their original currency “Ghana cedi” as well as the Chinese renminbi. Ghana also has an expanding “mixed economy hybrid” which allows the industry to assemble products such as mobile phones, and other digital goods.
The country’s education system has several steps starting from kindergarten, primary school, junior high, and lastly studies that qualify the student for a Basic Education Certificate Examination. The qualified pupil can then choose to study further for Senior High and vocation education. There are also several universities within the country as well as international schools which includes the British International School, Ghana International School, Al-Ryan International School and an American International School.
Foreigners can enjoy large expat communities and exponential business ventures even within real estate. The thriving IT industry also opens doors to job opportunities for expats within the country, amongst other such as teaching, infrastructure and tourism.