Ghana Life: Ashanti Compound House

Despite the rapid growth of the big cities, Accra and Kumasi, the majority of Ghanaians still live in hamlets, villages, and small towns in rural areas where the bulk of livelihoods still essentially depend on agriculture. In these rural communities, the traditional form of housing is still common and most […]

Ghana Life: Do visitors need more than English?

Ghana, like most other countries that were once British colonies, adopted English as its official language upon gaining independence in 1957. This avoided having to decide which of the more than sixty vernacular languages ​​should be so designated. However, the vernacular languages ​​are fit and well and are spoken in […]

Ghana Life: Koo Nimo Master Musician

Since its founding in January 1972, the Technology Consulting Center (TCC) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, has organized events open to the public. Some of these functions accompanied the opening of a new project or training program and some marked an important anniversary, such as […]

Ghana Life: beekeeping in the tropics

Kwame Mainu and his English friend, Tom Arthur, travel back to Kumasi in July 1986 from Kwame’s mother’s hometown of Wenchi in the Brong-Ahafo region. With them is Kwame’s half-sister, Adjoa, who is going to Kumasi to buy shoes to sell at her kiosk on Wenchi High Street. Along the […]