Ghana was the first country of British African colonization to become independent under the leadership President Kwame Nkrumah in 1960; his flag carries a black star in the centre that means empathy and encouragement to the revolution of the rest of the African colonized countries.
It is a safe country with little tourism, so it does not have any significant international income, this added to a high level of corruption makes its currency very weak and a very unequal society, with a large majority of extremely poor people. However, it is one of the African countries with the highest rate of African immigration (mostly from Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo and Mali), and this demonstrates its safety, the kindliness of its people and the acceptance of different cultures, which are all welcome.
In Ghana more than 40 different languages are spoken throughout its territory and there are 11 different languages officially accepted by the Ghanaian government: Ga, Akan (Asante Twi, Akuapem Twi, Mfantse i Nzema), Mole-Dagbani (Dagaare and Dagbanli), Ewe, Dangme, Guan and Kasem. However, the lingua franca and official language is the language of colonization: English.
Our association works mainly in the Eastern Region located in south Ghana. It is bordered to the East by Lake Volta, by the Brong-Ahafo region and the Ashanti region to the north, by the Ashanti region to the west and by the Central region and the Greater Accra region to the south. Akans are the main ethnic group in the region and the two most spoken languages are Akan and English. The association is in its capital town: Koforidua.