Hospitality 5 times Ghana was the Gateway to Africa

The welcoming nature of Ghanaians is not just talking, as the country and its people have over the years proved to live up to the accolade

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Worldwide, Ghana is famed for the hospitality of its people hence making it an attractive destination for hundreds of tourists annually.

The welcoming nature of Ghanaians is not just talking, as the country and its people have over the years proved to live up to the accolade.

Here are five times Ghanaians proved to the world they are hospitable

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1. Xenophobia is absent


Unlike in some African countries, Ghanaians have over the years been welcoming to other nationals, especially fellow Africans. There have been no major incidents of xenophobic attacks in Ghana unlike in South Africa where there have been a number of attacks against fellow Africans over the past decade.

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2. Refugees Are Welcomed


Over the years, Ghana has opened its arms wide for those fleeing wars and persecution. During the Liberian, Sierra Leonean and Ivorian civil wars, Ghana served as the go-to place for refugees. The Buduburam refugee camp in Kasoa-Accra is one of the largest in West Africa.

3. Guantanamo bay

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In 2016, Ghana decided to accept two Guantanamo Bay detainees into the country. After years without trial, the Gitmo two detainees were released by the United States of America government and Ghana as ever welcoming as we are, accepted them.

4. Education


Ghana has over the years been welcoming for those who want to study and make something better out of their lives. As such our secondary schools and universities are populated by Nigerians, Liberians, Cameroonians and many other nationalities. Examples of such schools are Zenith University College, ABBEAM, Accra Institute of Technology, AIT and many more.

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5.   Citizenship


It is also very easy to become a Ghanaian. Over the years, people of African descent have found it relatively easy to gain Ghanaian citizenship. One such notable case is Rita Marley, the wife of late reggae icon, Bob Marley, who now lives in Ghana and has been installed as a queen in  Aburi, Greater Accra region.

Another instance is where the Former Minister of the Interior naturalized 17 People from the diasporas recently at the Du-bois center in Accra.

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