13 points to visit Ghana


13 points to visit Ghana

Following up with the last post on our long-standing SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL TO AFRICA initiative of coordinating travellers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. we are coming up with 13 points to visit Ghana.

1.PERSONAL FULFILMENT: To have a refreshing new perspective on life and nature. To have a fantastic cultural experience. For fun and leisure and for new friendships and opportunities. To have spiritual nourishment and refreshing new positive energy by being close to nature in a wonderful tropical environment

2.CZECH-GHANA RELATIONS: Czechoslovakia experts were sent to assist with the industrialisation efforts of Ghana in the 50s and 60s.They helped to build factories producing shoes, ceramics, and sugar, and a hospital. Ghana and Czechoslovakia established diplomatic relations in 1959. In 1961, the first President of Ghana Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah visited Prague and the Czechoslovakia President Antonin Novotny visited Accra in 1962.

3.EMBASSIES: There is a Czech Embassy in Accra and Ghanaian Embassy in Prague.

4.GOVERNANCE AND MEDIA: The Czech Republic is a  peaceful and stable country with a democratic government and vibrant media, the same like Ghana.

5.EDUCATION: Many Ghanaian students studied in the Czech Republic and now successfully settled back home in Ghana. Currently, the University of Hradec Kralove has a collaboration with the University of Ghana. It is possible to meet a Ghanaian who studied in Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic and speaks perfect Czech language.

6.TRADE: Ghana is one of the main trading partners of the Czech Republic in Sub-Sahara Africa. In 2012, the Czech Republic exported to Ghana goods worth 23.5 million dollars and imported goods worth 16.8 million dollars from Ghana. In 2016, Czech exports to Ghana stood at 23.4 million dollars versus 3.3 million dollars of imports from Ghana.

7.BUSINESS: Some Czech companies are doing rolling business in Ghana. For example, Czech’s SKYWATER COMPANY is producing packaged water in Ghana, and VAMED HEALTH PROJECTS are building hospitals. There is also MAXPROGRES, an electronic contracting company.

8.CZECH PRODUCTS: Some popular Czech products on the Ghanaian market are Skoda cars, Zetor tractors and Bata shoes.

9.TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: The Czech Republic is ranked among the 10 best countries in animal genetics and has advanced technology for fruit distilleries, food packaging and sugar manufacturing. Czech technical expertise can impact positively on Ghana by helping to improve its agricultural sector..

10.AGROTOURISM: To have the joy of tasting organic food and fruits in their natural tropical environment and to share the daily life and experience of a small-scale farmer in a Ghanaian village, and to be close to nature.

11.SPORTS: In 2006, the Czech Republic and Ghana played a historic World Cup football game in Germany. Football is a national sport in Ghana and is also the second main sport in the Czech Republic after ice hockey.

12.OPPORTUNiTIES FOR YOUTH IN GHANA: The increased visits of Czech tourists and travellers to Ghana will help create job opportunities in the hospitality and tourism industry for the youth so they can stay in Ghana.

13. THE CZECH REPUBLIC: There are already many students, volunteers, ordinary Czechs, business people and government officials who have visited or worked in Ghana and have a lot of fond memories and positive experience from their visits.