Why Ghana Happens To Be One Of The Most Sought-After Nations In History Today

As today, March, 6, 2024, happens to be one of the memorable days in lives of all Ghanaians, we need not to take the occasion for granted, as the country has come quite a long way, with regards to historical findings.

Ghana happens to be the second-most populous nation in the whole of West Africa, after attaining independence on March, 6, 1957.

The capital town(Accra), comparatively, is the largest among other cities like Kumasi, Tamale, and Sekondi-Takoradi, which are, also, significant.

Delving straight into the historical findings put together by Ghnewsbuzz.com, the earliest kingdoms to emerge in Ghana were the Dagbon Kingdom in the North, with the Bono State, coming into existence during the 11th century.

Later, other empires like the Ashanti, and other Akan kingdoms in the North began to emerge over the centuries.

And, soon afterwards, all the clans began to mark their territories, even though, there were no marked map regions at the time.

That was when the Portuguese Empire, in the 15th century, followed by other European States, began to contest the area for trading rights, until the British people managed to conquer the coast by the 19th century.

A lot of Ghanaians went through a lot of obstacles to restore the country  from the British clutches; great and fearless men like the members of the ‘Big Six‘ and other back-stage organizers — they never relented, even though, some died in the process.

Ghana is a multi-ethnic country with linguistic and religious groups, while the Akan, over the years, have grown to be the largest ethnic group.

About 71.3% of Ghanaians are  Christians while almost one-fifth practice Islam and one-tenth are either atheists or traditionalists.

The nation has a red, gold and green flag, with a black star in the middle, which gives it an identity and distinction among all other countries.

According to research, Ghana is highly integrated in international affairs, as it is one of the founding member countries of the Non-Alligned Movement and the Economic Community Of West Africa States (ECOWAS).