Ghana is a country in West Africa that evokes the pride of being the pivot and star of the Africa. Ghana is blessed with many natural resources like gold, diamond, timber, crude oil and bauxite.
For several years after being granted independence from our colonial masters, several political coup d’état have occurred in the country. Ghana has certain identities that differentiate us from the rest of the African continent and the world at large. The following are some important national identities.
1. The Black Star
The most prominent is the black star, which boasts of black pride and power and a commitment to African unity. It is featured on the flag and the national coat of arms, and in the national anthem. Black Star is also the name of Ghana’s national soccer team and is proudly displayed in Black Star Square, a central meeting point in the capital.
2. Talking drum, Stool, Staff
These are derived from the Akan traditions that have been incorporated into the national culture, they include, the ceremonial sword, the linguist’s staff, the chief’s stool, and the talking drum.
Ghanaian national dress, kente cloth, is another source of common identity and pride. It is handwoven into intricate patterns from brilliantly colored silk. Men drape it around their bodies and women wear it as a two-pieced outfit.
4. Our natural resources
Ghana is a major exporter of cocoa and gold to the world. Ghana and Ivory Coast produce about 2/3 of the world’s cocoa. Through the help of Tetteh Quarshie, Ghana has over the years benefited from the growing of cocoa.