Ghana is located on the Gulf of Guinea, just north of the equator. It borders three French-speaking countries: Côte d'Ivoire to the west, Togo to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
Ghana is very rich in natural resources, especially in minerals and oil. However, its economy is still essentially based on agriculture. The country is the second biggest cocoa producer in the world, with more than 1.6 million hectares of village plantations.
In Ghana’s public schools, lessons are taught in English. School is obligatory and free of charge until the age of 15. Furthermore, Ghana is an English-speaking state, which is “enclosed” by French-speaking countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo). As a result it maintains numerous relationships with these states. For these reasons, the government has expressed in recent years the intention of bringing the Ghanaians closer to the French language.
The Brong Ahafo region
This region is the second largest in Ghana and is often called the Ghanaian “food horn of plenty”. It is a strategic transit region to the southern harbours of the country (Tema and Takoradi).
Located between the towns of Berekum and Sunyani, this region has a population of 500,000 and is particularly close to Côte d’Ivoire, the second largest economic growth region in Africa.