If you’re planning a move to the African continent, you should know that few countries in Africa have the charm to compete with the attractions of Ghana.
Ghana dazzles you with its historic past and enchants you with its natural beauty, so if you’ve chosen Ghana as place to settle down, here are a few things you should know about your soon-to-be new home.
Ghana placed sixth, in Africa, in the global peace index 2015; making it one of the continent’s most peaceful countries – but as is the case with all countries around the world, the basic rules surrounding safety apply. Be vigilant in crowded spaces as these draw pickpockets, avoid deserted areas that aren’t well lit, and be wary of unneeded help and overly friendly individuals. Most residential estates and complexes will have security features, so look out for these during your house hunt.
Ghana has a hot tropical climate with temperatures averaging between 26 ºC and 29 ºC and often exceeding 30 ºC. There are two major seasons in the country, the rainy season and the dry season, with temperatures dropping slightly during the rainy season. In southern Ghana, there is a prolonged rainy season; while Northern Ghana has a relatively shorter rainy season of about six months. The great weather makes for great living conditions.
English is Ghana’s official language and is spoken in and around the cities, however there are over 40 distinct languages across the 10 regions, with Twi being the most spoken in the south.
Having your own car is always your best bet in any country; but just in case you don’t, Ghana does have a few public transport options including trotros, which are cheap minivans, and taxi cabs, which are also not too expensive and require some bargaining skills as they aren’t metered.
First on the agenda for any major move is finding suitable accommodation. Depending on your standards and the level of comfort you seek, be prepared to pay a little more for some luxury. Accra is currently a hot destination and neighbourhoods like Osu, Labone, Cantonments, Dzorwulu, East Legon, West Legon and Abelemkpe are popular for those looking to move to Ghana at the moment.
If you’re in the market for a new home in Ghana, contact Mobus today to find out about our ground-breaking property developments.
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