Greater Accra Region Local Customs

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Greater Accra Region Local Customs

  • Right hand, left hand

    Regardless of your preference at home, in Ghana it is considered rude to pass, receive or even greet someone using your left hand. A difficult habit to remember, but they regard your left hand as the unhygienic one, in terms of toileting and handling dead things. So when eating or during any interaction with somebody, always use your right hand.


    Ghana's role as a focus of the gold, ivory, and slave trade resulted in the construction of an entire string of colonial forts along its coastline, and many remain as picturesque legacies of that era. The forts at Dixcove, Elmina, Cape Cove, and Apam are all open to tourists, and some even offer accommodation and meals. While the forts are reason...

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