The big decision
Moving to Ghana is a very big decision to make. A decision that requires careful research and planning. The Global Peace Index ranks Ghana as one of the most peaceful countries in Africa (second to Mauritius). For some people, this is enough reason to relocate to the country. Whereas peace is priceless, there are other significant factors to consider before moving to Ghana. First, be sure of your decision to move to Ghana and plan accordingly.
It is important to note that about three million Ghanaians live in the diaspora. These are for purposes such as employment, education, and other endeavors. For many of them, relocating to Ghana may be to return to family or start/manage a business. After living outside of Ghana for a long time, it is normal to feel out of touch with the motherland.
We aim to bridge the gap between Ghanaians (including other Africans) in the diaspora and Ghanaians at home.
Moving to Ghana – Why a checklist is important
Growing up, my aunties advised me to create a checklist of the qualities I want my partner to possess so that I don’t get swept off my feet by just anybody. This may not sound like the best advice for a twelve-year-old, but it helped me in more ways than one. If you’re planning to move to Ghana, you can consider the advice of my aunties. You can create a checklist of things you expect to experience in Ghana or you can decide to put away any bar of expectation to allow you experience the motherland for what it is. This choice is totally up to you.
The starting point is that you need to have a reason or purpose for wanting to move to Ghana. This will help you decide which of the sixteen regions to settle in. Each region has its unique experience so what you may experience in the Central Region, may not be the same as what you may experience in the Greater Accra Region. You have to make an informed choice.
Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing practical information about Ghana (the good, the bad, and the ugly) that you need to know before you decide to relocate. We will also share the stories of some returnees so you have an inside view of what to expect when you move to Ghana. Sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss any of it!
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