GHANA Until its independence from British Colonial rule on 6th March, 1957, Ghana was called the “Gold Coast” a name given it by early Portuguese explorers who first set foot on the shores of the country in the fifteenth century. The name aptly describes the country’s wealth in gold and natural resources, which include to the present day: 1. Rich mineral resources such as gold, diamonds, manganese, bauxite, iron ore and various clay and salt deposits. 2. Extensive, rich forests with a wide range of fine tropical hardwoods. 3. A wide variety of agricultural products and rich fishing resources. 4. Unique tourist attractions, including beautiful landscapes, inviting sunshine, golden beaches, wildlife parks, the countryside with its rich cultural heritage and the proverbial warmth and hospitality of the people.
As Ghana continues to make strides towards the advancement of its economy, it seeks external partnerships to team up with Ghanaian companies and new investors to take advantage of the numerous investment opportunities in the country. On the occasion of Embassy Festival 2022, therefore, the Embassy of Ghana in The Hague cordially extend invitation to all guests and participants to the Ghana Stand to experience the rich Ghanaian culture.