Recreation and Tour

VOLUNTEER IN GHANA WITH PARALLEL INTEGRATION

Ghana, a west African anglophone country, is the gateway to Africa
Due to its democracy and rule of law, Ghana is the most peaceful country in its sub-region and in Africa as a whole.
Ghana as a developing country, relies on its rich natural minerals like gold, bauxite, aluminum, timber, cocoa and in recent time, crude oil and tourism for its GDP growth.
Ghana has ten regions, with it business capital (Accra) in the south, encompassing the Greenwich Meridian point in Tema.
Ghana's commercial activities are highly denser in the southern belt. This explains why it central region stretches along it coast and not in the geographical center of the country (Kintampo - in the Brong Ahafo region)
Unlike most tourist attracted countries, where tourist sites are concentrated in one place,
Each of Ghana's ten regions, boasts of it own tourist attraction. Below is a brief list of the ten regions and at least one tourists site

Region. Tourist attraction
Greater Accra Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Central Cape Coast castle, Kakum National Park, Canopy walk
Western Nzulezu
Brong Ahafo Kintampo Water Falls
Eastern The Africa Biggest Tree
Volta Vili Water Falls
Northern Mole National Wild reserve Park
Upper East Paga crocodile ponds
Upper West Wechaw hipo sanctuary

All these regions, also boasts of colorful rich-cultural festivals.

Central region has branded itself as the hub of tourists attraction with a lot of sites and cultural activities as well as its historical involvement with the wake of civilization to the Africans. Central region also happens to be the entry points for the early Europeans, when they invaded the Gold Coast of Africa (now Ghana).
Central region, exhibits the indelible marks of the historical "Slave Trade" on Ghanaians and Africans as a whole. The evidential existence of Fortes and Castles, scattered along its coasts, is a must-see sites.
The twin-river sites, where slaves were given their last bath before departing their homelands, it's a ritual site for the "Returnees" from the diasporas and Emancipation grounds.
The natural reserves like the Kakum National Park and the streak of beach resorts, coupled with several major cultural festivals and it's peoples' hospitality, makes central egion, really a hub for tourists.
Central region, which was the first and former capital town the country, shares boundary on it west with the business capital city where the international airport is (which is about a 100km apart).

Winneba, a coastal town in the central region, is the home of Parallel Integration. It's surrounded by major cities like cape coast on the west, Accra on the east and Agona Swedru on its north; on its south lies the Pacific ocean.
During the Gold Coast era, it served as a port town between Europe and the-then Gold Coast.
Fishing and Services constitute the main occupation of the people. It is known for the Aboakyere deer-hunting festival and its New Year Carnival Mascarading Festival. The town has a rich musical tradition and currently boasts of several renowned musical groups in the country, including the Winneba Youth Choir, the Akoo show Choir and many others. The University of Education Winneba (UEW) is one of the educational institutions in Ghana.

As a town lying on the Coast, Winneba was one of the first communities in the country to come in contact with European traders. It served as a port where foreign goods were discharged and transported to the interior and major commercial areas such as Agona Swedru and Akim-Oda.

Due to its role as harbor town and a place of early European settlers, it became the administrative capital of the then Central Province of the Gold Coast. The cocoa boom in the forest areas led to the relocation of major trading companies in the 1940s to Agona Swedru and this started affecting the growth of the town. The township suffered even greater loss when the Tema Harbour was completed; the port activities at Winneba were thus shut down and relocated to Tema. With that, most of the commercial activities also shifted from Winneba to Tema and Accra.
This development and many others led to the deprivation of the town, and have brought about varying degrees of hardships to the populace.