Using Ethnicity and Tradition to Promote Unity and Market Ghana

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As Ghanaians, we have a rich cultural heritage and diversity that spans different ethnic groups, traditions, and beliefs. However, sometimes we use these differences to create divisions and promote a sense of superiority over others, which ultimately undermines our national unity and progress.

Popular broadcaster Afia Pokua recently shared her thoughts on this issue, highlighting how Ghanaians should use ethnicity and tradition to promote unity and market Ghana. She emphasized that our diversity should be a source of strength and not divisiond that we should all strive to celebrate and embrace our differences.

In Ghana, we have ethnic groups like the Akan, Guan, Ewe, and Ga Adangbe, among others, each with its unique customs, languages, and beliefs. While it is essential to acknowledge and respect these differences, we should also strive to find common ground and celebrate our shared values and goals.

It is crucial to understand that our national identity goes beyond our ethnic affiliations. As Ghanaians, we are all united by a common history, culture, and aspirations for a better future. We can leverage our diversity to promote our country’s unique culture and attract tourists and investors, but only if we work together towards this goal.

My personal observation is that some ethnic groups feel superior to others and undermine them. This attitude only creates resentment and mistrust, leading to further divisions and a lack of progress. Instead, we should focus on building bridges and finding ways to collaborate and learn from each other.

In conclusion, let us use our diversity as a tool for promoting unity and progress in Ghana. Let us embrace our different ethnic groups and traditions, but also celebrate our shared values and aspirations. By working together towards a common goal, we can build a stronger, more united, and prosperous Ghana.


Story by Ebenezer Ansah-Boafo

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