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I arrived Ghana on the 5th of August 2017 and have been in the country till the time of this writing. The environment and way of life is not too different from Nigeria. There are however some disparities .
The first thought that came to my mind on arriving my residence was to go and plug my phone to the power outlet. I also did try to chide a colleague of mine for trying to turn ON the air-conditioner. I thought the building was powered by a generator. But to my surprise, there was always a steady power supply.
The people are quite welcoming and can easily smell a Nigerian from a distance. They are however not as aggressive as Nigerians, they are a bit laid-back. I used to hold the perception that they are all dark in complexion, but I was proved wrong.
Most of them communicate in Twi. Their pidgin (Chalé I make nice) is also different from what is obtainable in Nigeria. They also refer to almost everyone as Chalé. The English spoken by Ghanaians also differ from that of Nigerians.
Cost of Living
This should have been the first point. The cost of living is way more higher that Nigeria. When I first came, I found it hard to buy some stuffs after converting the price to what I could have bought it when I was in Nigeria.
I stayed in EastLagon for the time I was in Ghana. The weather can get very hot towards March and there is also little rain through out the year in EastLagon. I heard the eastern region gets more of the rain.
The country is way more safer then their ‘elder brother’ Nigeria. The police seems friendly. Except the that happened recently, I find them to be more friendly even though I haven’t had anything to do with them.
They seem to flaunt their colors a lot. Seems everything has a touch of their colors.
Road and Traffic
There isn’t much of a difference in the road network when comparing the two countries. The traffic here in Ghana can be gruesome but nothing compared to Lagos traffic. The roads are also ladened with potholes as in Nigeria.
Over here, Nigerian music is played a lot. There are also a lot of collaboration between the musicians from the two countries. I enjoy their music a lot. The likes of Sarkodie, Shatte Wale, Stonebwoy, Becca are seen as ‘gods’ here even though they speak a lot of their local language.