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Five key reasons that make the Ashanti region the heart beat of Ghana

Ghana is blessed with so many things that specifically attracts the attention of other people from different continents of the globe thus, from Asia to Antartica, South America to Europe and spanning from Australia to North America and to some extent, countries from Africa.

The rich culture background coupled with a peaceful atmosphere and many other factors remains a force to be reckoned with.

Politically, the nation Ghana is demarcated into sixteen different regions namely;

1. Ahafo Region, Goaso

2. Greater Accra Region, Accra

3. Oti Region, Dambai

4. Bono East Region Techiman

5. Western Region, Sekondi-Takoradi

6. Western North Region, Sefwi Wiawso

7. Volta Region, Ho

8. Eastern Region, Koforidua

9. Upper East Region, Bolgatanga

10. Ashanti Region, Kumasi

11. Savannah Region, Damongo

12. Central Region, Cape Coast

13. Upper West Region, Wa

14. Northern Region, Tamale

15. North East Region, Nalerigu

16.Bono Region, Techiman

Each of the regions has its own features in terms of landmarks, water bodies, topography, aethestic nature constituting to our tourism and national identity.

Out of the sixteen regions in Ghana, One of the region that can be said to be the epicenter, the heart beat of Ghana can be said to be the Ashanti Region owing to the following reasons below;

1. The Ashanti Region has one of the greatest Kingdom which is known worldwide aside Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain and some few other Kingdoms of this world

The great Ashanti king Otumfour Osei Tutu II happens to be the king over the highly populated Ashanti Kingdom from





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Buokrom and Buokrom Estate etc

The king sits on a historic golden stool which was commanded to land on the laps of the first Ashanti King Osei Tutu I by the great traditional fetish priest Okomfo Anokye and it signifies unity, oneness, the greatness of the Ashanti Kingdom.

2. The Ashanti's are the richest in Ghana. The Ashanti's are by far the richest in Ghana and its an undisputable fact. There are a lot of rich personalities making waves in the country with a lot of businesses and riches including

1. The richest man in Ghana Charles Ampofo

2. Dr Addo Kuffour

3. Kwabena Duffour

4. Dr Osei Kwame Despite

5. Dr Kwaku Oteng

6. Kwabena Kesse, Kessben etc.

In fact, there are about hundreds of rich men who have given other people employments, established schools, media houses, factories etc who hails from the region.

3. The Ashanti's dominate Ghana music, Movie Industry, football, schools, population etc. Ghana has constantly produced music talents but the best come from the Ashanti Region and many of these artiste are below;

1. Daddy Lumba

2. Sarkodie

3. Amakye Dede

4. Daughters of Glorious Jesus

5. Ofori Amponsah

6. D Crime

7. Esther Smith

8. Obaapa Christy

9. Okyeame Kwame

10. Ampofo Agyei

11. Black Sheriff

12. Lord Kenya

13. Yaa Pono

14. Reggie Rockstone

15. Diana Hamilton

16. Nicholas Omane Acheampong

17. Bisa K Dei

18. Anita Afriyie

19. Great Ampong

20. Cee

21. Medikal

22. KK Fosu

23. Flow King Stone

24. Jupiter

25. Mama Esther

26. E.F.Y.A, Efya

27. Becca

28. Sony Achiba etc.

When it comes to football talents and top clubs in the country, Asamoah Gyan, Tony Yeboah, Kwadwo Asamoah etc has proven to be top players.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko seems to be the best club in Ghana haven won two CAF Champions League, most Ghana Premier League Trophies.

When it comes to best schools in Ghana and even the region with the highest number of schools its no other region but rather the Ashanti. The likes of Opoku Ware SHS, Opoku Ware School, Anglican SHS, T.I. Ahmadiyah SHS, St Louis SHS, Osei Tutu SHS, Kumasi High School, KNUST SHS, Kumasi Academy etc.

KNUST, Baptist University College, Christ Apostolic University College, Valley View Kumasi Campus, AAMUSTED formerly University of Education, Kumasi Campus and Mampong Campus, Christian Service University College, Spiritan University College etc

When it comes to actors and actoress the likes of Jackie Appiah, Kwadwo Nkansah Lil Wayne, Kalibos, Ahuofe Patri, Agya Koo, Paa George, Salinko, Bill Asamoah etc are some of the examples.

4. The Ashanti Region is the largest in terms of population according to Ghana Statistical Service and holds the record of the biggest market in West Africa. The Kejetia Central Market and the Adum Central business centre alone constitutes the biggest market in West Africa.

Almost every goods apart from Human parts is sold in the region. Business goes on smoothly and things are relatively cheaper as compared to Accra and many other regions.

In fact, Kumasi remains the largest business hub in the country.

5. Rich Cultural display and tourism. The Ashanti Region is largely regarded when it come to their rich culture, the region is second to none

The Kumasi Cultural Centre, Manhyia,

Bonwire depicts the regions culture coupled with drumming and dancing. The kind of clothes that is Kente, food, tourist centres like Komfo Anokye Sword Site within the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Lake Bosomtwe, Barekese Dam, Manhyia Palace, Yaa Asantewaa Museum, the Kumasi Zoo etc depicts the greatness of Ashanti region.

5. The region is the backbone of the country. The Anglo Gold Ashanti formerly Obuasi Goldfields accounts to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings as the region produces Gold and now bauxite in the region in highest quantity than any other part of the country

The region in terms of agricultural activities is doing well with massive crop and animal production which feeds the region and other part of the country with crops such as yam from Ejura, plantain, cocoyam, cassava, oranges, vegetables etc.

The region also produces livestock animals, poultry etc to feed the people in all aspects of life.

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