1. In the Ghanaian society, negotiation and bargaining depend on your interpersonal skills and your negotiation skills – ability to use convincing words and the market.
Some Foreigners Bargaining with a Cloth Vendor at the Market in Ghana

2. The left – hand is not used for greetings, wave, gesticulation, hand shaking and for receiving items. Ghanaians do frown on that!

Two Persons Exchanging Greetings with their Right – hands

3. In the southern regions, it is a taboo for a fisherman to go to sea during the day. During these times, the fishermen are mostly seen mending their nets and repairing their boats. Scientifically, this prevents fishermen from disturbing the sea ecosystem.

A Picture of Fisherfolks Mending their Fishing Nets

4. The use of phrases or words like “don’t be silly” or “crazy” are perceived as offensive.

5. During a durbar or a family gathering, shaking hands starts from right to left.

A Chief Exchanging Greetings with his Council Members during a Durbar

6. The right hand in Ghana spells “spoon” (fingers). In Ghana, people use their right hand for picking food or mashing food before ingestion takes place.

A Ghanaian Lady Enjoying a Local Dish with her Friend at a Restaurant in Ghana

7. Twi is a dominant language spoken in Ghana. It is mostly used by traders.

8. Cereal foods such as rice, maize, beans and millet are widely used in the country.

Some Types of Cereal Food Widely Eaten in Ghana

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