Ghana is a country of contrasts, colours and Christian orthodoxy

Ghana is a country that is made up of two worlds: rich cities, centres of powerful business, culture, art and all the rest: villages and hamlets, where the official minimum wage is around $1.30 a day and the average resident earns $100 a month, often much less. Meanwhile, European-level services are sometimes several times more expensive than in our country. A country where, next to a glass-walled high-rise bank, a young girl cries out in despair because she spilled a dollar worth of sales water on the street, while a politician announces the construction of suspended mag-lev railways. A country where, in the capital, there are still many neighbourhoods without sewage systems and the government is investing 300-400 million dollars in a new cathedral (22 million for the project alone), after all, Muslims put up their second largest mosque in West Africa some time ago, but – for a bagatelle – 10 million dollars. A country where homosexuality has been outlawed and houses raided, while Bishop Duncan Williams – one of the richest men in Africa – caught in adultery, says on air that it was not he who cheated on his wife, but the devil who entered him. And everything is ok.

However, let’s not get into too much criticism. The people are wonderful. Especially in the villages. If you think the proverb “guest in the house is god in the house” is powerfull already, then you don’t know Ghanaians. Don’t be surprised if you have a beer with a Muslim or if you see him in a christian church and a Christian in a mosque.