Burgled In Ghana

Although this actually happened over 1 year ago now it feels as though it was just yesterday. I've spoken about it on video but I never did get around to writing down my true feelings of what it was like to be burgled in Ghana. At the time I was 6 months pregnant and...

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Why Am I Not Ghanaian Enough For you?

   In one of my recent posts I talked about the rise in the number of people from the diaspora returning to Africa to live and start business, to press the reset button on life so to speak.  Whilst this is great news in terms of Africa and its economic growth...

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Why We Are Fed Up And Moving To Ghana

If you have picked up any type of newspaper or even read any type of social media content you will know that there is an incredible amount of people moving to Ghana and Africa as a whole. This group of people are called the diaspora. The meaning of the word “diaspora”...

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Why Moving to Africa is Important

Moving to Africa or Ghana is never going to necessarily be an easy move.  So why do it? Thats the question a lot of people ask themselves.  I hear a lot of negativity from people when I ask them if they would ever move "back home".  It usually runs along the lines of,...

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Ayi Mensa, Oyarifa (Property Development)

Ayi Mensa Park is a beautiful development happening right now in Oyarifa.  I am super excited about it because it means that Ghana is changing for the better. The houses on offer range from $77,000 for a 1 bedroom condo all the way up to $172,500 for a 3+ bedroom...

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Househelp

Househelp can be a really great asset to any household.  They are great for taking the pressure off any household chores and enabling you to focus on other things. Househelp comes in many forms such as: Gardener Security Cook Cleaner Nanny If you have decided to take...

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Building Project

Sovereign Homes our building project was never intended to happen.  It all began with my husband who had a dream of buying some land in Ghana with a view to us building a house.  Being the kind of person he is he decided to buy 6 plots of land!  I was bewildered!  I...

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First 24 Hours

Your first 24 hours in Ghana will likely be somewhat overwhelming and surreal all at the same time. You will probably have no idea what you are doing.  I just want to tell you that that is completely normal. The heat will probably be making you feel slightly...

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How to Purchase Land

Before you can even think about building a house in Ghana you first have to purchase land. Sounds easy right?  Wrong!  There are many pitfalls along the way.  If you don’t get the process done correctly you could find yourself considerably out of pocket. I will begin...

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How to Change Money

How to change money was a big problem for us when we first arrived in Ghana. There is still no easy way to do this unless you are earning the Ghana Cedi. You can do a bank transfer from your "home" bank to your ghana account if you have one. If you are going to do it...

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How to Get Residency

If you are moving to Ghana then you will need to start thinking about residency. How long will you be staying for? Will you get dual citizenship? Etc. ***Please note that most of what I am writing is my own personal experience of coming from the UK.  It would be a...

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How to Get a Driving Licence

No doubt when you arrive in Ghana you will at some point want to get a driving licence. There are a couple of options that you have: You can use your international driving licence permit (if you have one).    In order for this to be vaild you must accompany it with...

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A Little About Me

A Little About Me

Hi!  I’m the face behind Natural Ghana Girl.  I’m originally from the UK but now I live in Ghana with my husband and 4 children.  I love to blog about motherhood, natural hair and anything to do with Ghana.

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