Etiquette

  • Ghanaians are an affable lot and greetings are of paramount importance. You will always be welcomed, greeted and asked how you are and it is expected you do the same in return.
  • Humour is entrenched in Ghanaian culture and always the best way to deal with tricky situations.
  • In Muslim areas, remember not to pass food or shake hands with your left hand.
  • People will often try to get your attention by hissing or making a 'tsssss' sound – this may sound impolite to your ears but it's a perfectly acceptable way of doing things.