No matter where you look, Ghana shines with beautiful colors and textures. There is no dull sight whether you have a bird’s eye view or a face to face view with a spider. The food, the markets, the people, and the landscapes all share visual similarities and work in harmony to create the essence of Ghana.
A variety of transportation seen from above in the coastal town Elmina. Elmina’s traditional meaning, Edina, translates to inexhaustible supply of water.
A spider enjoys the shade provided by this plant at a flower shop.
A worker transfers raw materials to a compost pile at one of the locations for the Utilization of Organic Waste to Improve Agricultural Productivity (UOWIAP) Project. The UOWIAP is led by University of Ghana and aims to enhance food security.
Sunlight illuminates the inside of a plantain leaf.
Bola Boden is a waste management facility that has been around for under a year. The facility is responsible for cleaning the beaches around. The eight sewage tanks on the left are responsible for turning human waste into compost.
This wall of rock welcomes you inside the University of Ghana International House.
Plantain trees seen from above at one of the UOWIAP farms. Plantains are a staple in the Ghanaian diet and find their place in almost every meal.
Pineapple trimmings sit in a basket after the fruits are prepared for sale in the market of Medina.
This compost facility functions under University of Ghana’s UOWIAP Project. To speed up the process of compost production, workers keep piles of organic inputs under black tarps to trap heat.
A stack of watermelons at the Dome Market in Accra.
Workers at Safisana transfer supplies to another part of the facility as part of the compost process. Safisana’s objectives in providing organic fertilizer and electricity address eight of Ghana’s Sustainable Goals Agenda. These include good health and well-being, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, industry, innovation, and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities, and climate action.
A pile of fabrics at the Medina Market in Accra. Markets feature an abundance of vibrant colors found in produce and home decor.