13/04/2024

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Ghanaian Hospitality

Ghanaian Hospitality

Ghanaians are renowned for their hospitality, and make a special effort and hard work to welcome overseas specialists who come to play a position in the country’s financial development. Professors traveling to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technological know-how in Kumasi were being typically overwhelmed by the reception accorded to them. The adhering to is an account of a welcoming social gathering made to impress an English professor who was known to harbour to some degree unfavorable views of Kumasi.

Kwame had asked Ease and comfort to get ready evening meal for Professor Thomas, Tom, Akos Mary and himself at her house at Nhyiasu. He drove the party there shortly soon after 5 pm, in time to appreciate the location in daylight. They ascended the hill and turned into Nhyiasu, with its extensive tree-lined roads, stylish colonial residences and comprehensive bougainvillea-bedecked gardens. As he turned into the driveway and approached the property, Kwame glanced to his proper and was gratified to see a suitably amazed expression on the professor’s spherical crimson facial area.

Ease and comfort welcomed her visitors at her entrance doorway, attired in the comprehensive splendour of a regular dress that was liable to induce arrhythmia in the sternest of male breasts. She invited the social gathering to get drinks in the garden in the cooler night air as the sun went down. Spending particular notice to Professor Thomas’s partialities, she flattered her principal visitor by her solicitude.

Significantly to Kwame’s delight, Convenience did not count exclusively on her personal female appeal to establish a decorous setting. The beverages and delicacies had been served by young girls who had obviously been picked out with terrific care. Observing the two the appreciation and concern in Kwame’s expression, Convenience whispered in Twi, ‘I chose girls that Mrs Dodoo experienced.’ So these comely and attentive waitresses had been instructed at the university swimming pool cafe by the Nigerian catering expert. Guessing that some of their sisters were employed in the kitchen area, Kwame looked forward to the supper with even higher anticipation.

Comfort had well prepared equally Ghanaian and international dishes, so there was one thing to go well with all tastes. Professor Thomas was persuaded to test compact samples of nearby dishes but attained a lot more sustenance from much more familiar fare. Akos Mary could not resist her favorite snails with fufu and Tom and Kwame tried using to do justice to almost everything presented to them. Convenience excused her modest intake on the grounds of looking at her figure, a pastime shared by her 3 male friends.

Following the food, relaxing with a lot more drinks, Consolation questioned Professor Thomas how he appreciated Ghana. ‘So far,’ he stated, ‘apart from the highway from Accra, I’m amazed by all I have seen and read. My welcome has been most gratifying. I need to acknowledge that Ghana is considerably unique from how I imagined it to be and I am delighted that my colleagues assented to my request to come and see for myself.’

Kwame seemed throughout at Tom who was beaming back in Ease and comfort-induced euphoria. Kwame realised anew how appropriately his ex-spouse had been named.