Friday, 23 June 2017


Mary headed to the market to sell firewood


"Women of the Savannah as I have observed over a period of time are one of the most versatile group of people alive. They do not rely on only one source of livelihood but on several means of survival ".

Mma Alariba working on her farm

Though men are the heads of the family system and the women give them all that credit, they still go all the way out to support their men even beyond expectations.

Due to the low level of living and expenditure, one would assume that much is not needed for survival, but the large family groups mostly a combination of the nuclear and extended family members gives demand for extra survival measures.

Mma Adiya weaving a basket

Women from the Savannah work from day break to sun down, they would do almost anything possible at the moment to earn income, from the weaving of baskets, pottery, brewing of local drinks, farming, gathering and selling of firewood, selling of foods/ foodstuffs, and more to provide a comfortable living for their families.

Mma Azumah selling her donuts 

Most times, when a member of the family goes wayward, fingers are pointed at the woman (mother of the family), knowing this, the Savannah woman wakes up strong to stand for her family.

Clemencia working on the farm

Aside external jobs, the household chores are not left out, she still has the duty of cooking, cleaning, washing, fetching of water, bathing the children and feeding her household.
Once a Savannah woman wakes up in the morning, upon washing her face and cleaning her teeth, she remains up on her feet working all day until night fall when everyone goes to asleep, then she takes her own rest too.

The Savannah woman is a respectful, strong, hardworking Heroine.

Monday, 19 June 2017


A yoke of Oxen  used for ploughing a farmland

  "The Savannah People need cows and the cows need the Savannah People"

Apart from crops being a major agricultural input the people of the Savannah offers the country, another is animal farming, majorly that of cattle. the Savannah unless during the dry season is usually blossoming in beautiful greenery, which serves as pasture for the farm animals.

Cattle is either reared in large herds for commercial purposes or in smaller numbers just to serve as domestic animals. This domestic animals are used as farm- work animals during the planting season, they also come in handy during festive occasions like Traditional festivals, marriages, offered as dowry or for family consumption.

Grazing Cattle on the field
The availability of space, large acres of land and vegetation is an advantage to the Savannah cows over those reared in the capitals where they are confined in smaller farm land areas.
It is usually a unifying moment when friends and family gather over fresh cow milk and deliciously roasted beef.

Friday, 16 June 2017


Clemencia planting some millet on her fathers farm
The Savannah zone of Ghana, is made up of three regions, Upper east, Upper west and the Northern region. The three regions usually referred to as the “North” singularly, is the most drought affected areas of Ghana, however, during the rainy seasons, it blossoms in beautiful greenery.

The Savannah zone of Ghana is known for its beautiful heritage, traditions and culture, its great local dishes, drinks, fruits and very friendly hardworking natives. It is also one of Ghana’s highest recording agricultural zones and suppliers of a lot of raw materials/crops both for consumption and export.

A  Cow grazing on the fields 
                                                                             Usually reported as the poorest regions of Ghana, with a high level of illiteracy, however, most people do not look beyond this possible truths when thinking about the “North”, I however, as a proud 
Daughter of the land, have taken it upon myself to showcase the Savannah in a simple yet beautiful and interesting limelight, unfolding stories of our ways of living above the widespread negative notion of “poverty, illiteracy and violence”.

A hut building
I intend to broadcast the Savannah and show the world our beautiful arts, culture, foods, amazing people and great tourist attractions.

Join me as we tour the Savannah together.                                                                         💓