Additionally, more women than men work in agriculture, animal husbandry, and forestry in the region as a whole as well as in the three districts of Kumasi, Ejura Sekyedumase, and Offinso. Most rural residents work in agriculture, whereas most urban residents work in sales and production. The majority of people who are economically active work for themselves in the private, unregulated sector, which offers employment prospects, especially for females with little to no formal education. 

Ashanti Region

Ghana: Ashanti Region
Population: 5,440,463

The Ashanti Region in south Ghana is referred to as the “Kingdom of Gold” due to its heritage of fine craftsmanship and cultural customs. The Ashanti Region is located in the central part of Ghana. The region shares borders with four of the ten political regions: Brong-Ahafo in the north, Eastern in the east, Central in the south, and Western in the southwest.  

Ashanti, which is located in the center of contemporary Ghana, was the center of the ancient Asante territory and continues to be the home of all Asante people, wherever they may be now. 

 Kumasi, the second-largest city in Ghana and the former capital of Ashanti, must be seen while there. The Asantehene (Osei Tutu) built Kumasi in 1695. The palace, museums, forts, harbors, and churches in the picturesque and hilly city provide a historical setting for the festivals and rituals that are still held with great fervor today. Kumasi visitors have the chance to view the region’s cultural assets. The Kumasi Fort, the Military Museum, the stunning, 300-year-old shrine at Besease, and the Manhyia Palace, where the Asante King holds court every sixth Sunday, are also popular tourist attractions in the city. A parade of officials enters the palace accompanied by raucous drumming and horn blowing.