• Monday, June 24, 2024
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Why Ghana has become ‘best place to visit in 2024’

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Ghana has become Africa’s capital for foodies, thanks to its daily markets and pop-up restaurants.

Accra, the capital of Ghana is leading the way in the Ghana Food Movement as a result of the new network of sustainable food.

The city has become so popular that it earned a place on Conde Nast Traveller’s list of the best places to visit in 2024, with the site citing its “reimagination of pan-African heritage” as one of the reasons why.

In May, the Link-up Kitchen opened in the Osu neighbourhood, housing the popular Dine and Dance series that will see young chefs highlight local ingredients in multicourse dinners before dancing to local DJ tracks.

It is also going to host plenty of pop-up stands from up-and-coming chefs and Indigenous menus.

The Ghana Food Movement is still fundraising to open The Kitchen, with the total cost coming to £100,000. It’s hoped this will open in Autumn and encourage the next generation of chefs.

Organisers of the Ghana Food Movement said: “Ghana Food Movement (GFM) is a network of food actors including chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, nutritionists, journalists and food activists who are determined to work towards a stronger local food system.

“GFM’s vision is a self-sufficient Ghanaian food system that provides jobs, boosts local economies and enables access to nutritious local food while protecting ecosystems and biodiversity.

“We provide access to a diverse network and opportunities in the food space, curate immersive food experiences, design youth focussed capacity building programs and offer consultancy on sustainability, youth engagement and food innovation.”

As well as being the foodie capital, the city has plenty of other sites to see. In December 2023, the Hilton opened its first hotel in the city.