Tangible and Intangible Resources in Ghana for National Development

  • Elias K. Asiama
Keywords: Tangible, Intangible, Religion, Ritual and religious practices, Indigenous cultural practices, Agricultural and economic practices, Spiritual and intellectual endowments, Locational and occupational practices, Tropical


Nature holds major resources for the development of people and their communities. Nature defines a geographic, political, cultural heritage, economic, military and scientific endowment of nations, communities and individuals.

The standard and quality of life, the intellectual legacy of a people is equally to a large extent influenced or affected by what exists in the environment and ecological zone of a people found in the geographical region.

This paper seeks to critically understudy and analyse how geographical locations have either promoted quality human life or poor living conditions leading to ill-health, disasters and short life span. The paper will focus on examples drawn from some communities found amongst indigenous ethnic groups within the Oti Region of Ghana. Geographical locations found in the Oti Region of Ghana are high mountain dwellings, plateau and low valley dwellings with tropical forest and tropical drainage systems and therefore, typical tropical climatic conditions.


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How to Cite
Asiama, E. K. (2023). Tangible and Intangible Resources in Ghana for National Development. European Journal of Science, Innovation and Technology, 3(3), 487-492. Retrieved from https://ejsit-journal.com/index.php/ejsit/article/view/237