Discover Central Ghana
Kirc Foundation is located in Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. Elmina to cape coast is just about 5 minute drives.
The Central Region is one of Ghana's ten administrative regions. It is bordered by the Ashanti and Eastern region to the west Greater Accra region to the east and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. It capital is Cape coast.
The region is divided into two namely the southern and the northern part. The southern part is noted for it salt and fishing activities which stretches from the shores of Kasoa,Winniba,Apam,Saltpond,Kormantste,Anomabo,Biriwa,Cape Coast,Elmina,Komenda and a host of others.
Fishing in Elmina has a potential as a tourist attraction .On a fishing day the cluster of canoes and people on landing site.
The northern part of the region also boost of it Agriculture and resource activities
The region is also known as the heartbeat of Ghana's tourist sector because of it pivoted role it plays in the development of tourist in the country. These include
Elmina is the major town in the KEEA municipality Elmina is a 700 year old town located on the coast of Central region of Ghana .It is the capital of the four distinct traditional areas or status.
Elmina is the most common and popular of the three names by which the town is called .The other two names and Edina and Anomansa.Edina, the second name of the town is a corruption of Portuguese retired to after the days work in and around the St. George's Castle. The local population commonly uses this name. The name Elmina is derived from the Portuguese "La Mina" for "The mine". The Portuguese settled and built the St. George Castle in the town in 1482.
Elmina is simultaneously the headquarters of KEEA and the capital of Edina (or Elmina) traditional area of the political municipality. The Edina State comprises the town itself with 26 other villages and hamlets covering and area of approximately 660 square kilometers. The traditional paramount chief is called Omanhene.
Elmina attract about 100,000 tourist annually (of which 50,000 are foreign tourists).Many of them visit the world- heritage protected St. George Castle and The fort coenraadsburg on the St. Jago Hill, the main cultural heritage attractions in the area. The historical building have played significant role in the interactions in the area. These historical building have played a significant role in the interaction of Elmina and Ghana with European countries especially the Portuguese, Dutch and the English since the 15 the century.
By virtue of it size ,population, infrastructure(although comparatively small),history relatively higher job opportunities (tourist, Fishing and salt industries) and because it house the office of KEEA municipal Assembly ,Elmina is not only the capital of KEEA but also the hub of development of the municipality.