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Tourists visit two Hamile towns
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General News of Wednesday, 27 September 2006

Source: GNA

Tourists visit two Hamile towns

Hamile, Burkina Faso, Sept. 27, GNA - A group from the tourism sector on Tuesday visited two Hamile towns being the home of Ghanaians and Burkinabes, as part of activities marking the celebration of World Tourism Day.

There is a Hamile border town that divides Ghana and Burkina Faso and another Hamile town in Ghana, along the border with Burkina Faso. The visit to the place was to show the uniqueness of the two Hamile towns, which are often referred to as Hamile, Ghana, and Hamile Burkina. Hamile Ghana is the last town in the Upper West region while Hamile Burkina is the last town in Burkina Faso when entering Ghana. People in the two communities are involved in trading activities where indigenes of Hamile Ghana could walk across to shop in Hamile Burkina. Some Ghanaian Hamile residents also have their farms in Hamile Burkina.

The languages spoken by the two communities include Twi, Sissala, Hausa and French.

A shopkeeper at Hamile, Burkina, who spoke to the GNA in Twi, said he was born in Ghana but a native of Burkina Faso. He speaks Twi, Sissala, Hausa and French impeccably.

Some of the tourists interacted with citizens from the two Hamiles and also visited their markets.

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