The Paleozoic sediments are composed mostly of beds of shales (laminated sediments consisting mostly of particles of clay) and sandstones in which strata of limestone occur in places.
To the west of Axim, near the Côte d’Ivoire frontier, the rocks date to the Cretaceous Period.
The intervening coastal zone between eastern and western extremes contains patches of Devonian sediments (about 360 to 415 million years old).
Nkrumah quickly laid the groundwork for fiscal independence within the new country as well, embarking on many economic development projects.
Unfortunately, decades of corruption, mismanagement, and military rule stymied growth and achievement.
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