Archive for July, 2008
I just spent 5 days in Ghana on vacation.Â The capital Accra blew me away with its infrastructure and other major differences.Â I was wondering why and heard on the radio that 70% of Ghanas budget comes from foreign aid.Â (Did I hear that right?)Â Togo gets very little foreign aid, although that is changing.
I went to Cape Coast and visited a “castle” on the ocean; slaves were shipped out from these castles.Â We saw the horrible dungeons where they were kept for months and the final door which took them out of Africa forever.Â
We also went to the Kankun National Park.Â It was an excellent example of a national park, and I was pleased to see busloads of Ghanian children being brought in for the canopy tour.Â (The national park near me in Togo has an one dayÂ entrance fee for Togolese which is equivalent to one months salary for most Togolese.)
However, I’m glad to be back in Togo, away from the hustle, bustle, and traffic jams of Ghana.
I just got into Ghana for a quick vacation.Â I will be here until Friday. In the capital, Accra, I felt like I was in America because of the infrastructure: overpasses!Â street lights! sidewalks! big fancy banks!