Monthly Archive: August 2011

Aug
31

Urban Planning. What a concept.

market scene

I have been in Ghana now for about two weeks and one of the things that first caught my attention was the basic dysfunction in city services and urban planning. There are no waste removal services here. The only time I have ever seen a trash can was at a gas station and plastic bags …

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Aug
23

Rotary International Presidential Conference

Far if not us then who

Early in the morning on my first full day in Africa, Kathleen (the head of my organization) and I jumped in a cab and headed to Accra for the Rotary International Presidential Conference. The purpose of the 300 person conference was to discuss the role of Rotary in developing Africa and positively effecting communities. I …

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Aug
21

AKWAABA… And I have landed in Ghana!!

In Ghana 2011 009

I have so much to share and I have only been here 2 and a half days.  Right now I am writing from a region/village called Pokuase, which is about 33 miles outside of Accra, the capital of Ghana. I flew in on August 19th at 11am. If anyone wants to know, Delta flights suck! …

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