After few days in Accra I experienced several regulated power cuts. This way government tries to safe money and reduce spending, for example street lights are very rare in the streets of Accra and some parts are regularly suffering from fuel shortages. Without fuel and electricity many business cannot work. I visited the company supplying sachets of drinking water, but the production had to be stopped because of power blackout. People are not happy with the current situation and they hope that the general election in 2016 will bring some positive changes.
I was struck by how courteous Ghanaians are. They ask a complete stranger to join their dinner (this has happened to me multiple times) and they don't want anything in return. Ghanaians are very sociable, they like to dance and play music till the early hours of the morning. I joined drum festival, where people were dancing to the rhythm of drums. The room was extremely hot and steamy nevertheless it was a unique experience.
The Drum Festival
The OSDA house
The Independence Square (Black Star Square)
Me and Sarah in the Black Star Square, enormous empty space with no
Making of fufu (mashed cassava, plantain eaten with soup or stew).
Mosque. Majority of Ghanaians are Christian, about 15% of the population
is Muslim. Most people retain traditional beliefs alongside Christian or
Inside tro tro, the most popular form of transport in Ghana.
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Accra. The majority of Ghanaians
work in agriculture. Ghana is the world's second biggest producer of cocoa.
Safety comes first.
My visit in the factory producing sachets of drinking water. The production
was stopped due to the power blackout.
At the Accra beach. The seaside is beautiful but is littered
with trash and only few places are kept clean for swimming.
The Government in Accra.