Category Archives: Ghana

Takoradi Waste Treatment

TAKORADI, GHANA—Over a month has passed since I visited Takoradi but this was where I learned how to research the problems with waste management in a developing country. Before I forget, I want to write down my memories of that … Continue reading

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Recycling

KAMPALA, UGANDA—Necessity is the mother of recycling. Here, plastic bags are reused as pots for planting. Reused bags are the ONLY containers I have seen used for planting. And used questionnaires are used to make the bag for my french … Continue reading

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Tema Waste Water Treatment

TEMA, GHANA—The old waste water treatment plant located in Community 3 looks more like a meadow than the aerated lagoon it was designed as. The lagoon is however still collecting feces. Along the banks the local citizenry have deposited the … Continue reading

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Kumasi: Market Segmentation of Hygiene

KUMASI, GHANA—What a busy city! I experienced a lot more pushing and shoving than Accra, though Kumasi is the second largest city in Ghana after Accra. I was particularly interested in visiting the waste treatment facilities in Kumasi as the … Continue reading

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Ashaiman Waste Treatment

ASHAIMAN, GHANA—Is it badass to do burnouts with a motor-tricycle trash collector? Hell yes! That is the very definition of badass. Well not in the Oxford English, but if you go to Urbandictionary it is now 😉 My home base … Continue reading

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Jamestown Waste Water Treatment Plant, Accra

ACCRA, GHANA—In the 1970s, the city of Accra constructed an underground sewage network, discharging to the ocean. In 2002, a British contractor completed a £22 million plant in Jamestown to properly treat the waste, using World Bank and IMF funds. … Continue reading

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Domanko and “Aid”

Domanko, Ghana—In what sounds like a line from Spaceballs, I was connected to a wonderful village in northern Ghana. My college roommate’s cousin’s fellow peace corps volunteer (hereafter called “Christy”) is working in Domanko, a small town in the northern … Continue reading

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God as a Business Opportunity Part I

TEMA, GHANA—I asked a mid-20s fellow for directions to my point of interest, and as often happens, the guy said he was going in that direction and would point me in the right direction when we reached his destination. He … Continue reading

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Advertising In Ghana

ACCRA, GHANA—It is clear that cell phone business is booming business here. On some streets every wall facing the street is painted with the colors of one cell phone company or another. The red Vodafone and the yellow MTN walls … Continue reading

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Your Ghanaian Name

LEBANON, TEMA, GHANA—The second best way to make friends in Ghana is to introduce yourself by your Ghanaian name. Every time I do, I receive delighted giggles from the girls and women and a smile and a fist pound from … Continue reading

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