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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