Last night we returned home from our trip to Ghana, where we visited son Jamie and his partner Kat who are working there. We had a wonderful couple of weeks in West Africa, and saw all sorts of things, of which more in future posts.
Lindsey turned on the BBC news, and the biggest item seemed to be about some kid who’d not been able to get his new computer game Christmas present to work, and this had been so absolutely traumatic for the child that his parents were wanting compensation from the game producers. Lindsey turned off the TV and said, “Welcome back to the UK”.
Ghana is one of the success stories of Africa. Their economy is doing relatively well, and places like Accra and Takoradi are the busiest cities I’ve ever visited. The immense bustle of people, vehicles, traffic and roadside markets are like nothing I’ve experienced before. I wouldn’t be able to drive in Accra, that’s for sure, and we were very pleased to be ferried around by Jamie & Kat, who have become used to the organised chaos. I wasn’t able to capture the bustle in my photos.
There are, nevertheless, plenty of people in Ghana, in the rural areas and in the poorer parts of the cities, who have very little in terms of material wealth.
Above is a photo of a kid in Busua who’s happy with her Christmas present.