On Thursday, our trip to the heart of Accra led us past Fla gstaff, which is the home and office of the President of Ghana. An expansive area behind a beautiful geometric design iron fence, with a towering contemporary building. A photo would appear here if we had been allowed to take a photo.
While enroute to our destination, the park and Mausoleum honoring the 1st President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, we also passed Independence Square and the Black Star Gate, and Independence Arch. Ghana just celebrated its 57th Independence Day and celebrations were held in Independence Square, which is said to be the 2nd largest city square in the world.
Thursday evening students were packing and making sure they were finishing work to submit for class on Friday. A 1:00 departure from Accra had us loaded up with all our luggage for the three hour journey west to Cape Coast, which was the seat of the government until the capital was moved to Accra. Urban sprawl and tremendous growth dots the once empty green hills as we made our way west. Fresh ocean air is delightful as we arrive in Cape Coast. Students went in pairs to their homestay families upon our arrival in Cape Coast. We meet them Saturday morning for our trip to the forest and the canopy walk.
Am now using a portable modem which is very cool, but I don’t know how fast I am using the minutes on it.