HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

September 15, 2014

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Apparently, every September 15 the world celebrates International Day of Democracy. This is the first year I’ve mentioned it on this blog that makes a big deal over certain days like World Tourism Day, International Women’s Day, and International Noise Awareness Day to name three. Actually, I wasn’t aware there was a day celebrating democracy. […]

Posted in: GOVERNANCE

Malala, an inspiration

September 14, 2014

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Just finished “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who got shot in the head by the Taliban in October, 2012. Coincidentally, just a day or two ago, it was reported that ten of her assailants were captured. What an inspiring story of a passionate campaigner for the rights of girls to go […]

Posted in: BLOGGING, Human Rights, ME

The New Future Elite

September 14, 2014

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Today, far away in Cape Coast, Ghana, a conference is taking place called Barcamp CapeCoast sponsored by the Ghana Think Foundation. Here is the short press release announcing the event: Barcamp Cape Coast 2014 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Cape Coast, Ghana and […]

THE ‘R’ WORDS IN SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA

July 29, 2014

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Yesterday this article regarding the Canadian High Commission in Accra denying visas to a number of Ghanaians wishing to travel to Canada to watch the U20 women’s FIFA World Cup, appeared in the Daily Graphic, the oldest daily in Ghana. I posted it on the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA Facebook group page […]

WHY? WHY IS SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA TAKING SO LONG?

July 25, 2014

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One of my Rotary Club of Kumasi East colleagues was in touch the other day asking: “Ah ok. Are you making good in-roads with the campaign? Why is it taking too long for the Tourism and Foreign Affairs guys to make meaningful changes ? Is it because they still can’t see the benefits of scrapping […]

CLIMATE CHANGE, CONSERVATION AND TOURISM

July 22, 2014

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Once again good to be back blogging… Yesterday, an uncanny co-incidence took place. I was reconnecting with my co-administrator Festus Tumi of Destination Ghana fame on the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA Facebook group site. Our messaging took us to Philip Briggs’ latest update to the Bradt Guide to Ghana. The post concerned […]

Picking up the pieces

July 21, 2014

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Back in May I had an article entitled “Ghana needs to review its visa requirements for tourists published on the Supersteel Africa site. Some great stuff on that site if I do say so myself…. Like this article entitled “Leaders need to do more than attend summits; they need to produce change”. I agree! But […]

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