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‘SOMEHOW”

October 11, 2009

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Chris and Tammi  Martin are Peace Corps volunteers here in Ghana . They aren’t your typical P.C. volunteers fresh out of university. Both interrupted successful careers in the U.S. to make a difference in the world. Charity and I met them when they came to Four Villages Inn , first with his parents and then […]

A PLAYGROUND FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE BLOCKS

October 9, 2009

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From Facebook: Hannah Dickenson We’re on a fund raising drive for play equipment to our project in Kumasi,Ghana. The kids have NO playgrounds in the whole town. If you’ve got any pennies please give a little at http://thesafefoundation.co.uk/index.php/donate/ Fleur Timmer No money but could pull a crowd to go out and build stuff??? Wed at […]

GHANA: “A FRAGILE SUCCESS IN AFRICA”… FOUR AND A HALF YEARS ON….

October 7, 2009

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Years ago I had copied this article from  my favourite news web site THE NEW YORK TIMES.  I had used the article  as a spring board for a commentary on another governance issue impacting Four Villages Inn. Believe it or not,  you have not read about that issue on this blog. You are probably saying […]

LETTER TO GHANA WATER COMPANY RE BULLYING DEBT COLLECTION PROCEDURES

October 5, 2009

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So, energy plus hope =letter! Now to deliver it…but Charity says, “you only have four rooms….you don’t know people here…let somebody else do it……..you’ll make enemies…….it won’t make any difference……..what about your family?…….it affects me……people look sideways at me……your son is doing a business here…….what are you doing here-go to the schools in Daban and […]

WATER COMPANY TORTURE-GHANAIAN STYLE!

October 2, 2009

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Now that title must have grabbed your attention…. On Tuesday, September 29th, Roger our watchman/gardener and I were at the back of the inn when all of a sudden six men appeared, two carrying shovels. Oh, man, thought I. This is it and they are even going to bury me… Guess one of them could […]