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GHANA GROWTH: THE OSTRICH AND THE ASOKWA

March 31, 2011

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This past weekend, we were all away: Charity, my wife, in Montreal, Canada, Frank, our son, in Accra, Ghana and madinghana at Morontuo, Ashanti. Morontuo is a little village at the lip of the meteor crater that holds Lake Bosumtwi, the only natural lake in Ghana and an ecotourism destination well worth visiting ! Here’s […]

FOUR VILLAGES INN: A RECORD!

March 28, 2011

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A few posts ago, madinghana celebrated the return of Angela Frazier who had been here in 2006! FIVE YEARS! Well, the last few days have seen the return of Anthony Wright who was here in December, 2002! THAT’S ALMOST NINE YEARS AGO! After getting his reservation through the Four Villages Inn direct booking form and […]

KUMASI: FOUR VILLAGES INN – “MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY”

March 28, 2011

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FOUR VILLAGES INN: MUCH, MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PLACE TO STAY. So Famille Sabin found out on their way north to Mole National park from their home in Takoradi. Pictured here are Amy sitting having her hair tied, daughter Khelya right, and Christiana, our guide Comfort’s niece who accompanied the family on the market […]

GHANA GROWTH-A FIRE IN THE BELLY

March 25, 2011

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I find Bill Easterly’s blog AIDWATCH thought-provoking. Today’s post commemorates the 100 year anniversary of a fire that represented a tipping point in U.S. law and labour relations. Fascinating…… What will be Ghana’s tipping point(s)-what event and/or social condition, if any, will spearhead any change. Any ideas, Ghanaians? Want my two pesewas worth? Nothing! Why, […]

GHANA TOURISM MINISTER: “DOMESTIC TOURISM IS MY PRIORITY!”

March 23, 2011

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TV Africa happened to be on this morning….some guy was commenting on the fact that 85% of sachet water sold here in Ghana does not meet standards….HAPPY BELATED WATER DAY…anyways it was the banner headlines streaming across the bottom of the screen that caught my eye… From the New Crusading Guide-Anas Aremeyaw’s paper: “A culture […]

CANADA @ FOUR VILLAGES INN-PART 1

March 21, 2011

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Canada…is always present at FOUR VILLAGES INN! In fact, madinghana is the Warden for the Canadian High Commission here in Ashanti. That is I am Canada’s official representative and FOUR VILLAGES INN over the years has become like a Canada House here in Ashanti. Recently, FOUR VILLAGES INN hosted Charles Longtin, Second Secretary/Vice Consul. at […]

CANADA @ FOUR VILLAGES INN: PART 2

March 21, 2011

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Well, as part of the Francophone Week, Canada Night was celebrated at the Kumasi Alliance Francaise on the 15th. The High Commission of Canada kindly sent lots of prizes for the event. madinghana introduced the film La Grande Seduction or Seducing Doctor Lewis filmed in Harrington Harbour, a scenic isolated fishing village on Quebec’s Lower […]