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HAPPY WORLD TOURISM DAY FROM GHANA: THE SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

September 28, 2013

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OK, OK, the UN sponsored World Tourism Day was the 27th September and here we are on the 6th of October. Well, I was in Istanbul, Turkey on the 27th. It’s a long story that continues to this day. To start, I’ll copy and paste an article entitled SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA […]

Oh Canada, sorryo…

September 19, 2013

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Oh boy, the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visas to Ghana campaign might have taken a quirky twist….In fact, it seems that the campaign is having the opposite effect intended…ugh. This conversation has taken place on the Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree Travel Forum site. I have informed the Canadian High Commission here in Accra who are […]

GHANA TOURISM: IN PROFILE

September 13, 2013

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Bet you thought this be a treatise on the glories of this wonderful, peaceful nation and all it has to offer. Suppose you expected to see pictures of ominous slave castles, spectacular waterfalls, endless beaches lined with waving coconut trees and the glorious smiles of Ghanaians. After all, I am the fellow who initiated the […]

GHANA: STOP ‘SCRATCHING THE GROUND’ AND SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA

September 12, 2013

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The metaphor ‘Scratching the Ground’ comes from Nana Awere Damoah’s recently published collection of essays I SPEAK OF GHANA that is now available on kindle. Scratching the ground refers to the youth of Ghana who are causing loss of wealth to their generation by sitting on inert ideas, bottled-up potential energy, so disillusioned they live […]

9-11 OMG!

September 12, 2013

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9-11 was yesterday. I’ve given this post some long reflection… Subtitle R is for Resentment…and boy does it run deep – 12 years and still very much there On the Scrap Short Term Tourist Visa Twitter page @visafreeghana. I posted the following: chris scott ‏@madinghana 8h @visafreeghana R > r & r =REVENUES ARE GREATER […]

“POVERTY IS A PERCEPTION!” GHANAIAN TYCOON

September 11, 2013

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Meet Ghana’s Roland Agambire founder, Chairman and CEO of Ghana and Dubai-based AGAMS Holdings. He made this quote to Forbes magazine. Readers of Forbes might fall for this, even they may find the quote reassuring perhaps consoling as they wallow in their fortunes, but not me! I’ve never heard of the guy, but what I […]

RWANDA TOURIST VISA ‘EXONORATION’ FOR U.S. CITIZENS

September 9, 2013

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I’ve posted about the AFRICA REPORT’S COVER ARTICLE “30 DARING IDEAS SHAKING UP AFRICA”in relation to the SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS TO GHANA campaign. Here is the pertinent quote on Visas: “VISA, ONE PASSPORT FOR ONE PEOPLE: Applying for visas can be a headache. After the heady days of the pan-African post-independence movement, African […]