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May 25, 2013 - Akosombo Reunion

Today, the cousins planned a re-union to Sajuna Beach Club in Akosombo. The plan was to catch up and spend some time together in a relaxed environment away from the old folks. Akosombo is about a 2 hour drive form Accra with no traffic on its decent roads. This town is home to Ghana's major water and energy source- the Akosombo Dam. Due to an increase in the pollution, there is an increase in the energy demand of the population hence, the dam is not capable of supplying the current demand. This is the reason for water and electricity...

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Xela 2012

Feb 8, 2009 - Akosombo Dam

The last big destination that I wanted to see in Ghana was the Akosombo Dam. This dam supplies 70-80% of the country’s power. The dam has been formed on the Volta River and has produced the world’s biggest artificial lake which is unsurprisingly called Lake Volta. My headmistress had arranged for us to go inside the dam and see its workings. It was pretty impressive but predictably for Ghana in the control room there were several people, one of whom was asleep. We were not able to take any pictures of the inside due to security reasons. The...

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Aug 28, 2004 - Eastern Region - Part 1

This past Saturday I took my first real tro-tro ride to the eastern region of Ghana. Tro-tros are old minivans, in really bad condition, with extra seats added. These vans came equipped to seat 7 passengers. With the "modified" seating, most pack in 12 to 16 passengers. The driver and mate (who opens the door and takes your money) hang out the window and yell the destination and make hand gestures. I had done my best to avoid using tro-tros, not ready to be packed rib to rib in a rusty minivan with live chickens laying on the floor. But in...

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April In Africa 2004



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