Getting the Young Diaspora to engage with Ghana, by a repat who left the country

When people hear that I moved to Ghana and then left again they often think it confirms their preconceptions about the country. I made two videos with The Only Way is Ghana about my experiences and why I chose to leave. Ghana is not easy to live in but no where is in the world.

I would hate for people to focus on reasons for leaving Ghana. My biggest decision was my motivation to move there in the first place!

I think the magic of the diaspora engagement story is not the idea of reverse migration – it isn’t in the success of repatriating and staying there – the magic is in choosing to be involved and launching that exciting adventurous experience which may mean you straddle across two or more countries.

(photo credit: Ernest Simons| Future of Ghana)

Ghana may be the most expensive African country to live in

Here is an infographic from expat website MoveHub which shows the cheapest and most expensive countries to live in compared to New York. If you are thinking about moving to Ghana this may be a good index to take a look at to gauge how much money you might save or spend more to be… Continue reading Ghana may be the most expensive African country to live in

That (first) time I got malaria

This time last year (Day 394) I was in Ghana struck down with malaria for the first time. Unfortunately for me, Ebola was wreaking havoc throughout West Africa and all hospitals across the sub-region were on high alert. That’s why I can understand when the nurses at the St John’s Private Clinic at Tantra Hill,… Continue reading That (first) time I got malaria

Beasts of No Nation

I watched this film on Netflix yesterday. Je ne regrette rien. It was shot mainly in Koforidua (Eastern Region) and partly–the end–Takoradi (Western Region). The native language in the film is Twi although the film is not set in Ghana. ¬†Watch it as soon as you can. See the beauty of Ghana. Hopefully even more… Continue reading Beasts of No Nation

5 things to do before you launch up your business in Ghana

You can’t avoid the Africa Rising rhetoric and if you’ve read any article or listened to any speech on the topic you would have heard that at one glorious moment in recent history Ghana’s economy grew more than 14%. Those figures look good if you are looking to enter Ghana and benefit from high ROI.… Continue reading 5 things to do before you launch up your business in Ghana