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)

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

Three ways to Banish Mosquitoes from your Empire

If you’re moving to Ghana permanently, after some time you are going to get bored of taking malaria tablets especially if you struggle to swallow tablets like I did when I first landed in Ghana. But of course malaria is prevalent in Ghana and that’s because of the mozzies. So if you don’t want to… Continue reading Three ways to Banish Mosquitoes from your Empire

Day 93: Malaria tablets and healthcare in Ghana

Good news: today is my mummy’s birthday.  Bad news: She’s in the UK, I’m in Ghana so I’m missing out on celebrating with her.  Worse news: I woke up feeling really bad this morning. It was only on the trotro to work that I remembered I had failed to take my malaria tablet for this… Continue reading Day 93: Malaria tablets and healthcare in Ghana