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TAKORADI, GHANA

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Takoradi is the first deep-water port in Ghana and is the port of export for their natural resources. Few cruise ships call here – can you tell?
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The city is part of the former “Gold Coast” of Africa. Much of Africa’s slave trade occurred here. Today we negotiated with a taxi driver to take us on a tour of his city.

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Takoradi is part of the Twin Cities – the other city is Sekondi, and here is its symbol. In spite of the poor infrastructure and the poverty of its citizens, the 2007 discovery of huge oil reserves in the nearby waters will bring wealth to the country.

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Local streets

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Buildings from colonial times are mostly in a state of disrepair.

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The Sekondi Wesley Methodist Church, however, is proudly maintained.
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We had met the pastor when we visited in 2011 and we were glad to greet each other again.

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Thomas, our driver, gathered some school kids for pictures.

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Is she trying to lure the chicken in for supper?

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Ghana scenes along the way

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Babies are snugly wrapped on their mothers’ backs – happily, I think.

Posted by Swenigale 16:16 Archived in Ghana

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