Greetings from Ghana

Ghana Jan 08

Hi, Ros and I are in Ghana to produce two full editions of WHYS on Wednesday 30th January and Friday 1st February.We’re very near the coast in the twin cities of Sekondi-Takoradi, where we’ll do Friday’s programme in conjunction with local broadcaster Sky Power FM. On Wednesday we plan to do the programme from the minining town of Tarkwa, which is about an hour’s drive north of here, along with Dynamite FM.  

 The slave trade

On the drive to Sekondi-Takoradi from the capital, Accra, we stopped off in the port of Cape Coast. There’s an old slavery fort there, which I found very moving, especially seeing the dungeons where the slaves were kept and the “door of no return” where slaves were put on ships to be taken to the New World.

Today, Cape Coast is a very lively and colourful fishing community, with a beach that on Sunday was thronging with fishermen, their boats and other local people, who were working, watching, resting or playing football.


When we got to Sekondi-Takoradi we stopped off at the new stadium where Namibia are playing Guinea on Monday and Nigeria are playing Benin on Tuesday in the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. We plan to do lives from there into the show from London on both those days, although things could change before then.

 As you can hopefully see from the pictures, I told Ros to go and take a running jump when we were there, while we saw the Guineans training on the pitch.

3 Responses to “Greetings from Ghana”

  1. 1 Dennis Cote
    January 28, 2008 at 07:18

    Enjoy your travels. I’m sure this will be, as is always, an informative broadcast.
    I look forward to hearing about it.

  2. 2 Anonymous
    January 31, 2008 at 19:24

    At the end of the program today on WHYS, they were broadcasting from a football stadium that was built by China for $38 million.

    Since Ghana just recently struck oil, and the middle east is so very unstable, and China, with their booming economy, is in much need of oil, do you find this very suspicious that a football stadium has been built by China in Ghana? What was Ghana’s financial responsibility in the building of this stadium?

    How are the schools and the roads? Are the people able to afford the tickets to these football games.

  3. 3 Dennis Young, Jr.
    May 9, 2008 at 04:27

    i hope you and ros had a great time in ghana!!!!

    dennis~madrid, united states of america

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