Back in Ghana again to meet with microfinance organisations, local producers of goodgets and other stakeholders. Time for some serious business!
As it turns out, making appointments in Ghana is a bit more difficult than usual. Not that people are unwilling, but the elections are on their way and that is a very big thing over here. Especially in the area of Accra where we are staying: Asylum Down. All the big political parties have their headquarters around the corner from our hotel, and they all drive around in big cars with speakers on top.
We also take a lot of taxis, and when the radio is on you hear nothing but politics. The biggest issue is free secundary education. We have not heard anything about renewable energy and sustainability in the campaigns, but we hope that we can be of help to improve the lives of many Ghanaians and make Ghana more sustainable. On December 7th we will know the outcome of the elections.
In the mean time, we already have appointments with the Dutch Embassy and Ghanecc – the Ghana – Netherlands Chamber of Commerce. We hope to get information from them on doing business in Ghana, and of course we hope they can help us to find the best local partners.