During the past few days, we travelled to Cape Coast in the central region of Ghana. We hiked on the Kuntan trail and canopy walkway (with 7 bridges) in the rain forest of Kakum national park. We visited Cape Coast Castle which was originally built by the Swedes in 1652. It served as the headquarters and seat of the British colonial government until 1877. We also visited the Elmina Castle built by the Portuguese in 1482 and later used as an auction market.
When we arrived at a hotel in Cape Coast in the central region of Ghana on 18th, I thought I was in Hawaii. Warm breeze, nicely maintained landscape, individual cabins and coconut trees that waved with the wind on the beaches by the Atlantic Ocean made this place so beautiful and peaceful. I started to wonder who might have the privilege to enjoy the coast and the hotel Ghana. Perhaps the tourists or maybe the wealthy.
We departed Elmina for Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, the ancient capital of the Ashanti Empire. Manhyia Palace Museum, the former home of the King of Ashntis was a famous tourist point. One interesting thing was the refrigerator in the kitchen that was shipped from Israel was 60-years old. The brand was Amcor10.
We came back to Accra and visited Ashesi University that was founded and led by a formal Microsoft employee, Dr. Patrick Awuah. The school offers three majors: Computer Science, Business Administration and Management Information Systems. It also provides an emphasis on ethnic / servant leadership and offers a program of leadership seminars. It has about 450 students and accepts 150 students each year. The tuition is $2795 per semester. I was very impressed with the students that we talked to. I felt that they knew who they were as a leader.