We first went to the United Nations Population Fund (or UNFPA - you're right, the acronym doesn't match the words). There, we learned about what efforts Ghana is focused on in terms of developing ways to support women and children. They focus on areas of education, health, and empowerment for families in Ghana. It was an enlightening experience.
After exchanging our money, we had lunch at Frankie's. This is a restaurant lots of tourists eat at when in Ghana. This was pretty evident by the traditional Ghanaian food served alongside french fries!
After Frankie's, we visited the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was the first president of Ghana and led it's independence. More video is below from Salima (interviewing Nick and Aileen) and our guide at the mausoleum.
The conclusion of our evening was simply incredible. We got to meet the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Kofi Yanka. Professor Yanka is, for all intensive purposes, the chancellor of the university because the chancellor is the Nobel Peace Prize recipient, former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan. Needless to say, Annan's commitments likely leave him unable to run the daily operations of the university.
The highlight of the night (and the trip so far) was dinner. We went to Professor Yanka's home and it was.. it was... I can't even explain it.. see for yourself -
* Later, we found out that we called "coated grain oats" was really "coated ground nuts" or simply coated peanuts. I guess we were over-doing the foreign experience there.
We have another busy day tomorrow and all are looking forward to it. Off to the place where time changes never matter - sleep!
Ready for day two-morrow,
Kelley in Ghana 2010