This is the last piece of the Accra chronicles. Dubbed Tour of Accra, the 12-part series is a marketing campaign designed to promote tourism while cultivating the culture of reading.
The campaign is implemented in three phases. Phase I, entailing the digital publication of twelve short stories, is finalized today. Phase II will see the content being repacked to create an e-book that will be given to you free of charge. Finally, we will donate print copies to selected youth centers in Ghana and Rwanda.
As mentioned above, this campaign is referred to as the Tour of Accra. However, the ensuing book is titled Six Hours In Accra. That’s the number of hours I spent in the Ghanain capital.
After the six memorable hours, I left the city aboard an Aflao-bound 18-seater van. Aflao is a bustling border town found in Ketu South District, Volta Region. My final destination was Lomé, the capital of Togo. While in Togo, I toured the Maritime Region extensively, but that’s a different campaign.
It is impossible to tour Accra’s major tourist attractions in six hours. I chose to visit the city on Sunday because traffic flows faster on the day of the Lord. Unfortunately, I made it to the Kwame Nkrumah Water Park when the caretaker had gone to church, leaving the gate locked. The Osu Castle was also closed, and so was the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
Despite the disappointments caused by temporary closures, I made the most out of the six hours. Memories created in Accra will be cherished for the rest of my life. As I always say, good things are meant to be shared. These recollections are no exception.