Yes people, I really did come to Ghana to do clinicals. Ghanaians have already gone back to work. “Bronya” is over! Until next year. Actually, probably until March 6th as this year will be the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, so people will really be partying. Too bad I won’t be here. Ghana has come far and has gone no where in those 50 years. But I’m not here to talk politics. The next elections are not until December 2008, but already people are campaigning and everybody is talking about potential candidates and whether NDC will make a comeback, and what NPP has done and not done in the past 8 years. What NDC did in the 20 years prior, is not being discussed – like they’ve forgotten. Elections aren’t for another almost 2 years, and already they are campaigning. Ghanaians like to talk! – how about putting some more plans into action?
For instance the roads! Traffic is horrendous. The wide gutters. They are unsightly. The littering. Rubbish fills up the unsightly gutters. The dust – it’s not just Harmattan winds. I’m going to get environmental pneumoconiosis from the dust & exhaust before I leave this place. It’s all quite embarrassing to tell you the truth. Ghanaians should continue to be “Africa’s most friendliest/most hospitable people” because Accra is certainly nothing to look at. But as I said, I don’t want to talk politics.
I went to Korle Bu to pay my fees (for the privilege of doing an elective here) and to meet with the doctors I will be working with at the Fevers Unit. I’m really looking forward to starting my clinical rotation. Until then, I’m going to enjoy my last few days of vacation!