I arrived in Ghana on the 12th of Feb.2010 on an 8 day project visit. Day one was spent at the Tema harbour trying to clear a 40ft container shipped from Denmark (donotions from schools) Together with our partners in Ghana, we managed to finish all paper wor on the container, and left back to our various homes at the of the day (very late in the eveing) to meet the next day, for an inspection of the container.
Day 2, started as early as 7 Am, we meet to the harbour, went through the necessary procedures with the hope of getting the container out us early as possible( the main reason why we started early). Well, still at 3pm our truck driver was still waiting to get the permission and a pass to drive our container out. Finally at 4pm our permission was ready and we went off towards one of our project sites in Accra. Traffic on the roads did not do us much good, so we got to the site at 6pm, waited on a crane driver for hours to help in, off loading the container. it was just impossible to get the container off the truck after several failures, we finally gave up at 9 pm for the day with the hope for a better day on day 3.
Day 3 10 Am.The container is finally down after 2 hours of struggle.first we went to thank all the HANDS that help in making it possible and then started to control if everything was intact,so we can start our distribution. All is well and distribution will start on day 4.
Day 4,Distribution started today and went very well.
Day 5, We continued our distribution according to the list of beneficiaries.
Day6,7,8. Distribution went on and now the container is empty. The 40" container will be rebuild into an office for our volunteers.
Day 9, I left for Denmark to prepare for our next shipment.