Sissala East: The forgotten corner of Ghana

Sissala East (SE) is a district in the Upper West region of Ghana, bordering Burkina Faso to the North and Upper East Region to the east. I hear the people of Tumu, the district capital, identify more with Burkina Faso than Ghana. I, along with Papa Roach (PR), another PCV, travelled to the district from…

Month two: demonstration plot

The demonstration plot is only half way through as PAN53 takes 135-140 days to mature. Now we just wait. All the fertilizers have been applied: -Three applications on the demo side at planting, 4 weeks and 6 weeks. -Two applications on the farmers side, supposed to be at 2 weeks and 6 weeks. And the…

Media Summit 2016

At the end of August I was one of the lucky few chosen to attend the PCV Media Summit, hosted by Peace Corps (PC) Ghana. It merrited the title ‘summit’ because it was an international affair. We had staff and volunteers from Benin, Botswana, Comoros, Madagascar,Togo, Uganda and even PC Headquarters in Washington! It was…