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Third World Network Africa (TWN Africa)

Consultative Workshop on Finance and Development in Africa

 Dates: 19 – 21 February 2019                                                                                                            Accra, Ghana

Information Note for Participants

TWN- Africa is delighted to welcome you to the consultative workshop on Finance and Development in Africa which takes place on the 19th – 21st February 2019. This document contains necessary information related to the meeting. We look forward to welcoming you to Accra and wish you a pleasant trip.

You will be staying at the Mensvic Hotel which is also the venue of the meeting. Hotel address and details are:

 Mensvic Hotel,Lagos Avenue. East Legon ,Accra-Ghana                                                                Email: info@mensvichotels.com .Tel: +233 302 507406(7), 511407, 507618

Facilities for sending faxes, e-mails and making telephone calls are available at the hotel’s Business Centre.   Participants are responsible for paying for the use of these facilities as well as the use of all other facilities not specifically covered by the organisers. If there is any doubt regarding arrangements please contact

Sylvester Bagooro or Yoni Kwao of TWN Africa – emails are: pvpallen@twnafrica.orgsbagooro@twnafrica.org and politicaleconomy@twnafrica.org ykwao@twnafrica.org  respectively.

Transfer from the Airport-

TWN Africa will organize your transfer via the hotel’s shuttle. After you’ve exited the “arrivals” terminal look out for the Mensvic Hotel sign. The driver will meet you and take you directly to the hotel. Your transfer back to the airport will be arranged with the same shuttle in advance of your flight.

In case you need to take a taxi to the hotel, inform the taxi driver that you are going to the Mensvic hotel in East Legon on the Lagos Avenue Road. In case of an emergency call Sylvester on (0505532724) or Yoni on (0243046745)

 Currency: 1 Euro=5.85 GhC (Ghana Cedis), 1USD=4.98 GhC and 1 GBP= 6.49 GhC as of 6th February, 2019.

 Health: It is generally advisable for anyone who has vaccination certificates to travel with them. For further information or emergency, please call Yoni on (telephone numbers provided above).

Weather: The weather is generally hot and humid so please be prepared. We are in the rainy season and there is the possibility of occasional rain but for the most part sunny weather and warm nights.

Communication: Mobile phone sim cards are easily available but require registration at centres before usage. Your passport will be required. Please ask for help if needed. Operators are Airtel, Vodafone, MTN, Expresso and Tigo