Ghana – Amazing People
We heard about Frank via my Dad’s friend and work colleague Leticia. We first met Frank on the first day we arrived in Accra, he had gone out of his way to meet up with us in central Accra.
Our first night together was hilarious, I was chatting to Frank and he explained that he had studied in Budapest many years ago. He told me how he learnt Hungarian in his first year before his studies started (subjects were in Hungarian) and so he learnt how to speak fluently.
Reka was out of the room at this time, and I asked Frank to speak Hungarian to her when she walked in. Her reaction was a classic ‘what the hell….’ kind of expression, and then they started having a good old gossip in Hungarian about all sorts of things.
Frank has held many positions whether it be a senior aid to the president or representing many Ghanaian company boards, he still manages to cram a hectic working schedule today and acts as a Management consultant amongst other things. He has a poor taste in football supporting both Barcelona and Chelsea but we can forgive him for that!
As an active member in his church, Frank is also undertaking building a new church in the centre of Ghana and the project should be completed at some point in 2010.
Franks wife Emma has also been amazing to us and we thank her for all that she has done and for trying to help us in our quest for our car insurance which was about to expire.
Both Reka and I have been treated as if we were part of Frank & Emma’s family and it is overwhelming by how much generosity they have shown us in the 3+ weeks we had been here.
I personally have to thank Frank for taking me to the 24hr private hospital where I was diagnosed and treated for Typhoid. Frank himself is a wise cool calm and collected individual and I have learnt a lot from spending time with him whether it be driving through Accra with him or sipping vodka and downing a few beers in his home while watching football. I will miss you.