The catalyst for the Wanderlust Ghana team’s road trip from Accra to London has been disclosed, along with the length of time the crew spent planning.
On August 20, when the team arrived back in town, Richard Anim said in an interview with Kofi TV at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) that they did not anticipate any plaudits but that the trip’s purpose had been fulfilled.
On what triggered the mission, he said whiles laughing, “whiskey can do a lot of things,” before adding: We were having a drink and the idea popped up that we could do the London trip.
“Our team lead Kwabena Peprah who ‘suffers’ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) had a hunch and he took an excel spreadsheet and started an expenditure list,” he stated.
According to Richard, who traveled as far as Morocco before departing the team, they conducted test crossings throughout Ghana’s eastern and western borders because they planned to do numerous border crossings once the journey began.
“We went to Lome twice to test border crossing and paper work. We crossed into Ivory Coast twice. We have been planning for about three years. Whiskey does a lot of things,” he stressed.
“It had been going on for three years, testing the module. So, it is just something that we did out of our own inspiration but we had a goal to raise awareness about digital poverty in the rural areas.”
Watch his exchange with Kofi TV