1968 - 1969
My personal history in African goes back to 1967-1969 when my family lived in Northern Ghana. My father, Allen Moore, worked for CIDA in a rural area of the Northern Region on an educational/agricultural project. We lived at the Damongo Agricultural Institute, where Dad worked, and I volunteered in the office of the Damongo Regional Hospital. My job included paying wages, tracking pharmaceuticals and writing letters requesting pharmaceutical donations. One time we got four 45 gallon drums of calamine lotion.
Margaret and Allen Moore 1968
Our Damongo house
Mom on the road to Damongo with girls
Dad and the cotton crop
The White Sisters who ran the hospital
Ken and Una Dobson, Canadians on the PFRA project
The students at Damongo Agricultual Institute
One of the ‘settlement’ houses
Dad with Peter Frafra on left. Peter asked if I would marry his son Anthony.
The oldest Larabanga mosque
Brand new administration building
Damongo main street showing the old Ghana Commercial Bank (now the girl’s sewing school)