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Regional Development Forum (RDF) & WTDC 14 Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for Africa

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General Information

Insurance
Participants are advised to obtain supplementary medical/travel insurance. Medical facilities in Ghana provide excellent medical services. First aid services will be available at the forum venue.

Vaccination Requirements and Medical Facilities
For information about vaccination requirements and health information for travelers please consult the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website at http:/www.who.int/ith/countries/gha/en/

Climate
Ghana’s low latitude and proximity to the equator give it a typically tropical climate. Temperatures approach or exceed 30 degrees (80 Fahrenheit) most days of the year, with virtually no seasonal variation. Accra tends to receive less rain than other areas, but you should plan to bring a waterproof windbreaker, umbrella, waterproof shoes and clothes that dry quickly.

Time Zone
GMT

Currency
The official currency is the Ghana Cedi (GH¢) (Cedi Pronounced “See Dee”).
Credit cards are not widely used in Ghana, although they are of use in Accra. You may bring
much of your budget in the form of travelers’ cheques and some cash, particularly if you plan to
spend time outside the capital city, Accra. Bank with FOREX services would be made available
onsite and where feasible mobile ATMs may be made available. Foreign currency can be
exchanged at any foreign exchange bureau across the Country. Banks are open weekdays from
8.30 am. – 3.00 p.m.

Telecommunications
Reliable telecommunications networks are available in Ghana (two fixed and six mobile). Ghana
country code is + 233. Wireless Internet connectivity will be available at the cyber cafe for
delegates.

Electricity
Electricity is 220V AC at 50Hz. Stabilizers are required for sensitive devices, and adapters are
required for appliances using 110V.