One member of Wanderlust Ghana, the group that just completed the unprecedented feat of driving from Accra to London, has discussed some of the difficulties they encountered when preparing for the trip.
He claimed that many people, including some government officials, attempted to talk them out of going on this tour.
In an interview with TV3 in London, which was monitored by 1Family Radio, Saka said that despite the doubts of those who didn’t share their vision, they were adamant about continuing.
“One thing we must also bring to bear here is that we’ve had a lot of discouragement.” There was a lot of naysaying.’’
“One of the officials in Ghana, in one government institution, said to us, ‘Ah, but you can take a plane for 6 hours and go, so why do you want to drive? Please go and take a plane and go.’’
He continued, “And we didn’t go to ask for money, just for courtesies to be extended to us at borders.’’
“But you know, now that we have been able to do it and it’s caught a vibe and all the news networks have it, these same people are busily posting us and saying things about this, retweeting, and the like,’’ he said.
“For me, what I’ve taken from it is that we should all try, to the best of our abilities, to believe in our dreams and to live our dreams.
“We shouldn’t focus on naysayers and people with negative thoughts towards our dreams; if you pursue it with the diligence with which we have pursued this trip, everyone will achieve their dream,’’ he said.