It's just after midnight here, in Abidjan it's just past 10pm.
Tomorrow morning Cote d'Ivoire will go to the polls, for the first time in 10years. I hope that the calm that has reigned for the last few years and during the election campaigning will remain.
Tomorrow is also auspicious for me, I will be sending 12 boxes of goods to Cote d'Ivoire via a friend of mine who has kindly given me space in his container. The boxes are full of clothes, shoes, sheets & towels plus anything else that I've had donated or raided my cupboards for, to enable C.R.E.E.R to get started.
Whatever happens from tomorrow will happen. I hope that the country will remain peaceful and that it'll all pass off without any major incidents. I have too many friends there that I know want the country to continue to grow & hopefully return to being the economic powerhouse it once was in the 1980's.
I trust that whatever happens, we will be able to get C.R.E.E.R established, encourage children to get the best out of their lives and off the streets; there will be many voting tomorrow who may have held arms during the crisis as children. This cannot be repeated!!!
My thoughts are with you all in Cote d'Ivoire ...