William Salmond is a Scot who has spent most of his working life in Africa. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. In Twi language in Ghana the minister is called osofo the same name given to a traditional healer. Salmond has traveled in many parts of Africa and has spent time in the homeland of tree climbing lions like Isha in Ishasha in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.
He is the author of “Grandma” which won the National Book Trust of Uganda literary award in 2008. He is married with three daughters and now calls Westport Connecticut in the USA his base camp.
William Salmond is currently Regional Director Africa Management of Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation