Ghana's move to digital migration is...smart TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration is...smart TV!!

What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?




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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It's only in Ghana...

...that you are likely to find huge billboards either advertising religious services, or pastors and conventions by "men of God"!

And often are the boards left for display many months after the "services", and conventions are over:-o

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Welcome to Radio XYZ93.1FM in Accra: "the Right Turn"!

Sure: it's not your typical name for a radio station, but legend has it that this English-speaking station, which was set up in 2012 -- and won an award in 2013 from the Ghana Journalist Association Awards for being the best radio for Democracy & Development -- arrived at the name because of the degree of saturation of radio stations in Accra.

By calling the station Radio XYZ, it was to indicate that after all the names is a refreshing station title that signifies excellence.

It's been three years, and XYZ is still located at Osu. Still running programmes. It also happens to be the only radio show in Ghana...

...with a weekly African magazine show that seeks to explain; unpack; and demystify ECOWAS; AU; South-South cooperation policies around Africa's integration. It's a two-hour show, which is airborne every Tuesday from 13h00 to 15h00.

For more details, check out www.africainfocusradioshow.org.

Feedback & comments welcomed!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Night-time Speed by Accra Mall

I love this picture.

Wish Einstein were alive to interpret why the lights of the speeding truck come AHEAD of the speeding truck!

Something to do with physics? And that oft-repeated speed=distance/time?

Back to the mundane! Accra Mall logo is peeking at us to the left of the picture��

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Anyone for Ghanaian Coconuts? What's Ghana Government Policy on its export?

First: is there such a thing as Ghanaian coconuts? Anecdotal evidence suggests there is. Those who have tasted Nigerian coconuts say it pales into comparison to that of Ghana's on account of the juice alone.

Second: Coconuts are sold all over the capital -- nay, all over the country -- but you are sure to get some almost every corner of Accra and even its suburbs.

They go for less than a dollar. These days, that's a VERY loaded term, but rest assured they are affordable for everyone.

Today's not the day to tell you about health benefits of coconut, which are immense!

Just to say that: although West Africa is home to coconuts (at least Ghana; Nigeria; & Cote d'Ivoire feature), no West African country is in the top 10 of coconut production. That prestige goes to the East African country of Tanzania, which produced (according to 2009 figures) 577,099 thousand tonnes.

That said, UNCTAD reports that as far as coconut oil is concerned, Cote d'Ivoire is in there, with 28000 tonnes*, while it exports 19,849 tonnes* at a value of USD3,725,000 -- as per UNCTAD's data!

Again: no other West African country features, prompting my immediate question: what is my government doing strategically to ensure we enhance the value chain of our coconuts, and get to the stage where we can compete with our West African neighbour to the West of Ghana?

*Source: http://www.unctad.info/en/Infocomm/AACP-Products/COMMODITY-PROFILE---Coconut2/

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Thursday, July 09, 2015

#FilmNoir: Accra: Too Much Urban Jungle; Too Little Green Economy!

This is downtown Accra, but you probably would not recognise it, because of the increasing number of high-rise buildings sprouting up all over the capital.

This part of town is where the so-called "Octagon" is being constructed. It is not far from Novotel; very close to Tudu, which is literally the very heart of Accra, with a lots and lots of human traffic. Every day!

Elsewhere, in lieu of the Octagon building, there would have been lots and lots of...green. Regrettably, Accra does not seem to have a concept of a green economy. Am not even sure whether we have a green belt!

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Monday, July 06, 2015

#FilmNoir: Thinking of #Greece, Being Ghanaian...we are all Greeks today!

At a time Ghana is ready to accept next tranche of IMF money in August, it is very refreshing to see the simplicity, albeit sartorially-eloquent style, of outgone-Finance Minister Varoufakis -- a Minister who had the testicular fortitude to make history by encouraging Greeks to vote "Oxi", or "No!" to more bailouts from Europe.

It is speculated that for having dared call the Troika of the European Commission; European Central Bank; and IMF "terrorists", they no can no longer countenance his presence among negotiators.

Very democratic, that!

#lifeunderIMF

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Friday, July 03, 2015

#FilmNoir: The Irony of that "Cleaning Force" in Ghana

Only in Ghana will you find a signboard advertising a cleaning company, such as this "Cleaning Force", some minutes away from...a rubbish dump.

Did I mention it is NOT even an official rubbish dump?��

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