Ghana's move to digital migration TV!!

Ghana's move to digital migration 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?

April 2006-April 2011:

5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA


Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wanna Go to a Conference? Welcome to the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC)

The front of the AICC. Look at the streets closely enough, and you will see that, yes, it is a rainy day. But not just a rainy day. Ghana is in the rainy season, and the frequency is --what-can-I-say-sporadic. You would have thought a rainy season would have meant frequent and regular rain, but no, not in Accra. It means days of rain, followed by two or three days of sunshine (26 - 30 degrees celsius), followed by a day of rain, and back to four days of sunshine!:-)And I thought Belgium was bad!
On a historical note, this is the road on which the British colonisers used to travel, and further up to the left of the picture, the guards guarding the British would close the gates. You still see signs of there being a gate, after some eight decades later! Will get a piccie of that some day!

This is the Accra International Conference Centre, which, according to the website has a "...1600 seater plenary hall [which] is the most important meeting venue in Ghana, and often plays host to important international gatherings."

I took this picture whilst picking up some documents for work-purposes at a Mining Exhibition going on, which closes today. This is one of the reasons why these two tractors were being showcased (see below):

Regrettably, no scoop on the exhibition, except this placard on Ghana's electricity:-)...

...which got me thinking: what on earth does electricity-generation have to do with mining???



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