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!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Trip Down to Ghana's Central Region: Greenery, and More Greenery

Nothing gives me more joy than seeing this sign on the now-"famous" Tetteh-Quarshie interchange in the capital on a holiday, because I know I am some hours away from leaving the capital behind to go somewhere like Ghana's Central Region--as we did last Friday.

We passed this sign, which I captured just to remind you about the illogicality of establishing a shopping mall, with cinema, restaurants, whatnot, in the corner of a heavy-traffic area! But there you have it: the South African and other foreign investors are keen to show Ghana as the "gateway" to the ECOWAS region, and the government is keen to follow suit, so any logic goes out the
window. Most odd, when the President of the country's residence is only minutes drive from this picture!!!...well minutes, barring any traffic, which he rarely faces as he is motorcaded--in the opposite direction of the traffic with some ten luxury cars to the safety of his home...(enough ranting, eh?:-))

This is the real reason why these pictures are here. After our brief visit to the central region of Ghana, and in particular, my maternal grandmother's home, we were stopped by police conducting random checks on the highway on a Sunday! It was a smooth affair, but what I found most enjoyable was the line of plam trees (they are actually coconut trees) lined on both right and left sides of the highway that leads to Accra.

Is that not relaxing to look at?

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Friday, October 13, 2006

New Developments at A&C Shopping Mall...

You remember the famous A&C Shopping mall, that I have posted on before here? Well I caught this picture enumerating Phase II, which would comprise the following:

  • Olympic-size swimming pool

  • Leisure and Fitness Centre

  • Beauty Therapy Clinic

  • Health Spa and Sauna

  • Restaurant

  • Night Club

  • Shops, and Offices

  • Most definitely a boon to Middle Class Ghana;-)

    Oh, what mischief!

    Can't wait!


    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Here's Almost How Packed I was in Ghana's Mass Metro Transport Bus

    Very true. I was packed almost close to that of my maritime descendants Ghanaians so like to eat (fish!), but the real story is that if you check the speed with which darkness fell...from a relatively clear Friday late noon around 6.10pm to...6.12pm, when the darkness descended, we can definitely begin to think about contrasts!

    Once you check out the sky to the left of this picture, you'll see a turquoise-like colour. Location? Tetteh-Quarshie interchange, which I have posted about before here. Now, please check this picture:

    The sky is grumblimg. It's clearly getting darker...

    Meanwhile, Mass Metro Transport man had, some a minute or so earlier, checked to see how full the bus was, and whether people were ok, I guess. This was clearly against a backdrop of heavy Tetteh-Quarshie interchange traffic. That traffic behind him is going not just to Spintex road, but the University of Legon area, where there are suburbs beyond the campus, called Adenta, and Madina, to name but two areas.

    Here's how packed we were--for good measure;-)..picture for next time!:-)


    Thursday, October 05, 2006

    Ghana Brown Bread: Welcome to East Legon's Bakery, TeaPal

    In Ghana, you have to accept that there are some buildings, like the one in this picture on the left, where entering might just cause some trepidation, on account of the rather insalubrious surroundings. BUt you get used to these things: that certain people seem to have an acute dislike of paint. This is the reason why certain buildings where they do great work, such as a bakery, isn't paying to much attention to painting the building where the bakery is located.

    All the better for me: 'cos I get to get fantastic, FRESH, hot, bread like this one on the right, when people are passing for fear that what comes out of there might not be the best.

    They couldn't be more wrong. Teapal bakery, located some five minutes walk from work in East Legon, produces the best and most fresh bread this side of Accra! Just check the steam from the brown bread I am holding.

    Too much!:-)

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    Wednesday, October 04, 2006

    This is (My) Accra Neighbourhood: Manetville, Spintex Road

    Tuesday, October 03, 2006

    Rush-Hour Traffic in Accra, near Airport

    If you look at the picture to the extreme right, you'll see a vestige, or trace, of the country's airport. Looks like everyone's in a rush to go...somewhere:-)

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