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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, November 22, 2006

So Accra, So Platitudinously African!


When I run out of picture ideas, I refer to the platitudes that most cultures are used to of Africa;-) Except to say that this one is not as cliched...in the sense that I unwittingly captured three levels of activity:

1.the car going off to the extreme left of the picture is going somewhere

2. the "hawkers", ie the girls are selling "pure water", which in Accra--and much of the West African sub-region--is simply filtered (processed) water in sachet bags of 500ml, costing 300 cedis, or 300/9000 or $0.03! Yes, that cheap!! The girl with the blue top looks like she's putitng coins away...

3. the men walking on the pavement, most likely hawkers, are looking for prospective customers

...all against the backdrop of CEDI House,which houses the country's premier state-owned Agricultural Development Bank, and more importantly, the Bank of Ghana, as well as Ghana's Stock Exchange...



"The Cedi House, one of a handful of "story buildings," as high-rises are called here, in downtown Accra. The Stock Exchange is on the fifth floor, and trading happens three times per week, from around 9 a.m. to around noon, if there is enough activity to keep it running that long."...The Ghana Stock Exchange is reputed to be one of the best in Africa...


from: http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/photo.day.php?ID=80984

This picture was taken in the periphery of Ghana's inimitably-designed National Theatre; and the British Council which is to the left of the direction the young men are walking in. All located on one "Liberia Road".

tags:
accra;ghana;ghana stock exchange ;ghana cedi house;pure water;

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