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!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Welcome to Ghana's Weija Lake Afforestation Project

Can you believe that I didn't even know that the Weija Lake Afforestation Project existed, despite this being en route to my maternal grandmother's hometown, which I have passed many, many times leaving the capital of Accra behind? Just goes to show that we don't always see the fine details;-)

In any event, Ghana's Times paper reported on this, in March 2007, stating that the Weija Lake Afforestation Project was under threat on account...

...of encroachment by land developers, felling of trees and fishing.

More specifically, the report went on to say how

Thirty six out of the 214 hectares afforestation project area have been encroached upon and willfully destroyed by developers, Simon Ashton, Finance Director for West and Central Africa of the British American Tobacco, disclosed on Monday at the handing over of the project to the Water Resources Commission in Accra

Whatever interest British American Tobacco has in this project is a source of confusion, for last time I looked they were interested ini propagating the selling of cigarettes, no?

As for the Water Resources Commission listed above, a google search revealed from an website that the commission was established in 1998:

Ghana establishes Water Resources Commission (20 November 1998)

Ghana's Minister of Works and Housing, I.K. Adjei Mensah, has inaugurated a 14-member Water Resources Commission (WRC) to create a mechanism for water resources assessment, sustainable management, an effective regulatory framework and the authenticity to enforce compliance of laws in the sector.

These are some of the serendipitous discoveries that come out of taking photos of your country haphazardly;-)

I love Ghana!



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