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!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

To Bryan - internet cafes!

hi bryan! thx 2 gprs, am able 2 answer u, albeit not in the best
manner! Many apologies! That said, pls try it is one
of the most popular n biggest in west africa !

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry christmas to u all!

Just being back
from institutional
retreat in elmina
beach resort,
central region of
ghana, i seriously
doubt that as i
happily surf the
'net on my
motorola z6, i can
provide coherent
blog entries!
While i allow
2wards christmas
festivities, allow
me 2 wish all u
regular n non-
regular readers a
christmas period,
full of peace n

Thursday, December 13, 2007

GBS Advert on the Spintex Road...Blogging Hiatus

This orange ad is one that has littered parts of the capital. It is of Gateway Broadcasting Services--a new pan-African satellite provider. Check out its interesting slogan.

Am away on an institutional retreat from tomorrow for six good days at this place here:

Blogging will be sporadic, but I will definitely be doing it!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

If you Had Any Doubt about Being in East Legon...

You probably may not now!;-) I thought I'd try this picture out; it's not from your conventional digital camera, but a camera-phone!

Have a good day!

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Developments at A&C Shopping Mall

The developments look they're coming along nicely. Everything is supposed to be ready by 2008.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Akwaaba!: A&C African Market...Preparing for National Farmer's Day!

East Legon's A&C Shopping Mall is going places, what with its new-since-July African Market, where it is expected a number of traditionally "African" and Ghanaian items (crafts; food and whatnot) will be sold.

As to whether it will put the indigenous enterprises out of business, only time will tell--but I'll be sure to actively be there--rather than bring you a merely passive view of the market, next time.

For now, have yourselves a good weekend--as tomorrow is Farmer's Day in Ghana, where we award and celebrate our Farmers!

Till Monday!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Welcome to "The Guide House" in Accra

Totally unbeknownst to me till now (three years and a bit after coming back to Ghana), I now realise that this building is called "The Guide House". A curious name you might think.

Most visible is the "EPP Book Shop", which is just about Ghana's most popular book outlet. It has a website, which you can visit right here:

Just checking out their website (the first time for me) I am rather impressed by the various genres available--including crime books!

Go check it out. This building is located in the Central Business District--some minutes away from where I took the picture of yesterday's post.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Welcome to Makola Market!

Given that this is my first post on Makola Market, I am not going to re-invent the wheel--as there are others that have written qualitatively about it, so here's a post from photo essay:

West Africa's markets are legendary and none more so than the famous Makola market in Ghana's capital, Accra. Run by powerful women traders, Makola is a place where you can buy anything you need - manufactured and imported foods, fresh produce, tools, medicines, shoes, and pots and pans. It's also a place that's good for the soul; its humour and energy will recharge your batteries.

Even Ghanaians who do not live in the capital know about the city's legendary market which has risen like a phoenix from the devastation of a fire more than once.

For visitors, the market conjures up the sights and sounds - as well as the smells and aromas - of West African cookery; the mouth waters as you move from stall to stall, imagining the spread on the table once the shopping is home and the cooking complete!

If you aren't lucky enough to be in a West African city, you can still imagine you're there. Whether you are in New York, Paris or Sao Paolo, Johannesburg, Nairobi or Cairo, click on the link and join Ofeibea Quist-Arcton on a stroll through Makola Market. It will do you good...


Monday, December 03, 2007

Can You Tell Where I am? Google Maps Doesn't Know:-(

I suspect strongly that some day Google Maps might be able to find out that I am sitting by a computer in East Legon.

In a different take from usual posts, I thought I'd give you this entry as an insight into how our GPRS-enabled mobile service providers (this case Onetouch is able to allow us check email (see on the right)--and now, thanks to Google, even help us locate where we are in town!

I did a search and the satellite was able to, after some five minutes, locate Brussels and even the motorway there. Regrettably Google Maps couldn't find the Tema motorway--though it was able to find Tema (as you can see above).


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