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, 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...



Anonymous said...

Cool! More photos of Makola Market, please!


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