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!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Showcasing the Chair Centre on the Spintex Road

Okay, so you get to this place, and you see that they sell nothing less than chairs....

Now, why would you then have to have a humongous billboard stating the obvious, that obviously questions the motives of those who put it having more money than sense? or all in the name of visibility?

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Irony of it All...(Ghanaian "Beauty")

There's a perpetuating and permanent irony buried deep in the Ghanaian landscape--and that is of billboards of beautiful edifices and whatnot advertising even more beautiful places, with the billboards located, or placed, in less-than-salubrious places.

This one is no exception.

While you mull on this, let me take the opportunity to wish you a great weekend.

See you next week!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

If You Ever Doubted You were Watching Accra...

...well, I guess, now you don't!;) I have to confess that I have been excessively attached to taking pictures of the Accra Mall, which has become a de rigeur kind of place to take and visit.

Let's just say I ain't refraining any time soon!

Seriously, it's a place, where changes are most visible quickly, and the psychedelic nature of it all makes for a great place to snap pics of.

I like this picture for the way in which it captures the signboard indicating Accra, Tema, and Legon and juxtaposes it against the front of the Accra Mall.

It was not deliberate to omit mentioning Achimota. It is important to add that both Legon and Achimota are lexicons of academic excellence, with the former being the site where the University of Ghana is located, and the latter a seriously awe-inspiring name that is also a by-word for excellence as far as schooling is concerned. Ghana's first (and late) president Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah and former President (1992-1996) Jerry John Rawlings are alumnae.

More on Achimota on another date, but suffice-to-say that it is a place where the so-called crème de la crème mix and mingle with a view to becoming the "best" in society. It is, ofcourse, only one of many schools in Accra and the country, but is certainly the most well-known.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Working Lunch: Jollof and Fish Stew at Accra Mall

Before I begin, let me start by wishing you all a belated Happy Easter. Work pressures--as exemplified here have kept me away from the habitual posting. Still...I hope your break was as good and as relaxing as mine;-)

The pressure is back up at work, but I'd rather that than no work at all!

On more relevant matters to this blog, Accra Mall is a great place to do a lot of things--including eat. Here, I have phone-captured a shot of the food that I ate with work colleagues last Thursday. The place is Maquis Tante Marie, a place I have posted about before. This outlet in Accra Mall has a very convivial atmosphere, and I whole-heartedly recommend it!

The food in question in Jollof rice--a quintessential Ghanaian dish, where oil and stew is cooked with rice--not mixed!. The fish is another Ghanaian favourite (to the right): a good piece of Tilapia fish.

Bon appetit!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Accountability, ECOBANK-Style?

If there was ever in interesting way to uncover the transparency of a bank, I would say, it could be revealed through its suggestion box--like this one here.

Either the bank is too efficient to warrant comments and suggestions, or, customers are too apathetic to make comments and suggestions. Or simply, it could be that as soon as they come up with these, the box is emptied?

Or, finally, that everyone is so intimidated by the fact that the suggestion box is near management's office that they don't bother!

Still, food for thought as you stroll into the bank to get some cash...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Worktime for Ghana Telecom

I caught this picture of Ghana Telecom, the nation's premier telecomms provider, doing regular services in the East Legon area, where I work.

Seeing is as great as believing, meaning that even when they screw up on providing ADSL services on their broadband4u service, one is tempted to forgive them--for the subliminal message given here is that we do our repairs, so bear with us!

Have yourself a stress-free weeekend!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


This is an appropriate picture for an appropriate mood--my passport is ready! After, erm, three months of waiting. It went for renewal, and I am no longer identity-less. There is talk that Ghana will be going biometric insofar as these documents are concerned. How quickly and how soon is moot!

A report from Ghana Online maintains:

Government will introduce a new Ghanaian passport next year in line with a directive of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, Vice President Aliu Mahama announced in London on Sunday.
He said the processing of passports had suffered security problem over the years, hence the need for a new one.

Vice President Mahama dropped this hint at a reception organised by the Ghana High Commission for him as part of his two-day official visit to the United Kingdom.

To back Alhaji Mahama’s announcement, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Co-operation and NEPAD, Dr. Charles Brempong-Yeboah disclosed that the 2007/2008 budget had made provisions for the new passport.

He observed that his ministry had put in place the necessary mechanisms to check the fraudulent acquisition of Ghanaian passports by nationals and non-nationals.

The measures include the adoption of a biometric passport, which has peculiar features such as fingerprints and other personal features to make the country's passport distinct.(...)

Just so you're wondering how old the news is, you can see it here: as 19 Feb, 2008.

Friday, March 07, 2008

My Favourite Taxi Rank (Accra Mall)

I like to walk, and from work, I often do so for around 15 minutes. Thanks to a colleague who showed me a new shortcut, I can get directly to Accra Mall now. This taxi rank is two minutes walk across the road from the mall.

I like it for the taxi-drivers--which cars are both salubrious and otherwise--shouting "motorway![reference to Tema motorway]"; "junction-junction-junction!"; "communities 18, 19"; "Fridays! Fridays!". All these routes ultimately lead to Tema. Almost every destination accrues a rate of GHC1.00, or roughly $US1.00.

I always take the "junction-junction-junction!" one (or simply junction!) as it takes me to after Papaye on the Spintex Road and to GOIL fillimg station, where I stop to walk on home.

Thanks for joining me!;-) Thanks for allowing me to indulge your patience!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Happy Independence Day, Ghana (for 6 March)

What can I say? Slowly getting back into the rhythm of blogging.

Ghana turns 51 tomorrow, 6 March, and as such, it is declared a statutory national holiday. People get back to work on Friday.

Happy Birthday!


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