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!

Friday, May 30, 2008

A view ofTetteh-Quarshie Interchange, Redux

Hang on. Please don't switch over too soon. Yes, it is yet-another view of Tetteh-Quarshie, but I thought this one was interesting because of the elements in it:

1. The infamous itinerant vendor
2. The signboard indicating that you're going to Accra and Spintex Road
3. The huge (MTN) billboard

How can you deny the beauty of three regular elements in one picture, the quintessence of some of what makes Accra what it is?;-))

Do enjoy the weekend; it's categorically going to be a rainy one this weekend!

The rainy season, unlike last year in 2007 started around April this year.

(pssst: I actually prefer this picture for the greenery of the grass, and the clear, blue sky. I'm strange that way!)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Huge Billboards: Onetouch Mobile Network, Eat Your Heart Out!

Huge Billboards are no stranger to this blog. Many Ghanaians who have returned after many years--and foreigners alike--like to tell of an idyllic Accra, where many buildings have sprung about. Too true, that; it must be said though that quite a number of the so-called "beauty" has to do with the psychedelic boards that have sprung up.

This one, by ONETOUCH, Ghana's indigenous mobile provider that has just launched Mobile TV (BlackStar TV) on the network is advertising on the Tetteh-Quarshie interchange a newly-launched service, called FONBUK, that enables customers store up to 250 numbers from one's phone onto a secure server--for free-- in the event that one's phone is lost or stolen, and the contacts all gone.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Apologies for the absence

Here's hoping you all have a wonderful weeekend, but before I go, the reason for the absence has more to do with seriously sporadic broadband internet connection, which somehow screwed up

For some strange reason, I was unable to BROWSE for pictures and upload, so I am doing that here through EML to BLOG service by

I went to Ghana's Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) [website:] to get my learner's license, and here's the proof!;-)

Have a good one!

Given that Sunday is Africa Union Day, (it's always on the 25th May), Monday will be a public holiday. Yipee!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Heading into the Weekend

I'm glad yesterday's post elicited such a response--greeetings to you all! And, Paz, anyday!

Like the motorist (probably a student) off into the heart of Accra with his backpack (against the backdrop of an ad encouraging multi-media messaging), so I am off into the weekend!

Hope you and yours are all constructive and stress-free!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Ode to Paz: (Green) Plantains = Enjoyable Ghana Food

Here's to you, Paz; I realize it's been a while, and I am seriously going to reverse that trend as of June. (Kindly bear with me!) Internet connection has been rather sporadic off-late. Rainy season means less-than-stable connections on even broadband;-)

To everyone else, could not resist capturing last night's meal. Ofcourse, this was the meal while being washed and ready to be put on the fire for some thirty minutes. It's nicely-enjoyed with spinach stew and onions, and some garlic if you prefer.

Ghanaians like plantains, because there's a myriad number of meals you can cook with it. These green ones could have been fried--just like the ripe ones.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Protecting Newmont Ghana's Assets!

Far be it for me to promote, or endorse Newmont Ghana in the I won't--except to say that it is one of many Gold mining companies in Ghana that has a history of reaping more profits from its mining by the year and giving less to the country of the year.

If that's too political for you, you might be interested in this picture, which for me epitomizes the greed of these companies--branding the staff's trousers! How unreal is that?!

What's the scoop on the practice by multinationals elsewhere?;-)))

I've seen the proverbial name tags at the bank before, but this certainly takes the biscuit!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Back to (Driving) School!

Started my driving lessons--theory at least -- yesterday. Looking forward to getting behind the wheel next week like the puerile, big boy that I am;-)

(SO many road signs...prohibitory/informatory, blah-blah)

Friday, May 09, 2008

Ghana Banks: Welcome to Fidelity Bank, Service with...

Hang on, where's that smile?

These are relatively new bankers in the Ghanaian banking industry that enjoy having fully air-conditioned waiting rooms, with big plasma screens showing cable tv. At least, that was one experience had a few weeks ago!

On a serious note, their penchant for orange is worrisome if you dislike orange like the plague. Nonetheless, they do offer a very good service insofar as customer service is concerned.

Their website is: Fidelity Bank

And no, am not being paid for this free ad!!;-))

Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

A View from the 4th Floor of Silver Star Tower, Accra

Remember this place?

This is a view from the third floor. Awe-inspiring, if you ask me!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Driven to Distraction

After all that cogitation around UN issues and whatnot, it was important for me to pursue the long-postponed need to drive. I'm picking up the bat next week. I will be sure to blog about the experiences in different quarters of my blogs;-)

This place is some minutes away from work, so it should be apt to start straight after work. But first things first: one week of theory, which I am pretending to work on!

Can you tell I'm thinking?;-)

Friday, May 02, 2008

Money Laundering...

...of an innocuous kind!

Yours truly forgot two ghana cedis (circa $US2.00) in my shirt yesterday as the things went in for a wash.

The sight of those wet notes was all-too-tempting for me to come out with this blog entry title!:-) Have a great weekend. Hope Labour Day was a good one!


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