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!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

When the "Poor" meets the "Rich", or a Tale of Ghanaian food

Mutterings of the word "poor" and "rich" naturally create an image of insalubriousness versus opulence. As far as food is concerned, these days, that image is a non-starter. This is why this image is so poignant.

I'm not looking at those bananas so much as what is in front of them. They are plantains--mostly ripe/yellow plantains.

Some of us like to call it "Kofi broke-man". Kofi is a typical Ghanaian name--pretty much like "John Doe", or "John Smith".

As for "broke-man", it's sufficiently self-explanatory--meaning "a man who is broke".

That title is ascribed to someone who doesn't have much money--so they buy this food, because it's cheap. With just one ghana cedi, you can buy some fingers plus granuts, and feel full like you've had a big meal!

Before you go, just quietly contrast this picture against that 4X4/SUV parked to the left of the picture. The guy in the car is quietly waiting to buy some kofi broke-man.

Wanna join the queue?;-D



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