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!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Shopping Semantics" in Ghana, or a Tale of How MaxMart was Greatly Misrepresented

I won't apologise for the title, because this is part of what constitutes the colorful scenario of my lexicon!;-)

It's Wednesday again and time for some craziness: I fell over my chair yesterday night--laughing so hard because in an invite I had received from Facebook to some event, someone had said I could pick tickets up from...



Now even if you're not a regular visitor to this blog, you might know that MaxMart [I won't be creating any links for them, you'll have to do a google search!] epitomizes all that is middle class plus in Ghana. Just check the picture out, and you'll know what I mean.

I believe you'll find them "running to the hills" --as my good British blogger-friend/actor, Daniel Hoffman-Gill would say--were the mere words "MARX" associated with them!


Frank said...

MarxMart would have almost the same reaction here in the USA except that many people might think of The Marx Brothers comedy family.

Nice post!

Abena Serwaa said...

*LOL* That's hilarious! MaxMart certainly is no (Karl)MarxMart for sho! To quote a middle-aged American man I overheard shopping there last week Saturday: "Everything is like 5 times the price it costs in the US because it is all imported. You really have to work at some big multi-national company to afford shopping here!"

Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

@Frank--thank you! The Marx Brothers are a different kettle of fish!

@Abena--u couldn't have put it better!!

Anonymous said...

Very thoughtfull post. It should be very much helpfull

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