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, February 15, 2010

An Unnecessary Ghanaian Crowd -- Just to Register National ID?!

Though it is true that Ghanaians are naturally nosy and like to find out in both discreet and indiscreet ways what someone is doing, you might not believe me if I told you that this crowd has been formed because of the ongoing registration of the national ID card. This scene was taken in one of the Estate neighbourhoods that fall under the deceptively-sounding-prestigious "off Spintex road".

The crowd was rather amorphous on account of the denizens standing in the then-up-and-coming midday heat. Apart from the frustration and fatigue associated with this queue, people could not quite understand the incredibly slow pace of the registration. Sadly, despite media criticisms, the pace has not quickened.

Some might say "all in the name of democracy"!;-)

Better this pace than to be fighting a senseless war that characterised a good number of African countries two decades ago...


Leif Hagen said...

Interesting to see the neighbors all gather for registration! All our neighbors are hiding inside because of our cold, snowy weather until Spring!

Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

Leif--thanks for your comment, but sadly, most of the people in this picture live in villages nearby, and managed to troop to this palce to have their registration done. Given the lengthy registration, being there very early--around 7.30am (as I was)--did little to get your details processed quickly before work. Most people were late for work that day. Ofcourse, knowing this, we had to have informed our employers ahead of time!;-D

Hope the sun comes out as soon as so that "snowmageddon" is reduced to where it should be!;-)


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