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, April 29, 2010

"Don't Say Water, Say Voltic!"

True to form, I'm doing free publicity for Voltic, though I really don't intend to or even need to.

Voltic has been the choice of conferences for many years in Ghana. They've even gone the way of sachet water. Though they occasionally taste funny, they remain a quintessential name for water in Ghana when you want it. They've been around since 1995.

You can read more about the company here:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

China in Ghana?

I cannot help but wonder whether this picture is not sufficient proof of the pivotal role of China's capital in Ghana?

Monday, April 26, 2010

4th Blogoversary! (Not Your Usual Accra Daily Photo!)

Like the blogger himself celebrating his birthday today, this blog is exactly 4 years old, coming to life back on April 25th, 2006--the same year the World Cup in Germany would be played.

Happy Blogoversary, ADP!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Toyota City" at...the National Identification Authority(NIA)

I suspected yesterday's post would far from elicit a response. Beyond the Ghanaian citizen who might be clueless, it was always going to be difficult for anyone to get a sense of where "Toyota City" was located.

Let me get the secret out: it is located at the headquarters of the National Identification Authority. Even the building is yet to be painted as glossily as most of these kind of buildings tend to look, but I must say that it is in a rather large compound, what with the Toyota pickups and all (see the last post).

You might re-call that in February, I experienced a rather long queue waiting to register details for my ID.

Well, this is the place where the cards will be eventually issued. I just checked the website (as the registration throughout the country is incomplete) and the last time it was updated was...20 April! Wow...

Let's keep our fingers crossed for better services from the NIA!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Toyota Country" in Accra!

Just perusing the the kind of cars is pretty boring: mostly full of Toyota pick-ups.

All set against the backdrop of a fast-developing landscape in Accra.

Any ideas where this could be? Any pointers?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

After the Elusive Ghanaian Harmattan...

...are Ghanaians now supposed to brace themselves for some drought--as claimed by today's edition of the "Ghanaian Times"? The actual story can be found here:

If you remember, the harmattan lasted barely two weeks.

Climate change a-beckoning?

labels: ghana climate, ghana climate change, climate change, harmattan

Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcome to Ghana's Teacher's Hall (GNAT Hall)

A place that is more often than not used by campaigners and others to debate and deliberate.

It is also a reflection of the historical role played by teachers in national development, and is known as "GNAT hall". GNAT stands for the Ghana National Association of Teachers, and they have a website!

Truth be told, they're so well-organised they offer financial services!

More here:

labels: ghana teachers, gnat, gnat hall

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Can You Spot the Ghanaian Chief?

Earlier this week, British premier Gordon Brown went to see the Queen to request her to dissolve Parliament in readiness for a general election on 6 May.

In Ghana, we don't have a Prime Minister, but a President--who does not need to see any traditional chief before calling a general election. Elections are held every four years, and it is politicians that are wont to curry favours from these chiefs, as they represent a constituency which the politicians would want to capitalise on.

These "chiefs" in the picture--identifiable by their colourful and psychedelic traditional attire (with emblazons of red/gold/green)--are what I would call "member of the traditional class", who are closely aligned with authority figures in the rural areas. Most of these authority figures are usually chiefs in the villages, as they are the ones that citizens wanting to buy land go to seek permission from, etc, and are often turned to for the resolution of conflicts.

Modern Ghana (identified by an increasing youthful middle class) are apathetic to these kind of figures, but in the village, they are seen more than often as paragons of virtue, and icons of deference.

As you can see from these pictures, they enjoy food, too! After all, they are not gods!!

labels: ghana chiefs, ghana chieftancy

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

(Ghanaian) Food for Thought on Flushing!

What can I say?

I hope you have recovered from the Easter break, and are ready to observe some basic tenets of, erm, flushing in a public place!:-)

labels: ghana toilet, accra mall

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ghana Gets New 2GHC Easter approaches

In 2007, Ghana had a redenomination of its currency the cedi, which has now become known as the "Ghanaian cedi". It was broken down into 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 GHC. At the time, the 1 US$ was equivalent to 0.92 GHC.

Today, 1 US$ is equivalent to 1.45 GHC, so technically speaking the 2GHC will be equivalent to 1.37 US$

I picked the picture from Once I get a copy of my own 2 GHC, I will definitely feature it here.

April sees the 4th celebration of Accra Daily Photo. When the appropriate date comes, I shall be popping the champagne!

Have a great Easter, and keep it safe!

labels: ghana currency, ghana cedi, new 2ghc


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