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!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Never Mind Arsenal, Here's What Football Can Do in Ghana...

Given the debate going around among football enthusiasts worldwide and in Ghana about whether Arsene Wenger should be kicked out of his job at Arsenal or not, I thought a football post to be more than appropriate!

If you knew of the paucity of my football knowledge, then you would know this issue must be quite big, given the manner in which I seem to explain it away like I know the issues with a fine tooth-comb!

Coming back to the picture, I can safely say that the magic associated with football means that any "Tetteh, David or Harrison" can stand in the street--or at least is "permitted" to do so (at the risk of their own lives)--so as to catch a football game!

Such is Ghana, and some of the laxity thereof!

I took this picture of a crowd of fellow Ghanaians who on 8 May this year had surrounded the premises of a popular eaterie--Eden Tree--located on the famed Spintex Road.

At the best of times, Eden Tree regularly has a television on. Shame their food is not always so great; if it were, I would be plugging it here -- big time. Still, if you're in Ghana, and heading that way, give their jollof rice a try!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Waiting for Godot / Glo Mobile

Kindly check out that green structure with "Glo" emblazoned on it to the left of this caption. Seen it?

I don't quite think Ghanaians will resort to hara-kari--as per the characters in the classic "Waiting for Godot". You might remember Ghanaians are a happier bunch than the dyspeptic duo of Estragon and Vladimir.

But, like in this post in 2007, where we are wont to wait endlessly for tro-tros, we are also likely to get tired of waiting.

It's a good thing Ghana's Ministry of Communications--in its wisdom--has chosen 15 September for Glo Mobile, our putative sixth operator, to shape up or ship out.

That they will do the latter is a prospect close to zero. Hoping for the former is what we all hope for. As for hope, it springs eternal in this land!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Exeter Corned Beef Getting More Expensive in Ghana...

So there's a global recession -- but does it stretch to corned beef as well? I know for the past five years, sardines in this country have gone from under equivalent of $US0.50 to 1 solid US dollar now. In some retail stores in this country, it's just a little over 1USD.

But corned beef, too? This one is being retailed at GHS7.70, or USD5.13!

Is corned beef really retailing for that outside Ghana? Does anyone know?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Welcome to Koffee Lounge, East Legon, Where Your Fried Rice tastes Chinese!

This is uncharacteristic on my part to frequent a place for many months, and not feature it here! Wow...I believe this post is seeking to rectify that;-)

Koffee Lounge, located at A&C Plaza, serves some of the nicest Chinese food this side of Accra(being East Legon/Tetteh-Quarshie/airport area), and so far, the price is fairly decent, with egg fried rice going for something like 3GHC (US$1.5).

Naturally, Ghanaian foods are served there, and it also has free wireless.

Coincidentally, my fellow bloggers from the community will be in an adjacent coffee shop that overlooks this coffee shop on Saturday 13 August for a meeting.

If you're in town and happen to pass by, give them a big shout!

Make your weekend safe!

Monday, August 08, 2011

When 'Accra by Day&Night' Was Airborne

Back when we were in Belgium, I always looked forward to coming home to Accra. I always also knew when we were almost home.

After connecting to Amsterdam with KLM from Zaventem in Brussels, the contrast was magnificent. Whereas Zaventem by day was orderly from  the air, six/seven hours from Amsterdam to Accra was met with darkness...and serious patches of light throughout the capital.

Never mind that a gush of hot/humid Accra air would meet us every blessed time, what increasingly amused me many a time was just the above. And despite all that, I would not trade it for any other country.

This is a shot I took landing in to Accra back in March. It is of no less than the Tema motorway. From up high and during the day, one gets to appreciate the beauty a bit more.


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