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!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Yet-Another Example of Ghana's Poor Customer Service

How does one reconcile loving one's country and demonstrating this love with a blog but contemporraneously showing the underbelly of the country? Very easily, in fact, for no society is perfect and to expect to show only the best sides of my capital and my country would be this side short of ludicrous.

On a daily basis, each and every single member of the Ghanaian middle class is confronted by the dark-side of Ghanaian culture. Never mind the Ghana Mean Time, where a lot of us always arrive later than a scheduled-programme, or the vision-less and clueless nature of most of our politicians to emphatically-act on important areas of development.

I'm talking about the smaller-but-important aspects of our daily life, such as customer service. It has gotten a lot better, but there remains much that needs to be done--as exemplified by this picture here that shows dog food alright, but dog food that is dusty! The dust is so visible it was picture-worthy--and that's why it's here!

This dog food is being sold in a lovely, swanky, pharmacy in my neighbourhood, which has all the works: good-looking ladies with a smile that offer great customer service. But what I can't reconcile, either, is how that is possible when they are also stacking goods like these that are dusty, and continue to be. I know--as I was there the other day.

Sadly, the dog food was still dusty--many weeks after I took this picture! Dare I tell the good ladies at the pharmacy?

Make your weekend good and safe!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Desperately Seeking a Job in Accra, or Seeking Desperate Job-Workers in Accra?

It's moments like these that elicit a shake of the head (better-known as "SMH") and a wry smile. I believe it is only in this beautiful-yet-flawed country of mine that someone would post something like this in a public place, and pay little attention to what their words imply:

"A company seeks desperate workers urgently..."??;-)

It would be funny if it were not so tragic! Truth is there are many job-seekers out there who are desperate. And some have families.

On another note, I'm not quite sure where in this world--never mind Ghana--that one can earn between GHS450(around 250USD) to GHS1000 (around USD555.5) without any experience??

The mind doesn't boggle in this instance; it positively is clueless!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Tyre Statue on the Accra-Tema Motorway, and why EPA deserves Shame!

Humour me! I come back to post many weeks after...and I come back with, what, a tyre-statue? Nothing about floods? what about beautiful scenes of Accra? no. All in good time.

A tyre-statue is not quite what this is, but what I do know is how whimsical and foolish some of our drivers who ply the Accra-Tema motorway can be.

I will not mince my words here: how on Earth do you pile tyres like this near a motorway? And how about trying to keep the place clean a bit? And where on earth are the Environmental Protection Agency? Do they have a website? Yes: This is what it says on their "About Us" page:

The Environmental Protection Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in Ghana. It's our job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today's society, so that tomorrow's generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.

I daresay "everyone" includes those who ply the road above???


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