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, October 27, 2008

Election Season Heats Up...Cape Coast Not Excluded

Let's start with the number plate: whenever you see a Ghana number plate with "CR", it means that the car was registered in the Central Region. Offlate, one sees very few of CR-registered cars in Accra. I wonder why...

Either way, the poster is clear for all to see. Like the much-watched US elections, Ghana's election year is also in 2008, with voting starting on 7 December. Over the weekend, Ghana's Electoral Commission re-launched its website to remind Ghanaian citizens to remain vigilant about voting peacefully and lawfully. The site can be found here:

If all that is Greek to you, many apologies for not reminding you that Cape Coast is the capital of the Central Region, and used to be the capital of Ghana before its independence in 1957.

It might interest you to know that, thanks to Ghana's first President Dr.Kwame Nkrumah who built secondary schools at breakneck pace in the 1950s and 1960s, Cape Coast plays host to some of the best schools that spawn some of the brightest graduates in the country. These schools are reputable ones in Ghana and include:

* Wesley Girls' High School
* St. Augustine College
* Mfantsipim
* Adisadel College (ADISCO)
* Aggrey Memorial AME Secondary School (AGGREY)
* Ghana National College (GHANACOLL)
* Holy Child Secondary
* Cape Coast Technical Institute (CAPETECH).


Elizabeth said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the pictures. I feel so enriched. Thanks for sharing!


E K Bensah Jr said...
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Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

why, thankyou Elizabeth!

Kris McCracken said...

Are the regions in Ghana equal with each other, or are there some poor ones and other wealthy one?

Emmanuel.K.Bensah II said...

Kris--many thanks for your question. Ghana has ten regions, with the three Northern regions being the biggest as a composite whole, and, sadly, the poorest. They are largely agricultural and agrarian; and the land is very vast, and in some parts, barren. The richest regions are Accra (the capital); the Ashanti region, which used to be a kingdom before the country's independence, and where battle was waged with the former colonisers tooth and nail, and which included a lot of gold and warriors.

Accra is also the smallest region.

Kris McCracken said...

Emmanuel, thanks very much for that. I know someone from Tamale, but who now calls Accra home (after spending time in both Norway and Tasmania studying).

He's always done a good job 'selling' Ghana to the world (as you do here on the blog)! It's such an interesting place.


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