It was just another busy day for my husband as he left home to run errands in town. He had barely been gone for 3 hours when my phone rang. He was so calm and collected when he said, ' I have been arrested for expiry of the car insurance. I am going to the police station with the policeman.'
Things changed recently when I volunteered to be an observer for Ghana Decides a non-partisan project supported by StarGhana, during this year’s elections. Why? Because I was eager to share photos & videos on Instagram for the world to know what was going on and also to experience what really happens in the field during our elections.
People are dying in their workplaces and they aren't even aware that they are being exposed to serious health issues due to the substances they work with. Substances like paint, sand, varnishes, oils, flour, wheat, fertilisers, ink etc are all dangerous to your health if you work with these within your 8-hour work period
Imagine going about life as usual. It’s Saturday morning and you wake up to the enticing vapours of palm-nut soup emanating from your mother’s kitchen. You stretch your body languorously and scratch your stomach in mindless fashion.
You search for your phone to catch up on news on Twitter. As you flip through what you missed during the night, your eye catches on news that violence has erupted in the city and it looks like some incensed people are going house to house killing opposition party supporters. What do you do? Where can you go?
It is heart-warming and encouraging to see influential African Instagrammers and Photographers like Nana Kofi get international recognition for their commitment and passionate drive in creating African stories that move people into action.
O.Q - What inspired your work into caricature illustration?
B. A - A lot of factors actually. I discovered the work of some artists on the internets which amazed and inspired me. Their presentation of it was what caught my eye not the concept though as these were commercial illustrators.
The need for solar energy in Ghana has become more pertinent than ever before! A country with 365/366 days of free sunshine, which can get as hot as 37 degrees on a normal day we have slacked in putting measures in place to tap into this alternative energy source.
Thankfully all this is about to change with the first solar panels manufacturing plant which was launched recently by Strategic Partner Solutions (SPS) a key subsidiary of Strategic Solutions Systems International, 3SiL.
The solar panels manufacturing plant is located in Kpone (4kms from the Tema Roundabout on the Aflao Road).
Social media in Ghana is clamoring over the news of GTV's TV Presenter and Personality Gifty Anti getting married to Chief of Adumasa Nana Ansah Kwao who is also a Radio & TV Host at JoyFm. Its almost like the gong-gong beater hitting the gong ferociously and hoarsely affirming the news instead of inviting us to the event.
As each media house shared photos and videos from the event, fans and haters of both personalities shared their comments after each post. And quite unsurprisingly there was a lot more focus on Gifty Anti now Awo Dansoa. Scathing remarks about her ‘overdue’ marriage appeared on almost every website whilst other’s cruelly remarked about the ‘brand new second hand woman’. Could these websites control these negative and slanderous comments?
Others also died getting swept away by the waters. A disaster which will forever be ingrained in the minds of Ghanaians and one which might lead to a citizenry stand against poor infrastructural works on drains, poor waste management by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly and even a stand against our own indiscriminate way of littering the city.
The long-awaited, non-partisan #DumsorMustStop has come to an end. A vigil initiated by Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson and some concerned Ghanaians took place today after some days of insults on social and traditional media. 'You are doing the work of NPP,' accused one NDC official as the Ghanaian actress announced her intentions. After all is said and done, the vigil finally took place. How was it, you ask? High turnout with splatters of disorderliness and selfie-taking celebrities.