Not so famous Ghanaians: Kenneth Akufo Asare, the man who built all the canopy walkways in Ghana

While the Kakum Park and Legon Gardens are already famed for their canopy walkways, the Kintampo Falls has had a canopy walkway added to the experience after its reopening. 

Though patrons love and enjoy their time on the canopy walkways, not many people had the idea of how those walkways were built or who built them. Well, it has emerged that the walkways and many others across Ghana are the handiwork by a man from Akyem Maase in the Eastern region called Kenneth Akufo Asare. 

In to Year Of Return, Ghana 2019, return for the Chale Wote Festival, August 2019

If ever there was a super cool reason to return home to Ghana, it just has to be the Chale Wote Festival. It is happening in August 2019 and even if Ghana is not your home this is one trip so worth taking. Come visit Ghana at this time, the energy will blow you away.

 

WELCOME  TO  GHANA ! IMMIGRATION MATTERS. The essential yet boring stuff.

General notes and foreigner ID card Work permits For non-resident immigration matters (visas, entering Ghana, transit, stay extensions, overstays), See Ghana Immigration Services fees. GENERAL NOTES For work permit and all other applications detailed thereafter and made to the Immigration Service, note that: all applications are to be submitted with a cover letter addressed to the Director,…

The Call for Artists…. Chale Wote Arts Festival 2019

PIDGIN IMAGINARIUM ABSTRACT In the last 500 years, the African continent has provided free labour for the Western imperial project. Whether via the triangular traffic of human-merchandise or conscription into two world wars, the implications of this brutal harvesting of bodies are yet to be fully measured. Presently, we are witnessing the rise of fascism…

Ghana be Googled. Accra is home to Googles first AI Hub in Africa.

American multinational technology company, Google on Wednesday, April 10 opened its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Centre in Accra, Ghana. The AI centre which is the first to be opened in Africa will gather Machine Learning researchers and engineers in Accra to facilitate local AI development. Head of Google AI Accra, Moustapha Cisse addressing the media…

It may be all about Accra, but there’s a lot more to Ghana and you should go see it.

He was ‘glad to be able to report’ that services from the capital Accra east to nearby Tema had restarted following rehabilitation of the 1 067 mm gauge line, although reopening of the line north from Accra to Nsawam had been delayed because sand extraction had undermined the track near Pokuase. ‘If we want the railways to work, we would all have to take an interest in and stop the activities of encroachers on the railway lands’, he said. Rehabilitation of the next stage from Nsawam to Koforidua is underway, the President reported.

Famous Ghanaians and the Year Of Return, Ghana 2019

Second-generation Ghanaian immigrants, who like me share a Ghanaian and British identity, personify the continuing connection the two countries have enjoyed since independence. In Ghana, the idea of welcome is everything. The word for it in Twi (the main language other than English) is akwaaba. (Don’t worry if you don’t remember it: you’ll see it everywhere.) On my most recent visit, the spirit of welcome started the moment my flight touched down in Accra, as the Ghanaian passengers began a rapturous round of applause for the captain – not because the journey had been turbulent, but simply as a way of saying thank you.