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.
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.
However, despite being bias, I know that others will have their own view on what is the best thing about Ghana ? So I thought to myself, why not ask the question on here. In the first place, what is the best thing about Ghana, and maybe, later on I will ask the question what is the best thing about Accra.
The project which is dubbed the “Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project,” is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ghana Tourism Development Company (GTDC) and is expected to create 36 thousand (36,000) jobs during the first phase of the project. Additionally, it would employ about one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) people upon completion.
Now a restaurant known as La Tante DC 10, this aircraft was once operated by Ghana Airways on flights to Europe and the United States. In 2005, the DC-10 ended up impounded at London’s Heathrow airport as a result of unpaid company debts. Nearly a decade later, a business partnered with Ghana Airports Company Limited, to transform…
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AP Moeller-Maersk, one of largest ship owning companies, announced recently that it has invested over $1 billion in Ghana for the acquisition of ultra modern cranes and framework for their ports. Under the investment plan, seven ship-to-shore and ultra-modern gantry cranes have already arrived the main Ghanaian port of Tema and are set for inauguration…
For days, the historic Jamestown neighbourhood, which served as the city’s bustling port on the ocean and now is home base to scores of fishermen, is packed with people partying in the bright sun. “Our vision is to cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa by breaking creative boundaries and using art as a viable form to rejuvenate public spaces,“ says the festival’s statement of intent.