As a lover of technology, I’m always looking for up to date news on what’s happening in the tech world with regards to energy, transportation, finance, mobile apps etc. When I got back to Ghana in 2012, I wasn’t aware of the various startups and technology apps that lots of people were pushing and building. But news about the tech world in Ghana sometimes isn’t … Continue reading Welcome To Tech Nova
So over the past few months, I said I was working on something cool. I then followed up that this blog was going through a transition. Well, I can reveal what’s been happening behind the scenes. I have a pretty busy schedule but I think this is worth it, even if it means lack of sleep. So the new venture I’m working is called: Tech … Continue reading Transitioning…90% Complete: Say Hello To Tech Nova
It was a hot Wednesday afternoon when I walked into the head office of Standard Chartered Bank at Accra High Street. I was meeting up with the Digital Banking Team from Standard Chartered including the Head Of Retail banking as well as the Head of Digital Banking. It was close to 12:30pm when we walked into the office of Henry Baye, head of Retail Banking … Continue reading Standard Chartered Bank Wants To Lead The Way In Digital Banking In Ghana. It Looks Like They Might Have A Head Start
Power to the people! After WhatsApp rolled out it’s “Snapchat” update where users had to use pictures, gifs and videos instead of text for their status updates, I went on a rant, asking WhatsApp to give bring back the text status update feature. It looks like me and several other people got our voices heard. After feedback from users, WhatsApp is bringing back text updates. … Continue reading WhatsApp Text Updates Are Coming Back!
Today, I read a story on a couple of news websites that the Driver Vehicle and License Authority (NVLA) in collaboration with the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) want to install dedicated traffic cameras on roads by June 2017. The aim is to prevent reckless driving and correct driver behavior. That sounds like a great idea right? Well… That would be an innovative idea. But … Continue reading On Sight: DVLA + NRSC Wants To Install Dedicated Traffic Cameras. Haven’t We Seen This Story Before?
I’ve seen a lot of posts this week about mental health and depression. This is all related to a couple of stories which came out that two female students had committed suicide in a span of one week. One was reported to have killed herself because of a heartbreak while the cause of other girl can’t be confirmed. But from what has been reported, it … Continue reading Disconnected: Have We Become A Disconnected Society Even Though We’re All “Connected”?
*(TL;DR: People don’t seem to post comments and have online discussions on Ghanaian websites and blogs but do have more online discussions on Facebook and Twitter) *This will make more sense after you read the post* If you’re on social media, you’ve probably realized that a lot of discussions about issues or trends tend to happen on Twitter timelines or Facebook feeds. The same can’t be … Continue reading Ghost Town: Where Are The Online Discussions And Comments On Ghanaian Blogs and Websites?
Not long ago, Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the process for applying for passports was going digital. Ghanaians were finally going to be able to apply and pay for passports from the comforts of their phones and offices and skip all the queues. Well, that was supposed to be the case. Turns out, it’s not really like that at all. So apparently, the … Continue reading Ghana’s Online Passport Service Doesn’t Seem To Have Gone Fully “Digital”
This week, there was a story in the news about a Lebanese manager at Marwako who assaulted a member staff. The victim claims that the manager shoved her face into ground pepper that was being blended because the manager felt that she was ruining what appeared to be a faulty blender. To make matters worse, the manager looked her in a room for several hours. Marwako … Continue reading #BoycottNation: Social Justice Or Overreactions
Today, I woke up to a very strange update from WhatsApp. Apparently, the team behind the app thought it was a good idea to add a functionality where you can post your status in pictures and text which appear for 24 hours before its deleted. There’s another app that does that: Snapchat. Snapchat has that same functionality where users post pictures and videos and people … Continue reading Bring Back My WhatsApp!