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?
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”
Above Image credit: Rivaliq.com Governments all over the world are neck deep into a surge in demand for better people centric initiatives and a delivery of campaign promises faster primarily through social media. Progressive governments both at national and state levels in turn are leveraging this same new media to meet the demands of their citizens. Governments, worldwide, have social media accounts daily communicating with … Continue reading The Social Media Wave: Is Ghana’s Government Getting Left Behind?
Never trust government when they give deadlines. After promising to migrate from analogue to digital TV by September 2017, the Minister of Communications designate, Ursula Owusu, said that the deadline is likely to be extended due to technicalities. It seems like financing is a major part of those technicalities. This is not the first time the digital TV migration deadline has been pushed back. The initial … Continue reading Looks Like Ghana Will Miss The 2017 Deadline For Digital Terrestrial Migration (DTV)
A couple of months ago, while I was sitting in my car, I got robbed of my cellphone. If you’re been hearing stories of people stealing stuff from people’s cars by distracting them while in traffic, that’s exactly what happened to me. I’ve heard a lot of stories from people who had their cars broken into, robbed at ATMs and in the streets and this stuff … Continue reading Surveillance State: Will CCTV Surveillance Make Accra Safer?
I’ve been thinking about this for a while but haven’t had the chance to sit down and write a piece on it. But I got inspired to write down my thoughts. I had a little discussion with Edem Kumodzi (@edemkumodzi) on twitter last night. We were talking about a comment that the president made concerning bribery with police on our streets. The president made a … Continue reading Watching The Watchmen: Can Body Cameras Help In Reducing Corruption Of Police In Ghana?
(You can now download the Accra Flash Flood Forecasting App on the Google Play store) On Friday, I was invited to an event where the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) debuted their new Flash Flood Forecasting app. Officially dubbed the Accra Flash Flooding Forecasting App (That’s a mouthful!) The project was undertaken by NADMO in partnership with the United Nations Development Program. The app was developed to help … Continue reading Accra Flash Flood Forecasting App Officially Released by NADMO
If you live in Accra, you should already be familiar with the absurd traffic that occurs in Accra almost everyday on the roads. Frankly, it seems to be getting worse everyday. A 10 minute trip could be take an hour to complete when there’s a traffic involved. Now, I try not to pay attention to politics because it’s just not my thing but sometimes I … Continue reading Will A Smart Intelligent Traffic Light System Help Ease Traffic In Accra?
On 4th March 2013, with much fanfare, President Mahama cut the sod for the commencement of the project known as “Hope City”. Hope City was to feature a cluster of buildings and facilities to serve as an ICT Park. The city was to have over 50,000 workers, all working in the field of information and communications technology who would be engaged in the design and manufacturing of software and hardware for local consumption and … Continue reading What Happened To Hope City?
It’s your favorite tech blogger again. Here with some few impressions from Africa Mobile Expo 2016 in Accra. The Africa Mobile Expo (known as Mobex) is a three day event for the tech industry to showcase their products. The event also features where panel members talk about specific themes. This year’s event was about the Digital Economy. Entering the Accra conference centre, you’re instantly surrounded … Continue reading Welcome to #Mobex 2016 Day 1 (Technically Day 2)