Sunday, 27 January 2013
The picture you see here is what remains of a ghastly accident Saturday evening on the Spintex Road in Accra. It was preventable. A truck with a long trailer had been parked on the road for weeks, according to witnesses. There was no waring of any sort on a road that is notorously dark at night.
On Saturday night a tro-tro minibus ploughed straight into the trailler of the parked truck and three people died on the spot, according to witnesses I spoke to.
Today, the truck has been towed away. Could it not have been towed away all those weeks? And look at this: after towing away the truck and the wrecked bus they left this dangerous debris on the road. Tonight a motorcyclist or even a small vehicle will run onto the stone and glass; disaster will ensue then it will be swept away. That is how things are done here.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Monday, 14 January 2013
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Today is the last day of Christmas, or to put it more precisely the last day of the Christmas festive period. In some Christian traditions January 6th is an important day, but even in secular Western societies this is the day the Christmas tree and all decorations are removed.
Fittingly, this afternoon the Ghana Association of Writers will organise the first GAW Sunday and get-together to usher us into the new year and also brings the curtain down on Christmas.
Those in Accra who can make it are invited to PAWA HOUSE, ROMAN RIDGE from 4 to 7pm.
Saturday, 5 January 2013
I watched a Nigerian film last night and was impressed by its bold attempt to address a serious issue - the caste sysyem that exists in parts of the country. In that system a group of people, similar to their Indian counterparts are described and condemned as outcasts.
It just ocurred to me that Ghanain movies are not addressing the big social, economic and political issues of the day. Even the old formula of boy-meets-girl to which our movies are stuck can still explore the big themes.
I have to admit I don't watch movies much so maybe I am missing something?