Ghanaians Step Up

There’s nothing like the end of the year to put the feisty into people, is there? And why not? Now is as good a time as any to stand up and make a statement. Ghanaians, unsurprisingly, are among those that want to make sure they’re heard. They’re moving onwards and upwards, and even when they’re not speaking, they’re saying a lot.

MeQasa.com is one of those companies that are making a strong stand in Ghana. They’ve just secured $500,000 of investment funds. This money is planning to take the online real estate classified business in Ghana to the next level. Expats may already have an understanding of Zillow, an American company that does much the same. MeQasa is set to move in the same direction. This is good news for Ghanaians looking for more information whenever they’re looking for a new home. And, this may just signal the advent of additional facilities to information across the board.

But, that’s just the beginning of what’s happening in Ghana these days. Local fashion is making a scene. It’s not just the artists and fashionistas these days. With a hipster photographer ensuring coverage of local talent, the international news is beginning to notice. If you’ve ever spotted DJ Evans Mireku Kissi dropping beats on the streets of Accra, you know just where we’re going with this. And, if you haven’t seen it first hand, you may have seen Francis Kokoroko’s work. This uber-talented photographer is capturing the textures and moods associated with the sensational looks of Kissi and crew.

Culture is one thing; sport is another. And this is the biggest news of the moment. GFA, the Ghanaian Football Association has let the British High Commission know that they stepped out of line when accusing senior Ghanaian football officials of appropriating funds in a FIFA-esque style. With the British High Commission steps away from a building clearly built with the money they accused officials of stealing. It’s standing up in a way that you can only do at the end of the year.

And, speaking of football, it’s time to battle it out against Cote d’Ivoire for the final position in the West Africa Zone B group for Rwanda 2016. That’s important now and for the whole of next year, and that’s all we can focus on at the moment.

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