I was sitting in a trotro heading towards Adenta after a long day in Adabraka. I headed out knowing that it would take me a while to complete my journey due to traffic. When the trotro got to the HIPIC junction, I found myself thinking and thinking really hard. I just wanted to get home soon but the journey was long, quiet and pensive. All four lanes were filled and moving at a go-slow pace. As we approached the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange, we were still moving so slow, I wondered how bad this situation would be if we still had the Tetteh Quarshie roundabout which had only one lane. No be small thing o.
So one of the very peculiar problems I've been looking to solve--to no avail is this:
How do you participate in the global economy when you are in Ghana?
Let me give a specific example.
A young web design firm in Accra run by one of my friends is doing good business but they have a fundamental challenge. This is the challenge they have: their clients--mostly mid-sized Ghana-based entities--want to put up business-card websites. You would think that was an easy thing to want but a close look at the steps involved makes it obvious that it isn't so easy.
To get a website up and running you need two things: