Monday, August 20, 2007

Social Networking Craze in Ghana.

Myspace might not be popular in African Countries but other social networking sites are extremely popular. I decided to find out which one's were most popular amongst Ghanaians.

Hi5 Men 88000 + Women 33000 = 121000 100,180

Wow. What a cash cow waiting to be milked. I don't think that social networking sites understand the huge potential here. To understand how significant this is, lets look at some figures about Ghana.

General Population = 22,931,299
Literacy rate = 13,000,000
GDP per capita = $2,700.00

It costs about $1.00 an hour to browse the Internet.

What are social networking sites doing to tap this huge potential? Advertising could be huge here. Don't you think?


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Work on an ICT post office at Sekondi begins

The management of Ghana Post has decided to include Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) facilities to post offices in the country.

Mr Kofi Dua-Adonteng, Managing Director of Ghana Post who announced this said a post office equipped with ICT facilities was ideal with the current development in information technology. He was speaking at a sod cutting ceremony for the construction of a GH=A2 140,000 (1.4 billion cedis) post office equipped with Internet facilities and a conference hall at Sekondi.