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A hilarious political play in Ghana? #ICantThinkFar

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My friend and Presec yearmate +Latif Abubakar has become one of the best playwrights in Ghana. We didn't have to do #DivorceOrSuicide after seeing #WhatCanComeCanCome so we went ahead to #ThankGodForIdiots anyway. And then we eventually had to go see#MallamsAndPastors because in this Ghana, its the thing to do.

If you didn't realise, these hashtags are all plays that Latif has directed and his Globe Productions has produced. There's also Gallery of Comedies. But you've deciphered this by now, Latif stages really hilarious plays - comedies. He's back with another play - #ICantThinkFar. If you said "#ICantThinkMadness" after you're in tune with the times and trends in Ghana. So surely, you can imagine that this new I Can't Think Far play would be timely, trendy, terrific, teary-eyed-funny and tantatlizing.

The best part for me about the play is that there is a tour and it would be showing in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Takoradi and Ho. Wanna get free tic…

It's #WuzuTime! The Uncompromising Passion book launch is here!

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I've blogged about my longtime Eyram Akofa Tawia several times. You can read some of the blogs here. Living An African Success Story. Leti Games - building computer games in Africa. Leti Games named amongst Ghana's Innovation Heroes. Leti Games unveils iWarrior (iPhone App) & Kijiji (J2Me). I helped inspire +Eyram Tawia to write a book! Yes, a whole book! It has been published and it is being launched on Friday. Yes, this Friday. One of these blog posts is in the book. So you have to get the book :-)

You'd hear Eyram and the +Mighty African himself on the +Citi97.3FM Business Edition with +Benkoku Avle tomorrow on the Citi Breakfast Show. You can't miss the book launch at +Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology on Friday @ 6pm. Eyram has touched many people, at +Barcamp Ghana like Barcamp Ho and +Junior Camp Ghana events like Junior Camp Ketasco!

You can order the book via this link on Amazon. I wrote this press release to announce the book launch, etc. It…

A trip around Ghana with Aero Shutter

I love traveling around Ghana. I think I have been to more places than the AeroShutter drones have been. Arguably. I think I might get a drone one of these days. The AeroShutter drone have been around paa!
See these lovely images they've captured.

Skintight video
Spot the drone! #SkinTight music video! pic.twitter.com/PD1ah43s9w — AeroShutter (@AeroShutter) March 12, 2016
Mole National Park
The Lana Pond in the heart of Mole National Park. pic.twitter.com/L3ZTqduK8O — AeroShutter (@AeroShutter) December 1, 2015
Sofo line Interchange
Kumasi Kumasi! The sofo line interchange.... pic.twitter.com/PMGsSD9jSh — AeroShutter (@AeroShutter) December 2, 2015
Zaina Lodge bird's eye view
Zaina Lodge at bird's eye view! pic.twitter.com/otDcp6v4pE — AeroShutter (@AeroShutter) November 29, 2015
New government hospital video
Footage of a new hospital project by the government. pic.twitter.com/ma7DtCv8PI — AeroShutter (@AeroShutter) October 7, 2015
New Protea Hotel in Takoradi
The a…

Let's #volunteeringh for National Volunteer Day - #NVDay16

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3 years ago, the +GhanaThink Foundation started the National Volunteer Day! It's still going strong. It has spread all across the country and spurred a spirit of volunteerism in Ghana. The impact is enormous and continues to grow with volunteer activities all year round. Read the press release below prepared by +Ghana Volunteer Program lead +Ela Asare. Kudos to her and her team of +Enock Seth Nyamador+Adelina Martey+Felix Nartey+William Osilaja Boampong and +Gerald Sowah for organizing this. The Ghana Volunteer Program (GVP) is a program being run by theGhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. National Volunteer Day, which falls around the 21st of September each year, is our major activity. It was instituted as part of GVP in 2013. This year, National Volunteer Day activities can be organized on 17th, 18th, 21st, 24th & 25th September 2016 as well as other nearby dates. The initiative aims to get as many people as possible in Ghana to volunteer their time…

Internet Of Things (IoT) use in Ghana

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In the recent beautiful Ghana Weekly Tech Roundup sent recently by +Claude Ayitey, he added that the WAZIUP Internet of Things Project Launches In Accra+iSpace Foundation is part of a number of organizations working on this cool WAZIUP "Internet of Things (IoT)" project, centered around agriculture. He also added that Vodafone M2M Is Now Vodafone Internet of Things, but you know of that because I blogged about that already. So I started wondering, how are Ghanaian organizations using IoT? Yes, we are. #Morevim to us!

I've known about Herman Chinery-Hesse, the Bill Gates of Africa, for a long time. I love how he and his team at SoftTribe, arguably the largest software development company in Ghana, focuses on developing tropically tolerantsolutions for this environment. Kwamena Bolton, the technical director of SoftTribe said that they have over the last few years been focusing some research and development on UAV / Drone technology. Kwamena said: "We are developing …

Strengthening networks for an internet of things economy

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Thanks to technology services, there is a lot of data about users and uses cases, which allow organizations to be smarter and technology to work even better. In addition to this value in data explosion, there is enormous growth in intelligent use of the data. Platforms must orchestrate the data in hand to deliver value. They have to help users shift out the requisite information out of the chaff they see. The attention span of users and subscribers for that matter is very minimal, and so they
need to be served with relevant information and data they need quickly and conveniently.

We celebrate our mobile phone penetration in Ghana (35 million subscriptions for a nation of 25 million people), We have multiple devices connecting us for communication, but there is a wide range of other connected devices. By 2025, there would be 9 billion connected devices. Ghanaians must be part and parcel of those numbers with a lot of IOT use.  There has been very small uptake with mobile application u…

Understanding & making use of the Internet Of Things revolution

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The internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles and buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, network connectivity, etc - that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. That's what Wikipedia says. With IoT, internet connectivity is extended beyond computers, tablets and phones to a whole wide of range of devices and use cases that will really blow your mind. The 4th Industrial Revolutionis here! That means we need great #internet4all as well.

Various companies around the world use Internet Of Things to manage fleet while monitoring mileage and even engine health. IoT is useful in monitoring parking spaces availability in city congested areas. Even Diageo is joining fun whereby messages are sent out when a Johnny Walker bottle is opened! IoT can also be used in payment processing based in location or activity duration for public transport, gyms, theme parks, etc.

It can be also used to monitor the quality of tap water in citi…

Vodafone Ghana champions Internet of Things with expert workshop

Many telecommunication companies around the world have been at the forefront of scaling innovation. Thanks to their huge subscription bases and financial muscle, they are also some of the best organizations to drive this. Due of user churn amongst other reasons, these telcos spend a lot of money on marketing as well. As companies that adopt technology and in many ways stay on top of trends, they also promote a lot of innovation in their marketplace. Vodafone Ghana is priming to continue this in Ghana and be a market leader.  It is in this light, that they are promoting the internet of things (IoT).

Vodafone Ghana organized a workshop recently at the Labadi Beach Hotel on June 27, 2016 to educate Ghanaians more on IoT. In attendance were many Ghanaian content and web developers.
What is IoT? It is seen as an amalgation of IT & OT. IT is about people talking to people, while OT is about machines talking to machines.  IoT is about machines and objects talking to machines and objects …