Technology will disrupt how Farmers operate in Ghana

Do you recall the year of ‘83 in Ghana?

It was the year of the harshest famine ever to be recorded in the nation’s history. Stories are told of how uncooked mounds of ‘kenkey‘ were distributed to long queues of people- queues that would not move for hours. Stories are also told of how people would eat unripe fruits and even leaves just to stave off their hunger. The year was one of the nation’s darkest times and a reminder of how fast and how hard we can fall if we are unprepared for the future.

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Social Media- My Poison, My Elixir

Recently, I had a conversation with one of the great musicians in our country Ghana and it was an eye-opener. Not that I didn’t have knowledge about the conversation but her point of view gave me a whole new level of understanding. She came out one time on her Instagram platform about the extent to which social media in general affected her and she encouraged others to share their stories if they have any. While I expected good stories about how social media has helped in improving their lives, all I saw was the negativity which has left a mark in their lives forever. Inasmuch as they wish to do away with it, it is never easy.

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Snap Your Fingers – It’s Music Time!

Music is universally recognised as ‘soul food’. It is believed that the soul just like the body requires sustenance, so it is almost impossible to go through the day without ‘feeding your soul’. The consumption of music has increased exponentially because of technological advances. Ghana’s music industry is one of the fastest growing in the country. It offers Ghana an opportunity to promote our national culture. It has also been used on several occasions to put across social and political messages and has proven to be a great avenue for transmitting information. Messages that are otherwise shunned are somehow easier to listen to and even accept when it is transmitted through music. The internet has also become an effective medium for accessing music- both by streaming or downloading it directly.

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