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Hyperlinked Telephone Numbers to Exclude International Calling Code (+233) Prefix

GHfind is designed in such a way whereas if you visit the site on a mobile device, the search results from the database include hyperlinked telephone numbers to the business entities listed so that they can be easily contacted directly.  A few months ago I decided to add Ghana's international calling code (+233) to these telephone numbers so that if someone is calling from outside the country, they wouldn't have to bother to add it.
However I have now decided to remove the calling code henceforth.  And there are two reasons for this decision.  One is that the database has been conceptualized in such a way whereas it is meant to encourage business transactions moreso internally than externally.  In other words most of the businesses listed probably aren't going to be contacted by foreigners in the first place.  And secondly, the main reason I'm now excluding the country code is because when you do click the hyperlink to make a call, when the phone number appears with th…

Out With the Old, In With the New

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It's with somewhat of a sad heart that I'm hear to announce that, as of today, I will discontinue working on GHfind News.  I really enjoyed laboring on that aspect GHfind and maybe one day will re-commence.  But as of now, no one is really visiting that side of the site.
What I've decided to do instead is embark on a new project called GHfind Music.  To make a long story short, this weekend I found myself chillin' out at the Arts Centre with one of my old homeys, Jeovah Playass.  Anyone who is familiar with that part of Accra knows that it is largely populated by Rastafarianss.  And anyone who is really familiar with the homeys there would also know that many of them are musicians.

The Arts Centre is a part of Accra where a lot of foreigners (under normal circumstances) visit.  As such many of the Rastas have foreign homeys who try to help out their plight when they can.  For instance Playass, who is a musician himself, was telling me he gave his old CD, entitled Scrip…

"The Value of Our Worth" by Ken Divine

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This post isn't anything directly Ghana-related.  But rather its purpose is to promote a book my big bro, Ken Divine, just published entitled The Value of Our Worth.  And I decided to do so on this blog since I had the pleasure of editing the work myself.

The Value of Our Worth centers on the plight of female athletes.  More specifically, it focuses on women basketball players at all levels (elementary, high school, collegiate and professional).  I knew that female athletes in traditionally male sports tend to face criticism, but this novel proved to be an eye-opener in terms of some of the discouraging sh*t they have to go through.


My personal-favorite part of the book was the dialogue.  It is also quite-intriguing, almost like a movie.  In fact I told Ken that he would have to by all means come out with a sequel to tie-up some of the lingering storylines.  Additionally for some strange reason I found myself favoring the book's antagonists.


Also it should be noted that it is …

Land for Sale in Somanya (University of Environment & Sustainable Development)

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I have a homey named Joe Tetteh who owns large swarths of land within and adjacent to Somanya, with Somanya being a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana.  He's into a lot of different businesses, but his primary economic activity is mango farming and exporting.  And accordingly he owns a company called JoeTex Farms.

Thus most of his land is actually dedicated to that activity.  However he also sells some for residential and commercial purposes.  In fact to my knowledge he's the one who sold the land which the Government used to erect the soon-to-be-commencedUniversity of Environment and Sustainable Development.
So with the university itself being situate on the main (Accra-Kpong) road, he still owns the acres of land behind it.  And recently he took me back there and said that he wanted me to market it on GHfind.  So the purpose of this post is to compile the related information I've accumulated thus far.  And I'd like to start with some pics from when he took me out t…