Showing posts from March, 2018

Education Colleges Added to GHfind Database

I've recently entered contact information on all 41 colleges of education located in Ghana as listed by Wikipedia .  The breakdown for the number of these institutions per region is as follows: Accra - 2 Ashanti - 8 Brong Ahafo - 5 Central - 3 Eastern - 5 Northern - 4 Volta - 7 Upper East - 2 Upper West - 2 Western - 3 I commend those who have functioning websites complete with accurate contact information, and as for those who didn't I had to resort to third-party sites like T-Tel (and of course Facebook ), and in some cases even that wasn't sufficient. Currently I'm entering the information of all accredited higher-educational institutions in Ghana offering degree programs via the National Accreditation Board website .  These institutions seem more committed to having active websites, so hopefully compiling data for them should prove to be a more expeditious venture than for the colleges of education.

The Demise of GHfind Billboard

GHfind Billboard was a short-lived initiative whereas I sought a more prominent, individualized way to promote businesses in Ghana that is more multimedia-based than GHfind Phonebook since the latter is search-first and by and large doesn't incorporate any multimedia but is mainly composed of text.  Of course the first option was to use Facebook - GHfind as a billboard, but up until recently I've been having issues as in most of the URLs I posted seemed unable to extract images from their respective websites, which was imperative in making the posts more attractive.   Now I figured out how to rectify that problem, by simply adding a forward slash to the end of the URL, and since website addresses look better without the last slash once Facebook picks the images then I go back and remove it, but the images will still remain. GHfind Billboard was implemented partially based on an ideology of handcrafting ads, a very-uncommon practice in the age of robots, and in that regard

Vodafone Done Jacked My Credit

Vodafone has been linked by some independent researchers to the KKK . Vodafone Ghana has a system whereby customers can request a credit advance  (by dialling *505#) at a fee of 15% interest.  The amount they credit you is based on how much you usually spend topping-up and how fast you paid off previous debts.  To my knowledge the minimum they allot is GH₵1.00 (which now seems to have been raised to GH₵1.50), and the maximum is GH₵15.00.   If you take a long time paying off a previous loan, no matter how big it may have been, when you reapply Voda is only going to credit you the minimum advance, which again I think now has been raised to ₵1.50 because I borrowed for the first time today after taking like two weeks to payoff a previous advance, and that's what they gave me.  My goal was to just bundle some small data to conduct some light browsing throughout the day.  I didn't even want ₵1.50 because traditionally Vodafone has a daily bundle where you get like 50MB for ₵1.00,