Introducing... GHfind News
The truth of the matter is that I don't have as much time to dedicate to GHfind as I would like. Nor are the resources currently available to hire a truly committed, competent employee. As such the project is suffering as a whole, especially in terms of expeditious completion of the database.
As such I decided to start a new sub-site called GHfind News, which can be found at the URL news.ghfind.net. It is basically a collection of links to news articles. Most of them are directly related to Ghana, but it also includes those pertaining to West Africa or other parts of the world in some cases.
When visiting the site you may notice that it is basically all text. This is intentional. First of all, as premised above, this method allows me to work on it while not having to spend time doing any kind of serious programming or design. But moreover it was intentionally designed after Drudge Report, a popular news site that is like 90% text.
I did some research on Drudge Report a while back and learned it is run by only three people. Yet it receives about one-billion visits monthly. So if the links are relevant, interesting and refreshed enough, Matt Drudge has proven that people will visit a news site even if it isn't the most-attractive.
So basically, GHfind News is a way for me to keep this overall project updated even at junctures where I can't dedicate substantial time to the online-business database, which is the true heart of this endeavor. But that being said, the ultimate goal is to create a news site which will ultimately attract a large, international following.