MAN, MINING, REAL ESTATE, AND DISREGARD FOR VEGETATION

When we look at our cities today, we can clearly see the interplay of interests contesting for power, positions and influence in shaping it.  Aside governments, real estate developers, slum dwellers, and others are carving out the design of our cities. The physical manifestation of these big forces is what has created the language ofContinue reading “MAN, MINING, REAL ESTATE, AND DISREGARD FOR VEGETATION”

ACCRA’S RAINFALL… RE-ENACTMENT OF RITUAL SHAME

Accra has tried not to be immune to floods. Every year, at the onset of the rains, even the slightest of rainfall, the capital city of Ghana floods. They shame us. They portray how we have not prioritized planning, let alone care about the safety of the people. Even more painful is the spectre ofContinue reading “ACCRA’S RAINFALL… RE-ENACTMENT OF RITUAL SHAME”

THE PERFECT MATCH (WHAT I WISH I KNEW ABOUT THE TILES I BOUGHT)

The art of cooking requires the use of the right cooking utensils and cutlery to serve the right dish. It would be an epic failure to use a spatula to serve soup. I can bet that the whole kitchen will become a mess right after this. Please do not try this at home!!!!! Well IContinue reading “THE PERFECT MATCH (WHAT I WISH I KNEW ABOUT THE TILES I BOUGHT)”

FROM KIOSK SLUMS TO CONTAINER HOUSING

Slums are not a new phenomenon. They have been with us long ago. This write up will open your eyes to why we see slums all over the major cities, what we all got wrong and how the proliferating of slums can be curbed. Slums are created because of the highest incidence of migration ofContinue reading “FROM KIOSK SLUMS TO CONTAINER HOUSING”