Imagine you're on a trip to Koforidua, Ghana, and you want to visit the best local fufu bar. How would you find out the best bar without asking someone? How would you get there?
Just as the above scenario is difficult to resolve, so is the business of finding relevant Ghanaian content on the Internet. I've had the experience of sifting through scores and scores of websites on occasion without finding the desired information that I sought. Dorothy Gordon, Director -General of Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, addressed this issue during the recently held Citi FM-Google Ghana conference on Internet bandwidth.
Dorothy's submission sparked three lingering questions on my mind:
1. What importance do Ghanaians place on playing the lead role in developing, uploading and accurately representing local information online?
2. How can Ghanaian culture and languages be effectively expressed within the context of 21st century web culture?
3. In what ways are Ghanaian businesses exploiting the web as a powerful communication channel to reach their customers?
These questions apply to the rest of Africa as they do to Ghana. If you have some answers or an opinion on any of the issues, please don't hesitate to let us know. Over to you!