#CITITRENDS S03 EP 26: The Technology of Fashion, Ghana Cyber Security Week AND #MOBEX17 Closes

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Another packed show for you!

Chloe Asaam joins me for a chat about technology and how it is disrupting the fashion industry in Ghana.

We then spoke about the Ghana Cyber Security week happening next week and then brought you voices from #MOBEX17.

All that, plus the apps and trending segments of the show.

Press Play and enjoy.

 

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Uber launches in Kumasi

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L-R: Fredrick Frimpong; Greenlight and Operations Manager, Uber Ghana, Jackie Omotalade; Policy Lead West Africa, Uber, Alon Lits; General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber and Kofi Agyare; Country Manager, Ghana at the launch of Uber in Kumasi.

The technology company, credited with disrupting the transportation space in across the world, has extended its services into Kumasi, making it the second city in Ghana and the 616th globally.

In a ceremony to mark the event, Alon Lits, General Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber said: “We are immensely pleased to bring a technologically enabled transport system to the people of Kumasi. With it, Uber will provide them with an alternative way to get from point A to B, and ensure that they’re able to achieve their basic, everyday goals – whether they be business people, students or corporate workers – Uber is here to help support their socio-economic objectives.

The Kumasi launch was preceded by the launch of Accra, Ghana’s capital city in 2016. The company insists its operations in Ghana have seen marked improvement over the period.

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Cross-section of Uber Greenlight Hub experts at the launch of Uber in Kumasi

Despite its successes, the company has come under pressure in recent weeks following agitation from various taxi unions and groups who contend the company is breaching Ghana’s tax laws.

According to Elon however: “Uber is an innovative, pro smart regulation company; we intend to collaborate with government and work with necessary stakeholders to ensure that we create world-class, affordable systems that create economic opportunities, improve efficiencies and reduce emissions.”

On his part, Country Manager Ghana at Uber, Kofi Agyare added: “Since Uber launched in Accra in 2016, key members of the Uber Policy and Operations teams have been constantly engaging with relevant policy makers, regulators and stakeholders to showcase the benefits that technology can bring to public transport. We are convinced that if we continue to work together with the government, we can achieve our goal of continued creation of economic opportunities.”

 

The Uber network is now available in over 600 cities in over 80 countries spanning 6 continents.

#CitiTrends S02 Ep25: Social Media Research, The Ghana Election case

Magnifying Glass - Social NetworkWith just a few days to Christmas, it is very clear that we are excited.

On the show this week, we talk research and elections. Maximus Ametorgoh (@maxihere) of PopOut conducted and predicted the outcome of the 2016 elections quite accurately and he shares with us how he did it and also shares some lessons on using social media to conduct credible research.

The usual suspects are not far away and they join in for a great conversation.

Enjoy.

Why You?

Dark skies, faultless stars

nightly whistles and lovers moans

Noises of our night

Sounds of our moments

The aroma of your self

The freedom of your smile

The entrapment of your touch

The sturdiness of your passion

My sense of courage has eloped

Far into the distance with my faith

My desires are blank, it haunts me

Liberation it seeks, Salvation it desires

The fault lines in your gracious dreams

The inconsistency of your emotional awareness

The rough edges that frame your perfection

The busyness of your calming smile.

I want you.

Every fibre of my existence wants you

Every sentence i speak wreaks of my desire to have you

Every waking moment i spend wondering

Why you?

Love Reborn

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The stars illuminate the dark skies through which I journey

There is peace here

A peace I have not known for many days

A peace that makes my heart heavy

My heart swells with an imbalance of raging emotion

A severe need to tell you

I truly love you.

 

The African sun stirs in the distance

The red turns orange and turns yellow and turns turquoise and turns blue and turns black

All in one graceful expression of self

There is a freedom here

A freedom that allows mortal men a glance into their souls

Here, I feel the freedom to tell you that I love you.

 

Words fail me now

There is a weightlessness in my being

Yet my beating heart finds ground

As I steal through the vast expanse of this wilderness of sky

These wings give me flight

I fly into a life uncharted

I fly into a life with you.

 

I am afraid

We all are

Yet when I look across the horizon

I see life reborn

I see clouds enjoined

I see the beacon flashing us home

I see a love i have known and trust

I see me and you.