- Established in 1877 as the Capital of Ghana - Largest city in Ghana and a cornerstone in the development of the country.
- Large communications network, modern construction, and transportation and agriculture make the city the country’s primary administrative, economic, and political center. - Home to the National Museum, the University of Ghana, and the Center for National Culture
(University of Ghana)
- Tro-Tros, similar to American taxi-cabs, are the bulk of public transportation; are often in poor condition and over crowded
(Left: Tro-Tros/Right: Taxi)
- Poorly maintained, unpaved roads make for a rough ride through the outskirts of the city- Roads are constantly jammed with traffic. The absence of many stop-lights in town add to the congestion and disorganization of Ghanaian transportation.
- Dozens of unfinished homes and business buildings throughout the city- Construction started as soon as enough resources are accumulated. However, money or supplies often run out and the project goes unfinished.- Constant eye-sore for the city
- Source of constant concern for Ghanaian government- Insufficient waste management leads to improper disposal of trash by residents
- Burning of trash adds to smog, poor air quality
- Waste can end up in sewers, drains, thus contaminating the water- Many households, especially in rural areas directly outside of the city collect water daily