The Regions of Ghana constitute the first level of subnational government administration within the Republic of Ghana. As of 2020, there are currently sixteen regions, which are further divided for administrative purposes into 260 local metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (or MMDA’s).
The Greater Accra Region has the smallest area of Ghana‘s 16 administrative regions, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometres. This is 1.4 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the second most populated region, before the Ashanti Region, with a population of 5,455,692 in 2021, accounting for 17.7 per cent of Ghana’s total population.
The Greater Accra region is the most urbanized region in the country with 87.4% of its total population living in urban centres. The capital city of Greater Accra Region is Accra which is at the same time the capital city of Ghana.
The Amazing Places to See in The Greater Accra Region of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra. It is five acres in size. The mausoleum, designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.
It is the spot where Nkrumah made the declaration of Ghana’s independence. On the premises is a museum that has on display objects from various stages of his life. The building is meant to represent an upside-down sword, which in Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The interior boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker, surrounded by river-washed rocks. A skylight at the top in the mausoleum illuminates the grave. The mausoleum is surrounded by water, a symbol of life.
Christiansborg Castle (Osu Castle), also known as Fort Christiansborg or simply the Castle, is a 17th-century castle located on the shores of the vibrant township of Osu, in Ghana’s capital Accra, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean‘s Gulf of Guinea. The first substantial fort was built by the Danes and has changed hands between Denmark, Norway, Portugal, the Akwamu, Britain, and finally post-Independence Ghana, and was rebuilt numerous times. Christiansborg Castle is also unique among the castles and forts as for most of the castle’s history, it has been the seat of government in Ghana with some interruptions until the seat of government was moved to the Jubilee House.
The castle which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site and some areas around have since 2014 been undergoing archeological investigations. In 2017, the castle was converted into a Presidential Museum as part of Ghana’s 60th-anniversary legacy project. It is to be a state of the art museum which would house presidential artifacts, presidential papers, waxworks of our presidents and also on display are personal possessions of past leaders like books, artworks and items of clothing to allow us to honour appropriately their memories
Bojo beach is located at the delta of the Densu River and the Atlantic Ocean next to a fishing village. To access the beach, one has to take a boat ride accross the Densu River. Hotel Accomodation with swimming pool is on the main land. There are Restuarants and Bars on site and also at the Beach. The beach is very clean, and the natural setting is unique and lovely. Bojo Beach is located in graater Accra – about 30 minutes from the Airport or the city center. The beach is open 7 days in a week. Outside Food and Drinks are not allowed since there are Restuarans and Bars available to cater to your needs
W.E.B. DuBois Center
Alliance Artist Gallery
The well-respected Ghanaian artist Ablade Glover has established this famous art scene, which has become one of the most important art venues in Ghana. Three expansive art floors were exhibited in the cool marble gallery, exhibited by famous artists such as Owusu Ankomah and George Hughes, whose paintings reminiscent of Jean Michel Basquiat and Willem De Kooning, while other painters It is a new and upcoming artist such as Ebenezer Borlabie. Market, country and urban scenes are full of political satire – of course, Glover himself has caged characters and intermittent crowd scenes. There are also collectors’ works: Asafo logo appliqués and embroidered symbols; Akan and Ewe’s ancient banded knit Kente fabrics; African masks; and finely carved furniture. Also on display are crabs, running shoes and eagle-shaped full-size coffins. Everything is for sale. The Artists Alliance Gallery has been dedicated to bringing attention to traditional and contemporary African art worldwide. The mission of the gallery is to provide art connoisseurs with rich and authentic contemporary art and traditional African art, as well as value-for-money art services. The gallery has invested a great deal of time and energy to ensure that the artists and artworks displayed are made of high-quality materials and craftsmanship to ensure their longevity
Ghana National Museum
The National Museum of Ghana is in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. It is the largest and oldest of the six museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB).
The museum building was opened on 5 March 1957 as part of Ghana’s independence celebrations. The official opening was performed by the Duchess of Kent, Princess Marina. The Museum’s first Director was A.W. Lawrence.
Objects of archaeology, ethnography as well as fine art find place in the National Museum building.
Black Star Square, also known as Independence Square, is a public square in Accra, Ghana, bordered by the Accra Sports Stadium and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. The square often hosts the annual independence celebrations as well as other national events. It is currently the site for all civic and military parades in Ghana. It was completed in the year 1961, which coincided with the state visit of Queen Elizabeth’s II to Ghana. The Black Star Square is sited between The 28th February Road and The Accra’s Southern Coastline
In 1957, Kwame Nkrumah became the first prime minister and president of Gold Coast, now Ghana after gaining independence from the British. Kwame Nkrumah commissioned the construction of the square to celebrate the nation’s independence. It coincided with the visit of Queen Elizabeth II. Construction ended in 1961, and it was named Black Star Square. Kwame Nkrumah was the one who led Ghana, formerly Gold Coast to gain Independence from Britain. More on the Ghana Independence square can be found on wikipedia.