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THE PEOPLE OF OLD ACCRA WELCOME PARTICIPANTS TO GHANA FOR THE PSUP TRAINING WORKSHOP (19 TH TO 24 TH SEPTEMBER, 2011 AT BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL) GA.

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1 THE PEOPLE OF OLD ACCRA WELCOME PARTICIPANTS TO GHANA FOR THE PSUP TRAINING WORKSHOP (19 TH TO 24 TH SEPTEMBER, 2011 AT BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL) GA MASHIE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 1 ACCRA METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY

2 Old Accra: Our History Our Home

3 GHANA IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT

4 ACCRA IN THE NATIONAL CONTEXT

5 Old Accra comprises Ussher Town and James Town, which is still referred to as Ga Mashie. It forms the historical core of Accra and covers an area of 98 hectares (see map). It is located in the south of the city, extending to the Atlantic Ocean, and is bounded in the west by the lagoon, in the north by the industrial zone and in the east by the business district. GA MASHIE (OLD ACCRA) IN THE CITY OF ACCRA CONTEXT

6 HISTORICAL FEATURES

7 Usher Town Korle Lagoon James Town

8 HISTORY OF GA MASHIE 1550s Establishment Of Great Accra at Ayawaso Hill Fort Crevacoeur Built Danish Fort built James Fort Built Great Accra Falls at hands Of Akwamu Formation of Quarters around forts Commercial Trade shifts to Accra s British buy Dutch Town And supplant Dutch Seat of British Gov. moves to Accra 1877 Earthquake Independence Jamestown Harbor moved to Tema Decentralization Of Government

9 Old Accra, Economic and Political Hub of the Country GA MASHIE IN THE 18 TH CENTURY

10 PROBLEMS AND ISSUES Pollution (Plastic waste, Beachfront, water pollution) Overcrowding (High density and inadequate living conditions) High Unemployment Levels Low Education and Literacy Levels Poor condition of Housing Conflicting and complex land ownership Out migration of elite, in-migration of Poor Expansion of the CBD commercial and economic activities to the detriment of cultural and heritage values

11  The revitalisation of Old Accra is targeted at the inhabitants of Old Accra including women, children, fishermen, the wider Ghanaian public, the tourist industry and investors. TARGET GROUP

12 Coastal architecture: forts, trading houses The Waterfront HISTORICAL FEATURES High Street Traditional Urban Fabric

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14 SOCIAL ISSUES Tourism 3 Education 5 Housing 2 Local Economic Development 4 Sanitation & Waste Management 1

15  The aim of the Ga Mashie housing Improvement Program is to improve housing and housing infrastructure and maintain heritage assets of the people of Ga Mashie through the creation of enabling conditions for public-community-private sector intervention.

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18 Development of core area would encourage development of beach front property for tourist attraction and improvement of local economy

19 Old Accra, Ghana

20 THANK YOU


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