Greater Accra Regional Profile



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Greater Accra Regional Profile

Regional Profile

The Greater Accra Region is the smallest of the 16 Administrative Regions in terms of area, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometers or 1.4 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is bordered by the Eastern Region (at the north), the Volta Region (at the east), the Gulf of Guinea (at the south), and the Central Region (at the South). However, according to the just ended population and housing census, it has the highest human population of 5,455,692 accounting for 17.7% of Ghana’s total population. Greater Accra Region is the most urbanized region in Ghana with 87.4% of its total population living in urban centres. Not only is Accra the capital of Greater Accra but also Ghana.

Under the local government system, the region is divided into 29 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA’s) made up of 2 Metropolitan, 23 Municipal, and 4 Ordinary Assemblies. The NRSA is on the verge of setting up District Road Safety Committees at these levels to provide for road safety related services.

The National highway 1 (N1), National highway 4 (N4) and the National highway (N6) pass through the region

The blackspots on the N1 include:

  • Accra-Tema Motorway
  • Between Shiashie and Dzorwulu Junction
  • Between Apenkwa and Lapaz
  • Between Abeka/Abrantee Spot and Awoshie
  • Between CP (Abelemkpe roundabout) and Akweteyman
  • Between Mallam Junction and Weija Barrier

The blackspots on the N4 include:

  • Between Madina and Adenta Police Barrier
  • Between Frafraha and Dodowa Junction
  • Between Okponglo and UPSA Junction

That of the N6 include:

  • Between Kwame Nkrumah Circle and Caprice Junction
  • Between Alajo Junction and Apenkwa
  • Between Achimota Overhead and Ofankor Barrier.

Regional CIDs From January to November

Crash – 6,016

Injuries – 3,451

Deaths – 474

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