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Ghana: Accra Urban Profile 2009

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT). 2009. Ghana: Accra Urban Profile. (pdf, 2.6MB) Nairobi, HABITAT.

The urban profiling is a rapid and action-oriented urban assessment of needs and capacity-building gaps at national and local levels. It is currently being implemented in over 20 countries in Africa and the Arab states. The urban profiling uses a structured approach where priority interventions are agreed upon through consultative processes.The urban profiling methodology consists of three phases: (1) a rapid participatory urban profiling at national and local levels, focusing on governance, informal settlements, gender and HIV/AIDS, environment, and proposed interventions; (2) detailed priority proposals; and (3) project implementation. The urban profiling in Ghana encompasses profiles of Accra, Tamale, and Ho, each published as a separate report.

This report constitutes a general background, a synthesis of the four themes: governance, informal settlements, gender and HIV/AIDS, and environment – and priority project proposals.

Table of Contents
Executive summary 6
background 8
GOVERNANCE 13
slums 15
GENDER AND HIV/AIDS 17
ENVIRONMENT 20
PROJECT PROPOSALS Governance 23
Slums 25
Gender and hiv/aids 27
urban Environment

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Ghana – Beware! Unhygienic foods sold on the streets of Accra

October 7, 2008 Leave a comment

Upon several warnings by the Regional Health Directorate, on the confirmed cases of cholera in the Accra metropolis, some hawkers, especially young women, still sell unhygienic foods on the streets of Accra.

It has come to the notice of the Accra File that some sellers have inculcated the habit of selling food, anywhere, especially just under traffic lights, and even from one habitat to the other.

Some of these foods include Jollof rice, plain rice, plantain and stew and waakye.

But before buying these foods, one should ask, do these sellers go through the right hygienic procedures when preparing these foods?

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