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80345 title Ohene Djan Did Not Warrant Honour - Adjin Tettey accessdate 2007-04-06 date 28 April 2005 author Ghanaian Chronicle work Sports news publisher Ghana Home Page There has been ongoing controversy about the name of the stadium. On June 16 2011, the name 'Ohene Djan Stadium' on the stadium building was changed to 'Accra Sports Stadium' without any official announcement.

's Ga (Ga people) community who felt that a prominent Ga should be given the honor since the stadium is a centerpiece of downtown Accra. There has been ongoing controversy about the name of the stadium. On June 16

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;Cressman, p. 186 she returned to Norfolk for local battle practice until 1 October, then based her training at Bermuda, Cressman, p. 196 in the company of four new ''Sangamon''-class (Sangamon class escort carrier) escort carriers: ships converted from oil tankers to increase U.S. air power in the Atlantic Ocean. - 2. 22 January 2000 Accra Sports Stadium, Accra '''1'''–0 1–1 2000

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degrees in Business Administration, Management Information Systems and Computer Science. With an academic program designed in collaboration with 24 professors from Swarthmore College, University of California, Berkeley and University of Washington, Ashesi offers an educational experience unlike anything else available in West Africa today. - St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School Accra, Ghana - His father sent him at an early age to live with an uncle who was a school master in Warri, Delta State then Bendel State, Nigeria. He attended the Catholic School in Warri from 1933 to 1937. He attended Christ the Kings College, Onitsha for his secondary education from 1938 to 1942. In 1942 he attended the Higher College Yaba and then proceeded to Achimota School, Accra, Ghana. Resolution 1497 (2003) On 1 August 2003, the Security Council adopted Resolution 1497 (United Nations Security Council Resolution 1497) (2003), authorizing the establishment of a multinational force in Liberia and declaring its readiness to establish a follow-on United Nations stabilization force to be deployed no later than 1 October 2003. On 18 August 2003, the Liberian parties signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Accra. By that Agreement, the parties requested the United Nations to deploy a force to Liberia under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations to support the National Transitional Government of Liberia and assist in the implementation of the Agreement. With the subsequent deployment of the ECOWAS Mission in Liberia, the security situation in the country improved. '''Justice Ofei Akrofi''' (born 1942) is the Anglican Bishop of Accra (Ghana) and Archbishop (primate (primate (religion))) of the Church of the Province of West Africa. He was elected to that position in 2003. Anglican Communion News Service: Bishop Akrofi elected new Archbishop of West Africa Archbishop Akrofi studied in Ghana and in the United States at Central Connecticut State College (Central Connecticut State University) (now a university), receiving there B.Sc. and M.Ed. degrees, and Yale (Yale University), where he graduated in 1976 with a Master of Divinity degree. Later, he taught at Cape Coast University (Cape coast university) and the University of Ghana before serving as dean (dean (religion)) of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Accra and later as Bishop of Accra since 1996. In 2000, Akrofi received an honorary doctorate from Central Connecticut State University (Commencement at CCSU). ''Forrest'' sailed from Boston 15 June 1942 for NS Argentia (Naval Station Argentia), Newfoundland (Dominion of Newfoundland), to augment the escort of the aircraft carrier ''Ranger'' (USS Ranger (CV-4)) (CV-4), with whose force she returned to Newport (Naval Station Newport) on 22 June. On 1 July she sailed with the ''Ranger'' group for the coast of West Africa, where the carrier flew off Army (United States Army Air Forces) aircraft for the burgeoning base at Accra. Returning to Norfolk (Naval Station Norfolk) on 5 August, ''Forrest'' served in training operations, submarine searches, and coastal escort duty until 21 October, when she arrived at Bermuda to join the ''Ranger'' group for the invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch). She screened air operations covering the landings at Safi (Safi, Morocco), Casablanca, and Fedhala from 8 to 12 November, then served in an antisubmarine patrol in advance of an incoming convoy until 18 November. ''Forrest'' escorted a convoy to a point off Norfolk, then turned back to Bermuda to rendezvous with the cruiser ''Augusta'' (USS Augusta (CA-31)) (CA-31) with whom she returned to Norfolk 30 November. Service history ''Fitch''

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High School commonly known as ("Ahisco");, West Africa Secondary School, commonly known as "WASS"; the Accra Girls' School, commonly known as "Agiss"; Kaneshie Secondary Technical School ("Kateco"); the Armed Forces Secondary Technical; St. John's Grammar School; Action Senior High & Technical School ("Action"); and the City Secondary and Business College ("Cibusco"), among others. Universities

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, automobiles, (even in the city) when walking the streets. By taxi 270px thumb Nkrumah Memorial (File:Ghana Kwame Nkruma Memorial 3jun2005.jpg) To flag a taxi wave your arm with your finger pointed down to the ground. On a busy street you will have many taxis driving past trying to offer you their service by honking at you. There are very few Ghanaian cabs with meters. You must negotiate how much you are willing to pay before you start the trip. It is generally 3 cedis within the centre of town and 5-7 cedis to the airport or Accra Mall from the center. A rough mileage rate would be 1.5 cedis per mile. Try to ask someone local how much a trip to a certain location usually costs. Also make sure to haggle hard as most taxi drivers will often try to charge three times (or more) the going rate to foreigners. Relax, and don't show urgency. If the first taxi won't come down on his price, wait for another as they are plentiful. Do have an idea of your route, taxi drivers navigate by landmarks e.g. traffic circles, traffic lights, petrol stations - not street names - and make sure you have a local simcard in your phone so you can ring someone at your destination and pass the phone to the taxi driver. Taxis do not have to be so private, though, and it's exceedingly rare for Ghanaians to hire one privately (although they will assume that foreigners want a private one). The rate is in theory one fourth of a private ride, but, again, foreigners taking a private ride tend to get taken for a little extra. It's more confusing, to be sure, but chances are they are going in the direction they are already headed, and you can just ask if they're going towards a major landmark, especially a market. The problem with taxis, aside from the constant honking at foreigners, is that they '''don't know their way around''' Accra. No really, they won't have any idea where you want to go. They can't figure out maps either. The landmarks used by locals and cab drivers in no way align with those that are relevant to outsiders. Even worse, the cab drivers usually live kind of far outside the city center, and usually aren't even familiar with basic neighborhood names or the biggest attractions like Independence Square! Some useful landmarks that they will know are the major markets, Osu Castle, the Stadium, the financial center (Cedi Tower), the major traffic circles along Ring Rd, and major street names, from which you can try and direct them to where you want to go. Now, if you don't already know your way around, it's tough. Metered taxi There are some taxis with meters in them. These are generally more expensive, but you can be a little more sure about how much they will cost. Tro Tro TroTros are usually very crowded and dilapidated minivans ad minibuses that act as the city's public transit system. TroTros travel along a well known routes in the city, and stop at various points along the way (some stops have signs, others don't). As a TroTro approaches a stop, a "mate" (the driver's assistant) will usually yell out the side of the window where the TroTro is going. Many people die in trotro accidents every year, however typically those that die in trotro accidents die on highways in rural areas. Accidents causing death in Accra are relatively rare, in part due to traffic congestion. See *

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Adloff51 merged_into office Accra, Ghana people Hassan Summonu, secretary general The '''Accra Metropolis District''' is a district of Ghana in the Greater Accra Region. The district is considered Accra's city proper. Infrastructure The Dangme East District is conveniently located off the main connecting road between the Ghanaian capital of Accra and the Togolese capital of Lomé. Its proximity to Accra (about 120 km distance) and the good

connection with public transport make the district an obvious holiday and short-trip location. The quality of the road is good compared to similar roads around the country. Away from the main roads, tourists without their own transportation can get around easily with car or motorcycle taxis or boats. Since there are no schedules or regular routes transport is less predictable but in general a lot faster and better adjusted to the passengers needs. The '''Fanteakwa District''' is a district

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and there is WiFi. You'll appreciate the attentive staff, who make up for the indifferent management, awful food, and generally run-down facilities. * '''African Regent Hotel'''. The decor is great; hard to describe, but when you see it you'll immediately have a sense of what non-kitschy authentic African style should look like. And the hotel's dining room offers impeccable food for breakfast lunch or dinner. The sleeping rooms are clean, airy, and well-furnished, complete with in-room broadband, and flat


'''Accra''' which is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan conglomeration in Ghana by population, and the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa (List of metropolitan areas in Africa).

Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast (Atlantic Ocean) and extends north into Ghana's interior. Originally built around a port, it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast (Gold Coast (British Colony)) between 1877 and 1957. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city's architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings (colonial architecture) to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.

Accra serves as the Greater Accra region's economic and administrative hub. It is furthermore a centre of a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants and hotels.

The central business district of Accra contains the city's main banks and department stores, and an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana's government administration (Government of Ghana) is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and agricultural sectors, Atlantic fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing and chemicals.

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