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Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?




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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Accra-Tema Motorway: Is this the Extent of our Bilingualism (Vitesse / Speed)?


Less an indictment about Ghana's bilingual policy (we are bordered by francophone Togo to the east of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to the West)and more an excuse to reveal some information about the Accra-Tema motorway, I could only cull this from another source:


When the Accra-Tema Motorway was opened to traffic in 1964, it was mainly to link two major cities — Accra, the national capital, and Tema, the emerging industrial and port city.

At that time, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, the visionary, foresaw heavy vehicular traffic building between the two cities, reaching its peak when his dream of transforming Tema into the industrial hub of the newly-independent Ghana began to materialise.

Those who were old enough will recollect that in those days once one exited Accra, the only place of call was Tema, unless, of course, one was continuing towards Ho and beyond or Aflao, the country’s eastern gateway.

Today, 43 years later, the Accra-Tema Motorway cannot be said to be playing the same role envisaged at its inauguration.

The Motorway now carries heavy traffic destined for not only Tema and its numerous satellite settlements on the east but also for new communities that have sprung up on the western side...


It may interest you to know that the motorway is a few years younger than Britain's M1 motorway...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to read that the motorway is still busy.

Paz

Kris McCracken said...

First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

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