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TitleLearning together makes strategic planning possible for fast growing Accra
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsVerhagen, J, Darteh, B, Adank, M, Osei-Tutu, H, Sharp, P, van Veenhuizen, R
Paginationp. 121 - 137; 3 boxes; 1 tab.; 1 fig.
Date Published2011-01-01
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, economic development, ghana accra, sanitation services, water supply

Ghana is one of the strongest growing economies in West Africa with a per capita GDP of US$ 2,700. In 2008, an estimated 82% of the population had access to improved water supply, but only 13% of the population had access to improved sanitation facilities (WHO/UNICEF, 2010). Accra is the administrative, political and commercial capital of Ghana and its fastest growing city. Over the last two decades, the metropolis has sprawled beyond the boundaries of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and currently covers what is often referred to as Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA). Adank et al. (2011) estimate that the 2007 population of Accra was 3.4-3.9 million people and that by 2030, the Accra population could be anywhere from 7.5 to 16 million. [authors abstract]


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