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  Accra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Accra, population 1,970,400 (2005), is the capital of Ghana.
Accra is home to the National Museum of Ghana, the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Archives of Ghana, and Ghana's central library.
On Accra's outskirts are Achimota Secondary School which was founded in 1924 and opened in 1927, and Presby Boys' Secondary School and some of the country's leading secondary schools and, 13km north at Legon, the University of Ghana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Accra,_Ghana   (733 words)

 Urban Cultivation in Accra
Exotic vegetables and ornamental crops from Europe were purposely grown to feed the European settlers and to beautify their residences; the cultivation of vegetables was confined to the residences of European civil servants and merchants and the castles and forts which served as both the seat of government and the homes of the colonial administrators.
Kufogbe notes that urban sprawl in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area is having a considerable impact on contiguous peri-urban areas, resulting in the conversion of agricultural land to residential uses, and suggests the urgent need to institute stringent measures to protect peri-urban agricultural land (Kufogbe (1996)).
Accra generates between 700 and 800 tons of municipal solid waste daily, and out of this 540 tons is organic and can be recycled into agriculture in the form of compost (Asomani-Boateng (1999)) collecting and disposing of these wastes constitute a critical problem facing city authorities.
www.cityfarmer.org /AccraRaymond.html   (7496 words)

 History of Accra
Accra was first settled at the end of the sixteenth century when the Ga people migrated there after leaving their previous settlement at Ayawso, ten miles north of Accra.
During the slave trade, however, Accra took on more importance due to the nearby forts (many of which were owned and controlled by the Dutch), a prominence that lasted until the abolition of the slave trade in 1807.
Until 1928, Accra was the main exporter of cocoa, and this was one of the main reasons for its rapid growth during the early twentieth century.
www.macalester.edu /geography/courses/geog261/eskidmore/history.htm   (1561 words)

ACCRA - The Council for Community and Economic Research conducted a research project that involved gathering budget data on state expenditures for economic development for FY 2005 and FY2006.
The expenditure data can be used by policy makers for ideas on new policy recommendations, state officers and agencies for comparing or and evaluating existing budget allocations, and economic development professionals for highlighting the spending in a particular state.
The 46th ACCRA Annual Conference was held in Charlotte, NC.
www.accra.org   (594 words)

 Analysis of ACCRA
THE BACKGROUND OF A.C.C.R.A. ACCRA was introduced February 12, 1997 in the House of Representatives by John Duncan of Tennessee and is designated H.R. 715 (105th Session of Congress).
ACCRA was drafted by the three chief organizational sponsors of the bill: Security on Campus (based in Pennsylvania and Tennessee), the Student Press Law Center (based in Tennessee), and the Society of Professional Journalists.
ACCRA would also require that all "incidents of" liquor law violations, drug violations, and weapons possessions be reported in lieu of "arrests" (the present language).
www.uiowa.edu /~asjaleg/accraana.html   (1553 words)

 Accra: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
A transportation hub, Accra is linked by road and rail with Kumasi, in the interior, and with Tema, a major seaport.
On Accra's outskirts are Achimota School (1927), the country's leading secondary school, and, in Legon, the Univ. of Ghana (1948).
Accra - From a Fishing Village to a Millionaire...Development and Expansion of Accra 61 The...Colonial Transport Expansion on the Growth of Accra 75 Demographic...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/accra.jsp?l=A&p=1   (1704 words)

 About Us
ACCRA-the Council for Community and Economic Research-is a membership organization created in 1961 to promote excellence in community and economic research by working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and foster learning about regional economic analytic methods.
ACCRA maintains a core staff at its headquarters operation in Arlington, Virginia (on the Arlington campus of George Mason University).
ACCRA is located on the campus of George Mason University's Arlington campus.
www.accra.org /about.asp   (459 words)

 Consumers International - Accra Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The CI Accra Office aims to increase consumer awareness among the various stakeholders to ensure the protection of the economic interests of African consumers.
One of the Accra Office's early cross-cutting programmes titled 'Consolidating and Strengthening the Consumer Movement in Africa,' (Coscoma), was aimed at strengthening the organisational development and policy formulation capacity of member organisations.
With support from the European Commission, the Accra Office was able to supply computers, establish internet connections and train over 30 consumer organisations on how to use the internet efficiently for discussion groups on sectorial policy issues, strategies and cross-fertilisation of experiences.
www.consumersinternational.org /africa   (531 words)

 Greater Accra Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The residential areas are to the north and west of Accra.
Accra, the seat of the Ga State, is today a melting pot of several Ghanaians and other "foreign cultures." It is home to virtually anyone who identifies himself or herself with the city.
The city of Accra has been Ghana's capital since 1877, and contains fine public buildings reflecting its transition from a 19th century suburb of Victoriaburg to the modern metropolis it is today.
www.ghanaweb.com /GhanaHomePage/geography/accra.php   (654 words)

The ACCRA 55 is a superb lightweight shaft with a stable tip section for a penetrating ball flight; while the ACCRA 65 is a unique lightweight (counter-balanced and butt stable) shaft with a more flexible tip section which increases ball speed and promotes a "natural draw bias" ball flight.
The ACCRA 75 is a very stable shaft from butt to tip section for the golfer who wants the shaft to stay right with him.
The ACCRA Tour 50 is design to be lightweight with a softer tip section yet fairly low torque offer a high launch and reduced spin.
www.mcnixgolf.com /html/accra.html   (3142 words)

 Accra - Ghana - Mark Moxon, Travel Writer
My first tantalising glimpse of Accra was in the dark on the way from the bus station to the Prempehs' house, but my first experience of Accra in daylight was a chauffeur-driven trip to the internet café and back.
The flight path in Accra isn't perceived as a Bad Thing; living close to the airport is seen as a positive benefit, and East Legon, in sight of the airport, is a very desirable address indeed.
Accra is a coastal city and I hadn't seen the sea since the Gambia, and just behind Independence Square the Atlantic Ocean laps against the beach, alternately dumping and washing away streams of litter and refuse.
www.moxon.net /ghana/accra.html   (1539 words)

 ACCRA Cost of Living Index
ACCRA has opted to produce an index which adequately measures differences in goods and services costs, rather than to produce an inaccurate measure which attempts to incorporate taxes levied on real and intangible property, retail sales, and income.
ACCRA: ACCRA, founded in 1961 as the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association, is a nonprofit professional organization comprising research staff of chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and related organizations throughout the United States and Canada.
ACCRA is an affiliate of American Chamber of Commerce Executives (4232 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-9950) and American Economic Development Council (9801 West Higgins Road, Suite 540, Rosemont, IL 60618-4726).
www.finneycountyecodevo.org /economic/accra.html   (1272 words)

 Accra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Accra was founded by the Ga people in the 15th century as a center for trade with the Portuguese, who built a fort in the town, followed by the Swedish, Dutch, French, British and Danish by the end of the seventeenth century.
The site of present-day Accra developed into a sizable town around British and Dutch forts: Jamestown the British district and Ussherstown the Dutch, the two areas forming the core of the modern city.
The Accra Riots in 1948 launched the Ghanaian campaign for independence, which led to the Ghanaian Revolution and nationhood in 1957.
www.heartofnh.com /Ghana/Accra.html   (351 words)

 Accra Wire Controls Inc. - || Safety Shields ||   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Originally designed to be used for spring machines, the new Accra Safety Shield is great for any situation that requires a protective barrier without sacrificing easy access to the process.
Accra Safety Shields come in 3 standard sizes, custom sizes are avalible.
All Accra Safety Shields come standard with an interlock to shut down your machine if the shield is moved out of position.
www.accrainc.com /shield.html   (216 words)

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On a gentle hill to the north as one enters Accra on the Winneba road, a tall white tower beshadows the campus of Accra Academy.
Accra Academy is among the 11 secondary schools granted semi-autonomous status by the former P.N.D.C. Secretary for Education, Mr.
Accra Academy has grown from strength to strength despite many setbacks like inadequate boarding and catering facilities, staff accommodation, classrooms and library facilities.
www.accraacaalumni.com /SchoolHistory.htm   (1339 words)

 ACCRA Publications
ACCRA publications can be a critical part creating a world class economic and community development program in your organization.
ACCRA's newsletter provides members with the latest information on the trends and issues affecting community and economic development.
Co-published by the University of Southern Mississippi and ACCRA.
www.accra.org /publications.asp   (337 words)

 Accra | | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon
Accra is de hoofdstad van Ghana en ligt aan de Atlantische Oceaan.
Accra is het politiek en economisch centrum van Ghana.
Accra to English Accra to French Accra to Italian Accra to Spanish Accra to Dutch Accra to Portuguese Accra to German Accra to Russian Accra to Japanese Accra to Chinese (S) Accra to Korean Accra to Turkish Accra to Hebrew Accra to Arabic Accra to Thai Accra to Additional Accra to Catalan
www.babylon.com /definition/Accra/All   (420 words)

 Adventure in Ghana
Accra is a city that has managed to escape the overblown fate of many other world capitals.
Though it was once a major center of the gold and slave trade for four different empires, its tree-lined streets have the same intimate feeling that comes with the word town.
Accra is an excellent place to meet locals and buy native Ghanaian art and craftwork, especially at the Arts Centre.
www.geographia.com /ghana/ghan02.htm   (401 words)

 Perspectives - An online publication of the OGA
From the delegates gathered from throughout the world in Accra, Ghana, at the 24th General Council of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches to the congregations of all those churches belonging to this fellowship, greetings.
In our discussions in Accra – indeed in the past seven years of reflection since we last met in General Council at Debrecen, Hungary – we have come to realize that this is not just another “issue” to be “addressed”.
Because we were in Accra, Ghana, we were blessed constantly with the spiritual vitality and power of the local churches that hosted and received us.
www.pcusa.org /oga/perspectives/sep04/accra.htm   (4087 words)

 Accra Polytechnic - Ghana's Premier Polytechnic
With the very best in experience and a dedication to excellent educational practices, Accra Polytechnic is on the right track to becoming one of the most prestigous schools ever.
Situated in the heart of Accra, it is an ideal central location for higher educational pursuits.
The goal of the Polytechnic system of which Accra Polytechnic forms a part, is to create high quality and diverse middle level management personnel who easily slide into the Ghanaian industrial environment and form the backbone for Ghana's development.
www.accrapolytechnic.edu.gh   (244 words)

 Australian Shepherd Dogs - Accra Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
ACCRA can be seen in OBEDIENCE, at open and CH level.Fast times in FLYBALL,clear rounds and fast times in AGILITY with qualifying rounds for crufts also wins.In WORKING TRIALS qualifications for CdxUDxWDxTD and hopefully in the near future a TDx these qualifications are with many dogs.
ACCRA are very proud of our search and rescue and disaster dogs with a youngster coming along to join this wonderful group of aussies.
Katie is now retired but her offspring are carrying in her tradition in the breed ring and in the obedience fields.
www.accraaustralianshepherds.co.uk /uk/home.php?PHPSESSID=c43c6a8d91532f68aca602c380c39431   (493 words)

 Accra Golf
The unique characteristic of ACCRA shafts is their ability to offer a responsive tip section without the fear of the shaft "feeling" like a "noodle", and offer super low torques without the shaft feeling "boardy".
The ACCRA Tour has combined for numerous victories on PGA Tours around the world yet is perfect for the recreational golfer who wants the best....
The 75 and 95 still offer the famous ACCRA feel but are designed to ensure no lag (of the club head) in spite of the responsive tip section.
www.accragolf.com /tech.html   (2430 words)

 US Diplomatic Mission to Ghana: Attorneys in Ghana
The American Embassy in Accra assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear here.
He is currently also contributing chapters on Legal Aspects of Ghana’s Stock Exchange (Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, England) and The Law and Practice of Foreign Direct Investment in Ghana (Foreign Investment Law Journal of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes).
He is a part-time Principal Lecturer at the Ghana School of Law, and operates a partnership under the name of Sam Okudzeto & Associates, comprising a junior partner, five lawyers and a staff of five.
usembassy.state.gov /accra/wwwhatny.html   (1987 words)

 Accra Academy Students Representative Council
Accra Academy, the home of the organisation is located on the Kaneshie - Winneba high way.
As a result of the persistent student agitation and constant student demonstration against school administration which most often was a result of lack of communication and the absence of a body that will represent the students in all endeavours to make known to administration
Full profile of all Accra Academy Students Representative Council Executives.With photographs and all the positions each of them carries.
www.geocities.com /accraacasrc   (236 words)

ACCRA is a nonprofit organization promoting excellence in research for economic and community development.
With the increasing economic importance of information and the growing recognition of those who are skilled in analyzing data, community researchers and economic developers play a vital role.
The one professional organization informing, educating, and developing these professionals is ACCRA.
www.wcu.edu /namtac/Org/state_htm/accra.html   (89 words)

 Drum Carving Program at the Accra Artisans Exchange
Students share a house in a typical neighborhood in Accra, with two to four students per bedroom.
The house is bright and airy with a lounge and an outdoor patio.
Beyond the carving there is plenty to do, see, and learn in Accra and in Ghana.
www.accraartisanexchange.com /about.html   (871 words)

 ghanatourism.gov.gh - GREATER ACCRA REGION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Greater Accra Region, the gateway to Ghana and home of our vibrant Capital City, is one of the most exciting and distinctive regions.
Among the highlights of Accra are the National Museum, with its splendid display of exhibits that reflect the heritage of Ghana from prehistoric times to modern times, the National Theatre with its distinctive modern architecture, the Centre for National Culture, Independence Square, the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, the fishing port at James Town and Makola Market.
The Accra International Conference Centre is the lore most conference centre in the Country, and has played host to many international gatherings.
www.ghanatourism.gov.gh /regions/region_detail.asp?id=11   (2133 words)

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