Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon
Overview of the City:
The Greater Accra Region is the smallest of the 10 administrative regions in terms of area, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometres or 1.4 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. The political administration of the region is carried out through the local government system. Under this system, the region is divided into six districts namely, including the Accra Metropolitan District which is administered by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) under the Chief Executive who is also the Mayor of the city. For the purposes of this study, our concentration will be on the Accra Metropolitan District which is equivalent to the city of Accra. In terms of population, the district is the largest with a population of 4,010,054 accounting for 15.4 per cent of Ghana’s total population.