James Town, Accra's oldest district tracing centuries of history

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Jamestown and Usshertown are significant parts of Accra, reflecting the city's history and culture.

These areas blend commercial and residential spaces, highlighting landmarks like James Fort and Ussher Fort. The Ga people, who have lived there for generations, contribute to the cultural fabric. Revitalization efforts like the Ga-Mashie project aim to preserve heritage while meeting modern needs.

Events like the Chale Wote Street Art Festival showcase creativity and community. Traditional chieftaincy systems provide governance, emphasizing community involvement. Together, these districts illustrate Accra's past and present, embodying resilience, cultural richness, and community spirit.

Explore the history of Jamestown below.

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