Ghana tackles challenges of rapid urbanization

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Market in Accra. UN-HABITAT & PHOTO

Ghana is one of the African countries facing the challenges of rapid urbanization.

In the 1960's just over 20 per cent of the population of the West African country lived in urban areas.

But now, according to UN-Habitat, the United Nations agency dealing with human settlements and sustainable urban development, more than half of the country's population of 21 million live in urban areas.

The agency adds that Accra, Ghana's capital, is one of the fastest growing metropolises in Africa with an annual growth rate of 4.3 per cent.

UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha caught up with Ghana's Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Akwasi Oppong-Fosu at UN headquarters last Friday and first asked him about his visit to New York.

Duration: 5'42"

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