Makola Market, Accra

Makola Market, Accra (must see)

A renowned market place and shopping district in the centre of the city of Accra, Makola Market proposes a wide array of products, from car parts to land snails. The market, dominated by women traders, sells fresh produce, manufactured and imported foods, clothes, shoes, tools, medicines, and pots and pans. Jewelry made from locally handcrafted beads can also be found for sale in the market.

Makola Market is currently under the observation of Transaid, which is developing a project Transport and Trade for Market Women, designed to improve the livelihoods and security of female market traders through the development of Women’s Transports Co-operatives in Accra. For travelers going to Makola Market, keep in mind that photography of the market it not allowed.

Makola Market was constructed in Accra in 1924 and stood at the heart of the urban Ghanaian life. The market was the main wholesale and retail marketplace in Accra, the epicenter of trade in the country and one of the nation's most important social and cultural institutions.

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Makola Market on Map

Sight Name: Makola Market
Sight Location: Accra, Ghana
Sight Type: Shopping
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Walking Tours in Accra, Ghana

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