Over three quarters of Accra’s residents live in urban slums

The People’s Dialogue on Human Settlement, upon forming a localised definition of a slum, established that 80% of Accra’s residents live in slum conditions.

CEO Farouk Braimah said, “There are basically two definitions we can ascribe to a slum. We identified five key areas; the one that talks about improved sanitation, the one that talks about clean water, the physical condition of the house, tenure security and overcrowding,” reports GhanaWeb.

“There are different categories of slums. We have one that has grown and matured and there is nothing we can do about it unless you wipe them out or do some regeneration; and we have the smaller slums which are more transient and we can deal with them by getting the people out of the area,” Braimah said.

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