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Accra faces increased congestion by 2030 – GSS

Accra, Ghana’s bustling capital, is projected to experience heightened congestion by 2030 due to significant population growth, according to recent data from the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).

The GSS’s latest population projections for 2021 to 2050 highlight a notable increase in population across the Greater Accra region.

As of 2024, Ghana’s total projected population exceeds 33 million, up from 30.8 million in 2021.

The Greater Accra Region, in particular, is expected to house a growing number of school-aged children, projected to reach 2.96 million by 2030.

Additionally, the youth population aged 15 to 24 years is set to expand by almost twice its size.

Deputy Government Statistician, Dr Faustina Frempong who presented the data cautioned the “government to intervene in the exponential population growth in the Greater Accra region covering smaller land spaces.”

The aim of the population projection is to offer insights into the future demographic landscape whilst informing policymakers, researchers, and the public about potential changes.

According to the GSS, this is critical for tracking the implementation of national, continental and global development goals.


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