Roman Ridge is a planned neighbourhood in Accra located in the northern part of Accra, bordered by Airport Residential Area, Dzorwulu, New Town and Pig Farm. It is a residential area with very large buildings and it is one of the neighbourhoods considered by many as for the affluent.
The Roman Ridge School, a popular landmark in the neighbourhood offers the best quality British education spiced up with Ghanaian culture. It provides a multi-cultural environment exposing pupils to several cultures and traditions. It has 20-pupil size class which allows teachers to provide more extensive lessons to the pupils. Jack and Jill School, established in 1975 is also located at the Roman Ridge, providing students with sound basic education for children of residents in the neighbourhood.
The Ghana Institution of Engineers which is a body of professional engineers is also located in Roman Ridge. The institute was established in 1978 to unite all the engineering disciplines in the country. They organize workshops, seminars, courses as well as aid its members to conduct researches. Their mission is to lead in the development of science and engineering, share knowledge, instil ethical and professionalism in its members, and to establish structures to ensure good corporate image of the institution.
Located at Roman Ridge is the Centre for National Distance Learning, an agency under the Ministry of education ensuring the Ghanaian citizen both home and abroad get access to education using the distance education model. It is also mandated to regulate the distance education by offering support and coordinating activities with both public and private sectors.
The Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA) house is opposite to the Accra Girls High School, a popular ground which hosts activities of the Ghana Association of Writers. If you are lover of arts and literature, watch out for their monthly meetings and other events on the first Sunday of each month.
The Indian and Nigerian High Commissions are both located at Roman Ridge. These High Commissions are representations of their countries and they provide diplomatic relations with the Ghanaian citizens. Their services include providing passports, visas, organizing events and programmes here in Ghana.
Medlab, a medical laboratory located at Roman Ridge is one of the first to be established in West Africa. It provides accurate tests using international standardized analysers manned by very qualified personnel.
The Roman Ridge Shopping Arcade is a shopping complex which houses various structures including Escapade Cafe/Bistros, a restaurant which serves the best salads, Azmeera Restaurant that serves continental and traditional dishes in a serene atmosphere as well as a pharmacy, a travel and tour agency and a cafeteria.
Are you a resident of this neighbourhood? What makes it special? Let us know.
Author : Delali Kumapley ,Content Developer Lamudi Ghana