Dansoman is one of the oldest and largest neighbourhoods in Accra, popularly known as D.C or Dansoman City; it is known to possess the largest estates in West Africa with quite a number of modern structures. Dansoman is the Ablekuma West Constituency with Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekumful as its Member of Parliament.
The Dansoman area was created in the 1970s to serve the accommodation needs of flood victims but in recent times, it has developed into one of the finest neighbourhoods in Accra. Dansoman comprises of many suburbs including : Hansonic,Atomic among several others.
There is a form of rivalry between Dansoman and Tema for the neighbourhood that has produced the highest number of celebrities in Ghana. A number of celebrities people living in the vicinity include MOGO award winner, Samini and dancehall artiste Kaakie. Others include El, Trigmatic, Jupiter and actress Yvonne Nelson.
Dansoman has a very vibrant nightlife. Samini’s Danstadorm is a new pub which has become one of the favourite hang outs for most celebrities in the capital. Goldhouse, Mr. Biggs, Dela’s, Vanilla Bar and Restaurant, Fizzles are all popular restaurants in the neighbourhood.
The Central Dansoman Clinic is a community health center being run by a number of medical practitioners and health professionals. Their services range from general health care provision, dental care, family planning and laboratory. Dansoman Polyclinic is the only government health facility that caters for the sick in the vicinity.
Thinking of educating your wards? Well Dansoman has a number of very good basic schools including St. Martins de Porres School, this is co-ed institution was started in 1973 to serve the educational needs of residents in this neighbourhood . Ave Maria also provides quality teaching and learning for children living in and around Dansoman. Dayspring Montessori International, Alpha Beta Education Centre, Step by Step Montessori, Blessed School Complex are some notable basic schools in Dansoman.
Secondary schools in the neighbourhood are Dansoman Senior High School, Ebenezer Senior High, St Margaret Mary Senior High, Wesley Grammar Senior High, Seven Great Princes Academy and Datus School Complex which provide both primary and secondary education to children in the vicinity.Tertiary education needs of the people are being meet by Methodist University. Methodist University is a privately owned institution established about 14 years ago and being run by the Methodist Church of Ghana.
Dansoman can be listed as one of the secured places in Accra, this can be attributed to the presence of a large police station equipped with very modern facilities whose presence alone has drastically reduced the crime rate in the community. The vicinity has a fire station, a keep-fit club, a post office and a large market.
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Author: Delali Kumapley
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