Pokuase is a relatively large community located near the Accra-Kumasi Highway in the Amasaman District.
It is a community that serves a number of purposes apart from residential. It is located a few kilometres away from Achimota and surrounded by other suburbs like Ofankor, Amansaman, Ablekuma, Medie and Asofan.
There are both high and low-cost properties in Pokuase. The high-end residential properties include ACP Estates, which is one of the first gated communities in Accra. There are also low-end properties for those seeking to rent. Available for rent are the “single-room self-contain” and the large forecourt or “compound houses,” which are shared by other tenants. A number of local people own and live in Pokuase. Some of these properties have been inherited over the years, meaning a lot of the indigenes do not have to pay for rent since the properties are collectively owned by the families.
Bare lands are also available for those seeking to build their own property. Over the years, the value of land in this area has appreciated immensely. This can be attributed to the fast development of the area and the construction of the Accra-Nsawam road, which has reduced the time used in traveling from Pokuase to the Central Business District of Accra.
Commuting from h0me to the Central Business District may be a big concern for most house-hunters. Pokuase is only 45 minutes’ drive from Accra and that can be attributed to the construction of the Accra-Nsawam road, which has reduced the total traveling time for most residents.
Currently, construction works have begun on the Awoshie-Pokuase road. The project, upon completion, will provide an alternative route to other parts of the capital. Pokuase junction is one of the busiest bus stops in the capital – people seeking transportation can easily find “trotros” and taxis to all parts of the capital.
St. Sylvanus Roman Catholic School, Pokuase Methodist Primary and Nii Otto Kwame II School are some of the schools that provide basic education to pupils in and around the vicinity. Victoria College is a private Senior High School located in Pokuase, while Reverend John Teye Memorial Institute, located near the Ofankor-Nsawam road, is a primary and secondary school that provides boarding facilities to pupils. The Village of Hope Orphanage established in 1989, to nurture children, is located near Ayawaso in Pokuase.
There are a number of micro-financial institutions located in Pokuase. For other businesses, a resident of Pokuase will need to commute to Achimota where banks like Zenith, Agricultural Development Bank, Cal Bank and HFC can be found.
Everyone needs peace of mind to go about their businesses and daily activities. The presence of the Pokuase Police Station provides a serene environment for residents of this community, and has drastically reduced the level of crime in the neighbourhood.
Author : Delali Kumapley , Content Developer Lamudi Ghana