LA DADE-KOTOPON MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
However, La Dade-Kotopon Municipal District in Accra lies in Greater Accra Region, Ghana. La Dade-Kotopon Municipal is a district and has it headquarters in La. However, it is near Ayawaso-East at the North. Meanwhile, Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Area is at the East. Osu-Klottey Sub Metro at the West and Atlantic Ocean at the South. Also, it is near Ayawaso-West Sub Metros of Accra Metropolitan Assembly at the North. Furthermore the district is made of 10 wards or electoral areas.
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Electoral areas in La Dade-Kotopon Municipal District
- New Mantease-Tse Addo
- Burma Camp
- New Kaajaanor
- Ako Adjei
- New Lakpaanaa
La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly is close to these communities; Burma Camp, North Labone, Cantonment, East Cantonment, La, South La, and an Airport. This is according to the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Map. Nevertheless, it is one of the twelfth administrative district in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area. Also, it is one of the sixteen district in Greater Accra.
Basically, La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly was a Sub-Metropolitan Assembly; under the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. Until June 2012 when it was granted a Municipal status. Although, like all other Municipals, the La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly was established by Local Government Act, 1993 (Act 462) with Legislative Instrument 2133.
List of schools in La Dade-Kotopon
- Municipal Assembly, LADMA District
- Morning Star
- Maale Dada Basic School
- Duke International School
- La estate two primary and Kindergarten (KG)
- Chiringa Complex KG
- Ghana International School
- Soul Clinic
However, there are 4 government, senior high schools. And also a private Senior High School. The list above are the schools in La Dade Kotopon, Accra in Ghana.
List of Churches in La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly, LADMA District and in Accra
- Revival Outreach Church, La.
- RCCG The Ambassadors Ghana
- La Nativity Presbyterian Church
- The Mega Church ( South La Estates)
- Logos-Rhema Foundation
- The Apostolic Church – Ghana, La Central Assembly
- Presbyterian Church of Ghana, La Bethel
- Assemblies Of God Church, North Kaneshie
- The Apostolic Church Ghana LA Trade Fair Assembly
Climate and weather inLa Dade-Kotopon Greater Accra
La Dade-Kotopon lies in the Coastal Savannah zone. It has two rainy seasons. The first begins in May and ends in mid-July while the second season begins in mid August and ends in October. However, there’s usually about 730mm average annual rainfall. That falls mainly during the two rainy seasons. There are few occasions where the Municipality experiences showers and thunderstorms in November and December. Also, rain usually falls in intensive short storms and gives rise to local flooding where drainage channels are obstructed. Although, there’s a slight difference in the temperature yearly.
However, the mean estimated temperature monthly is 24.7°C in August (the coolest) to 28°C in March (the hottest) with annual average of 26.8°C (Dickson and Benneh, 2001). As the area is close to the equator, the daylight hours are practically uniform throughout the year. Relative humidity is generally high varying from 65percent in the mid-afternoon to 95percentat night. The predominant wind direction in the Municipality is from the West South West (WSW) to the North North East (NNE).
Population of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal District in Accra
Although, it’s a municipal but as of 2010 the district population was 183,528. However, it is10 years after the result. So, we expect the figure to rise. But the issue of Corona Virus, a pandemic may also affect the figure. However, the percentage of males here is lower than the females. That’s to say there are more females than the males living in this area. A research shows that males occupant has 47.3 percent; while 52.7 are females occupant. Nevertheless, the municipal is an urban settlement. It is more civilise and beautiful that many places in Ghana. The indigen of Greater Accra people living here are Adangme; made up of Ada, Gas, Krobo, and Shai.
Languages in Greater Accra Ghana
Ghana is a multilingual country. There are over 100 of languages in Ghana. However, while in La Dade-Kotopon, you will hear languages like Ga and Dangme as it is a major language in Greater Accra. Others like Ewe, Dagbani, Dagaare, Nzema, Gonja and Kasem are the Ghanaian languages you will hear while in this district. Although, in
La Dade-Kotopon Municipal District Office; English is also use, since it is an official language.
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Festival and Culture of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal
La Dade-Kotopon Municipal District in Greater Accra is popular for her annual festival. The Homowo festival and culture usually start in August/September. However, there’s always a dancing ceremony for twins, ad an traditional beating of drums. Moreover, the indigen perform some kind of ritual. Especially the sprinkling of Kpokpoi I.e a festival dish to their gods for protection. Furthermore, Asafotufiam, Nyamayem, and Kpledjoo is also celebrated in Greater Accra. Just like the people of Berekum Town in Bono Region of Ghana; who celebrate Kwafie Festival every November and December. Nsuatre, and Dormaa Ahenkro are not left out too.
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Food in La Dade-Kotopon Municipal
The Ghanaian are known for eating Maize, Beans and Yam. However, the Greater Accra people originate Kenkey and Banku. As it is a special delicacy to them. However, foods like millet, sorghum, plantain, cocoyam, sweet potatoes, and cassava are common in this locality. While here you may likely eat Akple, Mmore, Red red, tubaani, Plakali, Tuo Zaafi, Angwa moo, Kokonte, Attiéké and Mpotompoto. This is because they are Ghanaians best meal.
Tourist attraction in Greater Accra Ghana
Ghana is a fast developing Country in West Africa. It is home to many tourist attraction. Just like Nigeria, often called the giant of Africa. While in La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly in Accra; you can visit any of these tourist attraction. They are Jamestown Lighthouse, Afrikiko, Sky Bar 25, and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. Also, visit Artists Alliance Gallery, Fantasy Coffin, Santoku, and Nubuke Foundation. Others are Makola Market, Kokrobite, Labadi beach and W.E.B. Du Bois Center are not too far from the district. This is because they are all in Accra. Although, if you really want to explore Ghana then take out time to visit Songhor Lagoon, The Great Baobab Tree, and Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre.
Also never forget to check-in at Osu Castle; George Padmore Research Library of African Research and Shai Resource Reserve. Well, I just wish you can experience Usher Fort and know the story about it yourself.
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Social Amenities and infrastructure in LADMA
It is no doubt that LADMA is the most beautiful and develop place in Accra, Ghana. It is home to many infrastructure. While in this District that looks like a city, you will find citadel schools, hotels, market, and malls. Also, you will find Kpeshie lagoon, and Kotoka International Airport. La Pleasure Beach Resort is within this place too. The power supply in this area is really impressive. However, life seems to be good in La Dade-Kotopon Municipal District.
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