Elections 2008: Greater Accra

  • Date Created

    July, 1983

    Population

    4010054

  • History

    In 1960, Greater Accra, then referred to as Accra Capital District, was geographically part of the Eastern Region. It was, however, administered separately by the Minister responsible for local government. With effect from 23 July 1982, Greater Accra was created by the Greater Accra Region Law (PNDCL 26) as a legally separate region.[8] The Greater Accra Region has the smallest area of Ghana's 16 administrative regions, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometres.[4] This is 1.4 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the second most populated region, after the Ashanti Region, with a population of 4,010,054 in 2010, accounting for 16.3 per cent of Ghana's total population.[5][6]

  • Demographics

    Area: 3,245 km² – Density: 1,558/km². The Greater Accra Region is bordered on the north by the Eastern Region, on the east by the Volta Region, on the south by the Gulf of Guinea, and on the west by the Central Region. It is smallest region of Ghana in total area, and is made up of 16 administrative areas. The Greater Accra region is the most urbanized region in the country with 87.4% of its total population living in urban centres.[7]The capital city of Greater Accra Region is Accra which is at the same time the capital city of Ghana.

After 27 out of 27 Constituencies Declared

NDC
NPP

54.41%

JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS

953,086

45.59%

NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO

798,556
CANDIDATE VOTES % SHARE
JOHN E. ATTA-MILLS NDC 953,086 54.41%
NANA A. AKUFO-ADDO NPP 798,556 45.59%

President: Marginal Wins

Constituency Votes Difference Percentage
Ayawaso Central 48
NDC - 50.04%
NPP - 49.96%
Ayawaso West-Wuogon 1,580
NDC - 51.50%
NPP - 48.50%
Okaikwei North 1,705
NPP - 50.90%
NDC - 49.10%
Klottey-Korle 3,897
NDC - 53.11%
NPP - 46.89%
Adenta 4,524
NDC - 55.61%
NPP - 44.39%