Accra Neighborhood Watch: Haatso

Haatso is one of the newly developed neighborhoods in Accra. It is located at the Ga East Municipal District in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency. Haatso is close to the plush Westlands, North Legon, Madina and Dome. The main road which links Haatso to neighbouring communities is quite busy especially during the early part of the day and late in the evenings. The traffic situation depicts the highly populated nature of Haatso and its surrounding areas.

Haatso is a popular route for commuters in neighbouring environs because it has a taxi rank and a “mini” bus station where vehicles convey them to the Achimota New Station, Madina, Circle, Accra, Osu etc. Popular areas in Haatso include Ecomog, Block Factory, Supermarket, Yam Market, among others. The Yam Market in Haatso as the name depicts is a space which provides barns for the storage and the trading of yams in large quantities.

Haatso is a large residential area for the low to middle income and high income earners. The houses have modern architecture and the commercial entities are located close to the main Haatso road.  Financial Institutions like Ecobank, Barclays, Beige capital and telecommunications companies have offices close to the main road. There are many shops along the road that deal in clothing for men, women and children.

A number of popular schools in this vicinity include Brainy Bairn School which offers pre-school, primary and secondary education for members of the community. Mannieson Christian School is another private co-ed providing quality foundation for children in the community.  Sunrise Montessori in Haatso is an institution dedicated to providing students in the community with both the Ghana education guidelines and the montessori method of education.

Medifem Hospital and Fertility Centre was established to treat infertility among couples. It also provides general medical consultations and medical laboratory services. Lapaz Community Clinic Annex located a few miles away from Haastso also provides gynaecology, paediatrics, and general medical services. Achimota Hospital, under the Ghana Health Services, offers primary health care to residents in Haatso and other areas.

Crime rates in Haatso are at the barest minimum due to the presence of the community police, neighbour watchdog committees and the proximity of the Atomic Police Station, which is about five minutes drive from the Haatso township.

Wondering if there are places you could relax in Haatso? Of course, you can look out for the Africana Guest House as well as the Acacia Guest Lodge. Both facilities provide serene atmosphere and cozy rooms for visitors. There are a number of pubs and restaurants like the Tayiba Bar and Grill, Stages, Haatso Total Bar, Belz Pub and H Street Grill in Haatso.  Another hangout you need to look out for is Legon Botanical Garden, about 10 minutes drive from the Haatso Junction.

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