Accra Neighbourhood Watch: Mallam

Mallam is a residential area located along the Accra – Cape Coast road. It is surrounded by McCarthy Hill, Gbawe, Odorkor, Awoshie and Panbros Lagoon.The Panbros lagoon is located in the western part of Accra and is noted for salt mining and the production of salt on a large scale.

The N1 Highway, a 14 kilometer stretch of road, connects Mallam to the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. The N1 was opened by the late President John Evans Atta Mills in 2012. This has made the area very accessible for people living in the neighbourhood.

The Mallam Market is located near Dansoman Junction, which also serves the needs of inhabitants of Gbawe, McCarthy Hill, Weija and Odorkor. Some of the wares traded are groceries, beef, crabs and tilapia, being the most popular among traders. Julikart Supermarket, near the main Gbawe road also serves as an alternative for shoppers who do not want to visit the Mallam Market. Off the Julikart Road near Gbawe is the XxyRo’s Boutique, a unisex clothing shop.

There are a number of businesses in Mallam including financial institutions like Ecobank and  Beige Capital.  Mobert and Secondimage Media are both advertising and publishing companies located at Mallam. Mobert Media also has a branch in Tema. A popular place at Mallam which produces jingles and voice overs professionally is the Double MJ Studios. They record gospel, hiplife and highlife music and they have special packages for people who visit the studio on a regular basis.

Health facilities in the area include Nashwel Clinic, a private health facility which provides general health care services to people living in the neighbourhood. The Ga South District Hospital is a health government facility located at McCarthy Hill Down.

The premier pre-university in Ghana, Meridian Pre-University is located at the Odorkor-Mallam Road and it offers diploma courses in Accounting, Marketing , Management, Purchasing and Supply. It also has a school of Modern languages and for Education and Social Sciences.

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