Accra Neighbourhood Watch : Ofankor

Located about 23 minutes drive west of Accra Central, Ofankor is one of the thriving developing areas in the capital city. It provides residential properties both for rental and for sales purposes.

Ofankor has a very good road network which serves as a gateway from Accra to Kumasi and other regions. Mention Ofankor Barrier to anyone and what readily comes to mind is its very good road network. There is also a railway line which passes through Ofankor that links Accra Central to Nsawam in the Eastern Region. Ofankor is close to other residential properties like Taifa, Pokuase, Sowutuom etc.

Were you just wondering whether there were any educational facilities at Ofankor? Yes, there are a number of  very good basic, secondary and tertiary institutions in that neighbourhood. Very close to the old barrier is Silicon Valley International School, a basic co-ed which provides pupils with a multicultural setting and very high educational curricula.

Another educational facility in Ofankor is the Reverend John Teye Memorial Institute,  one of the most established music academies which boasts of  famous alumni like John Quansah. It also provides boarding facilities for all levels – from nursery to secondary school. Western Hills Nursing Training College is a private nursing school located at Ofankor, which provides up to a Diploma in Registered General Nursing.

Do you know there is a popular street in Ofankor named after the late president of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta Mills? There is a popular junction at the edge of  Ofankor- Sowutuom road called the Atta Mills Junction. His resident is also popular for providing free water supply to people in the neighbourhood.

The Ofankor market serves provides resident a place to purchase their food stuff. The main road is lined with a number of oil service stations even when there there is shortage of fuel in the capital, there are a number of very good filling stations in Ofankor which provides residents with fuel.

Don’t worry if you develop some kind of illness at any time of the day because there are a number of hospitals in Ofankor and it’s vicinities. About 5-minutes drive from Ofankor is the Amasaman Municipal Hospital which provides general medical care. St. Johns Hospital and Fertility Centre is a private clinic located at Tantra Hill,  which provides 24-hour health and emergency services. The Tantra Community Clinic is also a private hospital very close to Ofankor.

The nearest financial institutions are located at Tantra Hill, Dome, Achimota, Pokuase and Amasaman.

Are you looking for any place to hang out in Ofankor? There are a number of drinking bars and local restaurants spread out in the vicinity. A few examples of such hang-outs including Just Here, Hungry Not Restaurant, Little Tokyo, Pleasure Gardens etc.

 

 

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