Best Neighbourhoods in Accra: Kanda or Teshie Nungua Estates?

Is Jumia House Ghana providing you a guide on choosing your most preferred neighbourhood? In today’s edition of the best neighbourhoods in Accra, we feature two people who live in these neighbourhoods – Kanda Estates and Teshie Nungua Estates. They give reasons why their neighbourhoods are the best in Accra.

Kanda

I like Kanda because it is accessible; it is easy to get to any part of town from there, be it Circle, Accra or Madina. It is also a safe haven because of it’s proximity to the Nima Police Station and the Presidential Palace. Yes, the seat of the Presidency is in Kanda. You know most parts of the country are receiving power outages but in Kanda, ours is more regulated. We do not experience unnecessary water shortages also.

There is hardly any traffic but when there is, we are excited because we get to view the latest models of vehicles in Accra and even in the traffic jam, we are able to make friends with some of the drivers of these fresh vehicles.

There are a lot of schools ranging from very costly private schools to middle class to ones for the lower income earners. There are schools like Saint Pauls Lutheran, Aggrey Memorial International School, Kanda Cluster of Schools, Kanda International etc.

People living in certain neighbourhoods have to travel very far to get a place to shop but those of us living at Kanda have markets like Nima, Mallam Atta, Dotkad Mart and Yellow Kiosk.

As for my neighbours, they are so warm and friendly. They are ready to help you out whenever you require assistance.

There are a lot of pubs and eateries around, from expensive continental meals to cheap local dishes. The popular hangouts at Kanda include After6, Neighbours Pub, Daavi Kiosk and Addis Ababa. Oh! and there is Mango and Wheat!

Teshie Nungua

Honestly, I really love Teshie Nungua because it is not so far from the major commercial centres. Accra is about 45 minutes from Teshie Nungua on a normal day when there is no traffic. It is also closer to Spintex which also serves as an alternative route connecting to other parts of Accra.

In terms of security, there is a police station at Teshie and there is one at Nungua, precisely in front of the Estates so they patrol our neighbourhood in the night. Well, I haven’t really heard of major theft or robbery cases.

We have restaurants, so if you do not want to eat from home or you are tired or you are having your birthday or you simply want to eat from outside, there is a popular restaurant called Busy Mouth and that is the place of choice for people living in the estates. There are two branches – one in the Greda Estates and the main one is at Teshie Nungua Estates. Opposite Busy Mouth is a big event center where people have their weddings, engagements and birthday parties.

There are a lot of tilapia joints, you know tilapia is a delicacy for a lot of people in Accra. We can count about ten different tilapia joints so if you want to know how real tilapia tastes like, you wouldn’t want to miss Sister’s Corner in Teshie Nungua.

We also have a lot of guest houses, very moderately priced so if you have a visitor and you cannot accommodate the guest in your house, there are a lot of these guest houses around. The minimum I think is 55 cedis and the highest is 100 cedis, so you see it’s much cheaper than other places.

There is a market at Nungua and there is one at Teshie but we patronise the Nungua Market which is closer.  A popular shop where you can get very affordable groceries is called Rice and Sugar Super Market. They have one branch in the Nungua Market, one branch at Tsui Bleoo and five other branches; very cost effective if you want to buy rice or sugar.

With schools, we have the famous Saps School, Kiddie Care in the Teshie Nungua Estates. The secondary schools include Teshie Presec and in Nungua, we have the Nungua Secondary, then we have Preseco – Preseco is a technical school but Nungua Secondary is by the roadside, adjacent the Nungua Market.

Well, with my neighbours, because we live in the estates we hardly know one another so unless someone is your school mate or you come from the same town or work together or you know the person, other than that you hardly see people going from one house to the other. I haven’t even been to the next house even though I have lived there for so long. Mostly at 9 pm, you hardly see people walking about, everybody stays inside so you don’t get to see people to socialise. The only place you get to see people is at Busy Mouth and Safeway Restaurant, where they show the English Premier League and a lot of people converge to watch the matches.

There is the Coco Beach and the Ramada Beach Resort where you can find people jogging and exercising. There is also a gym at the Ramada Beach Resort which gets really busy on holidays and the weekends. Apart from these, you hardly see people walking about. It’s a very quiet neighbourhood and I love it so much.

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