Dansoman

Dansoman
Dansoman
Dansoman
Nickname(s): 
DC
CountryGhana
RegionGreater Accra Region

Dansoman is a suburban town in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana,[1][2][3] located near Accra and Takoradi district of the Accra Metropolitan Area. The town is known for being one of the largest estates in West Africa.

History

The town was founded by the late Nii Kojo Danso I in the late 1960s. The name Danso(man) is derived from the founder's name Danso, somewhere in the 60s the city was named after him, Danso(man) "man" meaning town in Ga. At the time it was built, Dansoman was the largest planned urban settlement of its kind in the ECOWAS region.

Sport

Liberty Professionals are the local professional football club and play at the Carl Reindorf Park Stadium.

Schools

Several schools are located in Dansoman, amongst them are Senior High Schools like Dayspring Montessori International School, Ebenezer Senior High, St. Margaret Mary Senior High and Wesley Grammar Senior High.[4][5][6] The junior high school founded in this locality consist of Christian Home School, St. Bernadette Soubirious Primary School, Oral Roberts International School, St Martin de Porres School,Mt. Olivet Methodist Academy,[7] Alpha Beta Christian College, Ave Maria School and New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI/NVTI).

Senior high schools

  • Alpha Beta Christian College
  • Dansoman Secondary School
  • Ebenezer Senior High School
  • Rising Star Senior High School
  • Seven Great Princes Senior High School
  • St. Margret Mary Senior High School
  • Wesley Grammar School
  • Dansoman Technical School
  • NCCTI~NVTI: New Century Career Training Institute
  • His Majesty Academy (Senior High School)

Junior high schools

  • Christian Home School
  • Debest Academy
  • Dansoman Baptist Academy
  • Top Class Education Center
  • Datus Complex School
  • Ted Academy
  • Lospat School Complex
  • Riis Memorial School
  • Alpha Beta Christian College
  • Kids Alliance Education Centre
  • St. Martins De Porres
  • Mother Mary's School
  • St. Anthony's School
  • St. Bernadette Soubirous School
  • Emmanuel Presbyterian Preparatory School
  • St. Jude's School
  • Ave Maria School
  • Dansoman '1' Junior High School
  • Dansoman '2' Junior High School
  • Dansoman '3' Junior High School
  • Dansoman '4' Junior High School
  • Christian Home School
  • Seven Great Princes Academy
  • St. Anthony's Preparatory School
  • St. Martin de Porres School"
  • Star of The Sea School
  • Mount Olivet Methodist Academy
  • Oddarene School
  • Kiddie Class Education Centre
  • Most Holy Heart School
  • Goodwill Preparatory School
  • Bishop John Daly Anglican School
  • Gbegbeyise Junior High School
  • Riches of Glory Academy
  • Royal Standard Learning Centre
  • Christ Ambassadors School of Excellence
  • Young Christian Int'l School
  • Dayspring Montessori International School

Churches

  • Soka Gakkai International - Ghana, Dansoman.[8]
  • Winners' Chapel International, Dansoman[9]
  • Word Alive Chapel - Opposite Osofo Dadzie
  • Royalhouse Chapel International (Datus School Complex)
  • Bethel Baptist Church, Dansoman
  • Bethesda Methodist Church, Mpoasei
  • The Church of Pentecost Ebenezer Down Assembly
  • Ebenezer Methodist Church, Dansoman
  • Apostolic Church Ghana, Dansoman
  • Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
  • Assemblies of God Ghana - Exhibition
  • Musama Disco Christo Church (M.D.C.C.)
  • St. Augustine Anglican Church
  • Star of The Sea Catholic Church
  • Great Commission Church International(G.C.C.I)
  • Action Chapel International
  • Mt. Olivet Methodist Church
  • St. Margaret-Mary Catholic Church
  • The Church of Pentecost gbegbeyise
  • "Kingdom Covenant Ministres International, Dansoman
  • Bread of Life Methodist Church
  • Reverend J.C. Mensah Memorial Methodist Church
  • Conquerors Chapel International
  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA)
  • International Central Gospel Church
  • Grace Chapel
  • Deeper Life
  • Watered Garden
  • Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana Dansoman(Shalom Parish)
  • Akweibu Basic School
  • Holy Family Catholic Church on Kawashieman Rd.
  • Blessed schools complex
  • May's Educational center
  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana-Victory Congregation
  • Presbyterian Church of Ghana-Emmanuel Congregation
  • Christ Kingdom Charismatic Ministries International Dansoman Market
  • Gospel Light International Church (GLIC) - Achievers' Cathedral

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Load shedding time-table released for other parts of Accra". Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana. 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  2. ^ "Accra Floods: Kaneshie Polyclinic shutdown". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  3. ^ "20 people have been rescued from floods caused by Tuesday's downpour – NADMO". GhanaWeb. 2022-05-24. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
  4. ^ "Educational Institutions". www.centralregion.gov.gh. Archived from the original on 1 August 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  5. ^ "References » Schools/Colleges". www.modernghana.com. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  6. ^ "List of Secondary Schools in Ghana". www.ghanaschoolsnet.com/. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  7. ^ "St. Martin de Porres School | Ghana". www.martindeporresgh.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04.
  8. ^ Soka Gakkai International, retrieved 2021-04-07
  9. ^ Winners' Chapel International, retrieved 2021-04-07

Coordinates: 5°33′N 0°16′W / 5.550°N 0.267°W / 5.550; -0.267