Abokobi is a small town and is the capital of Ga East Municipal District, an MMDA located within the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.[1]

Abokobi
District Capital
Abokobi is located in Ghana
Abokobi
Abokobi
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 5°44′N 0°12′W / 5.733°N 0.200°W / 5.733; -0.200
CountryFlag of Ghana.svg Ghana
RegionGreater Accra Region
DistrictGa East District
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
German Missionary Station, 1870s

The settlement was founded in 1854 by missionaries of the "Basler Missionsgesellschaft" (Basel Mission) for Christian refugees, who had left Osu (the former Danish-Accra, around Christiansborg) after the British colonial government had bombarded Osu from the Sea in response to the refusal of the inhabitants to pay the newly introduced head tax.

Town structureEdit

The town is under the jurisdiction of the Ga East District and is in the Abokobi-Madina constituency of the Ghana parliament.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ABOKOBI GREATER ACCRA REGION". ghana-net.com. Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Elections 2004. Ghana's Parliamentary and Presidential Elections" (PDF). Electoral Commission of Ghana. p. 11. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13.

Coordinates: 5°44′N 0°12′W / 5.733°N 0.200°W / 5.733; -0.200