Sodom and Gomorrah… Between a City and its Dream

The Korle Lagoon is Ghana’s biggest Lagoon, separated from the Gulf Coast by sand banks and rocks. Located in Ghana’s capital city of Accra, it has been identified by city authorities as one natural resource which can serve as a source of tourist attraction when given a facelift. This plan — of converting the lagoon and its surroundings into a Recreational facility — falls in line with a bigger dream of beautifying Accra to match Ghana’s label as the gateway to Africa.

But somewhere not too far from this lagoon, lies an obstacle to this dream. Strung along the banks of the Korle Lagoon is this dense settlement, populated with an estimated 80,000 residents is a slum known as Sodom and Gomorrah. This slum is the point where the pristine waters of the lagoon have become murky, silted and lifeless.

It has become a major source of pollution to the Lagoon.

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