Unity in diversity is the most suitable expression for Nima, considered to be one of Accra’s poorest areas. This is a small and noisy community with people from all parts of the country – all seeking good employment opportunities.
Nima blends cultures and religions in peaceful harmony and coexistence. Members of the society live peacefully with their neighbors despite the community’s impoverished status.
The Nima Walking Tour will provide sights and sounds of bustling life, making this an interesting leg of your journey.
In addition to being known as Accra’s poorest area, Nima is a cultural melting pot containing a vast population of migrants from all over Northern Ghana as well as other parts of the country.
Another fascinating point is the fact that the area houses people hailing from different cultures and religions, but still existing peacefully with each other. Come visit this little piece of Accra and fall in love with the people and the uniqueness of Nima.
Nima Walking Tour
We will maneuver amidst hooting traffic, loud music and enter Nima’s unique streets via the main roundabout. Here you will be taken to St. Kizito Catholic Church, which is the earliest Christian building established in the area. The church is also located in a heavily Muslim populated zone!
Walking just a little further will bring you closer toward the Dunia Cinema Hall, which is one of the oldest cinemas in the country. People of all working backgrounds pour into the cinema hall to melt away the frustrations of their day by watching the movie of the day.
Kardor Mosque is next in line. Visitors often stop for more than a few minutes to take in the splendor of the mosque! You can even witness a Friday sermon in progress if luck is on your side and have a chat with the mosque’s Imam.
Other points of interest are the Islamic school, Islamic Research Center, and Anani International Memorial School. Pupils are taught three different languages as well as Mathematics and Science. This shows clearly how the community prefers and appreciates education, realizing it’s only with this tool that they can change for the better.
The market is the next place to visit, bustling and showing a mixture of difference colors and sights. Here you can find anything under the sun from colorful pots to traditional African designed fabrics, medicinal herbs and spices, electrical goods etc.
Tired with all this walking? There is a nearby restaurant where you can eat and rest – the local food is tasty and highly affordable!