- Ghana has undergone a massive transformation from colonial times to its post-independence period
- Many buildings and places have undergone drastic changes and look different from how they were several years ago
- Luckily, there are preserved photos of how Ghana looked decades ago, which show how far the nation has come in its development
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Ghana may not be growing as rapidly as today's generation wants it to, but there is no denying that the country has transformed from how it looked decades ago. In this story, YEN.com.gh shows old photos of some places and buildings in Ghana during their pre-colonial era.
The Central Police Headquarters In Accra
The picture above shows the central police headquarters of the motor traffic transport unit, on the corner of Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and Kinbu Street, 1935. Today, the building has not changed much. Below is how it is looking now.
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The Gold Coast Central Post Office
The picture above shows the Gold Coast Central Post Office in the heart of Accra. The building was the main post office in pre-colonial where correspondence took place before the telephone became prevalent. Today, the building is known as the Ghana General Post Office. Below is how it looks now.
The Methodist Cathedral in Jamestown
The Wesley Methodist Cathedral is situated on the Asafoatse Nettey Road in the Jamestown neighbourhood. Frederick Gordon Guggisberg laid the cornerstone for construction to begin in 1922, but it wasn't officially opened until 1960.
The building was transformed into a cathedral in 2000. It now serves as the seat of office for the Presiding Bishop of Ghana and the Bishop of Accra.
Below is how it looks now.
A Teacher With His School Kids, 1912
The picture above shows a school teacher with his kids in Kwahu-Nkwatia in 1912. At the time, there were few classroom blocks to accommodate school children. Below is a picture of a typical classroom setting in Ghana today.
Kintampo Police Station, 1929
The above picture shows the Kintampo Police Station in 1929, and the picture below shows how the police station looks today. Indeed, there has been a massive improvement in infrastructure.
Photos Showing How Accra International Airport in 1968 Transformed To Kotoka International Airport In 2022
In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh wrote about how the Accra International Airport in 1968 underwent a massive transformation into how beautiful it looks today.
The airport functioned from 1956 to 1969 before it was rebranded into the Kotoka International Airport. The airport functioned as a military aviation station for the British Royal Air Force during World War II when it was built in 1946.
The facility was subsequently given to civilian authorities in the early 1950s after the war to be used for domestic and international aviation travel.
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