This is Rawlings Park, located in the business district of Accra. It used to be called Makola No. 1 Market. It was constructed in 1924 and stood at the heart of the urban Ghanaian life. The market was the main wholesale and retail marketplace in Accra, the epicenter of trade in the country and one of the nation's most important social and cultural institutions.
In August 1979, Rawlings ordered for the demolition of the markola number one market (Rawlings Park) due to the act of hoarding of goods to sell at a high price by traders. Indeed, there were accusations that various products considered banned in Ghana were being sold in the Makola Market. In this way, the market women were accused of being behind Ghana's economic problems. In a picture spotted on Facebook today, Rawlings park has now been turned into a car park.
Facebook users upon seeing the picture made some comments on the post. See some of the comments below
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