Agbogbloshie in Accra, Ghana is also known as ‘Sodom and Gomorra’. We visited the place to grasp the stories of the people living and working in on of the biggest electronic waste dump of Africa. A great deal of the electronic waste produced and used in Europe ends up here. Most of the people living the neighborhood come from Tamale, in the North of Ghana. The Accra Metropolitan Assembly wants to shut and literally break down the neighborhood.
As the majority of the population here is Islamic, the shut down can count on a lot of support from the people from Accra – according to many statements from locals.It is hard to judge on what measures to be taken, but demolishing people’s homes without any compensation is definitely not the way forward.
An insight in Africa’s biggest electronic waste dump
Execution end 2015