Ghana 2022

Ghana 2022

Peddlers and shoppers converge on the capital city’s central market on a typical Saturday morning. Walking through Accra’s Makola Market, which opened in 1924, is like a journey through a magic kingdom of retail. If you wish, you could stock your kitchen, furnish your home and fill your closet with a seemingly infinite array of products and food. The sellers mostly are women. Large umbrellas keep the hot sun off those manning kiosks. Wealthier merchants operate stores opposite the kiosks, leaving space on the sidewalks and streets for the buyers who often jostle for space. Vehicles trying to navigate their way through often get stuck; there’s simply no place to go. Aside from the market’s central strip, there’s an endless web of side streets equally flush with goods for sale. If you’re a local, you’ll know how to get the best price. Visitors, not so much.

Ghana 2022

Ghana 2022

Peddlers and shoppers converge on the capital city’s central market on a typical Saturday morning. Walking through Accra’s Makola Market, which opened in 1924, is like a journey through a magic kingdom of retail. If you wish, you could stock your kitchen, furnish your home and fill your closet with a seemingly infinite array of products and food. The sellers mostly are women. Large umbrellas keep the hot sun off those manning kiosks. Wealthier merchants operate stores opposite the kiosks, leaving space on the sidewalks and streets for the buyers who often jostle for space. Vehicles trying to navigate their way through often get stuck; there’s simply no place to go. Aside from the market’s central strip, there’s an endless web of side streets equally flush with goods for sale. If you’re a local, you’ll know how to get the best price. Visitors, not so much.