Fish Market, Ga District, Ghana
Photograph of three African women working fish market. Six large bowls filled with fish run through picture vertically. Woman at center wearing long yellow dress.
Ghana formely known as the Gold Coast, gained notoreity in the 19th century as a major port during the transatlantic slave trade. The Ga District has grown from 170,000 people in 1994 to over 500,000 in 2009. As a result of this tremendous population growth, the region has now been divided into three municipal areas — Ga East, Ga West, and Ga South. Grand Rapids maintains a sister city relationship with Ga East and Ga West.