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Tema is a city on the Atlantic coast of Ghana, 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of the capital city Accra.


Tema is an example of these ambitions: a New Town with 250.000 inhabitants and a harbor and industrial terrain just east of Accra, planned in detail from street furniture to infrastructure in the 1960s. This New Town’s future looked bright until 1965, when Nkrumah was ousted and both the pace of implementation and the ambitions to complete the city faded. Large parts of the city (most importantly the city center and the main axis) were never finished and have remained barren up to today. That aside, the ever changing attitudes towards subsidized housing have led to the deterioration of the city’s overall housing stock.

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Tema have a large international airport nearby to get to the city.

Kotoka International Airport: Kotoka airport is the largest airport nearby, located in the city of Accra, 16 km from the city of Tema. Airport code: ACC

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Port of Tema: The port of tema is one of the UN preserving listed which has been cleaning since Aug 2016, under the guidance of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. It is the largest port in Ghana, handles dry and liquid bulk, containers, reefer, Ro-Ro, LPG and breakbulk cargo. Port consists of the Tema older port area to the north contained within a breakwater, and to the SW the Tema New Port expansion project, consisting of breakwater length 3,550 m. with entrance at the northern end. New basin dredged to depth 18.0 m.(CD) handling draft 16.0 m. (CD). When complete the new port area will have 20 berths. Currently contains MPS Terminal 3 container terminal.

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The city of Tema doesn't have a must-see attraction yet there are a few attractions that can be favourable for kids.

A1 Raceway: a Go-karting circuit, Sports bar and Entertainment Centre is situated near the Devtraco Courts Fire Station in Tema, Ghana. The places operates an outdoor circuit with 18 leisure go-karts, providing an excellent racing experience while ensuring high safety in a range of specifications to satisfy. Best suited for aged 16.

Wonderland Park: A park dedicated for kids entertainment, with a number of activities to perfrom including bouncy castle, see-saw rides, ping pong table, trampoline, and arcade etc. The park also have arrangement for bowling alley and rock climber activities along with a refreshment centre.

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