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Wassa Akropong, Western Province, Ghana

Wassa Akropong is a pleasant little town hidden in the lush green of Western Province Ghana. Its main street seemed, at all hours including long into the night, to be filled with the cheery hustle and bustle of a busy market. All manner of produce was available from the makeshift stalls, kiosks and counters. Live poultry competed with great stacks of smoked fish; bags of peppers and black-eyed peas nestled amongst roped bundles of sweet potato and cassava leaves; there were mobile phone top-up cards and greasy bottles of clearly diluted kerosene; plastic household commodities alongside traditional brightly coloured kente cloth.