Philipa Birago Akuoko

Philipa Birago Akuoko
Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology | KNUST · Department of Planning

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The literature on urban transport in Ghana focus exclusively on the state of buses, drivers and transport unions, much to the neglect of a group of workers referred to as “shadow men.” Their function is to help fill these buses with passengers. This paper explores the activities of these shadow men, their origin, and their contributions to the grow...
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This study explores the various pathways adopted by informal traders to resist displacement during major infrastructure construction in Kumasi, Ghana. Using case design and rooted in state governance and informal agency thinking, the study draws on multiple qualitative methods, including in-depth interviews of affected traders, city officials and c...
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The paper examines the multi‐tasked role of women in caregiving and career during the Covid‐19 partial lockdown in Ghana. 153 mothers with careers within the Accra Metropolis participated in the study through purposive and snow balling sampling methods of non‐probability sampling technique. To observe the Covid‐19 protocols of social distancing, th...
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Africa has not been spared the socioeconomic effects of Covid-19. But with a different socioeconomic setup where informality takes the center stage, the effects of the pandemic in Africa is like no other continent. The neo-liberal approach to informality on the continent meant that the informal sector’s contribution to development was largely negle...

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