Accra has improved their infrastructure over the last 10 years and exploring the city is a really enjoyable experience. The introduction of Uber also makes traveling quick and cheap. There have been an increase in western-style restaurants (try Lord of the Wings) as well as a decent movie theater.
A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell", is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana; such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring francophone nations. Galamseyers are people who perform illegal gold mining independent of mining companies, digging small working pits, tunnels, and sluices by hand.