The 6AAC Organizing Committee has arranged for buses to convey delegates from their hotels to the different occasions and their respective locations over the period of the 6AAC. However, this service is only available for delegates whose hotels are located in the following strategic location. These are the:
- Airport enclave hotels
• Marriot Accra Hotel
• Airport View Hotel
• Ibis Style Hotel, Accra
• Holiday Inn Hotel
• Airport West Hotel
• Apartmento Hotel
• African Regent Hotel
• Oak Plaza Hotel
- Osu enclave hotels
• Urbano Hotel
• Roots Apartment Hotel
• Frankies Hotel
• La Villa Boutique Hotel
• Tropical Enclave Hotel
• Suncity Hotel Apartment
- The bus schedule is as follows:
||PICK UP TIME
March 18, 2020.
| Accra City Tour & Special African Mortality Session
March 19, 2020.
| Congress Day 1
March 20, 2020.
| Congress Day 2
March 20, 2020.
| Award & Recognition Dinner
|Labadi Beach Hotel
March 21, 2020.
| Cape City Tour
Ensure that the hotel you make reservation with is accordingly indicated during registration OR a confirmation of your place of lodging is made latest by March 11, 2020.
This can be done by informing the 6AAC Support Team via the ONLINE CHAT SYSTEM, SKYPE: 6th African Actuarial Congress OR by the
Other Forms of Transportation
Accra has an extensive taxi network and numerous taxi ranks, but most taxis lack a meter system, so price negotiation is required between the passenger and driver Taxis in Ghana are painted in two different colors: the four bumpers are yellow/orange, and the rest of the car is in the color of the operator’s choice.
Metered Transportations System (Uber, Bolts & Yango):
Metered transport systems like Uber, Bolts (Taxify) & Yango has been very vibrant in Ghana over the last 3 years. Whereas the later does not accept card payments for now, payment by mobile money is accepted.
Tro tros and buses:
By far the most common form of transport in Accra are tro tros (motor vehicles re-purposed for passenger transport). Buses are typically mini buses or vans. Tro tros are typically decorated with flags and stickers of various countries or (local and international) soccer teams, and with witty sayings, wisecracks, local proverbs (in English or local languages) or Bible verses printed on the bus’s rear. Tro tros stop at any bus stop or gathering of people and can also be found at truck and taxi stations, such as the Neoplan station.
The warmest of welcomes awaits you in Ghana, home to a vibrant culture, a rich and diverse heritage and the renowned friendliness and hospitality of the locals. Ghana’s dynamic and cosmopolitan capital City Accra will host you, ensuring an experience to remember.
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra.
The 6th African Actuarial Congress (6AAC) will take place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, located in the heart of Accra City, which is close to a number of notable locations such as the World Trade Centre, the Accra Sports Stadium, the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square.
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra.
There are a number of tourist sites and national monuments within close proximity to the Congress venue and other recommended hotels. Below are some suggestions of places to visit in the city:
• Independence Square
• Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park Road
• The Accra Centre for National Culture
• National Theatre
• Mokola Market
• Osu Castle
• WEB Dubois Memorial Centre
• Labadi Beach
• Artists Alliance Gallery
• And many more others
Accra has an Atlantic beachfront and the most popular of the city’s beaches is Labadi Beach, along with Kokrobite Beach, which is located 25 kilometers (16 miles) west of Accra. The beachfront area also houses the Academy of African Music and Arts.
For further tips for planning your trip please visit the Ghana Tourism Authority website at
The climate of Ghana is tropical, but temperatures vary with season and elevation; even though the variations in temperature both annually and daily are quite small. Average daily temperature is 30⁰C (86⁰F). The coolest time of year is between June and September when the main rainfall occurs, the minimum temperature at this time is around 23⁰C (73⁰C) and clear skies and lush growth to most of the country.
Mobile telephone service providers also provide gateway to Internet using GPRS, 3G
and 4G. Cell phone SIM cards are widely available; however, every SIM card user/buyer
in Ghana is expected by law to be registered for activation. The SIM card can be
registered at the point of purchase. You only need to ensure that your phone is unlocked.
Below are the major mobile phone network operators in Ghana.
• Vodafone Ghana Ltd
• MTN Ghana
Medical facilities, both small and large are dotted all over Accra. The Trust Hospital is just 3 minutes’ walk from the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The Accra Regional Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital, the 3rd and 4th largest in the country with the most sophisticated equipment can also be found in about 5 and 15 minutes’drive (with or without traffic) respectively. On-site emergency response team will also be available at the Movenpick hotel as a contingency measure.
Security and Other Emergencies Contacts
Ghana is arguably the safest place in Africa. The closest police station is the Greater Accra Regional Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service, about 3 minutes’ drive from the congress venue.
In case of an emergency, please reach out to the following hotlines:
- Police Hotline : 091
- Ambulance : 193
- Fire Service : 192/999
Currency & Accepted Forms of Payment
- The Ghana Cedi is the most used currency in Accra. However, foreign currencies are accepted in certain places. The Dollar (US & Canadian), the Euro, the Pound and some African currencies are also acceptable in certain places.
- ATMs are common in large towns and will accept most cards. Credit cards are accepted at many hotels, guesthouses and some shops, but MasterCard is not widely accepted.
- Travelers’ cheques can be exchanged in large hotels, banks and bureaux de change.
- Mobile money payments is however the most widely accepted cashless form of payment. Moneys can loaded to a SIM card (Vodafone, MTN and Airtel-Tigo) at the mobile network operators’ customer service centers and numerous agency shops or Kiosk spread across the city
Ghana is a multilingual country in which about eighty languages are spoken.
Of these, English is the official language and lingua franca.