On July 8th, 1861 the current governor of Ghana, Governor Major Bromwell, opened the Accra Market officially. It later became reconstructed as Makola Market in 1924 which resides in the center of the city of Accra. On August 18, 1974 the market was destroyed by the Rawlings government due to the belief that the market was hurting Ghana's economy due to accusations that banned goods were being sold at the market. Makola Market is being reconstructed as of 2016. This market is dominated by female traders and the sales mainly consist of fresh produce clothes, jewelry, and imported goods.