The Mayor of Accra, Dr. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, raises the bar and claims that Accra has what it takes to become a Millenium City. The Millenium City Initiative is the urban equivalient the Millenium Villages, both sharing the objective of assisting selected locations to achieve the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). In cooperation, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University aim to target important environmental and urban challenges. The initiative is directed by the renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs and publicly states that private sector involvement plays a vital role in achieving the MDG’s. Markets Speaking is inclined to agree.