All Public Holidays in Ghana 2021
- 18 January, 2021
- Tips and Advice
We have all enjoyed the fireworks, countdowns, and some used this holiday season to observe religious traditions and crossover services….
Kumasi, also known as Oseikrom, is the capital of the Ashanti Region. It is famous for its lush landscape. No wonder it has been nicknamed the Garden City. Kumasi is located about 250 kilometres away from Accra. The vegetation gives it a cooler temperature as compared to Accra and Tamale. If you were to ask anybody about anything peculiar about the Ashanti region, the rich culture and traditions will definitely be part of it.
Comparatively, properties in Kumasi are more affordable than those in Accra. It is possible to acquire a two-bedroom house with two washrooms, a kitchen, a sitting room and a porch in a very good location like Abuakwa for GHS 150 per month. An architect based in Kumasi has observed that people in that city like to build their own properties to their specification, which accounts for the smaller number of apartments in that part of Ghana. There are also a number of exciting luxury developments in Kumasi such as Prabon Greenfields.
Good transport lines make it possible for people to move from one place to the other and that is one thing that most house-hunters look for. There is a good transportation system that links various places to Kejetia, the centre, for all business activities in the Ashanti region. The Sofoline Interchange that was completed a few years ago links various vicinities to the Central Business District.
Kumasi can boast several tertiary institutions including the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, which is the second university established in the country. The College of Education in Winneba has a campus in Kumasi. They offer regular and advanced courses for interested individuals. Kumasi Polytechnic, also known as the Kumasi Technical Institute, was established more than 50 years ago.
The Ashanti region is known to produce some of the food consumed by the entire nation. A number of them include food crops like yams, plantain, cassava, palm nut and other vegetables. Bonwire, a town close to Kumasi, produces a colourful fabric known as the Kente. This fabric is unique as it is handwoven. There is a vibrant local shoe industry in Kumasi, which produces all kinds of footwear for both males and females. Adum, a business centre in Kumasi, is where most government agencies and other businesses are largely found, including Japan Motors, Cocobod, or British Council.
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is the second largest hospital in Ghana. It receives referrals and treats diseases from other parts of the country, especially from the North. There are private facilities that treat various diseases in Kumasi as well.
People in Kumasi like to eat pounded cassava also known as “fufu”, which is served with soup in restaurants, especially during the weekend. There are several places that serve fufu and other types of meals, such as the Abusuaba Restaurant, Miklin or Jofel.