- The Chief Executive Officer of the A&C Shopping Mall in Ghana has shared how it all began
- Edmund Kwabena Asamoah said the mall is 100% family-owned, and his father was the main man behind it
- According to the entrepreneur, he made a choice to leave behind the software company he established in America to partake in the family's vision of a shopping mall in Ghana
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Edmund Kwabena Asamoah, the Chief Executive Officer of A&C Mall, the first family-owned shopping mall in Ghana, has granted an interview to recount the inspiration behind the mall.
In an interview with Wode Maya, as sighted by YEN.com.gh on his Youtube channel, the A&C Mall CEO said it was his father's idea to build the mall, and the business is 100% family-owned.
Investing in land in Ghana, Edmund's father called him and pitched the idea of a mall to him and gave him the option to either come back home, start the business and retire, or just be an investor.
Edmund, who was living comfortably in the United States of America (USA) as a software engineer with his own company, gave the two options a thought and eventually decided to move back home.
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" I looked at the options, the so-called comfort of the US or the challenge of coming to Ghana and investing in the vision", Kwabena Asamoah said.
According to Glassdoor, the national average annual salary of software engineers in the US is approximately $1 million (Ghc6,060,639).
It has been 15 years since he came back to Ghana, Edmund revealed.
He also said East Legon, where the mall is located, was mainly a bushy area at the time, and there were no commercial elements around.
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"People had to always go to the other side of town for various activities and it just didn't make sense," he added.
Edmund Kwabena Asamoah shared more about the story of A&C Mall in the video linked below;
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that, 24-year-old Nana Boakye, chief executive officer of Pizzaman chicken and pizza in Kumasi, has left many in disbelief after Zionfelix shared a post about this young man which spelt out what he has been able to accomplish at this age.
In the post, Zionfelix revealed that Nana Boakye completed Kwame Nkrumah Univerity of Science and Technology with first-class honours but decided to pursue his passion as a pizza maker.
He currently has over 120 employees with four pizza joints in Kumasi.
Ghanaians as usual, after hearing this story, hit the comment section with various things to say about the post.