However, with recent reports showing that the capital city of Ghana is the world's most populated city, the millenuim city might just not be the place for anyone.
Despite being the capital of Ghana, Accra has fallen short of Kumasi's glory. Here are the 8 things that scored points for Kumasi that Accra wouldn’t even dream of.
1. Free flow of traffic.
Except on really bad accident days and during execution of construction projects, it is very possible to drive from Kwadaso to Adum in less than an hour.
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But just look at Accra's traffic.
2. There is enough space for everyone and everything, Kumasi is about twice the size of Accra.
Kumasi has a landmass of over 254 sq km whereas Accra has a landmass of 185 sq km with. With respective population sizes of approximately 2 million and 2.5 million, even the beaches in Accra are crowded.
3. No one is angry in Kumasi.
The heat, stress and traffic in Accra is enough to make someone angry forever please.
4. Cheap Taxi Fares
The fares is sometimes as low as GHS10 for long distance "dropping" in Kumasi.
5. Rent in the Kumasi suburbs is cheap too.
Just compare the above.
6. Abundance of historic monuments and tourist sites.
Kumasi has more evidence of Ghanaian cultural heritage than Accra does.
7. The crime rate is lower than in Lagos.
While broods of petty thieves and armed robbers swarm Accra, fewer cases of crime is usually recorded in Kumasi.
8. You can totally ball on a budget.
All the no stress in Kumasi will save you money to ball big time.
Accra is too stressful for you? Will you move to Kumasi in the near future?
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