All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Accra has always been known as the center of excellence in Ghana.

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.

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Traffic condition in Kumasi

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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All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Traffic condition in Accra

But just look at Accra's traffic.

2. There is enough space for everyone and everything, Kumasi is about twice the size of Accra.

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Kumasi Map

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.

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Kumasi Dance

The heat, stress and traffic in Accra is enough to make someone angry forever please.

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4. Cheap Taxi Fares

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Kumasi Taxi

The fares is sometimes as low as GHS10 for long distance "dropping" in Kumasi.

5. Rent in the Kumasi suburbs is cheap too.

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Just compare the above.

6. Abundance of historic monuments and tourist sites.

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Okomfo Anokye's sword in Kumasi

Kumasi has more evidence of Ghanaian cultural heritage than Accra does.

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7. The crime rate is lower than in Lagos.

All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra
All the times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

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 times you’ll wish you lived in Kumasi instead of Accra

Happenings @ pool party in Kumasi

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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