Kumasi City Mall gets warmest reception from residents
The Kumasi City Mall (KCM) opened Thursday with very enthusiastic Kumasi Residents giving it the warmest reception.
The mall, a $95 million dollar retail facility, is second to the Accra mall making Kumasi the second city in the country to boast of an A-grade shopping and recreational centre.
The magnificent edifice, opened its gates at 9:00 am to excited residents of Kumasi who took advantage of the promotional sales to get items ranging from eatables, to electrical appliances.
KCM took 24 months to complete, after the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, had cut the sod for commencement on June 6, 2014 and is located at Asokwa.
The King is meanwhile scheduled to officially commission the facility on May 10, 2017.
KCM has two main retail operators in Ghana; Shoprite and Game, with shops offering a variety of goods and services like, grocery and foodstuffs, lifestyle, beauty and wellness, electronics and telecommunications, budget and designer fashion and clothing.
Others are pharmaceuticals, gifts and high-value jewellery, restaurants and eateries banking & financial Services, entertainment, children’s games and recreation.
The opening event saw traditional music and cultural dance displays by the Kumasi Centre for National Culture and other performing groups.
They are expected to continue with the entertainment for the next three weeks until the mall is officially commissioned by the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on May 10.
Some of the residents who spoke to Kapital News expressed the zeal to patronize the mall, since they have been yearning it for long.
“Everything is nice here at least they’ve done well, they’ve brought Accra mall to Kumasi so its ok…, we don’t have such place here in Kumasi so at least it serves as place of tourist for us”, a young lady told Kapital News’ Hafiz Tijani.
An obviously excited guy, also said, “It’s great, Kumasi has been expecting something like this for a while now and thank God we have Kumasi City Mall right here in Oseikrom, Ashanti Region and we are so much grateful for what has happened.”
“I think Kumasi people have been hungry sometime now when it comes to mall and definitely they are embracing it and when you go to game a lot of people are shopping.” Another young student added.
Suraya Alidu Malititi | kapital971.com