Otumfuo cuts sod for ultra modern Kumasi city mall
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, on Saturday, cut the sod for the commencement of construction works on the Kumasi City Mall at Asokwa, a suburb of Kumasi.
The USD 110 million dollar Kumasi City Mall, covering an area of 29,000 square metres, is being developed by Delico Kumasi Limited, an affiliate of Delico Property Developments Limited, the company developing Accra’s West Hills Mall which is now less than six months to completion.
The Kumasi City Mall, described by the developers as having the potential of overtaking the West Hills Mall in size, is designed to be rolled out in two phases comprising a retail shopping mall component with two giant anchor tenants – Shoprite and Game and will offer spaces for as many as 60 line shops and restaurants. The development has a possibility of a second phase which, if completed, will deliver a 120-bed ultra modern hotel to the Ashanti capital. The Kumasi City Mall has an approximate total parking bay for 1,250 cars.
”The absence of a commercial complex of this standard in a city like Kumasi has been so glaring over the years and I am so happy that at long last our city is about to get its own world class Mall to promote business, commerce and recreation among our people,” Otumfuo declared minutes before he shoveled up earth to signal the start of construction work on the 15.43 acre land acquired for the Ashanti regional capital’s first modern shopping complex.
The Asantehene categorically reminded his Chiefs and people that all lands are vested in the Asanteman stool and that he would personally do everything to ensure that the lease of lands for productive good and economically viable development projects would always supersede the sale of lands by chiefs for any other purposes.