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Tshwane’s Ghanaian twin Kumasi rocks (despite being less developed than Accra)

Africa Connected host Lee Kasumba is crisscrossing Africa to explore the Continent’s many opportunities and immense potential for growth.

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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kasumba, who is in Ghana.

She spoke about Kumasi, far lesser known to South Africans than Accra.

Kumasi is twinned with Tshwane.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

The informal trading sector is pretty much the backbone of the Kumasi economy.

Lee Kasumba

Some of the big countries investing in Kumasi are the Dutch… India and Lebanon are also huge investors…

Lee Kasumba

60% of tourists in Kumasi are Ghanaian…

Lee Kasumba

Kumasi is an area where a lot of people from different nations have to travel through… Right now, Kumasi is the most popular city in Ghana…

Lee Kasumba

Kumasi is not as developed as Accra… they’re working hard on their roadworks… There is quite a lot of infrastructural development…

Lee Kasumba

In Kumasi everything that is done has to go through the Ashanti king…

Lee Kasumba

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