Tag Archives: KUMASI

Rattray Park -Worth the hype?

I sneaked into Rattray park last Saturday evening. I was not the only bearded man who ‘sneaked’ in. The bearded mayor was also there, perhaps to ‘steal’ some few ideas. I will not be surprised if Efua Sutherland Children’s park is soon covered with roofing sheets. Continue reading Rattray Park -Worth the hype?

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Open Letter to the Mayor of Kumasi

Dear  Sir,

I greet  you from  my little  corner  in  what  used  to be  the Garden City  of West  Africa.  I  write to you  this lovely  letter to bring  some  happenings  in some parts of our  dear  city  to your  notice.  TECH  junction   is of focal  concern  to me. Continue reading Open Letter to the Mayor of Kumasi

FATHER BURGESS and OWAREANS OF OLD

This is one picture every old and current student of OPOKU WARE SCHOOL would love to watch over and over again.

 

The man in cassock is the first headmaster of  OWASS, Rev. Father Burgess, with some students.

 

Date: January 1957

Source:    UK  – This image is part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives, uploaded as part of the Africa Through a Lens project.

THE GARDEN CITY

THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN KUMASI.

GARDEN CITY, OSEIKROM, SIANO

It used to be called the Garden City.   I just overheard someone saying it has now metamorphosed into  Garbage CITY.  He is lucky it was not heard.   Kumasi is no doubt a wonderful city with  wonderful people and an amazing lifestyle.  Asante Twi is the language that rules over here.   It is spoken everywhere; in the banking  halls, in schools and especially on KNUST campus.  KUMASI has managed to create its own unique atmosphere.   When you arrive and stay in Kumasi for a week without noticing any of these things, then you are lost.  You might be in Mafe-Kumasi then. Continue reading THE GARDEN CITY