Construction work on a US$48 million Garden City Mall Project, initiated by the Methodist Church, Ghana is set to begin next year, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Asante, the Presiding Bishop, has announced.
The mall to be sited on a 14-acre land at the Suame Roundabout,Kumasi, comes with a clinic, pharmacy and beauty shop, banks, restaurants, car park and cinema hall. Expected to serve as a one-stop shop for consumers and boost business activities in the Kumasi Metropolis, it is being implemented by the Church in partnership with the Accra Shopping Mall Limited and some foreign investors.
Multicad Consulting Architects have been awarded the job scheduled to be ready within 18 months. Most Rev Prof Asante at a meeting with church leaders at the project site, said its viability was not in doubt.
It would significantly contribute to the development of the church and generate employment for the youth. It would provide direct employment for about 1,500 people. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, in a message delivered on his behalf, commended the Church for the initiative and encouraged other religious bodies to strive to invest in viable economic projects to benefit their members.
Mr Alex Kwasi Bruks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Accra Shopping Mall Limited, one of the partners, described the location of the project as �very strategic.�
It would bring enormous benefits and relief to shoppers and businesses in the metropolis, he said.
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