Kejetia Market : The Heart Of Ashanti Trade

Spotted in the bustling commercial city of Kumasi, the Kejetia Market is notably the largest Market in West Africa. There are over 11,000 stalls and stores that engage in different forms of business activities such as food services, selling of souvenirs, handmade glass beads, Kente strips, Ashanti sandals, second-hand clothing & shoes, batik and more. Though the aching Kejetia Market is relatively befuddling, it’s entirely fascinating.

Bounded by prominent and historical landmarks such as the Kumasi Cultural Centre, Kumasi Zoo and the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, the Kejetia Market has gone through series of renovations and has currently gained a befitting status with a world-class standard bus terminal where you can park your car or board a bus to any part of the city and region. Almost everything that one wants to purchase from a market can be found at the Kejetia Market. You would be amazed at some business operations that take place at the market.

Kejetia Market in Kumasi, Ashanti Region-Ghana

It is an ideal commercial hub for retailers and wholesalers in nearby towns and villages since the prices of goods and services are relatively cheap. Even, some traders in adjoining regions especially, those in the northern part of the country take advantage of the pricing and the luxury of options available to purchase from the Kejetia Market. For those who have a taste for shopping; and tourists who are situated in the Kumasi Metropolis, your best place to shop is the Kejetia Market. From footwear to clothing to accessories, home décor, electrical appliances and more, Kejetia Market got you covered.

Due to its commercial nature, financial institutions such as banks, savings & loans and credit unions have leveraged the activities in the market to provide financial solutions not to vendors only but buyers as well. This means buyers have the luxury to withdraw money at nearby banks whenever they are in shortage whiles shopping in the market. 

There are also Head Potters popularly called “Kayayei” who aid buyers by carrying their goods for a fee.

Head Potters at the Kejetia Market

The Police and Market wardens also contribute tremendously to the enthralling landscape of the Kejetia Market. They are speckled at a vantage point in the market. Their responsibility is to maintain law and order and to ensure that people are not selling at unauthorized places. Yet, one must be self-cautious when trading at the market especially tourist who are not familiar with the place. 

You should be accompanied by a resident of the metropolis.

Kejetia Market is a sight to behold. You should see it for yourself.

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