The biggest shopping mall ever to be built in Ghana worth $48 million is expected to be constructed in Kumasi 2012. Christened ‘Garden City Shopping Mall,’ the giant edifice is the brainchild of Retail and Realty (R&R) in collaboration with the Methodist Church of Ghana.

The three-storey shopping mall to be situated close to the Suame Roundabout in Kumasi would have amenities such as shops, car park and escalators.

The CEO of Garden City Mall, Alex Brucks disclosed that construction work would commence in 2012 is expected to be completed within 18 months.

Speaking at an event to unveil the project, he said the Garden City Mall would help give Kumasi a facelift upon completion. Brucks noted that construction of the project would provide jobs for the youth, adding that about 2,000 Ghanaians are expected to be employed at the facility when it is completed. The Methodist Church of Ghana is providing 23 acres of land while R&R, the managers of Accra Mall and their partners are providing the financial component.