Charlotte's Seventh Sister City Partner
Kumasi was founded in 1820 by King Osei Tutu. The city is the 2nd largest in Ghana and is the capital of the Ashanti Region, a land of ancient African royalty. On August 10, 1995, there was an official mayor visit from Charlotte to Kumasi and on August 12, 1995, the Sister Cities Agreement was signed. Kumasi and Charlotte have enjoyed being Sister City partners ever since.
Charlotte and Kumasi have a great relationship consisting of successful local events and international exchanges. Some the highlights from our relationship include the delegation trips from Kumasi, our Southern Christmas Show, and the proposal for an educational and preventive AIDS program in Kumasi.