THE LABADI BOY IN KUMASI [BACKGROUND]


Yes, you heard me right. IT’S THE LABADI BOY IN KUMASI !!!!

K-U-M-A-S-I eeeeeee K-U-M-A-S-I …..We go spoil there all

Happy ME

It seems I’m getting ahead of myself and too excited so let’s go for a quick commercial break whiles I put myself in order πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

I am baaaaaaaacccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkk !!!

Let’s get to business by educating ourselves a little bit about some important things about Kumasi.

Kumasi (historically spelled Comassie or Coomassie and usually spelled Kumase in Twi) is a city in the Ashanti Region, and is among the largest metropolitan areas in Ghana. Kumasi is near Lake Bosomtwe, in a rain forest region, and is the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Asanteman. Kumasi is approximately 500 kilometres (300 mi) north of the Equator and 200 kilometres (100 mi) north of the Gulf of Guinea. Kumasi is alternatively known as "The Garden City" because of its many beautiful species of flowers and plants. It is also called Oseikrom (Osei Tutu's town). Kumasi is described as Ghana's second city.



Map Of Kumasi

So I left the house few minutes before 9:30 am [I was very late], took a trotro [local name for bus in Ghana]. In less than 40 minutes, I was already at Kwame Nkrumah Circle [one of the few places I knew I could get a bus to Kumasi].

My bestie who has been to Kumasi more times has always been using VIP Bus so I had that in mind BUT couple of days before my trip, I saw videos of a bus company called Intercity STC. I was sooooo impressed by what I saw: their services, prices etc. so I went to their Facebook page and guess what; I was met with bad reviews and just a handful of good ones.
Here I was in a dilemma, to either use the bus my bestie uses anytime she’s going to Kumasi or depend on the Facebook video I saw. I was sooooo confused because I didn’t want my first journey to Kumasi to be a disaster at all.

OMG, I TOTALLY FORGOT TO TELL YOU WHY I’M GOING TO KUMASI. MY BAD….You also didn’t ask 😏��😏 Are you really with me? Okay, Let's Continue.

So as I got to Circle, I just decided to use or board the VIP bus but as I headed towards their direction, I saw INTERCITY BUSES parked just before the VIP BUS STATION so I just diverted and changed my mind. As I got there, I sent a WhatsApp message to Precious asking her which bus I should use. She spoilt everything because her reply was “……………………..” .

Now here I was, confused the more. I stood at the ticketing section for more than 5 minutes, just thinking. As the first bus became full, I just decided to go with INTERCITY STC. I paid and was given my ticket [Seat No. 1]. As I entered the bus, I was really wowed by the interior of the bus. It was sooooo sooooo cool. OMG, very beautiful.

Picture Of My Ticket



The Interior

A little history about INTERCITY STC :

The roots and origin of intercity STC (ISTC) began in 1909 as a Government Transport Department to cater for the needs of the central Government. In 1965, it was made a body corporate by Legislative Instrument (L.I) number 414 of 9th March 1965 to run commercial passenger services and was then called the State Transport Corporation (STC).

STC was later incorporated in June 1995 as a Limited Liability Company under Ghana’s Companies Act, 1962, (Act 179) in the name, State Transport Company Limited. Over the years, the company has gone through changes and is now known as the Intercity STC Coaches Limited since 2003 October.
In the year 2000 Intercity STC was taken by a private company VANEF after it had acquired majority shares in the Intercity STC. Presently Intercity STC is owned by SSNIT which has majority shares after taking over from VANEF and the Government of Ghana who is the minority shareholder.
Intercity STC plies mostly regional capitals in Ghana including, KumasiSunyaniTakoradiCape CoastBolgatanga and some few major towns or district capitals like PagaDormaa Ahenkro and Tarkwa. It also operates International services to some major cities in neighbouring countries like Ouagadougou in Burkina FasoAbidjan in Ivory Coast and LomΓ© in Togo. Plans were also in place to extend services to Niamey in Niger.

READ MORE: https://stc.gov.gh/
 
Screenshot Of INTERCITY STC Website  

All my trips outside Accra had been in trotros and the ones I used to Cape Coast and Takoradi were Metro Mass buses [their interior weren’t that good] so let’s say; it’s my first time sitting in a really good and beautiful bus interior in Ghana. When I sat, I was wondering where some of the features I saw in the video were. As I raised my head to look around, I saw the Wi-Fi service…..YAY, Internet Service.

Wi-Fi Password 

But where could the plugs be; this was the question I asked myself because what’s the use of having lots of data with low battery or even all your devices being off? It could just be not having data or internet services at all. As these thoughts ran through my mind, I heard two guys talking about where the plugs were. I just turned with the speed of light and asked: “Charley, where e dey???? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Apparently, it was just above my head [where the luggage section was]. I immediately took my laptop charger and inserted into the port, connected the Wi-Fi and started typing.

As the seats were being filled, the seat next to me remained empty. EI, HMMMMMMM. I just thought the seats are being filled accordingly or in order of number but I was wrong.

Anyway, my prayer anytime I sit in a bus with an empty seat by me is for a beautiful lady to come and seat by me so that I just feel the warmth of her skin. 

πŸ™ˆdon’t worry, I know I’m a crazy…..hmmmmmm, it’s not me ooooooo. I think someone is ‘doing’ me πŸ˜‚

Your guess is as good as mine I didn’t get what I wanted but wait ooooooo, it’s been a little over an hour and my bus wasn’t full. To compound and heightened my worries, a VIP bus came to pass by. Two buses had already passed by as I sat in my INTERCITY STC bus……Mehn, I was already regretting because I had to return to Accra the same day and handle an assignment my dad had given me.

I even lost the urge to type again so I decided to watch videos rather.


11:20am and we’d still not left Accra?

What time will I get to Kumasi?

What time will I see Gladys [my bestie who works at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital]?

What time will I see Keziah [The C.E.O. of Sugar Free]?

What time will I see Precious [student at KNUST]?


Journey Map [Accra to Kumasi]


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  1. Wao
    Can't wait to read more... 😍

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    1. Thanks sooooo much for reading.
      The next post is next week. You will enjoy it.

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