A huge characteristic of Kejetia is its human traffic which becomes unbearable during festive occasions like Christmas and Easter.Due to its open market nature, there are a lot of reported fire outbreaks.Kumasi has 50% of the timber industry of Ashantiland, and the Kaasi Industrial Area plays an important role in the local industry. Much of the shopping and trading activity in the city takes place at Kumasi's shopping streets, in and around Kejetia Market and Adum.These two areas – Kejetia and Adum – have a common boundary.Airlines servicing the airport included Africa World Airlines, Antrak Air, Royal Fly-GH and Starbow Airlines.The airport has undergone construction to allow for night operations.
With their 1701 victory over Denkyira the Asante confederacy became the primary state among the Ashantis.
The city holds an important place in the history of the Ashanti people, as legend claims that it was here Okomfo Anokye received the golden stool, an embodiment of the soul of the Ashanti nation Ashanti.
Kumasi features a tropical wet and dry climate, with relatively constant temperatures throughout the course of the year.
However a new market is being developed to tackle the issue of frequent fire outbreaks and also to develop the market to meet modern standards.
The main occupations in Kumasi are professional such as services and manufacturing. Solar energy technology is a major energy source and contributor of electricity generation in Ashanti.