Renovated Dr. Kwame Nkrumah memorial parks opened.
The dedication of a renovated and modernized building that serves as his memorial brought Kwame Nkrumah’s status as an iconic Ghanaian and African figure to life.
The revered grounds that house the remains of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the African Personality of the Millennium and father of Pan Africanism, have been renovated and decorated in modernity as a result of the monumental project to give the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park a complete makeover befitting the nation’s first Republican President.
Samia Nkrumah, Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, and King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, Ga Mantse, assisted President Akufo-Addo in opening the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra. SAMUEL TEI ADAN photos
As befits its reputation as the Mecca or Jerusalem for all Pan-Africanists around the world, the revered site where Dr. Nkrumah proclaimed Ghana’s independence on the eve of March 6, 1957, today honors that momentous occasion.
Former President J. J. Rawlings transformed an ancient polo field into the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum in 1991, where the former President and his wife were buried.
In honor of the global icon, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the refurbished and improved park yesterday. The project cost more than GH30 million.
He claimed that because Dr. Nkrumah was one of his generation’s greatest pan-Africanists, his burial place needed to reflect his stature and unique commitment to the liberation of Africa from colonialism, which is why the project was necessary.
The park has been expanded to include a Presidential Library, a reception facility, an amphitheater, a café, Freedom Hall, and a digitalized payment and access system. The park is located on the Atta Mills Highway in Accra, close to the Arts Centre.
The park, which had a yearly attendance count of roughly 90,000 before the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020, before it was shut down for a year for renovations, is now anticipated to draw more than a million visitors per year.
The modernized Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, according to President Akufo-Addo, is in line with government objectives to make it one of the top tourist and historical sites in West Africa.
In order to meet the goal, he gave the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) the responsibility of making sure that the agencies that fall under the ministry come up with successful marketing and promotional plans.
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