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Nkrumah Memorial Park opens to the public today

The newly inaugurated redeveloped magnificent new Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park opens to the general public from Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

Acting Director of the Park Edward Quao announced this in a statement.

The Park is a monumental project expected to boost Ghana’s international tourist arrivals significantly is one of the 10 most visited sites in Ghana

Museums and other tourist attractions are the living energies of culture and history and represent the very essence of a people.

Park opens

It is thus important that they are kept in the best possible shape to attract domestic and international visitors.

The redevelopment of the magnificent new Nkrumah became necessary after the park, which was built in 1991 to house the remains of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife, Fathia Nkrumah, by then Head of State, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, got into a state of disrepair.

The reconstruction maintains the historical value of the Park, increased its visitor capacity and improved service delivery to visitors.

New look

The mah is a 10.8 feet bronze statue, and an imposing mausoleum where his mortal remains and that of his wife, Fathia, are interred.

Other facilities include statues of horn blowers with a fountain surrounded by trees planted by some distinguished personalities, a library, conference and reception centres, an infirmary and a gift shop.

The upgraded fountain now incorporates captivating visuals and synchronized music, creating a mesmerizing experience for all who visit.

It also has a mini-amphitheatre, as well as picnic area for the youth and visitors.

The magnificent new Nkrumah will also serve as a heritage site, symbol of Africa’s liberation from colonialism.

With increased gallery space and state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, the museum offers an immersive and educational.

The road within the magnificent new Nkrumah Park has been upgraded to provide a smoother and safer journey for visitors.

To cater to the increasing number of visitors, the car park has been improved with increased capacity, allowing for smoother and more organized parking arrangements.

The magnificent new Nkrumah park also boasts of a restaurant offering diverse culinary experience, toilet facilities to ensure convenience and comfort of visitors and new and efficient drainage network to mitigate any potential issues during the rainy season.

Other additional features include digitalized ticketing system.

Focus on tourism sector

The redevelopment of the magnificent new Nkrumah highlights Ghana’s focus on the tourism sector.

In view of this the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park which attracted some 90,000 visitors before the renovation is now expected to attract over one million tourists annually.

Ghana has made a projection of 1.2 million tourist arrivals by the end of 2023, and the Park is expected to add up significantly to achieving this target.

Government’s investment in the tourism industry aimed at creating jobs and wealth for the sustainable growth of the economy.

Some $3.5 million from the $40 million 5-year Tourism Development Project was used in the redevelopment. $20 million still remains and will be used in the next 12 months.

This money comes from collaboration between the World Bank and Tourism and Finance Ministries.

The repositioning and enhancements of the tourism, arts and cultural infrastructure, it is expected that the sector would become the number one contributor to Ghana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2025.


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