President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has received praise from Mr. Kofi Bentil, a private attorney, for renovating the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
One of President Akufo-Addo’s finest legacies, according to him, would be this recently renovated institution.
Note that JB Danquah’s nephew refurbished Kwame Nkrumah’s library and tomb, Mr. Bentil, who is also a Vice President of Imani Africa, said on Facebook. People in Ghana are not that divided! We often exhibit great sophistication and maturity. Congratulations, Mr. President; this will be one of your greatest legacies.
A year after he turned the first sod for construction to begin, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned the rebuilt and modernised Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 4, 2023.
The Park, which was constructed in 1991 and made accessible to the public in 1992 under the administration of the late Jerry John Rawlings, the first President of the Fourth Republic, has not had any renovations since, the President said, leading to substantial degradation of the building.
He said that this is the reason he gave Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, the minister of tourism, arts, and culture, the order to temporarily close it so that renovations may be done.
It is encouraging to see that the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park has not only undergone renovation, but has also undergone a complete modernization to reflect its status as the final resting place of the justly celebrated Kwame Nkrumah, who led us to independence in 1957 and served as Ghana’s first President.
The Presidential Library, a Reception Facility, a Restaurant, a Freedom Wall, and a Digitalized Payment and Access System are currently available at the Park. The gravestone at the mausoleum has been renovated, and the museum has been extended with an audiovisual tunnel, according to Mr. Akufo-Addo.
A modernised gift store, larger leisure space, renovated VVIP lounge, and the first fountain area in West Africa with synced audiovisuals are also included.
The president also said that the government’s ambitions to transform Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park into one of West Africa’s top tourist destinations and historical sites are in keeping with the park’s thirty million cedi (GH30 million) modernization.
The burial place of Dr. Nkrumah “given that he was the premier pan-Africanist of his time and made a remarkable contribution to the liberation of Africa from colonialism and imperialism, it must be commensurate with his position and honour,” he stated.