President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the redeveloped Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, is a monument of historic significance in Ghana. It was dedicated to the memory of the country’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. It also serves as the resting place for the remains of the first President and his wife, Fathia Nkrumah.
According to the President, the redeveloped Memorial Park will attract some one million domestic and international tourists annually.
“He’s the outstanding pan-Africanist of this generation. The burial site of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah must be appropriate to a status of exceptional contribution to the liberation of Africa, from colonialism and imperialism. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park which attracted some 90,000 annually before the renovation, is now expected to attract over one million tourists annually. I’m charging the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and its agencies to devise effective marketing and promotional strategies, to achieve the target of 1 million domestic and international tourist visitations to the Park”.
Speaking at the unveiling of the redeveloped memorial park, President Akufo-Addo added that the government will continue to invest in the tourism sector to help revive the economy.
“As part of measures to make Ghana the hub of tourism in West Africa, we are building museums and other tourist attractions in various parts of the country. Construction of museums and heroes park for the big six, a memorial park in Cape Coast for the Aborigines, a memorial enclave in Tamale for the founders of the erstwhile Northern People’s Party to symbolise their participation in the drive for national independence and the completion of the ongoing works at the Bonwire museum and Yaa Asantewaa museum, both in Ejisu are in the offing,” President Akufo-Addo.
The redevelopment project of the park, which costs about $3.5 million, stands as a testament to government’s commitment to honoring the legacy of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and celebrating his immense contributions towards Ghana’s independence.
Meanwhile, the family of Osagyfo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah has thanked the government for the redevelopment of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.