The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. Dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The Museum was shutdown for one year for renovations and was opened to the public on the 4th of July 2023. I visited on July 13, 2023, talk about timing! The newly renovated Museum was commissioned by the president of Ghana, President Akufo Addo.
From Wikipedia: [The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum] is the spot where Nkrumah made the declaration of Ghana’s independence. On the premises is a museum that has on display objects from various stages of his life. The building is meant to represent an upside down sword, which in Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The interior boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker, surrounded by river-washed rocks. A skylight at the top in the mausoleum illuminates the grave. The mausoleum is surrounded by water, a symbol of life. Nkrumah’s political journey began after twelve years abroad, where he pursued higher education and refined his political philosophy. On his return to the Gold Coast, he established the Convention People’s Party, quickly winning over the masses with his promise of national independence. Nkrumah’s vision came to fruition in 1957 when the Gold Coast declared independence from Britain, and in 1960, Ghanaians elected Nkrumah as their president under a new constitution.
Enjoy this slideshow of photos from The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park, and check the other sets I’ll be posting, as time permits, from my trip to Ghana.
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