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$3.5 Million Redeveloped Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park Commissioned.

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a site that pays tribute to Ghana’s first president Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, has today, July 4, 2023, been commissioned by his Excellency, President Nana Akufo-Addo after undergoing a year-long refurbishment.

The park believed to be a monument of historic significance after 25 years of its existence, has been renovated at a cost of about $3.5 million.

The ceremony had dignitaries sharing how significant it was to have the venue renovated, which is the country’s number one tourist site, and how it would attract growth to Ghana’s tourism and the economy.

The Kwame Nkrumah memorial park after it experienced a lack of significant renovations since its 25years existence, resulting in various issues with its facilities such as malfunctioning fountains, leaky roofs in the museum, and inadequate washrooms and VIP lounges has today, been renovated with the cost of $3.5 million, and commissioned by Nana Akufo-Addo who shared the vision for the project, and how delighted he was to have been able to elevate the space where lies the late president and founder of the CPP.

He further tasked the ministry of tourism, arts and culture and its agencies to develop strong marketing strategy to achieve a target of one million tourist visitations to the park.

President Nana Akufo Addo addressing the faithful

The ceremony was graced by the world bank’s country director, Pierre Frank Laporte who spoke on Ghana and the world bank’s fourteen million 5 year development project partnership.

Pierre Frank Laporte – World Bank Country Director

Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, also in his speech mentioned that the evidence of the world bank’s partnership is clear for all to see.

Ken Ofori Atta – Finance Minister

The Minister of tourism art and culture Hon. Mohammed Awal, also disclosed Government’s plan to modernise osu castle next year.

Hon. Dr. Mohammed AwalMinister of Tourism, Art, and Culture

Other dignitaries who were in attendance include former minister for tourism Catherine Afeku, the Ga Mants3 Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, a former member of Parliament for Joromo constituency, and daughter of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Samia Nkrumah, Chairperson of the convention people’s party Nana Akosua Frimpongmaa Sarpong Kumankumah and others.

Story by Aisha Alhassan

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