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Reasons to visit the renovated and re-developed Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

by The Ghana HIT

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorable Park is a special monument dedicated in memory of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. This park is situated where Ghana’s independence was declared. It serves as a historical place where visitors can pay homage to Ghana’s first President and learn about his life and legacies. The Kwame Nkrumah Memorable Park has become one of Ghana’s top 10 most visited sites.

It is a famous attraction site that receives a significant number of tourists each year. It was constructed in 1990 by the late Head of State, Jerry John Rawlings, as a tribute to Ghana’s first President and a means of preserving the nation’s heritage. It was officially launched in 1992; it receives a significant number of tourists each year. Statistics indicate that Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park receives approximately 100,000 visitors each year.

Under the leadership of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the current government declared tourism an important factor in social advancement. It secured a loan from the World Bank to improve the tourism environment and develop sites and destinations. The Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture initiated the rehabilitation and redevelopment of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in July 2022 with a cost of $3.5 million. The major goal of renovating this park was to preserve its historical value, increase visitor capacity, and enhance service delivery to visitors. Besides, this renovation is also meant to honor the incredible legacy of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

The Kwame Nkrumah Memorable Park received some significant renovations, and therefore, it is poised to offer better and more memorable experiences to its tourists. There are many reasons why you should consider visiting the renovated park. The park was officially re-opened on 4th July 2023 by President Akufo-Addo and other government officials. Speaking during the opening sessions, the president noted, “ It is gratifying to note that it has not only been renovated but it has been completely modernized to befit the status of the final resting place of the man who led us to independence in 1957 and became Ghana’s first president, the celebrated Kwame Nkrumah.”

“It is in line to make the park one of the top tourist destinations in West Africa. As the outstanding pan-Africanist of this generation, the burial site of Dr. Nkrumah must be appropriate to a status in exceptional contribution to the liberation of Africa from colonialism and imperialism.”
The museum at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park has undergone a significant expansion. With increased gallery space and state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities, the museum offers an immersive and educational experience. The redevelopment also focused on improving the surrounding infrastructure. The road within the Park has been renovated to provide a smoother and safer journey for tourists. The New and efficient drainage network to eliminate any potential issues during the rainy season.

This facility now houses a presidential library, providing visitors access to an extensive collection of historical materials and documents related to Dr. Nkrumah’s life and legacy. Improved Toilet facilities to ensure convenience and comfort of visitors. Modern Car Park 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.

Another of the highlights of the redevelopment is the transformation of the existing fountain into an audio-visual spectacle. The upgraded fountain now incorporates captivating visuals and synchronized music, creating a mesmerizing experience for all who visit. Besides, there is a gift shop where visitors can shop for unique gifts for their loved ones. There is a restaurant offering various Ghanaian culinary experiences. This restaurant will be offering both local and international dishes.

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