Gov’t to refurbish tourist sites in Ghana?
The government of Ghana under the leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has set aside US$10 million to refurbish some tourist sites in Ghana.
Earlier this year, in the President’s state of the nation address, he highlighted the need to renovate Ghana’s tourist sites. And further disclosed the government’s plan to invest in refurbishing the major tourist sites in Ghana. In particular, Cape Coast Castle, Elmina Castle, and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.
At the re-opening of the renovated Ghana National Museum, the President indicated the Government’s intention to build new tourist centers. Including the Gbewaa Palace Museum and the Yaa Asantsewa Palace. Indeed, considering the role of the Dagombas and the Queen Mother, Yaa Asantsewa in the fight against colonial rule, these tourist sites are long overdue.
I recall with nostalgia, the end of the year 2019, just before the onset of COVID when the world came to Ghana in that “December to Remember” and we were the happy place to be at the end of our Year of Return. Ghana continues to lead the push for an African Renaissance through the decade-long Beyond the Return Project. The December in GH component of this project has positioned Ghana as the destination to visit every DecemberHis Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
The government’s plan to refurbish tourist sites in Ghana is a good step toward protecting Ghana’s history. Even though a significant aspect of Ghana’s culture and history is already missing.
Top Tourist sites in Ghana
Cape Coast Castle
The Cape Coast castle is one of around forty “slave castles” or massive commercial forts established by European traders in West Africa’s Gold Coast (now Ghana). Read more
This was the first commercial post on the Gulf of Guinea and the oldest European structure south of the Sahara. The castle was founded as a trading post and later became one of the most important sites on the path of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. Read more
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park
The memorial park is located in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. It includes a mausoleum and a museum built for and named after Ghana’s “founding father,” late President Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. Read more
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