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The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park was created to honor Kwame Nkrumah, one of the founding fathers and the first president of Ghana.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park was created to honor Kwame Nkrumah, one of the founding fathers and the first president of Ghana. Built on the site where Nkrumah declared independence from Britain in 1957, the museum showcases events of Nkrumah’s life and some of his personal belongings, letters and furniture. The highlight of the park is the marble mausoleum. In front of it is a bronze statue of Nkrumah on a pedestal, with his right hand pointing forward symbolically. On the grounds is a pool with statues of people from various Ghanaian tribes, and eternal fountains which symbolize the undying spirit of Nkrumah. You can also see the headless statue of Nkrumah which once stood outside the first parliament building, but was vandalized.
Victoria Borg, Accra, Ghana
The Makola Market in the heart of Accra is a busy place crammed with stalls selling fresh produce, local food, traditional goods, fabrics, Kente clothes, accessories, and handicrafts at reasonable prices
The Independence Square commemorates Ghanaian independence from Britain in 1957 and is the site of the annual Independence Day parades
The National Museum of Ghana presents the country's history and culture
The Osu Castle, also known as Fort Christiansborg, was built by the Danes in the 17th century and was occupied by the Portuguese and Swedish intermittently over the years
Bojo beach is a clean and quiet stretch of soft sand along the Gulf of Guinea, with powerful currents
The Artists Alliance Gallery has 3 floors of paintings, sculptures and artifacts, from traditional Ashanti drums and masks, Asafo flags with applique-work, and strip-woven Kente textiles to contemporary Ghanaian art, including the world famous figurative coffins