Located in downtown Accra, Ghana, the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum has been closed down until further notice.
The closure was announced in a communication issued by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts And Culture on Friday, May 27, 2022.
According to the Ministry, the temporal closure is to help upgrade the Memorial Park to a standard that befits the former President so as to boost the attractiveness of the park and the overall tourism performance of the country.
It is immediately unknown when the major renovations will commence and when the park will be opened to the public.
The Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park and Mausoleum is the final resting place of Ghana’s first President and Africanist.
Designed by Don Arthur, the Mausoleum houses the mortal remains of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.
It is meant to represent an upside-down sword which in the 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 of the Mausoleum boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker surrounded by river-washed rocks.