Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Accra Ghana

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Accra Ghana

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and park located on the John Evans Atta Mills High street in Accra is the final and second resting place of the body of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah. Osagyefo was Ghana’s first President who led the country from the colonial rule of the British to independence and also to a republican status.

The mausoleum and park also houses the mortal remains of his wife Fathia Fataya Nkrumah. This is worth to say that everything at the mausoleum and park is symbolic in that it has a deep meaning.

The mausoleum itself is shaped in a a form of a number of cutlasses places upside down. It is designed beautifully in Italian marble and ceramic of grey black and brown colorist.

Just outside the mausoleum is a giant statue of Africa’s man of the millennium in bronze. The statue is in the middle of a pool of water symbolizing that the legend lives on.

Eight statues of men bowed on one knee with cloths tied to their waist blowing the local atentenben can be seen in the pool on both sides of the father of the nation.

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum also literally is in the central business district of Accra. The Bank of Ghana, the Ghana library board, The Ghana commercial Bank as well as the Supreme Court of Ghana are all located just across the street from the park. Behind these buildings is the famous makola market, Ghana’s largest market. The arts and crafts market is also located on this very street. Heading east on the street is the “ministries”. This area located almost every government head office and ministry with exception of a new that are located else where because of one or two reasons. Now just behind the park is the famous Atlantic Ocean which completes the picturesque view of the place

Tunde is a very versatile African traveler with visits to close to 20 countries on the continent and 10 others outside Africa. He enjoys photography and meeting people from different background.

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