Ghana’s presidential museum located inside the Osu castle in Accra was officially unveiled on Sunday by President Nana Akufo-Addo as part of festivities commemorating the 60th Independence anniversary of Ghana.
The motive behind the presidential museum “is to have a state of the art museum that will house presidential artefacts, presidential papers, wax works of our presidents and also have on display personal possessions like books, artworks and items of clothing to allow us to honour appropriately their memories” says the President
The Castle originally built by the Danes in 1661 had changed hands during the colonial era between Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Akwamu and Britain before Ghana finally took possession of it after independence and had
remained the seat of successive governments till 2008.
The castle according to Nana Akufo-Addo is the “perfect location to house a museum which celebrates the achievements and the lives of the presidents who spend their time working in it”
The President opined that the museum buttresses his administration’s commitment to the development and promotion of Tourism.