The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana. It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah.

The mausoleum designed by Don Aurthur, houses the body 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 park was built with longevity with its futuristic appeal, was built to honor Kwame Nkrumah  (1909 – 27 April 1972) who led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. Ghana was the first African country to gain independence from the United Kingdom in 1957.

As you enter the park you are confronted by 7 bare chested male statuettes bearing flute blowers which blow out springs of water. Within the Ghanaian culture the flute and the blowing of flute are used to welcome dignitaries

The two main features of Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum are the museum and the mausoleum. The mausoleum is the actual place where Kwame Nkurumah was laid to rest. The mausoleum itself is built on l man-made island which is connected to the mainland by two bridges.

 

source : www.en.wikipedia.org; www.viewghana.com


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