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Ghanaian president commissions presidential museum

Xinhua, March 6, 2017 Adjust font size:

Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday commissioned the presidential museum of Ghana, a legacy project to commemorate Ghana's 60th independence anniversary.

The Castle celebrates the achievements and the lives of the presidents, who spent their time working in it.

"The vision is to have a state-of-the-art museum, which will house presidential artifacts, presidential papers, waxworks of our presidents, and also have on display personal possessions like books, artworks and items of clothing to allow us to honor appropriately their memories," Akufo-Addo said.

One interesting exhibit at the museum will be the room the British Queen, Elizabeth II, slept in during her State Visit to Ghana in 1960.

There will also be bookshops, research rooms, gardens and sculptures and artworks rendered by Ghana's finest craftsmen and artists for researchers.

The president also used the occasion to open "The Road to Independence" exhibition which pays homage to the country's forebears, whose blood, sweat and toil won Ghana its independence.

Akufo-Addo prayed the exhibition inspires Ghanaians to use their talents and energies to do something in their own small way to boost Ghana's development in line with the theme of the 60th anniversary - Mobilizing for the Future.

Akufo-Addo said he has tasked the Tourism Minister to spearhead the transformation of the ancient Christiansborg Castle located in Osu in Accra into a museum.

The Christiansborg Castle, originally built by the Danes, became the seat of government in 1877, when Accra became the capital city. In 2013, the seat of government was moved to Jubilee House (Now Flagstaff House). Endit