June 13, 2022

Ghana’s National Museum Reopened

The National Museum, Ghana’s largest museum, has been reopened to the general public after it was closed down seven years ago.

In 2015, the Museum was closed “for lack of maintenance”.

“Indeed, the Museum had deteriorated to such an extent that it posed serious safety risks to visitors, workers and the exhibits held there”, President Akufo Addo said.

On Friday, June 10, 222, the president reopened it.

He noted that the Museum has now been fully rehabilitated, and restored to its original state with the inclusion of additional exhibits and artefacts.

Additionally, he said its inner roads have also been asphalted for the first time since its establishment.

“In seeking to enrich the experience of visitors to the Museum, the curators of the National Museum have also added seven (7) of the vehicles used by former Heads of State, including three (3) E-450 Mercedes Benz vehicles, two (2) Nissan Patrols, a limousine and a Toyota Land Cruiser.

“The efforts put in to restore this Museum are part of a comprehensive vision of my government to help create a more vibrant cultural industry sector. Tourism, arts and culture are effective tools for economic transformation, and we, in Ghana, can benefit from this because we possess a significant number of heritage resource”, he added.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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