KWAME NKRUMAH - Located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum was built to give tribute to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, and his efforts to drive Ghana towards independence. Also known as Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, the museum holds almost all remains of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. In addition, the museum also has the personal effects as well as the publications of Kwame Nkrumah including photos showing his life history. Not to mention the fact that Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is a major attraction for tourists as well as locals. Designed by Don Aurthur, the structure of Kwame Nkrumah
Mausoleum is meant to represent an upside down sword, which symbolizes peace. Moreover, the upside down sword can also be considered as an uprooted tree to represent the uncompleted work of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah for completely uniting Africa. Besides, the tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful park is full of bronze statues, wandering peacocks among others and is without a doubt pleasant enough place to wander around. The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life and its presence conveys a sense of immortality for the name of Nkrumah. The full statue of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah wearing a shirt and a cloth, in bronze is sited at the same location where he declared Ghana's independence. Considering the fact that some scholars call Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum the genesis of the actual history of Ghana, this is a place you would not want to miss during your visit to Ghana.