Kwame Nkrumah made history as the first President of Ghana, leaving a positive mark that will continue to impact generations to come.
In the previous edition, we presented information and photos on the exterior of Nkrumah’s resting place and the significance of some monuments that were identified. The interior of the mausoleum appeals to the emotions of tourists because the items and books that Ghana’s first president left behind communicate to their deepest thoughts.
Tour guides are available to narrate and explain the artefacts in the museum while guiding tourists around the precincts.
A number of historic pictures are displayed in the museum, which tell stories about Nkrumah’s journey in and out of Ghana, attending to issues, which helped the country’s development; also on display are pictures he took with renowned people like John F Kennedy of USA, the Queen Elizabeth (II) of England, Moa Tse-Tung of China, Dr. Sir Milton Margai of Sierra Leone and other prominent personalities at the time. There are also photographs of Nkrumah showing when he was overthrown, pictures of Nkrumah dancing with Queen Elizabeth II, pictures of Nkrumah and the big six and many historical figures.
NKRUMAH’S PERSONAL ITEMS
Some of the items on show are his office table, staff, sofa, his ‘fugu’ (smock), which he wore on independence night, his bed, wardrobe, telephone and pen among others.
Nkrumah did not only carry out his duty as President but he also wrote several books on his ideology and what he considered development solutions to Africa’s problem of underdevelopment. Some of his books included: ‘Africa must unite’, ‘Dark days in Ghana’, Neo-Colonialism the last stage of imperialism and ‘Towards colonial freedom’, to list a few of his numerous works.
The mausoleum depicts some of the heroic events of Nkrumah and has become a tourist site for people from all over the world.