Our first excursion day lead us to the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, a National Park in, Accra, Ghana named after Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the ‘’founding father’’ of Ghana.
It was a big success! The children enjoyed a day out in Accra, the tour through the museum and of course the play hours in the big Park. We made some new friends with pupils of a muslim girls school and are excited about planning our next trip!
“Dr. Nkrumah gained independence from the British, then a colonial authority over what was known as The Gold Coast, on March 6, 1957. He became the first Prime Minister from that date to June 30, 1960. He led Ghana into a Republican status on July 1, 1966 and became the first President of the Republic of Ghana. On February 24, 1966 his government was over thrown in a Military coup d’etat and was ousted from power.
This Park is located in the main commercial area in Accra on The High Street, a colonial legacy, where the Banks of Ghana are sited. The Park has a surface area of 5.4 acres and it is directly opposite Old Parliament House (now Offices of Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and Serious Fraud Office (SFO), which is also a colonial legacy. It is bounded on the east by The Centre for National Culture, Greater Accra Region and a craft centre and in the west by former Accra Community Centre, now some offices of Accra Metropolitan Assembly. ”