Dedicated to the first president of Ghana Osagefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was built in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra. It is 5 acres in size. The mausoleum, was designed by a Ghanaian, Don Arthur, which serves as the final resting place Ghana’s first President and Africanist, and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.
This is the spot where Nkrumah made the declaration of Ghana’s independence. On the premises is a museum that has on display objects from the various stages of his life. The building is meant to represent an upside-down sword, which in Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The mausoleum is surrounded by water, a symbol of life.
The museum hosts rare artefacts relating to Ghana’s independence and tours at the park give visitors in-depth history of the Sub-saharan struggle for independence.