Ghana marks 60 years of being independent and adding to the celebrations, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared the Osu Coastal facility built by the Danes in 1661 which previously housed Ghana’s Presidency to be a National Presidential Museum.
During the commissioning of the Osu Castle now a Museum, Nana Addo said the venue will have a “state-of-the-art museum that will house presidential artifacts, presidential papers, wax works of our president, and also have on display personal possessions like books, artwork and items of clothing to allow us to honour appropriately their memories.”
This initiative solidifies the Flag Staff House or Jubilee House as the name swiftly changes depending on the party in power, to staunchly remain the official facility to house Ghana’s Presidency as previously Presidents have the choice to determine where they would love to operate from. For instance, the Late President Mills refused to use the refurbished edifice by the Indians.
In conclusion, Nana Addo added that “I entreat the general public to come and see the interesting exhibits on display and learn about our history and I hope as many children as possible will get the chance to see this exhibition too. I pray this exhibition inspires Ghanaians to use their talents and energies to do something in the own small way to boost Ghana’s development in line with the theme for the 60th anniversary”.