The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Henry Quartey joined hands with H.E Nana Akufo Addo to reopen the National Museum of Ghana after 7years of closure from 2015. The reopening ceremony was held at the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB), Adabraka on Friday 10, June 2022.
The Acting Executive Director of Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, Kingsley Ofosu Ntiamoah in his welcome address stated, the Museum had to be closed for emergency work. He overemphasized that the closure of the Museum could no longer be delayed as the ceiling and roof had become weak.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo in his key note address publicized that, the NPP government has committed $10Million USD to rehabilitate and build a number of tourists and heritage attractions including the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Cape Coast and Elmina castles, Manhyia Palace and Museum, Gbewaa Palace Museum and the Yaa Asantewaa Museum among others. ‘’As we reopen the doors of this Museum to the public, there is great hope from us that the development of the Museum will enable the history of Ghana and Africa to be told in a manner that inspires hope and confidence in our youth and which will illustrate that our culture is a true expression of the African identity, a culture that emphasizes unity, hard-work, creativity, innovation, solidarity, and family’s’. He said.
The President commended the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah and the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, for supporting the agenda of his ministry and government directed to improving the nation’s tourism sector.