Memories of Ghana 2002
Some of the photos of my visit to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, Ghana, West Africa. Dated sometime between June 17th-21st, 2002. A very good place to stop on my first trip to Africa.
The Rt. Hon. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972), P.C., was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonial rule in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963.
Just to be in this place gives you a powerful and unforgettable sense of how great Kwame Nkrumah truly was.
1. The fountains with rows of statues leading to the mausoleum. Very impressive.
2. Me standing in front of the mausoleum where Kwame Nkrumah is buried.
3. Me standing in front of Kwame Nkrumah's statue.
4. Egyptian hieroglyphs symbolising the union between Nkrumah and his Egyptian wife Fathia.
5. Posing with a Ghanaian man in front of the mausoleum.
6. View of the statues in the fountain.
7. Posing with a Ghanaian man at the mausoleum site.
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