Akufo-Addo Opens Renovated National Museum
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo opened the National Museum Gallery which was closed for renovations in 2015.
The museum is located on the property of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board in Adabraka, Accra, and had not seen any renovation since it was first commissioned in 1957.
President Akufo-Addo said the rehabilitation of the museum was part of the government’s vision to create a more vibrant and creative arts center to boost tourism.
He encouraged the Ministry of Tourism and its implementing agencies to work towards achieving 2 million international arrivals by 2014, with expected revenue of $4 billion by the year 2024.
He said that the government has allocated $10 Million to rehabilitate several tourist sites, including the Elmina and Cape Coast Castle, Gbewa Palace, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, and Manhyia Palace.
He said as part of its digitization agenda, the government has introduced a mobile software application ‘A Visit Ghana’ to boost efficiency and maximization of revenue in the sector.