West African country Ghana breaks ground for the construction of what is described as the biggest Museum in Africa; the facility which is named the Pan African Heritage World museum will be made up of both virtual and physical space features for user convenience. It will be situated in the Central region of Ghana.
The museum which was designed uniquely to depict Africa’s cultural elements is the brainchild of Honorable Kojo Yankah, the founder of African University College of Communications (AUCC) and also the past President of the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST).
During the ceremony, President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo who was at the event promised government’s support towards the project. “The museum is certainly an innovative pan-Africanism project and the government is accordingly supporting its development.” the president said.
He added that, “the precise state of the support government will provide is the subject of ongoing discussions between the executive council and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, and the results will be fully publicized.”
The president who is very optimistic of the various benefits of the facility stated that, “I am glad that when completed, this project will provide education in the museum’s gallery for visitors to learn more about the history, cultures, indigenous ideals of our ancestors who demonstrated their resolve to protect our environment.”
He further advised residents to ensure that the progress of the project is not impeded in any way. “I urge you, residents of the area and those within this immediate catchment area to be mindful of the fact that you will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this project, so please, do not put any impediments in the way of investors or contractors. There should be a cordial relationship among you,” he said.
In describing the purpose of the Museum, Honorable Kojo Yankah, who is the brainchild behind the project said earlier that, “after centuries of separation, people of African descent have an obligation to share a common space that helps to bridge the wide gap that exists among them as a result of deliberate mis-education and historical oppression. The Pan African World Heritage Museum fulfills this obligation.”