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Osu Castle a museum, not security installation – Museums Board

BY: Graphic.com.gh

The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has rejected claims that the Osu Castle is a security installation.

According to the board, the facility is instead a museum after its new status was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in 2017.

“On 5th March, 2017, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, publicly, declared and inaugurated the Osu Castle as a Presidential Museum of leadership and Governance."

"The Osu Castle since, this act, above stated, by the President of the Republic, has and to date remained a museum,” a statement signed and issued by the Acting Executive Director of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board on Monday March 11, 2019 said.

The Board said the former seat of government currently has the same status just like any other castle in the country.

“The Osu Castle is not a security installation. The Military and security sensitivities associated with it has since been withdrawn. It now has a similar status as the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles."

"Visitors, tourists and the general public are allowed to visit as and when they please,” the statement said.

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The Board issued the statement on the back of the Joy News documentary which claimed that the Osu Castle is a security installation and had been used to train some militia group called “De-Eye Group.”

credit:  Citinewsroom.com