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Ghana Tourism Authority working to preserve Dr. Nkrumah’s Kulungugu bomb site

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On 1 August 1962, Kwame Nkrumah stopped in Kulungugu, a minor port of entry in the Pusiga District in the Upper East where there was an assassination attempt. There was a near miss from the bomb explosion.

Dr. Nkrumah was coming from a meeting with President Maurice Yaméogo in Tenkodogo, Burkina Faso, at the time known as Upper Volta. The meeting was to sign documents relating to the construction of the major hydroelectric project on the Volta which would become Lake Volta.


A statue was constructed in his honour but after years went by the statue has been deteriorated.

The Ghana Tourism Authority is however in the process of preserving the site and promoting it as a tourist attraction.

“We have the Kulungugu bombsite. Many people know of it but we are losing its importance because it is situated in the middle of the road. There’s a road construction going on. If it is not well protected, that means that we are going to lose that site,” Joseph Azika, the Principal Marketing Manager for the Upper East Regional Tourism Authority said when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

It would be recalled that sometime last year, a seven-member committee organized in the community with funding support from a group calling itself Nkrumah Never Dies Party (NNDP) was commissioned to renovate the statue.

NNDP is a new political pressure group that follows the ideologies and dreams of Nkrumah. Its formation also seeks to honour the late President of Ghana Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah for the immense contributions he made toward the unification of Africa.

Speaking to the media after the commencement of the renovation of the status, a young Pan-Africanist and founder of NNDP, Mr Amusu Kwaggye, indicated that failure by successive governments to improve or renovate the 60-year-old bombing statue in the area was a big blow and indications that the country needs serious retrospection.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana



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