Nkrumah family donates icon’s artefacts to liberation museum

By Admire Huni

The family of the late founding President of Ghana, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has agreed to submit his artefacts and memorabilia to the Museum of African Liberation to be established in Zimbabwe.

Speaking to the ZBC News, Institute of African Knowledge (INSTAK) Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kwame Muzawazi said: “The Institute of African Knowledge which is in partnership with the government of Zimbabwe is pleased to announce that the Kwame Nkrumah family has agreed to submit artefacts and memorabilia from the liberation struggle of the founding President of Independent Ghana , the first president,  the first head of state of post-colonial Ghana , president Kwame Nkrumah.”

He said the artefacts, which are currently in London, left Africa in the late 60s, and will be repatriated to Africa.

“This repatriation of the artefacts of the leading revolution of Pan African revolutionary in the preceding century will happen in the next few months.  And it is a coup in terms of African renaissance, in terms of repatriation of African heritage that is found in the world and different museums, houses and so on. These artefacts were about to be deposited in the British museum but thanks to the intervention by the Institute of African Knowledge and the Thabo Mbeki foundation they will be housed in Zimbabwe.”   

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