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Osu Castle not a ‘security zone’ – Museums Board

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The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has debunked reports that the Christianborg Castle also known as the Osu Castle is a security zone.

According to the Board, on 5 March 2017, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo publicly declared and inaugurated the Osu Castle as a presidential museum of leadership and governance.

“On 5th March, 2017, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, publicly, declared the inaugurated 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 by the Acting Executive Director of the Board said.

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

The Board further indicated that, visitors, tourists and the general public are allowed to visit the castle as and when they please.

The statement comes on the back of an exposé by investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni that the former seat of government was being used to camp and train a pro-government militia group known as De-Eye.

The exposé referred to the Osu Castle as a “security zone” and an annex to the Jubilee House. The government, however, has insisted that the edifice is no longer a security zone.

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