The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has rejected claims that the Osu Castle is a security installation.
The facility according to the board is a museum after its new status was announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2017.
A statement signed by Acting Executive Director said: “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.”
The statement further indicated that 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 The Military and security sensitivities associated with it has since been withdrawn.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 added.
The statement is coming on the back of a video o documentary by Joy News Manasseh Azure on the activities of a militia group called De-Eye allegedly affiliated to the NPP.
But the NPP has rejected the claims.