Express News Ghana – CAHP Excavation Stands to Boost Ghana’s Tourism – Prof. Engmann
The Director of Christiansborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP), Professor Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann explains that the excavation of archeological artifacts over the last nine years at Osu castle can benefit tourism in the area.
The government initiative to convert the castle to a museum would attract tourists. It would be a vibrant resource to showcase the historical journey of Ghana with the Danish, the Europeans and the British during the pre and the post-slavery periods. Professor Engmann stated that preserving Ghana’s cultural heritage would boost national unity, and invigorate the national spirit for socio-economic development through tourism.
As part of the initiative several houses have been decorated with murals. The paintings depict historical stories of warriors, scholars, physicians, steel workers, fishermen and fishmongers, food vendors, tailors and others. This community based project occupies many members of the local community.