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Yaa Asantewaa Museum To Be Upgraded To International Tourist Standard - Mark Okraku Assures Ejisu


The Yaa Asantewaa Museum is a museum in Atigah Mponua District in Ghana. It was built to honor Ashanti leader Yaa Asantewaa, who was the queen mother of Ejisu.

The museum was established in 2000, to mark the centenary of the Yaa Asantewaa War. It aimed to recreate a typical Asante royal residence from ca. 1900.

In 2004 the museum was gutted by a fire. Most of its relics that were inside were destroyed, and only a few clay pots remained.As a result of the fire and closure of the museum, tourism within the area significantly decreased.

As part of the Domestic Tourism Drive Project initiative being carried out by the Ministry Of Tourism, Arts and culture, the ministry has decided to upgrade the museum into a more attractive tourist site.

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture led by the Honorable Minister, Awal Mohammed paid a visit to the museum today to access the current situation as part of the working visit to some tourist sites in the Ashanti Region.

The team paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Ejisu, Nana Afrane Okese where they discussed certain issues pertaining to the museum.

Hon. Awal Mohammed took the opportunity to assure the people of Ejisu that the Yaa Asantewaa Museum will be upgraded to meet the international tourism standards.

This is what the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture has to say in his post ......


Yaa Asantewaa Museum, Mausoleum to be upgraded as part of Domestic Tourism Drive project. 

The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture led by my boss, Hon. Awal Mohammed will upgrade the Yaa Asantewaa Museum and Mausoleum in Ejisu in the Ashanti Region. 

As part of our working visits to some tourist sites in the country, last week, we paid courtesy call on Paramount Chief of Ejisu, Nana Afrane Okese. 

During our engagement with Nana Afrane Okese, Hon. Awal Mohammed assured the people of Ejisu that Yaa Asantewaa Museum and Mausoleum will be upgraded to meet international toursim standards

Yaa Asantewaa (1840 – 17 October 1921) was appointed queen mother of Ejisu of the Ashanti Empire—now part of modern-day Ghana—by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrane Okpese, the Ejisuhene "ruler of Ejisu". 

In 1900 she led the Ashanti rebellion known as the War of the Golden Stool against British colonialism.

The museum was established in 2000, to mark the centenary of the Yaa Asantewaa War. It aimed to recreate a typical Asante royal residence from ca. 1900.

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