The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board is the HUB for preservation of Ghana’s material cultural heritage. It was founded on 5 March 1957, after Ghana became independent, by a merge of the National Museum and the Monuments and Relics Commission by Ordinance 20.
The Ghana Museums and Monuments Board undertakes the following functions/activities:
- Equipping and managing all material cultural (movable and immovable) heritage of the nation
- Establishing, equipping and managing new museums
- Controlling the export, import, sale and change of ownerships of material cultural property through licensing and issuance of permits
- Establishing a National Register and keeping inventory of all material cultural (movable and immovable) heritage of Ghana
- Identifying and recommending for declaration as national monuments, structures, objects and sites of historical and cultural significance
- Undertaking research and publication of all matters relating to material cultural (movable and immovable) heritage.
I curled the above from http://www.ghanamuseums.org which spells out their duties.
During a tour to the Kumasi Cultural Center these images was captured as the supposed Ashanti Regional Ghana Museum & Monuments Board Main Office. This is the office where foreigners get their tourist permits to enable them tour museum and archeological sites.
The office is partitioned into there parts, reception and other offices. The place is engulfed with termites, lizards and other insects.
No officer was around to answer questions, as to why they are occupying such structure as an office.