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Osu Castle

Charles Sablah
The history of Osu Castle reflects the history of Ghana itself. Previously called the Christiansborg Castle, it was built by the Danish in 1659. It has always remained the seat of the official government of Ghana, pre and post independence. The fort fell into the hands of the Danish, Swedish, Portuguese, the British and finally the Independent Ghana government. The castle was rebuilt various times and therefore, due to various extensions is in an unaligned structure today. The castle is huge and houses around 2100 workers. It is a perfect representation of Ghana's past mixed with its present. It is being heard that soon the President will be shifted to the Golden Jubilee house and the castle will be turned into a museum but nothing concrete has been done yet.