In the park is the bronze statue of NKrumah clad in cloth with his hand symbolically pointing forward. It stands at the same place where Nkrumah stood to declare Ghana’s Independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957. This new statue was constructed in 1992. The old original statue (created by the Italian sculptor Nicola Cataudella) which is at the the back of the Mausoleum was commissioned in 1956 and unveiled on the first anniversary of independence in 1958, in front of the Old Parliament House in Accra at the eve of the first independence anniversary in 1958.