Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer says his government wants to create Mount Obama Monument and National Park with a new network of hiking trails. He also plans a museum with entertainment and educational facilities.
Spencer says Mount Obama will be a “beacon of hope for all people.”
He outlined his plan to reporters Monday. He did not say how much it would cost or how the government of the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda would pay for it.
The 1,319-foot (402-meter) mountain is currently known as Boggy Peak. It will be renamed on Aug. 4 — Obama’s birthday. Spencer says the U.S. president will be invited to the ceremony.