Ghana: Flags to fly at half-mast in honour of flag designer – Theodosia Okoh

Mrs Theodosia OkohBy MORKPORKPOR ANKU – Accra (Ghana) – The Ghana National Flag is flying at half mast in honour of Mrs Theodosia Okoh, the designer of flag who was 92 years of age when she passed away.

The country’s President John Dramani Mahama has directed that all flags should fly at half mast for three days, starting from Tuesday April 21.

A statement from the Ministry of Communications and signed by the sector Minister; Dr Edward Omane Boamah, expressed the condolences of government to her family. The statement said: “Government acknowledges Mrs Okoh for her invaluable contributions to our nation-building efforts.”

The country acknowledged her for the instant recognition that the nation receives the world over through the unique flag that she designed for us has cemented her place in history as a colossus of Ghanaian history.

The Ghanaian Government also gave recognition to her contributions towards the development of hockey in the country, saying she “will be sorely missed by all in that field.”

 “Her talent, zeal and sense of duty to Ghana will continue to offer inspiration for Ghanaians and serve as a reference point in service to the nation,” the statement added.

Ghana-FlagThe Ghanaian flag was the second flag after that of Ethiopia to adopt the red, yellow and green colours. The red represents the blood of all those that lost their lives in the Ghana’s struggle for independence for Britain, the gold represents the country’s mineral wealth, the green represents the rich forest and natural wealth of the country and finally the black star symbolises the African emancipation.