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ghana_flag.gif The Ghana National Flag was designed by Mrs. T. S Okoh, a Ghanaian, to replace the flag of the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland upon the attainment of independence.

The flag was officially hoisted on March 6th 1957, replaced shortly with version with white middle stripe 1964.01.01 to 1966.02.28, when this flag was reintroduced.
The flag is national flag on land and state ensign.
Zeljko Heimer, 04 Jul 1996

It uses Pan-African colours, with black star for being the first independent African nation of the 20th century.
David Kendall, 01 Oct 1996

The flag of Ghana consists of the colours red, gold and green in horizontal stripes with a five-pointed black star in the centre of the gold stripe.

RED represents the blood of those who died in the country’s struggle for independence.

GOLD represents the mineral wealth of the country.

GREEN symbolises the country’s rich forests.

THE BLACK STAR stands for the lone star of African Freedom.


 

 

Gold Coast (Ghana Under British Rule)

The none-too imaginative British had the same badge for all their minor West African possessions: Identical flags were granted to Gambia and Sierra Leone, differing only by having the initials “G.” and “S.L.”, instead of “G.C.”
Josh Fruhlinger, 13 Feb 1996
Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP)

In use between 1964.01.01-1966.02.28. The white stripe was a feature of the flag of the ruling Convention Peoples’ Party lead by Kwame Nkrumah
Stuart A. Notholt 1996.07.13
Civil Ensign


Red with national flag bordered black in canton. Ratio 2:3
Zeljko Heimer, 04 Jul 1996

Red St. George’s cross on white with national flag in canton. Ratio 2:3
Zeljko Heimer, 04 Jul 1996
Presidents Flag

Blue with two eagles holding a disc looking like a shooting target with teuton cross in the middle and a black star above. Over the emblem it is written ‘PRESIDENT’ and under it in two rows ‘OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA’.
Zeljko Heimer, 04 Jul 1996

 


Coat of Arms

 

The Ghana Coat of Arms is found on all government official letter heads. It symbolises government official sanction and it has found an important Government places like theCastle, the Courts and government offices.

The Coat of arms was designed by Mr. Amon Kotei, a Ghanaian.

COMPOSITION:

The Ghana Coat of Arms is composed of a shield, divided into four quarters by a green St. George’s Cross, rimmed with gold. The following are the symbols in the quarters and their meanings.

1. Crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background
Position: Top left-hand quarter. Represents local administration

2. A heraldic castle on a heraldic seanwith a light blue background

Position: Top right-hand quarter. Represents National Government
3. A Cocoa Tree

Position: Bottom left hand quarter. Represents the Agricultural wealth of the country
4. A Mine Shaft

Position: Bottom right hand quarter. Represents the mineral wealth of the country
5. A Gold Lion

Position: In the centre of the green St. George’s Cross. Represents the continued link between Ghana and the Commonwealth

6. Black five pointed star rimmed with gold standing on the wreath of red, gold and green colours

Position: Surmounting (On top of) the shield. Represents the lone star of African Freedom
7. Two Eagles, around each of whose neck hangs a black star suspended from a ribbon of Ghana colours – red, gold and green

Position: Supporting the shield (Coat of Arms). Signifies a protector with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country

8. The motto FREEDOM AND JUSTICE is found under the shield.

 

National Anthem

The National Anthem


God bless our homeland Ghana,
And make our nation great and strong,
Bold to defend for ever,
The cause of Freedom and of Right.
Fill our hearts with true humility
Make us cherish fearless honesty,
And help us to resist oppressor’s rule
With all our will and might for evermore.

Hail to thy name, O Ghana,
To thee we make our solemn vow:
Steadfast to build together
A nation strong in Unity;
With our gifts of mind and strength of arm,
Whether night or day, in mist or storm,
In every need what’er the call may be,
To serve thee, Ghana, now and evermore.

Raise high the flag of Ghana
And one with Africa advance;
Black star of hope and honour,
To all who thirst for liberty;
Where the banner of Ghana freely flies,
May the way of freedom truly lie
Arise, arise, O sons of Ghanaland,
And under God march on for evermore.

 
National Pledge
I promise on my honour to be faithful and loyal to Ghana my Motherland.
I pledge myself to the service of Ghana, with all my strength and with all my heart.
I promise to hold in high esteem our heritage, won for us through the blood and toil of our fathers;
and I pledge myself in all things to uphold and defend the good name of Ghana.
So help me God.
   
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