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Last edited: 2003-03-13

Ghana flag: Meaning of Colours


Question
The meaning of the colours of the Ghana flag

Answer
The Ghana Flag was designed by Mrs Theodosia Okoh, a Ghanaian, to replace the flag of the United Kingdom upon attainment of independence in 1957
The Flag of Ghana consists of the colours RED, GOLD and Green in horizontal stripes with a five-pointed star in the ceentre 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 forest and

THE BLACK STAR stands for the lodestar of African freedom

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