Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh Profile:

Other Names
Mrs. Theodosia Salome
Date of Birth

Detailed Biography

Theodosia Salome Okoh Face Theodosia Salome Okoh (born June 13, 1922) is a Ghanaian stateswoman known for designing Ghana's flag.

She was born to the Very Reverend Emmanuel Victor Asihene, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Madam Dora Asihene, both from Anum in the Eastern Region. She is the fourth of eight children.

She started school at Ashanti Efiduasi Primary School, continued to the Basel Mission Middle, Senior and Teacher Training Schools in Agogo and then Achimota School.

She also has three children E. Kwasi Okoh, Stanley Kwame Okoh and Theodosia Amma Jones-Quartey.

There was an Ad in the local newspaper calling for a design of the National Flag for Ghana.

"The Flag should be original and must have motifs the many nationals can identify with".

I decided on the three colors of red, gold & green because of the geography of Ghana. Ghana lies in the tropics and blessed with rich vegetation.

The color Gold was influenced by the mineral rich nature of our lands and Red commemorates those who died or worked for the country's independence.

Then the five pointed lone star which is the symbol of African emancipation and unity in the struggle agianst colonialism.