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Amon Kotei, Designer of the Ghana Coat Of Arms
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Amon Kotei (Designer of the Ghana Coat Of Arms )

Other NamesAmon
Date of Birth1915-00-00
Place of Birth
As Independence Day drew near, the need for a coat of arms distinct from that o the imperial power - Great britain, became acutely felt. To give a distinctive local flavor to the work, a Ghanaian working with the Government Printer was asked to put up a sletch for consideartion. For his motives, Mr. Amon Kotei had the elephant and palm tree

I suggested the use of the Eagle because I had read over and over again of the famous Eagle and the Chick story. After months of hard work Mr. Amon Kotei finally completed the drawing. When he compared it to other Coats of Arms, he was convinced that it was one of the best, a view shared by Cpt. hamilton, The British officer who laised between him and the Osu, Castle. It was approved with any hesitations