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The Ghana National Flag.

The Ghana National Flag.

The Ghana National Flag was designed by Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh, a renowned Ghanaian artist, to replace the flag of the United Kingdom after Ghana gained independence in 1957. 

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.

Below are the real meaning of each colour used in the Ghana flag.

Meaning Of The Colours In The Ghana National Flag.

RED: Represent the blood of our forefathers who led the struggle of independence and shared their blood through death.

GOLD: represents the mineral resources(Gold) in Ghana, helping to harness the wealth of the country. They are mostly found in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region and Tarkwas in the Western Region. Ghana’s other mineral resources are diamond, bauxite, and manganese.

GREEN: represents Ghana’s rich forests and natural wealth which provide the nation with oil, food, and cash crops such as cocoa, timber, sheabutter, and all kinds of food products for the country. 

BLACK STAR: represent the emancipation of Africa and unity against colonialism. 

The black star was adopted from the flag of the Black Star Line, a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey which operated from 1919 to 1922. 

It is where the Ghana national football team derive their nickname, the “Black Stars”.

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