ABOUT GHANA

Ghana 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.

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 lodestar 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

 

Ghana Flag

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

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 lodestar of African Freedom.

National Anthem & Pledge

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.

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.