Government has directed that the national flags should fly at half-mast for the next 3 days in the country in honour of Mrs Theodosia Okoh, the designer of the national flag.Mrs Theodosia Okoh died at age 92 after she took ill for some time.
A statement which eulogized Mrs Okoh and signed by Edward K Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, stated that the directive is “in honour of this extraordinary Ghanaian.”
According to the statement, “Government acknowledges Mrs Okoh for her invaluable contributions to our nation building efforts. The instant recognition that our nation receives the world over through the unique flag that she designed for us has cemented her place in history as a colossus of Ghanaian history.”
“Government also recognises her contributions to the development of sports in Ghana. She worked tirelessly together with others to promote and grow hockey in the country and will be sorely missed by all in that field.”
“Her talent, zeal and sense of duty to Ghana will continue to offer inspiration for Ghanaians and serve as a reference point in service to the nation.”
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey /citifmonline.com/Ghana