The Ghana flag and meaning

History of the flag

The flag of Ghana was designed and adopted in 1957 and was flown until 1959, and then reinstated in 1966. It consists of the Pan-African colours of red, yellow, and green, in horizontal stripes, with a black five-pointed star in the centre of the gold stripe. The Ghanaian flag was the first African flag after the flag of Ethiopia to feature these colours.

The black star was adopted from the flag of the Black Star Line, a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey that operated from 1919 to 1922, and gives the Ghana national football team their nickname, the Black Stars.

The flag was designed by Theodosia Okoh.

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Meaning

Red symbolizes the blood shed for independence;
Yellow represents the country’s mineral wealth;
Green stands for its forests and natural wealth;

The black star means the lodestar of African freedom.

Read the profile of Theodosia Okoh here.

Credit:ghanaflag.facts.co, wikipedia

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