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21st September, 20207:19 AM

Asked on 15th July, 2020

Who Designed The Ghana Coat Of Arms?

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Tutu's Lead

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Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana was the one who directed Ghanaian well-known artist Mr. Amon Kotei to design the Ghana coat of arms.

Mr. Amon Kotei born in May 24, 1915, in Accra, Ghana; who had made a name for himself from sculpture, painting and music, crafted the Ghana coat of arms which was unveiled on March 4, 1957.

Mr. Kotei was a war veteran in the second World War under the Royal West African Frontier force, he was good at drawings which soldiers used to execute the war.

His numerous works made a huge name for him as he studied under scholarships at Achimota School, Art  at the London School of Printing and Graphics Art.

On the flip side, the National Flag of Ghana was designed by Theodosia Okoh and adopted in 1957 and was flown until 1962 after which it was reinstated in 1966.

Ghana’s flag has colour red, gold and green horizontal strips, with a five pointed black star in the centre of the gold stripe.

The color red signifies the blood of those who died in the country’s fight for independence: gold stands for the minerals wealth, while green symbolizes the rich tropical forest.

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