THE COAT OF ARMS
The Ghana coat of arms was designed by Mr. Amon Kotei, a renowned Ghanaian artist.
The coat of arms is composed of a shield, divided into four quarters by a green St. George
cross, rimmed with Gold.
Crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background positioned at the top left-hand quarter represents local administration.
A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with a light blue background at the top right-hand quarter represents National Government.
A Cocoa Tree at bottom left-hand quarter represents the Agricultural wealth of the country.
A mine Shaft at the bottom right hand quarter represents the mineral wealth of the country.
The golden lion at the centre of the St. George cross represents the continued link between Ghana and the British Commonwealth.
The black five-pointed star rimmed with gold and standing on the wreath of red, gold and green colours surmounting the shield reoresents the lone star of African freedom.
The two eagles with black star medals around their necks and hanging on a ribbon of national colours (red, gold and green) supporting the coat of arms signify a mighty protector with clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with a light blue background at the top-right quarter represents the National Government.
Beneath the shield is the country's motto: FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.
THE NATIONAL FLAG
The Ghana national flag was designed by Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh, a Ghanaian, to replace the flag of the United Kingdom (Britain & Ireland) upon the attainment of independence in 1957.
The flag consists of Red, Gold and Green colours in horizontal stripes with a five-pointed black star at the centre of the golden stripe.
RED represents the blood of those who died during the country's struggle for independence.
GOLD represents the mineral wealth of the country.
GREEN symbolises the country's rich forest, and
THE BLACK STAR stands for the lone star of African freedom.