President John Dramani Mahama has directed that all flags should fly at half mast for three days, starting from Tuesday April 21 in honour of Mrs Theodosia Okoh, the designer of Ghana’s flag.
A statement from the Ministry of Communications and signed by the sector Minister; Dr Edward Omane Boamah, expressed the condolences of government to her family.
The statement said: “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 gave recognition to her contributions towards the development of hockey in the country, saying she “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,” the statement added.