Ghana flag designer dies

The designer of Ghana’s national flag, Theodosia Salome Okoh, has died aged 92.
Madam Theodosia Salome Okoh is a revered patriot and is best known for designing the national flag of Ghana at Independence in 1957. This design patterned the flags of many African countries as they also gained independence from colonial rule.
She is also famous in the world of sports for her role as the chair of the Ghana Hockey Association in its formative years.
It was during this period that the national hockey pitch, now a modern field hockey stadium, was acquired and built up. She has also been a patron of the Ghana Sports Writers’ Association of Ghana (SWAG) for several years.
Mrs Okoh’s father, the Very Reverend Emmanuel Victor Asihene, was the first African Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
She was a teacher, a horticulturist, and a housewife. She has three children and as many grandchildren.

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