World Civic Heraldry Guide: coats of arms and flags of cities, regions, states
Ghana, coat of arms
The Coat of arms was designed by Mr. Amon Kotei, a Ghanaian. The Ghana Coat of Arms is composed of a shield, divided into four quarters by a green St. George's Cross, rimmed with gold. The following are the symbols in the quarters and their meanings.
- Crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background. Position: Top left-hand quarter. Represents local administration.
- A heraldic castle on a heraldic seanwith a light blue background. Position: Top right-hand quarter. Represents National Government.
- A Cocoa Tree. Position: Bottom left hand quarter. Represents the Agricultural wealth of the country.
- A Mine Shaft. Position: Bottom right hand quarter. Represents the mineral wealth of the country.
- A Gold Lion. Position: In the centre of the green St. George's Cross. Represents the continued link between Ghana and the Commonwealth.
- Black five pointed star rimmed with gold standing on the wreath of red, gold and green colours
Position: Surmounting (On top of) the shield. Represents the lodestar of African Freedom.
- Two Eagles, around each of whose neck hangs a black star suspended from a ribbon of Ghana colours - red, gold and green. Position: Supporting the shield (Coat of Arms). Signifies a protector with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
- The motto FEEDOM AND JUSTICE is found under the shield
(Ghana High Comission, www.ghana-com.co.uk)
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