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The Ghana Coat of Arms

The Ghana Coat of Arms was designed by Mr. Amon Kotei, a renowned Ghanaian artist.

COMPOSITION: 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 meaning

1. Crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background
Position: Top left-hand quarter represents Local Administration

2. A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with a light blue background.
Position: Top right-hand quarter represents National Government

3. A Cocoa Tree
position: Bottom Left-hand quarter represents the Agricultural wealth of the Country

4. A Mine Shaft
Position: Bottom right-hand quarter represents the mineral wealth of the Country

5. A Gold Lion
Position: In the center of the St. George's Cross represents the continued link between Ghana and the Commonwealth

6. 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 lode star of African Freedom

7. Two Eagles, around their necks hang black star medals suspended from a ribbon of National 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.

8. The motto FREEDOM AND JUSTICE is found under the shield.

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