National Arms of Ghana
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NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS OF GHANA
The arms were adopted on March 4, 1957.
The National coat of arms of Ghana is 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. The crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background represent the local administration.
- 2. A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with a light blue background represents the national government.
- 3. A Cocoa tree position represents the agricultural wealth of the country.
- 4. A mine shaft represents the mineral wealth of the country.
- 5. A gold lion in the center of the St. George's Cross represents the continued link between Ghana and the Commonwealth.
- 6. The crest consists of a black five-pointed star rimmed with gold standing on a wreath of red, gold and green. The crest represents the lodestar of African Freedom.
- 7. Two eagle supporters, with black star medals suspended from a ribbon of the national colours around their necks symbolise protectors with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
- 8. The motto is FREEDOM AND JUSTICE.
The national coat of arms as seen in Accra (source):
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