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Ghana was the first country in black Africa to adopt the colours of Ethiopia, later to be known as the Pan-African colours, with the addition of the black star in the centre. The red is said to represent independence and those who fought and died for it, the yellow represents Ghana's wealth and natural resources (it was formally known as the Gold Coast) and green symbolizes forests and Ghana's agricultural resources.
The black star symbolizes both the people and the lodestar of African freedom. The flag was adopted upon Ghana's attainment of independence in 1957,but was changed for a short time in 1964, when the country became a one party state. The yellow was replaced with white, to emulate the colours of that parties flag (the Convention Peoples Party, under the leadership of Kwame Nkumrah). The flag reverted back to the original colours in 1966.Contact us to purchase