The designer of Ghana’s national flag, Theodosia Salome Okoh, has died at age 92.
A family source pleading anonymity, confirmed the story of her passing on Sunday evening.
It said the family will meet on Wednesday, April 22, to formally announce the death.
Madam Theodosia Salome Okoh is a revered patriot and a national hero having designed the beautiful flag of the Republic of Ghana.
She 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 Chairman of the Ghana Hockey Association in its hectic formation years. It was during this period that the national hockey pitch, now a modern Field Hockey Stadium, was acquired and built up. She has been a patron of the Ghana Sports Writers’ Association of Ghana (SWAG) for several years.
Mrs. Theodosia Okoh comes from a Presbyterian background. Her father, the Very Reverend Emmanuel Victor Asihene, was the first African Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. She has largely successful and famous siblings and has also been a teacher, a horticulturist, and a housewife. She has three children and as many grandchildren.