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KNUST, JULY 2-14, 2017

Discover Ghana


National Pride


Coat of Arms

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. Crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background Position: Top left-hand quarter Represents Local Administration. A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with 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.

Flag

The current Ghana flag which was designed by Mrs Theodosia Salome Okoh replaced the flag of the United Kingdom. Mrs Okoh is reported to have explained that she decided on red, gold and green because of the geography of Ghana. Ghana lies in the tropics and is blessed with rich vegetation. The colour Red signifies the blood of those who died or fought for the country's independence. The Gold was influenced by the mineral rich nature of our lands. The colour green symbolises the country’s rich forests and natural wealth. The black star was adopted from the flag of the Black Star Line, a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey. The five pointed lone star in the flag stands for freedom.

Cultural Adornments


Kente Cloth

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Kente Cloth is local to Ghana, a country located in West Africa. Kente Cloth there was worn by royalty. It is hand woven in wooden looms and is of very high worth. It comes in a variety of patterns, colors and designs, each of which have different meanings. According to Ghanaian mythology, kente cloth was first created when 2 friends watched how a spider wove its web. By mimicking the actions of the spiders, they created Kente cloth the same way. The Kente cloth is one of the most famous and wanted fabric in the whole of Africa. Kente cloth is more than just clothing to be worn however. For the Ghanaians this represents the history, philosophy, oral literature, religious beliefs, political thought and aesthetic principles of life.

Beautiful and serene environment


Ghana ranking 108th in The World Economic Forum statistics in 2010 shows is one of the world's favourite tourist destinations. You'll find interesting sites such as these:

The Golden Jubilee Square

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The Flagstaff House, also known as the "Golden Jubilee House", is the presidential palace in Accra which serves as a residence and office to the President of Ghana. Flagstaff House is built on the site of a building which was constructed and used for administrative purposes by the British Gold Coast Government. The previous seat of the government of Ghana is the Osu Castle.

Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

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The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park is located in downtown Accra, the capital of Ghana, dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah. The mausoleum designed by Don Aurthur, houses the body of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah, it is meant to represent an upside down sword which in the Akan culture is a symbol of peace.

Beautiful Weather

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If you are planning to attend the conference, it is more than likely you'll want to know a bit about the weather before you start packing. The temperatures are quite temperate. You definitely won't need heavy clothing with you when you visit Ghana. However, because of all the rain, umbrella or rain ponchos are definitely going to be musts when you travel to Ghana.

Beaches

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The Bojo beach as shown is a first-class luxury resort, with lavishly furnised rooms. Beach sits along a stunning 1,500 foot stretch of white sand beach, which is separated from mainland by a lagoon. Embodying the best of the Ghanaian hospitality, the luxury resort lets guests uncover unforgettable adventures in Accra - Ghana. Soak up some sun with an afternoon on the beach, or enjoy some sporting activities!.