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Death Of British Monarch: Akufo-Addo Orders Official Flags To Fly At Half-Mast

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has ordered all official flags of Ghana to fly at half-mast in honour of Queen Elizabeth II who passed away yesterday.

The flags will remain at half-mast for seven days beginning from Friday, September 9, 2022.

This was announced by the president while he paid tribute to the queen on her passing.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the Royal Family, the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain on the death, today, of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, late Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth of Nations.”

He recognised that the visits of the queen in 1961 and 1999 left fond memories of her among the Ghanaian populace.

He noted that her leadership at the Commonwealth brought “dramatic transformation”.

“She was the rock that kept the organisation sturdy and true to its positive beliefs. We shall miss her inspiring presence, her calm, her steadiness, and, above all, her great love and belief in the higher purpose of the Commonwealth of Nations, and in its capacity to be a force for good in our world.”

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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