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Akufo-Addo directed Ghana’s flags to fly at half-mast in honour of Queen Elizabeth

President Nana ADDO Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed that all flags in the country fly at half-mast for seven days from Friday, 9 September 2022, in memory of the departure of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen died on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands at age 96. She was the longest-reigning British Monarch who reigned for 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth II UK’s longest-serving monarch died at age 96

President Akufo-Addo in condolence to King Charles, the bereaved royal family, and the entire United Kingdom following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, ordered that all flags in Ghana be at half-mast.

“In honour of her memory, I have directed that all official flags in the nation fly at half-mast for seven (7) days, as from tomorrow, Friday, 9th September,” he said.

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According to the president, the Queen was a cherished and revered monarch of the British people, the longest serving in their history, who will be sorely missed. We are saddened by her departure.

“The Ghanaian people have very fond memories of the two visits she made to Ghana during her reign, and, on both occasions, we remember the friendliness, elegance, style, and sheer joy she brought to the performance of her duties,” President Akufo Addo added.

President Akufo-Addo also recalled the key role she played in transforming the Commonwealth of Nations and steering it to pay greater attention to “our shared values and better governance”.

“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.

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“As Head of the Commonwealth of Nations, she superintended over the dramatic transformation of the Union and steered it to pay greater attention to our shared values and better governance. 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,” President Akufo-Addo eulogized the late monarch.

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He thus prayed for God to bless her soul and give her peaceful rest in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.

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Source: Mondokayonline.com

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