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"All Flags To Fly At Half-Mast For 7 Days In Memory Of Late Queen Elizabeth II" - Akufo-Addo Directs

President Akufo-Addo directed that all flags in Ghana to fly at half-mast for seven (7) days starting Friday September 9 in memory of the Late Queen Elizabeth II.

President Akufo-Addo took to his Twitter handle to make the announcement.

In a tweet sighted by, President Akufo-Addo tweeted "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"

President Akufo-Addo on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, extended deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the @RoyalFamily, the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain.

"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"

"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"

President Akufo-Addo added that the world will miss the Late Queen Elizabeth II's inspiring presence, calm, steadiness, and, above all, great love and belief in the higher purpose of the Commonwealth of Nations, and in its capacity to be a force for good.

"She 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"

"May God bless her soul and give her peaceful rest in His Bosom until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again"

Below is a screenshot of tweets:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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