Leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday, May 14 paid a courtesy call on the family of the late Theodosia Okoh, designer of Ghana’s flag.
He reiterated that Mrs. Okoh’s contributions to the development of sports in Ghana, especially the game of hockey, in addition to the fact that she designed the flag of Ghana will forever be remembered by the people of Ghana.
Mrs Okoh passed on Sunday, April 19 aged 92.
Nana Addo explained to the family that “my schedules haven’t allowed me to be here at the time I was supposed to have come to mourn with you. Forgive me for that.
“The contributions made by our mother to the development of our country have been immense. She belongs to the independence generation, those involved in the struggle for Ghana’s freedom. Her husband, the late Enoch Okoh, was a senior civil servant during the era of the first leader of our country, Kwame Nkrumah. Indeed, I know members of this family well, including her son, Mr. Kwame Okoh, whom I have worked with before,” said the son of Ghana’s second president.
Nana Addo assured the family that though he will not be able to make it to the funeral, he will make sure that he is adequately represented at the ceremony.
The eldest son of Mrs Okoh, Kwasi Okoh, thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for his visit, saying that “you have honoured us by your presence here. Our mother will certainly be very happy with your presence in her house.”
Nana Akufo-Addo also signed a book of condolences opened in honour of Mrs. Okoh.