The mortal remains of Theodosia Okoh, the designer of Ghana’s national flag have been interred at the Osu Cemetery in Accra after a state funeral Thursday.
The funeral for one of the country’s illustrious daughters was held at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
Hundreds of Ghanaians, including government officials, members of the diplomatic corps, the clergy, members of parliament and high-ranking politicians, defied Thursday morning’s downpour to pay their last respects to the late stateswoman who died on April 19, 2015 at the age of 92.
Some the dignitaries at the funeral included President John Mahama, Vice President Amissah Arthur, former president Jerry Rawlings and his wife Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings. Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Nkrumah was also in attendance.
Madam Okoh is also celebrated for her immense contribution to the development of sports in the country. Mrs Okoh was a national hockey star and the first and only female chair of the Ghana Hockey Association.
Until her death, she was a patron of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG).
A thanksgiving service will be held at the Ridge Church on Sunday May 31, after which the family will gather at her residence for the final funeral rites.
Mrs Okoh was survived by three children: Kwasi Okoh, Stanley Kwame Okoh and Theodosia Amma Jones-Quartey.