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President Akufo-Addo orders all official flags in the nation to fly at half-mast for 7 days in honor of Queen Elizabeth II

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His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has shared a statement following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96, and the UK’s longest-serving monarch, was reported to have died peacefully at Balmoral  after reigning for 70 years.

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In a statement which has been shared on the Presidency’s official Twitter page, the President Nana Akufo-Addo on behalf of all Ghanaians, extended his deepest condolences.

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the @RoyalFamily, the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain on the death, today, of HM Queen Elizabeth II,” the statement reads.

The President also directed all official flags in the country to  fly at half-mast for seven days beginning Friday, September 9, 2022 in honor of the Queen.

“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,” the statement added.

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Read also: Queen Elizabeth II under medical care as family gathers


Read his full statement below; 

“On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the @RoyalFamily, the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain on the death, today, of HM Queen Elizabeth II,” the statement reads. 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. 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. 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.  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.  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.

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