Ceremony at Flagstaff House, Accra

FLAGSTAFF HOUSE is Ghana’s Presidential Palace. Previously known as the Golden Jubilee House, it is both the office and residence of the President of Ghana.

The stool-shaped building (designed after the Asante Golden Stool) sits on a vast compound and stands out as one drives along Liberation Road. 

The stool-shaped building (designed after the Asante Golden Stool) sits on a vast compound and stands out as one drives along Liberation Road.

We were there on a clear sunny Friday, 25 April 2014. Arriving there, we were accorded the flag raising ceremony in the forecourt; we stood in attention and with pride as the national anthem of both countries were played.

As we were escorted into the building, we were greeted by traditional drummers and horn-blowers; then led into the Credentials Room where we met President John Mahama and state ministers, in the presence of the media.

A meeting that lasted 10 minutes and a ceremony completed within half an hour, it will remain a special and memorable day for years to come.

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We often pass by the Flagstaff House on Liberation Road. 

We often pass by the Flagstaff House on Liberation Road.

And every time we drive by, we are fondly reminded of the April 25th occasion.

And every time we drive by, we are fondly reminded of the April 25th occasion.

(I’m also reminded of the other Flagstaff House that I’ve been to, the one in Hong Kong that houses the Museum of Tea Ware located within Hong Kong Park.)

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