President Nana Akufo-Addo has directed that all official flags in Ghana fly at half-mast for seven (7) days from Friday, 9th September in honour of the late Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen, who was UK’s longest-serving monarch died at Balmoral Thursday afternoon, aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

President Akuf-Addo in a tribute to the late Queen, on behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, extended deepest condolences to the new British monarch, King Charles III, the Royal Family, the Prime Minister, and the Government and people of Great Britain.

He noted that 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.

President Akufo-Addo in a Facebook post lauded the late Queen for her yeoman’s job in making the Commonwealth of Nations a strong organization.

“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.”