President Akufo-Addo has extended his deepest condolences to the Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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

The President in a Facebook post to sympathize with the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain commended the 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.”

In honour of the late Queen’s memory, the President has directed that all official flags in Ghana fly at half-mast for seven (7) days, as from tomorrow, Friday, 9th September.

Source: Ghana/