The arms were adopted on March 4, 1957.
- The Ghana Coat of Arms is composed of a shield, divided into four quarters by a green St. George’s Cross, rimmed with Gold. The following are the symbols in the quarters and their meaning 1. Crossed linguist staff and ceremonial sword on a blue background Position: Top left-hand quarter Represents Local Administration
- A heraldic castle on a heraldic sea with a light blue background. Position: Top right-hand quarter Represents National Government
- A Cocoa Tree position: Bottom Left-hand Quarter Represents the Agricultural wealth of the Country
- A mine Shaft Position: Bottom right-hand quarter Represents the mineral wealth of the Country
- A Gold Lion Position: In the center of the St. George’s Cross Represents the continued link between Ghana and the Commonwealth
- Black five-pointed star rimmed with Gold standing on the wreath of red, Gold and Green colours. Position: Surmounting (on top of )the shield Represents the lodestar of African Freedom
- Two Eagles, around their necks hang black star medals suspended from a ribbon of National colours – red, gold and green. Position: Supporting the shield ( Coat of Arms) Signifies a protector with strength, very clear and attentive eyes keeping watch over the country.
- The motto FREEDOM AND JUSTICE is found under the shield.