Akofena means “sword of war.” It also represents the state ceremonial swords. It is a symbol of state authority, legality, the legitimized authority of a ruler, recognition of gallantry of heroic deeds. Ghana’s coat of arms shows one of these ceremonial swords crossed with a linguist’s staff in its top left quadrant.
Pronunciation of Akofena
- The meaning of the symbol was taken from The Adinkra Dictionary by W. Bruce Willis.
- The image of the symbol was taken from Flickr.