Order of the Volta

The Order of the Volta is an order of merit from the Republic of Ghana. It was instituted in 1960 and is awarded to people for their outstanding service to the country.[1]

Order of the Volta
Awarded by
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President of Ghana
StatusCurrently awarded
Grand MasterPresident of Ghana
Gradescompanion, officer, member
Next (higher)Order of the Star of Ghana
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Ribbon bar of the order


There are three grades with a civil and military division each:[1]

  • Companion (CV) – Civil Division, Military Division, Honorary Division
  • Officer (OV) – Civil Division, Military Division, Honorary Division
  • Member (MV) – Civil Division, Military Division, Police Division, Honorary Division

The ribbon bar of the order is navy blue with red borders and a central black stripe.[2]


Companions (CV)

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Orders, Decorations and Medals of – Ribbon Chart, Medals of the World. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b Provencal, E. N. O. (22 March 1997). "Our National Heroes (1)". The Mirror. No. 2, 208. Graphic Communications Group. p. 22.
  4. ^ Koenders honoured with Ghanaian decoration, Government of the Netherlands, 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ Kolata, Gina (May 19, 2022). "Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, Expert in Sickle Cell Disease, Dies at 76". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Online, Peace FM (14 October 2011). "Prez Mills Explains What Went Into Selection Of National Award Recipients". m.peacefmonline.com. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  7. ^ Jajah, Mahmoud (3 July 2015). "Prince Talal Receives the Companion of the Order of the Volta Award". Ghana Web. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Mahama confers national honors on 33 personalities". Citi FM. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  9. ^ Busia, Kofi (28 January 2014). "Obsequies - Late Prof. Marian Ewurama Addy". African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines. 11 (2): 489. PMC 4202662. PMID 25435638.
  10. ^ "James Barnor Recognised at the Ghana National Honours and Awards Ceremony". Future of Ghana. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  11. ^ "President nominates personalities for National Awards". Modern Ghana. 21 June 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2015.