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Mar 2007
1. 200 Years After Slave Trade31/03/2007
HISTORY it self this time not to engage in slave trade but to reflect on the atrocities of slavery on the African continent and African Americans in the Diaspora.
 
2. Dressing And Our Culture31/03/2007
LAST week, we tested some ideas about traditions, neo-traditions and crossovers into “Western Culture”.
 
3. R E F L E C T I O N S29/03/2007
Journey through song, dance and collaborations
 
4. SAKA ACQUAYE: THE LAST HURDLE29/03/2007
SAKA Acquaye, who died in February at the age of 83, was a versatile artist who made an immense contribution to the visual and performing arts in Ghana during a life-time of service.
 
5. 1st Female MD of Barclays in Africa29/03/2007
LIKE most Ghanaians who have followed the success path being cut by Barclays Bank of Ghana, the Spectator has not failed to be impressed with the bank’s performance. When we looked closer, we saw a woman at the top.
 
6. GHANA MARKS 200 YEARS OF ABOLITION OF SLAVE TRADE27/03/2007
A CULTURAL performance which featured artistes from Ghana, the United Kingdom and the Diaspora to reflect the experience of the slave trade was staged at the Elmina Castle on Sunday evening to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade.
 
7. Nurse by profession, soldier by design27/03/2007
IN 1960, an enterprising Ghanaian woman, returned to Ghana after pursuing courses in nursing in the United Kingdom.
 
8. The lady who refused to marry Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah27/03/2007
A South African lady claims that Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of the Republic of Ghana, Africa’s Man of the Millennium, proposed marriage to her. From all account if this lady had said yes, there would have been no Fathia in the official history of Ghana.
 
9. Veep at Akwasidae at Manhyia26/03/2007
THE Vice- President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, celebrated Akwasidae for the first time with the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace yesterday.
 
10. GHANA COMMEMORATES 200 YEARS ABOLITION OF SLAVE TRADE26/03/2007
President J. A Kufuor says although it is regrettable that Africans, who were victims of the Slave Trade, also participated in it, the way forward now is to show remorse and accord those who suffered enslavement and their successors their full human rights.
 
11. Forts and Castles of Ghana24/03/2007
ALL over Ghana, vestiges of the past remain to discover, Relics, Historic sites, National Monuments, and of course, our Castles and Forts.
 
12. Funeral for a monkey24/03/2007
ONLY recently, on a highway in the Brong Ahafo Region, wildlife officers and community volunteers intercepted a man on a bicycle with a bush-bag strapped to it.
 
13. The Place of Children in Islam (1)24/03/2007
Most of these problems have to do with maintenance especially in broken homes where only one parent (normally the mother) is left to take care of the child’s responsibilities.
 
14. TEACH GHANAIAN MUSIC TO PRESERVE CULTURE24/03/2007
A CHORAL music competition, the fourth so far, has been held at the Centre for National Culture (CNC) for second cycle institutions in the Kumasi metropolis to unearth music talents in various schools.
 
15. GIVE CHIEFS CODE OF ETHNICS24/03/2007
A CHIEF has suggested that the National House of Chiefs should develop a code of ethnics to regulate the conduct of chiefs.
 
16. Create Ministry for NEPAD23/03/2007
A DISTINGUISHED academic, Prof. S.K.B. Asante, has advocated the separation of the Ministry of Regional Cooperation and NEPAD from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since the merger of the two ministries has not helped Ghana to integrate NEPAD principle, priorities and strategies into the national development process.
 
17. Ghana’s struggle for independence23/03/2007
IT is important that our children, grandchildren, the youth and adults of today understand and know the genesis, architects and facts about Ghana’s independence struggle.
 
18. Kwame Nkrumah misfounded Ghana22/03/2007
THIS essay has been prompted by an introspection of Ghana’s fortunes since independence and the celebration of the Jubilee this year.
 
19. Reflections on Freedom - The Slave Trade Abolition Act And Ghana’s Independence Golden Jubilee21/03/2007
The British Council, with support from the Ghana @ 50 Secretariat and the Edinaman Traditional Council, is organizing “Reflections”, an event to be held on March 25 2007 at the Elmina Castle, to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the UK Abolition of Slave Trade Act.
 
20. Tourism Fair & Exhibition21/03/2007
West Africa Tourism Union (WATU) wishes to invite all tourism practitioners an the general public to its 1st Tourism and Exhibition Fair under the distinguished patronage of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (Asantehene) as part of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee independence Celebrations. Date 22nd – 25th March, 2007 Venue: Centre for National Culture
 
21. From prison to premiership21/03/2007
Ghana @ 50 has offered a unique opportunity for fellow Ghanaians to attempt unraveling the political history of our country.
 
22. Western Region and Independence struggle21/03/2007
The history of this country would not be complete without the role played by the railway workers, the enginemen union, the chiefs and the people of the Western Region.
 
23. Greater Accra’s Oldest Chief21/03/2007
At the ripe age of 95, few people will accord him the ability to remember, read and conjecture events, but all these are defied by Nene Narteh Kanor II, Chief of Kpone-Bawaleshie and the longest reigning Chief in the Greater Accra Region.
 
24. THE LEGACY OF KWAME NKRUMAH21/03/2007
Pleasure and pride conjoin in me as I honour the memory of Kwame Nkrumah. The pleasure is personal, out of my own respect for this man of many gifts; but I feel proud also on behalf of the Commonwealth, because it was Nkrumah who initiated Africa’s outstandingly constructive role in Commonwealth affairs.
 
25. 40th J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecture Series19/03/2007
Ghana Academy of Arts and Science Presents the 40th J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures Series under the Theme: "Ghana and The Promotion of Pan Africanism And Regionalism" to be delivered by Prof. S. K. B. Asante,an International Consultant and a former United Nations Principal Regional Adviser, at the British Council Hall,19-21 March 2007
 
26. Foundation to rescue Nkrumah’s heritage launched17/03/2007
GHANAIAN businessman, Alhaji Asoma Banda, on Monday launched a foundation in Accra to rescue the heritage of the country’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
27. Ghana@50 marked in Washington17/03/2007
THERE was a massive turnout at two receptions held at the Ghana Embassy in Washington D.C. on March 6 to mark the historic Ghana’s 50th Golden Jubilee.
 
28. Otumfuo cautions corrupt Chiefs17/03/2007
THE Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has cautioned chiefs against considering the stools they occupy as gold mines from which they could easily amass wealth at the expense of the development of their traditional areas.
 
29. Konkomba, Fulanis smoke peace pipe16/03/2007
To ensure that peace prevails in the Nkwanta District of the Volta Region, Konkomba farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the district have agreed to bury their differences.
 
30. Kwegyir Aggrey’s Pharaonic Eagle16/03/2007
An ode to the Republic of Ghana, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her independence, dedicated to the masses of the United States of Africa
 
31. Brong Ahafo, the nations, food basket14/03/2007
The creation of the region, which, was formerly part of Western Ashanti, came about after a long struggle between the British Colonial Authorities and the indigenous people and later with the Convention People’s Party (CPP) government, which finally endorsed the independence of the region on April 4, 1959.
 
32. Ga Council sued over funeral cash14/03/2007
THE family of the late Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Amugi II, has filed a writ at an Accra High Court that seeks to compel the Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Adote Obour II, and six others, including a member of the Council of State, to render account of all donations they received in respect of the late chief’s Funeral.
 
33. Tackie Tawiah to meet with Chiefs to plan development14/03/2007
THE newly installed Ga Mantse, Tackie Tawiah III, will meet all chiefs in the Ga Traditional Area during the week to plan a comprehensive programme for the traditional area, a spokesman for him, Nii Boye Abbey, told the Times yesterday.
 
34. Nortey – 1st Presidential Despatch Rider14/03/2007
Mr. David Dowuona Nortey, the First Presidential Despatch Rider in Ghana, says it was a great moment working with Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
35. TACKIE TAWIAH ASSUMES OFFICE13/03/2007
KING TACKIE TAWIAH III, known in private life as Dr. Jo Blankson, yesterday assumed office as the new Ga Mantse and President of the Ga Traditional council, two weeks after being inducted into the council.
 
36. WHY THEY CARVED UP AFRICA…13/03/2007
Despite its pivotal role in entrenching the huge obstacles preventing Africa’s political and economic development, anniversary of the partition of Africa by the Berlin Conference (of November 1884 to February 1885) pass largely unmarked every year.
 
37. MUSEUM OF SLAVERY OPENS AT SESEMI13/03/2007
Sesemi a hamlet near Abokobi, in the Ga East District, on Thursday, October 11, found itself not only the proud host of an international array of prominent personalities, but also making history in Ghanaian tourism.
 
38. DR SUSAN DE-GRAFT JOHNSON – FIRST GOLD COAST FEMALE DOCTOR12/03/2007
Dr. (Mrs.) Susan de-Graft Johnson (Nee Ofori-Atta) was one of the three children Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I, the Okyenhene and Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, had with Nana Akosua Duodu.
 
39. Choral Festival10/03/2007
THE much-awaited annual choral concert in Accra dubbed the Pappoe Thompson Choral Festival which comes off usually just before the annual March Independence Anniversary took place at the Centre for National Culture (Arts Centre) in Accra on Friday, March 2, 2007 with a great sense of patriotism and an air of pomp and pageantry.
 
40. KENTE WOULD HAVE DONE THE TRICK10/03/2007
TUESDAY, the 6th of March, 2007 will forever be remembered not just because it marked the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s Independence from colonial rule, but also because of the milling crowds that thronged the independence Square in Accra, which was the venue of the historic celebration.
 
41. Komfo Anokye’s Sword10/03/2007
ARE you wondering where for go as a tourist in the Ashanti Region?
 
42. March 6, 1957 at KNMP10/03/2007
A SYMBOLIC ritual performance by the Ghana Actors Guild on the eve of the Jubilee Anniversary was staged at the Old Polo Grounds (now refurbished Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence from British Colonial rule.
 
43. Ghana Pays Homage to Founding Fathers10/03/2007
FOR their sweat, sacrifice and selflessness, the nation stood to pay homage to the founding fathers who struggled to gain independence for Mother Ghana, some 50 years ago.
 
44. A new era of gold in Ghana08/03/2007
AFTER the investment of almost half a billion dollars by Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the leading gold mining companies in the world, there is now gold production from the Brong Ahafo Region, an area of Ghana with no previous history of large-scale mining.
 
45. Fante Confederacy re-born07/03/2007
AS Ghana celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary, the Fante Confederacy, one of the foremost pressure groups which resisted colonial rule is being reborn, according to a group of successor chiefs that constituted the confederacy.
 
46. Police Service in retrospect07/03/2007
PROFESSIONAL policing was introduced by the British Colonial Authorities to the Gold Coast, now the Republic of Ghana, in 1821. Prior to that, policing or maintenance of law and order was organized by the traditional authorities such as the local headmen and chiefs, who employed unpaid messengers to carry out the executive and judicial functions in this respective communities.
 
47. Role of GCB in Ghana’s economy07/03/2007
AT the time of Ghana’s independence, the banking industry was controlled by two foreign banks – the Standard Chartered Bank, which was known at that time as the Bank of British West Africa (BBWA), and Barclays Bank, then known as Barclays DCO (Barclays Dominion, Colonial and Overseas Bank).
 
48. Fante Confederacy re-born07/03/2007
AS Ghana celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary, the Fante Confederacy, one of the foremost pressure groups which resisted colonial rule is being reborn, according to a group of successor chiefs that constituted the confederacy.
 
49. Ghana yesterday, today and tomorrow07/03/2007
I SAW the GNA from close quarters at its very birth, for we in the news room of the Ghana Broadcasting System – as it was then – relied heavily on its output for a great part of the news we carried in our news bulletins.
 
50. Happy Birthday, Ghana07/03/2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GHANA,
 
51. NKRUMAH TO KUFOUR07/03/2007
MANY do not know or fully appreciate or understand that before 1946 Ghana as we know it today, did not exist even as the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast, which became Ghana, did not legally comprise all the territories of the country as we know it today.
 
52. Kumasi, the ‘Garden City’07/03/2007
KUMASI, the capital of the Ashanti Region, is located in the forest region of Ghana and is popularly known as “The Garden City” because of its various species of flowers and other plants.
 
53. Ghana@50: Advancing the cause of chieftaincy07/03/2007
“FIFTY YEARS after independence, the chieftaincy institution is still with us, playing a vibrant role in the administration of governance and development, especially at local level”, says Professor Adjei Bekoe, Chairman of the Council of State.
 
54. Ghana’s 50 years of Independence07/03/2007
BORN on Wednesday, March 6, 1957, as a new sovereign state, Ghana which was then called Gold Coast is 50 YEARS old now HURRY!
 
55. 50 YEARS OF NATIONHOOD06/03/2007
GHANA before Independence on March 6, 1957 was called the Gold Coast.
 
56. A GOLDEN JUBILEE ESSAY06/03/2007
TODAY Ghana is making the 50th anniversary of her independence under the theme ‘Championing African Excellence’, and the subtext is undoubtedly the need for unity.
 
57. The nation’s Coat of Arms06/03/2007
THE Coat of Arms was designed by one of Ghana’s most renowned Artists Mr. Amon Kotei, now, 91.
 
58. The problem of ‘culture preservation’06/03/2007
IN this period of reflection, incidental to the Golden Jubilee celebration of Ghana’s nationhood, I have chosen to examine the oft repeated Ghanaian remark of “let’s preserve our culture”.
 
59. The nation’s Coat of Arms06/03/2007
THE Coat of Arms was designed by one of Ghana’s most renowned Artists Mr. Amon Kotei, now, 91.
 
60. The Woman who designed the National Flag06/03/2007
THE proud designer of Ghana’s great National Flag. Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh, (now 84), a retired Art Teacher, says her inspiration was an advert in newspaper in 1956.
 
61. The founding Fathers06/03/2007
The Big Six are arguably the most famous people in Ghana’s fight for independence from British rule.
 
62. Greetings from afar06/03/2007
“THE best way of learning is to be an independent sovereign state”, said Kwame Nkrumah 50 years ago. So it was that the great events of 6th March 1957 at the Accra Polo Club began a learning process that sees an independent Ghana celebrate its 50th birthday today.
 
63. SPORTS HAVE SERVED THEE NATION WELL06/03/2007
On Thursday, March 1, as the movers and shapers of African football met in Accra and conferred the lead title on Didier Drogba, captain of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and leading marksman in the English Premier League this season with Chelsea, the event officially kick-started the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s independence.
 
64. Kwame Nkrumah saved Ghana06/03/2007
CONSCIENCISM is the object of attack in the articles Kwame Nkrumah Misfounded Ghana and Nkrumah’s Atheism and Materialism in Ghana. It is a book that lends itself to difficult reading for the philosophically untrained. That does not however grant licence to subject it to distortions as the said articles do.
 
65. George Kuntu Blankson06/03/2007
A DISTINGUISHED Statesman, merchant prince, devout Christian and the first appointed member of the Legislative Council in the 19th century, George Kuntu Blankson was among the leading members of the Gold coast society in the colony in the 19th century, and his life spanned the whole period. He was extremely wealthy, generous and very popular.
 
66. 50 Years of Freedom05/03/2007
TOMORROW, Ghana will be the focus of the world as more than 20 African Heads of State and leaders of about 40 international delegations converged on the capital, Accra, to join Ghanaians to celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee.
 
67. A journey to Bolga05/03/2007
“TRAVEL and See”! Is the inscription on one or two ‘tro-tro’ buses in Accra? This statement has lately been proven true to me. Until then, I did not know that Ghana was that large – in relation to the size of Accra, and to miles upon miles of varied vegetation, all the way north.
 
68. A K W A A B A05/03/2007
Eighteen heads of state are expected to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations. They are led by President Olusegun Obasanjo who is the Special Guest of Honour for the celebrations.
 
69. All Ghana’s Leaders05/03/2007
DR. Kwame Nkrumah was the Prime Minister from 1957 to 1960. He became President when the country became a Republic in 1960. Prior to attaining these positions, he was the Leader of Government Business from 1951 to 1921.
 
70. And NKRUMAH met the World Press05/03/2007
THERE were more than a hundred of them at the Prime Minister’s independence week press conference, representing newspapers and news agencies and broadcasting and television companies, whose very names indicate the global variety of this gathering.
 
71. Ceremonies of the first days of Independence05/03/2007
ON 6th March, when the Gold Coast because Ghana, the Legislative Assembly became the National Assembly. A Colonial Legislature had turned into a Dominion Parliament.
 
72. Country Profile05/03/2007
GHANA was the first place in sub-Saharan Africa where Europeans arrived to trade first in gold, later in slaves.
 
73. Fifty years of Ghanaian independence05/03/2007
MR. George Chaplin, a Honolulu newspaper editor, has noted that “if people learn to take charge of change and guide it well, all of humanity is the beneficiary”. If we fail, we invite disaster.
 
74. Fingerposts of Freedom05/03/2007
HISTORY had been made last night; but History does not halt in the morning.
 
75. The week when Freedom came05/03/2007
THE celebrations of independence week were designed to build up, through a series of memorable scenes, to the central drama of the State Opening of Parliament.
 
76. The road to Independence05/03/2007
IT was independence which brought this multitude of illustrious persons to Ghana.
 
77. The world gathered in Ghana05/03/2007
Thousands arrived by plane, hundreds by ship, tens of thousands, by mammy wagon. One arrived, unforgettably, by gun boat.
 
78. Thanksgiving service marks Jubilee05/03/2007
A NATIONAL interdenominational thanksgiving service was yesterday held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral as part of activities marking Ghana’ Golden Jubilee celebrations.
 
79. MAKERS OF HISTORY05/03/2007
THERE are two major indispensable national emblems that cannot be discounted when it comes to the sovereignty of Ghana.
 
80. NKROFUL:05/03/2007
ONE of the most engaging debates that has characterized the Ghana @ 50 celebrations has been the tourist significance of the heritage of Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
81. Pressmen from 74 countries stormed Accra05/03/2007
FROM 74 countries came 124 writers, 27 photographers, 23 film cameramen and 18 broadcasters to report Ghana’s independence to the world.
 
82. SPORTS05/03/2007
AT 50, Ghana Sports must have come full circle for rejuvenation forwards the challenges ahead. Our successes, more than failures, arguably have been rooted in the solid foundations laid in the early years of nationhood.
 
83. The National Anthem05/03/2007
And The National Pledge
 
84. Ghana@50: Advancing the cause of chieftaincy04/03/2007
“FIFTY YEARS after independence, the chieftaincy institution is still with us, playing a vibrant role in the administration of governance and development, especially at local level”, says Professor Adjei Bekoe, chairman of the council of state.
 
85. Kwame Nkrumah saved Ghana04/03/2007
CONSCIENCISM is the object of attack in the articles Kwame Nkrumah Misfounded Ghana and Nkrumah’s Atheism and Materialism in Ghana. It is a book that lends itself to difficult reading for the philosophically untrained. That does not however grant licence to subject it to distortions as the said articles do.
 
86. Let’s Know The National Anthem03/03/2007
… And The National Pledge
 
87. Kakum Park Awaits Ghana @ 50 Tourists03/03/2007
If there is any place where one can experience a serene environment and be in tune with nature then Kakum National Park is certainly the place to visit.
 
88. Sculptural designs unveiled in Accra03/03/2007
THIRTEEN Sculptural designs depicting various Ghanaian Symbols and Cultural Heritage were yesterday unveiled in front of the Department of National Lotteries, High Street, Accra, as part of the programme for the modernization of the capital city programme.
 
89. Golden Jubilee Hiplife, Highlife Concert tonight03/03/2007
AS prelude to the climax of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebration which comes off on Tuesday, March 6, a number of entertainment programmes are lined up to today throughout the country.
 
90. Ghana Film Festival03/03/2007
A ONE month film festival to commemorate Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations will be held in Accra during the anniversary month from March 4, 2007 till the end of the month.
 
91. Nation On The Move03/03/2007
“At long last”, screamed Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of this nation to thousands of reveling nationals at the Old Polo Grounds in Accra, at midnight of March 5, 1957, “our beloved country is free and free forever”.
 
92. Nation On The Move03/03/2007
“At long last”, screamed Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of this nation to thousands of reveling nationals at the Old Polo Grounds in Accra, at midnight of March 5, 1957, “our beloved country is free and free forever”.
 
93. Chieftaincy Institution Assemblies Urged To Co-Operate02/03/2007
The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Adzei Bekoe, has stressed the need for co-operation between the Chieftaincy Institution and the District Assemblies to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
 
94. CHIEFTAINCY INSTITUTION ASSEMBLIES URGED TO CO-OPERATE02/03/2007
The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Adzei Bekoe, has stressed the need for co-operation between the chieftaincy institution and the district assemblies to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
 
95. Some events that led to Ghana’s independence02/03/2007
ON March 6, 1957, that is 50 years ago, Ghana became the first African country, south of the Sahara, to gain freedom from colonial domination.
 
96. Ghana’s history shown in pictures02/03/2007
THE Golden Jubilee Photo Exhibition was officially opened at the National Theatre in Accra yesterday by the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
 
97. CHIEFTAINCY INSTITUTION ASSEMBLIES URGED TO CO-OPERATE02/03/2007
The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Adzei Bekoe, has stressed the need for co-operation between the chieftaincy institution and the district assemblies to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
 
98. Experts Discuss Chieftaincy In Ghana01/03/2007
A meeting of about 50 traditional rulers, academics and Civil Society experts to evaluate the Chieftaincy institution over the past 50 years and its relevance to the future development of the country has began in Accra
 
99. 100 YEARS OF HIGHLIFE HISTORY OPENS01/03/2007
The Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation (BAPMAF), an NGO established in 1990 to preserve, research, promote and disseminate Ghanaian/African performing arts, has opened the BAPMAF Golden Years of Highlife Photo Exhibition to the general public.
 
100. Independence Day ‘Toli Masters’ in Accra01/03/2007
COME next Monday, March 5, and the Biggies Pub at Accra’s Asylum Down will be set agog as Radio Gold celebrates its eleventh anniversary which coincides with Ghana’s Golden Jubilee.
 
101. Kente and Adinkra designs are protected01/03/2007
“KENTE” and “ADINKRA” designs are protected under the Ghana Copyright Act 2005, Act 690.
 
102. ‘Run Baby Run’, No Time To Die’ for Ananse festival01/03/2007
TWO recently premiered will-produced Ghanaian films, King Ampaw’s ‘No Time To Die’ and Emmanuel Apea’s ‘Run Baby Run’, are the topliners in the maiden edition of the Ananse International Film Festival (AIFF).
 
103. When Okalla meets Koo01/03/2007
THE National Theatre opens its doors to concert party fans for the first time since its refurbishment with a star-stubbed show on March 6.
 
104. X’borg cross-road shooting marked01/03/2007
A SOLEMN ceremony was yesterday held at the Freedom Monument, near the Independence Square in Accra, to commemorate the Christiansborg cross-roads shooting incident in 1948, which marked the first major step towards the struggle for Ghana’s independence.
 
105. The bad old days01/03/2007
EXCEPT for a few available seats on the second floor of the 1,500 seater auditorium, the National Theatre was full last Saturday evening and what was showing was not KSM.
 
106. DR. AKO ADJEI01/03/2007
AKO Adjei was born on June 17, 1916 in Adjeikrom to Mr. Samuel Adjei and Johannah Okailey, both from Accra. He was to become a lawyer, teacher, civil servant, politician, nationalist, minister of state and one of the Big Six.
 
107. GHANA: United at 5001/03/2007
‘GHANA; United at Fifty’ is the theme for the official Jubilee anniversary cloth recently outdoored by the Chairman of the National Planning Committee of the Ghana @ 50 celebrations.
 
 
   
 
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18/08/2014
The story of Adanse Edudiase
Tradition relates that Adedwan was the ancestral home of the founding fathers of Adanse Edubiase. Abedwam originally shared boundaries with Akrokeri, Bekwai and Dompoase. The ruling clan.......more
 
05/08/2014
THE STORY OF AKYEM ABUAKWA 1
TRADITIONALLY, Akyem Abuakwa was part of the Five Principal Akan States, the Akanman Piesie num, viz Adanse Akrokerri (Asakyiri), Akyem Abuakwa (Asona), Assin Fante Nyankomase (Asene), Denkyira (Agona) and Asante (Oyoko). The ancestors......more
 
25/07/2014
THE STORY OF AWUMA GRUNSHIE
The tribe commonly known as Awuna Grunshi or Awuna in the Upper East Region appears to be the only branch of Kasena with the prefix “A-wu-na” meaning “I say”...more
 
07/07/2014
THE STORY OF TEKYIMAN-NSUTA
THE founder of Tekyiman-Nsuta was Nana Kwame Yeboah, who was born in 1889. His mother, Madam Akosua Yeboah, hailed from Tekyiman, and his father, a herbalist, from Krobo. (“Kro” means town, “bo” means chest). Therefore Krobo means the town of the bold people.......more
 
30/06/2014
BONO MANSO
Linguistically, the word Bono is identified with only the group of people living in the Brong Region who speak the Bono dialect. Tradition has it that the origin of the word came from Bono an expression which means something that is first of its kind......more
 
25/06/2014
THE STORY OF KOMENDA-DOMPOASE
Komenda-Dompoase is one of the towns in Komenda State in the Central Region, with Akatakyi as the capital. The founding fathers of Dompoase were among the Fante migrants who deserted......more
 
20/06/2014
THE STORY OF ADANSI-AKROFUOM
Tradition says that originally, the ancestors of Adansi Akrofuom lived at Kokobiante near the Seben River in Adansi. Their Queenmother was Nana Aso, a beautiful woman whose family members were always greeted with “Aso Nana” (i.e Aso’s grand-children) and from this response Asona originated......more
 
13/06/2014
THE STORY OF GOMOA ASSANBA-AJUMAKO
Gomoa Asanba-Ajumako is an integral part of Gomoa state in the Central Region, but it is a separate traditional area from her counterpart Gomoa Assin. Both have a common ancestry, and they constitute one Gomoa...more
 
03/06/2014
THE STORY OF ADANSI-AHINSAN
The ancestors of Adansi Ahinsan first settled at Domisaso under the distinguished leadership of a Queen, Nana Asienowaa Nyame, of the Beretuo clan, a moiety of Tena. The first male chief was Nana Osafo Kantanka who lived with his people at Kukuboase, about five kilometres north of Fomena...more
 
26/05/2014
THE STORY OF ADANSI-DOMPOASE
The ancestors of the ruling Asene clan of Adansi-Dompoase originated from Adansemanso during the reign of Awurade Basa who ruled the whole Adanse state with the mystical Afuna Kwao, the insignia of authority...more
 
15/05/2014
THE STORY OF BADU [2]
AFTER the death of Agyeman Badu I, the stool was given to one Kwaku Walago (alias Kwaku Awuah (c.1750-1754). After his enstoolment he was taken to see Bantamahene Awuah who changed his flame to Awuah before being introduced to the Asante King who remarked “Awuah besoe”— meaning “Awuah came to be guest” to the Bantamahene Awuah....more
 
07/05/2014
THE STORY OF BADU (1)
BADU Traditional Area, forms an integral part of the Tain Constituency, in the Brong Ahafo Region. The people share many things in common with Seikwa, Nsoko and Nkorankwagya because of compactness and closeness of the area where they occupy....more
 
02/05/2014
THE STORY OF HAVE
HAVE is situated at the Kpando—Hohoe junction under the range of mountains running from Akwamu through Peki, an area known as Eveto or Eve Hills, in the Volta Region. The range of mountains is all forest except the savanna plains below....more
 
15/04/2014
GHANA HOSTS 1ST POETRY FESTIVAL
Ghana Poetry Festival is a day poetry festival to be held on 25th, April, 2014 at The Center for National Culture, Accra. It will feature book readings, book sales, panel discussions, performance poetry among others...more
 
11/04/2014
THE STORY OF ADUKROM-AKUAPEM
ADUKROM is the principal town of the Okere Division in the Akwapem North District, Eastern Region. The town is situated at the extreme north of the Bewase ridge. The inhabitants belong to the OKERE KPONKPO group, a Guan expression meaning “Great Okere”....more
 
04/04/2014
THE STORY OF DORMAA-AMASU
AMASU is the Ankobea Division of the Dormaa traditional area in the Brong Ahafo Region. The founding fathers of Amasu formed part of the Aduana group of people who emigrated from Akwamu at Nyanawase as a result of a stool succession dispute....more
 
24/03/2014
THE STORY OF JASIKAN
JASIKAN, THE ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL OF THE Buem District in the Volta Region, physically forms an integral part of the Togo Atakora system. Linguistically, the word Buem is identified with only Lefena speaking people at Jasikan...more
 
18/03/2014
THE STORY OF OTISO
EARLY History: Before the town of Otiso was flooded by the overflow of the Volta and Oti, following the Volta Dam at Akosombo, the town was one of the principalities of Apai traditional area in the Volta Region...more
 
10/03/2014
THE WESTERN REGION 2ND EDITION OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA AND POETRY FESTIVAL
The Centre for National Culture, Western Region held its 2nd edition of the Senior High School Drama and Poetry Festival on the theme “Discovering and Polishing the Art of Public Speaking” at its Regional Theatre, Fijai on the 25th and 26th February 2014....more
 
05/03/2014
KUNDUM AXIM FESTIVAL
What do you know about Kundum festival?...more
 
03/03/2014
Gomoa: The real story behind the fascinating names
Have you ever wondered why the people of Gomoa in the Central Region have a duplicate of some major towns, villages and cities within and outside the country? Could it be a copycat attitude or, perhaps, they have peculiar reasons for such interesting names such as Gomoa Kumasi?...more
 
21/02/2014
KENTE PRICELESS HERITAGE
KENTE IN GHANA...more
 
21/02/2014
CULTURE CONTRIBUTES 1.53% TO GHANA'S GDP
THE PERCENTAGE OF CULTURES CONTRIBUTION TO GHANA'S GDP (GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT)...more
 
21/02/2014
THE STORY OF OSU (I)
Early History of Osu: Traditions relate that the pioneer settlers at Osu, in the Greater Accra Region, originated from Osudoku; other fragmented groups possess residual traditional of their own;...more
 
21/02/2014
NAFAC 2012: The way forward
FOR the stakeholders in the Arts and Culture Industry, it was all joy and delight at the National Theatre on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2012 when preparations towards the celebration of the 2012 edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC 2012) took yet another significant step. Yes, it was a colourful ceremony to officially perform the media launch of the festival....more
 
21/02/2014
THE STORY OF ADAKLU
Know the origins of Towns...more
 
01/02/2014
THE STORY OF WUSUTA
The cruelties of their King Agokoli at Notsie forced them to escape from there unnoticed....more
 
04/01/2014
THE STORY OF NKONYA WURUPONG
Nkonya is made up of two independent Traditional set-ups namely, Ahenkro and Wurupong....more
 
30/12/2013
TOTEMS
In other words, there was rational interest in preserving the species. One can also say that communities, families, clans chiefs and kings realized the need to protect certain animal and other endangered species of trees thus using such objects as their totems with the application of superstitious beliefs....more
 
14/12/2013
THE STORY OF TEMA
THE HISTORY OF TEMA...more
 
30/11/2013
THE STORY OF KWAWU BUKURUWA (I) KNOW THE ORIGINS OF TOWNS KWAME AMPENE (FOUNDER OF THE GUAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
THE HISTORY OF KWAWU BUKURUWA...more
 
27/11/2013
KOFI AWOONOR
The resilient humanist fixtures of our traditional social and political institutions must provide the bases for a meaningful construction of our future....more
 
02/11/2013
KENTE GHANAS PRICELESS HERITAGE
VISIBLE SYMBOL OF GHANAIAN CULTURE...more
 
02/11/2013
THE STORY OF OSU (2)
CONTINUATION OF THE ORIGIN OF OSU...more
 
02/11/2013
THE STORY OF OSU (II)
Notei Doku brought the people safely to the present site of Osu. They met some few aboriginal worshippers of the Klote Lagoon who rather deserted bag and baggage and handed over the worship of Klote to the newcomers...more
 
19/10/2013
THE STORY OF OSU (1)
THE EARLY HISTORY OF OSU...more
 
28/09/2013
THE STORY OF NANKANA
THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN OF THE PEOPLE OF NANKANA...more
 
21/09/2013
THE STORY OF ADAKLU
The origin of Adaklu...more
 
07/09/2013
THE STORY OF ASSIN FOSU
The origin of Assin Fosu...more
 
07/09/2013
THE STORY OF SISSALA
HOW SISSALA ORIGINATED...more
 
03/09/2013
SONG OF THE PHAROAH
THE THREE RESIDENT GROUPS OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE NOYAM AND THE SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS...more
 
24/08/2013
CULTURAL FUND CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS
THE Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) has once again made a call for applications from artistes and related arts organizations for support of projects throughout the country....more
 
25/06/2013
ELIMINATING OBSOLETE CULTURAL PRACTICES – THE KPALIME INITIATIVE [1 – 2]
CULTURE, since time immemorial, has been part of the Ghanaian’s social, economic or political way of life....more
 
08/06/2013
THE STORY OF PANO
Later, the Pano ancestors founded their own settlement in the neighbourhood locked in the Atewa Hills, which is the present Pano. The land everywhere was rich in gold and they could easily extract sufficient quantities by digging in the ground and by dregging in the streams....more
 
01/06/2013
THE STORY OF ASANTE AGONA
ASANTE Agona is a town 42 kilometres on Kumasi-Mampong road....more
 
10/05/2013
LET’S DEVELOP BRONG-AHAFO TOURISM SITES
Available records say the region produces about 30 percent of the food requirement of the country....more
 
08/09/2012
Culture fund opens for projects
THE Ghana Denmark Cultural Fund (GDCF) has made a call for applications from artistes and related arts organizations for support of projects that have been originated in Ghana....more
 
03/04/2012
MESSAGE BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON CULTURE DURING THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD THEATRE DAY
On the occasion of the International theatre day, which falls on 27th March, 2012, the National Commission on Culture wishes to congratulate all theatre groups both public and private for sustaining theatre and for their commitment to cultural development over the period....more
 
16/03/2012
ELMINA CASTLE, A LIVING TESTIMONY TO SLAVERY
The Elmina Castle, Edina, Anomana or Amankwaa Kurom — it has been called many names, but one thing will never change — the malevolent history of this relic of the trans-Atlantic slave trade....more
 
22/02/2012
"AZONTO CRAZE"
“Azonto” is a Ghanaian dance which involves movement of most of the joints in the body in a rhythmic fashion taking very few steps. Just like most African dances, knee bending and hip movement are rudiments to dancing it....more
 
22/02/2012
ROLE OF THE QUEEN MOTHER IN ENSTOOLING OR DESTOOLING A CHIEF.
Chieftaincy- Chief- Definition of – Requisites for making a chief – Constitution, Article 277. Chief – Nomination – Fundamental requirement for making a chief – Role of queen mother – meaning of nomination – Nomination to precede all other processes for making chief – Ex post facto processes after nomination irrelevant for want of capacity to make nomination....more
 
28/07/2011
BEADS SHOW AT NGMAYEM FESTIVAL
If you love beads and don’t mind getting caught up in a week filled with an exhibition and trade show, seminars and work- shops for beads sellers and producers, fashion shows with assorted beads accessories, beads design competition and bead- making lessons, then the place to head for between October 22 and October 29 is the 2nd International Bead Festival at Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region....more
 
19/07/2011
WHAT IS FOLKLORE
The world Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) under what it terms Model provisions suggests an illustrative enumeration of most typical kinds of expressions of Folklore....more
 
11/11/2010
‘LET’S UPLIFT OUR CULTURE’
Newly appointed Acting Director of the Center for National Culture, Greater Accra Region George Oppong...more
 
25/10/2007
Kwame Nkrumah misfounded Ghana
THIS essay has been prompted by an introspection of Ghana’s fortunes since independence and the celebration of the Jubilee this year. The writer seeks to answer the question why there appears to be “something missing” somewhere in the scheme of affairs in Ghana’s development....more
 
12/10/2007
DR SUSAN DE-GRAFT JOHNSON – FIRST GOLD COAST FEMALE DOCTOR
Dr (Mrs.) Susan de-Graft Johnson (Nee Ofori-Atta) was one of the three children Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I, the Okyenhene and Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, had with Nana Akosua Duodu....more
 
 
   
 
 

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