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Feb 2011
1. Avenor gets new chief28/02/2011
The Fiagah of the Avenor Traditional Area in the Akasti District of the Volta Region, Torgbui Dorglo Anumah VI, swearing the oath of allegiance to the people at his installation ceremony.
 
2. What do Tetteh Quarshie and Steve Jobs have in common28/02/2011
Both Tetteh Quarshie and Steve Jobs share a common history. None of them attained university education. But they sought education in the right way, and pursued their interests relentlessly; and never lost their sense of direction, their goals. Moreover, they sought ways of benefiting the greatest number of people.
 
3. Lessons from the event -45 years ago28/02/2011
Most Ghanaians were not born when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown. And many of them were too young to fathom the event and understand what followed. It is therefore natural for many to ask of my reaction when the coup occurred and to no assess events since then.
 
4. New Caretaker Chief for Achiaman26/02/2011
THE Ga Asere stool, led by the Okyeame, Nii Ashittey Tetteh, has installed a new care-taker chief for Achiaman in the Ga West municipality to replace the chief, Nii Kwartey Adjan 1, who was killed by unknown assassin weeks ago.
 
5. In Celebration of Black History Month: Less – known participating nations in the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade26/02/2011
AFTER her return from a tour of the Cape Coast Castle re-cently l asked a Chilean journalist whether there are black people in her country, that is, descendants of the many African slaves who were taken there during the period of the trans-Atlantic slave trade as is the case in other South American countries
 
6. Black History Month Celebrations26/02/2011
The celebration of Black History Month is dedication to the aspirations, resilience, achievements, and contributions of Black people to our shared human civilization. It helps bring to life and focus the culture and heritage of a people whose original habitat is universally acknowledged as the cradle of all human civilizations, and yet have suffered incredible marginalization for no fault of theirs.
 
7. ‘Musu’ still captivating26/02/2011
The staging last week of Nii Yartey’s old musical drama, ‘Musu-Saga of the Slaves’, enjoyed a surprisingly large patronage. For those who had already watched the film, it was the desire to see it once again, while first time patrons were delighted by the two-hour show.
 
8. Damba festival ends in Tamale26/02/2011
People from all walks of life thronged the streets leading to the palaces of the Dakpema and the Regent of Gukpegu to take part in the annual Damba festival celebrations in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern Region, this week. Most of the jubilant celebrants dressed in beautiful traditional clothes such as the “Bingmaa,” “kpaakutow” and “Yablli” which are various forms of smocks popularly referred to as Batakari and danced for the appellations and local tunes.
 
9. Documentary on witches launched26/02/2011
A DOCUMENTARY on the witches of Gambaga, a community of women condemned to live as witches in the Northern Region was launched in Accra this week.
 
10. What happened to February 28 martyrs26/02/2011
The three, Sergeant Cornelius Fredrick Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, all members of the Gold Coast Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force that fought alongside the allied forces during the Second World War, were killed while going to present to petition to the then British Colonial Governor, Sir Gerald Creasy.
 
11. Chiefs asked to adopt ADR in conflict situations26/02/2011
The Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has urged traditional rulers to adopt alternative dispute resolution approach for amicable settlement of chieftaincy litigation that has retarded development in various parts of the country.
 
12. Cape Coast26/02/2011
Situated 165 km west of Accra on the Gulf of Guinea with an estimated population of over 70,000 is Cape Coast, the capital of the Central Region of Ghana and the citadel of the Fanti people.
 
13. Afro-culture Advocates26/02/2011
The CEO of Afro-Culture Organization, a non-profit organization, Mr. Justice Dibson, has said that humanitarian work is not about sourcing funding from donor-agencies and seeking personal wealth through appeals to philanthropist, but by voluntary contribution, kindness and commitment to furthering the cause of the disadvantaged in society.
 
14. Sir Gordon Guggisberg26/02/2011
A trip down the memory lane of Ghana’s developmental history reveals that historians have minced no words in placing the beginning of Ghana’s development at the doorstep of Sir Gordon Guggisberg, who was described as the greatest of the Governor’s of the Gold Coast.
 
15. Akpafu marks Iron festival25/02/2011
Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism has joined the chiefs and people of Akpafu traditional area to celebrate their annual Kawu Katreyi (iron) at Akpafu in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.
 
16. The role of women in Ghana’s colonial struggle25/02/2011
LONG before some of us were born to mother Ghana, the struggle for self determination, an arduous and extremely dangerous pursuit, was probably con¬sidered the preserve of the male species.
 
17. NEW BOOK ABOUT NKRUMAH LAUNCHED22/02/2011
PROFESSOR Kofi Awooner, Chairman of the Council of State, has launched a book titled Nkrumah for Young Readers in Accra.
 
18. The Story of Koforidua19/02/2011
Know the origin of Towns
 
19. Chiefs, Queen mothers, Opinion Leaders schooled on conflicts19/02/2011
CHIEFs, queens and opinion leaders in some selected rural communities in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District (SKCD) of the Eastern Region have ended a capacity building workshop on conflict management.
 
20. Gomoa Oguaakrom marks Akwambo17/02/2011
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa East, Mr Kow Panyin Okyere , has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the government to execute its “Better Ghana” agenda to improve their living standards.
 
21. UPPER EAST CELEBRATES GOLDEN JUBILEE14/02/2011
At the climax of the Golden Jubilee celebrations marking the creation of the Upper East Region, a colourful durbar was held at Bolgatanga last Saturday.
 
22. Chieftaincy Ministry prepares line of Succession14/02/2011
A roadmap for the codification of lines of succession in all traditional area to address chieftaincy disputes is expected to be completed next month, Mr. Alex Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, has said.
 
23. Prez Mills Congratulates Obrempong Ababio12/02/2011
Nii Armah Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, congratulating Obrempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, James Town (Ngleshie) Mantse on behalf of President J. E. A. Mills.
 
24. Paper on “CULTURE AND GOVERNANCE”11/02/2011
I would like to express my gratitude to you all for the invitation to join the other stakeholders in a bold exploration on the issues relating to Ghana’s Cultural Policy and its implementation.
 
25. YES, WE SHOULD CELEBRATE REPUBLIC DAY09/02/2011
Ghana achieved republic status 50 years ago on July 1, setting it as a fully independent nation in Ghana achieved republic status 50 years ago on July 1, setting it as a fully independent nation in the global community of the nations. Many Ghanaians last year could not answer the question of the meaning of republic day. Some took a break to celebrate at jams and beach parties but expressed utter confusion at why Republic Day is a holiday at all.
 
26. The Cultural Initiatives Support Programme CISP Newsletter09/02/2011
The Cultural Initiatives Support Programme CISP Newsletter
 
27. Reflections on the chieftaincy Institution09/02/2011
President John Evans Atta Mills, in his New Year message to the nation, declared the year 2011 as the year of action.
 
28. CISP Finishes Hard in Top Form08/02/2011
The current programme Estimate (PE) or Programme of activities is the last for the CISP, and therefore the activities have been designed either to bring closure to specific lines of activities or in some cases to leave a legacy that can be sustained by other funding or mechanisms. Thus many of the activities under PE4 are structured with the logic to “wrap up” preceding activities under previous PEs, or leave a legacy of the Programme. This has been discussed with consultants who helped to design activities in the past and who are most likely to conduct the final round of activities.
 
29. Akyem Asene Zongo gets new chief08/02/2011
he Dagomba Chief in the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, Chief Alhaji Sulemana Ademu, has stressed the The Dagomba Chief in the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, Chief Alhaji Sulemana Ademu, has stressed the need for chiefs not only to lead exemplary lives, but also offer inspirational leadership to sustain the confidence of their subjects.
 
30. Okyenhene honours Ofosu-Ampofo04/02/2011
The chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council will hold a farewell durbar for Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, former Eastern Regional Minister and now Minister of Local Government and Rural Development at the forecourt of Ofori Panin Fie Kyebi on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 10:00 am.
 
31. Africans advised to safeguard own culture03/02/2011
The vice Chancellor of University of Education, Winneba, Prof. Akwasi Asabere – Ameyaw, has called on Africans to adopt and re-activate various cultural mechanisms which helped their ancestors to protect, maintain and develop the environment.
 
32. Let save our culture02/02/2011
OUR culture, are we on track or going contrary? I ask myself this question because for some time now what we see on TV and hear on radio seem to go contrary to our culture.
 
 
   
 
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16/09/2014
OSAGYEFO DR. KWAME NKRUMAH’S BIRTHPLACE CAN BECOME THE MECCA OF AFRICA – TOURISM MINISTER
The Western Regional Version of the 2014 National Festival of Arts and Culture has been held in Takoradi with a call on Ghanaians especially the institutions engaged in Heritage promotion and Preservation to design and market sites such as the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s birthplace......more
 
10/09/2014
PRESIDENT DIRECTS ORGANIZATION OF HOMOFEST
President John Dramani Mahama has called for the organization of ‘Homofest’ (homogeneous festival) of the chiefs and people Ga-Adangbe to climax their annual Homowo festivities.......more
 
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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