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Jul 2011
1. AFRICA RE –UNITES WITH DIASPORA AT PANAFEST30/07/2011
History will always light the path for the present and future generation to decide on their destiny.
 
2. CHIEF CALLS FOR UNITY30/07/2011
The newly installed Krontihene of Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, Obrempong Gyamfi Saforo Kyereh II, has called on the people of Akyem Kotoku to bury their differences and work in unity to develop the area.
 
3. Naase Efiba Bentuma-First Tufohenbaa for Senya Beraku30/07/2011
A new day dawned and the sun rose in Senya Beraku three weeks ago when the Royal Bosompre Family and the No 1 and No 2 Asafo companies of Senya Beraku in the Central Region installed their first Tufohenbaa in a colourful ceremony characterized by traditional drumming and dancing.
 
4. A Taste of Chieftaincy for Barnes30/07/2011
Jamaican-Born football legend, John Barnes, has urged Ghanaians professional footballers and the upcoming ones to embrace discipline in their career since it held the key to success.
 
5. BEADS SHOW AT NGMAYEM FESTIVAL28/07/2011
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.
 
6. PANAFEST TAKES OFF TODAY23/07/2011
A delegation of 150 people of varied backgrounds from Trinidad and Tobago will participate in activities marking this year’s PANAFEST and Emancipation Day, which takes place today with a wreath laying ceremony and ends on August 1.
 
7. USING TRADITIONAL DANCES TO FIGHT OBESITY AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF OUR NATION23/07/2011
No one is too old to dance. There was a woman of whom this was written while she was confined to a wheel chair. “She carried a funny cane. And, danced to entertain.” She was 103 years old!
 
8. THE STORY OF BOSO23/07/2011
Boso Gwa traditional Area forms an integral part of the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region. Linguistically, the people of Bosos belong to the Guan ethnic bloc, and had lived in the Mid-Volta Basin long before the Akwamu arrived from Nyanawase to establish a permanent home at Akwamufie, 1733.
 
9. Edina Chief honour Dr. Nduom20/07/2011
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, the 2008 Parliamentary Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has expressed dismay at the speedy deterioration of the Elmina township because of the insanitary conditions there.
 
10. Chiefs urged to support Unit C’ttees to perform20/07/2011
Chiefs and people in the various communities have been urged to offer unit committees at the assemblies’ level every necessary support and encouragement to help them to perform.
 
11. WHAT IS FOLKLORE19/07/2011
The world Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) under what it terms Model provisions suggests an illustrative enumeration of most typical kinds of expressions of Folklore.
 
12. Abehenease Gets New Chief16/07/2011
The newly enstooled chief of Abehenease Nii Kwetia I, swearing the oath of allegiance last Friday to Nii Owula Kpakpa Bloomy II, the Akwashong Mantse of the Ga state and the caretaker of the Asere stool.
 
13. Queenmothers install Nkosuohemaa16/07/2011
Mrs. Michelle Henrietta Wilhelmina Smulders, a volunteer with the North American Women’s Association (NAWA), has been enstooled the Nkosuohemaa of the Queenmothers Foundation at a colourful ceremony in Accra held last Tuesday.
 
14. PANAFEST EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATIONS BEGIN JULY 2216/07/2011
This year’s Pan-African Festival PANAFEST will be celebrated between Friday, July 22 and Monday, August 1.
 
15. THE STORY OF AVATIME16/07/2011
It’s not intention of this paper discuss the wider issue of the history of the Avatime people who inhabit the central part of the Volta Region.
 
16. Safeguard chieftaincy institution15/07/2011
The upper West Regional Minster, Alhaji Issaku Salia, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to strive to safeguard the country’s chieftaincy institution.
 
17. Yagbonwura Boyeresa advocates use of ADR To resolve chieftaincy disputes in Northern Region13/07/2011
The newly-elected president of the Northern Regional House of Chiefs, Yagbonwura Sulemana Jakpa Tuuntumba Boyeresa, has advocated the use of the alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method in resolving chieftaincy disputes in the region.
 
18. Edward Wilot Blyden, grandfather of African liberation12/07/2011
In my recent report on the unveiling of a plaque on June 28, 2011 at No 22 Cranleigh Street, Camden, North London, to commemorate the years that the premises were the residence of the Trinidad-born writer, George Padmore, I mentioned that Padmore was regarded as the “Father of African Emancipation.”
 
19. 37-year old teacher enstooled Nkroful chief11/07/2011
A 37-year old teacher at the Sili-con International School in Accra has been enstooled as the new chief of Nkroful, the birthplace of the Frist President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
20. NR Chiefs ask Government to halt rise in gay activities11/07/2011
The northern Regional House of Chiefs has urged the government to institute meansures to halt the activities of lesbians and homosexuals in the country.
 
21. The story of Bompata09/07/2011
The story of Bompata The brief traditinonal history of Bompata in Asante Akyem is linked with the migration story of the Amantena people who deserted their hometown in the same region during the civil war which broke out between Juaben and Kumase in November, 1875, because the Juaben failed to during failed to during the Welsely Expedition, 1874.
 
22. Elmina Marks Bakatue09/07/2011
Elmina Marks Bakatue Nana Kwadwo Conduah VI, (wearing a garland) Omahene of the Edina Traditional Area, about to perform a ritual at the banks of the Benya Lagoon at Elmina. This was during the Bakatue festival held on Tuesday.
 
23. Ankwa-Dobro gets new chief09/07/2011
The people of Ankwa-Dobro near Nsawam in the Akuapem South Municipality have been advised to eschew tribalism and land litigation and ensure the rapid development of the area.
 
24. New Katamanso installs new chief09/07/2011
A 54-year-old businessman, Alhaji Muhammad Sufyan has been installed as the new chief of New Katamanso in the Adentan Municipality.
 
25. Local music is the golden key – Azonko09/07/2011
Music is none of the golden keys to solve Ghana’s socio-economic development, Azonko Simpi (the synchronizer) has said.
 
26. Lawra Traditional Council outdoors queen09/07/2011
TRADITIONAL councils in the Upper West Region have embraced the concept of enstooling queens (Pognamine) in various communities in the region to support their chiefs in the development of their respective areas.
 
27. SHOULD CHIEFS GO ON DEMONSTRATION?06/07/2011
Really, it was starting news that The Ghanaian Times carried on Wednesday, June 22, 2011. It appears as a headline on the front page of the paper but the details and picture were splashed in an inside page.
 
28. DON’T COLLECT MONEY ON BEHALF OF AKYEM KOTOKU-OMANHENE06/07/2011
The Omanhene of Akyem Kotoku Tradition Area, Oseadeeyo Frimpong Manso IV, has directed Newmont Ghana Gold Limited not to pay any royalties or benefits due the traditional council to any group or individuals.
 
29. ‘Don’t adulterate our Culture’05/07/2011
The Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Moses Bukari Mabengba, has expressed worry over the adulteration of the Ghanaian culture, saying it as rendering the cherished cultural practices of the people unpopular.
 
30. GEORGE PADMORE COMMEMORATED WITH A PLAQUE IN LONDON05/07/2011
On Tuesday, 28 June 2011, the late George Padmore, who was been described by the famous West Indian Writer, CLR James, as “ The Father of African Emancipation”, will be honoured with a “heritage plaque” – better known as a “blue plaque” – which will be unveiled at No. 22 Cranleigh Street in Camden, North London. Padmore lived there from 1941 to 1957, with his partner and collaborator, Dorothy Pizer.
 
31. Asantehene condemns insults on presidency04/07/2011
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has condemned Ghanaians who run down the presidency by heaping insults on the personality of the nation’s number one gentleman.
 
32. Cocoa Farmer Outdoored as Akyem Kotoku Krontihene02/07/2011
A 56-year old cocoa farmer has been outdoored at colourful durbar as the Krontihene of the Akim Kotoku Traditional Area in the Eastern Region.
 
 
   
 
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20/10/2014
LET’S USE FESTIVALS TO PROMOTE TOURISM
The celebration of festivals has served the platform to display the rich culture of Ghanaians and for Miss Tourism Ghana 2014, Naa Teide Ofori, stakeholders in the tourism business in this country......more
 
07/10/2014
RENEW COMMITMENT TO PAN AFRICANISM – TOURISM MINISTER
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has called on Ghanaians and Africans to renew their commitment to Pan-Africanism and redirect their energies and synergies towards African renaissance....more
 
03/10/2014
CULTURE PLAYS SUBSTANTIAL ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT – VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President, Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has urged the Chiefs and people of the Greater Accra Region to use festivals to promote development in the region....more
 
01/10/2014
Mfantsiman Girls SHS wins maiden edition of National SHS Drama Festival
Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School is the winner of the first National Drama Festival for senior high schools organized by the National Commission on Culture.......more
 
23/09/2014
National Commission on Culture organises First National Senior High School Drama Festival (NADRAFEST)
From Thursday, September 25, ten senior high schools representing the ten regions, will converge in Accra for the first National Drama Festival......more
 
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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