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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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21/07/2015
Second edition of 'Homofest' launched
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14/07/2015
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13/07/2015
Culture must unite us as a people - Northern Regional Minister
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09/07/2015
National Theatre re-launches website
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06/07/2015
GHANA'S TOURISM, CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS' MINISTER IS WEST AFRICA'S 'TOURISM PERSON' FOR 2015
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02/07/2015
Bunso Aboretum closed down after canopy walkway collapse
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26/06/2015
Ghana Has What It Takes To Enjoy Domestic Tourism – Minister
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22/06/2015
President Mahama opens Rattray Park in Kumasi
The President, John Mahama and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Friday jointly commissioned a recreational facility in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.....more
 
16/06/2015
GHANA TO HOST UNWTO BRANDING AFRICA CONFERENCE 2015
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26/05/2015
RELIGION AND CHIEFTAINCY: THE CASE OF AKAN CHIEFTAINCY
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Ghana needs legal framework to back creative industry-Minister
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WHERE GHANAIANS ORIGINATED FROM
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21/04/2015
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15/04/2015
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08/04/2015
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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
 
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