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Apr 2007
1. Instil leadership qualities in the youth30/04/2007
THE East Akyem District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. Emmanuel Victor Asihene, has asked churches to instill in the youth, leadership qualities so that they would be able to administer the country in the future.
2. The illusion and reality of nationhood30/04/2007
UNTIL our 50th anniversary celebration one was certain to have mentioned three symbols of Ghana as the National Anthem, the National Flag and the National Coat of Arms. Furthermore, one would have argued that the cardinal symbol of Ghana’s nationhood and the core foundation of our national authority is the National Coat of Arms,
3. Chiefs hold workshop on local governance28/04/2007
A workshop to build the capacities of traditional authorities in local governance and natural resource management towards accelerated development has been held at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.
4. The African porcupine28/04/2007
THE porcupine deserves respect; because getting too close can be one painful experience.
5. 50 YEARS OF NATIONHOOD25/04/2007
When on March 6, 1957, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah and his colleagues enthusiastically proclaimed the independence of Ghana from British Colonial rule at the Polo Grounds, Accra, all of Africa, the African Diaspora and progressive forces around the world were infected by the Ghana euphoria.
FOLLOWING “the Independence of Ghana is meaningless etc., speeches in the First Republic tended to link together the country and the continent as in “Ghana in particular and Africa in general”.
7. Chiefs, DCE discuss progress of Nkwanta District25/04/2007
THE Nkwanta District Assembly has held an Easter lunch for Chiefs in the District.
8. The socio-cultural implications for women and leadership25/04/2007
“INSPITE of 50 years of development, increasing levels of national awareness, education and sophistication, the challenges to women’s leadership still persist”. Dr. Ester Ofei Aboagye, Director, Institute of Local Government Studies, made this remark in a lecture at the Women in Management Programme (Senior Level) at GIMPA on February 14, 2007.
9. Reflections on the Golden Jubilee celebrations25/04/2007
IF there is any national event which is as historic and momentous as the Independence occasion, it is the Golden Jubilee celebration of that great achievement. This anniversary is a manifestation that Ghana has come a long way since it became a sovereign state.
10. Techimanhene advises Ghanaians on redenomination of cedi25/04/2007
THE Omanhene of the Techiman Traditional Area, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw VI, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to start saving with the banks before the re-denomination of the cedis begins.
11. Forgotten Heroes25/04/2007
I stumbled across a picture of the headstone on Sir Gordon Guggisberg’s resting place.
12. Accra Zoo transports animals to Kumasi24/04/2007
ALL animals in the Accra Zoological Gardens have been transported to the Kumasi Zoo to make way for the construction of the new Presidential Complex at the Flagstaff House.
13. BA Welcome Tourists to 48th Anniversary21/04/2007
BRONG Ahafo will next week commence activities commemorating the 48th anniversary of the creation of the region.
14. Northern Ghana still suffering from effects of slave trade20/04/2007
THE President of Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, Kuoru Kukitie Limann IV, has said that the devastating effects of the slave trade in northern Ghana are still deeply felt and experienced.
15. Festival of Films on Environment19/04/2007
The third edition of the Environmental Film Festival of Accra(EFFA) kicks off tomorrow
16. Festival of films on the environment in Accra19/04/2007
Over 50 films comprising documentaries, animation and drama from around the world, will be screened free to the public at selected venues across the city during the ten-day festival.
17. Asante The Kingdom of Gold18/04/2007
A 30 minute documentary film depicting the cultural values, traditions and the customs of the kingdom of Asante was screened at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST) last Saturday to educate viewers about the historical values of Asante Kingdom.
18. “Our Cultural Values and National Orientation”18/04/2007
Fourth Golden Jubilee Lecture
19. Upper East: Finest tourist Destination18/04/2007
THE Upper East Region is located in the north-eastern of Ghana and bordered on the north by Burkina Faso, on the south by the Northern Region and on the east by the Republic of Togo.
20. Ga Mantse won’t use Palace now17/04/2007
THE new Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah III, will not move into residence at the Ga Mantse Palace in the next six months.
21. National Theatre Back in Action16/04/2007
The National Theatre has bounced back to life after closing down for two years for rehabilitation works.
22. Coronation of Tackie Tawiah comes of today14/04/2007
THE planned coronation today of King Tackie Tawiah II as Ga Mantse will come off as scheduled, following the dismissal of an exparte motion for interim injunction by the acting head of the Abola Piam We at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs.
23. Do we have a culture of lying?14/04/2007
I WAS listening to a Joy FM programme on March 12, 2007 which invited listeners who were born on a particular date in 1957, the year of our independence, to call in and answer a number of questions which could win them a hamper and a supplementary question to win an extra four million cedis!
24. Ga Mantse’s Palace ready for coronation14/04/2007
ALL is set for the coronation of Dr. Jo Blankson as the new Ga Mantse today.
25. Nkwanta develops Kyabobo Park14/04/2007
THERE is no gainsaying the fact that the Volta Region is a potential major tourist destination in Ghana and abounds with a lot of diverse tourism products.
26. The men who flanked Nkrumah on Independence eve14/04/2007
KOJO Botsio, Minister of State in the First Republic, was born in 1916, and educated at Adisadel College, Cape Coast, and Achimota College.
27. Traditional authorities must stop reliance on govt. - Chief14/04/2007
THE Paramount Chief of Anfoega Traditional Area, Togbe Tepre Hodo IV, has said that the traditional family systems should form the bedrock of traditional governance to strengthen basic family structures and good governance
28. Basic School Now 11 Years12/04/2007
A NEW Education Reform Programme which introduced new structures in country’s educational system at various levels was launched in Accra yesterday by President J.A. Kufour.
29. Asante the Kingdom of Gold12/04/2007
A 30 minute documentary film depicting the cultural values, traditions and the customs of the kingdom of Asante was screened at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology (KNUST) last Saturday to educate viewers about the historical values of Asante Kingdom.
30. Economic potentials of Northern12/04/2007
The northern part of Ghana, for example, can boast of so much human and other natural resources, that if properly harnessed, could effectively help relieve the whole country from poverty and want, to the extent of making Ghana the envy of the subregion and the world at large.
31. Integrating traditional/herbal medicine into orthodox medicine12/04/2007
BEFORE the colonization of the African continent, traditional medicine was the backbone of healthcare delivery and had sustained generations, but with the advent of western education, Christianity and western medicine, it tended to be frowned upon.
THE new Educational Reform, aimed at developing a highly-skilled, technologically-advanced and disciplined workforce to service the country’s growing economy, was launched in Accra yesterday by President John Agyekum Kufour.
33. Workshop for chiefs held at Wa12/04/2007
A Two-day advocacy workshop on how to access public funds to support development activities of traditional authorities in the Upper West Region has been held in Wa, the regional capital.
34. Wulomei re-visited12/04/2007
JUST as the glimmer in the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations begins to pale, in wades Creative Storm, a multi-media communications company, with what it describes as a special gift of Ghanaian music to Ghanaians as part of the celebration.
35. ‘Actively involve chiefs in national development’11/04/2007
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Ambroase Dery, has stressed the need for the involvement of chiefs in the development of the country.
As is well known and has been repeatedly stated since the celebrations began on March 6, 1957, the battle for independence between SELF GOVERNMENT NOW and SELF GOVERNMENT WITHIN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME was declared and won by SELF GOVERNMENT NOW and Dr. Nkrumah made his famous speech declaring the Gold Coast, freshly baptized with a brand new, Ghana, free forever.
37. Damba festival celebrated after five-year lull10/04/2007
THE chiefs and people of Tamale once again demonstrated their unity of purpose when they turned out in their numbers to celebrate this year’s annual Damba Festival with pomp and pageantry.
38. Ahwiaa, village of Architects05/04/2007
If you are planning a visit to Kumasi, the ancient capital of the Asante Kingdom which was founded by the late Asantene Osei Tutu, in 1695, then it must include Ahwiaa.
39. Akwasidae brings Manhyia Alive05/04/2007
In those days, when General Kutu Acheampong and his colleagues in uniform sat in state at Burma Camp and decided the fate of this nation, pronouncements came forth form of decrees.
40. Chiefs, people of Adabraka launch project05/04/2007
THE Chiefs and people of Adabraka Odawna-Official Town Electoral Area have held a durbar to launch sanitation projects and a clean up exercise to improve sanitation in the area.
41. Tourism in China05/04/2007
This literally means to make good of what you have as a country. The Garden of Eden of any country is her territory or locality, and China is actually working on what God gave her.
42. ‘Use festivals to promote culture, social identify’05/04/2007
THE Assembly Member for the Damweo/Kumbangre Electoral Area in the Bolgatanga Municipality, Mr. Ayeta Ayine Sampson, has urged traditional rulers and their people to use festivals to promote their cultural heritage and social identity.
43. Winneba Forests To Be Ecotourism Centers05/04/2007
THE Forestry Commission in collaboration with the Gomoa and Awutu Effutu Senya assemblies, land owners and the community are discussing the implementation if ecotourism plan in reserves in the Winneba Forest.
44. The Slave Trade and Africa’s economic woes05/04/2007
It is not possible to recount the history of the African continent without talking about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and its impact on the continent’s economy.
45. From King George VI to President Kufour04/04/2007
I CAME into this world when the World War 11 was raging at its peak in Europe and the stakes were beginning to turn against Nazi Germany. The Gold Coast, then a British colony, was experiencing the effects of the war with shortages of every commodity, especially imported goods.
46. Ghana’s Tourism Arrivals Grow By 16%03/04/2007
A press release issued by the Ghana Tourist Board in Accra on Friday, said 4,281,533 international tourists visited Ghana in 2005, but the figure increased to 497,129 in 2006.
47. Stop parading as Ga Mantse03/04/2007
A Lawyer has cautioned against anyone parading himself as Ga Mantse until the dispute over the choice of a candidate has been resolved in the interest of peace in the Ga State and the rest of the country.
48. Iron smelting in Ghana02/04/2007
IT IS a well established historic fact that the Dagombas, Gonjas, Mamprussis and Moshies, all off whom occupy the northern part of modern Ghana, were the most prominent northern tribes to establish powerful kingdoms some hundreds of years before the establishment of similar powerful kingdoms in the south by their Akan counterparts.
49. New university for Fievie Traditional Area02/04/2007
THE Fievie Traditional Area is to establish a university to meet the educational needs of the people.
50. The Joseph Project02/04/2007
AFTER more than 400 years of slave trading, colonial exploitation, cultural, economic and post-colonial political manipulations, Africa is still a wasteland of woes and war.
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