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Oct 2009
1. CHIEF STRESSES ON CHILD EDUCATION31/10/2009
Nii Aflah II, the OdorkorTsuim Mantse has urged parents in his community to educate their children, both formally and informally and instil in them the importance of it.
 
2. CULTURAL FESTIVAL AT KPANDO31/10/2009
The Kpando District has set the tonne for this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC, 2009) with the holding of a district festival of arts and culture at Kpando.
 
3. SOME MEMORABLE TOURIST ATTRACTIONS30/10/2009
Accra the nation’s capital and main gateway has interesting places to visit. The National Museum at Barnes Road has on show a large collection of pre-historic relics of early Stone Age civilizations which flourished in this part of West Africa. The items consist of stone stools like grinding stones, arrow heads and a large number of ‘celts’ or axes.
 
4. Cultural policy to be overhauled30/10/2009
The cultural Policy of Ghana is to be overhauled to give it a clear sense of direction. The overhaul is intended to translate the policy into actions and programmes capable of guaranteeing wealth creation by the culture industry and alleviate poverty in the country as a whole.
 
5. CHIEFTAINCY DISPUTES UNDERMING ECONOMIC DEVELOPNENT OF WESTERN REGION30/10/2009
Chieftaincy disputes continue to be one of the major problems undermining peace, security and economic development in the Western Region, the Regional Minister, Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo has lamented.
 
6. MOVE TO CREATE NEW REGION IN OFFING29/10/2009
The Vice —President, Mr. John Mahama, yesterday announced hat the government was to set up a committee to plot out the technical details for the creation of another region out of the recurrent Northern Region.
 
7. WR CHIEFS HONOUR CHIEF DIRECTOR28/10/2009
The Western Regional House of Chiefs has honoured the Chief Director of Western Region Coordinating council (WRCC), Mr. David Dramani Yaro, for his selfless devotion and service to the region and country.
 
8. WASSA FIASE QUEENMUMS SUPPORT HIV VICTIMS28/10/2009
Nana Abena kumadjoa (third from right), President of Wassa Fiase Queen Mothers Association, Mr. Joseph Adjei Sowah (left), Municipal Coordinator, National Youth Council, Tarkwa; Mr. Abraham Quayson (second from right) Municipal Director, Department of Social Welfare and others in a group photograph after the launch of a programme for children of HIV/ AIDS patients.
 
9. MINISTRY DRAWS UP PLAN FOR CULTURAL MONTH IN NOVEMBER28/10/2009
The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture has drawn up a programme to mark Culture Month in November this year and called on Ghanaian's to showcase the rich Ghanaian culture during the month long programme.
 
10. TAMALE TO HOST NATIONAL ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL27/10/2009
The National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) will take place in Tamale early next year.
 
11. OSU ALATA CHIEF SWEARS OATH27/10/2009
THE Osu Alata Mantse, Nii Kwabena Bonne V has sworn the oath of allegiance to Nii Nortey Owuo III, the Osu Mantse to signify unity among the people of Osu.
 
12. INVOLVE CHIEFS IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE27/10/2009
The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) has been urged to consider the inclusion of chiefs in decision making structures of the decentralization system as part of the process of reviewing it.
 
13. CHIEF WHIPS UP SUPPORT FOR TB PROGRAMME27/10/2009
The Benkumhene of Techiman Traditional area, Okogyeman Basahyia Kese II has asked people in the traditional area to embrace the TB educational programme to help curb the spread of the disease in the area.
 
14. GHANA JOSEPH PROJECT24/10/2009
IN Ghana a person who tends cattle in the bush is called a Fulani. It does not matter whether he is a member of the Fulani tribe of Northern Nigeria.
 
15. CHIEF SUGGEST FIBRE GLASS BOAT ON VOLTA LAKE24/10/2009
The Paramount Chief of Wusuta traditional area, Togbe Osei Tutu Brempong III, has appealed to government to introduce fiber glass Boats fixed with safety devices on the Volta Lake to reduce boat disasters
 
16. COMMITTEE REVIEWS PANAFEST AND EMANCIPATION DAY24/10/2009
SHOULD the Pan African Festival of Arts and Culture (PANAFEST) be celebrated annually like Emancipation Day instead of the present bi-annual celebration?
 
17. NANA ANYANI BUADUM III24/10/2009
In traditional, customary and chieftaincy circles is a distinguished personality in the name of Nana Anyani Buadum III, chief of Asankrangwa divisional area of the Western Region. The 88- year- old has been on the stool for almost 58 years. Incredible if not miraculous, because the ruler is still looking and feeling strong.
 
18. RE-INSERT NII AYIKU’S NAME AS CHIEF OF NUNGUA HIGH COURT ORDERS24/10/2009
The high court in Accra has ruled in the 25-year —old Nungua Chieftaincy dispute and ordered the National House of Chiefs to re-insert the name of Nii Odai Ayiku IV in the national register as chief of Nungua.
 
19. JAZZ FESTIVAL ENDS TONIGHT17/10/2009
The Alliance Francaise in Accra has, since last Monday, become a Mecca for Jazz funs in the nations capital as various artistes and groups fill, the atmosphere with a variety of high-grade sound cat the first Accra Jazz and world music festival.
 
20. STRANGE & WONDERFUL ROCKS OF GHANA16/10/2009
Among the things that attracted people to places are strange and wonderful natural features. Things that look so fantastic in shape and form to the extent that they raise questions in our minds as to how they were made and as well as make us ponder about the awesomeness of creation and whether there was a master brain behind them. From the geographical point of view, these fantastic features were fashioned by the combined elements of erosion like rain) wind and water and the good things about them is they never fail to fascinate.
 
21. Lawra celebrates Kobine festival16/10/2009
THE chiefs and people of Lawra Traditional Area in the Upper West Region at the weekend celebrated their annual Kobina Festival amid pomp and pageantry.
 
22. Association of September-borns honours Kwame Nkrumah14/10/2009
The Friends of 21st September Born Association, has been inaugurated in Winneba in the Effutu Municipality of the Central Region, in commemoration of the centenary celebrations of the birth of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
23. New Juaben to build beads, artefacts market13/10/2009
The New Juaben Municipal Assembly is to build a permanent beads market near the Centre for National Culture in Koforidua with effect from next year.
 
24. Festival of Indian Films10/10/2009
The High Commission of India, Accra in partnership with Silverbird Cinemas and Global Media Alliance last week inaugurated a five day complimentary screening of India Films dubbed.
 
25. Ghana – German culture in Accra10/10/2009
A 15-man delegation from a German non-governmental organization committed to cultural cooperation among nations will arrive in the country today for a week-long cultural activity in Accra.
 
26. Abibigromma for Egypt Festival10/10/2009
A Nine-Member delegation of the National Drama Company, Abibigroma left Accra yesterday for Egypt to participate in the 21st Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival.
 
27. Aburi celebrates Odwira festival today10/10/2009
The chiefs and people of Aburi in the Eastern region will celebrate this year’s Odwira festival today.
 
28. Dear tourist, experience Atiavi too10/10/2009
In many minds, tourism means mega structures such as big national parks teeming with elephants, rugged terrain dominated by High Mountain, and waterfalls churning their anger.
 
29. Dear tourist, experience Atiavi too10/10/2009
In many minds, tourism means mega structures such as big national parks teeming with elephants, rugged terrain dominated by High Mountain, and waterfalls churning their anger.
 
30. Aburi celebrates Odwira festival today10/10/2009
The chiefs and people of Aburi in the Eastern region will celebrate this year’s Odwira festival today.
 
31. Festival of Indian Films10/10/2009
The Festival of India Films which started from October 2 to October 6.
 
32. Nkrumah’s projects in ruins10/10/2009
Ghana’s desire to attain a middle-income status by 2015 has prompted calls on the government to reactivate hundreds of projects initiated by Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, but which have been left to rot in many parts of the country.
 
33. Abibigromma for Egypt Festival10/10/2009
Abibigroma left Accra yesterday for Egypt to participate in the 21st Cairo International Experimental Theatre Festival.
 
34. Togbuiga Delume VII Celebrates 25th Anniversary09/10/2009
From all indications, this year’s ‘Dodoleglimeza’, the festival of the chiefs and people of the Ve Traditional Area in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region, will be celebrated with a difference.
 
35. Togbuiga Delume VII Celebrates 25th Anniversary09/10/2009
From all indications, this year’s ‘Dodoleglimeza’, the festival of the chiefs and people of the Ve Traditional Area in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region, will be celebrated with a difference.
 
36. New Queen of Adidwan swears oath of allegiance08/10/2009
The Queen of the Asante-Mampong Traditional Area, Nana Agyakoma Difie, has stressed a need for the chieftaincy institution to maintain its legitimacy and respectability in the Ghanaian society in order to ensure rapid growth of the country.
 
37. Fynn and his eye for culture08/10/2009
Last week, a unique pix-day exhibition of still photographs
 
38. Smocks and their significance in Northern Ghana08/10/2009
It was basically worn in the three northern regions of the country but has now become a national attire at funerals, durbars and even political rallies.
 
39. New Queen of Adidwan swears oath of allegiance08/10/2009
The Queen of the Asante-Mampong Traditional Area, Nana Agyakoma Difie, has stressed a need for the chieftaincy institution to maintain its legitimacy and respectability in the Ghanaian society in order to ensure rapid growth of the country.
 
 
   
 
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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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