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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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