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Aug 2007
1. Borbor Fante Afahye at Saltpond30/08/2007
Five out of the seven traditional areas forming the “Borbor Fante,” have concluded their Afahye festival with a non-denominational church service at Saltpond.
2. Chiefs to be involved in awarding contracts30/08/2007
THE District Chief Executive for Assin South, Ms. Millicent Alice Kuranchie, has promised to include Chiefs in the award of contracts by the assembly in their communities.
3. Drums speak at Bui30/08/2007
Tanokrom Agoromma, the all-women drum ensemble from the Centre for National Culture in Sunyani in one of their fascinating performances during the sod-cutting ceremony for the Bui Dam project last Friday.
4. Fitness Festival slated for Nov 1730/08/2007
The third annual Fitness Festival, dubbed “FITEXPLO”, a celebration of health and fitness, will be held from November 17, 2007 to November 24, 2007.
5. Horticultural project for Ekumfi Suprodo30/08/2007
A 600,000 Euro Horticulture Project to grow green foliage for export for the production of bouquets, has been inaugurated at Ekumfi Suprodo, near Mankessim in the Central Region.
6. Mills celebrates Homowo in New York30/08/2007
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate, Professor Evans Atta Mills, has reiterated that members of the NDC must be accommodating of ideas that may not be in sync with theirs.
7. Theatre troupe inaugurated in Abirim30/08/2007
A 40-member theatre troupe community dialogue and action for sustainable development has been inaugurated in the Abirim North District.
8. Tourism day launched in Accra30/08/2007
This year’s World Tourism Day was launched in Accra yesterday on the theme: “Tourism opens doors for women”.
9. World Tourism Day launched30/08/2007
Mr. Osei Ameyaw, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, launched the 2007 World Tourism Day yesterday.
10. Wulomei returns to sing30/08/2007
The sensational Wulomei folkloric group continues with its series of gigs to promote its new Wulomei Returns album with a performance tomorrow, Friday, August 31 at Don’s Place, OSU in Accra. Veteran trumpeter, Mac Tonton, is the guest artiste for the night.
11. Chief advocates food security policy for North29/08/2007
The Paramount Chief of Kaleo Traditional Area in the Nadowli district of the Upper West Region, Naa Banarnini Sandu 11, said due to the long drought coupled with the torrential rains that caused havoc to crops, houses and road network, there was bound to be a shortfall in food production in the Northern, Upper East and West regions and called on the government to take steps to mitigate the suffering of the people.
12. Chiefs urged to sensitise subjects to register under NHIS29/08/2007
Mr. George Hikah Benson, Upper Regional Minister, on Monday appealed to chiefs in the region to sensitise people in their traditional areas who have not registered under the National Health Insurance Scheme to do so without delay.
13. Plan to boost tourism infrastructure underway29/08/2007
THE Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) is developing a plan to boost the tourism infrastructure in the country.
14. ‘Abolish obsolete cultural practices’28/08/2007
THE Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. George Hikah Benson, has noted that female genital mutilation, early marriages, widowhood rites, defilement, child trafficking and child labour continue to impede the development of children in the region.
15. Gbese installs Mantse, Dzaasetse27/08/2007
The Gbese Division of the Ga State on Saturday witnessed a peaceful and colourful installation ceremony of the Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi-Bonte 11, and the Gbese Dzaasetse, Nii Okai Kasablofo 1V.
16. HIV/AIDS cases increase in Techiman27/08/2007
Fourteen out of 230 people screened at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital died of HIV/AIDS between January and June this year.
17. Homecoming pageant25/08/2007
SIXTEEN Ghanaian beauty queens from around the world will next Saturday parade on catwalk at the National Theatre in a pageant dubbed “The Ghana Homecoming Queen Pageant”.
18. James Town rounds off Homowo25/08/2007
THE Chiefs and people of James Town Nleshie Traditional Area have held a durbar to round off the “Homowo” celebration at the Mantse Agbonaa Park.
19. TMA donates towards Kpone Homowo25/08/2007
The Tema Municipal Assembly on Monday donated assorted drinks and GH400cedis cash to the Kpone Traditional Council towards this year’s Homowo festival.
20. Chiefs attend Cultural Festival25/08/2007
Togbega Gabusu V1, Paramount Chief of Gbi Traditional Area in the Volta Region, leads a delegation of four traditional leaders from Ghana to attend the first ever international cultural festival to be held at Anton de Komplain in Netherlands from today, August 25, 2007.
21. Basis Schools Arts Festival Opens in Koforidua.24/08/2007
The tenth National Arts Festival for basic schools has opened in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua. The festival was on the theme: "Culture a tool for Peaceful Co-existence." It brought together pupil artistes showcasing the traditions of the various ethnic groups in the country.
22. Ashanti wins 10th Basic School Festival24/08/2007
Ashanti Region was adjusted the over all best region when the 10th Basic Schools National Festival of Arts competition ended at Koforidua on Wednesday.
THE attention of Nene Nagai Kassa VIII, Mla Hiomeh Mantse, the King makers of the Mia Hiomeh Division of Agomeda in the Shai Traditional Area and indeed the Shai Traditional Council has been drawn to two newspaper publications which appeared in the Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, 2007 issues of the Daily Ghanaian Voice, with the above banner Headlines, both appearing on the front pages of the paper.
24. Golden Jubilee Music Festival24/08/2007
A MUSICAL festival was held at the Accra International Conference Centre to recognize the work of Ghanaian composers.
25. Mamfehene bemoans indiscriminate land sales24/08/2007
The Chief of Mamfe in the Akuapem Traditional Area of the Eastern Region, Osabarima Ansa Sasraku 111, has expressed concern about the alarming rate at which people in the turn were selling lands to outsiders, who in turn sell the lands to others at exorbitant prices.
26. Chief of Godenu takes the oath23/08/2007
Togbe Osai 111, Chief of Gbi Godenu in the Hohoe District has pledged his allegiance to the Fiaga of Gbi, Togbega Gabusu 1V.
27. Dilemma of a Ghost this weekend23/08/2007
Ama Ata Aidoo’s classic play, The Dilemma of a Ghost, written and first performed in 1964 at the amphitheatre (Commonwealth Hall), University of Ghana, re-opens at the National Theatre from Thursday through Sunday.
28. In the chest of a woman-323/08/2007
Since the time of Eve, the two soft fleshy milk-secreting organs on the chest of a woman have represented nourishment as well as tenderness and compassion.
29. Special luncheon climaxes Homowo23/08/2007
A special luncheon, which climaxed the celebration of the Homowo Festival at the weekend, gave the celebration a taste of the unique Ga Tradition.
30. Stool dispute halts progress at Wellembelle23/08/2007
A protracted chieftaincy dispute in the Wellembelle traditional area in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region has brought development and progress of the area to a halt.
31. Askia exhibition opens at Museum23/08/2007
Mr. Agyarko Kotoka (a.k.a. Askia), briefing guests about some of his art works currently on exhibition at the National Museum in Accra.
32. ‘Borbor Fante’ Jubilee Durbar22/08/2007
ALL five traditional councils in the Mfantseman District of the Central Region forming the ‘Borbor Fante’ will on August 25 hold a grand durbar to commemorate Ghana’s Independence Golden Jubilee celebrations.
THE Chamber of Mines has donated a generator to the National House of Chiefs to help in the facilitation of their daily activities.
KOSI Kedem, former Member of Parliament for Hohoe South, has advocated a proper repositioning and integration of the powers of the traditional authority into the local government system for effective administration and deepening of grassroots democracy and decentralization.
35. Okaishie Chief fetes 500 kids22/08/2007
OKAISHIE Mantse, Nii Tetteh Kwao I on Saturday hosted over 500 kids in the area to sone sporting activities as part of activities to climax this year’s Homowo celebration of the chiefs and people of Okaishie.
THE people of Osu yesterday poured out in their numbers amid fanfare and merry-making to celebrate their annual Homowo.
37. Gbese Mantse suggests tree planting at Amasaman22/08/2007
NII Ayibonte 11, the new Gbese Mantse at the weekend urged chiefs in Amasaman and its environs to carry out massive tree planting in the area.
38. Kpando community sensitised on child trafficking22/08/2007
THE Executive Director of Community Development Concern (CDC), a non-governmental organization in Ghana, Mrs. Jocelyn Ochlich-Dotse, has called for bold and sustained initiatives by all stakeholders in the fight against child trafficking and hazardous child labour.
39. Minister condemns sale of stools22/08/2007
The Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. S.K. Boafo, has attributed the rampant chieftaincy disputes to “the purchase of stools by some non-royal” individuals.
40. Okaishie Chief fetes 500 kids22/08/2007
OKAISHIE Mantse, Nii Tetteh Kwao I on Saturday hosted over 500 kids in the area to sone sporting activities as part of activities to climax this year’s Homowo celebration of the chiefs and people of Okaishie.
PIONEER Food Cannery (PFC) Limited, producers of Star Kist tuna and other worldwide quality tuna products, has made a donation of drinks, cash and products of the company to the Tema Traditional Council at a ceremony at the Tema Mantse’s palace.
THE New Juaben Development Board has offered a scholarship package worth GH¢8,000 (¢80 million) to two female students to pursue their tertiary education.
43. CR uses festivals to raise funds for development21/08/2007
FESTIVALS in the country continue to be used as platforms for fund-raising to supplement the government’s development efforts.
44. Ewe History Book launched21/08/2007
A 160-page book on the history of Ewes was launched at Ho last Wednesday.
45. OSU will celebrate Homowo- Council21/08/2007
The Osu Divisional Council of the Ga Traditional Council has stated that there is total peace at Osu and gave the assurance that this year’s Homowo would be celebrated in grand style.
46. Fire destroys Santrokofi Bume palace21/08/2007
Fire fighters yesterday failed in their bid to quench a blazing fire which utterly destroyed the palace of the Chief of Santrokofi Bume in the Volta Region.
47. Foodstuff sellers donate to Osu Traditional Council21/08/2007
Madam Victoria Kai Mensah (middle), Chairperson, Madam Mercy Dodoo (first right), Assistant Secretary and Madam Patience Senoo (third right), Treasurer, all of the Tema Station Foodstuff Sellers in Accra, handing over a quantity of foodstuffs, including maize, palm fruits and vegetables to the Osu Traditional Council led by Nii Nortey Owuo 111 (middle), Osu Mantse, flanked by Nii Nortey Omatuo V1 (left), Osu Ashanti Dzaasetse and acting Osu Alata Mantse at a ceremony at the Osu Mantse’s Palace last Friday.
NII Okai Kasablogo 1V Gbese Dzasetse, swearing an oath of allegiance to Nii Ayibonte 11 the Gbese Mantse.
49. Pokuase rounds off Homowo21/08/2007
The Pokuase Mantse, Nii Otto Kwame 1V, has advised against illegal sale of lands, since it has the tendency to create conflicts and also stall development.
50. Professor Ali Mazrui delivers Golden Jubilee Lecture21/08/2007
THE Ghana @ 50 Secretariat, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and NEPAD is hosting the seventh Golden Jubilee Lecture to be delivered by the world renowned Professor Ali A. Mazrui, Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities and Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York.
51. Use Homowo to Promote Progress - PRESIDENT21/08/2007
THE President, Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, has stated that Homowo celebration should not only be used to hoot at hunger but also an occasion to reflect on national development especially, in poverty alleviation.
52. Wassa West records low teenage pregnancy rate21/08/2007
THE rate of teenage pregnancies and school drop outs in the Wassa West District of the Western Region has reduced considerably, studies have revealed.
53. HEALTH FAIR21/08/2007
THE first-ever Health Fair, which seeks to position health issues high on the public agenda and serve as a wake-up call for a general life style change in the country, is to be held in Accra from August 22-25.
NANA Obirifo Kojo Tetteh 11, Chief of Sankor, a suburb of Winneba in the Central Region, has appealed to the government to give financial support to the poor to enable them to go into business.
CHIEFS of the Dagbon Traditional Area have pledged their support to assist the Otumfuo Mediating Committee, government, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders mediating in the Dagbon conflict to give peace a chance for accelerated development.
56. OSU KINKAWE GYAASE20/08/2007
The attention of the Kingmakers and elders of Osu has been drawn to a letter alleged to have emanated from the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture. The said letter seeks to instruct the National house of Chiefs to insert the name of a destooled Chief of Osu in the register of chiefs in the National House of Chiefs. The Kingmakers and elders of Osu are surprised at this development since the ex-chief in question has been destoooled some years back and his name expunged from the register of chiefs of the National House of Chiefs.
57. GJA honours Nkrumah, Danquah & Kufuor20/08/2007
PRESIDENT J.A. Kufuor had his name etched in the history of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) as the first sitting Head of State to be honoured by the association.
58. James Town honours illustrious citizens20/08/2007
THE Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has appealed to chiefs and people of the Ga State to let unity and peace prevail among them.
59. Borbor Mfantse festival rolls next week18/08/2007
Beginning next Thursday, Mfantseman will play host to a most innovative festival: Borbor Mfantse Afahye 2007 to be organized by the Mfantseman District, with its headquarters at Saltpond, and the Ghana @ 50 Secretariat.
A HEAVY policy presence and an earlier warning that none of the factions should engage in any outdoor activity in the interest of peace both failed to dim the excitement of the annual Homowo at Ga Mashie, as the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah 111, sprinkled the traditional kpokpoi to continue an age-long tradition of saying ‘shame to hunger’.
A PROMINENT Chief in the Volta Region, Torgbui Kporsu 111 of Dzelukope, became one of the latest high-profile victims of road accidents in Ghana when he died on the spot following multiple collisions that claimed six lives on the Accra-Aflao road last Monday.
WINNERS of the first batch of grants from the Ghana Cultural Fund of Denmark were last Tuesday hosted by Fleming Bjorl Peder-sen, Ambassador of Denmark at a reception in Accra to mark the award.
TRAGEDY hit the Wuddah family of Ada in the Greater Accra Region during this year’s Asafotufiam Festival when two identical twins, David Attah Wuddah and Isaac Lawer Wuddah, both fishermen and aged 38, died soon after eating a poisonous river fish popularly known as ‘kokoe’.
THE Osu Traditional Council has released a programme for a calm celebration of this year’s Homowo.
65. Fetish priest turns robber?18/08/2007
THE police have mounted a manhunt for a fetish priest who is suspected to be the leader of a gang of armed robbers.
66. For BLAY AMBOLLEY …18/08/2007
THE undisputed King of Afro Rap, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, was on Saturday, June 30 Crowned “King of Simigwa” by the Omanhene of Esakadu Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketia. This was in recognition of Ambolley’s outstanding contribution to Ghanaian music.
THE Ekumfi Traditional Council has dissociated itself from Mr. Kofi Asante, also known as Kofi Aborabora, who has been styling himself and posing as the chief of Ekumfi Ekumpoano in the Mfantseman District in the Central Region.
THE tenth Basic Schools National Festival of Arts is to take place in Koforidua, in the Eastern Region from Monday, August 20 to August 23.
69. Pre-NAFAC bazaar in Kumasi18/08/2007
The Kumasi Centre for National Culture (CNC) has organized its annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar to give exposure to people engaged in arts and crafts in the Ashanti Region.
70. Protecting our national assets18/08/2007
IT IS very distressing for me and I am sure for many fellow citizens and foreign friends and well-wishers of Ghana that as a people, we do not have the culture of maintaining our national assets.
THERE is an upsurge of recorded HIV/AIDS cases in the Berekum District in the Brong Ahafo Region, Mr. Kwabena Kyere-Yeboah, District Chief Executive for Berekum, has said.
MR. Kingsley Francis Obeng, Eastern Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture (CNC) on Wednesday urged Traditional medical practitioners to package their drugs well for both local and foreign markets.
THE newly installed chief of Blekusu in the Volta Region Torgbui Agbali 111 has stated that at this stage of Ghana’s development it is highly important to have traditional rulers who have been groomed to address the growing challenges associated with development.
74. Nana Kwame Ampadu Next President of MUSIGA18/08/2007
MUSICS legend P.S.K Ampadu, the man whose philosophical lyrics, placed a national crown on his head in the 1970s as the undisputed king of music and gave him the title, Odwontofohene nana Kwame Ampadu, wants to be president of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA)
75. DR. AKO ADJEI17/08/2007
AKO Adjei was born on June 17, 1916 in Adjeikrom to Mr. Samuel Adjei and Johannah Okailey, both from Accra. He was to become a lawyer, teacher, civil servant, politician, nationalist, minister of state and one of the Big Six.
76. Osu Council assures of peaceful Homowo16/08/2007
The Osu Traditional Council has assured stakeholders in the traditional area and the public that the area’s Homowo Festival scheduled for August 21, would be peaceful.
77. ‘I’m still Chief of Nkoranza’16/08/2007
The Paramount Chief of the Nkoranza Traditional Area, Okatekyie Agyeman Kudom 1V, has refuted allegations by four divisional chiefs of the area that he has stolen stool regalia and replaced them with fake ones. He has also denied being arrogant and disrespectful to the Chiefs.
Where there’s a woman, there’s magic. That’s how African writer, Ntoshage Shange, expressed her conviction that one can never always grasp the rationale behind a woman’s actions. Similar sentiments were re-echoed at the National Theatre last week where Efo Kodjo Mawugbe’s play, In the Chest of a Woman, ran for three nights.
79. Juapong celebrates second Dumenyo festival16/08/2007
The Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), Hajia Alima Mahama, has reminded traditional authorities, opinion leaders and religious bodies of their duty of playing a leading role in educating and sensitizing the public on crimes and social vices which are retarding progress and development of society.
80. SMILE - IN AID OF TOURISM16/08/2007
One hundred and eight beauties from various countries and territories met in Henan, China, from July 7 to August 2 to compete for the title of “Miss Tourism Queen International 2007. In the end, world tourism was the winner.
81. Nkoranza Chief reacts16/08/2007
The Omanhene of Nkoranza, Okatakyie Agyeman Kudom 111, has affirmed that he is still the Omanhene of the traditional area and that his purported destoolment by a section of the Kingmakers is null and void.
82. Police lauded for maintaining peace at Homowo16/08/2007
The Regent of the Gbese Division of the Ga Traditional Area, Nii Tetteh Ahinakwa 11, has commended the police for their professionalism during last Saturday’s Homowo celebration in Ga Mashie.
83. DR. KWAME NKRUMAH14/08/2007
The American Historian, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (who died early 2007, at age 89, with 27 books under his belt) was renowned for sounding the dangers facing a nation without “a vital centre” or “a governing consensus”.
Naa Koikoi Asuo Okandja 1 (left), Ga Noyaa (Development) Manye, and Naa Dedei Omaadru 111, Ga Manye, after the former had been sworn in as the Ga Noyaa Manye at a ceremony in Accra.
THE MP for Odododiodoo, Mr. Jonathan Tackie-Komme, has commended the chiefs and people of Ga Mashie, for ensuring a peaceful celebrayion of this year’s Homowo Festival in Accra at the weekend.
86. Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah14/08/2007
IN December 1947, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah arrived in the Gold coast. Mr. Justice R.S. Blay was at the Takoradi Harbour to welcome the new General-Secretary and to host him.
87. 2 Warring factions at Osu bury the hatchet13/08/2007
AFTER 51 years of rivalry and conflict, two warring factions at Osu, namely the Kinkawe and the Alata clans, have finally buried the hatchet.
88. Book on herbs in Ghana launched13/08/2007
GHANAIAN researchers have been urged to harness their knowledge and commercialise them for the benefit of society.
89. CALM AT HOMOWO13/08/2007
A HEAVY police presence and an earlier warning that none of the factions should engage in any outdoor activity in the interest of peace both failed to dim the excitement of the annual Homowo at Ga Mashie, as the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah 111, sprinkled the traditional food, kpokpoi, to continue an age-long tradition of saying ‘shame to hunger’.
90. Nyakrom climaxes Akwanbo with durbar13/08/2007
THE chief and people of Agona Nyakrom Traditional Area in the Agona District of the Central Region climaxed their annual Akwanbo festival at the weekend with a durbar.
91. Police save Apedwa from bloodbath13/08/2007
THE timely intervention of the police prevented what would have been a bloodbath at Apedwa, near Kyebi in the Eastern Region, when a group of rampaging youth set fire to the personal property of the chief, Nana Addo Gyekye 11, at the palace, in an attempt to eject him on Tuesday.
92. PEACEFUL HOMOWO13/08/2007
THE climax of this year’s Homowo festival of the chiefs and people of the Ga State passed off peacefully on Saturday, despite earlier fears that it would be marred by chaos, owing to the chieftaincy disputes in some parts of the traditional area.
93. The resistance against slavery13/08/2007
ONCE again K.B. Asante provided readers with one of his educative and inspiring write-ups titled “Can the African help himself” in his Daily Graphic column of August 6, 2007, page 7.
94. We are Ghanaians first13/08/2007
NAA CHAIRMAN; Members of the Council of State; Ministers of State; Members of Parliament; Your Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Distinguished Chiefs; Fellow Award Winners; Distinguished Invited Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen:
95. ‘Koforidua Centre for National Culture abandoned’13/08/2007
DEAR Editor, Our attention has been drawn to the publication in the Ghanaian Times of Saturday, August 4, with the above headline and wishes to correct the misconception in the story.
96. Develop Human Resource alongside Culture- QUASHIGAH11/08/2007
THE Minister of Health, Major Courage Quashigah (retd), has emphasized the importance of developing the human resource side by side the culture of the people in order to achieve real development.
THE Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, has suspended the sprinkling of “kpokpoi” in public or outdoor as part of the Homowo celebrations today.
TOURISM is a complex industry dominated by multinational companies.
99. Immorality: Our nation under siege11/08/2007
IN the dawn of the 21st century, one cannot help of globalization with all of its associated problems. Ghana is a metropolitan country and because the world has now become a global village, any country can invade ours through its music, culture, movies, the Internet and television programmes.
100. OIL AT 5011/08/2007
GHANA is in the process of being transformed into a land that could be described as “flowing with milk and honey”. However, conscious efforts on the part of the national leadership ought to be aimed at ensuring that “the flow” does not get trenched and (mis) directed into the sea of human ignorance, greed, selfishness and inefficiency.
101. PIRACY: 2 ARRESTED11/08/2007
THE police in collaboration with the Nima Divisional police Command, and some stakeholders have organized an anti-piracy exercise to clamp down on the activities of pirates.
102. Chieftaincy in Ghana10/08/2007
WE have had occasions in this column to lament the spate of indiscipline in this country. We are happy to learn that His Excellency the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has renewed his commitment to the fight against indiscipline, and has made same, the cornerstone of his campaigns.
103. Dzaase can’t ban me- Ga Mantse09/08/2007
THE Ga Mashie, King Tackie Tawiah 111, has said the Ga Paramount Stool Dzaase has no traditional authority to ban him from performing any customary rites during the Homowo festival.
104. Dzaase can’t ban me – Ga Mantse09/08/2007
The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah 111, has said the Ga Paramount Stool Dzaase has no traditional authority to ban him from performing any customary rites during the Homowo festival.
105. IN THE CHEST OF A WOMAN-209/08/2007
In the ancient kingdom of Ebusa, a dying Queenmother bequeaths the stool of the Kingdom to Kwaku Duah 11, the younger of her two children, and males Yaa Serwaah, the elder daughter, the custodian of three villages.
106. Wuza Wuza dancers at PANAFEST celebration09/08/2007
Culture was at its best when various traditional music and dance groups mounted stage the at the official opening of this year’s Pan-African Historic Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) held recently at the Victoria Park, Cape Coast.
107. Ga’s, Sheathe the Daggers09/08/2007
ACCRA is a triple capital. It serves as the capital of the Nation, a Region and a Metropolis. Therefore, any developments in Accra have wider implications than can ever be predetermined.
108. REGSEC warns Ga Dzasetse08/08/2007
THE Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has warned that it will not countenance any act of lawlessness during this weekend’s Homowo festival at Ga Mashie in Accra.
109. Diasporans share thoughts on tourism promotion07/08/2007
A MEDIA dialogue with a group of African Diasporans has been held in Accra, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Diasporan Relations.
110. Ga Dzase bans Homowo Procession07/08/2007
THE Ga Paramount Dzase has declared that there will be no public procession and sprinkling of the traditional food, kpokpoi, in Ga Mashie during the Homowo festival on August 11, in the interest of peace.
WE the chiefs, elders and the kingmakers of the Mla Hoimeh division of the shai state have disassociated ourselves from the publication which appeared in the Ghanaian Times of Tuesday, July 24, and other papers that one Joseph Kofi Addai has been outdoored as the Divisional Chief of Mla Hoimeh with the stool name Nene Nagai Kassa V111.
112. Durbar Marks Emancipation Day at Assin-Manso06/08/2007
THE Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, has called on Africans, including those in the Diaspora, to use the celebration of Emancipation Day and PANAFEST as vehicles to pull the African race together towards the continent’s development.
THE Minister of State for Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. Sampson Kwaku Boafo, has stated that the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFAC) should be used as a national platform where people could meet and exhibit their traditional and cultural potential.
114. ‘Akwaaba Anyemi’ evokes emotions04/08/2007
AN emotional ceremony coupled with rich Ghanaian cultural heritage heralded the launch of the “Joseph Project” at the Elmina Castle Park here in the Central Region on Wednesday.
115. Joseph Project launched at Elmina04/08/2007
The Joseph Project, also known as Akwaaba Anyemi, which is meant to strengthen the Pan-African events, PANAFEST and Emancipation, has been officially launched at Elmina at a durbar which brought together traditional leaders and Africans in the Diaspora.
Rita Marley, wife of the late reggae superstar, Bob Marley, washing her hands in a bowl of water to signify her cleansing at the launch of the ‘Joseph Project’ at the Elmina Castle on Wednesday.
117. Koforidua Centre for National Culture abandoned04/08/2007
THE Koforidua Centre for National Culture, Formerly called koforidua Arts and Culture Centre is believed to be one of the early capital intensive projects initiated by the C.P.P regime under Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
THE Paramount Chief of Kpembe Traditional Area, Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna Kabasibi, has appealed to government to empower chiefs to sanction parents who fail to send their children to school.
119. Otumfuo Nana Sir Agyeman Prempeh II03/08/2007
BY the time Otumfuo Nana Sir Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II ascended the throne, the Ashanti Kingdom was a British conquered territory and colony. The kingdom was in a coma and the Ashanti confederacy had disintegrated.
120. Emancipation Day carnival at Kumasi02/08/2007
The Garden City, Kumasi was set agog last Saturday when it played host to the maiden Ghana Afro-Carribean Carnival Festival.
121. Ho citizens honour Agbogbomefia02/08/2007
Mr. Ben Eleblu, the Acting Chairman of the Ho Development Association (HODA), presented a certificate of honour to Togbe Afede X1V, the Agbogbomefia and President of the Asogli, Traditional Council, in appreciation of his good works both at the traditional and national levels.
122. Independence, freedom and responsibility02/08/2007
WHEN, with a thunderous ovation, we shot our hands into the air, and with joy exclaimed Freedom! Freedom! Independence! What did we mean?
123. Is Africa going forward?02/08/2007
KING Ayisoba, The Award-Winning Traditional Singer currently making waves on the local music scene, might be considering revising the hope-inspiring words of an upbeat tune of his if he had followed discerningly the proceedings of the 9th Ordinary Assembly or the AU recently held in Accra.
124. Kumasi marks Emancipation Day with street carnival02/08/2007
A STREET carnival has been held in Kumasi, as part of this year’s Emancipation / Joseph Project / PANAFEST celebration.
125. Northern Regions honour their own02/08/2007
THE First Grand Durbar of the chiefs and people of the three Northern Regions of the country was held at Bolgatanga last Saturday to celebrate the lives of eight personalities who have distinguished themselves in various fields towards the development and image upliftment of the regions.
126. PANAFEST Akwaaba02/08/2007
The eighth edition of the biennal Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival (PANAFEST) opened in Elmina last Friday with an Akwaaba ceremony on a rather quiet note.
127. Reasons for the ‘Joseph Project’02/08/2007
AND of Israel swear an oath and said: “God will surely come to your aid and then you must carry my bones up from this place”. Genesis 50:25). Hebrews. 11: 14 reads ‘By faith Moses when he had grown up refused to be known as the son of pharaoh’s daughter’.
A Workshop to evaluate the contributions of traditional authorities and leaders in governance and socio-economic development of the country ended in Kumasi with a call on all stakeholders to collaborate to make the chieftaincy institution a major stakeholder in local governance.
129. Trouble brewing in Ahanta over chieftaincy02/08/2007
TROUBLE is brewing at Apremdo in the Ahanta Traditional Area as a result of chieftaincy dispute between two chiefs of the village.
130. Use local building materials to reduce cost – Ibrahim02/08/2007
The Executive Chairman of Dar-a-Salam Group Limited, Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim, has attributed the high cost involved in building houses in the country to the soaring cost of imported building materials.
131. Your Coat of Arms02/08/2007
Some call it “kawuro”, some call it “wele”. I choose to call it “coat of arms”. “Wele” is basically made from smoked cow hide.
132. Nana Nketsia Trust to teach country’s Culture02/08/2007
THE Omanhene of the Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has designed a programme under the Nana Nketsia Trust to teach the present generation the values and the beauty of the country’s culture.
133. Houses of Chiefs to have counsel01/08/2007
ALL Regional Houses of Chiefs are each to be provided with a counsel by government to facilitate adjudication of back log cases, Mr Sampson Kweku Boafo, Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs and Culture, has said.
134. Joseph Project launched at Paga01/08/2007
THE Chiefs and people of Paga in collaboration with the Ghana Tourist Board (GTB) have organized a grand durbar to launch the Joseph Project and Emancipation Day celebrations.
135. Kakraba Lobi: The Last Xylophone01/08/2007
MASTER xylophonist, Kakraba Lobi, died at the Ridge Hospital in Accra last Friday. According to hospital sources, the 68-year old virtuoso died of pneumonia. Kakraba’s nephew, S.K. Lobi, a xylophone player with the Hewale Sounds, said his uncle was taken ill late on Tuesday night and was rushed to the Ridge Hospital early on Wednesday where he died two days later.
136. THE NATIONAL ANTHEM01/08/2007
IN the 19th and 20th centuries, when Britain ruled the waves as a seafaring nation, and extended her political sway from Asia, through the Caribbean to Africa, she commanded immense wealth from her trading and investments in those territories.
137. When the gods are not to blame01/08/2007
BEFORE they brilliantly performed the play, The Gods Are Not to Blame, at Accra Centre for National Culture Last Saturday, Fihankra Play House first set the auditorium agog with a musical performance.
138. MUSIGA album for Ghana out01/08/2007
AS part of its contribution to the celebration of Ghana’s 50th anniversary, the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has brought together various artistes to record an eight-track album titled Championing African Excellence Party Music.
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