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Feb 2007
1. Kente Festival Closes28/02/2007
Kentefest 2007, an exposition on Kente alongside handicrafts and jewelry, was held at the Forecourt of the State House in Accra from February 12 to 18. The theme for the fair was: ‘Discover Ghana, the Homeland of Kente.’
2. Creation of the regions28/02/2007
THE Volta Region occupies the eastern part of Ghana, which stretches from the coastal belt into the savanna and occupies a land size of 18093.27 square kilometers or 6959.42 square miles and shares the eastern border with the Republic of Togo, the southern border with the Atlantic Ocean, the west with the Volta Lake and the north with the Northern Region.
3. Don’t take nation’s peace for granted – Chief28/02/2007
THE Omanhene of the Gomoa Akyempim Traditional Area, Obrifo Ahunaku Ahor Ankobea II, has called on Ghanaians not to take the peace the nation was enjoying for granted but to make an effort to maintain it.
4. Sacrifice for the country28/02/2007
THE Omanhene of Essikado Traditional Area, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has admonished Ghanaians to be imbued with a sense of nationalism and be prepared to sacrifice their lives for their country
5. New Ga Mantse inducted27/02/2007
THE Ga Traditional Council yesterday performed certain rites at the Ga Mantse’s Palace in Accra which, it says, make King Tackie Tawiah III, known in private life as Dr. Jo Blankson, the undisputed King of the Ga State.
6. Kumasi Zoo poised to achieve Glory26/02/2007
LOCATED at the heart of Kumasi and lying contiguous to the ever busy Kejetia Lorry station is an enclosed sprawling and undulating semi deciduous forest that shelters the Kumasi Zoogical Games.
7. 3 Heroes honoured26/02/2007
Culture and rich Ghanaian tradition were at their best at Anomabu
8. LEARN FROM HEROES26/02/2007
PRESIDENT J. A. Kufour has commended the chiefs and people of the Anomabu traditional area for organizing a durbar to honour their citizens whose achievements and exploits contributed to Ghana’s development.
9. Will the “Joseph Project” coinciding with the Independence Golden Jubilee cause problems in the country26/02/2007
We welcome Africans in Diaspora into Ghana to interact with us on the severed bounds that have separated us from them for over 400 years, we ought to be sure that the information we exchange with them is well researched and accurate.
THE other day in a ‘trotro’, an elderly passenger was not amused at all about the driver’s mate speaking in the Twi (is it Akan?) language to the passengers.
The President of the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Alhaji Sidiku Buari has appealed to the International community to assist the African musicians to overcome modern day challenges
12. Ghana @ 50: Honouring heroes and heroines of Anomabu24/02/2007
TODAY, February 24, 2007 will be a day which will project further the image of the historic town of Anomabu in the eyes of the general public, because it is the day on which President of the Republic of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufour, will unveil the busts of three distinguished Ghanaians and personalities from Anomabu, namely George Ekem Ferguson, Nana Amonu IV and Dr. James Kwegyir Aggrey.
THE first-ever Ghana Actors Guild Awards was held at the National Theatre in Accra last Saturday.
14. Kumasi Zoo poised to achieve Glory24/02/2007
LOCATED at the heart of Kumasi and lying contiguous to the ever busy Kejetia Lorry station is an enclosed sprawling and undulating semi deciduous forest that shelters the Kumasi Zoogical Games.
15. Dr. J.E. Kwegyir Aggrey is rather special23/02/2007
When at dawn, 50 years ago on Independence Day, Kwame Nkrumah uttered the following memorable words, “A greater than Aggrey is here”! few considered that statement a hyperbole
16. Fievie chiefs call on Ga Council23/02/2007
A DELEGATION of chiefs from the Fievie Traditional Council in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region jointly led by Togde Ahli II, the Awadada and acting Paramount Chief of Fievie, and Togbe Ahadzi Dodo V, of the Anyigbe clan of the Agave State, paid a courtesy call on the Ga Traditional Council at the Ga Mantse’s Palace in Accra.
17. Put emphasis on Ghanaian languages’23/02/2007
THE Editor of the Daily Graphic, Mr. Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh, has called on Ghanaians to devote as much attention to the learning of Ghanaian languages as they would accord the English language.
18. Golden Jubilee Landmark Project Launched22/02/2007
A golden jubilee commemorative landmark project has been launched in Accra to give a facelift to some historical and national landmarks on the occasion of the country’s Golden jubilee anniversary.
19. UG to Establish Museum on Cultural Heritage22/02/2007
The Department of Archaeology of the University of Ghana is to establish a museum to house all indigenous artifacts as a means of preserving the heritage of the country.
20. Ghana: An African country’s odyssey through 50 years22/02/2007
FIVE decades ago, our country, Ghana, a small west African nation got out of the shackles of colonialism but reverted to a quasi pre-historic system of human organization in the years immediately after independence
IT is amazing how some countries have preserved and maintained their historic sites and heritage. The United Kingdom is one such country. The same could be said of Germany.
22. Kente Festival Closes22/02/2007
Black Stars, the national soccer team, made on the world stage with its appreciable performance in last year’s a World Cup tournament
23. 'Freedom Flame' in Bolga21/02/2007
The freedom flame that was lit in Wa a couple of days ago as part of activities heralding the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s independence, arrived in Bolgatanga on Tuesday morning.
24. 10 Women returned unopposed21/02/2007
SINCE the establishment of Parliamentary democracy in the country, women have played their roles, hand in hand with their male counterparts in Parliament.
25. Chief institutes award for BECE candidates21/02/2007
NANA Tabiri Gyansah III, Omanhene of Mpasaso Traditional Area has instituted an award scheme for the best candidate of the impending Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in his area
26. Education: A total failure?21/02/2007
OVER the past years and presently, the failure of Ghana’s Educational System to satisfy the aspirations of its graduates and to serve the manpower needs of the country for meaningful economic growth has been evident.
27. Golden Jubilee Freedom Flame begin journey from Upper West21/02/2007
The Upper West Regional Minister, Mr. Ambrose Dery, on Monday lit the Jubilee Flame here as one of the major events marking the 50th anniversary celebration of Ghana’s Independence.
28. Our true Heroes21/02/2007
AS the country prepares to celebrate another birthday many of us look forward to the time off we are about to receive, whether it is from our jobs, or from our various institutions of education.
29. U of G to establish museum on cultural heritage21/02/2007
THE Department of Archaeology of the University of Ghana is to establish a museum all indigenous artifacts as a means of preserving the heritage of the country.
30. … Prof K.A. Busia seconded motion21/02/2007
THE August and colourful ceremony we hold here today marks the end of one kind of association between our country and Britain and the beginning of another.
31. AND A NEW DAY DAWNED21/02/2007
GHANA was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa and in Commonwealth Africa to achieve independence. That was in 1957.
32. Chief calls for review of CSPSS20/02/2007
NANA Atuobi Yiadom IV, Chief of Nkwatia-Kwahu in the Eastern Region, at the weekend appealed to government to review the Computer Selection and Placement System of Students (CSPSS) into Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) and allow a percentage for traditional authorities.
33. Freedom Flame begins journey from Wa to Accra20/02/2007
POLITICIANS, Chiefs, the Clergy and excited school children in Wa yesterday gave an indication of the fervour with which the Freedom Flame, akin to the Olympic Torch, will undertake its 2,600-kilometre journey to connect the entire country to the Ghana@50 Celebration.
34. The world came to Polo Ground20/02/2007
THE hordes of excited Gold-Coasters, who witnessed the declaration of independence at the old Polo Ground on March 6, 1957, included 23-year-old Joana Ayerson, then a Secretary at the Colonial Secretary’s Office.
35. Ghana must apologise for slave trade19/02/2007
WHILE Ghana is set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its political independence on March 6, 2007, preparations are going ahead in Britain to mark the bicentenary anniversary of the passing of the parliamentary act that ended British involvement in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
36. Kente Fest ends19/02/2007
THE first-Kente Festival (KENTE-FEST) ended in Accra yesterday with a pledge by the organizers to market kente as a globally recognized Ghanaian brand.
37. Techiman: Land of abundance19/02/2007
THERE are but two families in this world as the sages say: the haves and the have-nots. Techiman, a municipality that shares common boundaries with four other districts, three in the Brong Ahafo Region and the other in the Ashanti Region, indisputably belongs to the family of the haves.
38. Ghana and Britain Launch Cultural Project17/02/2007
Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Thursday joined the visiting Deputy British Prime Minister, Mr. John Prescott, to kick-start a three million popund cultural relations programme beteen Ghana and Britain will span three years.
39. Ghana’s Kente on Show17/02/2007
Ghana’s rich kente fabric was on display at an exhibition dubbed “kentefest’ in Accra.
40. Lift High The Flag of Ghana17/02/2007
When some of us were in the primary and middle school, we were singing to the glory of the National Flag. ‘Lift High the Flag of Ghana’ was a clarion call to all Ghanaians to rally round the Flag.
41. Local Cultural Troupes to Feature at Ghana@5017/02/2007
SERIES of cultural and other activities have been slated between March 2 and 11, as part of Ghana@50 Golden Jubilee Celebration. Dubbed: ‘Ghana on the move’, it will be held at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra and will feature Local Cultural Troupes and Artistes
42. OHENE KUMAH –17/02/2007
Kente weaving in this part of the world is one of the indigenous trades most people have been engaged in since pre-colonial times.As an ancient trade it has been passed on from one generation to another. One of such persons on this trans-generational trade is Richard Ohene Kumah.
43. Lake Bosumtwi17/02/2007
If you briefly visited Kokoado or especially Abonu Communities in the Bosumtwi – Atwima – Kwanwoma District of Ashanti, then hopefully, you are diligently, planning to go back for one thing which, probably, you did not have much time for, The Lake Bosumtwi.
The Director – Director of UNESCO Mr. Koichiro Matsuura is expected in Accra on the 15th February, 2007 at the invitation of H.E. President John Agyekum Kufour, President of the Republic of Ghana. The visit can be considered a distinguished one since the Director – General is visiting the country for the second time running, during his term of office – A scenario that is rare in UNESCO circles.
45. The Hatchet is buried16/02/2007
After Britain Parliament Declared Gold Coast Independent Commonwealth Member
46. The Joseph Project (1 & 2)16/02/2007
AFTER more than 400 years of slave trading, colonial exploitation, cultural, economic and post colonial political manipulations, Africa is a waste land of woes and war.
47. The Joseph Project16/02/2007
The “Joseph Project” is the code name for a series of activities, actions and interactions being spearheaded by Ghana to re-establish the African nation of all its peoples.
48. Film Stars Awards14/02/2007
The Ghana Actors Guild film stars awards is slated for February 17, 2007 at the refurbished National Theatre.
49. Genesis of the capital14/02/2007
Until 1877, when Accra was made the capital of the Gold Coast, Cape Coast, the capital of the present day Central Region used to be the capital of the country.
50. Post-war momentum14/02/2007
The conclusion of the Second World War in 1945, in which the colonized and exploited developing world played a crucial part, opened up the opportunities for exercising self-government for colonized and dependent states, Africa inclusive.
51. In the beginning was…14/02/2007
Paa Grant, as we now know him, was surprised when he saw Dr. Danquah because he had been thinking of him concerning his dream about this country. Mr. George Alfred Grant was a member of the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS), member of the Legislative Council and member of the Provincial Council.
52. Gbedemah and Botsio return to Ghana13/02/2007
This was disclosed to the ‘Ghana Evening News’ by Mr. K.A. Gbedemah, Minister of Finance a few minutes after his arrival from London last Sunday morning Mr. Kojo Botsio, Minister of Trade and Labour who arrived on the same occasion said the Prime Minister would make a statement on the White Paper in the Legislative Assembly today
53. Ghana @ 50, the Akwamu historical perspective13/02/2007
I wish to remind the Ghana at 50 programme not to forget or neglect the people of Akwamu, the custodians of the original Osu Castle keys, in their programme of activities.
54. 15 Britons retrace roots in Ghana10/02/2007
A GROUP of 15 young people from the Britons Museum Services and Bread Youth Project from the United Kingdom are in the country to explore how slavery came about and to gather information to trace their own roots.
55. Ghana @ 50 Fever10/02/2007
A QUICK survey this reporter did with Mr. Makaful Amegbor, a tour operator and CEO of Universal Tours, Accra about how far the Ghana @ 50 fever is spreading shows that with barely a month away for a d-Day of Jubilee only 10 per cent of preparations for the celebration is in place, and only 20 per cent of Ghanaians are looking forward to it with any eagerness
56. Ghana @50 Songs For Unity10/02/2007
IN Nation Building which takes years of constructive planning and implementation, one artistic area which plays a culturally important role in the use and employment of specific music designed for unity, peace, stability, and progress.
57. ‘Lost Fisherman’ Found At Last10/02/2007
SAKA Acquaye’s monumental folk opera, the Lost Fisherman which has not been revived for over a decade, in fact, since the birth of the 70’s Revolution, was back on stage at the National Theatre on Saturday, February 3, 2007
58. The ‘Lost Fishermen’ is back10/02/2007
THE “Lost Fishermen”, a play by Saka Accquaye that last performed 19 years returned to the stage at a packed National Theatre...
59. Mobile phones and our cultural values09/02/2007
The notion that civilization must come from abroad pervaded Africa at the dawn of independence, as was made clear in the expositions of clergy men of the Gold Coast, like Attoh Ahuma, who though proud of African culture, saw in westernization the way out of the darkest Africa.
60. Remembering the Doyen of Gold Coast politics06/02/2007
EXACTLY 29 days from today, the February 6, 2007, Ghana will celebrate her Independence Golden Jubilee. On the February 4, 1965, the one who researched for the name “Ghana’ died in chains just for championing a cause. After 42, this nation is yet to give Dr. Joseph Boakye Danquah, the greatest patriot of all times, that recognition.
61. Western Region Forts In Ruins05/02/2007
FORTS AND castles scattered along the beaches in the Western Region are in virtual ruins and need urgent renovation, as most of the facilities are lying idle, with no guides to assist tourists.
62. ‘Run Baby Run’ for National Theatre03/02/2007
COME Friday, February 9, Film Director, Emmanuel Apea Jnr., will expect that his latest offing, a 128-munite feature, ‘Run Baby Run’ (RBR) when screened to its first paying public audience at the National Theatre, will be a hit with them as it has been with those who have been privileged to have seen snippets of it.
63. Upper West makes history03/02/2007
THERE has been a break-through in the traditional authority system in the Upper West Region with the installation of the first ever traditionally recognized “Pognaa” at Lobo in the Nadowli District.
64. Bugum festival unites Tamale03/02/2007
A SECURITY nightmare raised by two defiant groups in Tamale last Monday night turned into a rare celebration of unity among youths from the two gates involved in the Dagbon Chieftaincy conflict.
65. THE NEW ‘RUN BABY RUN’03/02/2007
The desire to get Ghana’s presence better felt on the continent contemporary film scene will be given a big boost in a few weeks with the release of a new film from Revele Films.
It’s been awhile now since the public saw a full staging of Saka Acquaye’s The Lost Fishermen. Now, a longing to see first-rate local drama back with us has pushed a collection of experienced theatre practitioners and cast to revive the classic folk opera which they will present at the National Theatre tonight 2007 at 6:00pm.
67. Don’t allow the selfish to exploit chieftaincy – MP02/02/2007
THE Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso South, Dr. Owusu Achiaw Duah, has called on chiefs in the area to ensure that no space in given to individuals with selfish ambition to create tension and tear the people apart..
68. Nii Amugi was a great leader02/02/2007
Nii Amugi II, known in private life as Simeon Yarboi Yartey, from the Amugi We clan and the Abola division of the Ga Traditional Area was enstooled as Ga Mantse on March 20, 1965.
69. Ghana at 50: Diversity as resource for growth01/02/2007
THE beauty and uniqueness of life, it is said, lie in unity of diversity.In less than two calendar months, Ghanaians will celebrate 50 years of breakaway from their British colonial masters. As we prepare to celebrate this golden jubilee, we hear a great deal of honouring diversity in society as a basic ingredient for peace, creativity, and flexibility in our ever – changing society.
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