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Jan 2007
1. Bugum festival unites Tamale31/01/2007
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.
 
2. Fire festival held despite REGSEC ban31/01/2007
HUNDREDS of people from all walks of life on Monday night defied the Northern Regional Security Committee (REGSEC) ban on the celebration of the fire festival (Bugum) in Dagbon and poured into the principal streets of Tamale to celebrate the event.
 
3. New Wa na’s nomination opposed30/01/2007
I read wit the utmost shock and disbelief the content of a press conference in your most renowned newspaper dated January 22. The press conference was supposed to be organized by one Alhaji Issa Bukari who claimed to be Gbetore-Naa.
 
4. Azantilow too goes home29/01/2007
THE Paramount Chief of the Builsa Traditional Area, Naab (Dr.) Ayieta Azantilow, was laid to rest last Saturday, at Sandema in the Upper East Region.
 
5. NII GA LAID TO REST29/01/2007
FOR the first time in living memory on Saturday all commercial activities in the capital ceased as a sign of respect for the Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Amugi 11, whose funeral was being held that day.
 
6. Thousands mourn Boni Nii Amugi29/01/2007
THE final journey of the late Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Amugi II, was marked at the weekend with a rich display of Ga Tradition and culture at the Ga Mantse’s Palace at North Kaneshie in Accra which was witnessed by thousands of mourners form all walks of life, including the Vice-President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
 
7. Cheers for the Orchestra27/01/2007
IT’S an indication of how well everything has gone when performers and the audience smile broadly, shake hands, hug and pat each other on the back at the end of a concert.
 
8. Pan-African Post Day27/01/2007
GHANA joined the rest of the world to celebrate the Pan Africa Post Day on Thursday, January 18, 2006. It is a day set aside by the Pan-African Union to create awareness in the minds of the public on the important role the Post plays in the development of countries. The theme for the celebration is “The Post at the Heart of Competition”.
 
9. What is amiss with dance in Ghana?27/01/2007
UNDER the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, the dance discipline was formally established under the expert direction of the late Professor Mawere Opoku.
 
10. Royalty Goes Home - The people of Ga-Dangbe mourn their ruler of 39 years26/01/2007
Saturday will mark one of the most significant occasions in contemporary Ga history when its chiefs and people from urban and rural stools, home and abroad converge at the state capital to mourn their king of 39 years.
 
11. New Ga Mantse nominated26/01/2007
THE kingmakers of one of the royal houses of the Ga State, Nii Teiko Tsuru We, have nominated Kelvin Nii Tackie as its candidate to succeed the late Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Amugi.
 
12. Royalty Goes Home - The people of Ga-Dangbe mourn their ruler of 39 years25/01/2007
Saturday will mark one of the most significant occasions in contemporary Ga history when its chiefs and people from urban and rural stools, home and abroad converge at the state capital to mourn their king of 39 years
 
13. 50th Anniv., Playback of Our Culture20/01/2007
the African Personality concept which decades ago was a strong and prevailing force and became a core of a proud Ghanaian identity would be reflected in many artistic forms
 
14. Ghana@50 Film Festival20/01/2007
Among the many festivals and events planned for the country’s Golden Jubilee Independence celebration include a film festival dubbed Ghana @ 50 Film Festival to be held at Afrikiko Gardens at Kanda in Accra between March 4 to 8, 2007 during the jubilee week.
 
15. Symphony Orchestra In Anniversary Oratorios19/01/2007
It’s a major anniversary year for the nation and several artistic outfits are beginning to roll out works to help keep up the celebratory mood.
 
16. MARCH: FREEDOM18/01/2007
programmes for the celebration
 
17. Symphony Orchestra In Anniversary Oratorios18/01/2007
It’s a major anniversary year for the nation and several artistic outfits are beginning to roll out works to help keep up the celebratory mood.
 
18. Minister Deplores Indecent Dressing16/01/2007
The people of Gomoa Afransi on Saturday celebrated their Akwambo festival to thank their ancestors for a new year and to seek their blessings for further development
 
19. Choral Festival ushers in Ghana @5015/01/2007
The first activity of note to be organized as part of the year-long Ghana@50 celebrations came off successfully last Saturday at the forecourt of the State House in Accra.
 
20. Ghana @ 50 Trade Fairs13/01/2007
ASERIES of trade fairs and exhibitions have been earmarked as part of activities to celebrate Ghana’s 50th Anniversary Celebration this year.
 
21. The story of ‘Akpet’… the king of all drinks13/01/2007
THERE are numerous kinds of alcoholic beverages being produced and sold in Ghana today, but all of them except one- “the king”
 
22. US Ga-Dangme group holds annual dinner13/01/2007
THE Ga-Dangme Educational and Cultural Foundation based in Philadelphia, USA, held its annual dinner in Friday, December 29, here in the US.
 
23. National Choral Festival11/01/2007
A festival of Ghanaian religious choral will be held throughout the country this Saturday, part of the events to mark the country’s 50th independence anniversary.
 
24. Chamber Singers Tour Ghana11/01/2007
The Chamber Singers, a 32-member choir from the Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges of the US, are to begin a four–performance tour of Ghana from January 17 through 21.
 
25. National Choral Festival11/01/2007
A festival of Ghanaian religious choral will be held throughout the country this Saturday, part of the events to mark the country’s 50th independence anniversary.
 
26. Traditional Medical Practitioners Confer10/01/2007
Traditional Medical Practitioners (TMPs) have been urged to assist in the process of integrating traditional medicine into mainstream health care delivery.
 
27. Golden Jubilee Launched09/01/2007
The year-long celebration of Ghana’s 50th anniversary was launched on Sunday by President J. A. Kufuor with a special message for the youth.
 
28. Bontrase women protect environment09/01/2007
MEMBERS of the Awutu Bontrase Women’s Association in the Awutu-Effutu-Senya District recently undertook a three-hour tree-planting exercise as part of efforts to save the environment and also to beautify the town.
 
29. Community bans pupils from attending funerals09/01/2007
ADAKLU-KODZOBI, a small community at the precincts of the Ho Polytechnic is to vigorously enforce its bye-law banning pupils from attending wake keepings and visiting video centers from January this year.
 
30. Ahmadis Mark Eid-ul –Adha08/01/2007
Hundreds of Ahmadiyya Muslims last week-end, went on their annual pilgrimage at their National Retreat Centre at Ashongman in Accra to mark the Muslim Festival of EID-UL-ADHA.
 
31. Golden Jubilee launched04/01/2007
The year-long celebration of Ghana’s 50th anniversary was launched on Sunday by President J. A. Kufuor with a special message for the youth. “Seize the moment and become worthy citizens of our country” he told them.
 
32. The significance of Eid-ul-Adha in Islam03/01/2007
Muslim the world over are celebrating Eid-UI-Adha, the feat of sacrifice.
 
 
   
 
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07/10/2016
HOMOFEST 2016 EXHIBITION OPENS
The Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts in collaboration with the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council on Thursday opened......more
 
16/09/2016
Homofest 2016 launched in Accra
The minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has urged traditional authorities to rebrand their festivals to reflect the development needs of the country......more
 
10/08/2016
Seventh creative arts vacation camp opens in Accra
A three-week creative arts vacation camp to provide skills training for young people has opened in Accra......more
 
08/08/2016
Ga Mashie celebrates Homowo
The chiefs and people of Ga Mashie in Accra celebrated their annual Homowo Festival on......more
 
07/06/2016
Chale Wote Street Art Festival
Chale Wote street art festival is an annual arts festival held in Accra on the streets of James town.......more
 
12/04/2016
Tourism Ministry seeks academic partnership
The Ministry of Tourism is to partner the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) to market various tourists’ sites in the country,.....more
 
08/03/2016
Ghana Culture Forum Marks Ghana Culture Day On March 14
The Ghana Culture Forum (GCF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and a number of partners will...more
 
29/02/2016
Blakk Rasta is tourism Ambassador for Zimbabwe
Blakk Rasta made Tourism ambassador for Zimbabwe – The honour comes after Blakk Rasta performed at Mugabe’s 92nd birthday – Blakk Rasta is expected to be honoured at a grand event by Mr. Mugabe later this weeek...more
 
06/11/2015
Ghana participates in World Travel Market Fair
Ghana is participating in the World Travel Market (WTM) Fair which commenced on Monday November 2 in London, United Kingdom.......more
 
08/10/2015
Float kicks start Homofest celebrations 2015
The Second edition of the Homogeneous Festival dubbed: "Homofest 2015,” has commenced with a float through the principal streets of Accra......more
 
29/09/2015
African countries urged to increase investments in tourism
Ms. Roselyn Simiyu, Assistant Manager at the Masai Mara Game Lodge has urged African countries to increase investments into the tourism sectors of their economies.......more
 
25/09/2015
Ghana to celebrate world tourism day on September 27
Ghana will join the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) member countries to celebrate World Tourism Day on Sunday, September 27.......more
 
07/09/2015
Batakari Friday initiative launched, expected to boost development
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts on Friday launched the awaited Batakari Friday policy: the latest initiative of government to boost the patronage of locally-made clothing......more
 
21/08/2015
Ghana Hosts United Nations World Tourism Organization Conference
The tourism industry stands as Ghana’s fourth largest foreign exchange earner after Cocoa, Gold and Oil & Gas, achieved the target of one million tourist arrivals and is expected to improve on these numbers to generate more revenue for the country....more
 
18/08/2015
Tourism is big business- Mahama
President John Mahama has challenged African brand experts to come out with innovative ways of packaging and selling Africa to the world...more
 
14/08/2015
Ghana International Tourism Fair Launched
Raj Multimedia in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has launches the Ghana international Tourism fair with the aim to rejuvenate tourism and recreating the concept of Ghanaian culture Art and others....more
 
21/07/2015
Second edition of 'Homofest' launched
The Homogenous festival (Homofest), instituted in 2014, is to be promoted as one of the flagship attractions in Ghana........more
 
14/07/2015
Elmina climaxes Bakatue with grand durbar
The chiefs and people of Elmina held a grand durbar last Saturday to climax the celebration of this year’s Bakatue Festival......more
 
13/07/2015
Culture must unite us as a people - Northern Regional Minister
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, Northern Regional Minister has emphasised the need to use culture as a tool to unite the people and promote the nation's cultural heritage to......more
 
09/07/2015
National Theatre re-launches website
The National Theatre of Ghana on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 re-launched its website.The purpose of the launch was.......more
 
06/07/2015
GHANA'S TOURISM, CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS' MINISTER IS WEST AFRICA'S 'TOURISM PERSON' FOR 2015
Ghana's Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has been adjudged the West Africa 'Tourism Person' of the year 2015 by Akwaaba Africa Travel Market......more
 
02/07/2015
Bunso Aboretum closed down after canopy walkway collapse
The Bunso Aboretum Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region, has been closed down to the public after its canopy walkway collapsed, injuring 21 holiday revelers.......more
 
26/06/2015
Ghana Has What It Takes To Enjoy Domestic Tourism – Minister
Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said in developing the economy, more investment is needed......more
 
22/06/2015
President Mahama opens Rattray Park in Kumasi
The President, John Mahama and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Friday jointly commissioned a recreational facility in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.....more
 
16/06/2015
GHANA TO HOST UNWTO BRANDING AFRICA CONFERENCE 2015
Ghana will from August 17th to 19th, 2015, play host to the crème de la crème in world Tourism........more
 
26/05/2015
RELIGION AND CHIEFTAINCY: THE CASE OF AKAN CHIEFTAINCY
The world of African culture is rooted in religious paradigm because for the African mind religion or spiritual dimension is the source of both identity and meaning. This means that religion or spiritual dimension.......more
 
18/05/2015
Ghana needs legal framework to back creative industry-Minister
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in fulfilment of its mandate has planned a series of sensitisation workshops to capture the views and aspirations of .......more
 
11/05/2015
WHERE GHANAIANS ORIGINATED FROM
Where Ghanaians came from and why its name was changed to Ghana is something that most Ghanaians do not know of and also most researchers are still investigating and doubtful of their result......more
 
21/04/2015
THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR
One lesson I learnt while growing from childhood was to greet my elders when appropriate. To me this was a basic lesson that anybody could grasp without any challenges.......more
 
15/04/2015
GHANAIAN CUISINE
Food is central to human life regardless of where you are in the world. The Ghanaian cuisine is very much influenced by the natural possessions and surroundings of Ghana and by the local climate of the country......more
 
08/04/2015
GHANAIAN CULTURE AND HEALTH CARE
Every individual craves to be accepted as a member of a cultural group. Inevitably, every one belongs to one group or the other and is easily identified as a member of the group when he conforms to a particular way of life.......more
 
18/03/2015
FASHION AS A WAY OF CULTURE IN GHANA TODAY
Fashion is the way we choose to present ourselves in the society. It captures whether or not we choose to be on trend. It is not only influenced by the society and culture of a given place.......more
 
11/03/2015
THE SPIRIT OF TABOOS
Laws are established to protect the citizens of particular groups of people. In other words, laws exist to protect the rights of the members of a society and to ensure that they do not have to protect...more
 
09/03/2015
Ahantaman Girls Senior High School wins 3rd SHS Drama Festival in Western Region
The Third Senior High Schools (SHS) Drama and Poetry Festival for schools in the Western Region have being held on 25th and 26th February, 2015 at the Theatre of the Centre at Fijai. The Drama was on the theme “Unearthing a New Generation of Artistes”...more
 
05/03/2015
CHIEFTAINCY AND POLITICS IN GHANA
Chieftaincy is one of the oldest institutions in Ghana, and it is the finest representation of the indigenous system of government. In pre-colonial times chiefs were the political...more
 
24/10/2014
Baci crowned Ghana’s Most Beautiful season VIII
After weeks and months of various activities, a graduate of the University of Development Studies (UDS), Wa Campus, Bentie Abigail Baciara, has been crowned winner of TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful VIII......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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