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Nov 2007
1. Descending the sacred mountain30/11/2007
A PART of history teaches that before they settle in the Krobo Mountains about 400 years ago, the people of Krobo migrated from Sameh in Northern Nigeria.
 
2. HANNAH CUDJOE30/11/2007
MRS. HANNAH CUDJOE (nee Dadson) was a household name in the mid 50s and early 60s because she was popularly known for her campaign against nudity in certain parts of the country. She was also the first woman to set up day nurseries and day care centers throughout the country. She was among the first women political activists and agitators for independence.
 
3. 3 cheers for Chiraa Ohemaa29/11/2007
Three years on a stool as Queenmother may not be an occasion for celebration in many traditional communities but for the people of Chiraa in the Brong Ahafo Region, it was a worthy event for a worthy Queenmother.
 
4. 'Who is Who' in29/11/2007
Until the recent Ghana Jubilee edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture in Kumasi, businessman Sammy Williams was still not sure of his effort to produce statues and busts of prominent Ghanaians and other world leaders was being appreciated in high government circles.
 
5. What ado about tourism?29/11/2007
For years now, the authorities have siezed the opportunity offered by any occasion to drum home a commitment to making tourism the country’s highest foreign exchange earner in the shortest time possible.This stems from the realization that elsewhere in the world, countries continue to reap fortunes from their tourism. As a matter of fact, forward looking countries lose no opportunity to turn tourism into money through the judicious management of nature-endowed gifts that translate into tourism attractions.
 
6. College for Ghanaian Traditional Rulers?28/11/2007
A CHIEF or a Traditional Ruler is a “a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, has been validly nominated elected or selected and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a Chief or Queen in accordance with the relevant customary law and usage”. No person with circumstances that do not comply with the requirements of the above definition of a chief or a traditional ruler by the Ghana 1992 Constitution is qualified to be a chief.
 
7. Adoagyiri gets new Chief27/11/2007
A 63-YEAR-OLD businessman based in Vancouver, Canada, Mr. George Nana Twum, has been enstooled Chief of Aboagyiri, near Nsawam in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region, and given the stool name Nana Oko Anadjo Afutu Dompreh II.
 
8. The Nkroful, Teleko-Bokazo, Anwiah mining dispute- a review27/11/2007
Goegraphically, the Nkroful, Teleku – Bokazo and Anwiah towns in the Nzema-East District of the Western Region have some things in common. They share the river Subre which stretches from a source in the far away bush of Anwiah. This is the very river near which the late President Nkrumah’s abode used to be until the military junta that overthrew him destroyed it.
 
9. Resource Chieftaincy institution26/11/2007
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Nana Sarpong, who is a lawyer, stressed the fact that the 1992 Constitution was the embodiment of the soul of the nation used to govern the affairs of the nation. “The guarantee of the chieftaincy institution under the constitution is a major statement of policy, that is not made in a vacuum”, he stressed.
 
10. The female Chief called Nana Kofi Abuna V24/11/2007
Some of the citizens The Mirror spoke to spoke favourably of their chief. According to them, Nana Abuna is an inspiration. “She goes to the extent of providing uniforms, shoes, and also makes sure that the children are in the classroom”.
 
11. Asian-African writers' marvellous encounter24/11/2007
It is seen as the first step towards an extensive cultural-diplomatic exchange through literature and the creation of a worldwide network that will lead to the establishment of a publication market by the two continents.
 
12. Second African Folk Music Festival launched in Accra24/11/2007
The festival was instituted by the University of Ghana’s Department of Archaeology and the Legon Archeology Students Association last year.
 
13. Pawa holds annual lecture24/11/2007
Professor Femi Osofisan, the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) Vice President for West Africa, says there is the need for African leaders to go beyond meetings and summits on the proposed one African state in order to see to its realization in the possible shortest time.
 
14. Nkrumah’s atheism and materialism in Ghana22/11/2007
IN the article “Kwame Nkrumah Misfounded Ghana” (Daily Graphic, October 25 and 29, 2007) we discussed Nkrumah’s Consciencism, especially his theories on Matter as Causation, and Categorical Conversion.
 
15. Misinformations in slave trade history21/11/2007
Apart from the problem of communication and competence of the primary sources of information, cultural differences and racism may account for misinformation on the trade.
 
16. Traditional initiatives in education(1-2)21/11/2007
What has not been documented is the critical role played by traditional authorities in all stages of the development of modern education in this country, and the challenges posed by the interaction between traditional and western ideas. It would be appropriate for us to remember that we had our system of traditional education before the inception of western education. You are aware that history was taught by oral tradition transmitted by court historians or other experts in culture. The exposition of custom, law and general values was provided at the palace by the linguist or other learned elders. Children clustered around the fire or in the court-yard for appropriate instructions by elders or repositories of knowledge
 
17. Culture identifies and defines us20/11/2007
CULTURE is the glue that holds a people together as an identifiable group. In 200, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington edited a book with the title Culture Matters – How Values Shape Human Progress. One of the articles in their book points out: “Attitudes, values, and beliefs that constitute culture play an unquestionable role in human behaviour and progress”.
 
18. Yilos display unique culture at festival20/11/2007
Hundreds of people wearing beads with matching traditional apparel filled the vast lorry park at Somanya, with some scouring for space at near-by buildings and on trees. By midday, the chiefs of the various divisions of the Yilo state had started arriving in well ornamented palanquins to the applause of the crowd
 
19. Let's tackle modern slavery19/11/2007
The seminar brings together Catholic Bishops from Africa and Europe to brainstorm the effects of slavery on the continent and how to find solutions to the challenges the trade poses to the continent and how to reconcile and solidarise with the people.
 
20. Brazilian House for Ga Mashie19/11/2007
Ghana's relationship with Brazil has been strengthened with the rehabilitation of the heart of Ga Mashie to be used as an exhibition centre and a coffee shop. It has been named the Brazilian House.
 
21. 'Pay attention to historical sites19/11/2007
“The situation as it is now in some of the districts is very sad because very important historical and interesting sites that could have generated revenue for the assemblies have not only been left to the mercy of the weather but their surroundings are also unkempt”, the general manager noted.
 
22. Koreans urged to learn Ghanaian culture, customs19/11/2007
THE Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Ghana, Mr. Wi Keyei-Chul, has called on Koreans in Ghana, to recognize and learn about the culture and customs of Ghanaians to enhance the peaceful co-existence of the two peoples.
 
23. Peace returns to Ekumfi Edumafa19/11/2007
PEACE has returned to Ekumfi Edumafa in the Central Region following the settlement of a two-year-old misunderstanding between the Chief of the town, Otwaesa Edumadze VII, and a section of the people.
 
24. Aku Sika comes to the cinema17/11/2007
THE Ghana@50 Secretariat continues the Ghanaian theatre Classics series at the National Theatre with Martin Owusu’s ECRAG Award-winning play, The legend of Aku Sika from November 22 to November 25, including a matinee performance for children on Saturday 24.
 
25. Williiam Ofori-Atta16/11/2007
In October 1979 Mr. Ofori Atta was appointed chairman of the Council of State of the Third Republic. He held this post until Dr. Limann’s government was overthrown on December 31, 1981. He thereafter devoted himself as a full time evangelist, traveling all over the country to spread the word of God. He became a very strong member of Gideon International and many other religious bodies. His maker called him to eternity in 1988.
 
26. Regions showcase goodies at NAFAC15/11/2007
Performances by the various regions whose respective Regional Minister were present with other dignitaries were present with other dignitaries were superb but it sadly did not reflect in the patronage. That situation could partly be blamed on poor publicity for the programme. The situation of the Cultural Centre grounds where the event was held did not help the festival
 
27. But exhibitors moan low patronage15/11/2007
From all the four corners of the country came the exhibitors who converged at the Centre for National Culture (CNC) with their products, hoping that they would take full advantage of the festival to market them.After the 10 days that the festival ran, the exhibitors were disappointed because their desire to make some good sales remained mere dreams.
 
28. Gomoa Akyempim Chief protest new district capital14/11/2007
The Omanhene on behalf of the chiefs and people expressed appreciation to the President for the creation of the new Gomoa East District but vehemently expressed their dissatisfaction about the siting of the capital at Gomoa Afransi.
 
29. Queemother of Techiman honoured13/11/2007
A model Senior High School for girls is to be built at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region and named after the Nana Afia Abrafi II, Queenmother of the Techiman Traditional area.
 
30. Modernise laws, cultural practices13/11/2007
THE National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has urged the government and all relevant stakeholders to modernize laws and cultural practices that inhibit the advancement of women
 
31. ‘Culture clashes with laws on child protection’13/11/2007
THE issue of culture clashing with the laws of the land in respect of the protective rights of the child took centre stage at a meeting organized by the Ghana NGO coalition on the Rights of the Child.
 
32. The story behind the Sesemi Museum13/11/2007
THE inauguration on October 11, of the Community Museum at Sesemi village near Abokobi and Pantang, by Ghanaian and Danish officials and scholars (Ghanaian Times October 13) has added an interesting itinerary for tourists in the country, especially those trailing the trans-Atlantic Slave Route.
 
33. Rawlings speaks on Anlo crisis13/11/2007
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has blamed the government for the chieftaincy dispute in the Anlo Traditional area.
 
34. Trust gears for heritage conservation07/11/2007
The formal launch of the 10th anniversary programme and fund-raising project of the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT) took place in Accra on Monday. The GHCT is a non-governmental, non-profit organization set up in 1996 to promote the preservation and conservation of Ghana’s historic monuments and sites.
 
35. Chieftaincy research committees unable to combat conflicts07/11/2007
In line with article 270 (1) of our constitution, various bodies were established to safeguard the customs and traditions of the chieftaincy institution. These are the Traditional Councils, Regional Houses of Chiefs and the National House of Chiefs elected from each region. However, in a region where there are fewer than five Paramount Chiefs, that region shall elect such number of Divisional Chiefs as shall make up the required representation of chiefs for the region. These bodies were authorized (even though not explicitly stated) to set up research committees to perform the
 
36. Nananom's progress07/11/2007
Chieftaincy is generally touted as perhaps the most significant and enduring repository and representation of our customs and traditions. There appears to be much evidence to buttress such assertion. This is the reason why foreign visitors to Ghana seek to know why the institution still persists, and what it does for citizens of the country
 
37. Chiefs must help to stop chainsaw operators06/11/2007
Traditional rulers have been urged to co-operate in clamping down on the activities of illegal chainsaw operators who have been depleting the country’s forest cover.
 
38. The International writers day06/11/2007
The significance of the Day, November 7, every year, is to bring writers together to deliberate on issues, taking stock of their activities to see where they have fallen short, so they can make amends and work together towards a common goal.
 
39. Prof. Ali Mazrui calls on PAWA Secretary-General06/11/2007
Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned panafricanist and the director of the institute of global culture studies, has presented some of his highly regarded books including his latest, “A Tale of Two Africans,” to the Secretary-General of the Pan African Writers’ Association?(PAWA), Prof. Atukwei Okai.
 
40. 20 Traditional leaders end training05/11/2007
The programme was organized by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) in collaboration with its partners to build the capacities of traditional leaders including queens to provide effective and efficient leadership for the development of their people.
 
41. Anlo chieftaincy crisis: Police neutrality questioned05/11/2007
The conduct of the police during the recent disturbances in Anloga over the alleged installation of Francis Nyonyo Agboada as Awoamefia of the Anloga traditional area has triggered mixed reactions.
 
42. NAFAC with a difference03/11/2007
THIS year’s National Festival of Arts and culture (NAFAC) has taken off at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi, under the theme, “50-years of Cultural Integration and National Development”.
 
43. Nov.7 at Ato Austin Garden03/11/2007
THE nation has been thrown an open invitation. It is an invitation from the people of Cape Coast, Elmina and the adjoining towns in the Central region to sample what has been described as “nearly forgotten” Fante cuisine”.
 
44. 'For your grandpa'03/11/2007
THE Akuafo (farmers) Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, at the weekend rolled out a spectacular show of dance, music, culture and military colours to honour one of the most distinguished sons of Ghana, Tetteh Quarshie
 
45. NAFAC 200703/11/2007
A TRADITIONAL food bazaar will be held this morning as part of activities lined up for this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
 
46. Colour marks opening of NAFAC in Kumasi03/11/2007
Dubbed the Jubilee Festival, NAFAC 2007 was held at the main park of the CNC and attracted good patronage, including the Anglican Bishop of the Kumasi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Yinka Sarfo, who arrived early enough for the programme and waited patiently for the programme to get underway.
 
47. Culture clashes with laws on child protection03/11/2007
The issue of culture clashing with the laws of the land in respect of the protective rights of the child took centre stage at a meeting organized by the Ghana NGO coalition on the Rights of the Child. “When the laws of the land clash with culture, the laws of the land must supersede culture”.
 
48. ‘No Time To Die’03/11/2007
KING AMPAW’s ‘No Time To die’ which was premiered in Spain in May this year at the fourth Pan African Music Festival hits the Screens simultaneously in Stuttgart, Bayern, Frankfurt and Wursberg all in Germany, today.
 
49. Oziioza making band waves03/11/2007
Oziioza new gospel band is set to make waves as it embarks on a nationwide tour to perform in the various regions.
 
 
   
 
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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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