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Aug 2008
1. Ecowas Cultural Carnival30/08/2008
Although known for the unique culture that it portrays and spreads through the sub-region, the attractiveness and vibrancy of the cultures of West Africa have not been pursued to enable the sub-region to derive maximum benefit. To turn this oversight into an advantage, Ghana’s Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture intends to organize the first –ever ECOWAS Cultural Carnival.
2. Advocacy against Trokosi30/08/2008
Twelve years ago, Ama then aged 13, passed her Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and entered the secondary school. She was excited about her new environment. She met other girls like herself starting secondary school and even established relationships with some seniors in her school. She had great dreams for herself and intended to become a medical doctor some day. These dreams were shared by her family who did everything they could to support her. A month into her second term of school, Ama was called home and was dumbfounded by the news she received
3. Chiefs asked to help maintain peace30/08/2008
Larry Bimi, Chairman of the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE), has called on chiefs to help educate their people on the need for peace before, during and after December general election.
4. Peki to celebrate Yam Festival23/08/2008
The Avetile-Peki Yam Festival (Teduduza) will come off from September 21 to 28 at Peki in the Volta Region. It will be shortly followed by the Ayim Kpukpo Tedudu (Stool Yam Festival).
5. Goaso swears in new Omanhene22/08/2008
A 42-year-old driver, Akwasi Bosomprah, has been installed the new Omanhene of Goaso Traditional Council, under the stool name Nana Akwasi Baffour Bosomprah.
6. Goaso swears in new Omanhene22/08/2008
A 42-year-old driver, Akwasi Bosomprah, has been installed the new Omanhene of Goaso Traditional Council, under the stool name Nana Akwasi Baffour Bosomprah.
7. Preserve historical buildings in twin-city21/08/2008
There are many historical buildings in the twin-city o Sekondi/Tarkoradi but have been left in deplorable conditions.
8. Beyond Emanicipation Day21/08/2008
The Emancipation Day which has become an annual ritual in Trinidad and Tobago, was celebrated in Port of Spain (July 31 to August 1, 2008) with the usual fanfare. President J. A. Kufuor was the special guest of honour at the annual event.
9. African fashion design competition21/08/2008
Redd’s is once again on the lookout for Africa’s best young fashion talent. Now ii its fourth year, the Redd’s African Fashion Design Awards (RAFDA) is a platform for the continent’s brightest young designers to strut their stuff.
10. 3rd Homowo School ends21/08/2008
The Third Annual Homowo School has ended, with a call on traditional leaders to harmonize opportunities in traditional governance for local and national development.
11. Asogli queenmothers institute measures to reduce HIV/AIDS19/08/2008
The Ho-Asogli Queenmothers Association has initiated a project to educate and sensitise members of the association on the HIV and AIDS scourge
12. A chief's appeal19/08/2008
The Paramount Chief of the Wassa Fiase Traditional Area, Osagyefo Kwamena Enimil VI, has appealed to the municipal and district assemblies in the area to allocate part of their royalties to support education.
13. Ga Mashie celebrates Homowo18/08/2008
This year’s Homowo festival by the chiefs and people of Accra was celebrated on Saturday with the sprinkling of the traditional food Kpoikpoi in individual homes as directed by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council in a statement released last Friday
14. Ave celebrates 'Bliza' festival18/08/2008
A grand durbar has been held by the chiefs and people of Ave traditional area in the Volta Region, to climax the 10th anniversary celebration of the Ave Bliza.
15. Enforce Copyright laws-Boafo18/08/2008
The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture has entreated the Copyright Administration to strictly enforce the implementation of copyright laws to safeguard the work of artistes in the film and music industry
16. Ga Mashie celebrates Homowo18/08/2008
This year’s Homowo festival by the chiefs and people of Accra was celebrated on Saturday with the sprinkling of the traditional food Kpoikpoi in individual homes as directed by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council in a statement released last Friday.
17. Actors told to portray nation's culture16/08/2008
Actors and film producers have been called upon to be natural in acting and also portray the nation’s culture in their movies in order to sell country’s culture to the outside world. “The film industry in the country has a large market and it is one of the best means by which we as Ghanaians can sell ourselves to the outside world,” said Mr. Sampson Kweku Boafo, Minister of Culture and Chieftaincy Affairs.
18. Customary land secretariat to be set up at Waase Fiase13/08/2008
A new customary land secretariat will soon be established at Tarkwa in the Waasa Fiase traditional area, of the Western Region, to expedite action on resolving land litigations.
19. Tema chiefs, people mark 'Homowo'11/08/2008
The Chiefs, Elders and people of Tema celebrated their annual Homowo festival on Saturday.The festival, which was described as tension-free for the first time in many years, was highly patronized by the natives, other residents and other of the country.
20. Chiefs expresses appreciation to government11/08/2008
The Paramount Chief of Mamprugu Traditional Area, Naa Bohagu Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, has expressed appreciation to the government for its efforts to find an amicable solution to the protracted Bawku conflict
21. Tuobodom installs Twafohene11/08/2008
A 46-year-old Internal Auditor at the Wenchi Municipal Assembly, Mr. Anthony Kofi Nimoh, has been installed a Twafohene of Tuobodom, under Nana Baffour Amo Kofi II.
22. The Significance of Emancipation Day celebration11/08/2008
This year’s Emancipation Day celebration, on the theme “Emancipation: Our Heritage, Our Strength” was launched on June 6 alongside a book titled “The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Landmarks, Legacies and Expectations”.
23. The origins of Osu Oxford Street11/08/2008
A Ghanaian professor of English at the University of Toronto in Canada, Ato Quayson, has given an insight into it. Presenting a historic background to what went into the naming of the popular OSU Oxford Street in Accra, he explained that the name evolved from the early 1990s when Ghanaians seeking political asylum in London and elsewhere after the reintroduction of multi-party democracy were granted amnesty to return to the country by former President Jerry John Rawlings.
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Ghana participates in World Travel Market Fair
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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
African countries urged to increase investments in tourism
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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
Batakari Friday initiative launched, expected to boost development
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Ghana Hosts United Nations World Tourism Organization Conference
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Tourism is big business- Mahama
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Ghana International Tourism Fair Launched
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Second edition of 'Homofest' launched
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Elmina climaxes Bakatue with grand durbar
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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
National Theatre re-launches website
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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
Ghana Has What It Takes To Enjoy Domestic Tourism – Minister
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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
Ghana will from August 17th to 19th, 2015, play host to the crème de la crème in world Tourism........more
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
Ghana needs legal framework to back creative industry-Minister
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Ahantaman Girls Senior High School wins 3rd SHS Drama Festival in Western Region
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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
Baci crowned Ghana’s Most Beautiful season VIII
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Kwame Nkrumah misfounded Ghana
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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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