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Mar 2007
1. 200 Years After Slave Trade31/03/2007
HISTORY it self this time not to engage in slave trade but to reflect on the atrocities of slavery on the African continent and African Americans in the Diaspora.
 
2. Dressing And Our Culture31/03/2007
LAST week, we tested some ideas about traditions, neo-traditions and crossovers into “Western Culture”.
 
3. R E F L E C T I O N S29/03/2007
Journey through song, dance and collaborations
 
4. SAKA ACQUAYE: THE LAST HURDLE29/03/2007
SAKA Acquaye, who died in February at the age of 83, was a versatile artist who made an immense contribution to the visual and performing arts in Ghana during a life-time of service.
 
5. 1st Female MD of Barclays in Africa29/03/2007
LIKE most Ghanaians who have followed the success path being cut by Barclays Bank of Ghana, the Spectator has not failed to be impressed with the bank’s performance. When we looked closer, we saw a woman at the top.
 
6. GHANA MARKS 200 YEARS OF ABOLITION OF SLAVE TRADE27/03/2007
A CULTURAL performance which featured artistes from Ghana, the United Kingdom and the Diaspora to reflect the experience of the slave trade was staged at the Elmina Castle on Sunday evening to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Slave Trade.
 
7. Nurse by profession, soldier by design27/03/2007
IN 1960, an enterprising Ghanaian woman, returned to Ghana after pursuing courses in nursing in the United Kingdom.
 
8. The lady who refused to marry Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah27/03/2007
A South African lady claims that Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of the Republic of Ghana, Africa’s Man of the Millennium, proposed marriage to her. From all account if this lady had said yes, there would have been no Fathia in the official history of Ghana.
 
9. Veep at Akwasidae at Manhyia26/03/2007
THE Vice- President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, celebrated Akwasidae for the first time with the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the Manhyia Palace yesterday.
 
10. GHANA COMMEMORATES 200 YEARS ABOLITION OF SLAVE TRADE26/03/2007
President J. A Kufuor says although it is regrettable that Africans, who were victims of the Slave Trade, also participated in it, the way forward now is to show remorse and accord those who suffered enslavement and their successors their full human rights.
 
11. Forts and Castles of Ghana24/03/2007
ALL over Ghana, vestiges of the past remain to discover, Relics, Historic sites, National Monuments, and of course, our Castles and Forts.
 
12. Funeral for a monkey24/03/2007
ONLY recently, on a highway in the Brong Ahafo Region, wildlife officers and community volunteers intercepted a man on a bicycle with a bush-bag strapped to it.
 
13. The Place of Children in Islam (1)24/03/2007
Most of these problems have to do with maintenance especially in broken homes where only one parent (normally the mother) is left to take care of the child’s responsibilities.
 
14. TEACH GHANAIAN MUSIC TO PRESERVE CULTURE24/03/2007
A CHORAL music competition, the fourth so far, has been held at the Centre for National Culture (CNC) for second cycle institutions in the Kumasi metropolis to unearth music talents in various schools.
 
15. GIVE CHIEFS CODE OF ETHNICS24/03/2007
A CHIEF has suggested that the National House of Chiefs should develop a code of ethnics to regulate the conduct of chiefs.
 
16. Create Ministry for NEPAD23/03/2007
A DISTINGUISHED academic, Prof. S.K.B. Asante, has advocated the separation of the Ministry of Regional Cooperation and NEPAD from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, since the merger of the two ministries has not helped Ghana to integrate NEPAD principle, priorities and strategies into the national development process.
 
17. Ghana’s struggle for independence23/03/2007
IT is important that our children, grandchildren, the youth and adults of today understand and know the genesis, architects and facts about Ghana’s independence struggle.
 
18. Kwame Nkrumah misfounded Ghana22/03/2007
THIS essay has been prompted by an introspection of Ghana’s fortunes since independence and the celebration of the Jubilee this year.
 
19. Reflections on Freedom - The Slave Trade Abolition Act And Ghana’s Independence Golden Jubilee21/03/2007
The British Council, with support from the Ghana @ 50 Secretariat and the Edinaman Traditional Council, is organizing “Reflections”, an event to be held on March 25 2007 at the Elmina Castle, to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the UK Abolition of Slave Trade Act.
 
20. Tourism Fair & Exhibition21/03/2007
West Africa Tourism Union (WATU) wishes to invite all tourism practitioners an the general public to its 1st Tourism and Exhibition Fair under the distinguished patronage of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (Asantehene) as part of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee independence Celebrations. Date 22nd – 25th March, 2007 Venue: Centre for National Culture
 
21. From prison to premiership21/03/2007
Ghana @ 50 has offered a unique opportunity for fellow Ghanaians to attempt unraveling the political history of our country.
 
22. Western Region and Independence struggle21/03/2007
The history of this country would not be complete without the role played by the railway workers, the enginemen union, the chiefs and the people of the Western Region.
 
23. Greater Accra’s Oldest Chief21/03/2007
At the ripe age of 95, few people will accord him the ability to remember, read and conjecture events, but all these are defied by Nene Narteh Kanor II, Chief of Kpone-Bawaleshie and the longest reigning Chief in the Greater Accra Region.
 
24. THE LEGACY OF KWAME NKRUMAH21/03/2007
Pleasure and pride conjoin in me as I honour the memory of Kwame Nkrumah. The pleasure is personal, out of my own respect for this man of many gifts; but I feel proud also on behalf of the Commonwealth, because it was Nkrumah who initiated Africa’s outstandingly constructive role in Commonwealth affairs.
 
25. 40th J.B. Danquah Memorial Lecture Series19/03/2007
Ghana Academy of Arts and Science Presents the 40th J. B. Danquah Memorial Lectures Series under the Theme: "Ghana and The Promotion of Pan Africanism And Regionalism" to be delivered by Prof. S. K. B. Asante,an International Consultant and a former United Nations Principal Regional Adviser, at the British Council Hall,19-21 March 2007
 
26. Foundation to rescue Nkrumah’s heritage launched17/03/2007
GHANAIAN businessman, Alhaji Asoma Banda, on Monday launched a foundation in Accra to rescue the heritage of the country’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
27. Ghana@50 marked in Washington17/03/2007
THERE was a massive turnout at two receptions held at the Ghana Embassy in Washington D.C. on March 6 to mark the historic Ghana’s 50th Golden Jubilee.
 
28. Otumfuo cautions corrupt Chiefs17/03/2007
THE Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has cautioned chiefs against considering the stools they occupy as gold mines from which they could easily amass wealth at the expense of the development of their traditional areas.
 
29. Konkomba, Fulanis smoke peace pipe16/03/2007
To ensure that peace prevails in the Nkwanta District of the Volta Region, Konkomba farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the district have agreed to bury their differences.
 
30. Kwegyir Aggrey’s Pharaonic Eagle16/03/2007
An ode to the Republic of Ghana, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of her independence, dedicated to the masses of the United States of Africa
 
31. Brong Ahafo, the nations, food basket14/03/2007
The creation of the region, which, was formerly part of Western Ashanti, came about after a long struggle between the British Colonial Authorities and the indigenous people and later with the Convention People’s Party (CPP) government, which finally endorsed the independence of the region on April 4, 1959.
 
32. Ga Council sued over funeral cash14/03/2007
THE family of the late Ga Mantse, Boni Nii Amugi II, has filed a writ at an Accra High Court that seeks to compel the Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Adote Obour II, and six others, including a member of the Council of State, to render account of all donations they received in respect of the late chief’s Funeral.
 
33. Tackie Tawiah to meet with Chiefs to plan development14/03/2007
THE newly installed Ga Mantse, Tackie Tawiah III, will meet all chiefs in the Ga Traditional Area during the week to plan a comprehensive programme for the traditional area, a spokesman for him, Nii Boye Abbey, told the Times yesterday.
 
34. Nortey – 1st Presidential Despatch Rider14/03/2007
Mr. David Dowuona Nortey, the First Presidential Despatch Rider in Ghana, says it was a great moment working with Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
35. TACKIE TAWIAH ASSUMES OFFICE13/03/2007
KING TACKIE TAWIAH III, known in private life as Dr. Jo Blankson, yesterday assumed office as the new Ga Mantse and President of the Ga Traditional council, two weeks after being inducted into the council.
 
36. WHY THEY CARVED UP AFRICA…13/03/2007
Despite its pivotal role in entrenching the huge obstacles preventing Africa’s political and economic development, anniversary of the partition of Africa by the Berlin Conference (of November 1884 to February 1885) pass largely unmarked every year.
 
37. MUSEUM OF SLAVERY OPENS AT SESEMI13/03/2007
Sesemi a hamlet near Abokobi, in the Ga East District, on Thursday, October 11, found itself not only the proud host of an international array of prominent personalities, but also making history in Ghanaian tourism.
 
38. DR SUSAN DE-GRAFT JOHNSON – FIRST GOLD COAST FEMALE DOCTOR12/03/2007
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.
 
39. Choral Festival10/03/2007
THE much-awaited annual choral concert in Accra dubbed the Pappoe Thompson Choral Festival which comes off usually just before the annual March Independence Anniversary took place at the Centre for National Culture (Arts Centre) in Accra on Friday, March 2, 2007 with a great sense of patriotism and an air of pomp and pageantry.
 
40. KENTE WOULD HAVE DONE THE TRICK10/03/2007
TUESDAY, the 6th of March, 2007 will forever be remembered not just because it marked the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s Independence from colonial rule, but also because of the milling crowds that thronged the independence Square in Accra, which was the venue of the historic celebration.
 
41. Komfo Anokye’s Sword10/03/2007
ARE you wondering where for go as a tourist in the Ashanti Region?
 
42. March 6, 1957 at KNMP10/03/2007
A SYMBOLIC ritual performance by the Ghana Actors Guild on the eve of the Jubilee Anniversary was staged at the Old Polo Grounds (now refurbished Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park, Accra) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ghana’s Independence from British Colonial rule.
 
43. Ghana Pays Homage to Founding Fathers10/03/2007
FOR their sweat, sacrifice and selflessness, the nation stood to pay homage to the founding fathers who struggled to gain independence for Mother Ghana, some 50 years ago.
 
44. A new era of gold in Ghana08/03/2007
AFTER the investment of almost half a billion dollars by Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the leading gold mining companies in the world, there is now gold production from the Brong Ahafo Region, an area of Ghana with no previous history of large-scale mining.
 
45. Fante Confederacy re-born07/03/2007
AS Ghana celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary, the Fante Confederacy, one of the foremost pressure groups which resisted colonial rule is being reborn, according to a group of successor chiefs that constituted the confederacy.
 
46. Police Service in retrospect07/03/2007
PROFESSIONAL policing was introduced by the British Colonial Authorities to the Gold Coast, now the Republic of Ghana, in 1821. Prior to that, policing or maintenance of law and order was organized by the traditional authorities such as the local headmen and chiefs, who employed unpaid messengers to carry out the executive and judicial functions in this respective communities.
 
47. Role of GCB in Ghana’s economy07/03/2007
AT the time of Ghana’s independence, the banking industry was controlled by two foreign banks – the Standard Chartered Bank, which was known at that time as the Bank of British West Africa (BBWA), and Barclays Bank, then known as Barclays DCO (Barclays Dominion, Colonial and Overseas Bank).
 
48. Fante Confederacy re-born07/03/2007
AS Ghana celebrates its 50th Independence Anniversary, the Fante Confederacy, one of the foremost pressure groups which resisted colonial rule is being reborn, according to a group of successor chiefs that constituted the confederacy.
 
49. Ghana yesterday, today and tomorrow07/03/2007
I SAW the GNA from close quarters at its very birth, for we in the news room of the Ghana Broadcasting System – as it was then – relied heavily on its output for a great part of the news we carried in our news bulletins.
 
50. Happy Birthday, Ghana07/03/2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GHANA,
 
51. NKRUMAH TO KUFOUR07/03/2007
MANY do not know or fully appreciate or understand that before 1946 Ghana as we know it today, did not exist even as the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast, which became Ghana, did not legally comprise all the territories of the country as we know it today.
 
52. Kumasi, the ‘Garden City’07/03/2007
KUMASI, the capital of the Ashanti Region, is located in the forest region of Ghana and is popularly known as “The Garden City” because of its various species of flowers and other plants.
 
53. Ghana@50: Advancing the cause of chieftaincy07/03/2007
“FIFTY YEARS after independence, the chieftaincy institution is still with us, playing a vibrant role in the administration of governance and development, especially at local level”, says Professor Adjei Bekoe, Chairman of the Council of State.
 
54. Ghana’s 50 years of Independence07/03/2007
BORN on Wednesday, March 6, 1957, as a new sovereign state, Ghana which was then called Gold Coast is 50 YEARS old now HURRY!
 
55. 50 YEARS OF NATIONHOOD06/03/2007
GHANA before Independence on March 6, 1957 was called the Gold Coast.
 
56. A GOLDEN JUBILEE ESSAY06/03/2007
TODAY Ghana is making the 50th anniversary of her independence under the theme ‘Championing African Excellence’, and the subtext is undoubtedly the need for unity.
 
57. The nation’s Coat of Arms06/03/2007
THE Coat of Arms was designed by one of Ghana’s most renowned Artists Mr. Amon Kotei, now, 91.
 
58. The problem of ‘culture preservation’06/03/2007
IN this period of reflection, incidental to the Golden Jubilee celebration of Ghana’s nationhood, I have chosen to examine the oft repeated Ghanaian remark of “let’s preserve our culture”.
 
59. The nation’s Coat of Arms06/03/2007
THE Coat of Arms was designed by one of Ghana’s most renowned Artists Mr. Amon Kotei, now, 91.
 
60. The Woman who designed the National Flag06/03/2007
THE proud designer of Ghana’s great National Flag. Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh, (now 84), a retired Art Teacher, says her inspiration was an advert in newspaper in 1956.
 
61. The founding Fathers06/03/2007
The Big Six are arguably the most famous people in Ghana’s fight for independence from British rule.
 
62. Greetings from afar06/03/2007
“THE best way of learning is to be an independent sovereign state”, said Kwame Nkrumah 50 years ago. So it was that the great events of 6th March 1957 at the Accra Polo Club began a learning process that sees an independent Ghana celebrate its 50th birthday today.
 
63. SPORTS HAVE SERVED THEE NATION WELL06/03/2007
On Thursday, March 1, as the movers and shapers of African football met in Accra and conferred the lead title on Didier Drogba, captain of the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and leading marksman in the English Premier League this season with Chelsea, the event officially kick-started the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s independence.
 
64. Kwame Nkrumah saved Ghana06/03/2007
CONSCIENCISM is the object of attack in the articles Kwame Nkrumah Misfounded Ghana and Nkrumah’s Atheism and Materialism in Ghana. It is a book that lends itself to difficult reading for the philosophically untrained. That does not however grant licence to subject it to distortions as the said articles do.
 
65. George Kuntu Blankson06/03/2007
A DISTINGUISHED Statesman, merchant prince, devout Christian and the first appointed member of the Legislative Council in the 19th century, George Kuntu Blankson was among the leading members of the Gold coast society in the colony in the 19th century, and his life spanned the whole period. He was extremely wealthy, generous and very popular.
 
66. 50 Years of Freedom05/03/2007
TOMORROW, Ghana will be the focus of the world as more than 20 African Heads of State and leaders of about 40 international delegations converged on the capital, Accra, to join Ghanaians to celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee.
 
67. A journey to Bolga05/03/2007
“TRAVEL and See”! Is the inscription on one or two ‘tro-tro’ buses in Accra? This statement has lately been proven true to me. Until then, I did not know that Ghana was that large – in relation to the size of Accra, and to miles upon miles of varied vegetation, all the way north.
 
68. A K W A A B A05/03/2007
Eighteen heads of state are expected to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations. They are led by President Olusegun Obasanjo who is the Special Guest of Honour for the celebrations.
 
69. All Ghana’s Leaders05/03/2007
DR. Kwame Nkrumah was the Prime Minister from 1957 to 1960. He became President when the country became a Republic in 1960. Prior to attaining these positions, he was the Leader of Government Business from 1951 to 1921.
 
70. And NKRUMAH met the World Press05/03/2007
THERE were more than a hundred of them at the Prime Minister’s independence week press conference, representing newspapers and news agencies and broadcasting and television companies, whose very names indicate the global variety of this gathering.
 
71. Ceremonies of the first days of Independence05/03/2007
ON 6th March, when the Gold Coast because Ghana, the Legislative Assembly became the National Assembly. A Colonial Legislature had turned into a Dominion Parliament.
 
72. Country Profile05/03/2007
GHANA was the first place in sub-Saharan Africa where Europeans arrived to trade first in gold, later in slaves.
 
73. Fifty years of Ghanaian independence05/03/2007
MR. George Chaplin, a Honolulu newspaper editor, has noted that “if people learn to take charge of change and guide it well, all of humanity is the beneficiary”. If we fail, we invite disaster.
 
74. Fingerposts of Freedom05/03/2007
HISTORY had been made last night; but History does not halt in the morning.
 
75. The week when Freedom came05/03/2007
THE celebrations of independence week were designed to build up, through a series of memorable scenes, to the central drama of the State Opening of Parliament.
 
76. The road to Independence05/03/2007
IT was independence which brought this multitude of illustrious persons to Ghana.
 
77. The world gathered in Ghana05/03/2007
Thousands arrived by plane, hundreds by ship, tens of thousands, by mammy wagon. One arrived, unforgettably, by gun boat.
 
78. Thanksgiving service marks Jubilee05/03/2007
A NATIONAL interdenominational thanksgiving service was yesterday held at the Holy Spirit Cathedral as part of activities marking Ghana’ Golden Jubilee celebrations.
 
79. MAKERS OF HISTORY05/03/2007
THERE are two major indispensable national emblems that cannot be discounted when it comes to the sovereignty of Ghana.
 
80. NKROFUL:05/03/2007
ONE of the most engaging debates that has characterized the Ghana @ 50 celebrations has been the tourist significance of the heritage of Ghana’s First President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
 
81. Pressmen from 74 countries stormed Accra05/03/2007
FROM 74 countries came 124 writers, 27 photographers, 23 film cameramen and 18 broadcasters to report Ghana’s independence to the world.
 
82. SPORTS05/03/2007
AT 50, Ghana Sports must have come full circle for rejuvenation forwards the challenges ahead. Our successes, more than failures, arguably have been rooted in the solid foundations laid in the early years of nationhood.
 
83. The National Anthem05/03/2007
And The National Pledge
 
84. Ghana@50: Advancing the cause of chieftaincy04/03/2007
“FIFTY YEARS after independence, the chieftaincy institution is still with us, playing a vibrant role in the administration of governance and development, especially at local level”, says Professor Adjei Bekoe, chairman of the council of state.
 
85. Kwame Nkrumah saved Ghana04/03/2007
CONSCIENCISM is the object of attack in the articles Kwame Nkrumah Misfounded Ghana and Nkrumah’s Atheism and Materialism in Ghana. It is a book that lends itself to difficult reading for the philosophically untrained. That does not however grant licence to subject it to distortions as the said articles do.
 
86. Let’s Know The National Anthem03/03/2007
… And The National Pledge
 
87. Kakum Park Awaits Ghana @ 50 Tourists03/03/2007
If there is any place where one can experience a serene environment and be in tune with nature then Kakum National Park is certainly the place to visit.
 
88. Sculptural designs unveiled in Accra03/03/2007
THIRTEEN Sculptural designs depicting various Ghanaian Symbols and Cultural Heritage were yesterday unveiled in front of the Department of National Lotteries, High Street, Accra, as part of the programme for the modernization of the capital city programme.
 
89. Golden Jubilee Hiplife, Highlife Concert tonight03/03/2007
AS prelude to the climax of Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebration which comes off on Tuesday, March 6, a number of entertainment programmes are lined up to today throughout the country.
 
90. Ghana Film Festival03/03/2007
A ONE month film festival to commemorate Ghana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations will be held in Accra during the anniversary month from March 4, 2007 till the end of the month.
 
91. Nation On The Move03/03/2007
“At long last”, screamed Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of this nation to thousands of reveling nationals at the Old Polo Grounds in Accra, at midnight of March 5, 1957, “our beloved country is free and free forever”.
 
92. Nation On The Move03/03/2007
“At long last”, screamed Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of this nation to thousands of reveling nationals at the Old Polo Grounds in Accra, at midnight of March 5, 1957, “our beloved country is free and free forever”.
 
93. Chieftaincy Institution Assemblies Urged To Co-Operate02/03/2007
The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Adzei Bekoe, has stressed the need for co-operation between the Chieftaincy Institution and the District Assemblies to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
 
94. CHIEFTAINCY INSTITUTION ASSEMBLIES URGED TO CO-OPERATE02/03/2007
The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Adzei Bekoe, has stressed the need for co-operation between the chieftaincy institution and the district assemblies to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
 
95. Some events that led to Ghana’s independence02/03/2007
ON March 6, 1957, that is 50 years ago, Ghana became the first African country, south of the Sahara, to gain freedom from colonial domination.
 
96. Ghana’s history shown in pictures02/03/2007
THE Golden Jubilee Photo Exhibition was officially opened at the National Theatre in Accra yesterday by the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
 
97. CHIEFTAINCY INSTITUTION ASSEMBLIES URGED TO CO-OPERATE02/03/2007
The Chairman of the Council of State, Professor Adzei Bekoe, has stressed the need for co-operation between the chieftaincy institution and the district assemblies to improve the livelihood of the rural people.
 
98. Experts Discuss Chieftaincy In Ghana01/03/2007
A meeting of about 50 traditional rulers, academics and Civil Society experts to evaluate the Chieftaincy institution over the past 50 years and its relevance to the future development of the country has began in Accra
 
99. 100 YEARS OF HIGHLIFE HISTORY OPENS01/03/2007
The Bokoor African Popular Music Archives Foundation (BAPMAF), an NGO established in 1990 to preserve, research, promote and disseminate Ghanaian/African performing arts, has opened the BAPMAF Golden Years of Highlife Photo Exhibition to the general public.
 
100. Independence Day ‘Toli Masters’ in Accra01/03/2007
COME next Monday, March 5, and the Biggies Pub at Accra’s Asylum Down will be set agog as Radio Gold celebrates its eleventh anniversary which coincides with Ghana’s Golden Jubilee.
 
101. Kente and Adinkra designs are protected01/03/2007
“KENTE” and “ADINKRA” designs are protected under the Ghana Copyright Act 2005, Act 690.
 
102. ‘Run Baby Run’, No Time To Die’ for Ananse festival01/03/2007
TWO recently premiered will-produced Ghanaian films, King Ampaw’s ‘No Time To Die’ and Emmanuel Apea’s ‘Run Baby Run’, are the topliners in the maiden edition of the Ananse International Film Festival (AIFF).
 
103. When Okalla meets Koo01/03/2007
THE National Theatre opens its doors to concert party fans for the first time since its refurbishment with a star-stubbed show on March 6.
 
104. X’borg cross-road shooting marked01/03/2007
A SOLEMN ceremony was yesterday held at the Freedom Monument, near the Independence Square in Accra, to commemorate the Christiansborg cross-roads shooting incident in 1948, which marked the first major step towards the struggle for Ghana’s independence.
 
105. The bad old days01/03/2007
EXCEPT for a few available seats on the second floor of the 1,500 seater auditorium, the National Theatre was full last Saturday evening and what was showing was not KSM.
 
106. DR. AKO ADJEI01/03/2007
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.
 
107. GHANA: United at 5001/03/2007
‘GHANA; United at Fifty’ is the theme for the official Jubilee anniversary cloth recently outdoored by the Chairman of the National Planning Committee of the Ghana @ 50 celebrations.
 
 
   
 
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29/09/2015
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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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