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Jul 2008
1. Coca-Cola promises to facilitate exciting Asafotufiam30/07/2008
The Coca-Cola Bottling Company has pledged to assist the chiefs and people of the Ada Traditional Area have the most exciting Asafotufiam festival this year.
 
2. Yilo Krobo modernise of Dipo rites30/07/2008
The modernization, which began in March this year, includes review of the age a girl must attain undergoing the rites-that is from five years to ten years, exposure of the breasts and other sensitive parts of the girls who undergo the rites at the shrines were some of the aspects that have been modernised.
 
3. One killed in Buipe chieftaincy dispute30/07/2008
Calm has returned to Buipe, the capital of Central Gonja District in the Northern Region, after renewed clashes between two factions in a protracted chieftaincy dispute in the area last Monday.One person, Mahama Abdulai, a brother of the Buipewura Jinapor 11, was killed in Monday’s disturbances, while two others sustained various degrees of injury.
 
4. Trokosi prevailing in G.Accra and Volta Regions29/07/2008
In spite of the law prohibiting Trokosi, the practice is still prevailing in certain parts of the Greater Accra and Volta regions
 
5. Resourcing arts and cultural institutions to enhance unity and development24/07/2008
The Arts and Cultural sector, considering its all embracing role in national development,certainly needs more resources and funds. Culture is in health, agriculture, education, tourism, security and a lot more and all these sectors would reap the benefits of increased cultural activities. It is not asking a mountain out of a mole hill. The government must provide. And the time is now.
 
6. NCC calls on govt to support art and craft22/07/2008
The National Commission on Culture (NCC), has expressed concern about the inability of the government to support the art craft sector of the country.
 
7. Let's promote our traditional dances21/07/2008
Nana Adjei- Boateng New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive, has condemned the use of foreign songs and dances to perform choreography in schools, describing the practice as “unGhanaian”.
 
8. Women, children on peace march in Bawku21/07/2008
Hundreds of women and children in Bawku on Saturday defied a heavy downpour and embarked on a ‘Peace March’ through the principal streets of the town, after which they presented a petition to the president through the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) Mr. Abdulai Abanga.
 
9. Bawku women in peace march21/07/2008
Hundreds of women in Bawku on Saturday defied a downpour and went on a street procession dubbed “Peace march” here in which they called for an end to the raging conflict.
 
10. Nungua Homowo boosted19/07/2008
Kasapreko Company has donated quantities of products to the Nungua Traditional Council to support their annual homowo programme. The festival this year will see the citizens of Nungua lock horns with their neighbours from Teshie in an annual football encounter.
 
11. Osu Chief appeals for peace18/07/2008
The Osu Divisional Council has unveiled activities to mark this years Homowo festival with a call on the people to bury their differences and unite.
 
12. Ga council to support Higher Education18/07/2008
The Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawia III, has described education as the surest way of fighting and ending poverty and expressed his resolved to see to it the youth of Ghana, especially those in the Ga State pursue education vigorously.
 
13. Krobo Chiefs partner assembly in develppoment18/07/2008
The Manya Krobo Traditional Council and the Lower Manya Krobo District Assembly have decided to jointly pool human material resources for development of the district.
 
14. Tefle Chieftaincy dispute settled17/07/2008
The long-standing chieftaincy dispute at Tefle in the Volta Region has at last been put to rest.
 
15. Dont allow politicians to entice you with money16/07/2008
The Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, Daasebere Oti Boateng, has advised Ghanaians not to allow political leaders to influence them with financial or material offers.
 
16. The beauty of a crowd of Ghanaians14/07/2008
On Thursday July 3, 2008 Ghanaians from all walks of life thronged the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) to either receive a national award or witness the ceremony where more than 200 distinguished Ghanaian men and women were honoured. Notwithstanding the fact that the programme was scheduled to start at 10.00am., I like many other enthusiastic members of the public, got to AICC around 8.20a.m.in order to catch every bit of the show and I did not regret getting there early at all. Though I had no breakfast before leaving for the programme, I got satisfied just looking at so many beautiful Ghanaians.
 
17. Solve the Akyem Kotoku chieftaincy dispute14/07/2008
The people of the Kotoku Traditional Area are yearning for permanent peace and the result of the amicable settlement before the next general election in December this year.
 
18. Ghanaian Team to Participate In Denmark Art, Cultural Festival07/07/2008
A GHANAIAN delegation will leave for Denmark on July 28 to participate in the International Art and Culture Festival to be held in Rødby, Lolland, Denmark, from August 1 to 7, 2008. The festival is on the theme: “Global Warming, Our Future, Our Responsibility”.
 
19. Review Trokosi Law – Research study03/07/2008
A RESEARCH study of the practice of Trokosi in Ghana has revealed the need to review the Trokosi law, its implementation mechanism and the role of institutional agencies in abolishing the practice.
 
 
   
 
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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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