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May 2007
1. Adesina installs new chief30/05/2007
Mr. Kwadwo Adu Gyamfi Wiredu, a Ghanaian hospitality worker based in New York, United States of America, has been installed chief of Adesina, near Antoa in the Kwabre District of Ashanti.
 
2. Trokosi practice on the increase30/05/2007
THE Reverend Walter Pimpong, Executive Director of International Needs Ghana, has raised concerns about the increasing practices of “Trokosi in parts of the Volta Region and called for strict enforcement of laws banning such practices in the country.
 
3. Chief calls for law on expensive funerals29/05/2007
THE Twifo Traditional Council in the Twifo Hemang Lower Denkyrira District of the Central Region is considering instituting a law to ban the holding of expensive funerals in the area.
 
4. Pomp and Pageantry of Akwasidae26/05/2007
TO every African, festivals hold a special place in everyday life. They are occasions for re-union, remembrance and merry-making.
 
5. At The UNESCO or PAWA Copyright Workshop26/05/2007
PARTICIPANTS at a two-day UNESCO/PAWA workshop on copyright recently have called for a stake-holder’s forum on the issue of the indigenous use of folklore. They also wanted more consultations among the executive, the Legislature and other relevant stakeholders before laws on copyright were made.
 
6. Dearth of the Arts in Ghana26/05/2007
Creative imagination in the arts and culture in the Ghanaian context seems to be heading towards demise at the moment.
 
7. ENFORCE BAN ON TROKOSI -NGO26/05/2007
Reverend Walter Pimpong, Executive Director of International Needs Ghana, has raised concern about the increasing practice of trokosi in the Volta Region and called for strict enforcement of laws banning such practice in the country.
 
8. UNESCO/PAWA COPYRIGHT WORKSHOP26/05/2007
PARTICIPANTS at a two-day UNESCO/PAWA workshop on copyright have called for a stakeholder’s forum on the issue of the indigenous use of folklore.
 
9. Heroes of Our Time25/05/2007
MR. Kojo Botsio was an educationist, politician, member of the Legislative Assembly and Parliament, Minister of State for several portfolios, Political Agitator for ‘Independence now”, prison graduate for his part in the positive action declared in 1950, a member of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) and Secretary of the UGCC’s Youth Wing Committee of Youth Organisation. He was the first General Secretary of the CPP.
 
10. PAWA Confab on Copyright Ends24/05/2007
PARTICIPANTS at a two-day workshop on copy-right have called for a stakeholders’ forum to discuss the issue of the indigenous use of folklore.
 
11. THE MAN TETTEH QUASHIE23/05/2007
AT a crowded compound house at Osu, in the castle neighbourhood of Tolon, lives a I05-year-old woman, impaired in one ear but still healthy, vocal, militant and angry.
 
12. Human right groups urged to fight trokosi22/05/2007
GENDER and Human Rights Groups have been asked to fight the obnoxious trokosi system under which young girls are sent to shrines to atone for crimes allegedly committed by members of their families.
 
13. SIGNIFICANCE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS21/05/2007
MARCH 6, 2007 was commemorated and celebrated in grand style. But the occasion also gave rise to various questions with various answers. One such questions bordered on who is a hero and who is a villain.
 
14. International Day of Museums marked21/05/2007
THE Ghana Museums and Monuments Board marked International Museums Day with a call on Ghanaians to patronize the country’s tourist sites.
 
15. GHANA AT 50: SIGNIFICANCE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS21/05/2007
MARCH 6, 2007 was commemorated and celebrated in grand style. But the occasion also gave rise to various questions with various answers. One such questions bordered on who is a hero and who is a villain.
 
16. Boafo proposes November as cultural awareness month19/05/2007
THE Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture has proposed November as the cultural awareness month for Ghanaians to rediscover their cultural identity and personality.
 
17. DON’T BOTHER THE FROG19/05/2007
Well, almost. Many people may not realize how heavily we rely on wildlife for our cultural and traditional observances and rituals.
 
18. EMANCIPATION DAY CELEBRATED19/05/2007
THE Eastern Regional Director of the Centre for National Culture(CNC), Mr. Kingsley Obeng, has observed that although mental slavery is the last vestige of the colonialism yoke Ghana experienced, it has been the most enduring of that unfortunate legacy.
 
19. November proposed as cultural awareness month19/05/2007
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and culture has proposed the month of November every year as a cultural awareness month for Ghanaians to portray the Ghanaian personality at workplaces to promote made in Ghana goods.
 
20. ‘Involve Chiefs in implementation of wildfire policy’19/05/2007
THE President of the Brong Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs, Okatakyie Agyeman Kodum 1V, has advocated the involvement of traditional rulers and local authorities in the implementation of the National Wildfire Management Policy (NWMP).
 
21. Socio-cultural implications for women and leadership17/05/2007
THE celebrations of Ghana@50 have brought to the fore various issues among which the socio-cultural implications for women and leadership have surfaced.
 
22. Committee to oversee Greater Accra Chieftaincy issues17/05/2007
THE Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council is to set up a committee to ascertain the real processes of how chiefs must be chosen and installed and who the legitimate kingmakers in the various traditional councils in the region are.
 
23. Resolve chieftaincy disputes17/05/2007
THE Right Reverend James Baffour-Awuah, the Methodist Bishop of Sunyani Diocese, has appealed to the Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs and the various factions to make efforts to resolve the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the Brong Ahafo Region.
 
24. 2 MORE WATERFALLS IDENTIFIED IN YILO KROBO15/05/2007
THE National Biodiversity Committee has identified two more waterfalls locked up in the Boti Forest in addition to the Boti falls in the Yilo Krobo District as potential tourist destinations.
 
25. Chief voices concern about breakdown of traditional system15/05/2007
THE Omanhene of Essikado, Nana Kobina Nketsia V, has expressed concern about the predicament of the African traditional sytem, saying the African society has broken down because the traditional system had broken down.
 
26. On Coming Home (III)15/05/2007
On the major roads the drivers drive their vehicles as if they have a compact with injury and with death. They have seen both conditions and are assured that they, the drivers, have a place of honour in their kingdoms.
 
27. Effutus Celebrate Aboakyer14/05/2007
THE chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area in the Effutu-Awutu-Senya District of the Central Region at the weekend celebrated their annual Aboakyer festival
 
28. BOTI FALLS UNDER THREAT14/05/2007
BOTI Falls, one of the country’s famous tourist sites, is under treat of destruction through farming activities along River Pompom, its main source.
 
29. ENSURING SAFETY ON THE VOLTA LAKE13/05/2007
THROUGHOUT history, movement of goods or transportation has traditionally underpinned the economy of every nation. Transportation serves to relocate goods to centers of demand, enhancing the value of the goods in the process and creating wealth, which is needed to run an economy.
 
30. Afuaman Cultural Troupe performs on May Day12/05/2007
Members of the 10 – member Lolomashie Afuaman Cultural Troupe of Ablekuma playing on May Day to entertain workers of the New Times Corporation.
 
31. AT THE ABOAKYIR FESTIVAL12/05/2007
BATMAN Samini, Ghana music award’s overall best artiste and other hip life stars were a toast to a huge crowd in Winneba during the recent Aboakyir Festival of the chiefs and people of Effutu.
 
32. ATAA MENSAH, OTHERS HONOURED12/05/2007
THE Society Youth Club of Adabraka has awarded a certificate of merit and a citation to Mr. Ebenezer Lartey, best known as Ataa Mensah of the Ga Drama series at a community awards night held last weekend.
 
33. C.R. wins sixth Second Cycle Festival of Arts12/05/2007
THE Sixth Second Cycle Institutions National Festival of Arts which opened in Sunyani on Monday, April 16, ended on Wednesday April 19 at the Jubilee Park.
 
34. Cultural support fund launched12/05/2007
THE European Community through the European Development Fund (EDF) has provided a grant of 2million Euro (24billion cedis) to Ghana to assist in the development of culture and arts.
 
35. Effutu Celebrate Aboakyer12/05/2007
The chiefs and people of Effutu Traditional Area in the Effutu-Awutu-Senya District of the Central Region at the weekend celebrated their annual Abokyer festival amidst heavy security presence.
 
36. Film on William Wilberforce to premiere at National Theatre12/05/2007
“Amazing Grace”, a movie based on the life of antislavery pioneer, William Wilberforce will premiere at the National Theatre in Accra on Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m.
 
37. MANHYIA rocks to its foundation12/05/2007
“AS a religious festival, Adae is basically to remember the past leaders and heroes, who in a modern sense could be called saints.
 
38. ‘Aboakyir’ losing splendour12/05/2007
“ABOAKYIR”, the once glamorous and grandiose festival of the Effutus that marks their migration from the Western Sudan Empire is fast losing its splendor and gaiety due to a protracted chieftaincy dispute.
 
39. European Development Fund Supports Arts, Culture11/05/2007
The European Development Fund (EDF) has allocated 24 million cedis to the government through the Cultural Initiatives Programme (CISP) project for the development of arts and culture in the country
 
40. Happy Akwasi-day10/05/2007
LAST Sunday’s Akwasidae festival was a unique one.
 
41. AFRICAN GOVERNMENT NOW!10/05/2007
UNTIL the AU summit in Accra in July, I wish to begin by asking readers to reflect on this extract from Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah’s speech at the founding of the organization of African Unity in Addis Ababa on May 25, 1963.
 
42. Do Not Neglect Culture09/05/2007
It covers the basics with clarity and objectivity, defining the roles of the military, the police and the judiciary; distinguishing humanitarian relief from economic stabilization and development, explaining the complexities of governance and democratization.
 
43. NEW POKUASE MANTSE SWEARS OATH08/05/2007
ERIC Busby Quartey-Papafio, Ga West District Chief Executive (DCE), has called on the people of Pokuase to use Ghana’s golden jubilee celebration to unite and forge ahead to develop the area to attract investment.
 
44. President calls for peace in07/05/2007
President John Agyekum Kufour has called for peace and unity among the chiefs and people of the Effutu Traditional Area for the sustenance and preservation of their cultural heritage and development.
 
45. ¢5.6bn fund for Ghana05/05/2007
THE Ghanaian Fund for Cultural Development and exchange has been launched in Accra.
 
46. Ada loses tourism attraction05/05/2007
THE chiefs and people of Ada have lost a vital tourist attraction site at Kunyenya, a village near Big Ada in the Dangme East District of the Greater Accra Region.
 
47. At pre-Homowo festival rituals05/05/2007
Five persons – three children and two women – died in a pandemonium that followed the performance of rites at the Gbese Mantse’s palace in Accra yesterday.
 
48. NEW POKUASE MANTSE OUTDOORED05/05/2007
Nii Oto Kwame 1V, the new Pokuase Mantse, addressing his people at the swearing-in ceremony at Pokuase.
 
49. THE MAKING OF A KING05/05/2007
On July 23, 2005, Peter Tenganabang Nanfuri, retired Inspector-General of Police, was enskinned Paramount Chief of the Jirapa Traditional Area at a private ceremony with only the kingmakers and a few traditional leaders present.
 
50. Asantehene celebrates 57th birthday on Sunday05/05/2007
OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU II, Asantehene would celebrate his 57th birthday on Sunday May 6 at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.
 
51. Involve Queens in selection of chiefs05/05/2007
THE Queen of the Techiman Traditional Area, Nana Afia Abrafi 11, has expressed concern about the way Kingmakers in the various traditional councils have sidelined queens and other female traditional leaders in the selection, installation and enstoolment of chiefs when stools become vacant.
 
52. Catch me if you can at Kyabobo03/05/2007
WHEN I checked my blood pressure during the last Easter, the nurse who had taken my readings looked me sharply in the eye and told me, “Do more exercises!”
 
53. Minister Launches Book on Tradition02/05/2007
The Minister of information and National Orientation, Mr. Kwamena Bartels, has urged Ghanaians, especially the youth to read wide in order not to lose sight of history. That, he said, was necessary for the future and also to help the country.
 
54. MOTHER GHANA02/05/2007
Below are the lyrics of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary song which I composed for the occasion but which the National Planning Committee of Ghana @ 50 did not adopt.
 
55. Areeba supports Aboakyir Festival01/05/2007
In line with its policy to sponsor cultural events which are relevant to the lives of the people,
 
56. Stool disputes pose threat to security01/05/2007
Chieftaincy disputes have been identified as the main threat to local level security and peace in the country.
 
 
   
 
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08/10/2015
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29/09/2015
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07/09/2015
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21/08/2015
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