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May 2007
1. Trokosi practice on the increase30/05/2007
THE Reverned 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.
 
2. Is Boti Falls Dying26/05/2007
THE Boti Falls, located in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region needs urgent attention to save it from total collapse.
 
3. Pomp and Pageantry of Akwasidae26/05/2007
T O every African, festivals hold a special place in everyday life. They are occasions for re-union, remembrance and merry-making.
 
4. 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.
 
5. KOJO BOTSIO25/05/2007
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.
 
6. 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.
 
7. OFY WAS DIVINELY INSPIRED23/05/2007
In January 1972, Colonel I.K. Acheampong, the Commander of 1st Infantry Brigade in the Ghana Army, staged a military coup d’etat and overthrew the government of Professor K.A. Busia and the Progress Party.
 
8. 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.
 
9. 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.
 
10. 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.
 
11. ‘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).
 
12. National Theatre is now free… Chinese govt. writes off debt.19/05/2007
CHINA has written off the construction cost of the National Theatre built in the early 90s as well as other projects.
 
13. 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.
 
14. 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.
 
15. 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.
 
16. On Coming Home (III)15/05/2007
GETTING round in Accra and the rest of Ghana generally is an experience that can be frightening. 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
 
17. 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. Though they are dead, their spirits are supposed to be alive and taking interest in the affairs of the living, watching their doings and consulting with them at Adae,” writes Emmanuel Kingsley Braffi in the pamphlet ’Akwasidae’ and Odwira festivals.
 
18. Do Not Neglect Culture10/05/2007
In recent nation-building operations, culture has been at best an afterthought.
 
19. Happy Akwasi-day!10/05/2007
Last Sunday’s Akwasidae Festival was a unique one. Beside its regular significance as a day set aside for offering libation prayers and thanksgiving to the ancestors, it also marked the 57th Birthday of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the eighth Anniversary celebration of his enstoolment as Asantehene.
 
20. NEW POKUASE MANTSE SWEARS OATH08/05/2007
ERIC Busby Quartey-Papafio, Ga Wet 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.
 
21. 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.
 
22. 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 King makers 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.
 
23. NEW POKUASE MANTSE OUTDOORED05/05/2007
Nii Oto Kwame 1V, the new Pokuase Mantse, addressing his people at the swearing-in ceremony at Pokuase.
 
24. Riot at Gbese Palace05/05/2007
CANISTERS of tear gas and rounds of warning shots yesterday shook the central township of James Town in Accra as a heavily armed police detachment battled rampaging youths over the disputed Gbese Stool.
 
25. 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.
 
26. 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.
 
27. 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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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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