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Nov 2007
1. Descending the sacred mountain30/11/2007
A PART of history teaches that before they settle in the Krobo Mountains about 400 years ago, the people of Krobo migrated from Sameh in Northern Nigeria.
2. HANNAH CUDJOE30/11/2007
MRS. HANNAH CUDJOE (nee Dadson) was a household name in the mid 50s and early 60s because she was popularly known for her campaign against nudity in certain parts of the country. She was also the first woman to set up day nurseries and day care centers throughout the country. She was among the first women political activists and agitators for independence.
3. 3 cheers for Chiraa Ohemaa29/11/2007
Three years on a stool as Queenmother may not be an occasion for celebration in many traditional communities but for the people of Chiraa in the Brong Ahafo Region, it was a worthy event for a worthy Queenmother.
4. 'Who is Who' in29/11/2007
Until the recent Ghana Jubilee edition of the National Festival of Arts and Culture in Kumasi, businessman Sammy Williams was still not sure of his effort to produce statues and busts of prominent Ghanaians and other world leaders was being appreciated in high government circles.
5. What ado about tourism?29/11/2007
For years now, the authorities have siezed the opportunity offered by any occasion to drum home a commitment to making tourism the country’s highest foreign exchange earner in the shortest time possible.This stems from the realization that elsewhere in the world, countries continue to reap fortunes from their tourism. As a matter of fact, forward looking countries lose no opportunity to turn tourism into money through the judicious management of nature-endowed gifts that translate into tourism attractions.
6. College for Ghanaian Traditional Rulers?28/11/2007
A CHIEF or a Traditional Ruler is a “a person, who, hailing from the appropriate family and lineage, has been validly nominated elected or selected and enstooled, enskinned or installed as a Chief or Queen in accordance with the relevant customary law and usage”. No person with circumstances that do not comply with the requirements of the above definition of a chief or a traditional ruler by the Ghana 1992 Constitution is qualified to be a chief.
7. Adoagyiri gets new Chief27/11/2007
A 63-YEAR-OLD businessman based in Vancouver, Canada, Mr. George Nana Twum, has been enstooled Chief of Aboagyiri, near Nsawam in the Akuapem South District in the Eastern Region, and given the stool name Nana Oko Anadjo Afutu Dompreh II.
8. The Nkroful, Teleko-Bokazo, Anwiah mining dispute- a review27/11/2007
Goegraphically, the Nkroful, Teleku – Bokazo and Anwiah towns in the Nzema-East District of the Western Region have some things in common. They share the river Subre which stretches from a source in the far away bush of Anwiah. This is the very river near which the late President Nkrumah’s abode used to be until the military junta that overthrew him destroyed it.
9. Resource Chieftaincy institution26/11/2007
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Nana Sarpong, who is a lawyer, stressed the fact that the 1992 Constitution was the embodiment of the soul of the nation used to govern the affairs of the nation. “The guarantee of the chieftaincy institution under the constitution is a major statement of policy, that is not made in a vacuum”, he stressed.
10. The female Chief called Nana Kofi Abuna V24/11/2007
Some of the citizens The Mirror spoke to spoke favourably of their chief. According to them, Nana Abuna is an inspiration. “She goes to the extent of providing uniforms, shoes, and also makes sure that the children are in the classroom”.
11. Asian-African writers' marvellous encounter24/11/2007
It is seen as the first step towards an extensive cultural-diplomatic exchange through literature and the creation of a worldwide network that will lead to the establishment of a publication market by the two continents.
12. Second African Folk Music Festival launched in Accra24/11/2007
The festival was instituted by the University of Ghana’s Department of Archaeology and the Legon Archeology Students Association last year.
13. Pawa holds annual lecture24/11/2007
Professor Femi Osofisan, the Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) Vice President for West Africa, says there is the need for African leaders to go beyond meetings and summits on the proposed one African state in order to see to its realization in the possible shortest time.
14. Nkrumah’s atheism and materialism in Ghana22/11/2007
IN the article “Kwame Nkrumah Misfounded Ghana” (Daily Graphic, October 25 and 29, 2007) we discussed Nkrumah’s Consciencism, especially his theories on Matter as Causation, and Categorical Conversion.
15. Misinformations in slave trade history21/11/2007
Apart from the problem of communication and competence of the primary sources of information, cultural differences and racism may account for misinformation on the trade.
16. Traditional initiatives in education(1-2)21/11/2007
What has not been documented is the critical role played by traditional authorities in all stages of the development of modern education in this country, and the challenges posed by the interaction between traditional and western ideas. It would be appropriate for us to remember that we had our system of traditional education before the inception of western education. You are aware that history was taught by oral tradition transmitted by court historians or other experts in culture. The exposition of custom, law and general values was provided at the palace by the linguist or other learned elders. Children clustered around the fire or in the court-yard for appropriate instructions by elders or repositories of knowledge
17. Culture identifies and defines us20/11/2007
CULTURE is the glue that holds a people together as an identifiable group. In 200, Lawrence E. Harrison and Samuel P. Huntington edited a book with the title Culture Matters – How Values Shape Human Progress. One of the articles in their book points out: “Attitudes, values, and beliefs that constitute culture play an unquestionable role in human behaviour and progress”.
18. Yilos display unique culture at festival20/11/2007
Hundreds of people wearing beads with matching traditional apparel filled the vast lorry park at Somanya, with some scouring for space at near-by buildings and on trees. By midday, the chiefs of the various divisions of the Yilo state had started arriving in well ornamented palanquins to the applause of the crowd
19. Let's tackle modern slavery19/11/2007
The seminar brings together Catholic Bishops from Africa and Europe to brainstorm the effects of slavery on the continent and how to find solutions to the challenges the trade poses to the continent and how to reconcile and solidarise with the people.
20. Brazilian House for Ga Mashie19/11/2007
Ghana's relationship with Brazil has been strengthened with the rehabilitation of the heart of Ga Mashie to be used as an exhibition centre and a coffee shop. It has been named the Brazilian House.
21. 'Pay attention to historical sites19/11/2007
“The situation as it is now in some of the districts is very sad because very important historical and interesting sites that could have generated revenue for the assemblies have not only been left to the mercy of the weather but their surroundings are also unkempt”, the general manager noted.
22. Koreans urged to learn Ghanaian culture, customs19/11/2007
THE Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Ghana, Mr. Wi Keyei-Chul, has called on Koreans in Ghana, to recognize and learn about the culture and customs of Ghanaians to enhance the peaceful co-existence of the two peoples.
23. Peace returns to Ekumfi Edumafa19/11/2007
PEACE has returned to Ekumfi Edumafa in the Central Region following the settlement of a two-year-old misunderstanding between the Chief of the town, Otwaesa Edumadze VII, and a section of the people.
24. Aku Sika comes to the cinema17/11/2007
THE Ghana@50 Secretariat continues the Ghanaian theatre Classics series at the National Theatre with Martin Owusu’s ECRAG Award-winning play, The legend of Aku Sika from November 22 to November 25, including a matinee performance for children on Saturday 24.
25. Williiam Ofori-Atta16/11/2007
In October 1979 Mr. Ofori Atta was appointed chairman of the Council of State of the Third Republic. He held this post until Dr. Limann’s government was overthrown on December 31, 1981. He thereafter devoted himself as a full time evangelist, traveling all over the country to spread the word of God. He became a very strong member of Gideon International and many other religious bodies. His maker called him to eternity in 1988.
26. Regions showcase goodies at NAFAC15/11/2007
Performances by the various regions whose respective Regional Minister were present with other dignitaries were present with other dignitaries were superb but it sadly did not reflect in the patronage. That situation could partly be blamed on poor publicity for the programme. The situation of the Cultural Centre grounds where the event was held did not help the festival
27. But exhibitors moan low patronage15/11/2007
From all the four corners of the country came the exhibitors who converged at the Centre for National Culture (CNC) with their products, hoping that they would take full advantage of the festival to market them.After the 10 days that the festival ran, the exhibitors were disappointed because their desire to make some good sales remained mere dreams.
28. Gomoa Akyempim Chief protest new district capital14/11/2007
The Omanhene on behalf of the chiefs and people expressed appreciation to the President for the creation of the new Gomoa East District but vehemently expressed their dissatisfaction about the siting of the capital at Gomoa Afransi.
29. Queemother of Techiman honoured13/11/2007
A model Senior High School for girls is to be built at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region and named after the Nana Afia Abrafi II, Queenmother of the Techiman Traditional area.
30. Modernise laws, cultural practices13/11/2007
THE National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has urged the government and all relevant stakeholders to modernize laws and cultural practices that inhibit the advancement of women
31. ‘Culture clashes with laws on child protection’13/11/2007
THE issue of culture clashing with the laws of the land in respect of the protective rights of the child took centre stage at a meeting organized by the Ghana NGO coalition on the Rights of the Child.
32. The story behind the Sesemi Museum13/11/2007
THE inauguration on October 11, of the Community Museum at Sesemi village near Abokobi and Pantang, by Ghanaian and Danish officials and scholars (Ghanaian Times October 13) has added an interesting itinerary for tourists in the country, especially those trailing the trans-Atlantic Slave Route.
33. Rawlings speaks on Anlo crisis13/11/2007
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has blamed the government for the chieftaincy dispute in the Anlo Traditional area.
34. Trust gears for heritage conservation07/11/2007
The formal launch of the 10th anniversary programme and fund-raising project of the Ghana Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT) took place in Accra on Monday. The GHCT is a non-governmental, non-profit organization set up in 1996 to promote the preservation and conservation of Ghana’s historic monuments and sites.
35. Chieftaincy research committees unable to combat conflicts07/11/2007
In line with article 270 (1) of our constitution, various bodies were established to safeguard the customs and traditions of the chieftaincy institution. These are the Traditional Councils, Regional Houses of Chiefs and the National House of Chiefs elected from each region. However, in a region where there are fewer than five Paramount Chiefs, that region shall elect such number of Divisional Chiefs as shall make up the required representation of chiefs for the region. These bodies were authorized (even though not explicitly stated) to set up research committees to perform the
36. Nananom's progress07/11/2007
Chieftaincy is generally touted as perhaps the most significant and enduring repository and representation of our customs and traditions. There appears to be much evidence to buttress such assertion. This is the reason why foreign visitors to Ghana seek to know why the institution still persists, and what it does for citizens of the country
37. Chiefs must help to stop chainsaw operators06/11/2007
Traditional rulers have been urged to co-operate in clamping down on the activities of illegal chainsaw operators who have been depleting the country’s forest cover.
38. The International writers day06/11/2007
The significance of the Day, November 7, every year, is to bring writers together to deliberate on issues, taking stock of their activities to see where they have fallen short, so they can make amends and work together towards a common goal.
39. Prof. Ali Mazrui calls on PAWA Secretary-General06/11/2007
Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned panafricanist and the director of the institute of global culture studies, has presented some of his highly regarded books including his latest, “A Tale of Two Africans,” to the Secretary-General of the Pan African Writers’ Association?(PAWA), Prof. Atukwei Okai.
40. 20 Traditional leaders end training05/11/2007
The programme was organized by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD) in collaboration with its partners to build the capacities of traditional leaders including queens to provide effective and efficient leadership for the development of their people.
41. Anlo chieftaincy crisis: Police neutrality questioned05/11/2007
The conduct of the police during the recent disturbances in Anloga over the alleged installation of Francis Nyonyo Agboada as Awoamefia of the Anloga traditional area has triggered mixed reactions.
42. NAFAC with a difference03/11/2007
THIS year’s National Festival of Arts and culture (NAFAC) has taken off at the Centre for National Culture in Kumasi, under the theme, “50-years of Cultural Integration and National Development”.
43. Nov.7 at Ato Austin Garden03/11/2007
THE nation has been thrown an open invitation. It is an invitation from the people of Cape Coast, Elmina and the adjoining towns in the Central region to sample what has been described as “nearly forgotten” Fante cuisine”.
44. 'For your grandpa'03/11/2007
THE Akuafo (farmers) Hall of the University of Ghana, Legon, at the weekend rolled out a spectacular show of dance, music, culture and military colours to honour one of the most distinguished sons of Ghana, Tetteh Quarshie
45. NAFAC 200703/11/2007
A TRADITIONAL food bazaar will be held this morning as part of activities lined up for this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
46. Colour marks opening of NAFAC in Kumasi03/11/2007
Dubbed the Jubilee Festival, NAFAC 2007 was held at the main park of the CNC and attracted good patronage, including the Anglican Bishop of the Kumasi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Yinka Sarfo, who arrived early enough for the programme and waited patiently for the programme to get underway.
47. Culture clashes with laws on child protection03/11/2007
The issue of culture clashing with the laws of the land in respect of the protective rights of the child took centre stage at a meeting organized by the Ghana NGO coalition on the Rights of the Child. “When the laws of the land clash with culture, the laws of the land must supersede culture”.
48. ‘No Time To Die’03/11/2007
KING AMPAW’s ‘No Time To die’ which was premiered in Spain in May this year at the fourth Pan African Music Festival hits the Screens simultaneously in Stuttgart, Bayern, Frankfurt and Wursberg all in Germany, today.
49. Oziioza making band waves03/11/2007
Oziioza new gospel band is set to make waves as it embarks on a nationwide tour to perform in the various regions.
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