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May 2008
1. No need to bar chiefs from politics29/05/2008
The Co-ordinator of the Third World Network-Africa, dr Yao Graham, has challenged an aspect of the constitution that debars chiefs from participating in partisan politics, saying it is a denial of their rights.
2. Chief advises youth against unsafe abortion29/05/2008
According to the Tema Mantse Nii Adjei Krakue II the increasing rate of unsafe abortion in the Manhean community is of great concern to the traditional authority because the lifes of women and girls are endangered.
3. Chief sets up fund for Catholic University29/05/2008
Mr. Baffour-Awuah said this at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of Nana Tabiri Ampem Kyeremeh II, “the Sanaahene Scholarship scheme to help needy students who excel at the Faculty of Public Health and Allied Science at the Catholic University College at Fiapre.
4. Cosga Board sues 'concerned groups'28/05/2008
Five members of the Board of Directors of the Copyright Society of Ghana have filed a writ at an Accra High Court against three persons who describe themselves as concerned members of the Copyright Society of Ghana (COSGA) for libel through a publication and discussion of a purported petition of alleged concerned members dated April 21.
5. KAS promises support for cultural development28/05/2008
The Resident Director of the Konrad Adenauer Siftung (KAS), Klaus D. Loetzer, has said that KAS will continue to work with the Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF) and the Ghana National Commission on Culture (GNCC) to harness cultural values of the country.
6. Anlos in Kumasi form peace Commision27/05/2008
The revered chieftaincy institution that is supposed to unite the people and galvanise them to make the development of their various traditional areas and towns the focal points of their energies and resources, has over the years taken on a rather negative image and sapping the energies and resources of everybody.
7. Meeting over Dagbon dispute adjourned27/05/2008
The committee of Eminent Chiefs mediating in the Dagbon chieftaincy dispute has adjourned its meeting with the Abudus and Andanis for two weeks.
8. Abudus to perform rites at gravside26/05/2008
The Committee of Eminent Chiefs mediating in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis has recommended that the Abudus faction should be grant access to only the royal cemetery (Katina) located in the Gbewaa palace for them to perform some funeral rites in connection with the funeral of the late Naa Mahamadu Abudulai, Ya-Na
9. Workshop on culture and MDGs held26/05/2008
The second zonal workshop on culture and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has ended in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region with a call on the participants to carry the dialogue in the communities, among people at the grassroots for a better understanding of the demands of MDGs put on culture and how through culture the goals of the MDGs can be achieved.
10. Forum held on peace in 3 Northern Regions26/05/2008
Participants in a forum for peace in the three northern regions have entreated the government to draw a clear cut policy on the specific use to which the proposed Northern Ghana Development Fund (NGDF) will be put.
11. How conflicts hurt Tourism24/05/2008
Even though Ghana has positioned itself to lead West Africa in tourism through the careful cultivation of a tourism-led socio-economic development, things may not be so because in the tourism generating market, potential visitors are increasingly seeing Ghana as a hotspot for bloody social conflicts
12. Northern chiefs urged to resolve disputes24/05/2008
Dr Asiri Abudu, a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has advocated a joint meeting of the three houses of chiefs in the Northern regions to coordinate policies and find solutions to common problems.
13. Department intensifies education against cultural practices24/05/2008
The Brong Zhao Regional Directorate of the Department of women has initiated an intensive education in support of the fight against cultural practices that impinge on the rights of vulnerable groups, especially women and children in the region.
14. Dubois celebrates with music and art24/05/2008
Music will play a major part in how the W.E.B Dubois Memorial Center for Pan African Culture in Accra marks this year’s Africa Unity (A.U) day. A Pan-African Bands Festival and Competition has been lined up by the center, along side an art exhibition showcasing paintings and sculpture by acclaimed Ghanaian and Nigerian artists, to mark AU Day which is celebrated throughout the continent every year on May 25.
15. African film-makers to show their best in Accra24/05/2008
Thirty-four film-makers from Africa and Accra from May 31 to June 6 to showcase the best of their documentary films, free of charge.
16. Journalists to acquire skills in culture reporting24/05/2008
The first in a series of training workshops aimed at polishing the skills and capability of mid-career and junior level journalist engaged in reporting on culture in the country begins today at Akosombo.
17. Cultural Festival to mark A.U Day24/05/2008
The W.E.B Du Bois Memorial Center for African Culture, in collaboration with Azonko Synchronization limited, a musical group has put together a five day cultural festival to mark this year’s African Unity Day, celebrated tomorrow.
18. Nationwide Brass Band competition launched24/05/2008
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture has launched a competition among the various brass band groups across the country to promote and build public interest in brass band music.
19. Have Africans any historical links with Egypt?22/05/2008
I read with interest Kobby Asmah’s article, captioned Africans have a stake in Israel, in which he made us aware that Black Africans are intricately connected to the people of Israel, but the question that I kept pondering over was: “And what about Egypt”?
20. Ghanains urged to sustain prevailing peace22/05/2008
Speaking during the celebration of Akwasidae at his place in Koforidua last Sunday, Daasebre Oti Boateng said, “ The tenets of good democracy, such as freedom of movement, speech, association and religion are all values that we should cherish and make a conscious effort to protect.”
21. Religious leaders urged to help eliminate outmoded customs20/05/2008
The Minister of Women and Children’s Affairs (MOWAC), Hajia Alima Mahama, has called on religious leaders to speak out against outmoded customary practices which impinge negatively on development in the country.
22. Otumfuo destools Mim Chief19/05/2008
One of the chiefs who swore the oath of allegiance to the “Golden Stool” more than 20 years ago, Nana Appiah Kusi Brempong II, has been barred by the Asanteman Council from holding himself as Omanhene of Mim in the Brong Ahafo Region.
23. Let's appreciate the Agbogbomefia19/05/2008
The government should also support these chiefs in whatever way so that others who spend their time, energy and resources in unnecessary litigation would emulate them.
24. Chiefs urged to be neutral17/05/2008
Osabarima Antwi Agyei V, Chief of the Okadjakron in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region has advised traditional rulers in the events leading to the election 2008 to preserve the country’s peace, unity and stability.He also asked chiefs to avoid meddling in active politics as stipulated in the 1992 constitution, particularity this election period, to preserve the dignity and sanity of chieftaincy
25. Excellent woman on display17/05/2008
The event which was neither a competition nor a beauty pageant was to create a platform to showcase the 10 women representatives from the various regions chosen on basis of their contribution to the society. Madam Kassesey has helped in training the youth in the Upper East in basket weaving and painting. The representatives were awarded for their outstanding performances in their various communities.
26. Women of excellence honoured17/05/2008
Ten women who have reached out and made a difference in the lives of others were last Friday honoured at a ceremony at the National Theatre.
27. Herbalist commends government for traditional herbal practice10/05/2008
The Director of Aponkye Memorial Clinic at Tema Community 5, Dr Senior Paapa has commended the government for its strenuous efforts to bring traditional medicine into the limelight.
28. Church, traditional authorities clash over the site for shrine08/05/2008
Tension is brewing between the traditional authorities and members of the Assemblies of God Church in Aflao over the siting of a shrine at the entrance to the church while traditional authorities claim that the place is the original abode of the shrine, the church insist that the siting of the shrine there is a provocative act, since it has acquired the land for the church and school projects.
29. Ga chiefs attend Homowo School08/05/2008
The Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, Mrs. Oboshie Sai Coffie, has called on traditional leaders to sensitize their people to the need to maintain peace and stability during and after the December general election
30. Respect and protect chieftaincy07/05/2008
Nana Kwodwo Eduakwa V, Chief of Atonkwa Elmina, Last Wednesday reiterated the need for Ghanaians to respect and protect the chieftaincy institution, since it is a integral part of the nations cultural heritage.
31. Chiefs adopt measure to promote education06/05/2008
The Tema Traditional Council has banned the operation of video board games at Tema Manhean as part of measures to improve the poor performance of pupils and students in the schools.
32. New Yoruba community chief in Kumasi06/05/2008
The Yoruba community in Kumasi has installed a new Chief, Mallam Rufai Aliyu Alao, 47, a Moslem cleric of Kumasi.
33. Efutus celebrate Aboakyre festival05/05/2008
The people of the Efutu Traditional Area celebrated their annual Aboakyer Festival with a call from President J.A Kufour to them bury their differences and take advantage of the elevation of Winneba to a municipal status to develop the area.
34. Komenahene marks 25th anniversary05/05/2008
The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. Sampson K Boafo, has appealed to traditional rulers to encourage all members of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to re-register, even if they did not use up their benefits in the past.
35. Woman, 59, fined for mourning dead goat03/05/2008
The 59-year-old widow, Beatrice Odonkor, who was reported to have mourned the death of her dead goat four weeks ago, has been fined by the traditional leadership at New Akrade near Akosombo.
36. Arts contests for German learners03/05/2008
More than 200 students learning German will gather at 9.00a.m at the Geothe-Institut in Accra on Thursday, May 8 to sing, recite poems, act plays, tell stories and showcase their creative writing skills in a competition to mark the First National German Cultural Festival in the country.
37. Mauritania enjoys Hewale music03/05/2008
Enthusiastic music fans in Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital, last week joined the Hewale Sounds neo-traditional music group from Ghana to celebrate rich Ghanaian indigenous rhythms with cheers, whistles and nonstop dancing
38. Likpe-Kukurantumi gets new chief03/05/2008
The people in the Hohoe municipality now have a chief, after almost 20 years of controversies about who should occupy the vacant seat after death of the previous chief
39. Alavanyo queen inspires schools in deprived areas03/05/2008
The Queen of the Alavanyo Traditional Area, Mamaga Ametor Ogyeahorhor II has challenged educational institutions in the deprived parts of the country not to see their conditions as a handicap but instead that should spur them on to become agents change and development.
40. Hewale holds workshop in Niger03/05/2008
An interactive workshop between members of the Ghanaian neo-traditional group, Hewale Sounds, and 20 Nigerien musicians ended last week in the Nigerien capital of Niamey.
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