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Feb 2011
1. Avenor gets new chief28/02/2011
The Fiagah of the Avenor Traditional Area in the Akasti District of the Volta Region, Torgbui Dorglo Anumah VI, swearing the oath of allegiance to the people at his installation ceremony.
2. What do Tetteh Quarshie and Steve Jobs have in common28/02/2011
Both Tetteh Quarshie and Steve Jobs share a common history. None of them attained university education. But they sought education in the right way, and pursued their interests relentlessly; and never lost their sense of direction, their goals. Moreover, they sought ways of benefiting the greatest number of people.
3. Lessons from the event -45 years ago28/02/2011
Most Ghanaians were not born when Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown. And many of them were too young to fathom the event and understand what followed. It is therefore natural for many to ask of my reaction when the coup occurred and to no assess events since then.
4. New Caretaker Chief for Achiaman26/02/2011
THE Ga Asere stool, led by the Okyeame, Nii Ashittey Tetteh, has installed a new care-taker chief for Achiaman in the Ga West municipality to replace the chief, Nii Kwartey Adjan 1, who was killed by unknown assassin weeks ago.
5. In Celebration of Black History Month: Less – known participating nations in the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade26/02/2011
AFTER her return from a tour of the Cape Coast Castle re-cently l asked a Chilean journalist whether there are black people in her country, that is, descendants of the many African slaves who were taken there during the period of the trans-Atlantic slave trade as is the case in other South American countries
6. Black History Month Celebrations26/02/2011
The celebration of Black History Month is dedication to the aspirations, resilience, achievements, and contributions of Black people to our shared human civilization. It helps bring to life and focus the culture and heritage of a people whose original habitat is universally acknowledged as the cradle of all human civilizations, and yet have suffered incredible marginalization for no fault of theirs.
7. ‘Musu’ still captivating26/02/2011
The staging last week of Nii Yartey’s old musical drama, ‘Musu-Saga of the Slaves’, enjoyed a surprisingly large patronage. For those who had already watched the film, it was the desire to see it once again, while first time patrons were delighted by the two-hour show.
8. Damba festival ends in Tamale26/02/2011
People from all walks of life thronged the streets leading to the palaces of the Dakpema and the Regent of Gukpegu to take part in the annual Damba festival celebrations in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern Region, this week. Most of the jubilant celebrants dressed in beautiful traditional clothes such as the “Bingmaa,” “kpaakutow” and “Yablli” which are various forms of smocks popularly referred to as Batakari and danced for the appellations and local tunes.
9. Documentary on witches launched26/02/2011
A DOCUMENTARY on the witches of Gambaga, a community of women condemned to live as witches in the Northern Region was launched in Accra this week.
10. What happened to February 28 martyrs26/02/2011
The three, Sergeant Cornelius Fredrick Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, all members of the Gold Coast Regiment of the Royal West African Frontier Force that fought alongside the allied forces during the Second World War, were killed while going to present to petition to the then British Colonial Governor, Sir Gerald Creasy.
11. Chiefs asked to adopt ADR in conflict situations26/02/2011
The Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has urged traditional rulers to adopt alternative dispute resolution approach for amicable settlement of chieftaincy litigation that has retarded development in various parts of the country.
12. Cape Coast26/02/2011
Situated 165 km west of Accra on the Gulf of Guinea with an estimated population of over 70,000 is Cape Coast, the capital of the Central Region of Ghana and the citadel of the Fanti people.
13. Afro-culture Advocates26/02/2011
The CEO of Afro-Culture Organization, a non-profit organization, Mr. Justice Dibson, has said that humanitarian work is not about sourcing funding from donor-agencies and seeking personal wealth through appeals to philanthropist, but by voluntary contribution, kindness and commitment to furthering the cause of the disadvantaged in society.
14. Sir Gordon Guggisberg26/02/2011
A trip down the memory lane of Ghana’s developmental history reveals that historians have minced no words in placing the beginning of Ghana’s development at the doorstep of Sir Gordon Guggisberg, who was described as the greatest of the Governor’s of the Gold Coast.
15. Akpafu marks Iron festival25/02/2011
Ms Akua Sena Dansua, Minister of Tourism has joined the chiefs and people of Akpafu traditional area to celebrate their annual Kawu Katreyi (iron) at Akpafu in the Hohoe District of the Volta Region.
16. The role of women in Ghana’s colonial struggle25/02/2011
LONG before some of us were born to mother Ghana, the struggle for self determination, an arduous and extremely dangerous pursuit, was probably con¬sidered the preserve of the male species.
PROFESSOR Kofi Awooner, Chairman of the Council of State, has launched a book titled Nkrumah for Young Readers in Accra.
18. The Story of Koforidua19/02/2011
Know the origin of Towns
19. Chiefs, Queen mothers, Opinion Leaders schooled on conflicts19/02/2011
CHIEFs, queens and opinion leaders in some selected rural communities in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District (SKCD) of the Eastern Region have ended a capacity building workshop on conflict management.
20. Gomoa Oguaakrom marks Akwambo17/02/2011
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Gomoa East, Mr Kow Panyin Okyere , has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the government to execute its “Better Ghana” agenda to improve their living standards.
At the climax of the Golden Jubilee celebrations marking the creation of the Upper East Region, a colourful durbar was held at Bolgatanga last Saturday.
22. Chieftaincy Ministry prepares line of Succession14/02/2011
A roadmap for the codification of lines of succession in all traditional area to address chieftaincy disputes is expected to be completed next month, Mr. Alex Asum-Ahensah, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, has said.
23. Prez Mills Congratulates Obrempong Ababio12/02/2011
Nii Armah Ashitey, Greater Accra Regional Minister, congratulating Obrempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, James Town (Ngleshie) Mantse on behalf of President J. E. A. Mills.
24. Paper on “CULTURE AND GOVERNANCE”11/02/2011
I would like to express my gratitude to you all for the invitation to join the other stakeholders in a bold exploration on the issues relating to Ghana’s Cultural Policy and its implementation.
Ghana achieved republic status 50 years ago on July 1, setting it as a fully independent nation in Ghana achieved republic status 50 years ago on July 1, setting it as a fully independent nation in the global community of the nations. Many Ghanaians last year could not answer the question of the meaning of republic day. Some took a break to celebrate at jams and beach parties but expressed utter confusion at why Republic Day is a holiday at all.
26. The Cultural Initiatives Support Programme CISP Newsletter09/02/2011
The Cultural Initiatives Support Programme CISP Newsletter
27. Reflections on the chieftaincy Institution09/02/2011
President John Evans Atta Mills, in his New Year message to the nation, declared the year 2011 as the year of action.
28. CISP Finishes Hard in Top Form08/02/2011
The current programme Estimate (PE) or Programme of activities is the last for the CISP, and therefore the activities have been designed either to bring closure to specific lines of activities or in some cases to leave a legacy that can be sustained by other funding or mechanisms. Thus many of the activities under PE4 are structured with the logic to “wrap up” preceding activities under previous PEs, or leave a legacy of the Programme. This has been discussed with consultants who helped to design activities in the past and who are most likely to conduct the final round of activities.
29. Akyem Asene Zongo gets new chief08/02/2011
he Dagomba Chief in the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, Chief Alhaji Sulemana Ademu, has stressed the The Dagomba Chief in the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, Chief Alhaji Sulemana Ademu, has stressed the need for chiefs not only to lead exemplary lives, but also offer inspirational leadership to sustain the confidence of their subjects.
30. Okyenhene honours Ofosu-Ampofo04/02/2011
The chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council will hold a farewell durbar for Mr. Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, former Eastern Regional Minister and now Minister of Local Government and Rural Development at the forecourt of Ofori Panin Fie Kyebi on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 10:00 am.
31. Africans advised to safeguard own culture03/02/2011
The vice Chancellor of University of Education, Winneba, Prof. Akwasi Asabere – Ameyaw, has called on Africans to adopt and re-activate various cultural mechanisms which helped their ancestors to protect, maintain and develop the environment.
32. Let save our culture02/02/2011
OUR culture, are we on track or going contrary? I ask myself this question because for some time now what we see on TV and hear on radio seem to go contrary to our culture.
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