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Jun 2007
1. Female genital mutilation and other matters (2)30/06/2007
DEAREST Dora, Immediately, one of the seven elders responsible for justice rose up with a calabash filled with water in one hand. As he spoke, he poured the water onto the ground.
2. 500 Windows Protest Against Windows Rite30/06/2007
OVER 500 widows in the Talensi Nabdam District in the Upper East Region, have petitioned the chiefs and the district assembly to review obnoxious widowhood rites, that make women lose their dignity.
3. Upper East Widows Cry Out30/06/2007
OVER 500 widows in the Talensi Nabdam District in the Upper East Region have protested against their inhuman treatment in the name of widowhood rites.
4. End Black Slavery in Arab Lands28/06/2007
THE Global African Civil Society Organisations (GACSO) on Tuesday urged the African Union to use its upcoming conference in Accra as a platform to end black slavery in Arab lands before the Continent embarks on the “United States of Africa” agenda.
5. ‘End black slavery in Arab lands’27/06/2007
THE Global African Civil Society Organisations (GACSO) on Tuesday urged the African Union to use its upcoming conference in Accra as a platform to end black slavery in Arab lands before the Continent embarks on the “United States of Africa” agenda.
6. Let us address negative practices in our culture – S.K. Boafo27/06/2007
Mr. Sampson Kwaku Boafo, Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, has called on all Ghanaians to collaborate in efforts to address negative practices associated with the nation’s culture.
7. La-Nkwantanang Chiefs protest26/06/2007
THE Chiefs and people of La-Nkwantanang and Agbogba in the Greater Accra Region have expressed shock at the decision of government to return 40 per cent of an undeveloped parcel of land at Legonman also known as REDCO to Mr. Teodoro Martz Montero.
8. Slave trade – Bait for Diasporans26/06/2007
THE re-enactment of the inhumane transatlantic slave trade which took place 400 years ago has the potential of evoking emotions of affected generations living in the Diasporans for them to embark on annual pilgrimage to their ancestral land
9. ‘Ghanaians must project nation’s image’25/06/2007
THE Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, has called on Ghanaians to place premium on handicraft works in order to project the image of the country’s culture.
10. ACRAG Presents Jubilee Awards23/06/2007
A NUMBER of people who have contributed to the Arts in Ghana, are to be honoured by the Arts Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (AGRAG) at a special Ghana@50 awards ceremony in Accra.
11. Culture and Arts need attention23/06/2007
QUITE recently, it was reported in the press that, the European community through the European Development Fund (EDF), has provided a grant of 2 million Euros (¢24 billion) to Ghana to assist in the development of culture and arts. Indeed, this is gladdening news, as far as the promotion and development of culture and the arts in the country are concerned.
12. District raises Contingent for cultural festival23/06/2007
THE Ghana Education Service (GES) has organized cultural festivals for basic schools at six centres to raise a contingent for a district festival to be held at Breman Kontanase in Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District in the Central Region on June 28 and 29 2007.
13. Priest Swerves Chief Over Pot of Gold23/06/2007
Consequently, when a new chief is installed in any Akan society, he or she is made to swear an oath indicating that the new ruler would not only protect the wealth of the family, town or the traditional area, he or she also pledges to add to the treasures of his traditional authority.
14. Regatta Festival kicks off July 323/06/2007
A National Regatta Festival being organized as part of this year’s Edina Bakatue Festival and Ghana’s 50th Anniversary celebration kicks off at Elmina on Tuesday, July 3.
15. Shai Hills, a Unique Forest Reserve23/06/2007
TODAY we feature one of the rarest forest reserves in Ghana.
16. I will restore the nation to culture of hardwork22/06/2007
MR. Kwabena Agypong, a Presidential hopeful of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has promised to restore Ghana to the culture of hard work if given the mandate to lead the country in the 2008 poll.
17. Volta Regional House of Chiefs congratulates new Chief Justice22/06/2007
THE Volta Regional House of Chiefs has congratulated Mrs. Justice Georgina Wood on her appointment as the first woman chief Justice of Ghana.
18. “The marriage of Anansewa” at National Theatre21/06/2007
UNDER the auspices of the Ghana @ 50 Secretariat, the Marriage of Anansewa will be performed at the National theatre from July 27 to 29, at 7.30pm each night.
19. Ghana- U.S. @ 50: Looking Back, Moving Forward19/06/2007
The U.S.Embassy and Fisk University Jubilee Singers present a concert in celebration of Ghana's Golden Jubilee - July 5,2007, 6:00-7:00 pm at the National Theatre, Accra.
20. Sewua Chieftaincy Affairs19/06/2007
Please permit me to make the following observation about a shinning example for Ghanaians, and especially Asantes to emulate.
21. Create structures to enable individuals to develop economically – Okyenhene16/06/2007
AMOTIA Ofori Panin, Okyenhene, has called for the creating of structures that would enable individuals to easily mobilize the large natural assets available and turn them into economic resources for development.
22. The Kente Cloth and the symbolic Quilt of Nationhood16/06/2007
GHANA at independence, fifty years ago, was made up of four (4) provinces, namely the Northern Territories, Ashanti, the Colonies and the Trans Volta Togo land, and to day, this has grown into ten regions which embrace over sixty dialect groups, which also come under about seven broad languages or categories
23. Tamale Holds Forum on Emancipation16/06/2007
ALHAJI Adam Y.B. Ibrahim, deputy Director of Ghana Education Service (GES), has called on Africans to discard negative perception about the continent.
24. Volta’s Best Guide welcomes Tourists16/06/2007
The Volta Region abounds in many tourist sites most of which are located in areas tourists can visit and return to their homes the same day.
25. GHANA@50: The Kente Cloth and the symbolic Quilt of Nationhood16/06/2007
GHANA at independence, fifty years ago, was made up of four (4) provinces, namely the Northern Territories, Ashanti, the Colonies and the Trans Volta Togo land, and to day, this has grown into ten regions which embrace over sixty dialect groups, which also come under about seven broad languages or categories;
26. Nyong installs new chief14/06/2007
THE former Managing Director of Ghana Oil Company Limited, Lt. Col. Abdullai Ibrahim (rtd), has been installed Regent of Nyong, a farming community in the Karaga District of the Northern Region, under the skin name Ghanlana.
27. Emancipation Day held in Tamale12/06/2007
ALHAJI Adam Y. B. Ibrahim, deputy director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), has urged Africans to discard negative perceptions towards the continent.
28. Film makers honoured09/06/2007
Two eminent filmmakers, Mr. John Akomfrah of Ghana and St. Clair Bourne of the United States of America, whose works continue to blaze the trail of Pan African Filmmaking, have been honoured at the on-going Second Annual Pan-African Real Life Documentary Festival in Accra.
29. Ghanaians celebrate Ghana @50 in Toronto09/06/2007
THE Ghanaian Canadian Association of Ontario (GCAO) has organized a big dinner and dance in Toronto as part of the activities to mark Ghana’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.
THE Mamponteng Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church choir emerged the overall winners in a choral music competition held at Mamponteng in the Kwabre district on Sunday.
31. New Akrade launches 50th Anniversary of re-settlement07/06/2007
THE Chiefs and people of New Akrade in the Asuogyaman district of the Eastern Region last Saturday, launched the 50th anniversary celebration of their re-settlement.
32. Why Nkrumaists may never find lasting unity (1)07/06/2007
IRONICALLY, the NLC regime which replaced the one-party state, CPP government in Ghana in 1966, could be said to have done Nkrumaists a favour by issuing a decree banning the use of the name ‘Nkrumah’ and ‘CPP to form political parties.
33. Help accelerate development – Chiefs urged06/06/2007
THE Paramount chief of Likpe Traditional Area, Okaple Soglo Alloh IV, has advised newly installed Chiefs not to be taken in by the euphoria surrounding their installation and lord it over their people.
34. Ga Paramount Stool’s Homowo message06/06/2007
THE office of Ga Paramount Stool Dzaase has sent a message of peace of all Ga Mashie people for the quiet observance of the ban on drumming and noise making towards this year’s Homowo.
35. National Regatta festival launched06/06/2007
THE National Regatta Festival has been launched at a ceremony in Elmina.
36. Osu lifts ban on noise-making06/06/2007
The Chiefs and people of Osu in Accra on Friday performed rites to signify the lifting of the ban on noise-making.
37. Help accelerate development – Chiefs urged05/06/2007
THE Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area, Okaple Soglo Alloh IV, has advised newly installed Chiefs not to be taken in by the euphoria surrounding their installation and lord it over their people.
Emancipation Day 2007 / Joseph Project
39. The family – Is it making or unmaking society?05/06/2007
May 15 was the International Day of the Family and it is pertinent to take a look at the Ghanaian family in particular, to see if it is really helping to create the kind of society we envisage.
40. OAU01/06/2007
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