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Sep 2007
1. 1st Female MD of Barclays in Africa29/09/2007
LIKE most Ghanaians who have followed the success path being cut by Barclays Bank of Ghana, the Spectator has not failed to be impressed with the bank’s performance. When we looked closer, we saw a woman at the top. We were not surprised: for us it was the continuation of a trend in a world where women are taking over the presidency of their countries.
2. The Mampong Centre29/09/2007
ON the Akwapim ridge, precisely at Mampong, lies a treasure trove, whose contents are as old as the ages and have breathed life into all species of humankind.
3. How to make Ministry of chieftaincy and Culture effective29/09/2007
WHEN the government created the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture last year, it assumed the full responsibility of promoting and developing Ghana’s culture.
4. Twi for the library29/09/2007
SOME of our musicians may be doing well singing in Twi but the spelling of song titles on their albums is appalling. The same awful practice can be noticed on commercial motor vehicles.
5. Promote community-based tourism – Dapaah29/09/2007
THE Minister of Lands, Forestry and Mines, Ms. Esther Obeng Dapaah, has advocated an elaborate programme to promote community-based tourism to include local women in the country.
6. Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah27/09/2007
A South African lady claims that Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, first President of the Republic of Ghana, Africa’s Man of the Millennium, proposed marriage to her. From all account if this lady had said yes, there would have been no Fathia in the official history of Ghana. She, however, turned down Nkrumah’s proposal. She claims that Kwame Nkrumah later disclosed this to three people closest to him, namely Ayeh Kumi, Prof. Dei Annang and (surprise-surprise) Fathia.
7. Agona District to revive brass band music26/09/2007
A Special programme to re-launch brass band music and help popularize it in the Agona District in the Central Region will take place at the Bom Dwen Hotel in Swedru on Sunday.
8. Ave-Havi launches Dev. Fund26/09/2007
AVE-HAVI, a town in the Akatsi District of the Volta Region, has launched a ¢2, billion fund-raising in aid of the construction of a palace and a community centre.
9. Tourism – How have we fared?26/09/2007
TOURISM can be said to be one of the most dynamic motivations of the emerging global economy.
10. Find remote cause of Konkomba26/09/2007
THE General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Asiedu Nketia, has called on the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) to, as a matter of urgency, conduct full-scale investigations into the recent Konkomba-Bimoba-Yunyoo District.
11. Ghana @ 50 NAFAC slated for Nov 126/09/2007
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture will organize the Golden Jubilee version of the National Festival Arts and Culture (NAFAC) in Kumasi between November 1 and 10, this year.
12. Two trapped to death at Kpone26/09/2007
TWO persons died in a pit of about 70 feet deep at Kpone, near Tema, yesterday when they went underground to mine stones for sale to contractors.
13. Bimoba-Kokomba conflict26/09/2007
THE Bimoba Student Union (BISU), a student union in the Bunkpurugu-Yanyoo District, wish to appeal to the chiefs, opinion leaders and people of the District and Timbale in particular to let peace reign in the area.
14. 2 Chiefs released25/09/2007
THE Northern Regional Police Command, has released the two sub-chiefs arrested last week in connection with the armed conflict between Konkombas and Bimobas in the Bukpurugu/Yooyou District.
15. Two Chiefs detained22/09/2007
THE Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has arrested two chiefs to help in investigations, following clashes between Konkombas and Bimobas at the Jimbali Market in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District.
16. To crown David22/09/2007
School from Form-One to Upper-Six. For the Sixth Form, he read Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
17. Akuapem Odwira starts October 122/09/2007
THE Chiefs and People of Akuapem in the Eastern Region will begin the celebration of their Ghana @ 50 Odwira Festival 2007 from October 1-14.
18. Okyehene ‘KING’22/09/2007
IT will be one of the proudest moments in the life of actor David Dontoh when he mounts the stage at the National Theatre in Accra next week to receive a coveted world prize from a distinguished Ghanaian King.
19. Land charges too high – Chief22/09/2007
THE Mamfehene and Kyidomhene of the Akuapen Traditional Area, expressed concern over the high charges in land transactions which, he said, inhibited people from formalizing their land acquisition with land agencies.
20. S A Barbecue day in Accra22/09/2007
A SLICE of contemporary South African Culture will be played out in Accra tomorrow as citizens of the rainbow nation in Ghana gather to celebrate Heritage. Day and also partake in the favourite South African social custom tagged ‘Braai’.
21. Chiefs urged to monitor relief items distribution22/09/2007
MR. ERNEST Akubour Debrah, Minister of Food and Agriculture, has urged chiefs to monitor the distribution of relief items to flood victims in the affected areas.
22. Violence against men goes up21/09/2007
THE number of domestic violence cases reported by men against women in Accra is increasing, while those reported by women against men are on the decline.
23. Shama-Ahanta holds forum on child trafficking21/09/2007
Mr. Daniel Dungan, Deputy Minster for Women and Children’s Affairs, has said that human trafficking is not only dehumanizing but also constitutes a crime that has negative effect particularly on children and society at large.
24. Chief speak against reckless land sales21/09/2007
A traditional ruler has expressed concern over the increasing incidence of the reckless sale of lands by his fellow chiefs and clan heads.
25. Konkomba, Bimoba factions cease fire21/09/2007
FOLLOWING the deployment of the police and military personnel there, calm has returned to the Jimbali community in the Bunkpurugu-Yooyoo District in the Northern Region, after three days gun battle between Kokombas and Bimobas.
26. A tearful tour20/09/2007
EMOTIONS, tears and feelings of self-pity poured out freely during a tour by some African journalists to a historical and tourism site in Manhattan, New York where bones and possessions of more then 200,000 African slaves have been discovered in mass graves.
27. Axim’s best at Kundum20/09/2007
THE people of Axim, at the weekend; celebrated their annual Kundum Festival with a colourful durbar of chiefs and people of the various traditional areas in Nzema and Ahantaland.
28. Bright roots for the arts20/09/2007
MUSIC, drama and culture could flourish in this country if Accra-based legal practitioner, Bright Akwetey secures the flag-bearer position of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and goes on to become the president of this country.
29. Dela celebrates Amo’s atenteben20/09/2007
WHETHER the late Ephraim Amu foresaw that transforming the atenteben flute from a transverse instrument into a vertical one could enhance the abilities of intrepid players or not, that’s what is happening now.
30. Munukuo Kese marked20/09/2007
THE Chiefs and people of the Dormaa Traditional Area have celebrated their Munukuo Kese to usher in the new yam season.
31. Ade Bantu at Du Bois Centre20/09/2007
STILL savouring the success of the Burger Highlife shows it organized a few months ago, the Goethe-Institut, has penciled in some music and film-related events for its October programmes, with KORA Award Winner, Ade Bantu, as the star attraction.
32. Herbalist held for pregnant woman’s death20/09/2007
A well-known herbalist at Ahenema Kokoban, near Bekwai, in the Ashanti Region, is in police grips for allegedly causing the death of a woman who was five months pregnant.
The news from Jimbali must have come as a shock to people all over the country, and was undoubtedly also received with disbelief.
34. Traditional Registrars Take Stock of Activities19/09/2007
REGISTRARS of traditional councils in the Ashanti Region at the weekend held their mid-year review meeting in Kumasi to take stock of their activities and adopt effective measures to improve on their performances.
35. Ahantas celebrate Kundum19/09/2007
THE people of Ahanta in the Western Region on Monday held a durbar here to climax this year’s Kundum festival in the area.
36. Chieftaincy succession chart advocated19/09/2007
THERE should be transparency in the succession plan for stools and skins in all traditional areas so that no royal lineage is sidelined, the Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. S. K. Boafo, has suggested.
37. Hospitality industry urged to prepare for CAN 2008 fiesta19/09/2007
THE Minister of Tourism and Diasporan Relations, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, yesterday charged operators in the hospitality industry to start putting in place, adequate measures to ensure efficient service delivery during CAN 2008 football fiesta in the country.
38. Palmer Buckles vacation camp ends19/09/2007
A TOTAL of 239 pupils drawn from first cycle educational institutions in the New Juaben Municipality have been taken through various aspects of the Ghanaian culture to help them grow to appreciate the indigenous way of life.
39. Konkomba, Bimoba conflict worsens19/09/2007
EIGHT people have so far been reported dead in the three-day conflict that erupted between Konkombas and Bimobas in the Bunkprugu/Yooyoo on Sunday. Many others sustained various degrees of gunshot injuries on that day and are receiving treatment at the Nalerigu Hospital and nearby clinics.
40. Three more killed in Konkomba-Bimoba clash19/09/2007
RENEWED clashes between the Bimobas and the Konkombas at Jimbali in the Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo District of the Northern Region on Monday night have claimed three additional lives bringing death toll to six.
41. The Friday wear that we don't wear19/09/2007
There is a distinctive notion , perception or belief about Ghanaians characteristically we are imaginative, bubble with lofty ideas and plans but we slack off or fail to carry them out. Examples will suffice here
42. Negative culture against women not justifiable19/09/2007
EVEN though rape is the most often cited sexual violence against women, female genital mutilation, trokosi and widowhood rites are also forms of sexual and gender based violence says Professor Miranda Greenstreet, chairperson of the Gender Development Institute (GDI).
43. 3 Killed in Konkomba, Bimoba conflict18/09/2007
THE protracted conflict between Konkombas and Bimoba in the Northern Region erupted last Sunday leaving in its wake three persons dead and many others injured.
44. ‘Togo security bars Ga Mantse’18/09/2007
WITH reference to the letter from Nii Yaote Oto-Ga published, in your September 13 issue, the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah 111, visited Togo on an invitation by the Ga people resident there as a Guest of Honuor of their Grand Durbar to round off their Yaka Woke and the Kpetsotsor festivals.
45. Traditional Council Registrars meet18/09/2007
REGISTRARS of traditional councils in the Ashanti Region, at the weekend held their mid-year review meeting in Kumasi to stock their activities and adopt effective measures to improve their performances.
46. Domestic Violence cases on the increase in Accra18/09/2007
IN spite of increased awareness creation against domestic violence, especially in Accra, investigations by the Police Domestic and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) have revealed.
47. Konkombas, Bimobas clash18/09/2007
THREE people are reported dead and eight houses burned down following a clash between Konkombas and Bimobas at Jimbali, a farming community in the Bunkpurugu/Yooyoo district of the Northern Region.
48. Review traditional practices18/09/2007
THE PRESIDENT of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs, Nene Narh Ologo Dawutey V1, has called for a review of traditional practices which give queens absolute power to nominate, install and destool chiefs in their traditional areas.
49. Dormaa celebrates Munukuo18/09/2007
THE chiefs and people of the Dormaa Traditional Area in the Brong Ahafo Region have celebrated their Munukuo Kesee festival at the Abampredeaso palace at Dormaa Ahenkro.
50. African-American professor made Queen17/09/2007
THE people of Atiavi Glime in the Volta Region have installed an African-American University Professor, humanitarian and entrepreneur, Dr. Ella Dashanaba King of Birmingham, Alabama, as an honorary development queen, with the stool name, Mama Dunenyo 1 of Atiavi Glime in the Keta District.
51. Ga Mantse calls for unity among Gas, Ewes17/09/2007
THE Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah 111, has called for unity among Gas and Ewes in view of their common ancestral lineage.
52. Woes of fishermen along the Volta Lake17/09/2007
THE Saturday, September 1, 2007 banner headline of The Mirror under, the heading ‘We can’t fish in the Volta Lake’ cannot pass without comment.
53. 'Cantata’, ‘Obra’, Live …From National Theatre with Effect From November15/09/2007
WITH effect from September 6, G. T. V. will be telecast monthly; two of its popular programme series, ‘Obra’ and ‘Cantata’ in collaboration live from the National Theatre.
54. Agave installs new Awadada15/09/2007
THE new Awadada of Agave Traditional Area, Togbe Konu Adzowe V11, was doing a royal dance after he swore the oath of allegiance to the paramount chief of the area, Togbe Azakie Degenu 111, when he was outdoored last Saturday.
55. Agbamevorza’ promotes Kente15/09/2007
THE Agotime Traditional Area has held a special beauty pageant as part of activities marking their Agbamevorza (Kente Festival).
56. ‘Cantata’, ‘Obra’, live,‘Cantata’, ‘Obra’, live,15/09/2007
WITH effect from September 6, G.T.V. will telecast live monthly, two of its popular programme series, ‘Obra’ and ‘Cantata’ in collaboration with the National Theatre.
57. Osu rounds off Homowo15/09/2007
Nii Nortey Owuo 11, Osu Mantse interacting with Naa Dedei Omadro, Queen of the Ga State and Naa Aryee Karle 1
58. New chief installed15/09/2007
Nana Agyir Aggrey 1 (holding sword) swearing the oath of allegiance to the Okuapemhene Nana Addo Dankwah 111 on his installation as the Okuaboahene (Development Chief) of the Akuapem Traditional Area.
59. New chief, queen for Dzelukope15/09/2007
THE Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. S.K. Boafo, has urged traditional rulers to create a platform for accommodating divergent views and the use of dialogue as a means of resolving problems confronting their areas.
60. MAGGI15/09/2007
The best cook, Janet Araba Quao won the day.
61. At the Art in Social Structures exhibition15/09/2007
Senam Okudzeto (left) of the Art in Social Structures (AISS), explaining some paintings to visitors during an exhibition by the non-governmental organization, in Accra on Thursday.
62. BEAR15/09/2007
BEARS (family Ursidae) are large mammals in the order Carnivora. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closet living relatives.
63. Asante Mampong installs Akyempimhene14/09/2007
IT was excitement galore for the people of Asante Mampong as the first Akyempimhene of the traditional area was enstooled at a colourful ceremony on Monday.
64. Gbese Educ. Fund receives donation14/09/2007
THE Chairman of the Management Committee of the Black Meteors, Randy Abbey (right) presenting a cash amount of ¢10 million (GH¢1,000) as his contribution towards the Gbese Educational Fund.
65. Evelyn loves working with beads13/09/2007
FOR a trained professional secretary and an air hostess to divert into the production and sale of beads shows the passion she has for the African jewellery.
66. ‘Togo security bars Ga Mantse’13/09/2007
AN incident in Lome, Togo, published in both the Daily Graphic and The Ghanaian Times of Saturday September 8, in which it is alleged that Dr Jo Blankson, purporting to be Ga Mantse, was refused entry into a durbar ground at Glidzi in Lome, has come to the attention of the Ga Paramount Stool Dzase.
67. Chinese culture at World Cup13/09/2007
THE fifth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup got off to an entertaining start last Monday as Chinese artistes took centre stage to show off the entertaining side of the beautiful game in a unique opening ceremony at the Shanghai Stadium.
68. Rebirth of Ga music13/09/2007
Until the intervention a few years ago, by Jonathan A. Hammond, all the history and folklore of Ga music seemed to be losing out on the recording charts and the music shops.
69. Paga Croc’s haven survives floods13/09/2007
AS flood water from torrential rains and human activity in Burkina Faso keep pounding homes and farms in the Upper East Region of Ghana, one site to engage the curiosity of tourists is the crocodile sanctuary at Paga.
70. ‘Aboakyir’ losing splendour12/09/2007
“ABOAKYIR”, the once glamorous and grandiose festival of the Effutus that marks their migration from the Western Sudan Empire is fast losing its splendor and gaiety due to a protracted chieftaincy dispute
71. 200 engage in child labour in Kpando12/09/2007
OVER 200 children between the ages of three and 14 years are engaged in child trafficking and hazardous child labour in five fishing communities along the Volta Lake in the Kpando district.
72. Barclays Bank donates to Otumfuo Education Fund12/09/2007
THE Otumfuo Education Fund has received massive support from the Barclays Bank of U.K., with the receipt of GH¢40,000 (¢400 million) to promote education.
73. Textile tourism can boost rural economy of Ghana12/09/2007
AS the world moves unconsciously in accelerated gear towards synthetic products the implications are bad for nations which do not have form of conservation or proper keeping of archives for the benefit of generations yet unborn.
74. Purging our society of negative cultural values – whose responsibility?12/09/2007
TWO major stories made the headlines in the print media recently which provoked a lot of public debate and discussion. The banner headline of the Weekly Spectator of Saturday June 30 – July 6 was: Widows protest against obnoxious rites. The story revealed how over 500 widows in the Talensi Nabdam District in the Upper East Region decided to free themselves from the obnoxious and dehumanising cultural practice imposed on them for centuries.
75. Adum gets new Sompahene11/09/2007
THE General Secretary of the Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies, an environmental non-governmental organization (NGO), Mr. Kwabena Agyepong, has been installed the Sompahene of Adum in Kumasi.
76. Minister calls on U.E. Chiefs11/09/2007
THE National House of Chiefs has been urged to be proactive in checking negative cultural practices that hinder human development and progress.
77. Programme on Afadjato Tourism Festival Released10/09/2007
A programme of activities to climax this year’s Afadjato Tourism festival on September 8, 2007 has been released by the organizers.
78. TIME HEALS10/09/2007
IT was all joy and fraternity when the Paramount Chief of the Adaklu Traditional Council, Togbe Gbogbi Atsa V, led a retinue of his people of Agotime to celebrate their annual Kente Festival at Kpetoe, the capital of the Adaklu-Anyigbe District.
79. Domestic violence cases on the increase10/09/2007
THE Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) has stated that domestic violence cases reported at the unit have increased this year.
80. ́We can also boast of beauty and talent08/09/2007
́Miss Pearl Boadu, 20, a resident of the Southeast District of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been crowned the new Ghana homecoming beauty queen for 2007, at the maiden stage of a pageant held on Friday, August 31, this year at he National Theatre in Accra.
81. Afuaman Cultural Troupe performs on May Day08/09/2007
Members of the 10 – member Lolomashie Afuaman Cultural Troupe of Ablekuma playing on May Day to entertain workers of the New Times Corporation.
82. Cards thriller at Osu Blorgodo08/09/2007
A FIERCE contest in playing cards in anticipated at Osu Blorgodo Square Gardens tomorrow when Ga Mashie engage Osu in this year’s final of the Homowo Games.
83. Prampram celebrates Homowo08/09/2007
THE Paramount Chief of the Prampram Traditional Area in the Greater Accra Region, Nene Tetteh Djan 111, has urged the youth to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the Youth Employment Programme to earn decent living.
84. Cards thriller at Osu Blorgodo08/09/2007
A FIERCE contest in playing cards in anticipated at Osu Blorgodo Square Gardens tomorrow when Ga Mashie engage Osu in this year’s final of the Homowo Games.
85. The Joseph Project08/09/2007
THE Joseph Project is an initiative of the Ghana government to the Diasporans to return home and re-connect with their people to pursue programmes and projects to develop the African continent.
A visit to Togo by the Ga Mantse, Nii Tackie Tawiah III, by special invitation from Gas resident there to celebrate the Yaka Woke and the Kpetsortsor festivals ended on a very sour note on Thursday.
87. Celebrating Ghana’s cultural excellence08/09/2007
GHANA is a “site of cultural excellence” but there is low recognition of this in Ghana says a new non-governmental organization, Art in Social Structures (AISS). It has therefore set itself the task of putting things right, beginning with two cultural projects next week.
88. Ga Mantse welcomed to Zowla08/09/2007
A fetish priest at Zomla, in Togo, pouring libation to welcome the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah III (third from left), to Zomla from where the Gas were said to have migrated from in 1633.
89. Oguaa celebrates Afahye08/09/2007
Some female ‘atenteben’ blowers leading a procession of chiefs to a durbar by the people of Cape Coast at the Victoria Park to round off their Fetu Afahye Festival.
90. Upper West chiefs donate to flood victims08/09/2007
THE Upper West Regional House of Chiefs has expressed sorrow and shock at the loss of lives and the destruction of properties following the recent floods in some parts of the Upper East Region.
91. ́We can also boast of beauty and talent08/09/2007
Miss Pearl Boadu, 20, a resident of the Southeast District of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has been crowned the new Ghana homecoming beauty queen for 2007, at the maiden stage of a pageant held on Friday, August 31, this year at he National Theatre in Accra.
92. Homowo Cookout contest in Accra08/09/2007
For nine years, Nestle Ghana Limited has been sponsoring a cookery contest to round off the Ga Homowo Festivities in Accra.
93. Wulomei live in Accra06/09/2007
Wulomei have of late been trying to rebrand traditional music for temporary audiences
94. Aku Sika promotes Ghanaian branded fabrics06/09/2007
Aku-Sika Haute Couture is a fashion designer’s brand name, which, for the past three years, has been making inroads into the international market.
95. Awutus disappointed at President’s absence from Awubia Festival06/09/2007
THE hopes of hundreds of citizens of Awutu Traditional Area to welcome President John Agyekum Kufour to a grand durbar here on Monday to round off a week-long Awubia festival were dashed when he failed to turn up.
96. Awutus disappointed at President’s absence from Awubia Festival06/09/2007
THE hopes of hundreds of citizens of Awutu Traditional Area to welcome President John Agyekum Kufour to a grand durbar here on Monday to round off a week-long Awubia festival were dashed when he failed to turn up.
97. Famine stares 3 Northern Regions in the face06/09/2007
AN imminent famine stares the three Northern Regions in the face, following the torrential rains that destroyed large tracts of farmlands in the areas.
98. Chiefs must educate subjects on govt. policies06/09/2007
THE Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Alhassan Samari, has appealed to chiefs in the region to educate their people on government policies.
99. Ghanaian actors need recognition and inspiration06/09/2007
It is however, sad and unfortunate to observe that in Ghana the actor is looked down upon as a block head, a liability or failure in life. In Ghanaian situation therefore, an actor is held in low esteem and recognition
100. Programme on Afadjato Tourism festival released06/09/2007
A PROGRAMME of activities to climax this year’s Afadjato Tourism festival on September 8, 2007 has been released by the organizers.
101. Adum gets Sompahene06/09/2007
Kwabena Agyepong (right), General Secretary of Friends of Rivers and Water Bodies, an environmental non-governmental organization, who has been installed the Sompahene of Adum in Kumasi being congratulated by Baffour Agyei Kesse V, Adumhene, after he had sworn the oath of allegiance to him.
102. Trinity Dance Theatre06/09/2007
He swayed regally in his palanquin to the percussive rhythms and chants from the group of young drummers and dancers leading his retinue.
103. Help stop piracy!06/09/2007
every Tom, Dick and Harry across the length and breadth of this country will help MUSIGA and the security agencies
104. Homowo Cookout06/09/2007
AS it does every year, Nestle Ghana Limited last Saturday sponsored a cookery contest to round off the Ga Homowo festivities in Accra.
105. Fetu Afahye06/09/2007
THE Oguaa Fetu Afahye is an occasion for the people of Cape Coast to perform libation prayers and sprinkle yam to their ancestors as well as to the 77 gods of Oguaa to thank them for land and sea yields that have sustained them during the past years and ask for abundant yield in the year to come.
106. Chief advises office holders to seek people’s welfare05/09/2007
The Paramount Chief in the Dorimon traditional Area in the Wa West District, Naa S. D. Goore 11, has called for co-operation and cordial working relationship between Ministers and their deputies to enable them to join hands and pursue programmes and policies that will develop their respective areas.
107. Guidelines for herbal medicine registration05/09/2007
COMPREHENSIVE guidelines for the registration of traditional medicine practitioners in the country have been outdoored by the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Gladys Ashitey, at a ceremony here.
THE launch of guidelines for the registration of traditional medicine practitioners by the Ministry of Health is a welcome development.
109. Techiman MPs confer with Omanhene05/09/2007
OSEADEEYO Akumfi-Ameyaw 1V, Omanhene of Techiman Traditional Area, has called on MPs to collaborate with Traditional Authorities to become abreast with their needs, which they can present to parliament for redress.
110. Osu people demonstrate against demolition04/09/2007
THE people of OSU yesterday demonstrated against the demolition of the Osu Traditional Council at North Ridge, Accra.
111. Benin, Togo nationals join counterparts at Aflao festival04/09/2007
SCORES of nationals of Benin and Togo on Saturday converged at Aflao in the Volta Region to give an international character to the durbar mar king the climax of the Godigbe festival of the chiefs and people of the Aflao Traditional Area.
112. Gbese Mantse urged to tackle development04/09/2007
The Ga Gbese Dsase has called on Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi-bonte 11 to tackle issues that will enhance the rapid development of the Ga State during his tenure of office.
113. Traditional medicine practitioners to be registered04/09/2007
THE Ministry of Health (MoH) has developed guidelines for the registration of traditional medicine practitioners in the country.
114. Indian Dance Troupe in Ghana for Golden Jubilee Celebration03/09/2007
A five-member Indian Dance Troupe, led by the renowned Kathak artiste, Ms. Shikha Khare, has paid a visit to the country as part of Ghana's 50th anniversary celebrations.
115. 2nd Homowo School Held03/09/2007
The second annual Homowo School has been held
116. Asante Akim fights child labour03/09/2007
The Asante Akim North and South Districts have stepped up their fight and commitment against child labour especially in the cocoa industry.
117. Cape Coast to be upgraded03/09/2007
THE chiefs and people of Cape Coast at the weekend celebrated their annual Fetu Afahye in Cape Coast with the good news from President J. A Kuffour that the government had decided to upgrade the Cape Coast Municipality into a metropolis
118. Kasapreko supports Mfantsiman Council03/09/2007
The Kasapreko Company Limited has presented a quantity of its drinks and T-shirts to the Mfantsiman Council to support the Borbor Fantse festival.
119. ‘Borbor Fante’ Festival ends at Saltpond03/09/2007
Five out of the seven traditional areas forming the “Borbor Fante,” have concluded their Afahye festival with a non-denominational church service at Saltpond
120. Cape Coast to be upgraded03/09/2007
THE chiefs and people of Cape Coast at the weekend celebrated their annual Fetu Afahye in Cape Coast with the good news from President J. A Kuffour that the government had decided to upgrade the Cape Coast Municipality into a metropolis.
121. ‘Borbor Fante’ Festival ends at Saltpond03/09/2007
Five out of the seven traditional areas forming the “Borbor Fante,” have concluded their Afahye festival with a non-denominational church service at Saltpond.
122. Omanhene supports Muslim Education Fund03/09/2007
Daasebre Oti Boateng, Omanhene of the New Juaben Traditional Area, last Friday presented two sets of computers and accessories to the secretariat of the Eastern Moslem Education Fund at Koforidua.
123. Government plans market complex for Cape Coast03/09/2007
The government is to build a modern market complex at Kotokuraba, Cape Coast in the Central Region to promote economic activity in the area.
124. Traditional Council to finance school projects03/09/2007
THE Sefwi-Anhwiaso Traditional Council has set aside GH¢30,000 (¢300 million) for the establishment of a senior high school (SHS) at Sefwi-Anhwiaso to absorb the numerous junior secondary school leavers in the area.
125. World Tourism Day to focus on women’s role03/09/2007
THIS year’s World Tourism Day, slated for September 27 will focus on women, and the economic benefits, as well as the independence that the tourism industry affords women.
126. Second Homowo School held03/09/2007
THE Second Annual Homowo School has been held with a call on traditional leaders to harmonise opportunities in traditional governance for local and national development.
127. Regent Togbui Sri 11103/09/2007
IN an Advertiser’s Announcement published in the Daily Graphic of Friday, August 17, 2007 captioned “ROYAL ADZOVIA FAMILY speaks out on Regent Togbui Sri 111” it was stated on page 22 paragraph 3, sub paragraph 4, in quote “A case in point is the Volta Messenger.
128. Encourage investors to do business in Ghana – Otumfuo tells GIPC03/09/2007
Otumfuo Osei Tutu 11, Asatehene, has appealed to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) to show flexibility to businessmen who decide to invest in the country as to encourage more investors to take advantage of good business and political climate prevailing in Ghana.
129. Assin South to involve chiefs01/09/2007
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Assin South, Ms. Millicent Alice Kuranchie, has promised to include chiefs in the award of contracts by the district assembly in their communities.
130. Asuogyaman Troupe in action01/09/2007
THE Asuogyaman Cultural Troupe entertaining participants at the commissioning of the Aboasa Palm Oil Plant, at Aboasa in the Asuogyaman District in the Eastern Region.
131. Cheers to a new Dagomba Regent01/09/2007
THE shots are loud and in succession. They rattle on in all directions, and there is smoke everywhere. I am standing inside the palace courtyard, infront of the room where the late chief was buried. The young men with the muskets, however, are outside.
132. Chiefs have a role, says Minister01/09/2007
ALHASSAN Samari, Upper East Regional Minister has said it was important government involved chiefs in the country’s development.
133. HIV/AIDS cases go up in Bongo District01/09/2007
The Bongo District in the Upper East Region has experienced increased cases in HIV/AIDS infections.
134. The people & culture of Bui Gorge area01/09/2007
At long last the sod has been cut for work on the much talked about Bui Hydro-electric Dam to commence. From now on all roads will lead to Bui on the west bank of the Black Volta, in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The gorge, which is named after Bui village, is the south-western boundary between the North and Brong Ahafo regions, moving towards La Côte d’Ivoire. The Bui Gorge catchment area is sparely populated with diverse ethnic groups with identical cultures and a shared history.
135. Ghanaians abroad launch beauty pageant01/09/2007
THE Ghanaian community abroad has launched the latest category of beauty pageants in the country.
136. The Agotime01/09/2007
Nene Nuer Keteku 111, Kornor of Agotime, the Chiefs, the Elders and the Planning Committee of Agotime Traditional Area wishes to invite all citizens at home and abroad, friends and the General Public to their 2007 KENTE FESTIVAL which comes off from 2nd to 9th September, 2007, at Agotime Kpetoe as follows:
137. 200 engage in child labour in Kpando01/09/2007
OVER 200 children between the ages of three and 14 years are engaged in child trafficking and hazardous child labour in five fishing communities along the Volta Lake in the Kpando district.
138. Kpone Homowo fun games end01/09/2007
AS part of activities marking Kpone Homowo Festival, the Kpone Youth Association organized a Volleyball and Football matches between the two divisional quarters, Jorshie and Alata.
139. Rain, rain go away – it’s time for Homowo01/09/2007
THE chief, elders and people of Prampram on Tuesday defied a continuous downpour to parade along the principal streets of the town to celebrate the annual Homowo festival.
140. The sights, sounds at Ankasa Game Park01/09/2007
ANKASA National Park is located in the Western Region of Ghana; its conservation area is located in the extreme southwest corner of Ghana, approximately 325km from Accra. The conservation area consists of Nini-Suhien National Park and the Ankasa Resource Reserve.
141. Latest victim of tradition01/09/2007
THE Bolgatanga-based Widows and Orphans Ministry (WOM) has rescued a 78-year-old widow who decided to take her life because the world now is no more than “hell” to her.
142. Miss Malaika ‘0701/09/2007
AFTER weeks of searching, one of Ghana’s most prestigious beauty pageants, Miss Malaika Ghana has been officially launched with the unveiling of the 16 contestants who will be vying for the title of Miss Malaika 2007.
143. Reviving Concert Party tradition01/09/2007
SOON after being appointed as the first Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture last year, S. K. Boafo made a public statement that one of his priorities would be to revive the concert party performance on stage which was very popular in the 1950s and in the 1960s.
144. Ghana and India celebrate anniversaries with dance01/09/2007
A FIVE-MEMBER musical troupe from India on Monday staged a splendid performance of “kathak dance” at the National Theatre, in Accra.
145. Operational cultural policy launched01/09/2007
PROFESSOR George Hagan, Chairman of the National Commission on Culture, Nana Kaw Entsie 11, Paramount Chief for Mpohor Traditional Area and some dignitaries chatting after the launching of an operational cultural policy in Takoradi.
146. Zebra01/09/2007
ZEBRAS, horses and wild asses are all equids, long-lived animals that move quickly for their large size and have teeth built for grinding and cropping grass.
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