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Mar 2010
1. THE STORY OF ANUM ASAMANKESE27/03/2010
The twin-town comprises Asamankese proper (founded by Twi- speaking people) and Anum-Asamankese (founded by Guan–speaking people).
 
2. TOURISM27/03/2010
Kakum is to the south and current accessible from Cape Coast through Jukwa and Abrafo. The Assin Atandanso Resource Reserve is to the north, and reached through at left turn at Nayankumasi Ahenkro, a short distance from Abura Dunkwa towards Kumasi–Obuasi direction.
 
3. MAMPRUSIS DIDN’T CELEBRATE DAMBA FESTIVAL22/03/2010
The security in Bawku has denied that the Mamprusis celebrated the “Damba” festival on Saturday despite an earlier ban on its celebration by National Security.
 
4. NOTHING CAN AFFECT ASANTEHENE’S MEDIATION ROLE22/03/2010
Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and the Techimanhene, Osabarima Akumfi Ameyaw, would not in any way affect the Asantehene’s mediation role in the Dagbon crisis.
 
5. CHIEFTAINCY UPHEAVALS REPULSIVE, SAYS VEEP22/03/2010
The Vice-President, Mr. John Dramani Mahama, has expressed concern over pockets of chieftaincy disputes and political upheavals in some part of the country and appealed for calm.
 
6. MAKING ACCRA AN AFRICAN CULTURAL CAPITAL CITY20/03/2010
THE city of Accra is receiving attention from the international community and it seems that very soon it could become an African cultural capital city.
 
7. WITCHCRAFT …Which people are accused19/03/2010
A WITCH, as defined by the Oxford dictionary is: “A woman thought to have evil magical powers,” and a wizard is: “a man thought to have evil magical powers”.
 
8. Nil DOWUONA IS OSU MANTSE18/03/2010
Okweso Kinka Dowuona VI has won a major victory at a Kumasi High Court in his bid to gain recognition as the substantive Osu Mantse.
 
9. NKRUMAH WAS NOT A DICTATOR-SAMIA15/03/2010
Madam Samia Yaba Nkrumah, a member of Parliament for Jomoro, has said Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, was not a dictator as alleged by his opponents who used that as a reason to overthrow him.
 
10. GA COUNCIL FIXES DATES FOR HOMOWO13/03/2010
The Ga Traditional Council has directed that the ban on drumming and noise –making should start from Monday, May 10, and end on Thursday, June 10.
 
11. ASANTEHENE, TECHIMANHENE MUST EXERCISE RESTRAINT13/03/2010
National Democratic Congress (NDC) and National Patriotic Party (NPP) members of parliament from the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions have appealed to the Ashantehene, Otumfuo Osei- Tutu and the Techimanhene Nana Akumfi Ameyaw to continue to restrain their followers from any conduct that would inflame passions in the Tuobodom crisis.
 
12. Accra Cultural and Arts Network13/03/2010
THE Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr. Alfred O. Vanderpuije, has underscored the role arts and culture play in the projection of societal values
 
13. The story of Umoja03/03/2010
The creators of UMOJA, Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni began in a small way. During their breaks, while performing in the worldwide smash hit musical Ipi Tombi in the late 70s, they used their spare time to Choreograph their own dance pieces, which they performed in front of small audiences.
 
14. Ghana’s Heart Beats with Music01/03/2010
Ghana is par excellence a nation of music. Every sphere of our Ghanaian life-style throbs with music.
 
15. A night in the rain forest01/03/2010
It is dark and the faint glimmer of a waxing moon and stars veiled by the mist do not penetrate the forest’s thick canopy. But the lack of visual stimuli is more than compensated for by the symphony which surrounds us; Baffoe, the expert warden (or “tour guide” as he is rather incongruously titled) identifies the members of our orchestra; the extravagantly plumed black and white casqued hornbills and a shining drongo in the bird section and the prize soloist, the tree hyrax. This is a tree-living mammal that comes down to the forest floor at night to feed.
 
16. THE GA PEOPLE AND THE HOMOWO FESTIVAL01/03/2010
The Ga people belong to the Ga-Dangme, Ewe, Akwapim, Fanti, Kwahu, Akim and Ashanti. According to some legends the Ga people migrated from Nigeria; others that they were part of Israel and migrated southwards through the present day Uganda, then along the Congo River, westwards towards through Cameroon. Nigeria, Benin, Togo and finally to the Greater Accra.
 
17. THE REVIVAL OF ABOTRI01/03/2010
Since the beginning of time, traditional forms of wrestling have been known to many cultures on all continents. These wrestling forms had simple rules and needed no investments in facilities or equipments to practice.
 
18. WITCHCRAFT BELIEFS AND HUMAN RIGHT ISSUES IN MODERN AND TRADITIONAL GHANAIAN SOCIETIES01/03/2010
It is remarkable how prevalent the belief in witches and witchcraft is in our modern societies. Contrary to the belief that the witchcraft mentality is a manifestation of an illogical mind, vestige of traditional mode of thought and an indication of lack of scientific education, witchcraft remains with us in this third millennium. The fear of witchcraft is not restricted to rural communities or to illustrate; it is found all over .
 
19. The Serious Business of Soup in Ghana01/03/2010
Soup is not a child’s play. It must not be served in a cup. Nor without neat or fish. Soup must have pepper It must never, never have sugar
 
20. The Serious Business of Soup in Ghana01/03/2010
No, no, dear, honourable compatriots. The above prologue is not at all directed at you. The target is all those (particularly in Western society) whose concept of soup is far from that of the Ghanaian. See, these people have ideas about soup which are dangerously funny. How, for instance, can one add sugar or alcohol to soup?
 
21. Paper on “CULTURE AND GOVERNANCE”01/03/2010
In the synopsis, the key questions that have been identified: what is the state of our being, our national integration and whether Ghanaian-ness is a reality in the face of ethnicity; whether we are a democracy; democracy and the rule of law vis-ă-vis present day Ghana and Africa.
 
 
   
 
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07/10/2016
HOMOFEST 2016 EXHIBITION OPENS
The Ministry of Tourism Culture and Creative Arts in collaboration with the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council on Thursday opened......more
 
16/09/2016
Homofest 2016 launched in Accra
The minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative, Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, has urged traditional authorities to rebrand their festivals to reflect the development needs of the country......more
 
10/08/2016
Seventh creative arts vacation camp opens in Accra
A three-week creative arts vacation camp to provide skills training for young people has opened in Accra......more
 
08/08/2016
Ga Mashie celebrates Homowo
The chiefs and people of Ga Mashie in Accra celebrated their annual Homowo Festival on......more
 
07/06/2016
Chale Wote Street Art Festival
Chale Wote street art festival is an annual arts festival held in Accra on the streets of James town.......more
 
12/04/2016
Tourism Ministry seeks academic partnership
The Ministry of Tourism is to partner the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS) to market various tourists’ sites in the country,.....more
 
08/03/2016
Ghana Culture Forum Marks Ghana Culture Day On March 14
The Ghana Culture Forum (GCF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts and a number of partners will...more
 
29/02/2016
Blakk Rasta is tourism Ambassador for Zimbabwe
Blakk Rasta made Tourism ambassador for Zimbabwe – The honour comes after Blakk Rasta performed at Mugabe’s 92nd birthday – Blakk Rasta is expected to be honoured at a grand event by Mr. Mugabe later this weeek...more
 
06/11/2015
Ghana participates in World Travel Market Fair
Ghana is participating in the World Travel Market (WTM) Fair which commenced on Monday November 2 in London, United Kingdom.......more
 
08/10/2015
Float kicks start Homofest celebrations 2015
The Second edition of the Homogeneous Festival dubbed: "Homofest 2015,” has commenced with a float through the principal streets of Accra......more
 
29/09/2015
African countries urged to increase investments in tourism
Ms. Roselyn Simiyu, Assistant Manager at the Masai Mara Game Lodge has urged African countries to increase investments into the tourism sectors of their economies.......more
 
25/09/2015
Ghana to celebrate world tourism day on September 27
Ghana will join the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) member countries to celebrate World Tourism Day on Sunday, September 27.......more
 
07/09/2015
Batakari Friday initiative launched, expected to boost development
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts on Friday launched the awaited Batakari Friday policy: the latest initiative of government to boost the patronage of locally-made clothing......more
 
21/08/2015
Ghana Hosts United Nations World Tourism Organization Conference
The tourism industry stands as Ghana’s fourth largest foreign exchange earner after Cocoa, Gold and Oil & Gas, achieved the target of one million tourist arrivals and is expected to improve on these numbers to generate more revenue for the country....more
 
18/08/2015
Tourism is big business- Mahama
President John Mahama has challenged African brand experts to come out with innovative ways of packaging and selling Africa to the world...more
 
14/08/2015
Ghana International Tourism Fair Launched
Raj Multimedia in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has launches the Ghana international Tourism fair with the aim to rejuvenate tourism and recreating the concept of Ghanaian culture Art and others....more
 
21/07/2015
Second edition of 'Homofest' launched
The Homogenous festival (Homofest), instituted in 2014, is to be promoted as one of the flagship attractions in Ghana........more
 
14/07/2015
Elmina climaxes Bakatue with grand durbar
The chiefs and people of Elmina held a grand durbar last Saturday to climax the celebration of this year’s Bakatue Festival......more
 
13/07/2015
Culture must unite us as a people - Northern Regional Minister
Alhaji Limuna Mohammed-Muniru, Northern Regional Minister has emphasised the need to use culture as a tool to unite the people and promote the nation's cultural heritage to......more
 
09/07/2015
National Theatre re-launches website
The National Theatre of Ghana on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 re-launched its website.The purpose of the launch was.......more
 
06/07/2015
GHANA'S TOURISM, CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS' MINISTER IS WEST AFRICA'S 'TOURISM PERSON' FOR 2015
Ghana's Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister, Mrs. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare has been adjudged the West Africa 'Tourism Person' of the year 2015 by Akwaaba Africa Travel Market......more
 
02/07/2015
Bunso Aboretum closed down after canopy walkway collapse
The Bunso Aboretum Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region, has been closed down to the public after its canopy walkway collapsed, injuring 21 holiday revelers.......more
 
26/06/2015
Ghana Has What It Takes To Enjoy Domestic Tourism – Minister
Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu Adjare, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, has said in developing the economy, more investment is needed......more
 
22/06/2015
President Mahama opens Rattray Park in Kumasi
The President, John Mahama and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II on Friday jointly commissioned a recreational facility in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.....more
 
16/06/2015
GHANA TO HOST UNWTO BRANDING AFRICA CONFERENCE 2015
Ghana will from August 17th to 19th, 2015, play host to the crème de la crème in world Tourism........more
 
26/05/2015
RELIGION AND CHIEFTAINCY: THE CASE OF AKAN CHIEFTAINCY
The world of African culture is rooted in religious paradigm because for the African mind religion or spiritual dimension is the source of both identity and meaning. This means that religion or spiritual dimension.......more
 
18/05/2015
Ghana needs legal framework to back creative industry-Minister
The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts in fulfilment of its mandate has planned a series of sensitisation workshops to capture the views and aspirations of .......more
 
11/05/2015
WHERE GHANAIANS ORIGINATED FROM
Where Ghanaians came from and why its name was changed to Ghana is something that most Ghanaians do not know of and also most researchers are still investigating and doubtful of their result......more
 
21/04/2015
THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON HUMAN BEHAVIOR
One lesson I learnt while growing from childhood was to greet my elders when appropriate. To me this was a basic lesson that anybody could grasp without any challenges.......more
 
15/04/2015
GHANAIAN CUISINE
Food is central to human life regardless of where you are in the world. The Ghanaian cuisine is very much influenced by the natural possessions and surroundings of Ghana and by the local climate of the country......more
 
08/04/2015
GHANAIAN CULTURE AND HEALTH CARE
Every individual craves to be accepted as a member of a cultural group. Inevitably, every one belongs to one group or the other and is easily identified as a member of the group when he conforms to a particular way of life.......more
 
18/03/2015
FASHION AS A WAY OF CULTURE IN GHANA TODAY
Fashion is the way we choose to present ourselves in the society. It captures whether or not we choose to be on trend. It is not only influenced by the society and culture of a given place.......more
 
11/03/2015
THE SPIRIT OF TABOOS
Laws are established to protect the citizens of particular groups of people. In other words, laws exist to protect the rights of the members of a society and to ensure that they do not have to protect...more
 
09/03/2015
Ahantaman Girls Senior High School wins 3rd SHS Drama Festival in Western Region
The Third Senior High Schools (SHS) Drama and Poetry Festival for schools in the Western Region have being held on 25th and 26th February, 2015 at the Theatre of the Centre at Fijai. The Drama was on the theme “Unearthing a New Generation of Artistes”...more
 
05/03/2015
CHIEFTAINCY AND POLITICS IN GHANA
Chieftaincy is one of the oldest institutions in Ghana, and it is the finest representation of the indigenous system of government. In pre-colonial times chiefs were the political...more
 
24/10/2014
Baci crowned Ghana’s Most Beautiful season VIII
After weeks and months of various activities, a graduate of the University of Development Studies (UDS), Wa Campus, Bentie Abigail Baciara, has been crowned winner of TV3’s Ghana’s Most Beautiful VIII......more
 
25/10/2007
Kwame Nkrumah misfounded Ghana
THIS essay has been prompted by an introspection of Ghana’s fortunes since independence and the celebration of the Jubilee this year. The writer seeks to answer the question why there appears to be “something missing” somewhere in the scheme of affairs in Ghana’s development....more
 
12/10/2007
DR SUSAN DE-GRAFT JOHNSON – FIRST GOLD COAST FEMALE DOCTOR
Dr (Mrs.) Susan de-Graft Johnson (Nee Ofori-Atta) was one of the three children Nana Sir Ofori-Atta I, the Okyenhene and Paramount Chief of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area, had with Nana Akosua Duodu....more
 
 
   
 
 

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