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Sunyani-Memeneda ne FONKAR

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 31, 2011

By Sydney Casely-Hayford, Sydney@bizghana.com

In the Akan tradition swearing a great oath is a marked feature of court procedure.  Employed as a way of bringing to the notice of a chief, for punishment of a wrong-doer, an offence that has been committed.  An oath usually alludes to a misfortune or disaster of the past, which involved a considerable loss of life to the tribe.

In Akwapim, the main oath is called Wukuda ne Sokode and refers to the great loss by the Akwapims in a town called Sokode about a hundred years ago.  The Great Oath of Ashanti is Kormante ne Memeneda.  It refers to the great loss of lives and defeat of the Ashanti by the Fante in Kormante on a Saturday.

Most oaths refer to tragic events of a kind in the history of an organized group. Read the rest of this entry »

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NDC’s Akrasi Sarpong – the NACOB Boss Should Give us a Break!

Posted by Business in Ghana on July 3, 2011

By Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang, Hull. UK.

In one of my recent write-ups, I made a genuine call to policy makers to fashion out a policy that could overhaul the current educational system so that emphasis could be placed on the teaching of “traditional/natural wisdom” but many a Ghanaian especially those in the current mediocre Mills’ administration took offence to that suggestion. However, I strongly believe that I hit the nail right on its head because if Ghana’s educational system had churned out products like Kobby Acheampong, Kweetey, Ablakwa, Pratt, Baba Jamal, Agyenim Boateng, Tony Aidoo, Bissiw and Benyiwa Doe, then of course as a country we need to go back to the basics if we are serious about developing our human resource capacity. Read the rest of this entry »

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