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April 9, 2008

Chieftaincy Institution

Support to the formation of District Councils of Traditional Authorities

In order to promote the formation of District Councils of Traditional Authorities (TA) in the Upper West Region, a series of workshops are being organised by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) in collaboration with KAS. The workshops will seek to define the desired change that the TAs want for their communities. The first w/shop took place in Wa from 2nd to 3rd of April 2008. Others will follow in Lawra and Tumu. more…

March 17, 2008

General Elections December 2008

Security agencies are urged to be loyal to the State - not Government

Recently, the Ministry of Interior with KAS organised a one day w/shop for 80 representatives from various Security Services, as well as the EC and National Commission on Civic Education, on "The Role of the Security Services in the up-coming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections", in Upper East Region. Mr. G. Ofosu-Mensah, UE Reg. Police Cmndr, called on security personnel to show high sense of professionalism no matter the provocation and stay neutral and focused on their responsibilities. more…

March 5, 2008

Millenium Development Goals & Culture

Prof. Hagan: Put MDGs in context of Ghana's Culture and Historic Experience

In a recent workshop in Cape Coast on Culture, NEPAD & MDGs, organised by the National Commission on Culture (NCC) together with KAS, the Chairman of NCC, Professor George Hagan, advocated for a meaningful dialogue to uncover the challenges posed by the MDGs to leaders and social groups, as well as define strategic approaches and modes of action that would facilitate the attainment of the goals. Interventions can only succeed if they do spring from the cultural context in which the people live. more…

February 6, 2008

General Elections December 2008

Techiman: Meet your Member of Parliament

The objective was to provide a platform for Members of Parliament to open up to their constituents for their stewardship over the past years as well as bringing Parliament to the doorsteps of the people. About 140 participants from Nkoransa, Wenchi and Tain Districts as well as Techiman Municipality participated to interact with the 2 Members of Parliament from Techiman North and South. The discussions of the work shop were transmitted over air on adepa-FM to involve the wider public as well. more…

November 20, 2007

Politcal Parties & the 2008 Elections

KAS Democracy Report "Parties and Democracy" launched in Ghana

The Report was launched by the 2nd Dpty Speaker of Parliament and the occasion was chaired by the Chairperson of the Good Governance Programme. It assesses political parties across the world towards democratic development beyond periodic elections. The study samples 16 countries from all the geo-political regions of the world. Ghana was one of the 4 African countries chosen and Prof. K. Ninsin, the Dept. of Political Science, University of Ghana researched the Ghana case. more…

October 11, 2007

Youth & Community

Forum on Civic Rights & Responsibilities

KAS, together with TEPPCON (Tamale Ecclesiastical Provinces Pastoral Conference) has organised a two-day workshop aiming at equipping the youth to avoid being exploited by politicians rather than contributing to the socio-economic development of the people. The workshop in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, attracted 70 youths and covered the theme "Challenges of Development: The Role of the Youth". more…

July 12, 2007

Decentralisation & Chieftaincy

Central Zone Chiefs call for control over lower decentralised structures

During a recent KAS sponsored seminar at Cape Coast, seminar participants, including chiefs and queen mothers, called for the scrapping of Unit Committees and suggested to replace them with the earlier Town Development Committees. This would utilise the strength of traditional authorities in mobilising the local population for meaningful and sustainable development. The opening of the seminar was performed by the Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Hon. S.K. Boafo (Photo). more…

July 12, 2007

KAS in The World

KAS Snr. Programme Officer meets Emperor Akihito of Japan

KAS Snr. Programme Officer Isaac Owusu-Mensah had a singular opportunity to interact with the Imperial family of Japan. He met His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during a UN University International Course in Tokyo, which Mr. Owusu-Mensah attended recently. The Emperor was interested in the efforts been made by Ghana to eradicate malaria in the country and the two had an intensive discussion on the subject matter. (Photo: Mr. Owusu-M. 4th from left, the Emperor on the left)

April 21, 2007

Strengthening Traditional Structures

Ghanaian Gov't empowers Chieftaincy Institution

The Minister of Chieftaincy & Culture, Hon. S. K. Boafo, has used a seminar organised by KAS in cooperation with the National House of Chiefs (NHC), to announce a major financial support for the Institution. This was revealed by the President of the NHC, Odeneho Gyapong Ababio at the opening of this year's tripartite seminar of Chiefs and Parliamentarians held at Elmina in the Central Region on 19 April under the theme "The role of chiefs and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals." more…

April 11, 2007

Good Local Governance and Chieftaincy

Upper West Chiefs call for scrapping of Unit Committees

This call was made at the end of a two-day workshop from 3 to 4 April 2007 at Wa, organised by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) in collaboration with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The chiefs present also urged the Regional Coordinating Councils to support them to access funds from the Consolidated Fund like other independent institutions to initiate development projects in their communities. more more…