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March 23, 2007

European Unification

The Treaties of Rome:

Christian Union policy has always been behind European unification: On 25th March 1957, two treaties were signed in Rome that gave birth to the EEC and to Euratom: the Treaties of Rome. The signatories of the historic agreement were C. Pineau (France), J. Luns (Netherlands), P.H. Spaak (Belgium), J. Bech (Luxemburg), A. Segni (Italy) and Konrad Adenauer from Germany. The Treaties were ratified by National Parliaments over the following months and came into force on 1st January 1958. History >> more…

March 22, 2007

Local Good Governance

Assembly members urged to develop communities

The Tamale Ecclesiastic Province Pastoral Conference (TEPPCON) and KAS jointly organised a workshop on the theme: "Good Governance and Development at the Local Level". The Mst Rev. G. Kpiembaya, Archbishop of Tamale, appealed to members of the District Assemblies to unite to develop their communities. He said peace and unity were the bedrock of good governance and development at the local level and stressed the need to use dialogue to resolve political and economic differences for progress. more more…

March 15, 2007

Culture & Development

Prof. Hagan: Relevance of culture for achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDG)

During a two-day consultative meeting (14 - 15 March 2007), organised by the Ghana Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) at Swedru, Central Region, the Chairman of the National Commission on Culture (NCC), Prof. George Hagan, has highlighted the fundamental strategic potential of culture and national values for the achievement of the MDGs. more more…

February 28, 2007

Chieftaincy and Democracy

Chiefs to get back some previous functions

KAS conference marks Ghana's 50th Independence Anniversary 'Ghana@50: Resolving the Duality in Governance - The Future of the Chieftaincy Institution.' "Government is working assiduously to empower chiefs to effectively partner them in the governance of the nation and to return to them in the jubilee year some of their previous functions", Minister for Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. Sampson Kwaku Boafo said during the opening ceremony of the conference on Tuesday, 27 February 2007. more more…

January 5, 2007

Political Parties

The Institutionalisation of Political Parties in Anglophone Africa: Study Results, Causes, and Correlations

Since the mid-nineties, most sub-Saharan countries have been holding elections on a regular basis, with a number of candidates or parties standing for election in each case. However, Africa's parties as such have their deficits, such as a weak organisation, loose membership, the dependence on 'big men', a lack of programmes, and personalist quarrels – deficits that, taken together, may be termed 'low institutionalisation'. How do Ghana’s political parties fare among them? more > more…

October 24, 2006

Local Good Governance

No partisan politics in the District Assemblies

This was the request by the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Iddris, addressed towards elected District Assembly (DA) members. He urged them to discard their individual political inclinations and work together to bring development to the area. He was speaking at a workshop organised by TEPPCON and KAS on the theme "Good Governance at the Local Level". The workshop aimed at teaching 50 new members with procedures of the DAs and to test a manual for good governance at the local level. more…

August 24, 2006

Traditional rulers and local development

Traditional rulers called upon to contribute to meaningful local development

The Minister of Chieftaincy and Culture, Mr. S.K. Buafo, has stated that although the 1992 Constitution debarred traditional rulers from taking part in active politics, they should not sit down unconcerned on national issues. The Minister made the remarks at a seminar organised by the National House of Chiefs and KAS in Akosombo on 17-08-2006. more…

May 24, 2006

KAS celebrates 40 years in Ghana

40 Years supporting Democracy and Development

On the occasion of its 40 years anniversary, the KAS Ghana office had invited the Foundation's current and former partners to participate in a modest reception which was graced by many dignitaries, among others the Hon. Minister for Fisheries, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, the Minister of State for Chieftaincy as well as the German Ambassador to Ghana. Among the guests was also the first KAS Reperesentative to Ghana, Dr. Helga Kleinkowski. more…

April 12, 2006

Africa's Development - NEPAD

Minister: Ghana needs $5bn to implement areas under Peer Review

Dr. Kofi K. Apraku, Minister Reg. Coop & NEPAD, said the areas include democracy and good governance, economic governance and management, corporate governance and socio-economic development. The 4 thematic areas were identified as "the main planks for the APRM and the domains around which Africa seeks to turn around its fortunes to entrench good governance and socio-economic growth and prosperity". Dr. Apraku was opening a 2-day KAS sponsored workshop on NEPAD and APRM at Busua on 9-04-06. more…

April 3, 2006

Empowerment of women

Women urged to be involved in politics

The plea was made by KAS partner Christian Mothers’ Association (CMA) on the occasion of a seminar organised by CMA near Kumasi. The theme was "Ghana's Democracy, Women's Participation - Vital to its Sustainability". The 1-day seminar which brought together 45 selected members from 18 Diocesans in the country dwelt on themes like Resourcing funds for Political Campaigns; Leadership Qualities; The art of Public Speaking; Negotiation & Lobbying Skills; Role Play: Mock Assembly Session. more…