Monthly Archives: July 2017

Profile on Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng was born in 1950 to one Mr. Kofi Frimpong in a village called Gyankoba in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. He started his education at Gyankoba upto primary six, after which he was brought to Accra to continue. He continued at Bishop boys school at Bubuashie which he passed successfully his common entrance after ...

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Nana Anima Wiafe-Akenten – First PhD holder in Twi

She simply loves to study languages but certainly not the Spanish, French or English that most students love to pursue. Hers is the Akan language, Twi to be precise. Her passion for the precise usage of the Twi language motivated her to study it from the primary level all the way to the tertiary level. This indeed has been a ...

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How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 3 of 3

This is a continuation of part 2. See also How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 1 of 3 and How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 2 of 3. Dealing with sick pigs Some of the pigs will fall sick occasionally so it is important to know the symptoms of a sick pig in order to take precautionary ...

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How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 2 of 3

This is a continuation of part 1. See also How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 1 of 3. Feeding your Pigs Feeding is critical in pig farming because good and nutritious feed facilitates good production. Good feed is necessary for growth, body maintenance and the production of meat and milk. You can use locally available feed that are less ...

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How to Start a Pig Farm in Ghana 1 of 3

INTRODUCTION Pigs are often called swine, hog, or pig when there is no need to distinguish it from other pigs. It is a large and even-toed ungulate. It is variously considered a subspecies of the wild boar or a distinct species. The domestic pig’s head-plus-body-length ranges from 0.9 to 1.8 m (35 to 71 in), and the adult can weigh between 50 to 350 kg (110 to 770 lb). Its head is relatively long, ...

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List of Asantehemaa from 1695 to date

In Asanteman, the queen mother is the one through whom royal descent is reckoned and thus wields considerable power. She is very instrumental when it comes to enstooling of a new king in the Kingdom. The King consults her when making some key decisions for counsel.

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The 216 Districts in Ghana and their Capitals

Below is a list of all the districts in Ghana. Districts in Ghana are second-level administrative subdivisions of Ghana, below the level of region. The local government system consists of a Regional Co-ordinating Council, a four-tier Metropolitan and a three-tier Municipal/District Assemblies Structure. The District Assemblies are either Metropolitan (population over 250,000), Municipal (population over 95,000) or District (population 75,000 and ...

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List of Asantehene from 1680 to date

The Asantehene is the absolute monarch of the Kingdom of Ashanti, its cultural region Ashantiland, and of the Ashanti (or Asante) people’s ethnic group. The Ashanti royal house traces its line to the Oyoko (an Abusua, meaning ‘clan’) Abohyen Dynasty of Nana Twum and the Beretuo Dynasty of Osei Tutu Opemsoo, who formed the Empire of Ashanti in 1701 and was crowned Asantehene (King of all Ashanti). Osei Tutu held the Ashanti throne ...

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Brief History of the Ghana Currency

Prior to independence, the issue of currency was the responsibility of the West African Currency Board (WACB). The West African pound, shillings and pence, constituted currency issued by the Board and was in circulation in Ghana until July 1958. First Issue of National Currency After Independence, the new monetary authority, the Bank of Ghana, issued its own currency in the ...

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The Black Presence in Early China

What of the African presence in early China? Have there been Black people in China? If so, what became of them? What happened to the Black people of early China? Are they still there? These are profound questions. Indeed, the African presence in China is perhaps the most challenging area of research within the broad realm of the African presence ...

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