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Postby Kwame Nyame 64 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:47 pm

Traditionalists Disappointed In Gov’t

Date: 30-Mar-2012



Head of the AFRIKANIA Mission, Osofo Komfo Atsu Kove and practitioners of African Traditional Religion (ATR) in Ghana have expressed disappointment in the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) about the way the party has sidelined them at State functions.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by Osofo Komfo Atsu Kove, head of the mission, copied to Office of the President and other concerned bodies, reiterated that traditionalists in Ghana were very disappointed in the current NDC administration.

According to the statement, even though NDC was seen to be toeing the line of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, it was the only party that was sidelining the culture of Ghana by ignoring the pouring of libation at State functions.

“In the era of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, libation was poured before all other prayers at state functions. We also remember very well that libation was poured at dawn (5am) on Radio Ghana every day for the nation by Okyeame Akuffo, the State Linguist,” it noted.

The statement called on Ghanaians to be reminded of how Dr Nkrumah once deported an Anglican Bishop of Accra for walking out when libation was being poured at the first celebration of Independence Day in Accra.

“Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah deported the bishop for disrespecting African culture,” it said.

According to the statement, when the NDC came to power, it saw it appropriate to honor the father of the nation, Dr Nkrumah, by celebrating his centenary anniversary “so we were very surprised that libation prayers were not offered during the main programme at the Nkrumah Mausoleum where his mortal remains are at rest”.

Further citing another example, it said when the Black Satellites returned after partaking in the world cup tournament, only the practitioners of foreign religions were invited to pray while the custodians of the land were ignored.

“This unfortunate situation did not end there. When the Black Stars came from the African Cup of Nations tournament in Angola, only Christians and Muslims were called upon to pray at the airport while traditionalists were again ignored.

“Afrikania Mission thinks this kind of behavior amounts to religious discrimination and persecution of African Traditional Religion in Ghana”.

The statement lamented that what President Mills was currently doing should be considered as very unfortunate, especially when he claimed to be the father of all the citizens of Ghana.

“We are beginning to doubt the sincerity of this declaration by President Mills because we are of the view that other nations and countries do not respect other people’s religious culture above their own.

“We must not forget that the Creator, in His own wisdom, created all kinds and groups of people and gave them a way of life which we call culture and this is what identifies people.

“Any group of people who throw their culture away instead of preserving it and improving on it are without self-respect,” it stated.

“It is also shocking that President Atta Mills’s administration is trying to force Ghanaians to become either Christians or Muslims. His present prayer for the nation programme is a testimony. Ghanaians must give it a second thought.”

During the election time, all Ghanaians, including African Traditional Religious practitioners, prayed for a peaceful election which Prof John Atta Mills won.

“We are, therefore, very surprised that he later turned his back on African Traditional Religious practitioners who are the custodians of the land and who also prayed for his success. Government must know that every vote counts. No ballot paper has any religious coloration,” it added.

Source: Stella Danso Addai/Daily Guide
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Postby Q' lypse » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:01 am

one word..

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Postby Kwame Nyame 64 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:04 am

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Postby Q' lypse » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:12 am

Kwame Nyame 64 wrote:http://edition.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201204/84364.php


Kwame say something instead of just posting links abi
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Postby Kwame Nyame 64 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Q' lypse wrote:
Kwame Nyame 64 wrote:http://edition.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201204/84364.php


Kwame say something instead of just posting links abi


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Kwacool21 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:56 am

Definitely dissapointing, we must keep our traditions alive.
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Postby quophi aletse » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:34 am

Kwame Nyame 64 wrote:
Q' lypse wrote:
Kwame Nyame 64 wrote:http://edition.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201204/84364.php


Kwame say something instead of just posting links abi


:lol: :lol: :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol: ......
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Postby Q' lypse » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:08 am

this is turning into a laughing thread?

U guys know u wanna say something....smdh :roll:
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Postby quophi aletse » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:27 am

Q' lypse wrote:this is turning into a laughing thread?

U guys know u wanna say something....smdh :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: eiiii ...... wetin be ur palava pastor ...... :lol:
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Postby Q' lypse » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:19 pm

quophi aletse wrote:
Q' lypse wrote:this is turning into a laughing thread?

U guys know u wanna say something....smdh :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: eiiii ...... wetin be ur palava pastor ...... :lol:
massa u know u have something to say... :evil:
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Postby quophi aletse » Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:09 pm

Q' lypse wrote:
quophi aletse wrote:
Q' lypse wrote:this is turning into a laughing thread?

U guys know u wanna say something....smdh :roll:


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: eiiii ...... wetin be ur palava pastor ...... :lol:
massa u know u have something to say... :evil:


:lol: :lol: :lol: u paaa ...... and what do u have to say .....

these are very powerful statements though
“We must not forget that the Creator, in His own wisdom, created all kinds and groups of people and gave them a way of life which we call culture and this is what identifies people.

“Any group of people who throw their culture away instead of preserving it and improving on it are without self-respect,” it stated.
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Postby Q' lypse » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:03 am

we've spoken about this over and over again... anyway.. those bitches in the government who think somehow they are doing their god a favor by shunning their own culture and traditional ways are self destructing and it pains me more when they are the leaders of the country. This is likely to fall on the younger generation
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Postby Kwame Nyame 64 » Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:51 pm

Q' lypse wrote:we've spoken about this over and over again... anyway.. those bitches in the government who think somehow they are doing their god a favor by shunning their own culture and traditional ways are self destructing and it pains me more when they are the leaders of the country. This is likely to fall on the younger generation


Typically,a Ghanaian wld find no trouble at all swearing in the name of God with Bible in hand and lie but wld dare not do the same with Antoa Nyama(Akan river goddess) or Tigare.
Why is this so?
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Postby Q' lypse » Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:58 pm

Kwame Nyame 64 wrote:
Q' lypse wrote:we've spoken about this over and over again... anyway.. those bitches in the government who think somehow they are doing their god a favor by shunning their own culture and traditional ways are self destructing and it pains me more when they are the leaders of the country. This is likely to fall on the younger generation


Typically,a Ghanaian wld find no trouble at all swearing in the name of God with Bible in hand and lie but wld dare not do the same with Antoa Nyama(Akan river goddess) or Tigare.
Why is this so?
Wow. This is head on truth. So true..
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Postby OPIAMENSA » Mon May 21, 2012 1:39 am

In the current dispensation, this, I find, is the only religion that can put an end to the bribery and corruption that transcend the nation; from parliamentarians to the civil servant. Christianity has no better answers for us.

For example, your average Ghanaman christian will go to church on Sunday and then begin collecting bribes first thing Monday morning until Friday evening. This is because he has been taught to believe that he can commit every manner of dastardly deed and that he can get away with it when he mentions the name of the Jewish rebel prophet called Jesus. All he has to do is pray in Jesus' name. So the thievery and bribery that beset our development thrive while the nation suffers. Bribery, graft and corruption lay waste to all efforts to better our lot. President Mills, the chief christian among us, cannot bring himself to legislate bribery into oblivion because of the same reason: he is a christian.

The hospital attendant or nurse will steal all the medical supplies while calling out in Jesus' name. The school administrator will accept Vagina bribes and money bribes and cut out a poor but better qualified student. The police officer ... yes the policeman will fleece the criminal as well as the criminal's victim in the name of his christian version of justice. The passport Officer will accept his fair share. The airport worker will accept tips and bribes while allowing the thieves to pass through. The customs Officer will collect his fair share at the harbour while Jesus looks on. The list is endless.

Christianity has failed us. It has become the bane of Ghana because it is an instrument of mind control. It was not meant to aid our development.
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