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Ga Students will Receive Scholarships – Regional Minister Henry Quartey Announces at Homowo

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The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, has declared that a scheme has been instituted to provide scholarships to students in Ga communities.

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The honorable minister made a pleasant announcement at the Homowo lecture series at the just-ended Homowo festival that took place within the Ga communities in Accra, according to citinews. According to Henry Quartey, the introduction of the scholarship scheme is aimed at equipping Ga Dangbe natives with the necessary skills to make them well-placed for the job market and reduce unemployment in the communities. 

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In addition to the scholarship scheme, the Greater Accra Regional minister also mentioned that he is putting in rigorous measures to ensure that Ga is taught and learned effectively in schools. In his own words: “During my vetting, I promised that the Ga language would be taught in schools in the region. I’ve already discussed this with the Education Minister. The Ministry will soon put a system in place to bring in more Ga teachers for the schools.” 

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The minister also added that he is planning to build a Ga-Dangbe research center to help preserve the history, culture, and heritage of the Ga people. Henry Quartey is fast proving himself as a man of more action than words. 

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Many react as netizens hails woman for drinking unclean water

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A netizen who believes that a woman is a hero for drinking unclean water has got many coming for her online.

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The picture, sighted on the Twitter timeline of @edithskyz, came with the caption, “African Woman ….Is A hero”. This has generated a lot of conversations online. 

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Why Ghanaian women wear beads

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Historically, bead making originated form Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. The culture then extended to Ghana and has ever since gained complete acceptance in the Ghanaian Culture. Ghana still remains the largest producer of beads in the world. This has made bead making a common job for some folks in Ghana and has therefore curb the high unemployment rate.

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Waist beads are traditional women accessory and they pass the culture of wearing beads to their daughters. Different cultures in Ghana have different reasons for putting on beads.

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Why do Ghanaian women wear beads?

Primarily, beads in Ghanaian culture are considered as fashionable items. However, they go beyond decoration. They are also used for communications, expression of ideas and messages.

Kings and chiefs in Ghana wear different strands of beads on their wrists and necks as a symbol of authority and power. Beads worn by Chiefs in Ghana are mostly made of Gold and are therefore of great value. Members of the royal family also wear beads for identification.

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In the Ashanti and Krobo Cultures, mothers give waist beads to their daughters to welcome them into adulthood. Once the daughters reach sexual maturity, larger beads may be added.

Waist beads act as waist trainers

Some women wear beads on their waist to control the growth of the waist. It also helps the shape the waist of women and also makes them sexually appealing.

Some women use waist beads as a weight monitoring tool

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Waist beads can naturally give a woman indication that she is gaining weight or losing weight.  This can be achieved by looking at the how the beads fit your waist at a particular time.

Some women also wear beads for meditation purposes

Interestingly, some people believe that wearing beads have some protective charms that prevents danger from coming. They are believed to release stress and anxiety.

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