General Body Meeting


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

General Body Meeting

  1. 1. NSA LIVE & LET’S LIVE!!
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Culture Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stories, Myths </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Expression (cultural aspect) </li></ul><ul><li>Open discussion to get other people involved </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming Events, Closing, or announcements </li></ul>
  3. 3. General Body Meeting <ul><li>Presenter: Ikenna Okoli </li></ul><ul><li>Topic: Ghana </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capital: Accra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location: Western Africa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Population: 22,409,572 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Facts about Ghana: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Cultural Facts contd. <ul><li>Natural Resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish, rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, limestone They were receptive to Christianity and education under British colonialism and missionary influence. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ethnic Groups: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Country Facts <ul><li>Independence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 March 1957 (from UK) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>President: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Agyekum KUFUOR (2001) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Religions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian 63%, Muslim 16%, indigenous beliefs 21% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Languages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English (official), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>African languages: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Flag of Ghana <ul><li>Flag Description: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of Bolivia, which has a coat of arms centered in the yellow band </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Ghanaian flag was the first African flag after the Flag of Ethiopia to feature these colors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The red represents the blood of those who died in the country's struggle for independence, the gold represents the mineral wealth of the country, the green symbolizes the country's rich forests and natural wealth, and the black star stands for the lodestar of African freedom. </li></ul></ul>Adopted: January 1, 1964 to February 28, 1966. Adopted in 1957
  7. 7. Government <ul><li>President John Agyekum Kufuor Visit to USA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Foreign Minister said President Bush praised Ghana for its democracy, good governance, and promotion of education and private sector growth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President Bush said his government was committed to ensure that the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Ghana's Compact was successfully taken through </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MCA would enable the country to modernize its agriculture. Ghana is expected to draw about 500 million dollars from the account (Signing July 28, 2006) </li></ul></ul>“ This is a man of peace who is honest, investing in his people and fighting corruption. Our government is confident working with his country” Said Bush
  8. 8. Music in Ghana <ul><li>The most well-known form of Ghanaian music is highlife, which has become popular all across Africa and much of the rest of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Castro is a famous Ghanaian hip-life artist. Hip-life is the infectious mix of highlife and hip-hop that is extremely popular in Ghana, especially with the youth. Castro is described as the 50 Cent of Ghana </li></ul><ul><li>Batman is the star of Ghana's raglife scene. Raglife is a fusion of Ragga and Reggae with hip-life and highlife. Also known as Ghana's Buju Banton, Batman is a mega star and has collected many awards. </li></ul><ul><li>Mzbel is a female Hiplife singer. She was originally pursuing a career in TV and got into music accidentally. </li></ul>Batman Castro Mzbel
  9. 9. Kojo Bambir <ul><li>Famous Gahanna </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kojo Bambir, from Ajumako Asaasan, Central Region, Ghana, started wood carving very early in live. </li></ul></ul>Chair of State (in the traditional asipim style), the Ghana Mace.
  10. 10. Your Knowledge <ul><li>What do you know about Ghana? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>July 28, signing for MCA Account-Worth $500 Million </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>22 million people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>capital Accra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yellow, green, red with black star in the middle of flag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>puts life in their music genre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independence day: march 6, 1957 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Announcements <ul><li>Death of Deshaun “Proof”Holton </li></ul><ul><li>Attend PAKSA Show on Friday 8 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Next meeting: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 27, 6 pm union 3202 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural Introduction: Unknown (could be yours) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember: LIVE AND LET’S LIVE!!! </li></ul></ul>