Deforestation

Posted on 27th April 2009 by admin in Rivers of Ghana-West Africa-See Artwork - Tags: ,

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Deforestation

Adu Kumi Ernest, age 17

Ghana, West Africa



This painting shows how some areas are polluted.  The forest has been destroyed by bush fire.  The cutting down of trees causes deforestation while the river has been polluted by toxic waste from factories and rubbish from our homes.


Editors Note: The rivers of Ghana have been severely damaged by the fact that the people of Ghana use wood for their daily cooking . Deforestation is rampant, even the Cambridge School that hosted our Global Rivers event had not 50″ ‘ from the front door had a dry riverbed that had once been a flowing river the principle told us that because the trees had been removed the river had dried up. Ernest portrays a healthy river lined with trees and the encroaching disease of deforestation.


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Untitled – Ansah

Posted on 15th April 2009 by admin in Rivers of Ghana-West Africa-See Artwork - Tags:

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Untitled

Yaw Awusu Ansah, age 14

Ghana, West Africa



My picture tells about the environment of a village called Nyamebekyere. The village was named after the river.  The people live in a clean environment and attend to communal labor to keep the environment clean. The hands of God show that cleanliness brings one closer to God.



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Ashante Celebration on the Volta

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Ashante Celebration on the Volta

Kwami Bakoji Foryner, adult

Ghana, West Africa



In this painting Kwami is showing the rich pagentry of the Ashante people. Kumasi, Kwami’s home town is Capital of Ashante land and the tribal traditions are very much a part of every day life. This painting depicts a funeral procession where it is traditional that people sing, dance and drum all night long to mourn and celebrate the passing of a loved one.


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Okumfumanachi

Posted on 4th April 2009 by admin in Rivers of Ghana-West Africa-See Artwork - Tags: ,

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Okumfumanachi

Kwami Bakoji Fornyer, adult

Ghana, West Africa




My painting shows a Ghanian folk hero from the 1600’s (Okumfumanachi) who through the manifestation of a miracle, brought the Ashanti people together in peaceful unity which has lasted to this day. Also depicted is the gold mining factory, which is polluting the rivers of Ghana, and endangering the wildlife of our country.


The Weeping God

Posted on 1st April 2009 by admin in Rivers of Ghana-West Africa-See Artwork - Tags: , , ,

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The Weeping God

Adu Kumi Ernest, age 17

Ghana, West Africa



The future looks dark, not dark by night but by pollution
of our rivers and our lakes. I could imagine how sad  the up and coming
generation will be. All the trees are cut down, rivers polluted by animal
waste and machine and boat smoke.

Let all unite and fight against the pollution.


Editors Note: We were so surprised to see the Danzu river
when we left the airport in Accra. It seemed it had been used as a

garbage dump. Trash was piled high on its green banks and the river
itself was gray and murky.


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