• 1 hour Sporting activities suspended till July ending MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Fanatics of local sports would have to endure another two months of the absence of the games. This is because President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on the various disciplines till July 31 as part of Ghana’s Covid-19 fight. In his 10th address to the nation, the President said; “I have, by Executive Instrument extended the suspension of the remaining public gatherings, as set out in E.I. 64 of 15th March, until 31st July.” “In here, I refer to the suspension of sporting events, nightclubs, cinemas, drinking spots, bars, beaches, festivals” he said. President Akufo-Addo’s decision was ... more
  • 1 hour Ablakwa lauds ‘green-light’ for evacuation of Ghanaians stranded abroad MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs committee has lauded government’s decision to allow the return of Ghanaians stranded abroad. Writing on Facebook, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said: “I am glad President Akufo-Addo has finally given the green light for the evacuation of stranded Ghanaians as I have long advocated.” “Government must always be responsive to the plight of citizens,” he added. The legislator’s joy follows easing of Covid-19 preventive restrictions by President Akufo-Addo on Sunday. Despite announcing that the country’s borders remain closed to human traffic, the president yielded to growing pressure to allow the evacuation of Ghanaians stranded outside ... more
  • 2 hours Let’s have emergency school reopening manuals for our schools MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Now that the President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, made a decision regarding the reopening of schools, we must move to the next important stage of ensuring safety in our schools. We must ensure that the relevant health and sanitation protocols are adhered to in our schools in order to ensure that our schools do not become the new epicenters for the spread of the Covid-19. So far, Ghana is not alone in taking the decision to reopen schools, and that is why we must be guided by practices elsewhere ... more
  • 2 hours Catholicism inspires us to serve better MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghana is a secular Republic. I’ve always maintained the view that, in the greater interest of nationhood, religion should be separated from statecraft. But one cannot deny the social contributions that faith-based institutions have made and the impact they continue to have on the lives of Ghanaians. While faith is neither necessary nor sufficient for a just society, it continues to play an important role in influencing the moral code. We should take pride in the widespread belief that our Republic is under the trustworthy care of God. I am a member of the Holy Catholic Church. I was privileged ... more
  • 3 hours The thirst for potable water in Foshiegu MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Quenching her thirst means, walking over 20 minutes to a dirty and heavily polluted dam on the outskirts of the town.  Residents wash their feet and face, swim and also fish in the same water that majority of the people rely on for drinking. “We don’t have another water [source]; that is why we rely on this water. The water is too dirty it is not clear. When you drink that water you will not feel well, it can cause you diseases,” Monica said. Monica says she spends over two hours daily fetching water for her family and complains ... more
  • 3 hours George Floyd’s was death ‘premeditated murder’ – Lawyer MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A lawyer for the family of George Floyd, whose death sparked unrest across the US, has accused a police officer of “premeditated murder”. Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder, but lawyer Benjamin Crump told CBS news it was a case of first-degree murder. “We think that he had intent… almost nine minutes he kept his knee in a man’s neck that was begging and pleading for breath,” he said. Looting is reported in Philadelphia. Video from two Philadelphia TV stations on Sunday shows youths smashing several police cars and looting at least one store. Reporting on ... more
  • 3 hours Brazil now fourth-highest nation in Covid-19 deaths MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The number of coronavirus fatalities in Brazil has risen by almost 1,000 in a day, making the country’s overall death toll the world’s fourth highest. Its figure of 28,834 has now surpassed France, and only the US, the UK and Italy have recorded more deaths. President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently played down the outbreak, although the country has the world’s second-highest number of cases. He has criticised state lockdowns for harming Brazil’s economy and jobs. What are the latest figures? Brazil’s health ministry said the past 24 hours had seen 956 new deaths. This puts it past France’s total of ... more
  • 4 hours SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts on historic mission enter space station MyJoyOnline -Biz
    US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with, and entered, the International Space Station (ISS). Their Dragon capsule – supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company – attached to the bow section of the orbiting lab 422km above China. After a wait for leak, pressure and temperature checks, the pair disembarked to join the Russian and American crew already on the ISS. Hurley and Behnken launched from Florida on Saturday. Theirs is the first crew outing launched from American soil since the retirement of the US space agency (Nasa) shuttles nine years ago. This is the first ... more
  • 4 hours Gunmen ‘kill dozens’ at Burkina Faso cattle market MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Some 30 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso in a gun attack on a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said. It is unclear who was behind the attack, but Burkina Faso has seen a recent sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes. The violence has forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes. Local media earlier reported 20 killed, while quoting sources as saying the death toll could be considerably higher. AFP news agency quoted local residents as saying 30 ... more
  • 4 hours GWCL announces planned Weija dam spillage MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced a scheduled spillage of excess water from the Weija dam which has seen levels rise from 37ft to 47.9ft within two days. A statement signed by Communications Director, Stanley Martey, advised “property owners and residents in the area … to evacuate or take immediate precautionary measures to protect life and property.” Areas to be affected include Tetegu, Oblogo, Pambros Salt, Lower McCarthy Hill, Lower Weija, Bojo Beach, Ada Kope, Tsokome and surrounding communities. The company explained that it has begun sensitisation of residents ahead of the move to reduce its impact on ... more
  • 5 hours Covid-19: The lessons for the individual, family and the church MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Stores emptied of gloves, sanitizers, canned foods, toilet paper and water. Fights over the sale of limited supplies of face masks. Anger as attempts at getting provisions from the market or supermarket was met with inflated prices or dwindling stock. These pointed to the reality that indeed, my dear country Ghana, was going to experience a lockdown as other nations had already done. This had become imminent because the COVID-19 virus had spread from Asia to Europe, North America and to Africa, and finally Ghana. The deadly virus reared its ugly head in Ghana on March 12, bringing with it ... more
  • 5 hours Pandemic has catapulted banking sector into the future – Banking consultant MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A Banking Consultant Nana Otuo Acheampong has said the covid- 19 pandemic has catapulted the banking sector into the future. He said “Banking is a security-conscious industry, in that we take the confidentiality of customers so seriously…so right now what the banks are doing is they are investing a lot in encryption and verification of identities so that they will be able to combat the unforeseen. So banking is not going to be the same as it was before December 2019.” Speaking on the PM EXPRESS BUSINESS EDITION, Nana Otuo Acheampong added that “The process of digitization started some years ... more
  • 5 hours Ghana to evacuate stranded citizens abroad but borders remain closed MyJoyOnline -Biz
    President Akufo-Addo has yielded to pressure to evacuate Ghanaians stranded abroad since closure of the country’s borders on March 21. In his tenth address to the nation since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Akufo-Addo said “special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana.” “They will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols [on their arrival in the country,] he said the Sunday evening address. However, the country’s air, land and sea borders remain closed to general human traffic until further notice, the president noted. This is to prevent the importation of ... more
  • 6 hours Funerals, weddings now restricted to maximum of 100 persons MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Funerals and weddings can be held with a maximum of 100 persons, President Akufo-Addo has announced. Hitherto, such social events were restricted to not more than 25 persons, in the country as a measure to contain the novel coronavirus. As part of measures to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the President on March 31st imposed restrictions on some activities in the country. All the country’s borders were shut, schools were closed, and activities that involved gatherings of more than 25 persons were restricted including funerals, political rallies and weddings. The President, however, in his 10th address ... more
  • 6 hours Extensive stakeholder consultations resulted in easing some restrictions – Akufo-Addo MyJoyOnline -Biz
    President Nana Akufo-Addo says government’s decision to ease some restrictions were approved by extensive stakeholder consultations. He stated that he knew the devastating impact of the measures employed to defeat the virus has had on some bodies and organisations, therefore, with some stakeholder consultations some restrictions were eased. “As I have already said, everything that has been achieved, so far, would not have been possible without the strong co-operation of you, the Ghanaian people. “I know, at firsthand, the devastating impact the measures employed to defeat the virus has had on our social, religious, cultural and economic lives, ... more
  • 6 hours Final year students to resume classes towards exams from June 15 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    President Akufo-Addo has announced the reopening of schools for final year students at all levels of education on Monday, June 15, 2020. He said after an engagement with the various teacher unions, government has decided to allow final-year students to go back to school to prepare for their final examinations. In his 10th Address to the nation on measures taken by government to ease restrictions, President Akufo-Addo said all other levels of education will remain closed to students. Final year university students will resume classes on June 15 whiles Form 3 Senior High School students as well as Form ... more
  • 6 hours Akufo-Addo lifts Covid-19 restriction for final year JHS, SHS, university students MyJoyOnline -Biz
    President Akufo-Addo has lifted the ban on educational institutions for only final year students to return and study for their respective exit examinations. Speaking during his 10th address to the nation on measures government is taking to fight the virus, the President explained that the decision was reached after consultations with teacher unions across the country. This announcement forms part of what he described as a ‘phased approach’ to reopening the country in a bid to live with the virus in safety. President Akufo-Addo explained that “final year university students are to report to their universities on June 15.” “Final ... more
  • 6 hours Mass testing will not solve any problem – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has defended government’s policy of conducting coronavirus tests on only “at risk” populations. These include people who are known to have come into contact with those who have already tested positive for Covid-19. Speaking on JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown programme with Emefa Apawu, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah hinted the cost of testing makes it impossible for government to carry out mass testing. “The Ghana decision is to test what we call at risk populations,” he said.  “The science about testing is that you test negative today and could contract [the disease] as ... more
  • 7 hours Churches, mosques can open for a maximum of one hour per service MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Churches and mosques have been given permission to reopen to their congregants but only for an hour for each service. President Akufo-Addo, who said this during his 10th address to the nation Sunday added that such services must adhere to a mandatory one-metre rule of social distancing between congregants. “An abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of one 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or at the mosque. “In addition to the mandatory wearing of masks for all persons at all times in churches and mosques, a ... more
  • 7 hours Full text of Akufo-Addo’s 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. I have come again, for the tenth (10th) time, into your homes to speak to you about the Coronavirus pandemic, share with you information about the fight against the virus, and outline to you the decisions I have taken about the next chapter of our common battle. I thank each and every one of you for the collective and individual effort you have put in to help contain the spread of the disease on our shores. The great majority of us continue to adhere to the social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols; we have, as a ... more
  • 7 hours Ghana’s Covid-19 cases pass 8000 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    President Akufo has announced that Ghana’s coronavirus cases have reached 8070. During his 10th address to the nation in which he announced easing restrictions, he stated that 13 people out of this number are severely ill with one of them on a ventilator. He stated that the number of active cases in the country stands at 5087. President Akufo-Addo explained that the country has been faced with a milder manifestation of the virus than it was initially feared. However, he said that 36 person have unfortunately died from the virus. He also revealed that 106 persons have recovered bringing ... more
  • 7 hours Churches and mosques to re-open from June 5 – but with only 100 congregants at a time MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Up to 100 worshipers can congregate in churches, mosques and other places of worship from June 5, President Akufo-Addo has announced as part of easing Covid-19 restrictions. The threshold is, however, 25 percent attendance, which means the number could be smaller for congregations with smaller numbers. The leaders of these bodies are, however, expected to ensure their members adhere to proper social distancing protocols during worship. Veronica buckets are also to be provided for congregants to wash their hands and hand sanitisers provided. The president says services must last for a maximum of one hour He added masks are also ... more
  • 7 hours Indian Construction firm in Eastern Region to be reopened after spikes in COVID-19 cases MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Information Minister has announced that the Indian Construction firm, AFCON Infrastructure Limited, where a dozen of workers tested positive for COVID-19 will be reopened later this week. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the infected persons have recovered and discharged after they were treated. Speaking with Emefa Apawu on Beyond The Lockdown on the JoyNews channel Sunday, he said the situation in the area has been contained and keeping the facility under lock will not be prudent. “The cases in the Eastern Region is so contained. My understanding is that later this week they will reopen that factory. The ... more
  • 8 hours Easing restrictions guided by data, health experts advice but not driven by EC, NIA interest – Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Information Minister has said government’s ongoing conversations to ease restrictions are not driven by the interests of the Electoral Commission (EC) nor the National Identification Authority (NIA). Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the development is guided by data and the perspective of health experts with the health of the citizenry at the core of its plan. Speaking on JoyNews’ Beyond The Lockdown, Mr Nkrumah emphasised that the activities of the said bodies will be guided by the direction of the government going forward. “I am not too sure that these conversations that we are having necessarily are informed by what the ... more
  • 8 hours Playback: Akufo-Addo’s 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis MyJoyOnline -Biz
    President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 31 addressed the nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus in the country. This was the President’s tenth address since the outbreak of the disease in Ghana. Prior to this address, many have called for the ban on social gatherings and the closure of the country’s borders to be lifted. The extended ban which expires on Sunday, May 31, 2020, has affected all activities including church services, political rallies, workshops, conferences, burials and festivals. Meanwhile, Ghana has confirmed 8, 070 cases of the coronavirus with 36 deaths. The post Playback: Akufo-Addo’s 10th ... more
  • 8 hours Trump mocks Biden with dancing pallbearers MyJoyOnline -Biz
    US president Donald Trump “joined” – very likely inadvertently – the wave of people using viral coffin carriers to communicate a point on social media. Trump re-posted a video on Facebook which showed the Ghanaian pallbearers dancing with a coffin that had the words “Biden president” embossed on the side. Biden, the VP of Barack Obama is Trump’s main challenger in upcoming elections. The dancing troupe of have become a global sensation because of the viral use of their video and photo as a meme. Speaking to the BBC, Benjamin Aidoo, the group’s leader told the BBC that Trump’s post was the “ultimate ... more
  • 8 hours Amazon could compete directly with carmakers as it makes its move in self-driving space MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Jeff Bezos’s net worth jumped nearly 5% last month after Amazon’s stock hit a record high when the e-commerce leader registered unprecedented demand during the ongoing coronavirus-related lockdowns. In a developing story, the company is expected to further improve its stock price and strengthen market penetration as it emerges in the transportation field, competing directly with carmakers, package delivery firms and even ride-hailing companies. To achieve that goal, it will need to build its own logistics ecosystem and invest in electric and autonomous vehicle startups. By making such moves, Amazon could lower its shipping costs to the point that partners ... more
  • 8 hours Ghana Water Company to spill excess water from Weija Dam MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has alerted the general public especially those residing in Weija about its plan to spill excess water from the Weija Dam. The Company said this has become necessary as the Weija Dam level has risen from 37ft to 47.9ft within two days. As a result, the company will begin spilling excess water from the Dam as part of routine measures to safeguard it.  The safe operating level of the dam is 47ft. Like every dam, its safe operating levels are maintained to prevent it from possible collapse. Hence, the spillage. Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform the general public as well ... more
  • 8 hours Easing restrictions isn’t to allow EC compile new voters register – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has dismissed suggestions government’s decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions was to allow the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register. According to him, the president’s move is not driven by what happens at the Electoral Commission or the National Identification Authority, but they are informed by the need to secure public health and safety..  “We are not taking decisions on politics,” he stressed on JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown programme. The Information Minister indicated that, inspite of the fact that the President’s regional tours and other political activities have been impacted by ... more
  • 9 hours It’s my time, all young dancehall acts must remain indoors – Kahpun MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Up and coming musician, Kahpun says he is the next biggest dancehall artiste ready to take Ghana and the world by storm. According to him, this is the era for him to shine thus all other new dancehall artistes should press pause on their journey. Kahpun made the bold claims in an interview with Zion Felix when he was asked if he knew or heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress. “I have heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress but I’m not in a competition with any of them. They may all be doing their own things in different ... more
  • 9 hours Obour will face the law if he organised his father’s burial – Information Minister MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said he is not aware the father of popularly musician Bice Osei Kuffour died of Covid-19. There have been public backlash on social media over the decision by Obour to bury his father without permission from the authorities. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Speaking on Beyond The Lockdown with Emefa Apawu on Joy News, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said if the burial ... more
  • 9 hours UG-SRC submits proposal for review of grading system amid e-learning challenges MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana Legon has submitted a proposal to the management of the school for a possible review of the grading system to be used in their upcoming end of semester examination that will be conducted online. In a letter signed by the SRC president, Isaac Agyeman, the SRC said “after thoughtful consideration and extensive consultation coupled with data collected from the students concerning their experience with this new system of teaching and learning, it was prudent for a corresponding adjustment to the current grading system”. Per the SRC’s proposed grading system, a ... more
  • 9 hours 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility to be completed June ending – Covid-19 Private Sector Fund MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghana’s first-ever 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility, funded by the Covid-19 Private Sector Fund will be completed by the end of June instead of the initial May deadline. This according to management is due to some additional features added to the architectural plan in response to requests made by the Ghana Medical Association and other infectious disease clinicians and biomedical scientists. The project, located at the Ga East Municipal Hospital was commenced in April last month after a sod cutting ceremony graced by President Akufo-Addo. In a statement signed by Managing Trustee of the Fund, Senyo Hosi, the new requested ... more
  • 10 hours #JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church MyJoyOnline -Biz
    There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed ... more
  • 10 hours Bundesliga stars show support for U.S. protests MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Marcus Thuram, Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho have offered their support amid the ongoing protests in the United States as the Borussia Monchengladbach striker and Borussia Dortmund duo responded to the fight against police brutality and racism. The U.S. has seen protests spark across the country in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Minneapolis and Louisville, respectively. Both Floyd and Taylor, who were African-American, were killed by police, becoming the latest deaths in a country that has seen a number of similar incidents in recent years. In addition to the killings of Floyd and Taylor, America is also reeling ... more
  • 10 hours Sancho hits hat-trick as Dortmund thump Paderborn MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Jadon Sancho revealed a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message as he marked his first start since the resumption of the Bundesliga with a stunning second-half hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 victory at rock-bottom Paderborn. The England international followed up Thorgan Hazard’s simple 54th minute opener with his own tap-in three minutes later, and was quick to remove his shirt and show solidarity with those protesting against racism in the USA. The 20-year-old then restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage with his 16th league strike of the campaign after Uwe Hünemeier’s penalty had briefly reduced the arrears. Achraf Hakimi and substitute Marcel ... more
  • 10 hours Livestream: Beyond The Lockdown discusses potential easing of Covid-19 restrictions MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The President, after lifting the lockdown nearly two months ago, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond The Lockdown, viewers will be let in on how the government is proceeding with easing these restrictions. Joining the host Emefa Apawu on the show is Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He would also answer viewers’ questions that have been sent prior to the show. Beyond the Lockdown will be live on JoyNews TV. It will also be live on MyJoyOnline.com, ... more
  • 10 hours Social media users share expectations ahead of the President’s address MyJoyOnline -Biz
    In his last address to the state, President Nana Akufo-Addo extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of May 2020. Prior to this announcement, some people had called on the President to relax the rules. Apart from the ban on public gathering the country’s borders were also to remain closed until May 31. As Ghanaians wait patiently for an address from the President tonight, JoyNews took to its Twitter handle to ask people what their expectations were and the issues they wanted to be addressed by the President. Find some of the comments below: ... more
  • 11 hours Two Fake Soldiers Engaging In Fraud Arrested ModernGhana -Biz
    Two suspected robbers have been arrested by the Suhum District Police Day Patrol Team at Suhum overhead, in the Eastern Region for dressing in military uniform and armed robbery. The two suspects were identified as Solomon Aquah, a 25-year old civilian employee of the Ghana army who was dressed in full army uniform and Prince Obeng, a 20 year old driver in charge of a Daewo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GG 376- 18. Mr Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public R ... more
  • 11 hours Papavi Boys To Face Court ModernGhana -Biz
    The Volta Regional Police Command is serving notice it is preparing to put the 14 suspected separatists arrested on Saturday May 30 before a court in the coming days. The notice was contained in a release issued by the command and signed by its Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Cpl. Prince Dogbatse on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The 14 suspects who include 11 men and three women, one of whom was carrying a 2-year-old child were arrested during a joint security operation carried out by the 66 A ... more
  • 11 hours Parental Involvement In Inclusive Education Is Essential — Educationist ModernGhana -Biz
    Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an Educational Consultant in the United States, has highlighted the importance of parental involvement to the success of inclusive education. She said it is legal to have all students educated irrespective of their disability and economic background and parents are the first point of call if Ghana is to successfully implement her inclusive education policy. Ms Turkson, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said that in educating children with special ne ... more
  • 11 hours Traders Urged To Stop Displaying Foodstuff On Bare Ground ModernGhana -Biz
    Traders who sell Foodstuff in the various markets in the country have been advised against displaying their wares on bare ground to prevent the contamination of food stuffs. It is a common spectacle to see fruits and vegetables displayed on bare ground or on torn jute sacks and mats spread on dusty floors in most markets Ghanaian markets. Mr Harold Esseku, Vice President, Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), said Ghana 39;s markets needed reengineering to ensure food safety and ... more
  • 11 hours UK Aid-backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight ModernGhana -Biz
    A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples in the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading technology had also increased the country 39;s ability to deliver immunisation kits and vaccines for diseases, such as yellow fever, polio, diphtheria and measles. Already Coronavirus test sa ... more
  • 13 hours New Voters’ register: No qualified Ghanaian should be disenfranchised – National House of Chiefs MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The National House of Chief has expressed concerned about the growing tension in the country over the compilation of a new voter register in the face of challenges that require national unity and cohesion such as the Covid-19 crisis. It observes that political leaders appear to be more concerned about winning power than in the developmental needs of the people. In a statement, the President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, said traditional rulers are unhappy the Electoral Commission (EC) has failed to appear before the House, which has been seeking an “opportunity to promote dialogue ... more
  • 13 hours Yaw Adu Kuffuor MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Yaw AduKuffour affectionately called Bro. Yaw at home, and popularly known among his peers as Papoli was born on November 24, 1966 to Samuel Kojo Adu of blessed memory and Madam Rosina Aryee. He was the first born of his parents and the only son of his mother. He had his primary education at St Johns Primary School, Achimota(1973-1978) and Eto Primary School, Dansoman (1978-1979). He then proceeded to Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon for his secondary education from 1979 to 1986. He gained admission to the University of Ghana in 1987 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree ... more
  • 13 hours There was a miscommunication – Kaywa addresses Mr Drew’s YouTube brouhaha MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Highly Spiritual boss, Kaywa has shot down reports that one of his signees, Mr Drew, stole a song from American Nigerian artiste, Rotimi. According to him, they know the implications of copyrights infringements when it comes to intellectual property hence the company would not dare do that. Kaywa revealed the song, ‘Eat’ which featured Stonebwoy is only a cover of Rotimi’s Love Riddim. Mr Drew had the video for his new song taken down on YouTube and other streaming platforms due to copyright concerns raised by Rotimi’s team. A video that went viral on social media, showed a Ghanaian had ... more
  • 15 hours Do something new to recover from losses post Covid-19 – Otabil advises MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil says people need to try something different to recover from the losses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses, homes, relationships that have been broken do not need old mistakes and decisions to survive, he said in his Sunday Service. “As we recount all that has happened in our lives, we cannot calculate all the losses. There’s been tremendous losses in human life, in quality of life. People have lost their lives. People’s health have become fragile, businesses collapsed, homes distorted, sources of income shattered.” Mensa Otabil ... more
  • 15 hours Adina explains why she is not a Gospel artiste despite being a ‘church’ girl MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Female singer, Adina Thembi says she is not a Gospel artiste because to her, it involves more than just having a good voice. The ‘Take care of you’ hitmaker while speaking on the Kids Paradise show on Joy Prime stated that even though she grew up in the church, and as a young girl had started singing in the church’s choir, that didn’t warrant her doing gospel music. “I mean, I grew up in a church so I was very young when I started singing in Church. And I will sing with the big church choir. I’ll be the little ... more
  • 15 hours US must sit up, eliminate racial discrimination – AU on George Floyd ‘murder’ MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat has waded into the death of a black American man, George Floyd at the hands of police in the United States. The AUC chair issued a statement on the development on Friday voicing their strong condemnation of the violence, rejection of discrimination and intensified the call to action on the part of Washington. According to him, the US must intensify efforts to eliminate forms of ethnic and racial discrimination. He said the AU rejects ongoing discriminatory practices against black citizens of the US. George Floyd, 46, died in police custody earlier this ... more
  • 15 hours Koforidua police begin mass testing following death of station officer from Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A team of health personnel from the Eastern Regional Health Directorate has begun taking samples of police officers at the Koforidua District Police Command following the death of the station officer, a Chief Inspector from Covid-19. The exercise is to screen colleague police officers who came into contact with the deceased. Civilians and some staff at the Police Clinic who came into contact with the officer are all being screened. The 55-year-old station officer died on Friday, May, 29 at the Eastern Regional Hospital where he was on admission. The cause of death was not immediately known until sample results ... more
  • 15 hours Tony Yeboah on missing out on Bayern move and his famous Liverpool goal MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Former Leeds United forward Anthony Yeboah has picked his strike against Liverpool in 1995-96 as his best goal during his time in England. The Ghanaian was the toast of fans at Elland Road, a status boosted by his knack for spectacular goals. Two strikes, one against The Reds and another against Wimbledon, stand out. “Any time I am in England, I am asked about my goals and I always choose the goal against Liverpool because I am a Liverpool fan so it was special to score against them,” Yeboah told GTV Sports Plus. “And it was a long time that Leeds had beaten Liverpool. “I ... more
  • 15 hours Football will never be the same – Messi MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Lionel Messi thinks football “like life, will never be the same again” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Barcelona superstar prepares to return to the field with La Liga poised to restart. Covid-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world and caused the banning of mass gatherings in most countries, meaning football has had to take a back seat for several weeks amid the battle against the virus. There are plans for a return to a certain normality in the coming weeks, however, with several major football leagues in Europe having either restarted or are planning to resume their ... more
  • 15 hours PSG announce Icardi capture in £45m deal MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of forward Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal. Icardi, who has been a big success since joining on loan from Inter last summer, has signed a contract until 2024. The deal is reportedly worth £45m. This season, the Argentina international, who holds an Italian passport, has scored 12 goals in 20 Ligue 1 games and five times in six Champions League matches. The French league winners are through to the last eight of the competition. The move brings an end to an ill-tempered time for Icardi in Milan which resulted in him being left ... more
  • 16 hours Accident on Volta Lake: Seven more bodies recovered MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Seven more bodies have been retrieved from the Volta Lake after a boat capsized at Sopke, a suburb of Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region. This brings the total number of deaths to eight. A rescue team made up of mostly fishermen from the area, were able to retrieve the first casualty on Friday morning, a day after the incident occurred. The Kwahu Affram Plains North District NADMO Director, David Nyarko told JoyNews’ correspondent, Edwin Siaw that, the seven were all retrieved by the same rescue team. According to him, while three of the deceased have been sent to the Donkorkrom ... more
  • 17 hours Reopening of churches must be gradual, monitored – Kumasi Ministers Fellowship to government MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The leadership of the Kumasi Ministers Fellowship says the reopening of churches in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic should be gradual; at least for the next two weeks. While President Akufo-Addo is expected to outline new measures aimed at easing various restrictions imposed on the citizenry in an address to the nation, today May 31, some churches in Kumasi have begun preparation in anticipation of the lifting of the ban on social gathering. But Chairperson of the Kumasi Ministers Fellowship, says government should set up a team to inspect churches and other religious bodies on their ability to accommodate ... more
  • 17 hours YouTube blocks Mr Drew’s hit song featuring Stonebwoy MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghanaian budding musician, Mr Drew is in hot waters after YouTube blocked his latest track on the site for copyright infringement. His latest hit song ‘Eat’, which features Stonebwoy, was reportedly blocked after an anonymous artiste reported the duplication to the real owner. The song is a cover of Empire’s Rotimi, which he titled ‘Love Riddim’ and has enjoyed massive airplay both in Africa and abroad. Rotimi upon receiving the hint reported the development to YouTube which immediately pulled down the song from its site. “This video contains content from EMPIRE, who has blocked it in your country on copyright ... more
  • 18 hours Information Minister to open up on easing of restrictions on JoyNews’ Beyond The Lockdown MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Its been nearly two months since President Akufo-Addo lifted the lockdown placed on persons in Accra, Kasoa, Tema, and Kumasi. The President, however, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond the Lockdown, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, will sit down with JoyNews’ Emefa Apawu to discuss the easing of these restrictions. Viewers can send in their questions for the Minister via the Whatsapp line 0244340437 and to all JoyNews’ social media platforms. Beyond the Lockdown will ... more
  • 18 hours JoyNews TV to host Information Minister on ‘Beyond The Lockdown’ tonight MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Its been nearly two months since President Akufo-Addo lifted the lockdown placed on persons in Accra, Kasoa, Tema, and Kumasi. The President, however, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond the Lockdown, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, will sit down with JoyNews’ Emefa Apawu to discuss the easing of these restrictions. Viewers can send in their questions for the Minister via the Whatsapp line 0244340437 and to all JoyNews’ social media platforms. Beyond the Lockdown will ... more
  • 18 hours Mahama reiterates calls for mass testing MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama has reiterated calls to government to consider conducting mass testing exercises before the reopening of schools. According to Mahama, government has accumulated enough resources in the name of Covid-19 to be able to fund a mass testing exercise, “even if it has to rely on private laboratories; for the sake of the life and health of Ghanaians.” In the latest in his series of letters to government and the general public, he suggested that following the reopening of schools, students, teachers and ancillary staff returning to school or church attendants should undergo ... more
  • 18 hours Hosts of Kids Paradise on Joy Prime share their experiences with e-learning MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Following the ban on public gathering in March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, various schools have been forced to migrate teaching and learning onto online platforms. On the Kids Paradise show on Joy Prime Saturday, some kids shared their experiences with the various online platforms their schools were using and whether it has proven beneficial as they stay at home. Talking about how their various platforms operate, these were their responses; Juanita Boaitey My school uses google platform. They give us work though. They give us notes, but for me I’m not a person ... more
  • 18 hours Nineteen Nigerians intercepted en route Niger MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Nineteen Nigerians, who attempted to travel out of Ghana to Niger through Burkina Faso contrary to the President’s directive on the closure of all the national borders, have been arrested at Hamile, in the Upper West Region. The illegal migrants were all males, aged between 14 and 43, were arrested on Friday, at about 0820HRS at Beat two, an unapproved route bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso in the Hamile Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). A statement signed by Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for GIS, and copied to the ... more
  • 18 hours Nineteen Nigerians intercepted en route to Niger MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Nineteen Nigerians, who attempted to travel out of Ghana to Niger through Burkina Faso contrary to the President’s directive on the closure of all the national borders, have been arrested at Hamile, in the Upper West Region. The illegal migrants were all males, aged between 14 and 43, were arrested on Friday, at about 0820HRS at Beat two, an unapproved route bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso in the Hamile Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). A statement signed by Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for GIS, and copied to the ... more
  • 19 hours How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero MyJoyOnline -Biz
    When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But there’s one overlooked success story — Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year. This is all the more remarkable considering Vietnam is a low-middle income country with a much less-advanced healthcare system than others in the region. It only has 8 doctors for ... more
  • 19 hours A two-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in South Africa MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A two-day-old baby has died of coronavirus-related condition in South Africa, the government said Thursday. The baby was born preterm with lung difficulties and had to put on a ventilator, according to a statement from the health ministry. “The mother had tested positive for COVID-19, and the child subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 as well. It is important to appreciate the complexities of the underlying condition of prematurity,” the statement read. The baby is among the 27 coronavirus deaths announced Wednesday, bringing the total number to 339, according to the ministry. With more than 18,000 cases, South Africa has the highest ... more
  • 19 hours Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Down beneathI can’t breatheCenturies on, I remain at reefDeep is my griefForget that book! I’m black and outColoured, I surely standoutAnd truly don’t countPushed down to outWith nowhere to lookForget that book! That book is just grammarBeing black, ain’t no dramaI’m guilty until proven innocentBut he’s innocent until proven guiltyForget that book! That bookIs the oppressor’s hookMy liberty he tookJustice for me, a flukeAnd yet he calls that book, a law to watch our back.Damn! What crime is it to be black?Forget that book! We’ve screamed and screamed and yet we stuck!True ... more
  • 19 hours Five-month-old Brazilian baby survives coronavirus after 32 days in coma MyJoyOnline -Biz
    After spending a month in an induced coma due to Covid-19, Dom, a 5-month-old Brazilian baby, gets to go home and celebrate his 6-month birthday. A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He spent 54 days in the hospital — 32 of them in an induced coma and connected to a ventilator, Dom’s father, Wagner Andrade, told CNN. “He had some difficulty breathing so the doctors thought it was a bacterial infection,” he said. “But the medication didn’t work and he got worse. Then me and ... more
  • 19 hours 25 cities across 16 states have now imposed curfews amid George Floyd riots MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has extended a curfew, which initially applied only to downtown, to the whole city. The curfew requires everyone within the City of Los Angeles to stay indoors tonight, from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. “I will always protect Angelenos’ right to make their voices heard and we can lead the movement against racism without fear of violence or vandalism,” Garcetti said in a statement. “The vast majority of people taking to the streets are doing it peacefully, powerfully, and with reverence for the sacred cause they’re fighting for. This curfew is in ... more
  • 21 hours Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) led by Pastor Mensa Otabil is holding a virtual church service. The initiative is to adhere President Akufo-Addo’s ban all social gatherings, including church services and other religious gatherings.
    Join Pastor Mensa Otabil [LIVE] as we partake of The Lord's Holy CommunionPosted by International Central Gospel Church on Sunday, May 31, 2020 The ban has been in force for two months following the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Watch the live stream of the service below The post Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 22 hours Obuor’s father, who reportedly died of Covid-19, laid in state on the blind side of authorities MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ashanti Regional Health authorities are distancing themselves from the laying in state and burial of father of popular musician, Obour who tested positive for Covid-19 two months ago. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Though a positive Covid-19 case, the family, transported the body from Accra, laid him in state and performed burial rights for him at the family house at Juaso in the Asante Akyem Municipality of ... more
  • 22 hours 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 113 more cases of Covid-19 across the country as of Sunday morning. The update brings the country’s tally to 7,881 since it was last updated on Saturday evening. Also, one more person has died from the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 26. The active cases now stand at 5,004. Lockdown has been lifted in some hotspots in the country for a month now and President Akufo-Addo is reportedly planning an address to further ease restrictions today, Sunday. The post 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 appeared ... more
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