• 1 week 1992 constitution’s indemnity clause was an act of political pragmatism – Prof. Ahwoi MyJoyOnline -Biz
    National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Prof Kwamena Ahwoi says criticisms that the 1992 Constitution was written to protect the interests of former President Jerry John Rawlings are largely erroneous. According to him, only an aspect of the constitution provides such protections, and that, not only do they provide immunity to the former President but also those that worked with him during the PNDC era. In an interview on JoyNews’ PM Express, Prof Ahwoi who was a Minister of Local Government in the PNDC regime explained that the indemnity clause was necessary to ensure that power was transitioned peacefully from the ... more
  • 1 week Ghana records 782 new Covid-19 cases, tally now 34,406 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghana has recorded 782 new Covid-19 cases as of July 26, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). These are samples that were taken from the period June 23 to July 25, 2020, but reported from the lab on July 26. This brings Ghana’s tally of recorded Covid-19 cases to 34,406, out of which 30,621 persons have recovered/discharged. Currently, there are 3,617 active cases with patents at various stages; eight are critical, four are on ventilators and 25 severe according to the GHS website. The death toll however remains at 168. Regional Breakdown Greater Accra Region ... more
  • 1 week I sidestepped Mahama’s running mate role to ensure generational transition – Kwesi Botchwey MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Former Finance Minister Dr Kwesi Botchwey says he refrained from taking up the role of running mate to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer to make room for ‘generational transition’ in the party. According to him, this move was necessary in order to give the party a refreshing appeal in a political terrain as dynamic as Ghana’s. “I think that every kingdom must take a generational transition. You can’t have the same generation of people leading and directing the party all the time,” he said. Dr Botchwey was tipped to be among the top personalities to deputise the ... more
  • 1 week Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo of UG elected to FILLM Executive Committee MyJoyOnline -Biz
    University of Ghana’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes (FILLM). Her election took place on Sunday, July 26, 2020, during a virtual committee meeting of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures. Prof. Appiah Amfo will serve as Assistant Secretary-General for the organisation from 2020 to 2023. At that same meeting, a Ghanaian professor of African studies (African Languages and literatures) at University of Vienna, Professor Adams Bodomo, was elected as President. Meanwhile, reacting to ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Trump defends hydroxychloroquine again MyJoyOnline -Biz
    US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. He argued the malaria medication is only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he is the one who suggested it. His remarks come a day after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip in praise of hydroxychloroquine. There is no evidence the drug can fight the virus, and regulators warn it may cause heart problems. Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against the use of the drug for treatment of the coronavirus, following reports ... more
  • 1 week Absa Bank applauds M.anifest for winning ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Absa Bank Ghana has congratulated its Brand Ambassador and award-winning musician Kwame Amet Tsikata known in showbiz as M.anifest for being named one of the nine recipients of the Macalester College 2020 Alumni Awards in the United States of America (USA).  Nominated by peers selected by the College’s Alumni Board, M.anifest was announced winner of the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Grand Celebration: Reunion Kick-Off event held earlier this month.  According to the Macalester College Alumni Board, the award recognizes M.anifest’s leadership in civic, social, religious, and professional activities. “It is given because the Macalester community believes that a college education should be the training and inspiration for unselfish and effective ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Tasks Leadership Of YEA To Lead In Creation Of Sustainable Jobs ModernGhana -Biz
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has tasked the leadership of the Youth Employment Agency to continue leading the job creation agenda for the youth and ensure more jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities are created especially in the six new Regions. The President says it is his vision that massive infrastructural development and economic empowerment are greatly felt in every part of the country aside the traditional commercial cities. President was happy that the agenda for the ... more
  • 1 week Samsung rolls out ‘Stay Connected and Win’ promotion MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghanaians are learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of life. However, they will now be given more reasons to find comfort in their homes through the power of Samsung’s innovative technology. To help with adapting to the rules of social distancing and bring joy to homes across the country, Samsung products can now be won until 31 July 2020 in the ‘Stay Connected and Win” campaign. Samsung’s weekly draws will give those who have purchased a Samsung device and entered the competition the chance to win prizes including Samsung TV’s, washing machines and fridges. “It’s amazing ... more
  • 1 week Unilever Ghana revenue drops by 47% in 2019; half-year unaudited results reveal MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Unilever Ghana Limited has published its 2020 half year unaudited financial accounts. The company posted revenue of ¢204.1 million for the period, compared to ¢314.0 million in the same period last year. The company explained that even though a decline in revenue was posted for the period compared to the corresponding prior-year period, the turnover achieved was in line with management’s forecasts. Unilever Ghana Limited further explains that the decline in turnover during the half year of 2020 as against results recorded the same period last year (2019) is on account of efforts initiated to refresh its route ... more
  • 1 week Harvey A. Risch: The key to defeating Covid-19 already exists. We need to start using it MyJoyOnline -Biz
    As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with Covid-19 ... more
  • 1 week CDC announces additional $75m trade finance deal with Absa as part of Covid-19 response MyJoyOnline -Biz
     CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has today announced an additional $75 million commitment to its existing trade finance facility with Absa Bank. The investment will provide systemic liquidity across CDC’s African markets and enable local banks to sustain the availability of trade finance, supporting supply chains during the Covid-19 crisis.  The pandemic has put significant pressure on African banks as international banks continue to “de-risk”, withdraw from the continent and reduce their correspondent banking relationships in developing economies. In the context of broad outflows of capital from Africa, counter-cyclical commitments from development finance ... more
  • 1 week Ensure safety protocols to attract customers – NCCE to business owners. MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has advised businesses to uphold Covid-19 protocols to assure customers of their safety. “Adherence to all the safety protocols at workplaces would go a long way to give assurance to patrons that your premises is safe for business, NCCE tells business owners.” The Ho Municipal Director of the Commission, Gagakuma Setriakor made this call when they visited some offices and shops to educate them on the need to put in place safety Protocols at their premises.  He told the business owners the commission has observed many people are unwilling to visit places like ... more
  • 1 week Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Actress Akofa Edjeani is urging movies makers to be a little more creative with production and distribution if they have the industry’s growth at heart. Speaking on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday, she admitted that the movie industry is suffering but with the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers can take advantage of many of them to sell movies. “We have to start thinking outside the box. You need to now sit down, think and act smart,” Akofa Edjeani told George Quaye host of the show. JoyNews/AdomNews · Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers She ... more
  • 1 week Ghanaian politicians abroad lured me into politics – Joe Hackman MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Former MP for Gomoa West Joseph Kingsley Hackman has disclosed that some Ghanaian politicians abroad influenced him to venture into politics when he had no interest. According to Mr Hackman, frontline politics was not something he had much interest in until he met some “New Patriotic Party (NPP) gurus” in New Jersey. “It was in 2002 that the youth of Apam informed me that they wanted me to contest for Apam and become our MP and I rejected several times. So that day I was in the US on Sabbatical and phone calls kept coming. “They managed to get my ... more
  • 1 week 14-year-old girl has 6 giant pythons as pets MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A 14-year-old Indonesian girl has been getting a lot of attention on social media thanks to her unusual pets – six giant pythons that she loves to pet and cuddle in her videos. Most people would run for their life at the sight of a full-grown python, especially one that looks like it could swallow an adult human with ease, but Chalwa Ismah Kamal isn’t most people. The 14-year-old teenager, who reportedly hails from Purworejo, Central Java, shares her home with six massive pythons and appears to have no concern for her safety when she’s around them. Photos ... more
  • 1 week US, Ghana governments collaborate to achieve malaria elimination and zero malaria deaths by 2030 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    he U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 per cent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five, from 21 per cent in 2016 to 14 per cent in 2019. The survey, conducted by GSS and NMCP, provides critical data to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and ... more
  • 1 week I’ll adopt a small size government when re-elected – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Former President John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has assured Ghanaians that he would adopt a small size government should he win the December 7 elections. He said the savings from governance due to the reduction in size would be channelled to paying district assembly members to collect accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas. Former President Mahama, outdooring his running-mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, said the next NDC government planned to embark on an aggressive job and entrepreneurial programme in the public and private sectors to deliver a minimum of 250,000 ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19 virus does not spread fast in buses – Ghana Health Service boss MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The evidence so far in the country does not support the risk of transfer of Covid-19 in cars like other diseases, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. “Our advice to allow all form of transportation services to resume full operation is that based on our experiences and contact tracing activities we have had cases all over but we have not found anyone who traced the infection through transport,” he said. Speaking at a media briefing to give updates, Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated that activities in cars were not like other places because the passenger ... more
  • 1 week Motor rider on bail over robbery MyJoyOnline -Biz
    An Accra Circuit Court has granted 22-year-old Stanley Awudu, alias Tanko, a ¢20,000 bail with two sureties to be justified over an alleged robbery. Mr Awudu has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. He will make his next appearance in court on August 31, 2020. Meanwhile, two of his accomplices are on the run. Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah that Emmanuel Kwabena Haruna, the complainant, is an excavator operator and resident of Obuasi-Mangoase in the Ashanti Region while Awudu is a motor rider at Agbogbloshie in Accra. On ... more
  • 1 week Enchi District Magistrate Court convicts 3 for stealing MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Enchi District Magistrate court on Tuesday convicted three men for stealing a music player and two micro memory chips valued at GH¢180.00 at Kwahu in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region. Bismark Diawuo alias Heaven Gate, 21, farmer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry and stealing while his accomplice Stephen Attse alias Jupitar, 28, illegal miner pleaded not guilty. A 42 year-old illegal miner, Hudu Abukari popularly known as Etsewura, who bought the stolen music player was charged for dishonestly receiving but he pleaded not guilty. They were however convicted by the court, presided ... more
  • 1 week 5 persons remanded over attempted murder MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Five persons who tied another man with a rope and tried to lynch him at Twenedaso, near Mpasatia in the Atwima Mponua District, have been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Adama Ali 52, Haruna Ali 52, Kofi Daniel 45, Godwin Lare 48, all farmers and Haruna Salifu 25, driver, were said to have tied the neck and hands of Kwame Owusu, alias “Kramo” with a nylon rope and beat him severely for damaging the water hose used in their illegal mining activities. Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey that ... more
  • 1 week Court remands herdsmen over robbery MyJoyOnline -Biz
    An Accra Circuit Court has remanded ten herdsmen into police custody for allegedly robbing cattle belonging to the complainants. They are: Amidu Mohammed, Yakubu Amadu, Illiasu Azumah, Seidu Bukakar, Kwesi Agiri, alias “Bombay,” Salifu Osman, Musah Azumah, Ibrahim Haruna, Suleman Osman and Dallamin Mohammed, alias “Young”. All the accused persons, except Osman denied conspiring to rob the complainants of their cattle.The other accomplices are at large. The accused would make their next appearance on August 11, 2020. Mr Jafaru Ali, counsel for the accused pleaded with the Court to grant his clients’ bail as it was not certain when the ... more
  • 1 week Sierra Leone journalists welcome end to libel law MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The International Federation of Journalists has called the repealing of Sierra Leone’s criminal libel law “a great victory for freedom of information”. The law, which meant people could be jailed for libellous statements, was repealed on 23 July. Before that, people could be jailed for up to three years, whether or not what they wrote was true. That’s because the law did not allow truth as a defence, unless you can prove that publishing the truth is in the public interest. Campaigners have been arguing for more than a decade for the law to be repealed. Among their complaints was ... more
  • 1 week Kelyn Boy and Wendy Shay bury feud MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Blakkarm Group signee Kelvyn Boy and Rufftown Record artiste Wendy Shay have buried their feud. The two, in 2019, were engaged in back and forth after Kelvyn Boy allegedly snubbed Wendy Shay at the joint peace press conference organised for Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Although many people saw the ‘Mea’ hitmaker’s actions as disrespectful, he said in an interview that it was not intentional. However, the feud continued on their social media pages and interviews when Kelvyn Boy had said on Luv FM that he would not engage in a feud with an artiste who has a songwriter. The ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: How it turned the tables on Ghana’s diaspora MyJoyOnline -Biz
    In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes about how the prospect of living abroad has lost its attraction in the time of coronavirus. We used to say here in Ghana, half in jest, half in truth, that you can find a Ghanaian in every country in the world. I’ve heard of Ghanaians in Greenland, Iceland and Papua New Guinea. I admit, I haven’t heard about a Ghanaian in the Faroe Islands, which is my idea of the most exotic and faraway place, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of ... more
  • 1 week Enimil Ashon: Why Hawa Koomson is still at post MyJoyOnline -Biz
    In Ghana, the masses have ceased grumbling. They’ve decided, rather, to return, in equal dosage, the ruling classes’ selfish greed and corruption. In times like this, a columnist’s mind needs extra fortification. The evil that men do sieges the mind. To the extent that evil reigns, the columnist finds that invariably, his/her content is dominated by politics – not the politics that births progress but politics dictated by people with dishonourable motives who want to be in Parliament to be called ‘Honourable’. In the hope that this column will be read by the President and leadership of Parliament, I skip ... more
  • 1 week Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Florida has reported 191 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the start of the epidemic, the state health department has said. Florida’s total death toll has now surpassed 6,000. The US’ third most populous state is now second only to California in total number of COVID-19 cases with 441,997, an increase of 9,230 from the day before. The post Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 1 week Electoral Commission introduces digital queue management to reduce congestion at registration centres MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has outdoored a digital queue management system to tackle mass gathering at the various voter registration centres across the country. In light of this, applicants can book a slot in a ‘priority queue’ anywhere they before they visit the premises to be registered. This new development was announced by the Electoral Commission in a statement dated, Tuesday. This comes after series of concerns over the disregard for social distancing protocols during the registration process . The EC stated that the move was necessary to encourage the observance of safety protocols at the centres. “The Electoral Commission ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for 2019/20 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Ghana international Jordan Ayew has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for his stellar campaign across 2019/20, with the club’s fans naming the forward as their choice by a clear distance. Ayew, who netted nine times this season and played in 39 games, received an impressive 37% of the total votes from almost 6,000 supporters. The Black Stars striker beat Vicente Guaita (28.2%) and Gary Cahill (16.7%) to scoop the accolade, which he called “a really, really big moment.” Ayew collected a total of three awards, Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Goal ... more
  • 1 week mPharma launches free Hepatitis B test to mark World Hepatitis Day MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A healthcare technology company, mPharma has launched about 200 free rapid hepatitis B (HBV) tests to mark World Hepatitis Day. This year’s World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated under the theme, “find the missing millions”, hence mPharma is leading the charge with an awareness and testing campaign to find the ‘missing millions’ in Ghana by finding the undiagnosed and linking them to treatment.  According to research, Ghana is classified as one of the high risked countries where the prevalence of HBV infections is estimated to be 12.3 per cent.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that only one in 10 ... more
  • 1 week Transport fares to be reduced by 10% effective August 1 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Public transport fares will be reduced by 10% effective August 1, the General Secretary of the Ghana Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) Duncan Amoah has said. According to him, “This is in respect to the fact that the President in his last address to the nation eased down restrictions as far as social distancing in public transportation systems is concerned.” President Akufo-Addo while ushering the nation into phase two of easing down restrictions on Sunday said public transport operators can resume operations at full capacity. Thereafter, COPEC called on transport operators to reduce transport fares. Although some drivers said they ... more
  • 1 week Cast a global net when choosing people for movies – Leila Djansi to filmmakers MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Film Producer Leila Djansi is urging her colleague to widen their net when it comes to casting people for their content. She said on Joy News’ Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday that she always casts people from different countries and backgrounds in her film to give it the diversity it needs. Some of these movies include Sinking Sands which had the likes of Ama K Abeberese, Haitian-American actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigeria’s Yemi Blaq and ‘Ties that Bind‘ with casts including America’s Kimberly Elise, John Dumelo and Nigeria’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. According to her, these films produced in the ... more
  • 1 week Provincial Grand Lodge South-East supports Princess Marie-Louise and Atua Government Hospital MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Provincial Grand Lodge South-East under the Grand Lodge of Ghana (GLOG), has in the last one month supported two hospitals in the country. The Princess Marie-Louise Hospital in Accra and Atua Government Hospital at Odumase-Krobo were beneficiaries as part of its 2019-2020 annual Charity activity. The support is also part of GLOG’s assistance to public health institutions in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Replacement of Mosquito Netting and Installation of Insect Killing Devices at the Princess-Marie-Louise Hospital The PGLSE on June 24, at an official ceremony, handed over the completed project to the authorities of the Princess Marie-Louise ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Begins Use Of Zinc, Zithromax For COVID-19 Treatment ModernGhana -Biz
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has admitted to the use of Zinc and Zithromax as a treatment for persons infected with the novel coronavirus. Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said the drug is proving to be one of the most effective medications for managing persons with the virus. He also noted that health authorities are awaiting approval of one more drug which is Hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Kuma-Aboagye made this known during the bi-weekly update on COVID-19 case ... more
  • 1 week Changing locks to Auditor-General, Domelevo’s office is ridiculous – Pumpuni Asante MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has described the act of changing the locks to the Auditor General’s office as appalling and ridiculous. Dr Kojo Asante on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday, said he was surprised that the head of an independent institution like Daniel Domelevo, who is to make public officials accountable is being treated in such a manner. “I have been speechless since I saw the video. This is a really low for our country. I had never thought that we will be seeing something like this and it ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Entrepreneur Among 21 Finalists In Nutrition Pitch Competition For African And Asian SMEs ModernGhana -Biz
    A Ghana entrepreneur, Maame Ekua Manful the founder of Fieldswhite Co. Ltd is among 21 finalists in this year rsquo;s SUN PitchCompetition where African and Asian entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition. As the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to the food system, the pitch competition, to take place on 30th July 2020, will highlight the innovation and investment opportunities within the private sector to incre ... more
  • 1 week Journalists Trained On The Interpretation Of Findings In Ghana’s Maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report ModernGhana -Biz
    The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has trained media practitioners to enhance their understanding and interpretation of results from Ghana rsquo;s maiden multidimensional poverty report, which examined poverty beyond monetary deprivations. The national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report looked at how people experience poverty in their health, education, and living standards. The report, to be launched on 29th July 2020, was developed by the Ghana Statistical S ... more
  • 1 week U.S. And Ghana Work Together To Achieve Malaria Elimination And Zero Malaria Deaths By 2030 ModernGhana -Biz
    On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr. Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results. The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 percent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five ... more
  • 1 week 96% of locked-up funds in banking sector clean-up paid – Deputy Finance Minister MyJoyOnline -Biz
    More than 96 per cent of depositors who had their monies locked-up from the banking sector clean-up “have been paid in full,” a Deputy Finance Minister says. Charles Adu Boahen said 20 per cent of the monies were paid in cash while 80 per cent was paid in bonds. “The bonds were structured to pay out over four years,” he told MP’s during the debate on the Mid-year Budget Review in Parliament Tuesday. JoyNews/AdomNews · 96% of locked-up cash paid – Deputy Finance Minister According to Mr Boahen, the brouhaha being made about non-payment of the monies is by the ... more
  • 1 week Locks to Auditor-General, Domelevo’s office changed while he is on leave MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Auditor-General was surprised when he passed by the office to pick some documents only to realise that the locks to his office have been changed. Daniel Yao Domelevo said after he noticed that he couldn’t enter his office on Tuesday afternoon because locks have been changed by the acting on the instructions from the Board. He said when he checked with the Board they will not confirm or deny giving such an instruction. On June 29, President Akufo-Addo ordered Mr Domelevo to take his accumulated leave. The vociferous Auditor-General was to take an initial 123 ... more
  • 1 week 90-Year-Old Woman’s Death Must Not Be In Vain – Prof. Opoku-Agyemang ModernGhana -Biz
    The running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has reiterated her call for police to take action after the lynching of a 90-year-old woman in Kafaba in the Savannah Region. She called on the ldquo;security agencies to convince us that she has not died in vain. rdquo; ldquo;If we choose to be anywhere as a country, the destination should not include a place where a 90-year-old woman, Akua Denteh, is stoned to death because some ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Commissions GHC 4.9m Water Supply System In Nalerigu ModernGhana -Biz
    President Akufo-Addo has Commissioned a GH cent;4,932,085 water supply project for Nalerigu. The Nalerigu Supply water system was constructed under the sustainable rural water and sanitation project. The sustainable rural water and sanitation project has been implemented in 11 regions out of the 16 regions of the country. The projects are financed through the $ 47.5million credit facility from the world bank. The projects include the construction of water supply system ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: GHS To Publish Outcome Of Hydroxychloroquine Use ModernGhana -Biz
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it is monitoring the performance of the Hydroxychloroquine use for treating COVID-19 patients and will soon publish the data. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the GHS, announced this in Accra on Tuesday when he presented the country 39;s COVID-19 Case Count and Management update. We as a country, we 39;re using Hydroxychloroquine and monitoring the outcomes and very soon we 39;ll come out and share with the public by com ... more
  • 1 week Kafaba Chief Arrested Over Killing Of 90-Year-Old Woman ModernGhana -Biz
    The Savannah Regional Police Command has arrested the chief of Kafaba, Seidu Yahaya, in connection with the lynching of Akua Denteh, a 90-year-old woman after she was accused of being a witch. Police Commander for the Savannah Region, DCOP Enoch Adetwum Bediako, confirmed the arrest to journalists. He said the Kafaba Chief was arrested in Damongo today, July 28. According to him, the police are interrogating the chief in connection with the murder of madam Denteh in Kafaba ... more
  • 1 week CHRAJ Questions Slow Pace Investigation Into Lynching Of 90-Year-Old Woman ModernGhana -Biz
    The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has questioned the slow pace of investigation by the police into the death of Akua Denteh in the Savannah Region. A group of women had been seen in a video lynching the 90-year-old woman after a soothsayer allegedly claimed she was a witch. The Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal in a Citi News interview said the time has come for the state to take action on protecting elderly citizens. ldquo;To know that ... more
  • 1 week Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia: Nana Akufo-Addo has performed better MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and half years. It is not about what you say in opposition. It is about what you did in government. What matters ultimately to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to manage the economy and alleviate the suffering of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve. John Mahama presided over a decline in economic ... more
  • 1 week Attorney General urges Parliament to pass Conduct of Public Officers Bill 2018 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Attorney General has urged parliament to pass the Conduct of Public Officers Bill 2018 to boost the fight against corruption in the country. Gloria Akuffo addressing the House on Tuesday said although there are laws that hold public officers accountable to citizens, there is no law in the 1992 constitution that directly deals with the corruption of a public officer. This, according to her, must be addressed soon as possible. “There is a need to improve our legislation to meet the United Nations and African Union Minimum standards as contained in the conversion guarding public officers’ accountability and corruption. ... more
  • 1 week Rating the performance of the Ghanaian contingent in the Premier League MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The longest Premier League season in history saw the rise and fall of Ghanaian players. Players like Jordan Ayew took their second chance by the scruff of the neck as players such as Christian Atsu faded away with every passing moment of the season. In total, there were four Ghanaian players in the Premier League this season; Crystal Palace duo Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp, Newcastle’s Christian Atsu and Daniel Amartey of Leicester City. With the Premier League concluding over the weekend, the Joy Sports team have once again run the rule on how well these players performed. Jordan Ayew ... more
  • 1 week PayAngel Money Transfer introduces RemitCare in partnership with Allianz Life Ghana MyJoyOnline -Biz
    PayAngel Money Transfer has partnered with Allianz Life Insurance Ghana to introduce a new remittance product, the RemitCare Plan, to the Ghanaian market. The product will enable Ghanaians living abroad to provide life insurance cover for beneficiaries back home at no extra cost when they use the PayAngel platform as their preferred remittance channel. RemitCare Plan is a life insurance solution that aims to provide financial support to the insured in the event of hospitalisation and in the unfortunate event of death to the named beneficiary. The product will be accessible to eligible beneficiaries who receive money through PayAngel.  PayAngel ... more
  • 1 week Court remands retired military officer over fraud MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A 54-year-old retired military officer, who defrauded some people under the pretext of recruiting them into the Ghana Army, has been remanded into prison custody by the Nkawie circuit court. Warrant Officer Class One (WOI) George Boateng (Rtd), was said to have succeeded in collecting over ¢31,000 from 10 of his victims, including a police officer stationed at Abuakwa, in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South Municipality. He pleaded not guilty and would next appear before the court presided over by Mr Johnson Abbey on September 1, this year. Police Inspector Joseph Nyame told the court that the complainant was a police officer ... more
  • 1 week Chief of Kafaba arrested over the murder of 90-year-old woman MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Police in the Savannah Region have arrested the chief of Kafaba for his alleged role in the gruesome murder of Akua Denteh, a 90-year-old woman. Zackaria Yahaya was arrested Tuesday at Damongo in the West Gonja Municipality, Savannah Regional Police Commander, Enoch Adutwum Bediako tells JoyNews. Savannah Regional Police Commander, Enoch Adutwum Bediako The chief is being treated as a suspect in the lynching of Denteh and is expected to help police with investigations and arrest of the other culprits who have since fled town. JoyNews correspondent Isaac Nongya reports that the lynching of the old woman was part of ... more
  • 1 week NCCE sensitise Island Community, Bomigo on Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Volta Regional Director of the National Commission on Civic Education has called on Ghanaians to consider the importance of observing Covid-19 safety protocol as civic responsibility. Ken Kponor said observing the protocols would impact positively on the fight against the pandemic in the country. He made the comment at Bomigo, an island community in the Anloga district of the Volta Region to sensitize the people on the disease. They were also educated on the ongoing voter registration exercise and other important national issues. Mr Kponor exalted the people to tackle the observance of the safety protocols with religious ... more
  • 1 week Ghana’s much-praised Covid-19 strategy has gone awry. Here is why MyJoyOnline -Biz
    In its early days, Ghana’s Covid-19 response was heralded as a success story. Its perspective was captured in a statement by Ghana’s president when he announced Africa’s first lockdown on 28 March: “We know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life.” It was a viral sensation. But the ovation is fading and the West African nation’s case count is surging. Ghana isn’t the only African country that initially appeared to have COVID-19 under control. Others, like South Africa, were also praised for taking early, decisive action. But ... more
  • 1 week Naana Opoku-Agyemang was not my preferred choice for NDC running mate – Kwamena Ahwoi MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Kwamena Ahwoi has revealed Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang was not his preferred choice for the party’s running mate. Even though he did not mentioned his preferred candidate, Prof Ahwoi said he had to support Prof Opoku-Agyemang immediately her appointment was announced. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kojo Yankson, Prof Ahwoi described the NDC running mate as a good material for the new role. He also said her appointment has caused some level of confusion in the governing NPP as the NDC chart a new course by nominating ... more
  • 1 week Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases. Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data. The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook’s potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing. The social media giant has filed an appeal to the EU courts, arguing against the ... more
  • 1 week Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting after Covid-19 post MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Twitter has banned the US president’s eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. The punishment followed a post by Donald Trump Jr containing a video discussing the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine. Some, including President Trump, have suggested the drug works as a preventative measure against coronavirus, despite medical studies that indicate the contrary. Twitter said the post had violated its Covid-19 misinformation rules. Donald Trump Jr will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages in the interim. Twitter told the BBC: “We are taking action in line with our policy.” The main US social media sites have all ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: Volta Region markets, lorry parks, others disinfected MyJoyOnline -Biz
    About 78 markets together with lorry parks, public toilets and other public places have been disinfected and fumigated in the Volta Region. The exercise followed a huge clean-up operation last Monday by Dansworld International Services Limited (DISL), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited. Speaking at the launch at the Ho Central Market in the Volta Regional capital, Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, explained that the exercise was part of measures put in place by the central government to tackle the coronavirus disease. He intimated that the central government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development MLGRD ... more
  • 1 week Dismiss injunction, strike out acting Auditor-General as a defendant – Deputy Attorney General to Supreme Court MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame has urged the Supreme Court to dismiss an application for injunction seeking to restrain Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu from acting as Auditor General. This is in a case filed by CDD Fellow in Public Law and Justice Prof. Stephen Asare. The Office of the President on July 4 extended the leave period of the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo from 123 days to 167 effective July 1, 2020. This came in the wake of concerns raised by Mr Domelovo over the directive to take his accumulated leave because his actions, according to him, had caused some ... more
  • 1 week You don’t need masks, Covid-19 has a cure – US-based doctor alleges MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A US-based doctor Stella Immanuel says hydroxychloroquine, together with Zinc, and Zithromax, is an effective cure for the coronavirus. In her statement, she added that these drugs have the combined ability of minimizing the effects of the virus, and in some instances prevent it from being contracted. “I have personally treated over 350 patients with Covid-19. Patients that have diabetes, patients that have high blood pressure, patients that have asthma, old people … I think my oldest patients are 92 … 87-year-olds, she said “And the result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, I put them on ... more
  • 1 week Robbers kill security man, steal ₵15,000 at gas filling station MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A security guard was on Sunday, July 26, found dead at the Wabco Gas filing station. Moses Buer is alleged to have been killed during a robbery at Sege, Ada West District in the Greater Accra Region. According to the Police, his body was found lying facedown with his mouth taped, and both hands and feet tied behind him. According to the Sege District Police Commander, DSP George Aboagye the local Police received a distress call at about 5:30 am that morning, informing them of a body that had been found on the premises of the filling station. “We inspected ... more
  • 1 week Ferguson: Klopp woke me up at 3:30am to celebrate Premier League title win MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Sir Alex Ferguson says he has forgiven Jurgen Klopp for waking him up at 3:30 am following Liverpool’s title triumph last month. After guiding Liverpool to a first league title in 30 years, Klopp was crowned the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year on Monday. Ferguson, a five-time winner of the award, congratulated Klopp on his win while revealing a late-night phone call with the German head coach after the Reds’ coronation. “Jurgen, fantastic. We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool, 30 years since winning that league, incredible,” the former Manchester United manager told Sky Sports News. ... more
  • 1 week Real Madrid striker Mariano tests positive for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Real Madrid striker Mariano has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on Tuesday. A statement said the 26-year-old Spanish-born player was in “perfect health” and “complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home”. He was an unused substitute for Real’s last match – a 2-2 draw in La Liga away at Leganes on 19 July. Madrid play at Manchester City in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Friday, 7 August. City hold a 2-1 lead after the Bernabeu first leg, which was played in February before the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be halted. Mariano has ... more
  • 1 week Alleged Togolese who attempted to acquire voter ID walks free MyJoyOnline -Biz
    A Tema Magistrate Court presided over by Akosua Anokyewaa Adjepong has discharged an alleged Togolese charged for attempting to register in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise. Elvis Kweku Seglah, 35-years-old, was discharged after the prosecution failed to provide evidence or witness to support the charge related to the electoral offence.  The Court, a fortnight ago, granted Seglah a bail in the sum of GH₵6,000 with two sureties after pleading not guilty to the charge when he first appeared before it. The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Mensah explained to the Ghana News Agency that, the court dismissed the case due to ... more
  • 1 week Patapaa snubs Adom FM for disrespecting him with ‘underground’ pairing MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Swedru-based artiste, Patapaaa Amisty, called off a radio discussion scheduled on Adom FM’s Adom Entertainment Hall. The artiste said that he could not share the same studio with an “underground” artiste.  Patapaa who is known for his unintelligible lyrical prowess was programmed to join a discussion with another artiste known for a similar style.  However, the Patapaa insisted he was of a higher pedigree and a discussion with them would devalue his brand. The call to cancel his appearance in the studio was made when he received the official artwork for the show that shows himself side-by-side the other artist, ... more
  • 1 week NDC Campaign Spokesperson clarifies public ‘confusion’ about Naana Opoku-Agyemang outdooring speech MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Campaign spokesperson for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s speech at her party outdooring focused on matters that concern her and the party. Since the NDC’s event last night, there has been debate surrounding her speech which has been advertised to highlight on her policies for the country. However, political analysts have said that she did not reveal any policy she would introduce should the NDC ticket win the general elections in December, 2020. James Agyenim-Boateng explained on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Tuesday that, the statement he authored did include policies she stands for because she ... more
  • 1 week There is no connection between Islam and the lynching of the 90-year-old woman – Chief Imam upbraids ‘evil’ actors MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Leader of the Muslim Community in Ghana, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has distanced Islam from the atrocious lynching of a 90-year-old woman in the Savanna Region town of Kafaba. Onlookers in the viral video of the killing could be heard shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ meaning ‘Allah is Great’ any time the woman was hit on the head by her killers; creating an impression their act is backed by Islam. But speaking at his Fadama residence Tuesday, the National Chief Imam described the act as ‘evil and unlawful according to Islamic law’. He went on to say there are no ... more
  • 1 week Rawlings did not discuss Nana Konadu’s presidential interest hence her loss – Ahwoi MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Local government expert, Professor Kwamena Ahwoi has claimed that the failure of former president Jerry John Rawlings to discuss his wife’s interest in the presidency contributed to her loss. The former Director of Research for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) explained that they were in the dark about Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings’ intentions hence opposed her in favour of the late John Evans Atta Mills   He explained that had the case been different, there were chances of a different fate as an agreement would have been reached on her quest. “In a way, I think that it is because ... more
  • 1 week Supreme Court dismisses case against Ghana School of Law ‘monopoly’ MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision dismissed a case challenging the accreditation of the Ghana School of Law as the only institution to provide professional law courses. CDD-Ghana fellow in Public Law and Justice, Prof. Stephen Asare dragged the Attorney General and General Legal Council to court arguing that the current arrangement on legal education is unconstitutional. He wanted the court to rule that pursuant to Article 25 (2) of the Constitution accredited public and private universities have the right, at their own expense, to establish and maintain Law Faculties to offer the Professional Law Course that ... more
  • 1 week Kokofu Traditional Council urges government to complete abandoned hospital projects MyJoyOnline -Biz
    The Overlord of Kokofu Traditional Area, Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II, and his sub-chiefs have embarked on a self-help initiative to rehabilitate the Kokofu Government Hospital. Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II hopes to extend this initiative to other health care facilities in the area. “Over here at Kokofu Hospital, there are numerous facilities we lack, for example, a children’s ward and a befitting administration block. Besides we have vast land that can take care of new projects; so it’s prudent government concentrates on the existing hospitals, enhance their standard to fully function to reduce the referral rate which overburdens and ... more
  • 1 week Silver Star Auto Ltd unveils Citroën range of vehicles unto Ghanaian market MyJoyOnline -Biz
    Silver Star Auto Limited, has officially unveiled the new range of Citroën vehicles to the Ghanaian market as an exclusive dealer in the country.  The event was held at the Citroën Showroom in Accra on the July 21, 2020. The new Citroën vehicles are built with enhanced safety features along with a unique blend of style and comfort. This range harnesses creative flair and technology to enhance well-being.  The new range of Citroën models has also received an extensive design overhaul, both on the interior and exterior with cutting edge technology features. They are now more luxurious and better equipped with exclusive ... more
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