• 6 hours Fresh graduates of the Free SHS policy woo peers into voting for the NPP MyJoyOnline -Politics
    A group of graduates which identifies itself as ‘Nana Mma’ are on a quest to woo their peers into voting for the party come December 7. The graduates in focus are all beneficiaries of the New Patriotic Party’s flagship policy, Free SHS. The group started out as a WhatsApp platform with a few members but has now turned into a network of first-time voters with over 200 members campaigning for the NPP at Asawase, Kumasi. At the recent campaign launch of the NPP in the Asawase Constituency on the theme ‘Operation Snatch the Seat, Agenda 60% votes’ ... more
  • 6 hours Marricke Gane disappointed in disqualification by Electoral Commission MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Independent Candidate, Marricke Kofi Gane has called on his supporters to remain calm as he and his team explore all available options to resolve issues surrounding his disqualification from the 2020 presidential race. According to a press statement from his camp, the Gane4Ghana team is very disappointed in the Electoral Commission’s decision to disqualify him from running for president, and is doing everything possible to get Mr Gane on the ballot paper. This follows the EC’s decision to disqualify 5 aspirants on the basis of forgery of signatures and the manufacturing of endorsees which will be forwarded to the ... more
  • 6 hours Youth employment could have been better under NDC administration – John Mahama MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Former President John Dramani Mahama has admitted that youth employment could have been addressed better under his administration. Speaking on Adom TV, the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) presidential candidate indicated that in the hindsight, some things that could have been done better. “Our attention on youth entrepreneurship and the provision of employment for young people is what I think we could have done better under my administration,” he added. However, according to the former president, the incumbent government has failed to fully address issues associated with youth unemployment in the country. “Youth unemployment is a fast-approaching ticking time ... more
  • 7 hours EC entreats naysayers to cease their onslaught MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa has entreated Political Parties and stakeholders with genuine concerns to raise them rather than try to discredit a thorough and credible electoral process. According to her, any weaknesses and gaps in the processes outlined will see immediate steps to addressing and closing them, while reporting the same to the public in a transparent, open and accountable manner. “Until then we entreat the naysayers to cease their onslaught of trying to discredit a thorough and credible electoral process and a Commission which has been open and transparent in all its dealings.” The Chairperson ... more
  • 7 hours Ho West MP launches book to account for stewardship, effort in bringing NDC into power MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Ho West Member of Parliament in the Volta Region, Emmanuel Bedzrah, has outdoored a book titled ”The Mandate” to account for his stewardship over the last 12 years. He is optimistic the book would complement campaign efforts to retain him as a representative for the constituency in Ghana’s legislature and also bring the NDC back to power. The 172-page book titled ”the Mandate” contains development projects delivered with public funds allocated to the office of the Ho West MP, between 2009 and 2020. It also featured projects undertaken under the late Prof Mills and John Mahama administrations. ... more
  • 7 hours We never organised meeting where NIA official was killed – Peace Council MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Northern Regional Office of the National Peace Council (NPC) has debunked publications in sections of the media that it organised a meeting to discuss a chieftaincy dispute between two Komkomba factions, during which one person was killed. It emphasised that it was not true that a peace committee, which worked under it, held a meeting at Sanguli-Labaldo during which gunmen killed a National Identification Authority (NIA) official. The NPC said the meeting was not known to it, and it also did not sanction any such meeting, a statement, read by Very Reverend Father Thaddeus Kuusah, Executive Secretary of ... more
  • 7 hours Educata Ghana 2020 commences education exhibition in Accra MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The 2020 International Education exhibition has commenced with a call on stakeholders in education to prioritize skills training for youth employability. Educata Ghana is a German-initiated forum that brings stakeholders in the education industry to dialogue as a means of making Ghanaian students better trained to drive industrialisation. In an address before the sessions on Monday, the Minister of Education, Dr. Maxwell Opoku Prempeh, said: “We want to partner the Germans in capacity building and teaching so that we can get it right, and we can have skilled Ghanaians involved in the labour force.” The Minister of Education said ... more
  • 7 hours Akufo-Addo opens second AfCFTA Conference today MyJoyOnline -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo will open the second edition of the national conference on the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement in Accra, today. The two-day conference is on the theme: “Empowering Ghanaian Businesses to Harness the Benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement under the framework of the National Export Development Strategy (NEDS).” The event will bring together relevant stakeholders from the private and public sectors to discuss government’s export development interventions aimed at empowering the private sector to harness the benefits of the AfCFTA. A statement issued by the Ministry of Information in Accra ... more
  • 7 hours Akufo-Addo inaugurates governing board of RTI commission MyJoyOnline -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo has inaugurated the Governing Board of the Right to Information Commission at a ceremony at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency. The Commission is chaired by Mr. Justice K.A. Ofori-Atta, a retired High Court Judge of good repute, with its Executive Secretary being Mr Yaw Sarpong Boateng, a distinguished lawyer, who will be responsible for coordinating the administrative activities of the Commission. Other members of the Board are Mrs. Elizabeth Asare (Deputy Chairperson), Ms. Victoria D. E. Susuawu (Member), Dr. Edith Dankwa ((Member), Nana Kwame Duah (Member), and Mr. David Oppong-Kusi (Member). Inaugurating the ... more
  • 7 hours Brighter Investment to provide financial support for University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) students MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Brighter Investment, a Canadian social enterprise has announced its partnership with the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) to provide students of the university with financial support. The mission of the company is to remove financial barriers to higher education for students in developing countries. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the University and Brighter Investment is based on the shared intention to enable more high potential Ghanaian students access quality higher education. Through this agreement, Brighter Investment can diversify its cohort and aid the number of students studying or seeking to study at UPSA. The social enterprise ... more
  • 7 hours Police call on public to volunteer information over plot to kill Agona West MP MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Central Regional Police Commander, DCOP Habiba Twumasi-Sarpong, has appealed to the general public to volunteer information to help their investigation of claims that the Agona West MP, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has been targeted for assassination. “Investigations are ongoing, and I will continue to engage the general public to continue to give us information. Police thrive on information, so I implore everyone to give us information no matter how little” she tells Joy News in an interview. This comes after four heavily armed suspected men, Saddick Abubakar, Gordon Kunya, Isaac Addea, and Dauda Fatua, were arrested and detained by the Swedru ... more
  • 7 hours IGP charges police officers to live up to expectation ahead of December polls MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Inspector-General of Police has charged police officers to exercise the highest form of professionalism while ensuring safety before, during and after the December 7 elections. This, Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh explained that, this will reinforce public trust and confidence in the service. “Ladies and gentlemen we are duty bearers. Our duties are governed by law. When discharged effectively, the people we serve would definitely be happy with us. Let us live up to the expectation of the people”, he said. IGP Oppong-Boanuh made the comments when he met with Police Officers in the Ahafo region, on 14th October, 2020. ... more
  • 7 hours Letshego partner local financial institutions to implement ECOFRIDGES green on-wage financial mechanism MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Environmentally friendly refrigerators and air conditioners will soon be widely accessible in Ghana through Green On-wage financing, implemented by the ECOWAS Refrigerators and Air Conditioners Initiative in collaboration with Letshego and other banks. The ECOWAS Refrigerators and Air Conditioners Initiative (ECOFRIDGES) is a joint programme by the United Nations Environment Programme’s United for Efficiency (UNEP U4E) initiative and the Governments of Ghana and Senegal through the Energy Commission in collaboration with regional and local partners to accelerate adoption of energy-efficient and climate-friendly domestic refrigerators and room air conditioners in the residential sector. A cornerstone of ECOFRIDGES is a ... more
  • 7 hours Get enough rest to reduce road accidents – National Roads and Safety Authority to political parties MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Northern Regional Director for the National Roads and Safety Authority, Mr Alexander Ayattah has cautioned all political parties to ensure that their drivers have enough rest during campaign tours to help reduce road accidents this campaign season. Speaking to JoyFM, Mr Alexander Ayattah mentioned that some of the road accidents in recent times have been associated with driver fatigue and therefore urged political parties to cut down on unplanned campaign activities. “Unplanned activities that they take leaves them to be tired. Drivers do not even have the time to sleep. The political parties delay in several localities and ... more
  • 7 hours Insurance companies urged to make the best out of Covid-19 pandemic MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Commissioner of Insurance, Justice Ofori, has advised CEOs and Chief Finance Officers (CFOs) of insurance companies in the country to take advantage of the risk management opportunities occasioned by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic. He said this when he was advising them to rethink their ways of doing business. These include the development of new products to meet the demands of the era as this will help them weather the storm against any unforeseen risks that may rear their ugly heads in the future. Interacting with the top-level management of the country’s insurance industry at a ... more
  • 7 hours Our analysis show that ‘swing regions’ will vote in our favour – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama says he is certain that regions in the country usually known to be ‘swing regions’ will vote for his party in the upcoming General Elections. In an interview on Adom TV’s Badwam Monday, the former President revealed that during his campaign tour, chiefs and people of these regions expressed displeasure on how the NPP-led government is handling the affairs of the nation. He insisted the Akufo-Addo administration has poorly implemented policies at the expense of the citizenry. “Our analyses show that we have a swing coming towards ... more
  • 8 hours John Dumelo draws large crowd during campaign launch at Ayawaso West Wuogon MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The campaign launch of John Dumelo as MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency saw a large gathering of people at the Bawaleshie School park in East Legon. The actor cum politician is vying for the parliamentary seat under the ticket of the opposition NDC. The campaign launch which came off on Sunday, October 18 saw John Dumelo lay out his plans for the constituency should he win the seat. @johndumelo1’s Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency. The victory of NDC is coming again. Let the people say 3h33 djo b)d))))))))). pic.twitter.com/COeZWgv4Op— BABA SADIQ (@sadiqabdulaiabu) October 18, 2020 Present ... more
  • 9 hours Over 7,000 Civilian Employees, Families Threaten To Vote Against Akufo-Addo As Military Command Lay Ambush ModernGhana -Politics
    The Civilian Employees of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have threatened to punish President Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7 polls if government fails to better their conditions of service. ... more
  • 9 hours NDC to establish Street Lights Authority MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will establish National Street Lights Development Authority (NSLDA) when given the nod come December 7. National Chairman for the party Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who announced this, said the Authority would manage the street lights levies paid by electricity consumers to properly maintain the street lights in the country. Addressing party supporters at a campaign tour of the New Edubiase constituency, he said the Authority will have offices in the districts and employ electricians to repair and fix problems on street lights in the communities. Mr Ofosu Ampofo, who accompanied Professor Jane Naana ... more
  • 9 hours Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang commits to further development in Zongo communities MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, says the next NDC-led government will be committed to further developmental projects for Zongo communities in Ghana. Speaking at the Ejuwra Zongo Chief’s Palace as part of her Ashanti regional tour, she said the NDC as a party for all, will continue its development agenda with the establishment of an Islamic College of Education to train teachers for Arabic schools in Zongos and equip them better. She believes this training of teachers and doctors will build better human resource and help address some peculiar needs ... more
  • 9 hours UEW hosts Indian High Commissioner to Ghana MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Sugandh Rajaram, has paid a courtesy call on the  Management of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) at the Office of the Vice-Chancellor in Winneba. Mr. Sugandh Rajaram was at the University to introduce himself to the Management as the new High Commissioner to Ghana and to explore educational opportunities for cooperation, as well as to strengthen and widen partnerships with India. “I thought this was an opportune time to, at least, introduce myself to you and then see if there are opportunities for cooperation because your institution is a very eminent national ... more
  • 9 hours Companies involved in malpractice will be sanctioned – Deputy CEO COCOBOD MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Deputy CEO of COCOBOD, Dr Emmanuel Opoku has indicated that companies found culpable in the malpractice of cocoa licensing transactions in Ghana will be sanctioned. Speaking on NewsNite on JoyFM, Dr Emmanuel Opoku stated that internal guidelines and regulations would be used to mete out the appropriate sanctions and the activities of these companies stopped. “We are going to stop any cocoa, certified or not so long as the company has been identified in involving in this kind of malpractice. This is because the source or status cannot be identified,” he mentioned. His comments follow an investigation by ... more
  • 10 hours Student arrested over UCC prank robbery attack MyJoyOnline -Politics
    A student has been arrested in connection with the recent prank armed robbery attack launched on the University of Cape Coast (UCC), the police there has said. On October 13, the school was thrown into a state of chaos as students following the announcement of the alleged robbery attack. This was after one student announced in a lecture hall, after receiving a call from an unknown person, that a lecture theatre had been attacked, so theirs was next. Chaotic scenes from the UCC Campus were shared on social media following these alleged attacks of students by men armed ... more
  • 10 hours ₵3.7m spent on dustbin distribution – Sanitation Ministry reveal MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Director of Sanitation at the Ministry, Anthony Mensah has revealed that his outfit has spent about GH₵3.7 million since the Public Litter Bin Scheme was launched in 2019. Speaking on the sidelines after handing over some bins to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr Mensah explained that although the target is to distribute 20,000 bins across the country, 8,100 bins have been circulated to various public and private institutions. This, he added, is to aggressively deal with the unsanitary situation in the country. “Under the first and second phases, we distributed some 5, 100 bins which covered the Kumasi ... more
  • 10 hours Driver Jailed 30years For Robbery ModernGhana -Politics
    Issah Iddrisu, a driver, was on Monday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for robbing a woman at gun point at Gbawe in Accra. Iddrisu, in his robbery attack, stabbed one Theophilus P Tetteh, the husband of the complainant, with a knife on his chest. ... more
  • 10 hours Winners For 25th GJA Awards Announced ModernGhana -Politics
    The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has announced winners for its 25th GJA awards slated for October 24, at the Movenpic Hotel in Accra. The event, on the theme: COVID-19 and credible presidential and parliamentary elections: The media factor is to celebrate journalists who submitted quality entries to the competition and distinguished themselves in the professional practice. ... more
  • 10 hours Agona West: NDC PC Confirmed Issuing Bank-Cheques To Suspected Criminals ModernGhana -Politics
    Paul Ofori Amoah, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Agona West, is being interrogated by the Central Regional Police CID in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Member of Parliament for the area. ... more
  • 10 hours Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Seven-Member RTI Commission Board ModernGhana -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo Monday inaugurated a seven-member Governing Board of the Right to Information Commission, with a call to ensure its work is guided by the rule of law, free speech and attachment to justice. ... more
  • 10 hours Election 2020: UPP flagbearer blames disqualification on NPP, calls out Akufo-Addo for ethnocentrism MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Disqualified presidential aspirant, Mr. Akwasi Addai Odike, has blamed his elimination on the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The United Progressive Party (UPP) flagbearer says the ruling party, in collaboration with the Electoral Commission (EC), deliberately engineered his disqualification on the basis of ethnocentrism. “Information reaching my office is that the EC and the NPP are doing everything within their might to disqualify me because of where I hail from and my party colours,” he said. Mr. Addai also claims in an interview with JoyNews that his office was in anticipation of the setback because the NPP ... more
  • 13 hours Government did not fund JB Danquah Memorial Centre – Ofori Panin Fie denies claims MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Ofori Panin Fie has described a video in circulation in which a broadcast journalist by name, Kwabena Bobie Ansah of Accra FM attributes the financing of the J.B. Danquah Memorial Centre to the sole efforts of the government of Ghana. The Ofori Panin Fie is concerned with the substance of the publication and has refuted the claims, describing it as a false, irresponsible and abysmal, attempts to misinform the populace and heighten tempers within the country as the 2020 General Elections draw nearer. In a statement signed and issued by the Akyem Abuakwa State Secretary. D. M. Ofori ... more
  • 13 hours Independent contender or not, Kyei Mensah will win hands down – Haruna Iddrisu MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, said his fellow MP and leader of the Majority in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, will maintain his seat despite challenges from an independent contender for the Suame Parliamentary seat. Mr George Prempeh, with links to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), is contesting as an independent candidate, determined to unseat Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the MP for Suame and Leader of Government Business. Mr Prempeh was unable to contest the NPP primaries because the delegates endorsed the current Suame MP to go unopposed. However, the ... more
  • 13 hours Lawyer demands independent inquiry into Womba’s death MyJoyOnline -Politics
    George Asamaney, Lawyer for James Nana Womba, prime suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has called for an independent inquiry into the death of his client in police custody. Mr. Asamaney also said the post mortem on Womba should also be conducted by an independent body. Reacting to the death of Womba in Accra, Counsel said: “We are all shocked. I called the mother of Womba this morning so we could have discussions. Not quite long, I received a call from Womba’s mother that some armed Police personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department had informed ... more
  • 13 hours Swing regions inclining to NDC’s favour ahead of Election 2020 – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Former President John Mahama said that the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) analysis ahead of Election 2020 suggests the NDC will win in the swing regions. This, according to him, is as a result of bad policies introduced by the NPP government since assuming office in 2017. The NDC Flagbearer indicated that aside Eastern and Ashanti Regions that the NPP is likely to win; the NDC will win the 2020 Elections in the other 14 regions including their Northern and Volta Regions which are regarded as their strongholds. “Comparing 2016 to now, our analysis shows the swing is in ... more
  • 13 hours Cinemas remain closed due to high-risk social activities – Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the social activities that go on in cinemas, enclosed night clubs and beaches have contributed to government’s hesitation to ease restrictions in such areas. According to him, there are high-risk levels associated with the places and their activities when it comes to the spreading of the novel coronavirus. Speaking on The Probe with Emefa Apawu he explained that if these places are opened, while the risk levels remain high, it could lead to an outbreak or the second wave of the virus. “Take the night club, for example, you have alcohol, loud music, ... more
  • 13 hours Enterprise Trustees Partners Agrocenta to provide retirement income security for small holder farmers MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Enterprise Trustees Limited has launched a partnership with Agrocenta, a digital food distribution platform, to provide retirement solutions as a value addition to small holder farmers in Afram Plains of Ghana. Under the scheme, farmers will make voluntary personal pension contributions during the harvesting seasons from the sale of their produce to Agrocenta.  The benefits will include lump sum payouts, periodic withdrawals and a life insurance cover. Agrocenta currently works with about 46,000 farmers across several regions in Ghana. These farmers will be assisted by Agrocenta field officers to enroll onto the Pensions Scheme via a USSD shortcode at ... more
  • 13 hours Processes to get GMO cowpea approved in Ghana to enter next phase in November MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has announced it will in November officially request approval from the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) to put genetically modified cowpea variety into the hands of farmers outside confined experimental fields. The application for environmental release of the Bt cowpea variety which has inherent resistance to pest attacks will be done once an internal review process which is currently ongoing at SARI is completed. SARI is one of 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) responsible for the development of improved crop varieties for the benefit of farmers in the ... more
  • 14 hours Suaman constituency inaugurates ‘Operation Win Suaman Seat’ campaign team MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Western North Regional Patron and Campaign Team Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Joojo Rocky Obeng has inaugurated a 50-member team to champion the ‘Operation Win Suaman Seat’. The agenda, geared towards canvassing unprecedented victory for the NPP particularly the parliamentary elections for Frederick Addy, began with a massive unity/health walk within the principal streets of the Suaman-Dadieso Community. The constituency which was carved out of the Aowin constituency in 2004 has since been represented in parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with quite a large margin until the NPP lost with a ... more
  • 14 hours Venue and dates for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying matches not yet confirmed MyJoyOnline -Politics
    CAF stated in a correspondence addressed to the GFA that:“Reference to the decision already taken by CAF in August 2020 concerning the rescheduling of the U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers due to the current situation of COVID -19 in Africa, we would like to inform you that CAF Competitions Division had a meeting with their  FIFA counterpart to inquire about the dates and Venue of the Final Tournament of FIFA U-17 WWC-2021. Hence, venue and dates for the said Final Tournaments have not been confirmed by FIFA yet. Therefore, the new retained dates for the second round would be ... more
  • 14 hours Media not holding Akufo-Addo accountable enough – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Flagbearer of the opposition NDC John Mahama has accused the media of failing to hold President Akufo-Addo accountable for promises made before assuming office in 2017. This comes on the back of allegations by the former President that, President Akufo-Addo has failed in his fight against ‘galamsey’ in the country for which reason he put his presidency on the line. Mr Mahama blamed part of the problem on the media for failing to expose the rots in government’s galamsey fight despite knowing the truth.  “The media is not holding government accountable despite knowing what is going on in the ... more
  • 14 hours Police invite NDC MP aspirant over alleged plots to assassinate Gender Minister MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The NDC Parliamentary candidate for Agona West is currently in police custody over alleged plots to assassinate the Gender Minister. Paul Ofori-Amuah is said to be assisting police in their investigations into allegations by the security agency after a complaint was filed by the Cynthia Mamle Morrison. The Minister had alleged that some four persons earlier picked up by the police are plotting to take her life. Mr Ofori-Amuah is said to have admitted issuing two cheques found with the suspects in their hotel room in Swedru in the Central Region where they were arrested on October ... more
  • 14 hours Driver jailed 30 years for robbery MyJoyOnline -Politics
    A driver, Issah Iddrisu was on Monday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for robbing a woman of her car keys and two mobile phones at gunpoint at Gbawe in Accra. Iddrisu, in his robbery attack, stabbed one Theophilus P Tetteh, the husband of the complainant, with a knife. He was held on the charge of conspiracy, attempt to rob, robbery, causing unlawful harm, and possession of arms and ammunition without lawful authority. Iddrisu pleaded not guilty but the Court presided over by Mrs. Afua Owusuwa Appiah however found him guilty on the charges and ... more
  • 14 hours US charges 6 Russian hackers over global attacks MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Mug shots of the men, aged between 27 and 35, were released on a poster with the words: “Wanted by the FBI”. The charging announcement came as Britain accused Russian cyber spies of attacking the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics before they were postponed, and of posing as Chinese and North Korean hackers to target the 2018 games. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, described the actions of Russia’s GRU military intelligence ... more
  • 14 hours Rejuvenate partners Ashanti Regional office of Agric Ministry to use Greenfert fertiliser on demo farms MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Ashanti Regional Department of Food and Agriculture is collaborating with Rejuvenate Gaia Global, licensed importers of Greenfert organic fertilizer to embark on demonstration farms,. They are using the company’s organic fertilizer to scale-up government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ (PFJ) initiative. The partnership is expected to positively impact farmers in all 27 districts across the region to improve food production and to deepen the success of the PFJ. This was at a training programme in Kumasi, to appraise some district directors and their crop officers, agrochemical dealers and distributors on the benefit of using Greenfert organic granular fertilizer. ... more
  • 14 hours 11 Multimedia Group journalists to be honoured at 2019 GJA Awards MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Multimedia Group will feature massively at the 2019 Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards slated for Saturday, October 24. In all, 11 journalists and four brands in the group; Joy News, Asempa FM, Adom, and Nhyira FM will be honoured. The 10 journalists to be honoured from the group are Emefa Apawu, Albert Sore, Komla Adom, Sampson Lardy Ayenini, Nancy Emefa Dzradosi, Prince Appiah all of Joy News, David Andoh of myjoyonline.com and Kojo Aborampa, Samuel Alfred Amoh, Efia Amankwah Tamakloe and Kwame Anum of Adom TV. These are out of 625 and 75 hard and online ... more
  • 15 hours Government working to ensure peace amid elections – Defence Minister MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul is assuring that government will do everything possible to ensure Ghana maintains peace during and after the 2020 polls.  Speaking at the launch of the United Nations@75 event at the Accra International Conference Center, he stated that government is making efforts to engage with chiefs, opinion leaders other stakeholders to win the people’s hearts. This, he explained, will help ensure that the country’s peace is secured amid the elections. “We are making efforts to ensure that we remain one nation…we have been engaging everybody to make sure that we win the heart and minds of ... more
  • 15 hours Bolivia election: Evo Morales’s ally Luis Arce set for win MyJoyOnline -Politics
    A quick count suggests socialist candidate Luis Arce of the Mas party is set to win Bolivia’s presidential election in the first round. The second-placed candidate, Carlos Mesa, has conceded defeat and called Mr Arce’s 20-percentage-point lead in the quick-count “unassailable”. Mr Arce, an ally of exiled former President Evo Morales, says he will form a “government of national unity”. The country is still deeply divided after last year’s annulled election. What does the quick count say? A quick-count by pollsters Ciesmori suggests Luis Arce has won with 52.4%, trailed by Mr Mesa of the centrist Citizens’ Community alliance ... more
  • 15 hours Andrew Amoako Asiamah is still MP for Fomena – Spokesperson MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Fomena legislator who is running as an independent candidate, says he is still the MP for the area despite suggestions he has forfeited his seat. The NPP MP Andrew Amoako Asiamah has been expelled from the party after his decision to go independent. In an interview with Papa Nyamekye on Nhyira FM’s ‘Kuro Yi Mu Nsem,’ his spokesperson, Seth Oduro explained that the expulsion of Mr Asiamah from the NPP doesn’t mean he has vacated his seat in Parliament. “When someone is expelled from Parliament, it’s a parliamentary issue. If the NPP says they don’t need Mr ... more
  • 15 hours Sanitation Ministry donates dustbins to media houses MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources on Monday donated 370 dustbins to media house across the country.      The Ministry also presented 130 refuse containers to Senior High Schools that participated in the 2020 National Maths and Science Quiz (NMSQ).      The bins for media houses were given through the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and aimed at enhancing the national sanitation campaign and promoting environmental cleanliness.      Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister in charge of the Ministry, who made the donation, commended journalists for supporting the sanitation campaign and urged them to heighten ... more
  • 15 hours Apple raises iPhone 12 repair price MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Apple on Monday raised its price for out-of-warranty iPhone 12 repairs compared to the iPhone 11, yet another change that may make the 2020 model more expensive. For the base iPhone 12, it’ll cost $279 to fix a cracked screen if you don’t have AppleCare+, which is $80 more than the iPhone 11. The price jump is likely because Apple switched from an LCD to an OLED display. “Other damage” on the iPhone 12 will also cost $50 more than the iPhone 11, jumping from $399 to $449. Out-of-warranty repairs for the iPhone 12 Pro models remain the same as the ... more
  • 15 hours Ethiopian MPs scolded for their fashion choices MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has dressed downed members of the house of representatives about their sartorial choices, saying his locally-made suit was “superior” to what the MPs were wearing. “This fabric I am wearing is from the Konta area [south western Ethiopia],” Mr Abiy has said. “I belief this clothing if not superior to the suits you are wearing, it is at least not inferior. It’s handmade. Its quality is high. If I don’t respect and show it, who will?” he said. He told them to value products made in Ethiopia. The prime minister was answering questions ... more
  • 15 hours End Sars protests: Amnesty warns of ‘escalating attacks’ MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Rights group Amnesty International has raised concern about “escalating violence” in Nigeria against the #EndSars protest movement. Armed thugs had attacked protesters at the headquarters of the central bank in the capital, Abuja, it said. For their part, police accused people “posing” as protesters of looting weapons, and torching police buildings in southern Edo state. Prisoners were also reported to have escaped from a jail in the state. The protests started about two weeks ago to demand an end to police brutality, with mainly young people using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally people to demand the closure ... more
  • 15 hours Akufo-Addo launches 2017/18 census on Agriculture Report, after 33-year break MyJoyOnline -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo has launched the 2017/18 National Report of the Ghana Census of Agriculture, the first time in some 33 years. At the event held at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, on Monday, President Akufo-Addo noted that the importance of agriculture to Ghana’s growth and development demands that the data on the sector, which informs the formulation of strategies and policies, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of such policies, must be accurate and up-to-date. “In any well-governed state, both the population census and the census of agriculture are taken every ten years. In the ... more
  • 15 hours Obuasi East Assembly supports 49 persons with disabilities MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Obuasi East District Assembly has distributed items worth GH¢103,637.00 to 49 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to support their business operations.        The items were procured from the District’s share of the Disability Fund, which is dedicated to providing financial assistance to empower PWDs to undertake sustainable economic ventures.        It is to make them financially independent and to improve their living conditions.      The items included industrial sewing machines, cocoa spraying machines, deep freezers, knitting machines, hair dryers and accessories, steel containers for shops, assorted provisions, laptops, and wheel chairs.      ... more
  • 16 hours NDC to establish Street Lights Development Authority MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will establish a National Street Lights Development Authority (NSLDA) if it wins the December 7, elections.        Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the NDC, who announced this, said the Authority would manage the street lights levies paid by electricity consumers to properly maintain the street lights in the country.      Addressing party supporters at a campaign tour of the New Edubiase constituency, he said the Authority would have offices in the districts and employ electricians to repair and fix problems on street lights in the communities.  ... more
  • 16 hours Let’s not spill blood over political differences – Prof. Opoku-Agyemang MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Running Mate of the NDC’s flagbearer, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has called for calm in the campaign activities of parties contesting the December 7, elections. “Our activities should not be characterized by violence and disorderliness since we are not at war with each other. “Let us not spill blood over our political differences, but think of the overall interest of the citizenry, stability and development of the nation,” Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang advised. She made the call when she paid a courtesy call on Barima Osei Hwedie II, Chief of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, as part of her campaign ... more
  • 16 hours Vietnam: Devastating landslides hit army camp MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Heavy flooding and landslides have hit central Vietnam for more than a week. Rescue workers faced a dangerous situation, after 13 of them died trying to reach those trapped in the mud. Rescue teams in Vietnam raced against the clock on Sunday in search for a dozen men, after a series of landslides overwhelmed an army camp.  Heavy rain has pounded over Central Vietnam for more than a week, resulting in floods and landslides that have killed at least 64 people, according to the country’s disaster management authority.  “From 2 a.m. until now, there have been four to five landslides, exploding like bombs, and it feels like the ... more
  • 16 hours Nigeria state imposes curfew amid jailbreak MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Authorities in Nigeria’s southern Edo state have imposed a 24-hour curfew following what it describes as “incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters.” Huge protests against police brutality continued in the state on Monday with several reports of riots breaking out in different locations and a jailbreak at a detention facility. Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie, who announced the curfew said it is to take effect from 16:00 Monday until further notice. “This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private ... more
  • 16 hours Students return to schools in Mozambique MyJoyOnline -Politics
    More students are resuming face to face learning in Mozambique after the government rolled out a plan for gradual reopening of schools. University students were the first group to report back when restrictions were eased on 1 October. Mozambican Ministry of Education and Human Development spokesperson, Feliciano Mahalambe, said 300,000 Grade 10 students in more than 800 schools across the country will return to schools on Monday. Mr Mahalambe said since 1 October when Grade 12 students resumed classes, no cases of new Covid-19 had been recorded. He said the authorities will give the go-ahead for learning to resume ... more
  • 17 hours Amoah Evans nominated DCE for Bia East District Assembly MyJoyOnline -Politics
    President Akufo-Addo has nominated Amoah Evans as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Bia East District Assembly in the Western North Region. This was in accordance with the constitution’s Article 243(1) and section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act, Act 936. A statement by the Local Government Ministry, the Western North Region Minister, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu and the Regional Electoral Commission would conduct the confirmation process of the nominated District Executive. Born at Sefwi Adabokrom in the Western North Region, Mr Evans is married with a child. He studied Bachelor of Administration at the All Nations University and ... more
  • 17 hours Akufo-Addo to start 3-day working visit to Volta and Oti Regions from Oct. 20 MyJoyOnline -Politics
    President Nana Akufo-Addo will begin a three-day working visit to the Volta and Oti Regions from Tuesday, October 20, to Thursday, October 22. The President will on this visit commission road projects, hospitals and security installations. He will also cut the sod for new ones to begin and meet the Chiefs and people of the respective traditional areas.  Beginning in the Volta Region, the President will commission the Naval Training Command at Agorta-Nutekpor in the South Tongu constituency, and proceed to the Central Park to attend a durbar of Chiefs and people of Afife in appreciation of his ... more
  • 17 hours Okyenhene Denies Report Accusing Akufo-Addo Of Funding JB Danquah Memorial Center ModernGhana -Politics
    The Ofori Panin Fie has rubbished claims that the construction of J. B Danquah Memorial Centre was financed by the state with taxpayers money. Popular talk show host Kwabena Bobie Ansah claimed on radio show that tax payers money has been used to build the edifice to serve as a library but has been decorated with images of the late Uncle of the President, Okyenhene and the President himself while denying children the use of the Library. ... more
  • 17 hours Parliament Passes Criminal Offences Bill To Make Corruption A Felony ModernGhana -Politics
    Parliament has passed the Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill 2020. The Bill categorizes the offense of corruption as a felony. The move is to introduce stiffer punishment to deter public officers from engaging in corrupt practices. ... more
  • 17 hours NAGRAT Vex Over Delayed Lump Sum Arrears For Pensioners ModernGhana -Politics
    Some pensioners who were members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are yet to receive differences in the lump sum arrears, owed them after retiring in January this year. Though the government has assured that differences occasioned by anomalies regarding the three-tier pension scheme will be addressed, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, says he has not seen any progress. ... more
  • 17 hours Full text: EC disqualifies 5 presidential aspirants ahead of Election 2020 MyJoyOnline -Politics
    LET THE CITIZEN KNOW 19TH OCTOBER 2020 ADDRESS DELEIVERED BY MRS. JEAN MENSA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION, ON DECLARATION OF  RESULTS FROM THE FILING OF NOMINATIONS  BY PRESIDENTIAL  CANDIDATES FOR THE 2020 ELECTIONS ON MONDAY THE 19TH OF OCTOBER, 2020 AT 4:00 PM Good afternoon citizens of Ghana and our friends from the media. We thank the good Lord for this day. His Grace and Mercy has brought us this far and will lead us to peaceful, credible, transparent and fair elections December, 2020  in Jesus’ mighty Name. On behalf of the Commission, I welcome you to today’s ... more
  • 18 hours See How To Know If Your Car Tyre Has Expired ModernGhana -Politics
    Without car tyres, a car cannot move and it is very cardinal that as a driver, from time to time, one needs to check the expiration dates of his or her car tyres. Do you have knowledge on the fact that car tyres also have an expiration dates? Every tyre of any vehicle has an expiration date after which must be replaced. ... more
  • 18 hours Africa’s Problem Is Lack Of Knowledge – World Renowned Historian ModernGhana -Politics
    Anthony T. Browder, a world-renowned historian and archaeologist, has averred that Africa is considered to be poor due to its lack of requisite knowledge of what lies in their hands to become richer than any continent. ... more
  • 18 hours Election 2020: 5 presidential aspirants disqualified MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has disqualified five presidential aspirants from contesting in the upcoming polls. Chairperson for the Commission, Jean Mensa made this disclosure during an update on the status of candidates following the submission of their respective forms ahead of the elections. Speaking at the press conference in Accra, the EC indicated that a myriad of issues triggered the disqualification, most of which involve the details provided by the political parties at the filing stage. The aspirants affected include independent candidates Kofi Koranteng, Marricke Kofi Gane, Akwasi Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwesi ... more
  • 19 hours Healthker introduces hassle-Free Covid-19 testing MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Digital-based healthcare services system, Healthker, has introduced a hassle-free coronavirus testing regime for both travelers and anyone interested in knowing their Covid-19 status in the country. Under their efficient testing regime, both travelers and the general public can be tested from the comfort of their homes or any place of their choice. It provides the most convenient way of getting tested for coronavirus from an accredited Covid-19 lab. After the test, one stands the chance of getting their result in as little as two to six hours. To sign up for the Healthker Covid-19 testing services, interested clients ... more
  • 20 hours Demand is low – Emelia Brobbey on why Ghanaian movie production is declining MyJoyOnline -Politics
    Actress Emelia Brobbey says demand for local movies across the country has declined. She said this has contributed to the reduction in the production of movies by creators. In an interview on Class FM, she stated that unless people demand the content, hardly would any producer wants to make a movie only to have a few eyes watching. “You guys need to demand for Ghanaian movies and we will produce for you. We don’t want to produce and you won’t buy it and you will be watching different content altogether.” Emelia Brobbey stated that it is disheartening for producers ... more
  • 20 hours Champions League and Europa League guide: Format, dates and rules on fans attending MyJoyOnline -Politics
    The Champions League and Europa League group stages get under way this week. After last season’s alterations to both competitions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to affect the game across the globe, what format will the 2020-21 tournaments take, when will the games be played and will fans be allowed in to see them? Below are answers to all your questions.. What are the formats for the tournaments this year? Uefa’s solution to last season’s Champions League competition being disrupted was to stage a “final eight” knockout tournament played across 12 days in Lisbon, ... more
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