• 13 mins World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) On Increase In Cocoa Price For The 2020/2021 Season ModernGhana -World
    The leadership of The World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO), Ghana Chapter, would like to commend COCOBOD and for that matter the Government of Ghana on the producer price increment for the 2020/2021 season. ... more
  • 13 mins CSOs In Ghana Encouraged To Work Internalize Int’l Treaties, Conventions ModernGhana -World
    Civil Society Organisations including Faith-Based Organisations in Ghana have been called upon to agree on how to work together to ensure that international treaties and conventions are internalised and domesticated in the country. ... more
  • 13 mins Punish Gold Smugglers Heavily—CBTG Urges Gov’t ModernGhana -World
    The CHAMBER OF BULLION TRADERS GHANA (CBTG), the representative body of Licensed Gold Exporters (LGE) and Small Scale Gold Miners has raised major concerns with the recent spate of gold smuggling cases recorded at the land borders and at the Kotoka International Airport and has called for severe sanctions to be meted out to these smugglers. ... more
  • 13 mins OFAB Ghana Holds Successful Media Awards Ceremony ModernGhana -World
    The 4th Edition of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Ghana Chapter media awards ceremony came off successfully in Accra. It was under the theme Promoting Credible and Balanced Science Reporting for Quality Seed Development and Food Security. ... more
  • 13 mins Ghana Gov’t Implored To Support UN Binding Treaty ModernGhana -World
    Caritas Ghana in partnership with DKA Austria and Misereor Germany, organised a stakeholders Virtual Workshop to heighten awareness of Local Civil Society Organizations, especially members of the FAITH in Ghana Alliance, about the Binding Treaty process and how they can influence the Government of Ghana to support the Binding Treaty. ... more
  • 6 hours Police call on public to volunteer information over plot to kill Agona West MP MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 6 hours IGP charges police officers to live up to expectation ahead of December polls MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 6 hours Letshego partner local financial institutions to implement ECOFRIDGES green on-wage financial mechanism MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 6 hours Get enough rest to reduce road accidents – National Roads and Safety Authority to political parties MyJoyOnline -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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
  • 7 hours John Dumelo draws large crowd during campaign launch at Ayawaso West Wuogon MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 8 hours Over 7,000 Civilian Employees, Families Threaten To Vote Against Akufo-Addo As Military Command Lay Ambush ModernGhana -World
    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
  • 8 hours Over 7,000 Civilian Employees, Families Threaten To Vote Against Akufo-Addo As Military Command Lay Ambush ModernGhana -Africa
    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
  • 8 hours NDC to establish Street Lights Authority MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 8 hours Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang commits to further development in Zongo communities MyJoyOnline -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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
  • 9 hours Student arrested over UCC prank robbery attack MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 9 hours ₵3.7m spent on dustbin distribution – Sanitation Ministry reveal MyJoyOnline -World
    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 Winners For 25th GJA Awards Announced ModernGhana -Africa
    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 -Africa
    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 -Africa
    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 Driver Jailed 30years For Robbery ModernGhana -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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 Driver Jailed 30years For Robbery ModernGhana -Africa
    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 Election 2020: UPP flagbearer blames disqualification on NPP, calls out Akufo-Addo for ethnocentrism MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 12 hours Government did not fund JB Danquah Memorial Centre – Ofori Panin Fie denies claims MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 12 hours Independent contender or not, Kyei Mensah will win hands down – Haruna Iddrisu MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 12 hours Lawyer demands independent inquiry into Womba’s death MyJoyOnline -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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
  • 13 hours Suaman constituency inaugurates ‘Operation Win Suaman Seat’ campaign team MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 13 hours Venue and dates for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying matches not yet confirmed MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 13 hours Media not holding Akufo-Addo accountable enough – Mahama MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 13 hours NDC parliamentary aspirant in police grips over alleged plot to assassinate Gender Minister MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 13 hours Driver jailed 30 years for robbery MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 13 hours US charges 6 Russian hackers over global attacks MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 13 hours Rejuvenate partners Ashanti Regional office of Agric Ministry to use Greenfert fertiliser on demo farms MyJoyOnline -World
    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 -World
    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
  • 14 hours NLC Secures Injunction Against Strike By Universities’ Senior Staff ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Labour Commission (NLC) has gone to secure an injunction to stop the strike by the Senior Staff Association of Universities of Ghana. The restraining order sighted by Citi News said the Senior Staff Association are ldquo;restrained from embarking on its intended strike rdquo; for the next 10 days. ... more
  • 14 hours Akufo-Addo To Opens Second AfCFTA Conference Tomorrow ModernGhana -Africa
    President Akufo-Addo will, on Tuesday, October 20, open the second edition of the national conference on the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement in Accra. 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). ... more
  • 14 hours Lawyer Wants Independent Probe Into ‘Killer’ Womba’s Death ModernGhana -Africa
    Mr George Asamaney, Lawyer for James Nana Womba, prime suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has called for an independent investigation into the death of his client in police custody. ... more
  • 14 hours Farmer Granted Bail After Threatening To Harm Father ModernGhana -Africa
    The Enchi District Magistrate court has granted a GH?3,000 bail with two sureties to a 24-year-old farmer who allegedly threatened to harm his own father. The accused, Emmanuel Gyebi, denied charges of threat of harm, stealing and causing unlawful damage, and would re-appear before the court on October 22. ... more
  • 14 hours Apostle Adjei Not Been Reporting To Police — Prosecutor Tells Court ModernGhana -Africa
    Apostle Kwabena Owusu Adjei of Hezekiah Prayer Ministry who allegedly threatened to cause the death of Jean Mensa, Chairman, Electoral Commission, has not been reporting to the Police. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare informed an Accra Circuit Court when the matter was called. ... more
  • 14 hours Makeup Ghana partners COTVET to develop certification for makeup and beauty industry MyJoyOnline -World
    Makeup Ghana, a professional body in the make-up and beauty industry has partnered with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) to provide monitoring and certification for the training institutions within the industry Tasking itself to develop the makeup and beauty industry, Makeup Ghana has dedicated its resources to help standardize the training and certification of practitioners in the Colour Cosmetics industry. Through this partnership with COTVET, the bodies have developed two (2) Competency-Based Training (CBT) training packages at levels three (3) and four (4) of National TVET Qualification Framework (NTVETQF) for the Makeup Artistry. Currently, ... more
  • 15 hours NDC to establish Street Lights Development Authority MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 15 hours Let’s not spill blood over political differences – Prof. Opoku-Agyemang MyJoyOnline -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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 -World
    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
  • 16 hours Amoah Evans nominated DCE for Bia East District Assembly MyJoyOnline -World
    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
  • 16 hours Naana Opoku-Agyemang meets youth and professional groups in Kumasi MyJoyOnline -World
    The running mate of the NDC flagbearer, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang met with a group of youth and professional groups in Kumasi, Monday. The groups comprised of members from GNAT and NAGRAT, Persons With Disabilities, Progressive Intellectuals, Lawyers Health Workers, Menzgold victims, among others. The vibrant group were energized and excited to engage with Professor Opoku-Agyemang. A speaker on behalf of the group, Dr. Yarhands Arthur, expressed appreciation to the NDC for reaching out for input from Professional groups during the crafting of their Manifesto – The People’s Manifesto. He entreated the audience to support the ... more
  • 16 hours Suspect in Mafi-Agoe murder case remanded into prison custody MyJoyOnline -World
    A District Court in Adidome, presided over by Augustine Essah, has remanded one Idriss Bukari, a herdsman, suspected of the murder of a woman at Mafi Agoe, into prison custody. The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, has been provisionally charged with murder and is to reappear before the court on November 16, 2020. He was arrested on October 14, this year, for allegedly killing one Patience Amu, 50-year-old grocery seller at Mafi Agoe, a farming community in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region. The suspect, believed to be a customer of the victim, allegedly entered ... more
  • 16 hours Man robbed and shot dead at Atonsu MyJoyOnline -World
    A 36-year-old man has been robbed and shot dead at Atonsu in Kumasi.Maxwell Awetor, a resident of Ahinsan Estate, is said to have made an unknown transaction at the Prudential Bank, Atonsu branch. After his stop at the Bank, he decided to visit a friend at a house which was 100 metres away.Eyewitnesses said they spotted two men on a motorbike arriving at the house. One of the suspected robbers spotting a black T-shirt with camouflage shorts followed the deceased. Then a loud gunshot sound was heard. The suspected assailant jumped on the waiting motorbike with a brown ... more
  • 16 hours Agbotui family informs Akufo-Addo of burial arrangements of Rawlings’ mother MyJoyOnline -World
    The late mother of former President Jerry John Rawlings, Victoria Agbotui, is set to be buried on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The family formally informed President Nana Akufo-Addo of her passing and funeral arrangements on Monday at the Jubilee House. Executioner of the Anlo State, Dan Abodakpi, said the family has decided to organize the entire funeral and burial in a day, beginning with a filing past at the forecourt of the State House at 8 am. “Your Excellency has graciously agreed and indeed given instructions to facilitate this whole process” he noted. A non-denominational Church Service will immediately ... more
  • 16 hours EC clears 12 presidential candidates for 2020 elections MyJoyOnline -World
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has processed and cleared 12 presidential aspirants to contest in the 2020 general elections. They are; Alfred Walker; an independent candidate, President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Christian Andrews; The Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Brigitte Dzogbenuku; People’s Progressive Party (PPP), John Dramani Mahama; National Democratic Congress (NDC). The others include; Akua Donkor; Ghana Freedom Party, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings; National Democratic Party (NDP), Hassan Ayariga; All People’s Congress, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet; Convention Peoples Congress (CPP), Kofi Akpaloo; Liberal Party of Ghana, David Apasera; People’s National Convention (PNC) and Henry Herbert Lartey; Great Consolidated Popular ... more
  • 16 hours Pakistan reverses TikTok ban after 10 days MyJoyOnline -World
    Pakistan’s ban of TikTok has something in common with the videos posted on the app: It didn’t very last long. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said in a statement Monday that it was reversing a decision announced 10 days ago to ban TikTok after the Chinese-owned app committed to moderating content in accordance with local laws. “TikTok is being unlocked after assurance from management that they will block all accounts repeatedly involved in spreading obscenity and immorality,” the regulator said on social media. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said on October 9 that it would ban TikTok because of complaints that it hosted ... more
  • 16 hours Government to outline its Covid-19 success on Tuesday MyJoyOnline -World
    Government is expected to outline the successes chalked in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic at the next Nation Building Updates (NBU) scheduled in Accra on Tuesday, October 20. The Updates is a weekly event designed by the Information Ministry to provide stakeholders in the country’s democracy with detailed updates on key interventions executed by government. Tuesday’s program is on the theme “protecting lives and livelihoods in the midst of crises.” It will assemble members of the government Covid-19 Response Team who will use the platform to outline the progress made in fighting the pandemic after Ghana recorded its ... more
  • 16 hours Akufo-Addo to start 3-day working visit to Volta and Oti Regions from Oct. 20 MyJoyOnline -World
    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. He will then proceed to the Central Park to attend a durbar of Chiefs and people of Afife in appreciation ... more
  • 17 hours Okyenhene Denies Report Accusing Akufo-Addo Of Funding JB Danquah Memorial Center ModernGhana -Africa
    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 Okyenhene Denies Report Accusing Akufo-Addo Of Funding JB Danquah Memorial Center ModernGhana -World
    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 -Africa
    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 -Africa
    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 Parliament Passes Criminal Offences Bill To Make Corruption A Felony ModernGhana -World
    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 -World
    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
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