• 12 hours Lebanese footballer Mohamed Atwi dies of bullet wound MyJoyOnline -World
    Atwi was reportedly hit in the head by a bullet fired in the air during funeral last month for Beirut explosion victim. Prominent Lebanese footballer Mohamed Atwi has died of a bullet wound reportedly sustained during the funeral for one of the victims of last month’s massive explosion at the port of the capital, Beirut, according to his club and local media. The 32-year-old played as a midfielder for a number of Lebanese clubs and won the national league three times with Beirut’s Ansar, his club for almost 10 years. Tributes poured in for the player, who was also capped three ... more
  • 12 hours 120,000-year-old human footprints found in Saudi Arabia MyJoyOnline -World
    Sets of 120,000-year-old footprints belonging to humans have been discovered in Saudi Arabia. The set of seven human footprints, found around an ancient dry lake in the northern region of Tabuk, are the earliest evidence of humans in the Arabian peninsula. Experts believe they are the footprints of at least two people, and say they could help understand the routes taken by humans out of Africa. The new research suggests “inland routes, following lakes and rivers, may have been particularly important to humans” leaving the continent, according to Mathew Stewart from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology. The ... more
  • 12 hours Twitter beefs up security for US election candidates MyJoyOnline -World
     Twitter has automatically activated extra account protection for politicians and key figures in the forthcoming US election. A select group of election-related accounts will have to make immediate changes to improve their security. Twitter was the victim of one of the most significant hacks of a social network in history, in June. It said it had learned “from the experience of past security incidents” and was focused on election security. Twitter said that in the coming weeks, it would be adding “proactive internal security safeguards” for a much wider range of high-profile election-related accounts. They include: The Executive ... more
  • 12 hours Ejisu Youth Happy With Akufo Addo For Bringing Back Boankra Inland Port ModernGhana -World
    The Young Patriots group of Ejisu constituency have expressed gratitude to President Akufo Addo, for his efforts to bringing back Boankra Inland port into operation. The port when completed will provide jobs and development to the youth in the Ejisu Municipal Assembly. ... more
  • 12 hours Ejisu Youth Happy With Akufo Addo For Bringing Back Boankra Inland Port ModernGhana -Africa
    The Young Patriots group of Ejisu constituency have expressed gratitude to President Akufo Addo, for his efforts to bringing back Boankra Inland port into operation. The port when completed will provide jobs and development to the youth in the Ejisu Municipal Assembly. ... more
  • 12 hours US Embassy Partners With Mobile Web Ghana To Inaugurate New Cultural And Educational Center ModernGhana -Africa
    Accra, GHANA ndash; The U. S. Government, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U. S. Department of State, and in partnership with Mobile Web Ghana, has opened American Corner Agbogba, a new cultural and educational center. ... more
  • 12 hours US Embassy Partners With Mobile Web Ghana To Inaugurate New Cultural And Educational Center ModernGhana -World
    Accra, GHANA ndash; The U. S. Government, through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U. S. Department of State, and in partnership with Mobile Web Ghana, has opened American Corner Agbogba, a new cultural and educational center. ... more
  • 16 hours 46,000 People Living With HIV Refuse Treatment — Ghana AIDS Commission ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) has revealed that about 46,000 people living with HIV have refused treatment. According to the Director-General of the commission, Mr Kyeremeh Atuahene, that development had presented a challenge to the national HIV epidemic control and viral suppression programme. ... more
  • 17 hours Okada Will Be Safe If Business Is Legalised, Regulated — Okada Riders Association ModernGhana -Africa
    The Okada Riders Association has reiterated calls for the legalisation of the okada business in Ghana with the assurance that its operations would be safer. Section 128 (1) of the Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 (Legislative Instrument 2180), states: ldquo;The licensing authority shall not register a motorcycle to carry a fare-paying passenger. ... more
  • 17 hours NADMO Conducts Election 2020 Simulation Exercise ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has organised a full-scale simulation exercise with the aim of preparing disaster management workers ahead of this year 39;s general elections. According to the Director-General of NADMO, Eric Nana Agyemang-Prempeh, he is guided by the concept of strategic pessimism adding that, ldquo;I encouraged the representative of the participating agencies to prepare in the event of an unlikely situation of electioneering crisis rdquo;. ... more
  • 17 hours Ken Agyapong Challenges Court Hearing His Contempt Case ModernGhana -Africa
    The Member of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central Region, Kennedy Agyapong, has filed a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the jurisdiction of a High Court holding contempt charges against him. ... more
  • 17 hours Bullion Van Kills National Service Person Riding Okada ModernGhana -Africa
    A motor rider has died on the spot after a bullion van knocked him off the bike. The driver of the bullion van and two others with him were treated and discharged. The rider, Raymond Dodzi, a 28-year-old National Service Person met his untimely death on the Hohoe-Fodome road in the Volta Region. ... more
  • 17 hours Nintendo 3DS discontinued after almost a decade MyJoyOnline -World
    Nintendo has discontinued its 3DS handheld after about 76 million sales over a nine-and-a-half year period. A notice on the Japanese firm’s site says “manufacturing of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems has ended”. The device had the ability to trick the human eye into seeing 3D images like those in some cinema screenings – but without special glasses. However, its launch received a lukewarm reception and it only gained popularity later. The console’s demise has long been expected. Last year, the company said it no longer planned to make any new first-party games for the system. It means ... more
  • 17 hours Mozambique Journalists union and MISA condemn attack on DW journalist MyJoyOnline -World
    On September 13, DW journalist Luciano da Conceição was assaulted in Inhambane and left unconscious on a beach. DW, the National Union of Journalists and MISA are demanding accountability. Luciano da Conceição was assaulted by strangers outside his home and taken to a beach area in the town of Maxixe, where he remained until the next day. According to the victim, the perpetrators seized parts of his work equipment. “Before I opened the door of the house I was surprised by two unfamiliar individuals with masks and a knife, who told me not to make any noise. They put a cloth ... more
  • 17 hours No show for Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s Western Region tour should tell NDC something – Charles Bissue MyJoyOnline -World
    Western Region Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Charles Bissue has told NDC strategists to rethink after no show when Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang visited Axim. Charles Bissue said the NDC had failed to do their homework and should rethink of strategies because what they are doing now is nothing to write home about. “If I’m sending my presidential candidate, I will do my checks. I’ll do my research and see if voters will accept him. “If not, other things I have to do before he gets there will do done. If I were a strategist within ... more
  • 17 hours My genre being overlooked by the mainstream music market – Fancy Gadam MyJoyOnline -World
    The pride of Northern music, Fancy Gadam is not perturbed about the inability of his songs to get much attention and hype in the Ghanaian mainstream music market. The award-winning artiste rose to fame with “Total Cheat” which made waves in the country and had been praised for his uniqueness especially doing songs in his local dialect, Dagbani. But Fancy Gadam believes his songs were not getting enough airplay in the mainstream media mainly because of the language but said music knows no language and was happy that his genre had found its foothold in the Northern Region. In ... more
  • 17 hours Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunite on screen MyJoyOnline -World
    Former Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have been reunited on screen in a racy read through of 1982 teen movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Performing together via Zoom, Pitt, 56, and Aniston, 51, took on the roles of amorous high school students Brad Hamilton and Linda Barrett. The reading which was packed to the gills with A-list stars was set up to support charities Core and Reform Alliance in their efforts to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reuniting during the “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” table read during this scene for ... more
  • 18 hours Thiago bids farewell to Bayern Munich MyJoyOnline -World
    Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara has bid farewell to Bayern Munich after seven years at the German club. The 29-year-old won 17 trophies during his time with the Bavarian giants with the most recent being the 2019/20 Champions League. On Friday, the midfielder took to his social media to announce his exit from Bayern Munich citing his decision was based on the need for a new challenge. View this post on Instagram ... more
  • 18 hours We have not abandoned Mahama Projects – GETFund administrator MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana Educational Trust Fund (GETFund) Administrator, Richard Boadu has rejected claims that his outfit has abandoned some educational projects that were started under the erstwhile John Mahama administration. According to him, the current administration had to put on hold and subsequently review new contracts that were awarded by the previous administration so as to ensure value for money insisting that these projects have not been abandoned because some of the contractors have returned to site. At press briefing in Accra, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 he said the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is still paying for some of ... more
  • 18 hours Election 2020: Vote NPP because we have a better track record – Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -World
    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has urged Ghanaians to compare the track records of the two main political parties in the country before deciding who to vote for in the December elections. According to him, since both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have had a feel of governance, it is better to compare their track records and achievements. Speaking at the maiden edition of the NPP’s Round 2 Virtual Rally on Sunday in Accra, he noted that the current administration has in three and half years laid a good foundation for the transformation ... more
  • 18 hours Belarus president closes western borders, puts army on high alert MyJoyOnline -World
    Belarus’s president, beleaguered by six weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation, has announced he is putting troops on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Poland and Lithuania. President Alexander Lukashenko’s decision on Thursday underlined his repeated claim that the wave of protests is driven by the West. He faces increasing criticism from the United States and the European Union. Protests began after the disputed August 9 presidential election. Official results gave the authoritarian leader a sixth term in office but opponents say the results were manipulated. “We are forced to withdraw troops from the streets, put ... more
  • 18 hours Police appeal after NHS worker left unconscious after bus attack MyJoyOnline -World
    An NHS worker was left unconscious after being subjected to a “totally unwarranted violent assault” on a bus that was “triggered by face masks”. CCTV footage shows a man repeatedly punching the 63-year-old victim to the floor before stamping on his head five times, leaving him unconscious. The incident happened onboard the 149 bus just before it stopped at Seven Sisters station in north London at around 9.45 pm on 23 August, the Metropolitan Police said. Detectives say the victim, an NHS track and trace worker, boarded the bus via the middle doors before the suspect. Five minutes later, the suspect ... more
  • 18 hours Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live MyJoyOnline -World
    Jim Carrey is joining the cast of Saturday Night Live, portraying Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Famous for his physical comedy in blockbusters including The Mask and Ace Ventura, the 58-year-old Canadian star is understood to have approached the team to say how much he’d like to play the part. He will appear opposite the show’s most popular spoof guest role – Donald Trump brought to you by Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, who has just become a father for the sixth time, has played the president since 2019. Jim Carrey has been cast as Joe Biden in ‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’.(Source: https://t.co/BLKiLovfXj) ... more
  • 18 hours Alert issued to UK universities and colleges about spike in cyber attacks MyJoyOnline -World
    British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a sharp increase in attacks which have left some teachers fearing they won’t be able to accept students when term begins. Last week staff at Newcastle University warned Sky News they had “no idea how we are going to welcome students in three weeks’ time” following one such ransomware attack, which has impacted IT services across the whole university. Alert: we ... more
  • 18 hours This court has the courage to punish offenders – Judge on Kennedy Agyapong’s contempt case MyJoyOnline -World
    Justice of the High Court Amos Wuni has served notice he will not hesitate to punish persons who scandalise the court. The remarks were made as he adjourned the contempt case involving Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong. The court had earlier said it was going to continue with the matter but later decided to take an adjournment. Justice Wuni had ordered the MP to show up and explain why he should not be severely punished for comments he made about a judge which the court deems disrespectful. He failed to show up on Monday over claims he ... more
  • 18 hours Trump eyes executive order to punish arms trade with Iran: Report MyJoyOnline -World
    United States President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order allowing him to impose sanctions on anyone who violates a conventional arms embargo against Iran, four sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters News Agency on condition of anonymity, said the executive order was expected to be issued in the coming days and would allow the president to punish violators with secondary sanctions, depriving them of access to the US market. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The order comes in advance of next month’s ... more
  • 19 hours Economic trees in Upper East Region under threat MyJoyOnline -World
    Some economic trees in some parts of the Upper East Region would soon become extinct if measures are not taken to safeguard the forest reserves. The trees are being destroyed in the course of clearing land for agriculture activities. At a stakeholders’ engagement forum on Baobab and Shea Destruction held at Paga in the Kassena-Nankana West District of the Upper East Region, it was discovered that among the most affected trees are the shea and baobab of which its wood is used for roofing and charcoal. The forum, organised by the Kassena-Nankana Baobab Women Cooperative Union and facilitated by ... more
  • 19 hours Patoranking begs Thomas Partey to sign for Arsenal MyJoyOnline -World
    Nigerian musician Patoranking has taken to Twitter to beg Thomas Partey to join Arsenal this summer. The reggae-dancehall singer is a huge fan of the Arsenal and would love to see the Ghana midfielder playing for the Premier League club. “Thomas Partey please come to Arsenal, please my Ghana brother…I dey beg.. chai,” he wrote. @Thomaspartey22 please come to @Arsenal Please My Ghana Brother…I Dey Beg..chai— PATORANKING (@patorankingfire) September 17, 2020 He added, “If Partey signs for Arsenal, 2 hours virtual performance with my band for him and his family and some ... more
  • 19 hours Today’s front pages: Friday, September 18, 2020 MyJoyOnline -World
    The Chronicle *3 policemen interdicted for aiding scam but names missing in court documents. *Hoteliers appeal to govt: Help us rescue collapsing businesses B&FT *Hoteliers present speedy recovery plan to govt. *ICUMS push KIA revenue collection up Finder: * ICUMS helping KIA exceed revenue target – Alan * Accounts of clients of defunct companies duly credited – CBG MD New Weekend Crusading Guide *Kennedy Agyapong to ‘fight’ Judge today, goes to supreme jurisdiction on his contempt case. *Not having PM, not my business – MCE Ghanaian Times ... more
  • 19 hours PJ Mosey, Dasoberi among 8 persons appointed onto Kotoko management MyJoyOnline -World
    Asante Kotoko CEO Nana Yaw Amponsah has named eight members to assist him to steer the affairs of the club for the next three years. Recently resigned Ghana Football Association (GFA) Club Licensing Manager, Emmanuel Dasoberi has been appointed as Administrative and Operations Manager. Nhyira FM’s sports journalist, Moses Antwi Benefo, popularly known as PJ Mosey, is the Communications Manager. Also on the team is Dentaa Amoateng, MBE. She will serve as the club’s Diaspora and International Relations Manager. Other people on the team are Eric Amoako Twum (Commercial Manager), Thomas Sevordzi, Akua Pokuaa Kwarteng (Head of ... more
  • 19 hours BoG interventions, others strengthen cedi; not weaker dollar – Analyst MyJoyOnline -World
    The relative strong performance of the cedi this year has been largely attributed to the Bank of Ghana’s intervention in the forex market and diversified exports market, rather than a weaker US dollar. Bloomberg reported that the dollar’s historical position as the global reserve currency is in jeopardy because of steps the U.S. has taken to save its economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. But Currency Analyst, Courage Boti of Databank Research explains to Joy Business that multiplicity of factors have rather facilitated the stronger performance of the cedi compared to previous years. According to him, most countries ... more
  • 19 hours An Alaska dentist who extracted a patient’s tooth on a hoverboard sentenced to 12 years in jail MyJoyOnline -World
    A former dentist who was filmed extracting a patient’s tooth while standing on a hoverboard has been sentenced to 12 years in jail, according to a statement from the Alaska Department of Law. Seth Lookhart, 35, was convicted on 46 felony and misdemeanor counts in January, including medical assistance fraud, scheme to defraud, illegal practice of dentistry and reckless endangerment. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton sentenced Lookhart on Monday to serve 20 years in jail with eight years suspended, the statement said. That means Lookhart will serve 12 years behind bars. He also cannot practice dentistry during ... more
  • 19 hours Cheer star Jerry Harris charged with producing child sex images MyJoyOnline -World
    Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris, one of the stars of the Netflix documentary series Cheer, has been arrested and charged with producing child sex images. Mr Harris, 21, allegedly enticed an underage boy to produce sexually explicit videos and photos of himself, the US attorney’s office said. According to court records, Mr Harris admitted to soliciting and receiving explicit images from the minor. But a spokesperson for the star has denied the allegations. Mr Harris was arrested on Thursday morning and later appeared in court in Chicago. He did not enter a plea. A judge said a hearing would be held ... more
  • 19 hours CBI Ghana donates over 4000 bags of Supacem cement to Police, Air Force MyJoyOnline -World
    The Continental Blue Investment Ghana Limited has donated over 4000 bags of its Supacem cement to the Ghana Air Force, the Ghana Police Service and the Awutu Breku Traditional Council. All the three institutions received in excess of 800 bags of cement to expand ongoing infrastructure project initiatives. Speaking to Joy Business, the Board Chairman of the CBI, Paul Albrecht stated that the gesture is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility earmarked towards the support of the police and military in order to build facilities that will lead to increased intakes of personnel. “Our aim and target is ... more
  • 19 hours The Batman returns to filming after Covid-19 reports MyJoyOnline -World
    Filming has resumed on the movie “The Batman”, after a two-week shutdown caused by a member of the production who tested positive for coronavirus. Robert Pattinson, 34, who plays The Caped Crusader, was widely reported to be the person who was diagnosed in early September, but Warner Bros never confirmed or denied this. In a statement on Thursday, the studio said: “Following a hiatus for Covid-19 quarantine precautions, filming has now resumed on The Batman in the UK.” The movie only recently returned to filming near London after the pandemic forced it to shut down for six months. It had started shooting ... more
  • 19 hours COCOBOD announces closure of 2020 light crop cocoa season MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has announced that the 2020 Cocoa light crop season would end at the close of business on Thursday, September 17. The statement, signed by Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, said to assist the Licensed Buying Companies (LBCs) to obtain the final returns from upcountry stations, the Board has decided that returns on the declared purchases would be accepted up to 1600 hours on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Pension scheme for cocoa farmers to commence in October – COCOBOD Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph ... more
  • 19 hours Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race MyJoyOnline -World
    Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez has said she will not run in the country’s election next month, in an attempt to unify votes against the MAS party of former leader Evo Morales. Anez, a former conservative senator, took office in the power vacuum that followed Morales’s departure last year after allegations of irregularities in an October 2019 election that sparked violent protests and army pressure forced Bolivia’s first Indigenous president to go into exile in Mexico.  “Today I put aside my candidacy for the presidency of Bolivia, for the sake of democracy,” Anez said on Thursday, citing “the risk ... more
  • 19 hours Coronavirus: Tighter national rules considered for England by government MyJoyOnline -World
    A short period of tighter restrictions – lasting a few weeks – could be announced in the next week, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said. Schools and most workplaces would be kept open during those weeks. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the BBC the government is “prepared to do what it takes” against Covid-19. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, the health secretary said there had been an “acceleration” in the number of coronavirus cases in the last couple of weeks, and the number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus was doubling about every eight days. He stressed it ... more
  • 19 hours Forrest Gump author Winston Groom dies aged 77 MyJoyOnline -World
    Tributes have been paid to Forrest Gump author Winston Groom, who has died aged 77. Groom’s novel about a slow-witted but kind-hearted man from Alabama was adapted into a Hollywood film in 1994. Tom Hanks won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Gump, and the film itself won six other Oscars – including best picture – after grossing more than $683m (£527m) at the global box office. It became a cultural sensation and in 2011 was selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry. Saddened to learn that Alabama has lost one of our most gifted ... more
  • 19 hours Fire Service embarks on safety auditing for Electoral Commission MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has commenced a safety auditing exercise at the Regional and District offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) to prevent any eventuality of a fire incident, which will disrupt the Commission’s operations. The exercise formed part of efforts to provide safety to state institutions and organisations for national security purposes to ensure political stability for socio-economic progress. “As the Election 2020 approaches, some miscreants and aggrieved persons might want to carry out arson to destroy the EC’s offices, election materials – ballot papers, equipment and other technological and digital devices to draw back its ... more
  • 19 hours 57-year-old mother of 4 among 2020 BECE candidates MyJoyOnline -World
    Fifty-seven-year-old Elizabeth Yamoah, who enrolled at Odoben Presbyterian Junior High School (JHS) in 2017, is among the candidates writing the on-going Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). Madam Yamoah after writing the Information Communication Technology (ICT) paper, said she was determined to attend Senior High School(SHS) and become a professional nurse in future. She said she was motivated by the introduction of free Senior High school (SHS) policy introduced by government and encouragement from her children to enrol in 2017. Madam Yamoah, who is a farmer, said she dropped out of school in primary-four after her father died. According to ... more
  • 20 hours Francis Korkor: Why is Africa so important to China? MyJoyOnline -World
    The Chinese government is made up of technocrats, so they were the first to notice that the continent of Africa is very important and even becoming more so, because of its growing share of the global population. By the year 2025, the United Nations predicts that there will be more Africans in the world than Chinese people. This is one of the main reasons why Governments and businesses from all around the world are rushing to strengthen diplomatic, strategic and commercial ties with the Africans. The second reason is that Africa has 54 countries, and therefore 54 sovereign ... more
  • 1 day Oti Region, World Vision Ghana sign MoU for intervention programmes MyJoyOnline -World
    The Oti Regional Coordinating Council and World Vision Ghana have signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure that the various intervention programmes and policies implemented by the NGO in the Krachi East Municipality over the past 15 years are maintained and improved upon. 15 years ago, World Vision started its programme in the Krachi East municipality to improve the lives of over 39,800 people. The NGO’s intervention programme is aimed at improving the lives of the most vulnerable in the area. The various intervention programmes included improved primary education, primary healthcare, access to potable water, micro-credit financing ... more
  • 1 day Government suspends implementation of law banning importation of salvaged vehicles MyJoyOnline -World
    Government has suspended the implementation of the law that bans the importation of salvaged vehicles into the country. The Customs Amendment Act, 2020, which was passed by Parliament in March 2020 and to be rolled out on November 1, 2020, was also to stop the importation of vehicles older than 10 years. However, in an interview on an Accra-based radio station on Thursday, the Tema Regional Chairman of the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders (GIFF), Alex Asiamah revealed he had received information that Customs will continue clear such vehicles. “So, the importers can go on with their business of ... more
  • 1 day Akufo-Addo to launch Pan-African Heritage world project MyJoyOnline -World
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will on Monday, September 21 at 3.00 pm (GMT), perform the virtual global launch of the Pan-African Heritage World Museum. The Pan-African Heritage World Museum is the creation of former Minister of State and Member of Parliament, Kojo Yankah, who is also the founder of the African University College of Communications in Accra, Ghana. In the 75-acre world heritage city, located at Pomadze Hills, near Winneba junction, on the Accra-Cape Coast main road, will be a garden of sculptures of African heroes and heroines, a palace of various African kingdoms and their cultures, a ... more
  • 1 day Message from the Morning Man: The Queen’s hot pants MyJoyOnline -World
    One of the toughest jobs I’ve ever had was as a salesman. From 2003 to 2006, I worked with a small firm which marketed credit cards for a number of British banks. My job was to set up a stand in a supermarket somewhere, and stop people as they did their shopping, bring them to my stand, and right there, in the middle of a supermarket, convince them to sign up for a credit card. People said no to me all day, yet, it was a commission-based job, so if nobody signed up for a credit card with me, ... more
  • 1 day My dev’t projects in Adenta speak for themselves – Buaben Asamoa tells Mohammed Ramadan MyJoyOnline -World
    Member of Parliament for Adentan constituency, Yaw Buaben Asamoa has indicated that his works in the area are enough to give him the nod from the residents for a 2nd term in the December polls. According to him, the constituency under his leadership has seen a tremendous amount of facelift which has contributed to improving their daily lives. “We have built schools in New Legon. Have I not led that? We have built brand new public facilities. Have I not led that? We have distributed water and are in the process of tarring new roads beyond Amanfrom…There are developments ... more
  • 1 day Electoral Commission lied and deceived Ghana – Bernard Mornah MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah says negligence on the part of the Electoral Commission (EC) is to be blamed for the multiple individual registrations in the new electoral roll. His comments come after the EC’s chairperson, Jean Mensa revealed that 6,080 prospective voters registered multiple times in the just ended nationwide registration exercise. The commission has however promised to make public, names and other details of the lawbreakers on its website in the coming days. Reacting to this during an interview on JoyNews’ The Pulse Thursday, the PNC Chairman said the EC should ... more
  • 1 day Female artistes restricted to Gospel music – Eno Barony MyJoyOnline -World
    Rapper Eno Barony says a large number of musical talents in the country, especially females, are often limited by societal norms to do Gospel music. The ‘Rap Goddess’ hitmaker, also a Reverend Minister’s daughter, said many upcoming musicians have little or no option than to sing gospel music because there is a misconception about women who do not conform to the norm. “It boils down to our background, where a woman is always expected to be God-fearing. It leaves most talented girls having to sing gospel music only, even against their will,” she said. Speaking alongside industry colleague MzVee ... more
  • 1 day New Juaben Kontihene petitions National House of Chiefs on membership illegalities MyJoyOnline -World
    Krontihene of the New Juaben traditional area, Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng, has called on the National House of Chiefs (NHC) to correct some major anomalies and illegitimacy in the Legislative Instrument (L.I) 2409 before it becomes a ‘monster’ in the chieftaincy institution in Ghana. In a petition addressed to the President of the NHC and copied to the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs and the New Juaben traditional council, Baffour Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng posited the list of divisional chiefs from the New Juaben Traditional Area as captured in the (Membership ... more
  • 1 day Religion does not come between Sulley and me – Menaye Donkor MyJoyOnline -World
    Wife of Ghanaian footballer Sulley Muntari, Menaye Donkor, says being in an interfaith marriage is about the great relationship between the couple and not on their individual religions. According to her, too much emphasis is placed on religion rather than the true essence of what a relationship entails. The couple, who got married in 2010, were born and raised with two different religious values – Islam (Muntari) and Christianity (Menaye). Speaking on Personality Profile on Joy FM, Menaye Donkor, stated that she and Sulley are more concerned about instilling values in their kids than “forcing” religion on them. “For ... more
  • 1 day Rural electrification project launched in Northern, Savannah regions MyJoyOnline -World
    The Deputy Minister of Energy, William Owuraku Aidoo has launched an electrification project across the Northern, North East and the Savannah regions. The Government of Ghana (GoG) funded project estimated at US$50 million will connect several communities to the national grid, benefiting about 16,000 households. The 24-month long project has received both cabinet and parliamentary approvals and will be executed by M/S Tropical Cable & Conductor Limited (TCCL). Speaking at the launch, the Deputy Minister said government is making an effort to increase the access rate of electricity in the Northern Region to be at par with ... more
  • 1 day People’s Pension Trust launches iCARE Pension on Pension Awareness Day MyJoyOnline -World
    An award-winning corporate trustee, People’s Pension Trust has launched iCARE Pension, an innovative feature of the PPT Personal Pension Scheme in commemoration of Pension Awareness Day. iCARE Pension will allow anyone to easily set up and contribute to the pension of someone they care about-such as a family member, a domestic worker, a taxi driver, or even the neighbourhood waakye seller. It is also to encourage such persons to save towards their own pension. A recipient on the iCARE Pension has sole access to the accrued benefits of the scheme and in the event of death, their ... more
  • 1 day We Will Give You 4 More Years For Fixing Our Roads—Kansaworodo Queenmother Assures Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -World
    The Queen Mother of Kansaworodo in the Essikado Constituency of the Western Region, Nana Akua Mansa II has commended President Akufo-Addo for the massive road development in the area. Speaking during a visit by Vice President Bawumia to the area to inspect on-going road projects and also cut the sod for the construction of a market in the area, Nana Akua Mansa II also emphatically endorsed the President 39;s second term bid. ... more
  • 1 day We Will Give You 4 More Years For Fixing Our Roads—Kansaworodo Queenmother Assures Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Africa
    The Queen Mother of Kansaworodo in the Essikado Constituency of the Western Region, Nana Akua Mansa II has commended President Akufo-Addo for the massive road development in the area. Speaking during a visit by Vice President Bawumia to the area to inspect on-going road projects and also cut the sod for the construction of a market in the area, Nana Akua Mansa II also emphatically endorsed the President 39;s second term bid. ... more
  • 1 day Government is committed to reducing air pollution-related deaths – Environment Minister MyJoyOnline -World
    Environment Minister Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has assured government is working to drastically reduce air pollution related deaths and sicknesses in the country.  He says the situation of air pollution related illnesses is troubling and there is the need for all to work together to stem the tide.  “Air pollution is recognized globally as a major health threat, requiring urgent action from everyone… The NPP government led by the H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo is fully aware of the heavy burden of air pollution on human health and economic development. We also understand the staggering consequences of inaction and as a result have ... more
  • 1 day Africa’s role in development of Covid-19 vaccines to be scrutinised at Cornell University forum MyJoyOnline -World
    Africa’s role in the development of Covid-19 vaccines will come under scrutiny next week at a forum to be hosted by Cornell University’s Alliance for Science programme.  The online forum which will begin at 1pm GMT on Thursday 23rd September 2020 is under the theme; “COVID vaccine: What’s at stake for Africa?”, will among others, explore the continent’s participation in the global vaccine process. There currently exists no approved cure nor vaccines for the Covid-19 disease. As at end of August 2020, 176 vaccines are under development all over the world by research institutions, universities, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies according to the World Health Organization. None of these vaccines ... more
  • 1 day New batch of Kufuor Scholars introduced to former President Kufuor MyJoyOnline -World
    The newest batch of students recruited to join the Kufuor Scholars Program (KSP) have been officially introduced to former President John Agyekum Kufuor at his residence at Peduase.  This new batch, numbering 30 is the Class of 2023, as they will be graduating in 2023 after spending three years in the programme.  The candidates were recruited after a competitive and rigorousprocess. For the first time, selection interviews for the shortlisted applicants were conducted virtually. Those who were hard to reach because of internet network difficulties had to be interviewed by phone calls. This latest batch of 30 brings the total number of scholars who have gone or are going ... more
  • 1 day Abapa Mall, online mall for the less privileged MyJoyOnline -World
    Abapa Mall has introduced an installment based payment system for online shopping, the first of its kind in the country. Established 3 years ago as a traditional retail shop serving the Suame Magazine enclave, Abapa Mall has grown to become a one-stop-shop for the less affluent to do business online. Shoppers can order for their products and collect their items after they complete their payment within a period of 2 – 3 months. Purchased items can then be delivered or collected at their stores located in Kumasi. The purchased items ranging from electronics to cosmetics are delivered to clients ... more
  • 1 day We are committed to improving Ghana’s shipping sector – Shippers Authority MyJoyOnline -World
    Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers Authority Benonita Bismarck says the authority is committed to improving Ghana’s shipping sector. She says the authority is rolling out series of initiatives that will better strengthen Ghana’s shipping sector for the benefit of industry players and Ghanaians in general.  She says the authority in collaboration with the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and other stakeholders have been working to improve the capacity and skills of exporters through workshops and exhibitions as part of the National Export Strategy. Exporters across the country have since benefited from these interventions.  The Ghana Shippers Authority is also a member of a National Export Strategy committee which has been mandated to produce guidelines for the ... more
  • 1 day Full statement: EC uncovers 6,080 multiple registrations in electoral roll MyJoyOnline -World
    REMARKS BY MRS. JEAN MENSA, THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF GHANA DURING A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE 2020 EXHIBITION OF VOTERS REGISTER HELD ON THURSDAY, 17TH OF SEPTEMBER 2020, AT THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION HEADQUARTERS AT 3:00PM Good afternoon dear citizens of Ghana and our friends from the media. We welcome you to another edition of Let the Citizen Know, the Commission’s platform for regular engagement with the citizens through our media partners. We thank the Almighty God for His faithfulness and for seeing the Commission through a successful Voters Registration Exercise, an activity that is instrumental in ... more
  • 1 day Uncle Ebo Whyte: Things I wish I knew when I was younger MyJoyOnline -World
    Well, I am 66, and when I make time to look back at my six and half-decade of existence I discover things I wish I knew when I was younger. This morning I want to share a few with you: Firstly, Somebody is plotting your downfall, This came as a huge surprise to me, I was naive to believe that because I mind my on business everyone else minds their own business.It comes as a shock because whilst I wish no one ill, there where people who where determined that I would not fly as high as I could. ... more
  • 1 day Residents of Nawuni call for resettlement as annual flooding causes more damage MyJoyOnline -World
    Residents of Nawuni in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region has called on government to relocate them to higher grounds where they will be safe from the annual flooding. This call comes after some communities in the Northern, North East and Upper East experienced flooding due to due to the Bagre dam spillage. A resident of the town, Sylvester bemoaned the effects of the disaster on their livelihood. According to him, his household and other residents have lost everything adding that food to eat has become a huge problem. Sylvester also noted that the flood aside its ... more
  • 1 day VLK Djokoto: From Sekondi with love MyJoyOnline -World
    It is slightly past midday, we are in Sekondi and the weather is as hot as lava. All it takes is one drop of water, or maybe more, for any of us to exude steam, but for now the campaign team still has miles to walk. We soldier on. The team is boxed within a sauna; coal-tarred streets beneath and archaic cement buildings around us. The sea is only a stone-throw away, lined up with hand-crafted banana-shaped traditional Fanti pirogues and canoes sculptured from wood. There is only a thick pile of rubbish on rocks that divides us; it ... more
  • 1 day UG, GIJ students oppose increase in fees for 2020/21 academic year MyJoyOnline -World
    Some students of the University of Ghana (UG) and Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) are kicking against the increase of fees for the 2020/21 academic year.  At the University of Ghana, there is an increase of more than 12 per cent in the fees. Speaking to JoyNews, the students said the increment is “insensitive” considering the financial toll the Covid-19 pandemic has had on them and their families. “I was dumbfounded to see such an increase in fees considering the times we are in and how this virus has affected businesses and households. I think management a broader consultation ... more
  • 1 day UPSA MBA graduates dance to ‘Jerusalema’ MyJoyOnline -World
    The University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA) on September 5, held the 12th Congregation ceremony to award graduands from the School of Graduate Studies. The event, held with Covid-19 protocols in place, saw the UPSA MBA class of 2020 break out their dance moves after they had received their certificates. In their graduation gowns, the graduands had formed lines with social distancing in mind as they danced to the popular Jerusalema song by Master KG which featured Nomcebo. The excited graduates seem to have practiced the dance ahead of the event to celebrate and acknowledge how far they have ... more
  • 1 day I’m open to advise but I don’t accept criticisms – Eno Barony MyJoyOnline -World
    Rapper Eno Barony says even though she’s open to people’s counsel, she doesn’t accept criticisms. This was her reaction to a question posed to her by Animwaa Anim Addo host of Joy FM’s ‘Strong and Sassy’, about how she stays consistent at being a non-conformist in society. According to her who recently released a feature with singer Wendy Shay called ‘Enough is Enough’, adhering to people’s criticisms will never get you to your goal in life “Well I think it’s not an easy thing to do, but for me I’m always open to advice but I don’t accept criticisms. ... more
  • 1 day I will extend every support to new Kotoko CEO – George Amoako MyJoyOnline -World
    The Executive Chairman, of King Faisal Football club in Kumasi, George Amoako, is pledging his support for the new Asante Kotoko Chief Executive Officer, Nana Yaw Amponsah. The football administrator, who served as CEO for Kotoko from 2017 to 2020 during the final three years of Dr Kwame Kyei’s administration, said he has gone past all the worse at Kotoko and is now focusing on his new role as Executive Chairman of King Faisal. Mr Amoako describes his tenure at Kotoko as his worst in his seven-time-history with the club but says he wants to focus on the future. ... more
  • 1 day Future NDC government will procure motorbikes for ‘Okada’ riders – Mahama MyJoyOnline -World
    Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said motorcycles will be procured by his administration to aid the activities of the commercial transport business if elected into office in the December polls. According to John Mahama, the riders will be assisted through various payment frameworks to ensure individual ownership of the vehicles in the long run to boost the country’s employment numbers. This follows the party’s position to legalise the trades, also known as ‘Okada,’ as part of the tall list of promises in its manifesto. JoyNews/AdomNews · Future NDC government will procure motorbikes for ‘Okada’ riders ... more
  • 1 day Gov’t Suspends Ban On Importation Of Accident Cars ModernGhana -World
    The Akufo-Addo Government has rushed to suspend the implementation of the law banning the importation of salvaged vehicles and those older than ten years into the country after former President John Dramani Mahama promised to scrap the law when elected President on December 7. ... more
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