• 2 weeks MTN Group says it has worked to bridge digital divide by connecting 100 million people to the internet MyJoyOnline -World
    The MTN Group says it has reached a significant milestone by recording 100 million active data users on its networks across Africa and the Middle East to the internet. “We believe that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life,” said MTN Group president and CEO Rob Shuter. “We are delighted to have connected 100 million of our customers to the power of the internet as we have increased data coverage and reduced the cost to communicate across our markets.” MTN has a total base of more than 257 million customers in 21 markets. Growth through scaling data ... more
  • 2 weeks District Coordinating Director For Atiwa East Urges Farmers To Embrace Conservative Agriculture ModernGhana -Africa
    Conservation Agriculture is a sustainable agriculture production system comprising a set of farming practices adapted to the requirements of crops and local conditions of each region whose farming and soil management techniques protect the soil from erosion and degradation, improve its quality and biodiversity, and contribute to the preservation of the natural resources, water, and air while optimizing yields. The district coordinating director for the Atiwa East district, Mr. Sim ... more
  • 2 weeks District Coordinating Director For Atiwa East Urges Farmers To Embrace Conservative Agriculture ModernGhana -World
    Conservation Agriculture is a sustainable agriculture production system comprising a set of farming practices adapted to the requirements of crops and local conditions of each region whose farming and soil management techniques protect the soil from erosion and degradation, improve its quality and biodiversity, and contribute to the preservation of the natural resources, water, and air while optimizing yields. The district coordinating director for the Atiwa East district, Mr. Sim ... more
  • 2 weeks Agency For Health And Food Security Communiqué 2020: Systems Approach To Vegetable Value Chain Policy, Pandemic Response And AfCFTA Agreement ModernGhana -Africa
    We, the representative of 60 vegetable value chain-associated institutions and networks, have assembled at the Conference Hall of the National Development Planning Commission on 11th June 2020 for a National Dialogue on vegetable value chain policy organized by the Agency for Health and Food Security (AHEFS) with support from BUSAC Fund and its partners DANIDA and USAID. We have discussed how a functional value chain policy for the vegetable sector can facilitate econo ... more
  • 2 weeks Second Cycle Institutions In Tain Receive PPEs From Government ModernGhana -Africa
    As part of measure by the government to ensure the safety of final year students returning to school to prepare for their final examinations, second cycle institutions in the Tain District of the Bono region have been provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the government for use by the Teachers and Students. These institutions are Nsawkaw State Senior High, Badu Secondary and Technical, Nkoranman Senior High, and Menji Agric Senior High. Madam Charity Akua Foriw ... more
  • 2 weeks Agency For Health And Food Security Communiqué 2020: Systems Approach To Vegetable Value Chain Policy, Pandemic Response And AfCFTA Agreement ModernGhana -World
    We, the representative of 60 vegetable value chain-associated institutions and networks, have assembled at the Conference Hall of the National Development Planning Commission on 11th June 2020 for a National Dialogue on vegetable value chain policy organized by the Agency for Health and Food Security (AHEFS) with support from BUSAC Fund and its partners DANIDA and USAID. We have discussed how a functional value chain policy for the vegetable sector can facilitate econo ... more
  • 2 weeks Second Cycle Institutions In Tain Receive PPEs From Government ModernGhana -World
    As part of measure by the government to ensure the safety of final year students returning to school to prepare for their final examinations, second cycle institutions in the Tain District of the Bono region have been provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by the government for use by the Teachers and Students. These institutions are Nsawkaw State Senior High, Badu Secondary and Technical, Nkoranman Senior High, and Menji Agric Senior High. Madam Charity Akua Foriw ... more
  • 2 weeks Man arrested for defiling three girls MyJoyOnline -World
    A 63 year old man, Mahama Issahaku Gonje has been arrested by police in the Norther Region for defiling three girls at Shishagu, suburb of Tamale. The culprit allegedly ended up impregnating one of the girls, aged 13. The other two are 14 and 15 years old, respectively. Mahama Issahaku a traditional guitarist who has two wives, eight children and 13 grandchildren is said to have had intercourse with all the three at different times.  The Northern Regional Crime Officer, Kwabena Otuo Acheampong told JoyNews parents of the 13-year-old found she was pregnant and when she was quizzed about how it happened, ... more
  • 2 weeks Earth tremors show that a big earthquake is coming – Disaster Risk Management expert MyJoyOnline -World
    A Disaster Risk Management Expert has cautioned that a bigger earthquake may be approaching due to the steady increase of earth tremors across the globe. Dr Ishmael Norman in an interview on Joy FM’s Thursday revealed that the world experienced over 470 earth tremors on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This, he said, indicates that there is a disaster approaching, hence, a rigorous education on how to handle the phenomenon should be implemented to prevent and reduce the damage and mortality should the earthquake occur in Ghana. “The Science for predicting earthquake has not yet been discovered but these kinds of ... more
  • 2 weeks Court bonds Rev Obofour for infringing copyright law MyJoyOnline -World
    An Accra Circuit Court has bonded Reverend Kwaku Agyei Antwi alias Rev. Obofour to be of good behaviour for six months for extracting part of Celestine Donkor’s song titled “Agbebolo”- bread of life, without her consent. He pleaded guilty with explanation to infringement of copyright contrary to Sections 42(1)(a) and 43 of Copyright Act of 2005, (Act 690). Rev. Obofour told the Court presided over by Madam Eva Bannerman Williams that he accepted liability as the owner of the various Television (TV) stations that used her music without consulting her, adding that he had already met her and paid compensation. ... more
  • 2 weeks 24 health workers test positive for Covid-19 in Northern Region MyJoyOnline -World
    Some 24 health workers in the Northern Region have contracted the coronavirus, Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr John Eleeza has disclosed. Seventeen of them work at the Tamale Teaching Hospital alone. That facility is at the forefront of government’s fight against the coronavirus in the region. Currently, eight are on admission whiles the rest are at home. Dr John Eleeza disclosed this on the sidelines of a meeting with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and Heads of Departments to dialogue on the outbreak of the disease in the region. The meeting was also to ... more
  • 2 weeks Former Oyo Governor, Ajimobi dies at 70 MyJoyOnline -World
    The immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is dead. Akin Alabi, Nigerian Lawmaker representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency in Oyo state confirmed the ex-governor’s death on Thursday, June 25, 2020, on Twitter. He died at the age of 70. Forever in my heart. pic.twitter.com/V2sQKyUas2— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) June 25, 2020 Nigerian politician and publisher, Dele Momodu also confirmed Ajimobi’s death via his verified Twitter handle. On Thursday, June 18, 2020, Ajimobi’s rumoured death went viral on social media as many Nigerians tweeted that the ex-governor had died at the First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital in ... more
  • 2 weeks ADB partners GIRSAL to de-risk agric MyJoyOnline -World
    Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) has disclosed that the establishment of key institutions like Ghana Insensitive Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) has helped the Bank to invest more in the agricultural sector. Dr John Kofi Mensah, who has been the ADB MD since 2018, said the bank has introduced an initiative to de-risk the risky assertions of agribusiness. These, he said, have consistently choked the industry off the needed funding as finance institutions deem it a very high-risk sector. “GIRSAL was established to serve as a guarantor for the agricultural sector and depending on ... more
  • 2 weeks Two Grabbed For Allegedly Printing Fake Money ModernGhana -World
    A man and woman suspected to be fraudsters were arrested by the Baatsonaa Divisional Police Command yesterday, Wednesday with items suspected to be materials used in making fake currency notes in their possession. Kamara Seidu, a Liberian man, and Judith Koadue, a Cameroonian woman, both 40 years of age were nabbed at a hotel along the Batsoona Spintex Road after the police received information about them. According to a statement from the police, the suspects were ldquo;arrested wi ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: Ashanti Records 205 New Cases In 24 hours ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ashanti Region on Wednesday recorded 205 new cases of the coronavirus and three mortalities as against 42 cases and no death the previous day. The Region also saw a significant increase in the number of contacts identified from 170 on Tuesday to 453 on Wednesday. According to the latest Regional COVID-19 update released by the Regional Health Directorate, 352 contacts of confirmed cases were contacted with 297 samples taken yesterday, June 24. The number of deaths which stood ... more
  • 2 weeks Two Grabbed For Allegedly Printing Fake Money ModernGhana -Africa
    A man and woman suspected to be fraudsters were arrested by the Baatsonaa Divisional Police Command yesterday, Wednesday with items suspected to be materials used in making fake currency notes in their possession. Kamara Seidu, a Liberian man, and Judith Koadue, a Cameroonian woman, both 40 years of age were nabbed at a hotel along the Batsoona Spintex Road after the police received information about them. According to a statement from the police, the suspects were ldquo;arrested wi ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: Ashanti Records 205 New Cases In 24 hours ModernGhana -World
    The Ashanti Region on Wednesday recorded 205 new cases of the coronavirus and three mortalities as against 42 cases and no death the previous day. The Region also saw a significant increase in the number of contacts identified from 170 on Tuesday to 453 on Wednesday. According to the latest Regional COVID-19 update released by the Regional Health Directorate, 352 contacts of confirmed cases were contacted with 297 samples taken yesterday, June 24. The number of deaths which stood ... more
  • 2 weeks I never knew my Range Rover’s number plate was fake – Nana Aba Anamoah MyJoyOnline -World
    The acting General Manager for GHOne TV says she personally reported to the police when controversies regarding the number plate on her Range Rover gift were brought to her attention. Nana Aba Anamoah said she had no knowledge of the number plate on the vehicle was registered by another car until the storm on social media began. Speaking on the Super Morning Show Thursday, she said, “when I noticed the concerns about the number plate, I went to the police myself to file a report.” “The next day, I went to the regional CID officer and filed a witness statement ... more
  • 2 weeks Cocoa revenue, 2020/21 Food Import Bill may be impacted by Covid-19 – Agribusiness consultancy MyJoyOnline -World
    A recent report on the Agric sector, IESO Agribusiness Consult has stated that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic may felt in the import of food to Ghana. This conclusion was drawn after breaking down each of the leading food import commodities and connecting growth or decline rates in active coronavirus cases in exporting countries. It also looked at how these trends could impact international trade restrictions. It was discovered that Thailand Vietnam and Malaysia contribute over 25% of Ghana’s total food import bill. Meanwhile, these countries have seen active Covid-19 cases drop significantly during the month of May. ... more
  • 2 weeks Receiver of defunct microfinance companies to publish names of defaulting borrowers MyJoyOnline -World
    Receiver of insolvent microfinance companies, Nana Eric Nipa has issued a warning to all loan defaulter of the liquidated institutions to pay up. A statement said, “the Receiver wishes to notify the general public especially person/persons/institutions who took loan facilities from these defunct companies to visit any of the maintained branches of these institutions for repayment of the loans immediately.” Attached to the release were 23 branches, account numbers and mobile money numbers, which are also available on ghreceiverships.com. This is for the purposes of winding down the affairs of 347 insolvent Microfinance Companies and 23 Savings and Loans and Finance ... more
  • 2 weeks Asiedu Nketia reacts to Supreme Court ruling on new voters’ register MyJoyOnline -World
    General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asideu Nketia has spoken to the media shortly after the Supreme Court gave its ruling on the compilation of a new voters’ register for the December polls. He expressed satisfaction at the ruling although the court did not grant most of the reliefs it was seeking. He said “the court has just delivered the verdict which has granted our request for the inclusion of the existing voter card as breeder document for the compilation of the new voters’ register. We feel vindicated.” The Supreme Court has, in a unanimous decision, ruled that ... more
  • 2 weeks Cabinet approves bill to decentralise births and deaths registration – Bawumia MyJoyOnline -World
    Cabinet has given policy approval for the submission to Parliament for consideration, a Bill to decentralise births and deaths registration in the country. The Bill was submitted by the Local Government and Rural Development Minister, Alima Mahama. The objective of the bill is to provide for a more efficient births and deaths registration system in the country, as well as decentralize effectively the births and deaths registration system.  Among others, it seeks to expand the births and deaths registration coverage nationwide; devolve the functions of births and deaths registration to MMDAs; and ensure consistency of the births and deaths registration system with the ... more
  • 2 weeks Government ends targeted mass testing for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    The government’s National Covid-19 Response Team has decided to halt targeted mass testing for the disease.  According to the presidential advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, mass testing is not the panacea to eliminate the virus from the country, a reason it has been ended. He added that mass testing does not make economic sense as the implications on the country’s purse is too huge to bear. JoyNews/AdomNews · Government ends mass testing for Covid-19 “As we know, when you are tested today and you are negative and you go in about two four days’ time, you can be ... more
  • 2 weeks Social media reactions to Supreme Court verdict on new voters’ register MyJoyOnline -World
    Social media users have been reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling which paved way for the compilation of a new voters register. The Court in its ruling said the compilation should be done with on the lines of the existing law; C.I. 126 which makes the Ghana card and Ghanaians Passport the only primary documents to be accepted for the registration. Eligible voters without the two documents must find guarantors. The Court’s orders initially created confusion among the public with both parties in the NDC’s General Secretary Asiedu Nketiah, claiming the court ordered for old voters’ ID to be accepted. ... more
  • 2 weeks Trades Minister urges more online and teleshopping methods to prevent Covid-19 spread MyJoyOnline -World
    Trades and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen is urging the public to as much as possible engage in online and teleshopping methods, as a way to cut the spread of the Covid-19 in the country. The Minister said the online mode of shopping is one of the effective ways to cut the spread of the pandemic because it does not require physical engagements. “Obviously, I know we like to go to shops physically to see the product to bargain and so on and so forth but as much as possible, we must understand that this pandemic might be living with ... more
  • 2 weeks Mawuli Zogbenu: When a goat turns into a cow MyJoyOnline -World
    Last Wednesday night’s earth tremors in Accra shook me o. Chai! Uncle Ganyaglo is on a visit so when the first one occurred, he asked what’s happening and I told him it was my landlord shaking te building because rent is due! These 3 a row within 10 minutes was the worst I ever experienced. We don’t have control but that is why when building a house, the cement must be thick well well but some of our masons? Hmmm! When you see a mason drinking beer in the afternoon, don’t be wondering how. You should just know that a ... more
  • 2 weeks Manchester United confirm release of nine players MyJoyOnline -World
    Manchester United have confirmed they have will release nine of their academy players when their contracts expire next week. Demetri Mitchell, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Ethan Hamilton, Dion McGhee, Largie Ramazani, George Tanner, Aidan Barlow, Kieran O’Hara and Alex Fojticek will not be given new deals so will all leave the club when their contracts end on June 30. The departing players have been offered a support package and been invited back to the club’s Carrington training base for pre-season training to maintain their fitness, while the club have been supporting them in trying to find new clubs. No player under the age of ... more
  • 2 weeks Brakopowers: Supreme Court’s decision on NDC suit clear, admits no ambiguity regarding old voter’s ID MyJoyOnline -World
    The decision by the Supreme Court of Ghana in a suit filed by the National Democratic Congress in which it was challenging the decision by the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register and exclude the use of the old voters’ ID card as a means of identification admits no ambiguity. The decision rendered this morning by the apex court has sparked a rather unsavoury and needless debate in the public as to whether the Commission was asked to accept the old voter’s ID card in the new registration exercise or not. In the decision of the court arrived ... more
  • 2 weeks Formula 1 to launch diversity foundation to fund apprenticeships & scholarships MyJoyOnline -World
    Formula 1 is setting up a foundation to fund apprenticeships and scholarships to increase diversity in the sport. The foundation has a start-up fund of $1m (£804,000), which has been provided personally by F1 chairman and chief executive Chase Carey. The fund will grow with contributions from others, both within and outside the sport. F1 and world governing body the FIA are to instigate a plan to promote drivers from diverse backgrounds. This will, according to a statement, “identify and systematically eliminate barriers to entry from grass roots karting to Formula 1”. World champion Lewis Hamilton is so far the ... more
  • 2 weeks Committee investigating former CEO of Tamale Teaching Hospital finds no wrongdoing MyJoyOnline -World
    A three Member Committee tasked to investigate wrong doing by the former Chief Executive Office of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr David Kolbila has exonerated him after five months of investigations.  The Committee in its 14-page document said they did not find anything that disqualifies Dr Kolbila from being interviewed by the Public Services Commission for the position of CEO of the Hospital. In a leaked document cited by JoyNews, the Committee said it reached its conclusion bearing in mind the undeniable fact that the interview is only a condition precedent for appointment to the position of CEO of the ... more
  • 2 weeks KNUST appoints Prof Rita Dickson as first female vice-chancellor MyJoyOnline -World
    The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed its first female Vice-Chancellor. Professor Rita Akosua Dickson was appointed on June 25, for a four-year term by the University’s Council at its 258th Special meeting. She commences her term on August 1, 2020 till July 31, 2024. Until her appointment, Prof. Rita Dickson was the Pro-Vice-Chancellor. She once served as acting Vice-Chancellor in October 2018 when Professor Obiri Danso was asked to vacate the position temporarily. This follows violence on erupted on campus premises. Prof Dickson has also previously served as the Dean of the Faculty ... more
  • 2 weeks Zambia’s health minister arrested for corruption MyJoyOnline -World
    Zambia’s Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya has been arrested on suspicion of corruption, an anti-graft body said on Wednesday. Chilufya, 47, was charged with four counts of possession of property reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime, Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) spokesman Jonathan Siame said in a statement. The statement, however, did not specify the property. “The arrest follows investigations the Commission has been conducting against the minister in relation to the above allegations,” the statement said. Chilufya, who faces a maximum of 5 years in jail if convicted, has been released and is expected to appear before the Lusaka ... more
  • 2 weeks US threatens tariffs on EU beer, gin and olives MyJoyOnline -World
    The US has threatened new trade tariffs on beer, chocolate and olives from the European Union, as part of a long-running row over subsidies to planemaker Airbus. The US Trade Representative said it was considering duties on 30 products worth $3.1bn (£2.5bn) in trade every year. It has already put 15% to 25% tariffs on $7.5bn worth of other EU goods as part of the dispute. The EU warned it would damage firms on both side of the Atlantic. UK Trade Minister Liz Truss also criticised the move, saying that “tit-for-tat tariffs between the EU and the US is simply ... more
  • 2 weeks Kakum National Park losses ¢400,000 to Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    The Kakum National Park has lost in excess of ¢400,000 in revenue due to the Coronavirus outbreak which culminated in its closure, the Heritage Conservation Trust (GHCT), managers of the facility has disclosed. Mr Michael Amonoo, the Marketing Officer for the GHCT who disclosed this said the situation had affected the organization’s liquidity and rising cost of maintenance over the period. He said the GHCT had to cancel all its scheduled visits largely by foreigners which were the main source of revenue for the facility. The GHCT was set up to promote the preservation and conservation of Ghana’s historic monuments, ... more
  • 2 weeks Idris Elba, Viola Davis and Queen Latifah among 300 black artists and execs pushing Hollywood to change MyJoyOnline -World
    Some of the industry’s best known black performers are lending their support to an organization that is calling on Hollywood to step up the battle against racism. Idris Elba, Viola Davis, Queen Latifah, Kerry Washington and Chadwick Boseman are among more than 300 people who have lent their voices to a letter as a part of the Hollywood4BlackLives initiative. The letter is demanding Hollywood divest from the police and anti-black content and invest in anti-racist content and the careers of Black people working in the industry, as well as the Black community. “Hollywood has a privilege as a creative industry to imagine and create. We ... more
  • 2 weeks Olympus quits camera business after 84 years MyJoyOnline -World
    Olympus, once one of the world’s biggest camera brands, is selling off that part of its business after 84 years. The firm said that despite its best efforts, the “extremely severe digital camera market” was no longer profitable. The arrival of smartphones, which had shrunk the market for separate cameras, was one major factor, it said. It had recorded losses for the last three years. The Japanese company made its first camera in 1936 after years of microscope manufacture. The Semi-Olympus I featured an accordion-like fold-out camera bellows, and cost more than a month’s wages in Japan. The company continued ... more
  • 2 weeks State Housing Company takes over affordable housing project MyJoyOnline -World
    The Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea says government has transferred the three affordable housing sites to SHCL for completion. This comes after discussions between the Ministry of Works and Housing, Ministry of Finance and State Housing Company Limited (SHCL) on the completion of these housing undertakings. “We should have affordable dwelling homes within 12 months,” Mr Atta Akyea, stated on Wednesday in Accra when he took his turn at the Meet the Press Series, which was organised by the Ministry of Information. He said as part of efforts to address the housing deficit in the country, the New ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana records 459 new Covid-19 cases, recoveries jump to 11,433 MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana has recorded 459 new cases Covid-19 cases the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service has announced. Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye also said there have been 352 new recoveries taking total recoveries to 11, 433. “As of today, we have recorded 15,472 cumulative cases from the first day some persons tested positive in the country. Out of this, 9,146 has come from enhanced contact tracing,” he told journalists at a press briefing in Accra. “Either for now, we are looking at risk screening among others that is also part of the institutional data we are getting and some of the ... more
  • 2 weeks New Register: Supeme Court Gives ‘Confusing’ Judgement ModernGhana -Africa
    The Supreme Court has pronounced judgement on the compilation of a new voters 39; register case with both parties, Electoral Commission and the opposition NDC claiming victory. The court ruled that the Electoral Commission should go ahead and compile a new register of voters. But people at the court including court reporters say they were confused by the Supreme Court ruling as far as the exclusion of the old voter ID card was the core of the case. At its stance now, it i ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghanaian businesses can now benefit from weekly Emirates Skycargo flight MyJoyOnline -World
    Emirates SkyCargo has grown its operations in Africa to include Accra and Ghanaian businesses can now benefit from weekly cargo flights from Accra to Dubai starting Thursday. The airline has established this short term schedule which utilizes the belly hold capacity on its wide body Boeing 777-300 ER passenger aircraft. Cathrine Wesley, Emirates’ Country Manager Ghana said, “As an extremely agile and customer-focused business, we are very committed in supporting the Ghanaian economy and helping local businesses maintain continuity by keeping their supplies running across essential industries.” Emirates SkyCargo started its operations in Ghana in 2004.  Emirates SkyCargo has helped import a ... more
  • 2 weeks Covid-19: Let’s Focus Fight At Workplaces – Trade Minister ModernGhana -Africa
    Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, has called for attention to be focused on workplaces in the fight against coronavirus spread. The call comes as Ghana majority of its new Covid19 Cases from workplaces. The Minister says social distancing protocol must be adhered to strictly, and customer service protocols including floor marking should be in place. He also urged sanitary protocols such as provision of water and soap for hand washing, ensure the enfo ... more
  • 2 weeks Covid-19: Majority Of New Cases Are Coming From Work Places – Minister Reveals ModernGhana -Africa
    Most of Ghana rsquo;s new covid-19 cases are predominately emanating from workplaces. Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, made this known to the media on Thursday, June 25. According to him, the new cases have been linked to clusters of workplaces. We need to take workplace safety protocols very seriously, he urged. ---Daily Guide ... more
  • 2 weeks Finance Minister, Auditor General Clash Over Powers ModernGhana -Africa
    The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is challenging the Auditor General (AG), Daniel Yaw Domelevo, for appointing two of his staff onto a committee mandated to ensure proper and effective financial management practices of his office. Mr. Ofori-Atta believes the AG does not have the power to make such nominations on behalf of the Audit Service since he was not the ldquo;Principal Account Holder rdquo;, as defined in Section 102 of Act 921. In a letter dated May 29, 2020, the ... more
  • 2 weeks Covid-19: Continue Adhering To Safety Protocols – GIS Urges Ghanaians ModernGhana -Africa
    The Deputy Comptroller-General of Immigration (DCGI) in charge of Finance and Administration, Mrs. Judith Dzokoto-Lomoh, has urged the public to continue adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols in order to contain the spread of the virus in the country. ldquo;Let us wear the nose mask properly, it should cover the bridge of our nose and all the way down under the chin, rdquo; she said. Mrs. Dzokoto-Lomoh made the remarks on behalf of the Comptroller-General of Immigration w ... more
  • 2 weeks Kelvyn Boy to hold his first virtual concert MyJoyOnline -World
    Afrobeat artiste Kelvyn Boy is for the first time holding his own virtual concert to entertain fans while public gatherings are still banned amid coronavirus pandemic. Taking to Twitter he announced that the concert will take place on Friday, June 25, and streamed live on all his social media platforms. “This is for my fans and well-wishers…I know you miss seeing me do my thing,” he wrote on his handle. Kelvyn Boy said he would be performing with his band live adding that “don’t miss this experience !!” This Is For My Fans And Well Wishers.I know You Miss Seeing ... more
  • 2 weeks Nigeria’s Yoruba women announce their arrival in style MyJoyOnline -World
    When an aunt sent Oye Diran an old family photo, he was mesmerised by the high sense of fashion and style exhibited by the Yoruba women of West Africa in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The photo was of his mother and her sister adorned in iro and buba, the colourful two-piece outfit of wrapped skirt and top popular with Yoruba women in Nigeria. Diran, a Yoruba himself and Nigerian photographer based in New York, noticed how the style of the iro and buba had evolved over time, but that the outfit still maintained its elegance. Oye Diran Inspired, he ... more
  • 2 weeks 68 personnel at Koforidua Central Police Station test negative for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    Sixty-eight police personnel at the Koforidua Central Police Station who were contact traced and tested for Covid-19 have tested negative for the second time. The 68 personnel were traced and tested following the death of a senior police officer at the police station. The deceased allegedly died of Covid-19, a claims many of his colleagues have disputed. According to them, the officer has not been well for almost three years before his passing. Shortly after the news of the officer’s demise and subsequent rumour of Covid-19 infection, police officers in Koforidua were stigmatised by taxi drivers and other sections ... more
  • 2 weeks Janet Houghman-Addy: The seafarer-an unsung hero MyJoyOnline -World
    Quietly, largely unappreciated, and mostly overlooked the global economy is kept afloat by a tireless professional workforce known as seafarers. As early as 4000 BC,  humans employed the use of vessels to cart goods and people via the oceans which transcend nations and thus connecting us all. Today, from the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the gadgets we use to the medical supplies we utilize, almost everything is brought to us through ships. Despite the crucial role the shipping industry plays in maintaining the global economy, very few people have any clue about ... more
  • 2 weeks EC can compile new voters’ register – Supreme Court rules MyJoyOnline -World
    The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision ruled that the Electoral Commission has the power to compile a new register. Private citizen Mark Takyi-Banson and the opposition NDC filed the case in court asking that it stops the EC from compiling the register or allow the use of the birth certificate and voters ID card by prospective voters as proof of identification The EC’s arguments The commission in its legal arguments says the existing voter register which was compiled in 2012 and revised since by limited exercises has been held by the apex court as not being reasonably credible. ... more
  • 2 weeks Social media users react to earth tremor in Accra, surrounding areas MyJoyOnline -World
    Hours after three earth tremors hit Accra and some surrounding areas, Ghanaians are still talking about the incident on social media. Trending at number one, people still seem shaken and amused by the experience. The tremors, made up of a foreshock, which struck at 10:48 pm and measured 3.7 on the Richter scale, was followed by a mainshock which occurred at 10:54 pm and measured 4.2 before an aftershock at 10:57 pm. Some residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie, Nungua, McCarthy Hill among others said they felt ... more
  • 2 weeks Protesting South African teachers want schools to close again MyJoyOnline -World
    Some teachers and parents in South Africa’s Western Cape province are demonstrating and demanding the closure of schools over the spread of coronavirus. A few principals have written an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to rethink the decision to open schools. They say that virus cases within the community are now affecting pupils and teachers. According to the Western Cape Education Department, over 300 staff members and 61 pupils had tested positive for coronavirus. Some teachers refused to report back to work after colleagues tested positive for the virus, Eye Witness News reports. The Western Cape is the ... more
  • 2 weeks Tanzanian miner becomes overnight millionaire MyJoyOnline -World
    A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones – the biggest ever find in the country. Saniniu Laizer earned £2.4m ($3.4m) from the country’s mining ministry for the gemstones, which had a combined weight of 15kg (33 lb). “There will be a big party tomorrow,” Mr Laizer, a father of more than 30 children, told the BBC. Tanzanite is only found in northern Tanzania and is used to make ornaments. It is one of the rarest gemstones on Earth, and one local geologist estimates its supply may be entirely depleted within the ... more
  • 2 weeks 114-year-old Ethiopian ‘recovers from coronavirus’ MyJoyOnline -World
    A 114-year-old Ethiopian man has recovered from coronavirus, according to a Facebook post by Dr Yared Agidew, who runs the hospital in the capital, Addis Ababa, where the man was being treated. People over the age of 80 are considered to be most vulnerable if they catch the virus. He “is fully recovered,” Dr Yared said in his post in Amharic. “He is now in good health. “Long life and health for our health workers!” Ethiopia has recorded nearly 5,000 cases of the virus and 75 deaths. The post 114-year-old Ethiopian ‘recovers from coronavirus’ appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 weeks Senegal President in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 case MyJoyOnline -World
    Senegalese President Macky Sall will be self-isolating for the next two weeks after coming into contact with a person who tested Covid-19 positive, the presidency said. Sall, 58, has tested negative for the disease, it said in a statement on Twitter on Thursday. The West African nation has had 6,129 confirmed coronavirus cases and 93 deaths. Communiqué de presse: Le Président @Macky_Sall s’est mis en quarantaine pour une durée de deux semaines. pic.twitter.com/k1lla7Umzv— Présidence Sénégal (@PR_Senegal) June 25, 2020 The post Senegal President in quarantine after contact with Covid-19 case appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 weeks Nana Aba registers Range Rover after social media noise about ‘fake’ number plate MyJoyOnline -World
    TV/Radio personality Nana Aba Anamoah has registered her new car a Black Range Rover gift to her on her birthday, June 19. This comes after a backlash on social media when they found out through the code *920*57# that Nana Aba’s number plate belonged to a Nissan Rogue SUV. The Range Rover had come with the registration number GR 2050 – 20 which belonged to the Nissan Rogue. On Monday, June 22, a photo of a Nissan Rogue with the number plate popped up online which prompted a response from the DVLA. The Authority said they that after ... more
  • 2 weeks Pastor’s pregnant wife stabbed to death, daughter injured by robbers at Ampatia MyJoyOnline -World
    Residents of Ampatia, a community near Kumasi, are in shock after a pastor’s wife was stabbed to death and his daughter severely injured during a robbery attack. Francis Adusei’s, pregnant wife, Juliana Adusei, died from multiple knife wounds while his six-year-old daughter is on admission at the Komfo Anokye Teaching. This was after the family was attacked by three armed and masked men last Saturday. They made away with $1000. Sources say the 31-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant died when the armed men reportedly stabbed her when she attempted to save her daughter. Mrs Adusei was trying to ... more
  • 2 weeks Ghana And Nigeria Must Seek Permanent Solutions To Their Diplomatic Rift ModernGhana -World
    Ghanaians woke up and were greeted with a bizarre story of the demolition of part of the Nigerian High Commission building. The building was demolished late Friday, June 19 under the cover of darkness, an action that has been widely condemned by the government of Ghana. Ghana through its President Nana Akufo-Addo has issued an official apology to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday 23rd June, 2020 in reference to the illegal demolition of the building on the premi ... more
  • 2 weeks Geological Survey confirms earth tremors in Accra, warns of a major quake MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana Geological Survey Authority has confirmed that many parts of Accra were affected by three earth tremors on Wednesday night, saying the nature of the incidents is an indication of an imminent major earthquake. The tremors were made up of a foreshock, which struck at 10.48 pm and measured 3.7 on the Richter scale, then the main shock which occurred at 10.54pm and measured 4.2 on the Richter scale.  This was followed by the aftershock at 10.57 pm, which measured 3.5 on the Richter scale. Mr. Nicholas Opoku, a senior Seismologist at the Ghana Geological Survey Authority, told GNA ... more
  • 2 weeks Over 460 scholarship applicants undergo interview in Kumasi MyJoyOnline -World
    More than four hundred and sixty (460) students in the Kumasi Metropolis are undergoing interviews for a scholarship to support their tertiary education. They are part of between fifty thousand (50,000) and sixty thousand (60,000) applicants expected nationwide to benefit. Government says it is increasing scholarship funds from about GH¢42 million to GH¢80 million for the 2020/2021 academic year. The process which began in April involves an online application, aptitude test, and interviews at the district level. It is part of the vision to digitize and formalize government service delivery processes.  Registrar at the Scholarship Secretariat, Kingsley Agyemang, says the new regime reduces stress ... more
  • 2 weeks Earth Tremor Cause Dumsor In Parts Of Accra, TVs Went Off—Ghanaians Share On Social Media ModernGhana -World
    Social media went buzzing with Ghanaians sharing their experience on the earth tremor which occurred three times in a row around 11:00PM on 24th June, 2020. Whiles some refer to the shake as earth tremor others whose area the impact was high said it was an earthquake. Some have said they just felt a slight shake. Though the incident has not yet been established by any professional on any media platform as a scientific occurrence, social media users are giving different account ... more
  • 3 weeks Jussie Smollett’s alleged ‘attackers’ now unwilling to testify against him MyJoyOnline -World
    The brothers who claimed they were paid to stage an attack against Jussie Smollett are now reportedly unwilling to testify against the actor. Chicago Police allege Abel Osundario and his brother, Ola, were paid $3,500 to jump Smollett in what the actor feigned was a racist and homophobic attack against him back in January 2019. The pair had originally expressed intent to fully cooperate and testify against the “Empire” star — until their lawyer told Chicago’s CBS affiliate Wednesday that they’ve had a change of heart. Attorney Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez said the two have flipped because they feel as if police are still treating ... more
  • 3 weeks George R.R. Martin says he is making progress on new ‘Game of Thrones’ book MyJoyOnline -World
    Here’s one OK thing to come out of this awful, worldwide pandemic: we may finally be getting a new “Game of Thrones” book. “I have to confess, after half a year of pandemic, I am showing signs of cabin fever. If nothing else, the enforced isolation has helped me write. I am spending long hours every day on THE WINDS OF WINTER, and making steady progress,” George R.R. Martin, author of the series, tweeted Wednesday morning. I have to confess, after half a year of pandemic, I am showing signs of cabin fever. If nothing else, the enforced isolation has ... more
  • 3 weeks Fintech Chamber calls for extension of digital financial services fee waiver MyJoyOnline -World
    The co-founder of Fintech Chamber has called on the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System Ltd (GhIPSS) to extend the fee waiver on financial interoperability platforms. Arnold Kavaarpuo said it will afford businesses and consumers the room to recover from the effect of the coronavirus. According to him, the waiver incentivised people to get unto the platform during the pandemic. He fears people will resort to using physical cash when government is working tirelessly to digitise the economy with its recent introduction of QR code. Speaking to Joy Business, the Fintech Chamber said the resumption of the service charges will take ... more
  • 3 weeks UNIDO Throws Weight Behind Ghana In COVID-19 Fight ModernGhana -World
    With over 13, 000 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) recorded, Ghana rsquo;s fight against the virus has received a welcome boost of support from the Global Quality Standards Programme (GQSP) for the development of standards for personal protective equipment (PPEs), sanitizers and related items. The UNIDO-GQSP collaboration has developed a national standard for alcohol-based hand sanitizer and a publicly available specification for the re-usable face masks manufactu ... more
  • 3 weeks Ay Poyoo entertains Michael Blackson, Snoop Dogg on Instagram MyJoyOnline -World
    Budding musician, Ay Poyoo has gained the recognition he sought when he had a conversation with American actor and comedian, Michael Blackson. Joining his comedy session via Instagram live, Ay Poyoo entertained Michael’s 4.6 million followers with his hit single, ‘Goat’. His performance amassed funny reactions from the followers and one that could not be overlooked was the reaction of American rapper and producer, Snoop Dogg. He commented with a funny emoji as he acknowledged the music of the 20-year-old who has made his presence known since the beginning of the year. Snoop Dogg further commented with the lyrics ... more
  • 3 weeks BTS and Big Hit Entertainment donate $1m to help concert crews MyJoyOnline -World
    BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have teamed up to donate $1 million to help concert crews hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic. The donation by the Korean pop superstars and their management company was made to Live Nation’s charity campaign, Crew Nation, which helps live show staffers who are out of work due to cancelled events. Live Nation launched Crew Nation in March with initial donations of $10 million to help over 1,000 concert crew members. Some were scheduled to work on the BTS “Map of the Soul” Tour, which was postponed in April. “If it weren’t for COVID-19, we would have been happily ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court to deliver judgement on two cases against voters’ register today MyJoyOnline -World
    The Supreme Court will deliver its judgement in the two cases filed against the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new register, Thursday. This is after the court heard oral arguments from the parties in the case. The two cases raise similar issues. Private citizen Mark Takyi-Banson and the opposition NDC filed the case in court asking that it stops the EC from compiling the register or allow the use of birth certificate and voters ID card by prospective voters as proof of identification The EC’s arguments The commission in its legal arguments says the existing voter register which ... more
  • 3 weeks Russo Brothers invite Ikorodu Bois to the premiere of Extraction 2 MyJoyOnline -World
    Nigerian social media sensation, The Ikorodu Bois have received yet another international recognition following their remake of the Russo Brothers’ ‘Extraction 2’ trailer. In a now trending tweet, the Russo brothers expressed their excitement at the remake and officially invited the comedy trio to the world premiere of their Netflix action film sequel.
    This is awesome! We would love to have you guys at the #Extraction 2 premiere…DM us and we’ll get you there! https://t.co/6eufmJMgT7— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) June 24, 2020 This won’t be the first time that the creative crew will be getting some Hollywood ... more
  • 3 weeks Court of Appeal rules FBN Bank, others not to pay rent to Boakye Mattress MyJoyOnline -World
    The legal wrangling surrounding a building belonging to the late Edward Osei Boakye of Boakye Mattress fame came up at the Court of Appeal Wednesday, with the court ruling in favour of the Estate of the late business magnate. Yaw Boakye, who by virtue of a sub-lease from the Estate/Trustees, is in control of the property located at Airport just before the Shell filling station at 37. He wanted the Court of Appeal to suspend an order by the High Court asking tenants on the building to pay rent into an account designated by the High Court until the ... more
  • 3 weeks Message from the Morning Man: The honour code MyJoyOnline -World
    Here’s a quick story: While on Washington and Lee University Campus in Virginia, a few years ago, I walked every morning past the library on my way to the School of Media Studies, where my office was. I noticed that students would leave their backpacks in a pile at the door and walk into the library with just books in their hands. I could see the corners of laptops sticking out of their backpacks, and I was immediately alarmed and intrigued in equal measure.  I wanted to ask them whether they weren’t worried about losing their valuables, but I was a stranger in town, and I felt ... more
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