• 1 day Gov’t Suspends Ban On Importation Of Accident Cars ModernGhana -Africa
    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
  • 1 day Celtic interested in signing out of favour Christian Atsu MyJoyOnline -World
    Scottish giants Celtic have expressed interest in signing Christian Atsu from Newcastle this summer. The Ghana winger was earlier told by Steve Bruce to find a new home after he couldn’t assure the player of regular game time this season. Celtic coach Neil Lennon has been a long-time admirer of the 28-year-old after he tried to sign him for the 51-time Scottish league champions in January. With Atsu having just one year remaining on his contract, Newcastle will look to balance the books with his sale this summer or risk losing him for free. The former Chelsea player joined ... more
  • 1 day Banksy loses legal fight against greeting card firm over trademark of one of his own pieces MyJoyOnline -World
    Banksy has lost a legal battle with a greeting card company over the trademark of one of his pieces, with a ruling from Europe saying that the artist’s anonymity hurt his case. The EU’s intellectual property office said that Banksy’s trademark for the piece Flower Thrower was made in bad faith – and rendered it “invalid in its entirety”. Pest Control Office Ltd – which handles requests dealing with the artist’s works – had been embroiled in a dispute with card makers Full Colour Black Ltd. The Flower Thrower piece is also known as Love Is In The Air ... more
  • 1 day Diversity’s Black Lives Matter performance won’t face Ofcom investigation MyJoyOnline -World
    Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-inspired performance on Britain’s Got Talent will not face investigation from media regulator Ofcom. The four-minute routine has sparked around 24,500 complaints from members of the public since it aired on ITV on 5 September. The watchdog says the subject of the complaints included concern that the themes of violence and racism were inappropriate for family viewing, that it expressed support for the political organisation Black Lives Matter, that it encouraged violence against the police, and that it was racist towards white people. The routine led to over 24,000 complaints. However, following a thorough assessment, Ofcom concluded the ... more
  • 1 day 3 ways nature calms your nerves and anxiety MyJoyOnline -World
    Mindfulness and nature are tools to help with stress and anxiety. In the current environment of uncertainty and division, it’s no surprise you might be feeling anxious about life. It’s all too easy to get caught up in anxious thoughts, worrying about the future, and living out worst-case scenarios in your head. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can develop practices that can put the mind at ease, release tension, and provide a break from daily concerns, stress, and anxiety. Nature, in particular, offers innumerable opportunities to take a break from a troubled mind. There ... more
  • 1 day GHAMRO has potential to survive without government interventions – Akosua Agyapong MyJoyOnline -World
    Highlife artiste Akosua Agyapong, says the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) is capable of handling its affairs without the intervention of government. According to her, all the institution has to do is be accountable to its members and transparent in handling affairs that affect the organisation. She advised that the leaders of GHAMRO could begin by being open and fair about matters relating to finances and insurance. The ‘Frema’ hitmaker in an interview with Hitz FM’s Noella Kharyne Yalley, said, “We can see the money that government gives us, and we all know that hotels, restaurants, TV and radio ... more
  • 1 day John Lewis Partnership axes staff bonus as it slumps to £635m loss MyJoyOnline -World
    John Lewis Partnership has confirmed it will not pay a staff bonus next year after it posted a half-year loss of £635m. It is the first time in more than 60 years that workers at the employee-owned business will not receive a pay-out, which was last axed after in 1948 in the aftermath of the Second World War and remained at zero until 1953. The partnership has like other retailers been battered by the pandemic – axing more than a thousand jobs as it closes some department stores for good and sharply writing down the value of shops as the shift to online ... more
  • 1 day ‘There will be blood’: Xenophobia in South Africa routine and lethal MyJoyOnline -World
    Sleeping was not an option for Syed in early September last year. For three days and night, the Bangladeshi shop owner in central Johannesburg said he had to stand guard to protect his store during an outbreak of xenophobic violence that saw rioters throw stones and other objects at him and other business people in the area. Syed said the shopkeepers had called the police but they showed up only on the third day. By then, more than 1,000 Bangladeshi shops were looted, he added. His account is one of the dozens included in a report released on Thursday by the Human Rights Watch ... more
  • 1 day Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says MyJoyOnline -World
    Somali money transfer companies moved more than $3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent years, including to a Yemeni under U.S. sanctions for alleged militant links, according to a report seen by Reuters. The findings by a Geneva-based research group, the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, could further complicate attempts by Somali transfer companies to retain access to international banking services. Though they provide a lifeline to millions in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation, few banks will do business with them because of the risk of falling foul of international transparency and anti-money laundering ... more
  • 1 day Next warns ‘rule of six’ could hit Christmas sales as it posts half-year loss MyJoyOnline -World
    Fashion retailer Next has warned of the impact the “rule of six” could have on festive sales as it reported a half-year loss. The group saw full-price sales slump by 33% in the six months to 25 July, though a pick-up in recent weeks – spurred by cooler weather and staycations – saw it upgrade its outlook for the rest of the financial year. However, it warned of further pressure on demand thanks to factors such as newly-tightened social distancing rules. Next said the recently implemented “rule of six”, if still in force in December, “is likely to depress demand ... more
  • 1 day Amantin Health Centre will be upgraded into Polyclinic – Mahama MyJoyOnline -World
    Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has reiterated a pledge he first made in 2016 to upgrade the Amantin health centre into a polyclinic. The former President on a three-day tour to the Bono East Region has promised the chiefs and people of Amantin to upgrade their Health Centre. Unfortunately, the governing NPP administration that won the 2016 elections abandoned the NDC planned blueprint of expanding the community’s health facility. Speaking to the Chiefs and Elders of Amantin in the Bono East Region Thursday, the former President said, “In 2016 I came before you the Chiefs ... more
  • 1 day Stakeholders Charged To Strengthen Advocacy On Human Right Abuses Of Irregular Migrants ModernGhana -World
    Caritas Ghana a non-governmental organization centered on action for protection and integration of irregular migrants in West Africa (APIMA) and the catholic relief services, organized a one day stakeholders forum on human rights and Abuses of migrants in the Techiman municipality. ... more
  • 1 day Stakeholders Charged To Strengthen Advocacy On Human Right Abuses Of Irregular Migrants ModernGhana -Africa
    Caritas Ghana a non-governmental organization centered on action for protection and integration of irregular migrants in West Africa (APIMA) and the catholic relief services, organized a one day stakeholders forum on human rights and Abuses of migrants in the Techiman municipality. ... more
  • 1 day Tamale residents threaten to boycott upcoming elections over ‘abandoned’ roads MyJoyOnline -World
    Angry residents of Dungu Kukuo a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region are threatening to boycott the upcoming general elections over an ‘abandoned’ road construction project in their community. According to the angry residents, the contractor working on the road has abandoned the road for some time now, leaving the road more deplorable than before. They say, the road was somehow motorable until the contractor dug out sand on the road as part of the construction works; making the road inaccessible. The current nature of the road has also put the lives of the community members in danger ... more
  • 1 day NDC to expand water, electricity for all – Asiedu Nketia MyJoyOnline -World
    General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has assured deprived communities across the country that John Mahama and the NDC will expand access to water and electricity to benefit all communities by 2025. Addressing a mini durbar of chiefs and the people of Kajaji in the Sene East Constituency on Thursday, Mr Asiedu Nketia said John Mahama will also ensure that all abandoned projects including roads, educational and health facilities are completed to improve the quality of the lives of people. The NDC General Secretary assured Ghanaians that the party’s manifesto contains policy proposals and ... more
  • 1 day National Youth Authority congratulates BECE graduates MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Youth Authority (NYA) has congratulated the graduates of the just-ended Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E) for pulling through successfully. In a statement, the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Sylvester Tetteh commended government for being decisive and firm in ensuring the smooth take off and completion of the examination amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. “In so doing we would also like to appreciate the efforts of the Ghana Education Service with support from teachers for adequately preparing the students for their maiden national exams transitioning them into Senior High School,” it added. The Authority then reiterated the benefits of government’s ... more
  • 1 day T. rex skeleton expected to fetch up to $8m at New York auction MyJoyOnline -World
    One of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world is headed for the auction block in New York and is expected to sell for between $6 million and $8 million. Auction house Christies said the T. rex skeleton, dubbed “Stan” in honor of Stan Sacrison, the amateur paleontologist who found the bones in 1987, will be auctioned Oct. 6 as part of the 20th Century Evening Sale. The assembled Stan measures 13 feet high, 40 feet long and is composed of 188 bones, making it one of the most complete skeletons of the species in the world. ... more
  • 1 day 1 dead in accident involving bullion van and ‘Okada’ MyJoyOnline -World
    A motor rider 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. Commander of the Hohoe Motor Transport and Traffic Directorate (MTTD), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Obeng Dickson confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA). He said the driver, a cashier and a Police officer, were the occupants of the van with registration number ... more
  • 1 day Kofi Bentil questions NDC’s promise to pay Ghana Premier League players ¢1500 every month MyJoyOnline -World
    Vice president of policy think tank IMANI Africa Kofi Bentil has questioned the NDC’s promise to pay players of the Ghana Premier League an average salary of ¢1,500 per month. Mr Bentil took to social media to question why any government would “pay footballers to play football”. His is based on the fact that Ghana Premier League clubs are registered as private companies whose core staff are the players. He insisted “there’s no reason you should not pay the staff of my private company” if players will be paid to play football. Mr Bentil’s comment comes ... more
  • 1 day Joseph Edward Mensah: The art of having great conversations – My encounter with Bawumia MyJoyOnline -World
    It is a lovely Thursday morning and I’m excited not because the week is coming to an end, but I’m thrilled to take a trip down memory lane to share one of the incidents that changed my perception about life in general. Since we are in an election year, let’s throwback to November 2016 (another election year) when my flight from Kumasi to Accra got delayed due to adverse weather conditions. I went to the Airport restaurant to grab a snack and catch up on my emails. I was busily attending to my emails when someone said hello and sat at the table ... more
  • 1 day Covid testers go on strike in France MyJoyOnline -World
    Staff at coronavirus laboratories in France have joined a strike, protesting against poor working conditions. The CGT labour union told Reuters news agency that several hundred staff from coronavirus laboratories were taking part in the action, and that it was disrupting testing in some towns. The union said the strike could drag on if laboratory bosses failed to deal with complaints over staff shortages and pay. “We’re overwhelmed,” one laboratory nurse told Reuters. “We’re exhausted, physically and mentally.” A technician told the news agency the pace of work was “relentless” and that workers were doing free overtime. France has ... more
  • 1 day Minister Briefs Diplomatic Corps On Outcome Of Meeting Malian Political Crisis ModernGhana -World
    Ghana 39;s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Oyorkor Botchwey has briefed members of the Diplomatic Corps on the outcome of the consultative meeting on the Malian political instability. ... more
  • 1 day Slum Dwellers At Old Fadama Beg For Footbridge Over Agbogbloshie Drain ModernGhana -World
    Slum dwellers at Old Fadama have appealed to philanthropists and corporate organisations to construct a bridge over the Agbogbloshie drain that runs through the area into the Korle Lagoon to facilitate movement to other adjoining communities. ... more
  • 1 day Ashaiman PWDs Petition EOCO To Investigate Municipal Assembly Over Disability Fund ModernGhana -World
    Persons Living with Disability (PWDs) in the Ashaiman Municipality have petitioned the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to investigate Ashaiman Municipal Assembly 39;s (ASHMA) over failure to disburse its disability fund. ... more
  • 1 day Interpol Grabs Nigerian For Robberies, Rapes In Ghana ModernGhana -World
    A Nigerian who allegedly engaged in robberies and rape with three other accomplices in Ghana and absconded has been put before an Accra Circuit Court. Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem, a. k. a Faith, a businessman, was arrested from his hideout in Nigeria with the assistance of International Police (INTERPOL) and escorted to Ghana to answer to his robberies and rape cases. ... more
  • 1 day Minister Briefs Diplomatic Corps On Outcome Of Meeting Malian Political Crisis ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghana 39;s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Oyorkor Botchwey has briefed members of the Diplomatic Corps on the outcome of the consultative meeting on the Malian political instability. ... more
  • 1 day Slum Dwellers At Old Fadama Beg For Footbridge Over Agbogbloshie Drain ModernGhana -Africa
    Slum dwellers at Old Fadama have appealed to philanthropists and corporate organisations to construct a bridge over the Agbogbloshie drain that runs through the area into the Korle Lagoon to facilitate movement to other adjoining communities. ... more
  • 1 day Ashaiman PWDs Petition EOCO To Investigate Municipal Assembly Over Disability Fund ModernGhana -Africa
    Persons Living with Disability (PWDs) in the Ashaiman Municipality have petitioned the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) to investigate Ashaiman Municipal Assembly 39;s (ASHMA) over failure to disburse its disability fund. ... more
  • 1 day Interpol Grabs Nigerian For Robberies, Rapes In Ghana ModernGhana -Africa
    A Nigerian who allegedly engaged in robberies and rape with three other accomplices in Ghana and absconded has been put before an Accra Circuit Court. Asuquo Mbuotidem Edem, a. k. a Faith, a businessman, was arrested from his hideout in Nigeria with the assistance of International Police (INTERPOL) and escorted to Ghana to answer to his robberies and rape cases. ... more
  • 1 day EC uncovers 6,080 multiple registrations in electoral roll MyJoyOnline -World
    The Electoral Commission (EC) says it has successfully uncovered 6,080 prospective voters who registered multiple times in the just ended nationwide voters album compilation exercise. The commission has promised to make public, names and other details of the lawbreakers on its website in the coming days. Chairperson of the Commission Jean Mensa made the revelation at a press conference organized by the commission to announce the commencement of the voters’ album exhibition exercise which is starts on Friday, September 18, 2020. The Electoral Commission (EC) at the end of the compilation exercise in August revealed that it had registered ... more
  • 1 day Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy signs MOU with LMI Holdings Limited MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a construction firm, LMI Holdings Limited for the establishment of a pharmaceutical enclave in Ghana at the DAWA Industrial Zone. The signing of the MOU will establish the first pharma park in the country. The Chief Executive Officer of LMI Holdings, Mr. Kojo Botsio Aduhene, said this move is quite a significant mile stone in the quest to position the pharmaceutical sector as a strong force and COVID-19 has heightened its importance. He stated that President Akufo-Addo’s urge to make the sector self-sufficient contributed to ... more
  • 1 day Trader remanded over robbery MyJoyOnline -World
    The Nkawie circuit court has remanded a 20-year-old trader, who mounted a barrier at Bremang in Kumasi and robbed people at gunpoint. Ransford Takyi Boateng and two other accomplices, who are now at large, were said to have attacked and robbed three persons of their mobile phones, cash and other items, during the operations from September 9 to 12, this year. His plea was not taken and would reappear before the court presided over by Johnson Abbey on September 29, this year. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sylvanus Dalimeida told the court that Boateng and his gang succeeded in ... more
  • 1 day Ghanaian woman extradited to US to face over $10m fraud-related charges and ‘sakawa’ MyJoyOnline -World
    A 33-year-old Ghanaian lady has been extradited to the U.S. to face fraud-related charges. Deborah Mensah is wanted by the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation for a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving business email compromises and romance scams targeting the elderly. According to the Justice Department, Ms Mensah who is the eighth defendant charged in the case was extradited from Ghana to the United States on August 21, 2020.  She was arrested on January 16, 2020, in Accra for charges in connection with a fraud conspiracy based in ... more
  • 1 day Car Snatcher Jailed 12years ModernGhana -World
    A 29-year-old man, Kwaku Oduro, also known as Agya Kwabena Oppong, a taxi driver and a native of Konongo has been jailed by an Accra circuit court for 12 years for carjacking. According to the prosecution, on 31 August 2020, Kwaku Oduro hired the services of a taxi driver around 2:30 am from Achimota overhead to Anyaa. ... more
  • 1 day Car Snatcher Jailed 12years ModernGhana -Africa
    A 29-year-old man, Kwaku Oduro, also known as Agya Kwabena Oppong, a taxi driver and a native of Konongo has been jailed by an Accra circuit court for 12 years for carjacking. According to the prosecution, on 31 August 2020, Kwaku Oduro hired the services of a taxi driver around 2:30 am from Achimota overhead to Anyaa. ... more
  • 2 days NCCE Research Assistants in Upper East Region receive training on data gathering MyJoyOnline -World
    Research Assistants of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Upper East Region have been trained to research the development needs of Ghanaians before the general elections. The training was to equip the staff with the requisite knowledge and expertise to undertake accurate data gathering across the 15 constituencies in the region and to find out issues of concern to the citizens, who will vote on December 7, 2020. Speaking to the media the sidelines of the training, Assistant Director of the Research, Gender and Equality Department of the NCCE, Stanley Quaynor, said the virtual training exercise ... more
  • 2 days Kanye West urinates on Grammy Award, says Prince and Michael Jackson were victims of music industry MyJoyOnline -World
    Kanye West has expanded his tirade against label ownership of musicians’ master recordings, this time adding that Prince and Michael Jackson were “killed” by the music and media industries. “We used to diss Michael Jackson the media made us call him crazy…then they killed him,” West wrote in one Tweet. In another he posted a photo of Prince, writing: “Let’s get it big bro…you and Michael passed so we can live.” We used to diss Michael Jackson the media made us call him crazy … then they killed him— ye (@kanyewest) September 16, 2020 Let’s get it big bro … you and ... more
  • 2 days Emirates’ African network will expand to 15 destinations with restart of Luanda, Angola from Oct. 1 MyJoyOnline -World
    The airline continues to gradually and safely restore its network, delivering on its health and safety promise as it responds to growth in passenger demand across the globe. Flights to Luanda will initially operate once a week on Thursdays. Emirates flight EK793 will depart Dubai at 0945hrs, arriving in Luanda at 1430hrs. EK794 will depart Luanda at 1825hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0510hrs the next day. Emirates sales offices, via travel agents as well as online travel agents. Customers can stopover or travel to Dubai as the city has re-opened for international business and leisure visitors. Ensuring ... more
  • 2 days CBG has a smooth process to do payouts – Wilson Addo on payments to depositors of failed financial institutions MyJoyOnline -World
    The Managing Director of Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) has said that his outlet has a smooth process in paying customers of defunct companies. Daniel Wilson Addo that depositors who wish to withdraw their monies will go through a smooth process when they visit any branch of the bank with their validated documents. Mr Addo confirmed that the accounts of all customers of defunct microfinance, savings and loans and finance houses have been fully credited with the cash value of their estimated bonds and that the funds have already been disbursed into the accounts of these depositors. “The accounts ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: China Presents Second Batch Of Medical Supplies To Ghana ModernGhana -Africa
    The government of China, on Wednesday, 16 September, handed over its second batch of medical supplies to Ghana to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The Charge D rsquo;Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Ghana, Mr Zhu Jing, presented the supplies to Ghana rsquo;s Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Bernard Oko-Boye, at a short ceremony in Accra. ... more
  • 2 days US Based Media Mogul and Showbiz Guru; Mr. CNN Losses Father in London ModernGhana -Africa
    The US Based Media; Mr. Charles Nimmo Ntiamoah-Mensah aka Mr. CNN also the host of the new online TV show; Evangelist Nimmo Presents The CUMIEES Show on 3G TV FB Youtube) is in mourning. He officially announces the passing of his late dad; Charles Kofi Ntiamoah-Mensah, Charles Snr on Saturday, Sept, 5th, 2020. ... more
  • 2 days CHOPSS Endorses NDC’s Promise To Include Private Schools In Free SHS ModernGhana -Africa
    The Conference of Heads of Private Second-Cycle Schools (CHOPSS) has welcomed the National Democratic Congress 39; (NDC) manifesto, which promises to include private senior high schools in the Free SHS policy. ... more
  • 2 days Agona West Assembly fails to elect Presiding Member for the third time MyJoyOnline -World
    The Agona West Municipal Assembly on Tuesday failed for the third conservative time to elect a Presiding Member (PM) for the Assembly. The Assembly was officially inaugurated in January 2020. Mr. Solomon Forson, an Assemblyman for Abora Electoral Area at Agona Nyakrom, and Mr Paul Akyerem, Assemblyman for Agona Otsenkorang contested the position. In the first round, Mr. Forson polled 14 votes while Mr. Akyerem also obtained 15 votes out of the 44 members present with 15 of the ballots rejected. The second round saw Mr Akyerem with 21 votes and Mr Forson with 14 votes while 10 out ... more
  • 2 days We May Vote For CPP – Okada Group ModernGhana -Africa
    The Okada Riders Association of Ghana says its members may vote for the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) following several disappointments by the both NPP and NDC. The Association has disclosed that its leaders had a meeting with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) when it was in opposition, about the prospects of legalising the use of motorbikes for transporting passengers (Okada), which the party promised to do, in the lead-up to the 2016 general elections, should it win the polls that . ... more
  • 2 days C/R: Police Officer, One Other Person Busted For Alleged Robbery ModernGhana -Africa
    The Central regional police command has arrested a police lance corporal together with a civilian for allegedly taking part in a robbery in Accra. L/CPL. Bright Akosa, who is an officer with the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Accra, was arrested together with Francis Aidoo, believed to be his accomplice, at Elmina in the Central Region, after they attempted to sell off a Nissan Versa taxicab with registration number GW 6818 ndash; 20. ... more
  • 2 days Border closure affects 8 foreign BECE candidates MyJoyOnline -World
     Some eight foreign candidates expected to sit for the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) at a centre in the Ketu South Municipality are stranded in their home country. A total of 119 pupils from other West African countries registered with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to write this year’s BECE in Ghana. But checks revealed that the candidates, two boys and six girls, could not turn up at Saint Paul’s ‘C’, the centre dedicated to foreign candidates on the first and second days of the ongoing BECE. Charles Elikplim Dorkenoo, the Municipal Public Relations Officer Ketu South ... more
  • 2 days Delta resumes Accra to New York JFK service with added safety measures MyJoyOnline -World
    Delta Air Lines is resuming operations from Accra to New York JFK effective September 25. The airline will operate daily nonstop service for the very first time between the two cities.  In the run-up to daily service, the airline will fly four times a week with departures on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday exit Accra.  “Ghana is one of the largest markets between Africa and the United States with a large Ghanaian community of nearly one-million, particularly centred around the northeast.  “With government restrictions lifted, we are excited to restart our Accra to New York JFK service ... more
  • 2 days UCL draw: Madrid, Liverpool in pot 1; Barca, City, United in pot 2 MyJoyOnline -World
    The Champions League group stage is almost here. The draw will take place on 1st October, but first, the remainder of the third qualifying round and playoff ties will have to be held. The latest teams to qualify for the playoff round were Gent, PAOK, and Dynamo Kyiv. However, despite this, we already know 25 of the 32 sides that will compete in the group stages. Real Madrid are the top seed and will be in pot 1. They will be joined by other league winners such as Liverpool, Bayern, and Juventus. Barcelona are in pot 2 and will ... more
  • 2 days Bale set to arrive in England on Friday for Tottenham move MyJoyOnline -World
    Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is set to fly to England on Friday to complete his return to Tottenham Hotspur. A deal for Wales international Bale, 31, to rejoin Spurs on loan from Real Madrid is still being negotiated. Talks between the clubs are progressing positively and as long as they are concluded in the same manner, Bale will travel to London. Bale is understood to be training on his own at Real on Thursday and awaiting the outcome of negotiations. The post Bale set to arrive in England on Friday for Tottenham move appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 days Ghana-India trade relations to deepen as Trade Advisory Chamber ventures into Takoradi MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber has launched its Western Regional Branch in Takoradi. President of the Chamber, Derrick Oduro, has been explaining the strategic role the chamber will play in deepening Ghana-India trade relations.  The prestigious event drew many from as far as Accra, Central region, in addition to the host region. Several dignitaries ranging from Sugandh Rajaram, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana; Carlos Ahenkorah, Tema West MP; Abraham Dwuma Odoom, MP Twifo Atti Morkwa, Dr. Kobby Okyere Darko-Western Regional and host Minister, Madam Anne-Rita Solano- Executive Director CCI France (French Chamber), Nana Adwoa Eduafowa II Queen mother ... more
  • 2 days Kanye posts photos of his record deal amid dispute MyJoyOnline -World
    Kanye West, who is demanding to be released from his recording and publishing deals, has uploaded photos of his contracts to Twitter. “I need every lawyer in the world to look at these,” he told his followers, while referring to the music industry as “modern-day slavery”. Taking aim at the wider music industry, he later posted a video of someone urinating on a Grammy award. West says he won’t release new music until he is released from his deals. The cache of documents he posted on Wednesday night included details of advance payments for his albums, royalty rates, a ... more
  • 2 days BECE invigilators urged to be professional MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ejisu Municipal Director of Education, Madam Amina Achiaa has asked invigilators in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to do their work professionally.   The invigilators have also been urged to create a good atmosphere for the candidates to write their examination peacefully.     Madam Achiaa made the call during a tour of some examination centres in the Ejisu Municipality. A total of 3,666, made up of 1,767 males and 1,899 girls are writing the examination in fifteen centres in the area. Mad Achiaa advised the candidates to be focused and desist from any immoral ... more
  • 2 days Uganda says 219 prisoners escape, some with guns and ammunition MyJoyOnline -World
    Ugandan forces have launched a manhunt to recapture more than 200 prisoners who escaped jail after stealing weapons and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country’s northeast. At least three people – a soldier and two of the 219 escapees – died in a gun battle and two inmates were rearrested, according to Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, spokeswoman for the military. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto in northeast Uganda. “They overpowered the warden who was on duty,” Byekwaso said. Before fleeing, they broke into the prison armoury and ... more
  • 2 days AGI to organise 360 tour of Volta Region MyJoyOnline -World
    The Volta Region branch of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) is set to hold a memorable tour with the aim of showcasing the many tourism potentials in there. The event dubbed ‘AGI Volta and memories 360 tours’ is scheduled to come off on September 19. Chairman of the Volta AGI, Dela Gadzanku said the Region is still unknown to the world and is needs to be explored. He called on the public to take advantage of the opportunity being offered by the AGI to visit the many beautiful tourist sites. “The objective of the tour is to promote ... more
  • 2 days Prof Yankah, DCE tours BECE centres in Agona East MyJoyOnline -World
    The Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has toured seven Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) centres to encourage candidates to write to the best of their ability and pass the examination despite the Covid-19 restrictions. A total of 2,085 candidates made up of 1,036 males and 1,049 females are writing the five-day examination.       Three of the 10 absentee candidates were reported to be pregnant. Prof Yankah was accompanied by Mr. Dennis Armah-Frempong, the District Chief for Agona East, Mrs. Golda Andam, Headmistress of Swedru Senior High School, and some directors of education. ... more
  • 2 days No Pressure On Us To Suspend Teacher Licensure Exams – NTC ModernGhana -World
    The National Teaching Council (NTC) has noted that there is no political pressure on it to suspend the teacher licensure examinations. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Teaching Council, Dennis Osei-Owusu, in a Citi News interview on the matter, said the exam was postponed to 1st and 2nd October due to changes in the timetable of continuing students of the Colleges of Education. ... more
  • 2 days Free Wifi for second-cycle institutions begins in October – Ursula Owusu MyJoyOnline -World
    Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has disclosed that government would begin the roll-out of free Wifi for Senior High Schools (SHSs) in October, this year. She said despite the shutdown of schools due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it was important that the country prepares for the future. “It is important that we extend connectivity to every part of the country hence the implementation of the ‘enhanced rural telephony project’ which will bring networks to unserved and underserved parts of the country, where there are network problems.” The minister was speaking at the climax of the 10th Edition ... more
  • 2 days I am preaching the gospel with my music – MzVee MyJoyOnline -World
    Award-winning singer MzVee says as an artiste she is always preaching the gospel with her music. According to her, through her music, she is promoting one thing the bible always preaches about which is “love and happiness”. I feel like there is some secular music that is very dark and extreme when you isten to the message (they came with). “(But) when you listen to my music, I am either making music for you to laugh and be happy or something for you to dance about,” she said on Strong and Sassy Wednesday. Although MzVee has not had any ... more
  • 2 days Savannah Region: Deputy Energy Minister Launches Electrification Project ModernGhana -World
    Deputy Minister of Energy In-Charge of Power who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Afigya Kwabre South in the Ashanti Region Hon. William Owuraku Aidoo in collaboration with the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council has launched the National Electrification Scheme (NES) project at the Savannah Regional capital of Damongo. ... more
  • 2 days Group Calls For Extension Of COVID-19 Tax Waiver For Nurses And Midwives ModernGhana -World
    The Union of Professional Nurses and Midwives, Ghana (UPNMG) has called on the government to extend the COVID-19 tax waiver for nurses and midwives from September to December 2020. In a statement, the UPNMG said that calls for the extension are necessary because owing to the fact that we are at the peak of the political season, the disregard for COVID-19 safety protocols leading to the mass gathering of people has surged hence the risk of recording an overwhelming number of cases . ... more
  • 2 days Provide Credible Timeline For Implementation Of Projects And Policies In Manifesto – PIRAN Ghana ModernGhana -World
    We strongly condemn the general lack of a credible timeline for the implementation of most of the manifesto promises of the two main political parties in Ghana. Most of the promises are could better be described as a lsquo;trap for votes rsquo; and will never be implemented at all after the 2020 elections. ... more
  • 2 days Pinewood sets stage for blockbuster visitor attraction in £450m expansion MyJoyOnline -World
    Britain’s best-known film studio is to deliver a boost to the country’s embattled movie and tourism industries by unveiling expansion plans that will include a blockbuster visitor attraction. Pinewood Group, which has played host to many instalments of the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, will announce proposals on Thursday for a development – called Screen Hub UK – on a 77-acre site to the south of the existing studio complex. The scheme, which will involve a total investment of about £450m, is expected to create up to 3,500 jobs, according to sources who have been briefed on the ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop MyJoyOnline -World
    South Africa, which had one of the world’s earliest and strictest lockdowns, has announced a further easing of anti-coronavirus measures. From 20 September an overnight curfew will be reduced, gatherings will be allowed at 50% of a venue’s capacity, and alcohol will again be on sale.”We have withstood the coronavirus storm,” said President Cyril Ramaphosa in a televised address to the nation. But rules on social distancing and mask-wearing will remain in place. South Africa – which went into a national lockdown on 27 March – has so far reported more than 650,000 confirmed infections, with over 15,000 deaths. ... more
  • 2 days Gifty Nti Konadu: Career accident and need for educational reforms MyJoyOnline -World
    My favourite subject in basic school was Ghanaian Language – Asante Twi. Of course, Social Studies and English Language did come through on some occasions, but I was awed at the depth of culture and history that learning Twi exposed me to. I enjoyed the topics ranging from Aware3 ( Marriage), Ahay) ( Hunting), Ayiy) ( Funerals), etc. I was privileged to have amazing Twi teachers and I think that could have been a great contribution to my liking for the subject. I vividly remember one of the essays I wrote; the topic being to show a stranger ... more
  • 2 days PS5: Sony confirms £449 price and 19 November release, alongside game set in Hogwarts in 1800s MyJoyOnline -World
    Sony has come out swinging ahead of the console wars looming this holiday season by confirming its two PS5 consoles will be available in November alongside a host of exciting games. The flagship PlayStation 5 will be available for £449 in the UK from 19 November, and a digital edition which doesn’t have a disc drive will cost £359. Sony delivered the prices and release dates during a showcase on Wednesday which included surprise new games, including Final Fantasy XVI and an open-world RPG set in the Harry Potter universe. Hogwarts Legacy is a role-playing game set in the ... more
  • 2 days Neymar receives two-match ban as French league investigate claim he was racially abused MyJoyOnline -World
    Paris St-Germain forward Neymar has been banned for two games after being sent off against Marseille – but French football authorities will investigate his accusation of racial abuse. The Brazil international was the last of five red cards in Sunday’s bad-tempered Ligue 1 match after he hit Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez. Neymar later accused his opponent of racism on social media and urged the authorities to use VAR to investigate. Gonzalez has denied Neymar’s claim. The other four players sent off have also received bans – with PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa suspended for six matches. His team-mate Leandro Paredes has been ... more
  • 2 days UTAG-COLTEK, CAGRIC Want Akufo-Addo To Appoint Internal VC For AA-USTED ModernGhana -World
    The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) of the College of Technology Education, Kumasi (COLTEK) and the College of Agriculture Education (CAGRIC) are pushing for the appointment of an internal person to be appointed as Vice Chancellor for Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AA-USTED). ... more
  • 2 days UTAG denies power struggle in Kumasi College of Technology Education and Asante Mampong Agricultural Education MyJoyOnline -World
    Teachers in the Kumasi and Asante Mampong campuses of the University of Education Winneba (UEW) say they expect President Akufo-Addo to appoint the Vice-Chancellor of the newly created University for Skills and Entrepreneurial Development from among qualified professors on the two campuses. According to them, there was no power struggle among the professors and lecturers in respect of the appointment of a Vice Chancellor for the Akenten Appiah-Minkah University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AA-USTED) as portrayed by a section of the media. The Teachers stated these at a press conference organized by the College of Technology Education ... more
  • 2 days NDC to invest in tomato production – Mahama MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rallied tomato farmers to vote massively for the party in the December elections saying it has the panacea to transform the industry for the better. According to the party, tomato growing communities, including Akomadan near Offinso in the Ashanti Region, would be provided with processing plants, irrigation facilities, and other infrastructural development to boost production. The flag-bearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, said his administration would be committed to promoting all-year-round production with limited post-harvest losses to increase the income of farmers. In the Ghana Living Standards Survey (2017), tomatoes made up ... more
  • 2 days Driver of cargo truck that caused Kyekyewere accident remanded MyJoyOnline -World
    A Suhum Magistrate Court has remanded the driver of the DAF cargo truck that crashed into two buses on the Kyekyewere stretch of the Accra-Kumasi highway on Tuesday Seni Baguian, a 32-year-old driver from neighbouring Burkina Faso, caused the death of some 14 people when his truck burst a tyre and crashed into an STC bus with registration number  GE 8131-16 and a Kia bus with registration number GT 4997-20. The vehicles were being driven by Edmund Kwaku Bonsu, 46, and Abubarkar Fuseini, 40, who were both heading towards Accra from Kumasi. Appearing in court on Wednesday, September ... more
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