• 3 weeks IHRMP Ghana donates to Labour Department to fight Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP), Ghana has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the Labour Department of the Employment and Labour Relations Ministry. The PPEs donated comprised of 100 pieces of nose masks, some gallons of hand sanitizers and liquid soap, hand tissues and Veronica buckets. Making the presentation on behalf of the Institute, President of the National Governing Council, Dr Edward Kwapong, accompanied by his Vice, Leonard Quarcoopome and the Executive Director, Ebenezer Agbettor, described the donation as a modest contribution from the Institute to help a sister agency. He said it is their way of ... more
  • 3 weeks Hollard Ghana partners Melcom to widen insurance penetration MyJoyOnline -World
    Insurance Group, Hollard Ghana has partnered Melcom Ghana to make insurance more accessible to Ghanaians and widen insurance penetration. The partnership will see Hollard provide insurance, starting with life insurance and savings policies to customers of the retail giant, Melcom Ghana, via an in-store Hollard-on-the-go booth. “We continue to do our part to improve insurance penetration in Ghana by making insurance more accessible. Melcom is where Ghana shops so it makes sense to enable shoppers to easily pick up insurance as they do their regular shopping. “Melcom customers can shop, buy insurance, pay premiums, make claims or simply enquire.” ... more
  • 3 weeks NPP Primaries: Another Shade Of Corruption And Embarrassment To Our Democracy — Prez Candidate ModernGhana -World
    The Independent Presidential Candidate, Dr. Tom Asiseh and the leadership of Independent Presidential Movement IPM, and Ghana Diasporan Movement GDM observe with disappointment the rate at which voter bribery has become a common practice by the New Patriotic Party. According to him, voter bribery has become a common phenomenon in our fledgling democracy. Read full statement below: Some Parliamentary aspirants of the ruling political party have flagrantly disregarded ... more
  • 3 weeks Absa Bank Ghana named Best Retail Bank, 2020 MyJoyOnline -World
    Absa Bank Ghana has won its first global industry award in less than a year after its full rebranding. The bank has been adjudged the 2020 Best Retail Bank in Ghana by the reputable international business magazine Global Banking & Finance Review based in the United Kingdom. This was made known when the magazine recently announced winners of its 2020 Global Banking & Finance Awards which recognize prominent companies of all sizes in specific areas of expertise and excellence within the financial space. The Global Banking & Finance Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking ... more
  • 3 weeks Selorm Branttie: Of Imani, CSOs and Amicus Curiae MyJoyOnline -World
    People always have in interest in anything they decide to invest some time and effort in. Before I talk about today’s event at the Supreme Court of Ghana and what it means to me personally, let me share this: I was looking through my google photos and reminiscing what happened around this time, six years ago, in the week of June 22. That was the day I became a father. On June 29, I took a picture of my son, while he half-stared blankly at me, and resolved that my best legacy to him would be to leave a world, ... more
  • 3 weeks High court rules Vodafone, MTN can share subscriber data to help Covid-19 Contact Tracers MyJoyOnline -World
    Vodafone and MTN’s are allowed to share subscriber data with the government to help it track down the contacts of coronavirus cases, a high court in Accra ruled. It would go against citizens’ “overall wellbeing” for the court to stop telecommunications providers from sharing data with authorities amid a pandemic, Justice Stephen Oppong said in his decision. A private citizen had filed an injunction order asking the country’s two biggest operators to suspend data-sharing with the government, saying it breached domestic and international privacy laws. “The purpose of the collection of the data is for the protection of the ... more
  • 3 weeks ABANTU  For Development And African Women’s Development Fund Calls On MoGCSP To Speed UP Processes Of Ghana’s Affirmative Action Bill ModernGhana -Africa
    ABANTU for Development and the African Women rsquo;s Development Fund has called on the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) to expedite processes to get Ghana rsquo;s Affirmative Action Bill into Parliament. The groups again called on Ghana rsquo;s Legislature to pass the Affirmative Action Bill with urgency in order to ensure an increased women rsquo;s representation in the 2020 General Elections. The called was made on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 in a ... more
  • 3 weeks When A Panda Mimics ModernGhana -Africa
    Is it a bear or what? The Chinese Panda looks fury and soft, and admirable animal of mankind. nbsp; God created all animals, birds and humans in the garden of Eden. But where was the Panda for Adam to name it? nbsp; The Panda eluded Adam rsquo;s count as it ran across to Mighty China to make lengthy walk on the Great Wall never to return to God rsquo;s zoo in the creation. nbsp; The Panda was lost in time. Was it drowned in the great deluge of N ... more
  • 3 weeks When A Panda Mimics ModernGhana -World
    Is it a bear or what? The Chinese Panda looks fury and soft, and admirable animal of mankind. nbsp; God created all animals, birds and humans in the garden of Eden. But where was the Panda for Adam to name it? nbsp; The Panda eluded Adam rsquo;s count as it ran across to Mighty China to make lengthy walk on the Great Wall never to return to God rsquo;s zoo in the creation. nbsp; The Panda was lost in time. Was it drowned in the great deluge of N ... more
  • 3 weeks EC holds IPAC ahead of voters’ registration exercise MyJoyOnline -World
    With six days to the start of new voter registration, the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday held an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting to apprise the stakeholders on the registration exercise. Representation was made by all political parties and this time the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was represented by Mr Osei Kwame Griffiths, the Director of IT for the NDC, Mr Bede Ziedeng, Director of Elections for the NDC. Issues discussed amongst others included bussing of party supporters to polling centres, falsely vouching for people, encouraging the registration of minors and the training of polling agents. Briefing ... more
  • 3 weeks Blood in test tube: Artistic representation of Covid MyJoyOnline -World
    Humans, for ages, have attempted to understand, describe and share everything in the universe, with science and art as execution tools. Though the two disciplines share similar motivation, their conflicts cannot however be overlooked. In the covid-19 era, Luv FM’s Kwasi Debrah examines how scientists and artists are making their existence matter. Microscopic image of coronavirus (L) and artistic impression (R) A scary, spiky ball in 3D is how the world has come to know of the physical structure of coronavirus. However, a perusal of electronic microscopic images of the virus reveals, “a fringe of large, round bulbous surface projections ... more
  • 3 weeks Mohinani Group Donates GHC150,000 To Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund ModernGhana -World
    The Mohinani Group has donated GHC150,000 to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund in support of the construction of Ghana rsquo;s first infectious disease treatment centre. Executive Director of the Mohinani Group, Nii Ayi Hyde presented a cheque for the amount to the trust at a ceremony at the site of the infectious disease facility. Mr. Hyde explained that the donation was in fulfillment of the company rsquo;s corporate social responsibility to the country at a time when t ... more
  • 3 weeks CH Group Foundation Donates $100,000 To Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund ModernGhana -World
    The CH Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, has supported the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund with US$100,000 to help complete the construction of Ghana rsquo;s first ever infectious disease isolation and treatment facility. The CH Foundation is the charitable arm of the CH Group, an indigenous Ghanaian-owned holding company engaged in the petroleum, real estate, agribusiness and waste management industries. Making the donation to the Ghana Covid-19 Private S ... more
  • 3 weeks CH Group Foundation Donates $100,000 To Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund ModernGhana -Africa
    The CH Foundation, an independent non-profit organization, has supported the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund with US$100,000 to help complete the construction of Ghana rsquo;s first ever infectious disease isolation and treatment facility. The CH Foundation is the charitable arm of the CH Group, an indigenous Ghanaian-owned holding company engaged in the petroleum, real estate, agribusiness and waste management industries. Making the donation to the Ghana Covid-19 Private S ... more
  • 3 weeks Mohinani Group Donates GHC150,000 To Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund ModernGhana -Africa
    The Mohinani Group has donated GHC150,000 to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund in support of the construction of Ghana rsquo;s first infectious disease treatment centre. Executive Director of the Mohinani Group, Nii Ayi Hyde presented a cheque for the amount to the trust at a ceremony at the site of the infectious disease facility. Mr. Hyde explained that the donation was in fulfillment of the company rsquo;s corporate social responsibility to the country at a time when t ... more
  • 3 weeks Health Minister Initiates Second Wave Of Disinfection Of Mdas After Recovering From COVID-19 ModernGhana -World
    The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has initiated a second phase of disinfection of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country shortly after recovering from COVID-19. The Minister who contracted the virus and was admitted at the University of Ghana Medical Centre two weeks ago, has since recovered and going about his duties. It therefore comes as no surprise that one of the first key decisions since his return was to ensure the security and safety o ... more
  • 3 weeks Health Minister Initiates Second Wave Of Disinfection Of Mdas After Recovering From COVID-19 ModernGhana -Africa
    The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has initiated a second phase of disinfection of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country shortly after recovering from COVID-19. The Minister who contracted the virus and was admitted at the University of Ghana Medical Centre two weeks ago, has since recovered and going about his duties. It therefore comes as no surprise that one of the first key decisions since his return was to ensure the security and safety o ... more
  • 3 weeks Voter Registration: Over 100 Health Professionals Warn EC Over Possible Spike In Covid-19 Infections, Deaths ModernGhana -World
    Some health professionals have written an open letter to the Electoral Commission warning of more COVID-19 more infections and deaths should a mass voter registration exercise be held. The health professionals comprising doctors, nurses, laboratory professionals among others insisted that the exercise has the potential of compromising the health of the Ghanaian population hence must be halted. ldquo;We have never expected our work as health professionals to be easy, but neith ... more
  • 3 weeks Asante Akyem Central: One Killed As Illegal Miners Clash With Soldiers ModernGhana -World
    One person has been pronounced dead after a confrontation between military officers and illegal miners erupted at Petransa in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The officers were deployed to stop the illegal miners from trespassing on a concession belonging to the Owere Mines, a mining company in the area. In 2017, two illegal miners died after a mining pit collapsed on about 14 miners in that same area. According to police officials, details of t ... more
  • 3 weeks Saiko is sacrilege MyJoyOnline -World
    Saiko is a term used in the Ghanaian fishing industry to refer to the fish considered unwanted by industrial trawlers which are passed on (transshipped) to canoe operators at sea. The phenomenon has existed for about three decades, initially conducted in the form of barter, involving exchange for small supplies of food and fresh water. Currently, it has assumed an organized commercial enterprise but remains unauthorized. An online publication on Ghanaweb on 12 October 2018, entitled “Saiko Fishing gets Green light to operate in Ghana”, which went viral, sought to suggest that Saiko has been legalized in Ghana. So far ... more
  • 3 weeks Mohinani Group donates GH¢150,000 to Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund MyJoyOnline -World
    The Mohinani Group has donated GHC150,000 to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund in support of the construction of Ghana’s first infectious disease treatment centre. Executive Director of the Mohinani Group, Nii Ayi Hyde presented a cheque for the amount to the trust at a ceremony at the site of the infectious disease facility. Mr. Hyde explained that the donation was in fulfillment of the company’s corporate social responsibility to the country at a time when the nation is faced with a pandemic. “We feel the Private sector have to do their part in giving back to society and ... more
  • 3 weeks Health Minister initiates second wave of disinfection of MDAs after recovering from Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has initiated a second phase of disinfection of all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country shortly after recovering from Covid-19. The Minister who contracted the virus and was admitted at the University of Ghana Medical Centre two weeks ago, has since recovered and going about his duties. One of his first key decisions since his return was to ensure the security and safety of public sector employees through the disinfection of the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The move according to Mr Agyemang Manu is to create a virus-free environment where government ... more
  • 3 weeks Ghana to bear reconstruction cost of demolished Nigeria High Commission property MyJoyOnline -World
    The government of Ghana has accepted to reconstruct the demolished building at the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner. Two persons have been arrested and charged by the police following the act of vandalism. The investigative committee was set up by the government to probe circumstances leading to the unlawful break-in of the structure belonging to the Nigerian High Commission. The committee has since submitted preliminary findings including a revelation that the High Commission of Nigeria actually has receipts of payment of the contentious land but failed to secure a land title certificate. “The High Commission of Nigeria ... more
  • 3 weeks Strong quake shakes New Zealand’s Milford Sound MyJoyOnline -World
    A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattled Milford Sound, in the tourist hotspot of Fiordland in New Zealand’s South Island on Thursday, government seismic monitor Geonet said. Thousands of people in the area registered as having felt the earthquake, which was very shallow at a depth of 5km (3 miles), but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Shaking was felt throughout lower South Island in areas including Queenstown, Wanaka, Te Anau, Alexandra and Dunedin. It was followed by further smaller magnitude earthquakes. The spectacular Milford Sound on the west coast of the South Island was carved out by ancient ... more
  • 3 weeks Earth Tremor Hit Parts of Accra, Eastern Region ModernGhana -Africa
    Earth tremor has hit parts of Accra. This occurred few minutes to 11pm on Wednesday, June 24. It occurred thrice, all within 12 minutes. ModernGhana 39;s Editor Ajarfor reports. Reports also indicate that parts of Eastern Region recorded same. The impact in some areas was very high. Even though we are yet to receive an official report on the magnitude of the earth tremor from the seismological department of the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet). A further ... more
  • 3 weeks Earth tremor rocks Accra, surrounding areas MyJoyOnline -World
    Parts of the Greater Accra and Central Region have experienced earth tremors. The phenomenon which took place at about 10:40 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes. 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 the movement. Some Ghanaians have also taken to social media to share their experience. Who experienced the earth tremor at 10:50pm.Really shook our building like bad— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) June 24, 2020 Yoo is anyone else ... more
  • 3 weeks Covid-19: Our behaviour will determine rate of infection spread and death – Dr Da Costa MyJoyOnline -World
    The Director of Health Promotion at Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Da Costa Aboagye has noted that the behaviour of Ghanaians in adhering to the preventive measures will determine the rate of transmission of the Covid-19 infection in Ghana in going forward. Adhering strictly to the safety protocols such as mandatory wearing of face mask, regular handwashing and observing social distancing will significantly reduce the rate of transmission of the virus, Dr Da Costa stated “The viral spread will reduce significantly if everyone adheres strictly to these safety protocols.” He noted, that complying with the non-pharmaceutical measures will reduce the ... more
  • 3 weeks Tanzanite: 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
  • 3 weeks Three men indicted in the death of Ahmaud Arbery MyJoyOnline -World
    The three men accused in the February 23 shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery were indicted Wednesday by a grand jury, a district attorney said. Glynn County’s Grand Jury has indicted Travis McMichael, his father, Greg McMichael, and William R. Bryan on malice and felony murder charges in Arbery’s death, Cobb District Attorney Joyette M. Holmes said at a press conference. “We will continue to be intentional in the pursuit of justice for this family and the community at large as the prosecution of this case continues,” said Holmes, the specially appointed prosecutor in the case. The charges also include aggravated assault, false ... more
  • 3 weeks An 8-year-old girl, her mother and her grandfather drown in their new home’s swimming pool MyJoyOnline -World
    An 8-year-old girl, her mother and grandfather found dead in the pool of their New Jersey home died as a result of accidental drowning, the medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. The East Brunswick Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified the victims as Bharat Patel, 62, his daughter-in-law Nisha Patel, 33, and her 8-year-old daughter. The manner of death was accidental and the result of drowning, the county Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday. The family had moved into the home just 20 days earlier, police said. “This is a devastating day for our entire community and we are working ... more
  • 3 weeks Coronavirus: Should I start taking vitamin D? MyJoyOnline -World
    There are mounting questions about whether vitamin D has a role to play in the fight against coronavirus. Several organisations, including the health watchdog the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), are now reviewing the evidence. What is the advice? With more people staying indoors during the pandemic, some people may have been deprived of vitamin D. Normally, many of us get it by spending time outside. Our skin makes it when exposed to the sun. The NHS says people should consider taking 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day during this time – particularly if they spend ... more
  • 3 weeks Education Minister is fine – Press Secretary MyJoyOnline -World
    The Education Minister’s Press Secretary says Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh is fine following reports that he was on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) for Covid-19. Rodney Nkrumah Boateng said the Minister is doing well although the result for a second test is yet to be released. “The Education Minister is fine, he is in a good state,” Mr. Boateng said on Joy FM’s Newsnite on Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, a statement was issued by the Education Minister’s Press Secretary indicating that the Minister has been admitted at the University of Ghana’s Medical Centre. According to the ... more
  • 3 weeks Vodafone HR Director to speak at CEO Breakfast Series MyJoyOnline -World
    The Director of Human Resource at Vodafone Ghana will on Thursday partake in a forum about Covid-19 and its impact on business. Hannah Ashiokai Akrong will share her perspective and experience on the topic ‘Managing an anxious workforce during and post COVID-19 for business community.’ This is the 4th edition of Ghana’s Most Respected CEO Breakfast Series, organised by the Business and Financial Times (B&FT). The Live Webinar, which starts at 8:30am, seeks to bring together over 120 entrepreneurs, businesspersons, business leaders as well as SME owners to deliberate on the overarching theme: Crisis Management and Business Continuity ... more
  • 3 weeks Church of Pentecost Youth Ministry launches mobile app MyJoyOnline -World
    The Youth Ministry of the Church of Pentecost has launched its first ever mobile application. The colourful ceremony which was held at the studios of PENT TV, was part of the National Youth Week Celebrations held from Monday 15th – Sunday 21st June, 2020 under the theme, “Grounded in Christ, Possess the Nations”. Delivering the welcome address, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan, the National Youth Director indicated that the app was developed as a strategy to help produce a mighty workforce for Christ out of young people, who will champion the ‘Possessing the Nations’ agenda of The Church of Pentecost, which is ... more
  • 3 weeks Joy News’ Gary Al-Smith discharged from University of Ghana Medical Centre MyJoyOnline -World
    Joy News’ Sports Journalist, Gary Al-Smith has been discharged after he and four other Multimedia Group Limited staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The seasoned journalist spent two weeks at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), one of the country’s isolation facilities. After disclosing his Covid-19 status on his Facebook timeline on Thursday, June 18, Mr Al-Smith gave regular post dubbed, #CovidDairy to inform his audience about his journey through the dreadful disease. He explained that it was part of efforts to fight stigma towards people who contract the virus. On Joy News’ AM Show Wednesday, the Sports ... more
  • 3 weeks Covid-19: Okere District Education Office Close Indefinitely ModernGhana -Africa
    The Okere District Education Directorate has been shut down indefinitely after a staff tested Positive for Coronavirus. The office was shut down upon advise by the Ghana Health Service on Wednesday. All staff at the facility including the District Education Director have been asked to the self-quarantine pending release of their sample results. A Senior Staff at the District Education Directorate reportedly contracted the virus from a close relation who tested positive in ... more
  • 3 weeks I am not afraid of my contender’s intention to go independent – Deputy Speaker MyJoyOnline -World
    The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Bekwai, Joseph Osei Owusu says he is not perturbed by plans by his main contender to contest the upcoming 2020 parliamentary elections as an independent candidate. This comes after Kwasi Amofa-Agyemang was disqualified from contesting in the just ended NPP Parliamentary Primaries. He was disqualified by the party after declaring his intentions to contest the incumbent MP. According to reports, history is about to repeat itself at Bekwai, following the intention of Mr Amofa-Agyemang, who is a legal practitioner, to contest the 2020 Parliamentary elections as an independent candidate. ... more
  • 3 weeks “You Disrespected Us, We Won’t Be A Laughing Stock” – Nigeria Speaker To Ghana ModernGhana -Africa
    The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, Femi Gbajabiamila, has condemned Ghana for attacking the sovereignty of his country through the demolition of a prime property belonging to its High Commission in Accra. A section of the staff quarters of the High Commission was bulldozed at the weekend by people described as unknown by Ghanaian authorities. Speaking on behalf of the House of Representatives of Nigeria during an interactive session with the country rsquo; ... more
  • 3 weeks BoG Governor Appears Before PAC After Threats To Arrest Him ModernGhana -Africa
    The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison, appeared before Parliament 39;s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today, Wednesday, June 24. This comes a day after the PAC threatened to cause his arrest if he failed to appear before the committee today. The committee on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, expressed its displeasure with Dr. Addison rsquo;s failure to appear before it after several invitations. The committee deferred its sitting on Tuesday over the absence of Dr. ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court Stops Woyome From Starting Fresh Action At High Court ModernGhana -Africa
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck out an application by the state seeking leave of the court to acquire properties owned by Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a businessman. The five member panel presided over by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah noted that the Attorney General 39;s application for leave for acquisition based on order 45 clause (5) was unnecessary. According to the court the state could mobilize funds and buy Woyome 39;s properties before handing them over to any state insti ... more
  • 3 weeks Martial scores Man United’s first league hat-trick in 7 years MyJoyOnline -World
    Anthony Martial scored a brilliant hat-trick as Manchester United put away Sheffield United, scoring the side’s first hat-trick in seven years. United faced top-four rivals Sheffield on Wednesday night, with the prospect of a loss to the Blades seeing Chris Wilder’s team overtake them in the race for the Champions League spots. Martial, who often frustrates fans, opened the scoring from close range after just seven minutes, firing in a cross from forward partner Marcus Rashford. He nearly returned the favour soon after but his fellow striker somehow missed when put through by the Frenchman. Martial did double the score ... more
  • 3 weeks Children aged between 1-14 in Ghana experience violent discipline – UNICEF MyJoyOnline -World
    A Health and Nutrition Officer at UNICEF, Dr Priscilla Wobil has said 94 percent of children aged between 1- 14 years, experience some form of violent discipline. She said out of this figure 17 percent receive severe punishment such as slapping a child on the face, head or ears and beating a child hard repeatedly. Dr Wobil also said almost nine out of 10 children, representing 89 percent are psychologically abused at the hands of caregivers. Speaking at an engagement workshop with traditional and religious leaders on Covid-19, awareness and child protection, Dr Wobil mentioned physical attacks, rape, child ... more
  • 3 weeks Covid-19: Medical Lab Scientist At Weija Hospital Dies ModernGhana -World
    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has confirmed the death of one of its members who passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus. According to a statement from the Association, he died on Monday, June 22 after being rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) three days prior. ldquo;The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) with a heavy heart announces that one of its professionals has passed on to glory on Mond ... more
  • 3 weeks COVID-19: Ghana’s Case Now 15,013 ModernGhana -World
    Ghana has recorded 445 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total tally to 15,013. Tthe Ghana Health Service rsquo;s website confirmed on Wednesday, June 24. Meanwhile, the 171 persons who contracted the disease have also recovered raising the recoveries count to 11,078. The Ghana Health Service has conducted 277,550 tests from March to date. ndash; More soon hellip; ... more
  • 3 weeks Covid-19: Medical Lab Scientist At Weija Hospital Dies ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has confirmed the death of one of its members who passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus. According to a statement from the Association, he died on Monday, June 22 after being rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) three days prior. ldquo;The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) with a heavy heart announces that one of its professionals has passed on to glory on Mond ... more
  • 3 weeks COVID-19: Ghana’s Case Now 15,013 ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghana has recorded 445 new cases of COVID-19. This brings the total tally to 15,013. Tthe Ghana Health Service rsquo;s website confirmed on Wednesday, June 24. Meanwhile, the 171 persons who contracted the disease have also recovered raising the recoveries count to 11,078. The Ghana Health Service has conducted 277,550 tests from March to date. ndash; More soon hellip; ... more
  • 3 weeks How O.V.’s ¢100K prize money from MTN Hitmaker was used – Blakk Cedi MyJoyOnline -World
    Stonebwoy’s former manager, Blakk Cedi, has reacted to allegations stemming out from one Aisha Modi, an avid fan of Stonebwoy, that he spent the ¢100,000 MTN hitmaker price meant for the winner, Okailey Verse, also known as OV. According to Aisha, Blakk Cedi, at the time when he was managing O.V. under Stonebwoy’s umbrella, misappropriated funds meant to boost the female singer’s career. She disclosed that Blakk Cedi bought O.V. a faulty Hyundai Sonata car, adding that O.V’s accommodation was even a burden to Stonebwoy’s former manager. But, Blakk Cedi responding to the allegations said he didn’t need a Pesewa ... more
  • 3 weeks Experts Advise Board Of Directors On CSR At UCC Business School e-Seminar ModernGhana -Africa
    Discussants at the fifth e- seminar series organized by the University of Cape Coast School of Business call for greater attention on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during this pandemic. The topic for discussion was Coronavirus Pandemic and Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies. The e- seminar was chaired by the Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh. In his introductory remarks, he stated that Coronavirus Pandemic is ... more
  • 3 weeks Experts Advise Board Of Directors On CSR At UCC Business School e-Seminar ModernGhana -World
    Discussants at the fifth e- seminar series organized by the University of Cape Coast School of Business call for greater attention on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) during this pandemic. The topic for discussion was Coronavirus Pandemic and Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies. The e- seminar was chaired by the Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Francis Eric Amuquandoh. In his introductory remarks, he stated that Coronavirus Pandemic is ... more
  • 3 weeks GHS, UNDP Partner To Sensitize Vulnerable Groups On COVID-19 In Hard-To-Reach Communities ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS), in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is extending health promotion, public outreach and awareness on coronavirus to vulnerable populations including persons with disability and people living with HIV in hard-to reach communities. The goal is to ensure that 500,000 vulnerable women and 250,000 vulnerable men with disabilities are equipped with relevant information on COVID-19, to empower them to make better decisions and c ... more
  • 3 weeks GHS, UNDP Partner To Sensitize Vulnerable Groups On COVID-19 In Hard-To-Reach Communities ModernGhana -World
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS), in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is extending health promotion, public outreach and awareness on coronavirus to vulnerable populations including persons with disability and people living with HIV in hard-to reach communities. The goal is to ensure that 500,000 vulnerable women and 250,000 vulnerable men with disabilities are equipped with relevant information on COVID-19, to empower them to make better decisions and c ... more
  • 3 weeks Construction Of Ahafo Regional NHIS Office Begins – Hon. Bobie ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Health Insurance Scheme was introduced in Ghana by one of the former presidents of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. John Agyekum Kuffour, who governed Ghana on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) between the year 2001 to 2008. It was so pathetic that, before the introduction of Ghana 39;s NHIS, many Ghanaians were in a total pool of forlornness in terms of quality health delivery. Patients were Left under the mercy of the bummer cash and carry system, it was a sys ... more
  • 3 weeks Construction Of Ahafo Regional NHIS Office Begins – Hon. Bobie ModernGhana -World
    The National Health Insurance Scheme was introduced in Ghana by one of the former presidents of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. John Agyekum Kuffour, who governed Ghana on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) between the year 2001 to 2008. It was so pathetic that, before the introduction of Ghana 39;s NHIS, many Ghanaians were in a total pool of forlornness in terms of quality health delivery. Patients were Left under the mercy of the bummer cash and carry system, it was a sys ... more
  • 3 weeks H. Kwasi Prempeh: Does one really need to be “neutral” to file an amicus brief? MyJoyOnline -World
    This is the first time in my life as a constitutional law scholar and lawyer, trained in the Anglo-American legal tradition, that I am learning that in order to be allowed permission to file an amicus curiae brief, one must be “neutral” or disinterested in the case in question. This is the exact opposite of everything I know about amicus briefs. Typically, one who is not otherwise a party to a case before an appellate or apex court must demonstrate a strong “interest” in the matter in order to be allowed the opportunity to submit an amicus brief. Why ... more
  • 3 weeks Tech hub, Kumasi Hive highlights role of web technologies for digital transformation and job creation MyJoyOnline -World
    Kumasi Hive, a Tech Innovation hub in the Ashanti Region is exploring ways Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) can employ web technologies to digitally transform the local economy and create jobs. The initiative was advanced at an Entrepreneurship Consultative Stakeholders meeting at Kentinkrono, suburb of Kumasi, which was an outcome of its Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping Project. The Mapping Project was meant to initiate conversations with key organizations to understand their challenges and collate their contributions for the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Kumasi. A curated list of organizations was shared with the Mapping Team with In-person meetings carried out earlier this ... more
  • 3 weeks Man in court for having sex with pig in Nigeria MyJoyOnline -World
    A 22- year-old man, Ayokunbi Olaniyi,has been arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having sex with a pig. The police prosecutor, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that Olaniyi, who resides in Eleti – Odo area, Iwo Road, Ibadan, had sex with a pig on April 2, at about 4 p.m. According to Olagunju, the accused works at a pig farm in Elewi – Odo area, Ibadan and was caught having sex one of the pigs. He said the suspect was being arraigned on one count of unnatural offence as the offence contravened the provisions of Section 214 (2) of the Criminal ... more
  • 3 weeks Man City: Sergio Aguero says surgery on injured knee ‘went well’ MyJoyOnline -World
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says “everything went well” after having surgery on his injured knee. The Argentine had travelled to Barcelona to see a knee specialist amid fears his season might be over. His manager Pep Guardiola said it is too early to put a timescale on the 32-year-old’s return to action. Asked if Aguero would be fit for the resumption of the Champions League on 7-8 August, City’s Spanish boss said: “I don’t know right now.” He added: “Once he has finished the surgery we will know the time Sergio will come back to play with us.” Aguero was forced ... more
  • 3 weeks South African government approves resumption of top-flight league MyJoyOnline -World
    The South African government has given the PSL the go-ahead to resume the suspended season.  The league’s executive committee had been waiting for the government to approve their ‘return-to-play’ proposal for the past few weeks following the adoption of the task team’s report by the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) in May.  In a statement released on Wednesday, the Sports Ministry said PSL’s plans had been subject to analysis by Health authorities as well as the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD).  The two bodies then recommended that measures put in place by the league meet and in some instances exceed the expectations.  “The plans of ... more
  • 3 weeks Read for yourself: The Amicus Brief that was not accepted by the Supreme Court MyJoyOnline -World
    Amicus update. Supreme Court says, our amicus brief was filed so late. That we should have filed a new application and finally our amicus supports one party so we can’t file it. We are disappointed but we hear. We wanted to help, the august Court says no. Final judicial power means final judicial power. We will continue to assist from the sidelines, in the public arena, as we have always done. Expect us to publish a variety of carefully researched analysis on various aspects of the case, including the new, and thoroughly incoherent, demographic claims being pushed by the Attorney ... more
  • 3 weeks Lesotho’s Kick4Life FC to be ‘world’s first’ top-flight club with pay equality MyJoyOnline -World
    Lesotho’s Kick4Life FC have said they will be the first top-flight club in the world to pay the same to their men’s and women’s teams. Located in the capital city of Maseru, Kick4Life said the coronavirus pandemic has helped them take their strongest business decision yet – gender pay parity – and that it will be the first professional club that will “commit to gender equal budgets” for both its top-flight men and women’s team. “What’s given us the impetus to do it now is the coronavirus epidemic and the impact that it’s had on gender-based violence in Lesotho”, joint ... more
  • 3 weeks Scream Awards: Radio and TV Personality Doreen Avio, other Multimedia journalists nominated MyJoyOnline -World
    Award-winning Radio and Television personality Doreen Avio has been nominated for the 2020 edition of the Scream All Youth Awards. The awards ceremony which is in its 7th year held annually in Nigeria is to recognise the youth with the focus on entertainers and entrepreneurs who have been outstanding in their field of work. The JoyNews and Hitz FM journalist was nominated in the best TV Personality of the Year category. Doreen Avio has been nominated alongside her colleague at the Multimedia Group Limited’s Adom TV/FM, Sister Sandy. Other Multimedia journalists also nominated for a Scream All ... more
  • 3 weeks Ghana’s Covid-19 cases surpass 15,000 MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 445 new Covid-19 cases in the country, resulting an increase in the overall case count to 15,013. In an update on its Covid-19 webpage, the Service puts the country’s current recovery tally at 11,078 with no new deaths. Six of the infected persons, according to the GHS, are in critical condition, four are on ventilators and 24 in a severe state. Giving a regional breakdown of the figures, the GHS said Greater Accra has 8,691 cases, Ashanti, 2,915; Western, 1,213; Central, 798; Eastern, 407 and Upper East 271. The rest are, Oti, 105; ... more
  • 3 weeks Osafo Marfo laments poor returns from tourism sector despite past investments MyJoyOnline -World
    The Senior Minister has lamented the inability of the tourism sector to produce corresponding returns on government’s past investments or to list among top 10 on the continent. Yaw Osafo-Marfo touted the support of sector by the Nana Addo administration since its inception in 2017 as a proof of their commitment to improving tourism in Ghana. “It is unfortunate that despite these investments, Ghana has not seen a corresponding rise in our tourism earnings or break into top 10 Tourism destination in Africa,” Yaw bemoaned, June 24. Speaking at the launch of Ghana Tourism Development Project (GTDP) SME, he stated ... more
  • 3 weeks Facial recognition to ‘predict criminals’ sparks row over AI bias MyJoyOnline -World
    A US university’s claim it can use facial recognition to “predict criminality” has renewed debate over racial bias in technology. Harrisburg University researchers said their software “can predict if someone is a criminal, based solely on a picture of their face”. The software “is intended to help law enforcement prevent crime”, it said. But 1,700 academics have signed an open letter demanding the research remains unpublished. One Harrisburg research member, a former police officer, wrote: “Identifying the criminality of [a] person from their facial image will enable a significant advantage for law-enforcement agencies and other intelligence agencies to prevent crime ... more
  • 3 weeks Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sexual assault case MyJoyOnline -World
    Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old comedian has been imprisoned in Montgomery County for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He’s serving a three- to 10-year sentence. The Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case, including the judge’s decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the once-powerful actor and comedian. Cosby’s lawyers have long challenged that testimony as remote and ... more
  • 3 weeks UPSA appoints first female Registrar MyJoyOnline -World
    The Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has appointed of Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright as Registrar of the University. Dr. Anim-Wright is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of management experience in higher education and the University’s first female Registrar. Her experience spans the areas of fundraising, institutional advancement, and grants and contracts. Prior to her appointment, she held the position of Dean of UPSA’s Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC). As Dean of CIEC, she worked collaboratively with the university community to engage in new programmes that strengthened the university’s internationalisation efforts. ... more
  • 3 weeks Covid-19 cases in Ashanti Region now 2,957 with no new death MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ashanti Region has not recorded any Covid-19 related death for almost one week despite an increase in confirmed cases within the period. Mortality rate of the deadly disease in the Region still remains 38 since the Regional Health Directorate updated the media on June 17, but 554 new cases had been recorded as at 7 pm on Tuesday. According to an updated report issued by the Directorate this morning, 42 new confirmed cases were recorded yesterday bringing the total caseload to 2,957. The report, which was signed by Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, the Regional Director of Health Services, said 39 ... more
  • 3 weeks Twitch: Streamers call for a blackout to recognise victims of sexual and racial abuses MyJoyOnline -World
    #Twitchblackout is trending today as streamers across the world ask people to avoid the site for a day. They’re calling for a blackout because they think the streaming site can do more to recognise victims of sexual and racial abuse. Dozens of women have recently claimed they have been sexually assaulted by people in the gaming industry. Twitch says it takes accusations of sexual harassment seriously.
    In case anyone has forgetton #TWITCHBLACKOUT https://t.co/qwyEBec4bx— NNESAGA #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@nnesaga) June 24, 2020
    Spent all day deliberating, chatting with both sides & asking my viewers their thoughts. ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria’s bushmeat markets still open despite Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    The sale of wildlife for meat continues in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, despite calls for a ban on wildlife markets by the United Nation biodiversity office. At Olowu market in Epe, one of the most popular wildlife markets in the city, wild animals are still on sale on a daily basis. The traders insist wildlife meat is safe despite fears that a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, could have been where the coronavirus outbreak started. This reporter saw large cane rats – popularly called grass cutters, snakes, antelopes, hedgehogs, monitor lizards, crocodiles and even pangolins on sale. The market ... more
  • 3 weeks Korle Bu CEO tests positive for coronavirus disease MyJoyOnline -World
    The CEO of the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital has been out of his office for over a week after testing positive for Covid-19. Since Dr Daniel Asare’s left his post, Dr Ali Samba, the Medical Director of the country’s number one referral hospital has been acting. Joy News sources say three other persons in the CEO’s office have gone into self-isolation. Dr Daniel Asare joins the tall list of medical practitioners in the country who have contracted the virus. Kweku Agyeman Manu, the Health Minister as well as the CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), ... more
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