• 3 days Coronavirus in the Maldives: The couple trapped on never-ending honeymoon MyJoyOnline -World
    A few days later, the Dubai-based couple left for Cancún, Mexico, with barely a worry in the world: coronavirus seemed a distant concern, as it had yet to fully spread across the globe. So while the couple were careful to avoid crowded places, they say they “never expected” travel restrictions to affect their plans. But by the time they were returning home to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) via Turkey on 19 March, the full scale was becoming apparent. “While we were on the plane we had access to internet and then we started getting messages from people ‘Are you ... more
  • 3 days Not-so-stranded Samini shows off kids on live TV from Canada MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghanaian dancehall musician Samini may be caught up outside the country amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. But unlike others, he is not so desperate to return to his home country. Days after holding a concert in the city of Calgary in Canada, what was supposed to be a quick stop by his family’s residence in the North American country has become a three-month vacation following the imposition of a lockdown. He explained that: “I came home to check on my kids and family… I was here (Canada) before the lockdown started but luckily for me, I was in my own ... more
  • 3 days Remains of top Rwanda genocide suspect found MyJoyOnline -World
    The remains of Augustin Bizimana, one of the most wanted suspects of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, have been found, a UN war crimes prosecutor says. They were discovered in a grave in Congo-Brazzaville. DNA tests confirmed his identity and that he had been dead for 20 years. He was defence minister when about 800,000 people were killed in 100 days. Bizimana was indicted in 1998 by a UN tribunal on 13 charges, including genocide, murder, rape and torture. The announcement of his death follows the arrest in Paris last weekend of Félicien Kabuga, who is accused of being the major financier ... more
  • 3 days Playback: Newsfile discusses spike in Covid-19 recoveries, ghost payment of ¢564.2m MyJoyOnline -World
    Newsfile on Saturday morning discussed the spike in Covid-19 recoveries which have made headlines during the week. Host Samson Lardy Anyenini and his panellists also discussed the Auditor General questioning the payment of ¢564.2 million of the taxpayers’ money to ‘ghost’ workers in the civil service. The post Playback: Newsfile discusses spike in Covid-19 recoveries, ghost payment of ¢564.2m appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 3 days Stigmatisation: Consequential issues and the way forward – Part III MyJoyOnline -World
    Reducing stigma: Multifaceted approach – Communication One of the important steps in the fight against stigmatisation is communication targeting both the stigmatizers and the stigmatised. The communication targeting the stigmatizers should aim at creating awareness, sensitizing and educating the public on the real issues in terms of the causes of Covid-19 and for that matter, any other condition that triggers stigma. The education must be carried out through multiple medium such as radio, television, the various social media platforms, newspapers, billboards, flyers, mobile information van and drama. In addition, the information must be succinct, factual and in the different major ... more
  • 3 days Surviving Covid-19: How Dr Joan Woode overcame stigma on her road to recovery MyJoyOnline -World
    A doctor at the Neonatal Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital who became infected with Covid-19 has bemoaned the stigma she suffered at the hands of some health workers in another department. Speaking exclusively to Adom News, Dr Joan Woode said fear gripped her especially when uncertainty crept in about what could happen to her in the days that followed her test. Dr Woode said she woke up one morning in March and noticed she has lost her sense of smell. She was not alarmed at first but became quite concerned when the following day, she could not ... more
  • 3 days Ghana records 131 new cases to bring Covid-19 case count to 6,617 with 1,978 recoveries MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana’s number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 6,617, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. This represents and increase of 131 new cases from the last update. Out of the 131 new cases, 81 infections were from the Greater Accra Region. Ashanti Region recorded 22 new cases, 10 new cases in the Central region, 13 new cases in the Western Region, 4 new cases in Western North, 1 in the Volta Region. Greater Accra remains the region with the highest case count of 4699. The Service’s website also indicated that 27 patients individuals have also recoveries bring ... more
  • 3 days Diamond Cement Group donates 5,000 bags to assist construction of Ga East Municipal Hospital MyJoyOnline -World
    President Akufo-Addo set up the “National Covid-19 Trust Fund” to mobilise resources towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Corporate Institutions and individuals have since then donated to the Fund to support the fight. Among such companies that has supported the fund and continue to do so is the Diamond Cement Group who has just fulfilled a 250 tonnes (5,000 bags) cement donation pledge to the fund to aid the construction of the Ga East Municipal Hospital. The Group had earlier presented a cash cheque of GH₵100,000 to the Covid-19 National Trust Fund to support government’s effort in curbing the spread ... more
  • 3 days EC to update Parliament on preparations towards Election 2020 next week MyJoyOnline -World
    The Electoral Commission (EC) would next week provide an update to Parliament on its preparations towards the conduct of Ghana’s 2020 general elections, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said. He was, however, not firm on the exact day as he was still in consultations with the Commission and has asked the Chairman of the Special Budget Committee to do further checks. The Majority Leader made the announcement on the floor of the House in Osu, in response to concerns raised by Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader and MP for Tamale South, and Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, MP ... more
  • 3 days EC to update Parliament on preparations towards Election 2020 next week MyJoyOnline -World
    The Electoral Commission (EC) would next week provide an update to Parliament on its preparations towards the conduct of Ghana’s 2020 general elections, Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said. He was, however, not firm on the exact day as he was still in consultations with the Commission and has asked the Chairman of the Special Budget Committee to do further checks. The Majority Leader made the announcement on the floor of the House in Osu, in response to concerns raised by Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader and MP for Tamale South, and Mr Governs Kwame Agbodza, MP ... more
  • 3 days CSO Platform On SDGs Ghana-Sub-Platform SDG 15 Marks International Day For Biological Diversity ModernGhana -Africa
    Today, 22nd May 2020, marks another globally important day for the reflection, appreciation and action towards securing our natural world and the diversity of plants and animals that thrive in it and are crucial for the survival of every person living on this earth. This year rsquo;s theme lsquo;Our Solutions are in Nature rsquo; is captured to reflect the fact that biodiversity still remains the answer to many of the sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nat ... more
  • 3 days CSO Platform On SDGs Ghana-Sub-Platform SDG 15 Marks International Day For Biological Diversity ModernGhana -World
    Today, 22nd May 2020, marks another globally important day for the reflection, appreciation and action towards securing our natural world and the diversity of plants and animals that thrive in it and are crucial for the survival of every person living on this earth. This year rsquo;s theme lsquo;Our Solutions are in Nature rsquo; is captured to reflect the fact that biodiversity still remains the answer to many of the sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nat ... more
  • 3 days BoG introduces online payment service for the Collateral Registry System MyJoyOnline -World
    The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has introduced an online payment service for the Collateral Registry web-based system. The move according to the BoG is to address the inconveniences associated with the existing pre-paid mode of payment. In a statement, the central bank said: “This online payment service affords clients of the Collateral Registry the option to pay for the services rendered by either Mobile Money (MTN MoMo, Vodafone Cash and AirtelTigo Money) or Visa/MasterCard.” Under the statutory Mandate of the Borrowers and Lenders Act 2008 (Act) 773, the Bank of Ghana operationalized the establishment of the Ghana Collateral Registry on ... more
  • 3 days Western North NPP Regional Chairman Visits RCC Construction Site ModernGhana -Africa
    The project, which is under the watch of Ing. Chin Pok, a Chinese State Hualong Construction Ghana Limited and under the auspices of the Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development is expected to be completed in a couple of months. Speaking to the GNA after the tour, Mr Assuah said the visit was to ascertain and monitor the various stages of ongoing projects within the Region. Some of the ongoing projects visited were the Regional Office for the Electricity Company of ... more
  • 3 days Western North NPP Regional Chairman Visits RCC Construction Site ModernGhana -World
    The project, which is under the watch of Ing. Chin Pok, a Chinese State Hualong Construction Ghana Limited and under the auspices of the Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development is expected to be completed in a couple of months. Speaking to the GNA after the tour, Mr Assuah said the visit was to ascertain and monitor the various stages of ongoing projects within the Region. Some of the ongoing projects visited were the Regional Office for the Electricity Company of ... more
  • 3 days Central Region: Two Grabbed For Stealing GWCL Valve ModernGhana -Africa
    Two persons are in the grips of the Awutu Ofaakor Police Command for allegedly stealing chamber valve belonging to the Ghana Water Company Limited. The two, Emmanuel Kwaku Abeka, aged 22 and Ramzy Kwasi Opare, aged 27 were charged with conspiracy to steal, causing damage and stealing. Speaking to Citi News, DSP Samuel Shadrack Amfoh, the Awutu Ofaakor District Police Commander indicated that the two individuals were caught in the act stealing the valve at Ota City a suburb of ... more
  • 3 days Central Region: Two Grabbed For Stealing GWCL Valve ModernGhana -World
    Two persons are in the grips of the Awutu Ofaakor Police Command for allegedly stealing chamber valve belonging to the Ghana Water Company Limited. The two, Emmanuel Kwaku Abeka, aged 22 and Ramzy Kwasi Opare, aged 27 were charged with conspiracy to steal, causing damage and stealing. Speaking to Citi News, DSP Samuel Shadrack Amfoh, the Awutu Ofaakor District Police Commander indicated that the two individuals were caught in the act stealing the valve at Ota City a suburb of ... more
  • 3 days Covid-19 stimulus package: Banks to retain 3% of interest on soft loans to SMEs MyJoyOnline -World
    Participating banks and financial institutions in the government’s covid- 19 business alleviation program will be retaining the 3 per cent interest to be paid by beneficiaries, the Executive Director of the National Board for Small Scale Industries, (NBSSI). Speaking to JoyBusiness, Kosi Yankey-Ayeh said the government is giving the funds without interest but has had an agreement with the banks for the three per cent to be charged. She believes that the move will help the beneficiaries to sustain their operations and repay the funds on time. “It is important for us to look at the participating financial institutions based ... more
  • 3 days Fire Destroys Foam Manufacturing Company In Kumasi ModernGhana -Africa
    Firefighters struggle to battle a raging inferno at one of the buildings belonging to Royal Foam Limited at Ayigya, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The fire, which is said to have started at about 5 pm on Friday, gutted one of the buildings where some chemicals are stored. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/5222020100604-8dt2wkivvq-royal-foam-limited2.jpg Firefighters are making frantic efforts to prevent the fire from spreading to other war ... more
  • 3 days Fire Destroys Foam Manufacturing Company In Kumasi ModernGhana -World
    Firefighters struggle to battle a raging inferno at one of the buildings belonging to Royal Foam Limited at Ayigya, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The fire, which is said to have started at about 5 pm on Friday, gutted one of the buildings where some chemicals are stored. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/5222020100604-8dt2wkivvq-royal-foam-limited2.jpg Firefighters are making frantic efforts to prevent the fire from spreading to other war ... more
  • 3 days Spiritual Upliftment In Ramadan Not Down By COVID-19 — Sheikh Quaye ModernGhana -Africa
    Sheikh Quaye said every natural intervention, such as the Covid-19 outbreak, occurred in line with the will of Allah. However, it did not undermine Allah 39;s command to worship, he said, adding that, the method of worship may change, but the essence and rewards would not change. Sheikh Quaye was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, on Friday, in Accra, ahead of the end of the Ramadan fast on Saturday, May 23. Allah says in the Holy Quran that, He has per ... more
  • 3 days Spiritual Upliftment In Ramadan Not Down By COVID-19 — Sheikh Quaye ModernGhana -World
    Sheikh Quaye said every natural intervention, such as the Covid-19 outbreak, occurred in line with the will of Allah. However, it did not undermine Allah 39;s command to worship, he said, adding that, the method of worship may change, but the essence and rewards would not change. Sheikh Quaye was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, on Friday, in Accra, ahead of the end of the Ramadan fast on Saturday, May 23. Allah says in the Holy Quran that, He has per ... more
  • 3 days ¢1 billion stimulus package for SMEs not adequate –PEF CEO MyJoyOnline -World
    The Chief Executive Officer of the Private Enterprise Federation (PEF) Nana Osei Bonsu has described as inadequate the proposed stimulus package for small businesses in the country.  Speaking on PM Express Business Edition, on the topic ‘Supporting Businesses hit by covid- 19: Stimulus Package or Policy Reliefs?’ Nana Osei Bonsu noted that looking at the number of Small and Medium Enterprises in the country that are eligible, the proposed funds would not be enough to support them in any way and to deal with the current challenges that most small enterprises are going through. The government in April this year ... more
  • 3 days Some Tarkwa-Nsuaem Assembly members to sue over MCE confirmation MyJoyOnline -World
     Some elected Assembly members numbering twenty -two in the Tarkwa-Nsaem Municipal Assembly on Friday disclosed their intention to seek legal redress over the confirmation of their Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Benjamin Kessie. Mr Paa Kwasi Ephriam, Assembly member for Kwabedu Electoral Area, told the media at a press briefing that they were prevented from exercising their franchise for the confirmation of the MCE by armed officers and men of the Ghana Police Service. He said in the late hours of May 21, this year, there were rumours in the Municipality that a meeting would be convened in the early hours ... more
  • 3 days LPG from Atuabo not contaminated – Ghana Gas Company MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana National Gas Company Limited has refuted claims that the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) being produced from its Atuabo Gas Plant is too high in propane, contaminated, and of low quality. This follows a statement made by Mr Duncan Amoah, Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC), that the recent products were contaminated and could cause fire. However, in an official statement, signed by Mr Ernest Kofi Owusu-Bempah Bonsu, Head, Corporate Communications of Ghana Gas Company, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Friday, said as a leading producer and marketer of domestic LPG, the ... more
  • 3 days Ghana Gas Debunks COPEC’s Misleading Statement On Quality Of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Supplied By Atuabo ModernGhana -World
    Ghana National Gas Company Ltd have become aware of another misleading and mischievous media aggression by the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers(COPEC) Mr. Duncan Amoah. According to him, COPEC is raising red flags over the quality of Liquefied Petroleum Gas being supplied by the Atuabo Gas Company. Indeed, the gravamen of the claims being made by COPEC is that the recent Product from the Company has been contaminated, a situation they fear could cause explosion if not ... more
  • 3 days Volta Region: More Than 7,000 Residents Benefit From Water Project Amidst Jubilation ModernGhana -World
    More than 7500 people in Sremanu, Tsivakorpe, Kukorme, Zemu, and Adeheta mostly peasant farming communities in the Akatsi South constituency in the Volta Region are all praising THE SKY IS MY LIMIT, an (NGO) for assisting them with a mechanized borehole. The Country Director, Mr. Michael Nyahe reiterated to community members the need to work in unity so these projects could benefit them and the generations to come. Some few months ago, I came and saw the water problems faced by t ... more
  • 3 days Ahafo REGSEC Opens All Weekly Market Centers Under Strict Social Distancing ModernGhana -World
    The Ahafo Regional Security Council, Municipal District Chief Executives (MDCEs) and Council of Ahafo Chiefs assured the general public that, the additional closure of all weekly market centers, closure of everyday market on a weekly day and the directives given to all tricycle operators (PRAGIA) and all the other measures will be reviewed when the additional two weeks expire. Many people have eulogised the Authorities and the entire people of the Ahafo Region for their comportme ... more
  • 3 days ‘COVID-19 Is A Killer!’ ModernGhana -World
    COVID-19 is a killer and its devastation across the world was very scary, Volta Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Edward Oduro Kwarteng, has emphasized. For that reason, he stressed that it was about time Ghanaians came to terms with the reality of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic. DCOP Oduro Kwarteng made the observation during the Volta Region launch of the Ghana Police Service -- Zoomlion Ghana Limited nationwide fumigation and disinfection of polic ... more
  • 3 days Chief Imam to star in virtual biography play on May 24 MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Chief Imam of Ghana, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu will feature in a biography play on his life on Sallah Day on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Written and directed by Globe Productions Latif Abubakari, the play is part of the legend play series that shines the spotlight on the life stories of prominent sons and daughters of Ghana. The Salafest Covid-19 edition highlights the birth, growth and ascendancy to Imamship and the social impact of the National Chief Imam of Ghana. He will play himself. The play also features appearances by  Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, Most Rev Palmer-Buckle and ... more
  • 3 days Freedom Jacob Caesar Visits Chief Imam  ModernGhana -World
    The President of Freedom Movement and the CEO of Kwarleyz Group, Freedom Jacob Caesar popularly known as Nana Kwame Bediako has paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu at his residence in Accra, as a gesture in recognition of the significance of the last ten days of Ramadan. During the last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims around the world seek to observe Laylat Al Qadr (The Night of Power). Muslims also get ready for Eid Al Fitr. ... more
  • 3 days Freedom Jacob Caesar Visits Chief Imam  ModernGhana -Africa
    The President of Freedom Movement and the CEO of Kwarleyz Group, Freedom Jacob Caesar popularly known as Nana Kwame Bediako has paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, His Eminence Sheik Osman Nuhu Sharabutu at his residence in Accra, as a gesture in recognition of the significance of the last ten days of Ramadan. During the last ten days of Ramadan, Muslims around the world seek to observe Laylat Al Qadr (The Night of Power). Muslims also get ready for Eid Al Fitr. ... more
  • 3 days Akufo-Addo Has Absolutely No Control, Influence Or Authority Over The Courts—NPP Group ModernGhana -Africa
    The Members of the New Patriotic Party have replied to a petition by the National Democratic Congress seeking to bar President Akuffo Addo from coming to the Savannah Region over his alleged involvement in the imprisonment of a Gonja chief. According to Frederick Abubakari Tahiru President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has no influence over the judiciary system in the country and that he had no hand in the imprisonment of the Gonja Chief. The NDC sought to twist issues as if it ... more
  • 3 days Governments’ Accountability For Responding To COVID-19, NCDs And Tobacco Epidemics ModernGhana -Africa
    Politics, in many ways, is the ultimate determinant of health, had said Dr. Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, a couple of years back. In lead up to the 2020 World No Tobacco Day, and before the first virtual World Health Assembly began, a high-level virtual meet with several government leaders from Asia and the Pacific region, convened to discuss governments 39; accountability in the context of the global public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and ... more
  • 3 days We Are Delivering On Our Mandate—CODA Regional Boss ModernGhana -Africa
    The Central Regional Director of the Coastal Development Authority (CODA), Mr. Obed Acquah Quansah has maintained that the Authority has not relented on its mandate of spearheading development in the region. He explained that his office through the direction of the Chief Executive Officer of CODA, Mr. Jerry Ahmed is working hard to ensure development in the Central Region through infrastructural provision. Mr. Quansah made this known on the Eagle FM flagship Morning Show programm ... more
  • 3 days Koku Anyidoho reacts to Obinim’s arrest MyJoyOnline -World
    Nearly 48 hours after he was granted a ¢100,000 bail, popular Ghanaian pastor Bishop Daniel Obinim is yet to meet his bail conditions. The Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church was arrested on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Criminal Investigations Department said in a statement. He had been charged with the offences of publication of false news and forging of document. The former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho is the latest to comment on the development. So, Obinim cannot find anyone to bail him? Hmmmm! Judgement Day shall be very interesting— Samuel ... more
  • 3 days Koku Anyidoho surprised over Obinim’s difficulty in meeting bail conditions MyJoyOnline -World
    The former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has been taken aback by the difficulty in Bishop Daniel Obinim’s ability to meet bail conditions ahead of his release. Nearly 48 hours after he was granted a ¢100,000 bail, Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church had not been able to meet the conditions given by an Accra Magistrate Court. Mr Obinim was arrested on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the Criminal Investigations Department said in a statement. He has been charged with the alleged publication of false news and forging of document. But the conspicuously ... more
  • 3 days Bishop Obinim released from police custody MyJoyOnline -World
    Head pastor of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim has been released from the custody of the Ghana Police Service after meeting the bail requirements. The controversial preacher was arrested for the alleged publication of false news and forgery of documents contrary to sections 208 and 159 of the Criminal and other offences Act, (1960) (ACT 29) respectively. Mr Obinim was scheduled to appear in court on June 1 while investigations continue and had been granted bail to the tune of GHC100,000 by an Accra Magistrate Court with three sureties and one person to be justified. But the ... more
  • 3 days Rescue Mission On International Day For Biological Diversity (IDB) ModernGhana -Africa
    The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption o ... more
  • 3 days This week’s Star Snaps: The woman whose 50th birthday photos dropped jaws and other trending Instagram shots MyJoyOnline -World
    This week, celebrities graced their social media pages with stunning photos that got fans and followers talking. Sellasie Ibrahim, on Sunday, May 17, shared a photo of her daughter for the first time. Selassie’s daughter, Maleeha, was celebrating her birthday on the day.
    View this post on Instagram Faithful, faithful,faithful is our God. I can’t be calm ooo it’s my girl’s birthday!!!!! I remember when you were born… how happy I was to look into your sweet face,to ... more
  • 3 days “We have no choice but to live with the virus” – Pastor MyJoyOnline -World
    Pastor of Life International, Ben Eshun has joined calls for Ghanaians to get used to living with the coronavirus. Speaking on Joy FM’s GhanaConnect on Friday, the Pastor indicated that with no cure and vaccine, citizens must now think of ways to return to some semblance of a normal life. “If the virus will go in about two, 10, or 15 years then we do not have a choice, we have to live with it. We cannot commit suicide. “Until it goes away, we have to find the best way to manage ourselves and the system so that we do ... more
  • 3 days Government should have evacuated Ghanaians stranded abroad – Okudzeto Ablakwa MyJoyOnline -World
    Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that government should have evacuated Ghanaians stranded abroad as soon as the coronavirus pandemic started. His comment comes after the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that some 245 Ghananains based in Kuwait will return to the country after they were deported by the government there. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing on Friday announced that government will be bringing back some 245 Ghanaians deported by the Kuwait Government because they entered the country illegally. Although Ghana’s borders have still been closed, the Information Minister ... more
  • 3 days Prof. Jacob Plange-Rhule MyJoyOnline -World
    Mr K.B. Annan, Mr Peter Arther, Mrs Caroline Plange-Rhule, Mrs Catherine Bentsi- Enchill, Mrs Gloria Opoku, Mr J. B. Danquah, Mr Kwame Atta Acheampong and the Rhule family of Elmina, Winneba and Kumasi regret to announce the sudden death of their beloved PROFESSOR JACOB PLANGE- RHULE (Former Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and surgeons) AGE: 63 years old FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: There will be no wake keeping BURIAL: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 BURIAL SERVICE: Transitions Funeral Home, Hatso-Accra TIME:  9am followed by a private burial at Gethsemane Cemetery at East Legon, Accra WIDOW: Dr. Mrs. Gyikua ... more
  • 3 days KashBwoy recruits Joey B for new single ‘Maria’ MyJoyOnline -World
    Musician KashBwoy has joined hands with rapper Joey B to release a new single ‘Maria’. ‘Maria’ tells the story of a beauty queen who only cares about money. With scores of men at her feet and ready to spoil her with lavish gifts, Maria feels swollen-headed and finds it difficult to accept proposals from men. Rapper Joey B does not drop the ball either, he comes through squeaky clean to further enhance the tune. ‘Maria’ has all the goodies and it’s sure to keep music lovers entertained and eager for KashBwoy’s next work. The post KashBwoy recruits Joey B for ... more
  • 3 days Puma Drinks donates to Chief Imam as part of Eid-Ul-Fitr festivities MyJoyOnline -World
    Kasapreko Company Limited has presented 100 packs of Awake Water and 200 packs of its new soft drink, Puma Drinks, to the National Chief Imam, Sheik Nuhu Sharabutu to mark the Eid Ul Fitr festivities. Puma Drinks is the company’s new line of products with a range and significant value-for-money pack (350ml) which will deliver consumption satisfaction to the Ghanaian consumer. Leading the delegation, Mr Chris Addo- Sarkodie, Marketing Manager of the company, said the donation was the company’s way of supporting the Muslim community. “On behalf of Mr Richard Adjei (Managing Director) and management of Kasapreko Company, it ... more
  • 3 days Akufo-Addo swears in Supreme Court Justices Honyenuga and Tanko Amadu MyJoyOnline -World
    President Akufo-Addo has sworn into office two newly appointed Justices of the Supreme Court. Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga and Justice Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu are the first two out of four justices approved by Parliament after they were vetted last week. President Akufo-Addo swore the two justices in during separate ceremonies at the Jubilee House, Friday, May 22, 2020. First swearing in Justice Clemence Jackson Honyenuga, President Akufo-Addo noted that he had met the stringent requirements of Article 128 clause (4) of the Constitution, and has demonstrated the independence of spirit, proven integrity, high moral character, and impartiality of mind ... more
  • 3 days Premier League confident about June restart MyJoyOnline -World
    The Premier League is “as confident as we can be” about England’s top-flight soccer league restarting in June, its chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday. The Premier League has been suspended since March 13 amid the COVID-19 crisis and June 12 has been identified as a possible date to restart. Players returned to training in small groups this week. Among the top European leagues only the Bundesliga has resumed. Richard Masters “We’ve taken the first step,” Masters told BBC Sport. “It’s great for everybody, including the fans, to see our players back on the training ground.” Masters said that ... more
  • 3 days Mory Kanté: African music star dies aged 70 MyJoyOnline -World
    The singer Mory Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, has died in Guinea. Kanté died in hospital on Friday in the capital, Conakry, aged 70, his son Balla Kanté told the AFP news agency. His death was the result of untreated health problems, he said. “He suffered from chronic illnesses and often travelled to France for treatment but that was no longer possible with the coronavirus,” he added. “We saw his condition deteriorate rapidly, but I was still surprised because he’d been through much worse times before.” Born in a famous family ... more
  • 3 days M.Y Caesar presents products to Jubilee House in fight against Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    M.Y Caesar Company Ltd. has presented fifty boxes of Dr Caesar Lina Energy Drink to the Presidency as part of its efforts to fight the scourge of the coronavirus in Ghana.  Presenting the products on behalf of the company, Francis Vorgbe said beverage firms like M.Y Caesar Company are currently investing in immune booster products amid the Coronavirus. “This is the product for our times giving the benefits it presents to the fight against the Coronavirus. As we battle this unseen enemy, it’s important for corporate Ghana to also deepen their contributions to the fight against the virus,” Francis Vorgbe ... more
  • 3 days Fire destroys Royal Foam factory at Asokore Mampong MyJoyOnline -World
    The Royal foam factory at Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti region has been gutted by fire. The fire is said to have started from the production room of the factory and has spread to all parts of the factory. The cause of the fire is not known however, residents have resorted to quenching the fire with bags of water to complement the effort of officers from the Ghana Fire Service. As at the time of filing this report, seven fire tenders had been brought to the scene. The post Fire ... more
  • 3 days Fire destroys Royal Foam factory at Ayigya MyJoyOnline -World
    The Royal foam factory at Ayigya in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti region. The fire is said to have started from the production room of the factory and has spread to all parts of the factory. The cause of the fire is not known however, residents have resorted to quenching the fire with bags of water to complement the effort of officers from the Ghana Fire Service. As at the time of filing this report, seven fire tenders had been brought to the scene. Officers of the Fire Service have managed to douse ... more
  • 3 days Covid-19: Two Cases Hit Golden Star Resources’ Prestea Mine ModernGhana -World
    Gold mining firm Golden Star Resources has reported two positive cases of COVID-19 among employees at its Prestea mine located in the Western Region. In a statement issued on Thursday, May 21, 2020, Goldstar said both employees have had mild symptoms and are being closely monitored. The statement added that in line with the Company 39;s COVID-19 management protocols and those of the Ghana Health Service, contact tracing has been carried out and as a result close to 60 member ... more
  • 3 days Bawumia Cuts Sod For Armed Forces Inner Roads Construction ModernGhana -World
    The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for works to begin on the upgrading of inner roads within all the Garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces across Ghana. The 250 kilometers of asphalt, bituminous surfacing and reconstruction forms part of the ongoing Barracks Re-generation Project, which has seen President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commission among others, a 64-block housing unit at the Duala Barracks of Burma Camp, Armoured Fighting Vehicles and vehicles of all ty ... more
  • 3 days Covid-19: Two Cases Hit Golden Star Resources’ Prestea Mine ModernGhana -Africa
    Gold mining firm Golden Star Resources has reported two positive cases of COVID-19 among employees at its Prestea mine located in the Western Region. In a statement issued on Thursday, May 21, 2020, Goldstar said both employees have had mild symptoms and are being closely monitored. The statement added that in line with the Company 39;s COVID-19 management protocols and those of the Ghana Health Service, contact tracing has been carried out and as a result close to 60 member ... more
  • 3 days Bawumia Cuts Sod For Armed Forces Inner Roads Construction ModernGhana -Africa
    The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for works to begin on the upgrading of inner roads within all the Garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces across Ghana. The 250 kilometers of asphalt, bituminous surfacing and reconstruction forms part of the ongoing Barracks Re-generation Project, which has seen President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commission among others, a 64-block housing unit at the Duala Barracks of Burma Camp, Armoured Fighting Vehicles and vehicles of all ty ... more
  • 3 days Poet, Jewell King-Speaks on why he advocates against domestic abuse MyJoyOnline -World
    Young Ghanaian Poet, Jewell King-Speaks, has shared the story of the traumatic experiences he went through growing up in an abusive home with his father, a pastor, who violently abused their mother and physically assaulted her for trivial reasons. Talking to Emefa Adeti on the Prime Morning show, he intimated that those moments were some of the most difficult times he and his siblings have ever been through. It was even worse for their mother, he added. Jewel on the Prime Morning show “Anytime she did something wrong, she’d suffer the consequences from my father,” he said. “Mostly it ... more
  • 3 days We’re Not Just Building Infrastructure; We’re Building The Nation—Bawumia ModernGhana -World
    Government rsquo;s efforts at building massive, broad-based infrastructure across the country are aimed not just at improving the lives of ordinary citizens but form part of a drive to build a modern, inclusive economy within a fast-growing country, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has indicated. Speaking at a sod-cutting ceremony for works to begin on the upgrading of inner roads within all the Garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces across the country on Friday, 22nd May 20 ... more
  • 3 days We’re Not Just Building Infrastructure; We’re Building The Nation—Bawumia ModernGhana -Africa
    Government rsquo;s efforts at building massive, broad-based infrastructure across the country are aimed not just at improving the lives of ordinary citizens but form part of a drive to build a modern, inclusive economy within a fast-growing country, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has indicated. Speaking at a sod-cutting ceremony for works to begin on the upgrading of inner roads within all the Garrisons of the Ghana Armed Forces across the country on Friday, 22nd May 20 ... more
  • 3 days “Use The Right Boots To Play On Astro Turf” – Sports Kits Expert ModernGhana -World
    The government as part of its policy has been constructing Astro turfs across the country as part of efforts to promote the development of sports in the country. Speaking in an interview with the GNA Sports, Mr. Asare said, he had noted with great concern the use of inappropriate boots by footballers and patrons of the Astro turfs in recent times, following the increasing number of Astro turfs being constructed by the government and other private individuals across the country. ... more
  • 3 days Central Region NPP Women Donate To 3year-Old Esophagealatresia Patient ModernGhana -World
    The 3-year-old girl is suffering from a life threatening Esophageal Atresia. The toddler, who hails from Assin-Akrofuom in the Assin South District of the Central Region, is expected to undergo surgery next week at the Paediatric Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Esophageal Atresia is a birth defect whereby part of a baby 39;s esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) is not properly developed. At a brief ceremony to present the cash on behalf of t ... more
  • 3 days “Use The Right Boots To Play On Astro Turf” – Sports Kits Expert ModernGhana -Africa
    The government as part of its policy has been constructing Astro turfs across the country as part of efforts to promote the development of sports in the country. Speaking in an interview with the GNA Sports, Mr. Asare said, he had noted with great concern the use of inappropriate boots by footballers and patrons of the Astro turfs in recent times, following the increasing number of Astro turfs being constructed by the government and other private individuals across the country. ... more
  • 3 days Central Region NPP Women Donate To 3year-Old Esophagealatresia Patient ModernGhana -Africa
    The 3-year-old girl is suffering from a life threatening Esophageal Atresia. The toddler, who hails from Assin-Akrofuom in the Assin South District of the Central Region, is expected to undergo surgery next week at the Paediatric Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Esophageal Atresia is a birth defect whereby part of a baby 39;s esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) is not properly developed. At a brief ceremony to present the cash on behalf of t ... more
  • 3 days I want to be President so I can control the country – Kofi Mole MyJoyOnline -World
    Rapper and singer Kofi Mole has hinted on his desire to one day lead the country as President. He made this revelation when he appeared on SHOWBIZ NOW, an entertainment talk show on JOY PRIME. The artiste who appeared on the Friday Celebrity Truth or Dare segment told host, KMJ that apart from music, he would love to be a president someday. Kofi Mole thinks it will be fun to be a President because aside ruling the country, he will get to also have fun trips to various parts of the world. He relishes the pleasure of having to be ... more
  • 3 days Diamond Cement donates 250 tonnes of cement towards construction of infectious disease treatment centre MyJoyOnline -World
    The Diamond Cement Group has donated 250 tonnes of cement towards the construction of the 100-bed infectious disease isolation and treatment facility at the Ga East Hospital in Accra. Making the donation at the project site, Mukesh Kumar Manubhai Patel, Chairman of Diamond Cement Group said the gesture was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. He was hopeful it will go a long way in building up Ghana’s defences against the Covid-19 pandemic. “On behalf of the Group and as part of our CSR, we are very pleased to donate 250 tonnes of cement for this ... more
  • 3 days Covid-19 won’t stop us from delivering our promise on roads – Dr Bawumia MyJoyOnline -World
    Government has assured citizens that the Covid-19 pandemic will not truncate its pledge to undertake massive road projects across the country. A good number of Ghanaians were full of hope and expectation when the administration declared 2020 a year of roads. But months after that declaration, and following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, very little has been seen in road construction; leaving many to lament about poor state of roads in their communities. Addressing members of the Ghana Armed Forces at Burma Camp Friday, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia reiterated that that government still stands by its statement ... more
  • 3 days Chief Imam to lead virtual Eid-ul-fitr on Sunday MyJoyOnline -World
    National Chief Imam Sheik Usman Nuhu Sharubutu will for the first time hold a virtual Eid-ul-fitr due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event which will take place at Ghana Broadcasting Corporation House on Sunday at 9:00 am will have President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as well as some Muslim leaders in attendance. The virtual Eid-ul-fitr celebration has become necessary following the Covid-19 preventive restrictions on social gathering. The Chief Imam is, therefore, advising all Muslims across the country to celebrate the day with their families at home by following him on the state broadcaster. The President ... more
  • 3 days Chelsea allow Kante to miss training amid coronavirus fears MyJoyOnline -World
    Chelsea will allow N’Golo Kante to stay away from training because of coronavirus fears – even if it means missing the rest of the season. The French midfielder, 29, returned to limited training on Tuesday at the club’s Cobham base. But he has since decided to train at home, a move supported by Chelsea. Kante caused concern among team-mates in 2018 when he fainted after a training session; his brother died of a heart attack the same year. According to the Office for National Statistics, black men and women are nearly twice as likely die from coronavirus than white people ... more
  • 3 days NaCCA approves second batch of textbooks from kindergarten to basic schools MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) has published the second batch of the official list of textbooks recommended for the kindergarten to basic Schools. A total of 96 publications covering a number of subject areas were approved in the second batch by the Council, acting on behalf of the Education Ministry. This brings to 283, the total number of books approved by the Council, giving publishers the green light to publish in large quantities for the market. These textbooks have gone through series of reviews between NaCCA and the Publishers to ensure they conform to the expectations of ... more
  • 3 days Rapper Kofi Jamar Transforms Rhythms Under Thousand Hours with new EP MyJoyOnline -World
    Rapper Kofi Jamar has finally released his debut body of work. This comes after dropping hits such as Roll On, “Asouden” ft Medikal and ‘In the City’ featuring Nigeria’s Ice Prince and Sound City MVP Awards winner for best rapper Khaligraph Jones. Born Derek Osei Kuffour Prempeh, Kofi Jamar’s, debut tape titled ‘The Truth EP’ was released on May 22, 2020, on all music stores worldwide. The six songs project sees the GadOne Records signee blending different genres in less than a thousand hours. Kofi Jamar who shot to fame after winning a rap competition in Kumasi a ... more
  • 3 days Kennedy Agyapong offers to bail Obinim MyJoyOnline -World
    Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has offered to assist embattled man of God, Bishop Daniel Obinim meet his bail conditions. The founder and leader of International Godsway Church is still in custody after allegedly failing to meet a ₵100,000 plus three sureties bail condition. He has been charged with the offence of publication of false news and forgery of documents contrary to sections 208 and 159 respectively of the Criminal and other offences Act, (1960; Act 29). Bishop Obinim’s arrest follows a crusade launched by the outspoken legislator to expose what he describes as charlatans in cassock. However, ... more
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