• 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
  • 3 days Domestic airlines to receive waivers on rent, landing charges MyJoyOnline -World
    The Aviation Ministry has drawn out a relief plan for the domestic aviation sector including waiving rent charges at the airports.  Already, domestic airlines are flying at half capacity as they comply with Social Distancing measures.  Speaking at the sides of a press encounter, the Sector Minister, Joseph Adda said this new relief package will be added to the tourism relief programme yet to be launched. “We are waiving the landing charges. We are working on other reliefs as well. If you go to the airport now, those concessioners who rent space and put out their wares and sell to ... more
  • 3 days Covid-19 or not the economy must be restructured MyJoyOnline -World
    Restructuring the economy is crucial. Many sectors of the economy need support, their advocates make compelling arguments, but all sectors cannot be prioritized. Where do we allocate limited resources? What guides prioritization?  Do we invest in areas that can provide the most impact for the largest number of people with the lowest income?  Do we focus on massive job and wealth creation?  Do we focus on a strategic economic sector, which can generate jobs immediately and into the medium term?  Invest in agriculture, housing and health. Agriculture is the second largest source of livelihoods; it is a high impact sector.  Supporting ... more
  • 3 days Baaba Bonuedie: Hair relaxing and why African women need to rethink MyJoyOnline -World
    The introduction of hair straightening to African women through colonization have become a way of life currently backed by various personal defensive explanations from different perspectives from women who pride in it. In Ghana, ‘Relaxing’ is the term used for the process of chemically altering the hair while the straightened hair is known as a ‘relaxed hair’. Hair relaxing is also known as ‘perming’ and hair relaxers are usually called ‘perming creams’. According to Lester (2000), the origin of hair straightening has its root from slave women who admired the easier-to-comb nature of their slave master’s children’ hair due ... more
  • 3 days NGO wants effective engagement with stakeholders on conservation of Atewa Forest MyJoyOnline -World
    Rescue Mission International, a youth-led advocacy NGO, has called on government to actively engage stakeholders including indigenous communities, the youth and environmental NGOs, in the effective management and conservation of the Atewa Forest. It said the Atewa Forest is the home for many vulnerable and endangered species, which needed to be protected to ensure sustainable livelihoods for both the current and future generations. The youth-led organizations made the call in a press statement to commemorate the celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB). The statement was issued and signed by Ibrahim Tuzee Abdul-Raheem, Co-Founder, Rescue Mission International and ... more
  • 3 days Ex-Ghanaian female tennis professional impacting the next generation MyJoyOnline -World
    Former Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) player Naa Shika Adu is the founder of Ace Tennis Academy. She started the academy in 2017 and has never looked back since. The academy focuses on training kids professionally and helping adults stay fit or lose weight. Currently, the academy trains 15 permanent children and 10 adults at the Dean’s Guest House, Korle Bu. Despite the outbreak of Covid-19, members of academy have resumed training in strict conditions as they train in smaller groups with social distancing being observed. Annually, the Ace Tennis Academy organizes free tennis clinics for orphanages and selected ... more
  • 3 days Severing ties with your parents will disconnect you from God – Dzifa Gomashie MyJoyOnline -World
    A former Deputy Tourism Minister in the spirit of the just ended Mother’s Day celebration, has admonished people not to sever ties with their mothers. Abla Dzifa Gomashie said even when there may be a lack of friendship between any individual and his or her parent, they should be close in a way. The queen mother in the Aflao Traditional Area said even though some mothers may be difficult or estranged, it is imperative that their positions as parents be recognised and respect accorded them duly. She told Edem Knight-Tay on Joy FM’s Home Affairs, the actress also called Mama ... more
  • 3 days Mahama supports Muslim community ahead of Eid MyJoyOnline -World
    The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has presented food items to the Muslim community, ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration this weekend. In what has been a routine, even before he became a Member of Parliament in 1996, Mr. Mahama asked the National Zongo Caucus Coordinator of the NDC, Alhaji Mohammed Coolie Younger, to distribute the items to the various Muslim groupings. The beneficiaries include the office of the National Chief Imam, Al-Sunna, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, the Shia, Council of Muslims Organisations and other underprivileged Muslims. The items presented were made up of 600 bags of rice, ... more
  • 3 days African science steps up to Covid-19 challenge MyJoyOnline -World
    As the coronavirus spreads across Africa, launching a pandemic that the World Health Organization (WHO) warns could “smolder” for years, the continent’s institutions and scientists are stepping up their efforts to keep the disease under control. Low-cost ventilators, Covid-19 test kits, 3D-printed personal protective equipment and artificial intelligence platforms are just some of the innovative tools that African scientists have developed as they call for a coordinated strategy to address a health care crisis that could cause 190,000 deaths on the continent. Promising projects across Africa In Senegal, biomedical research organization Pasteur Institute has collaborated with a British firm to develop $1 Covid-19 home diagnostic test kits that can ... more
  • 4 days Don’t wait for a beef before you support artistes – Eno Barony MyJoyOnline -World
    Rapper Eno Barony is calling on all music lovers and fans to keep supporting the works of artistes in the country. Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, she said it is unhealthy to see people throw support behind artistes only when there is a feud or controversy. She told Mercury Quaye, host of the show, that it is okay if fans want to pick sides when there are beefs but on the international front, it is all about selling Ghana to the world. “Myself and all the females we’re all doing a good job so it won’t take much ... more
  • 4 days Johnson & Johnson to sell baby powder in UK despite stopping US sales MyJoyOnline -World
    Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson says it will continue to sell its talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in the UK and the rest of the world, despite stopping sales in the US and Canada. It said North American sales had shrunk partly because of a “constant barrage” of advertising by lawyers seeking clients to claim against the company. J&J has been at the centre of claims for years that its talc causes cancer. It has always strenuously defended the product’s safety. Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out billions of dollars in compensation, but has so far always successfully appealed ... more
  • 4 days Watch Kwesi Arthur shine with spirited Billboard Live At Home performance MyJoyOnline -World
    As part of Billboard‘s Platoon Africa Artist Showcase, rapper Kwesi Arthur kicked things off Thursday afternoon (May 21) with a fun and vibrant Live-At Home performance from the Ground Up Chale Studios in Ghana.  Sporting an I Heart NY hoodie, Arthur’s opening included rousing showings of his popular songs “Kill My Spirit” and “Back on the Wall.” His energy never waned, especially on the former, which serves as a motivational tune for those seeking escape. As Kwesi Arthur neared the finish line of his Billboard Live at Home performance, he loosened up the vibe with the breezy anthem “Chill” from ... more
  • 4 days Unilever donates to several organisations to aid them in Covid-19 fight MyJoyOnline -World
    Unilever Ghana has embarked on a donation programme to offer assortments of its products to institutions and organisations as a symbol of solidarity in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has so far donated to the Ledzokuku Constituency, Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Tema Traditional Council, Osu Children’s Home, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO)- Adenta District, Methodist Church- Achimota, The Ark Foundation and Mirio-Gh Foundation. The other institutions are the Children and Teens in Worship Foundation, Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Ghana Prisons Service, The Apostolic Church -Ashiaman, Tema Manhean Polyclinic, Christ Church of Faith and the Assemblies of God ... more
  • 4 days Remember Brexit? Why Britain could really struggle to dig itself out of recession MyJoyOnline -World
    As nations around the world attempt to dig their way out of a cataclysmic global recession, Britain is in a particularly tight spot of its own making.The country is in the middle of an economic disaster and a health crisis. The Bank of England has predicted that the United Kingdom is heading for its worst economic crash in more than 300 years, while its death toll from Covid-19 is the highest in Europe. Yet the United Kingdom is also racing toward a self-imposed deadline to construct a post-Brexit trade agreement with the European Union, its single biggest market ... more
  • 4 days Work begins on neglected Anlo-Afiadenyigba-Havedzi road MyJoyOnline -World
    Construction work has resumed on the 26-kilometre Anlo-Afiadenyigba-Havedzi road in the Keta Municipality of the Volta region, after several years of neglect. Residents say the project is long overdue since they have constantly struggled to use the poor road network. Municipal Chief Executive for Keta, Godwin Edudzi Yao Effah said the project which is to be completed in some months, will improve the economic activities in the municipality and also help prevent accidents. “We are glad to have the contractor back to site and we hope that work will complete close of the year to give relief to ... more
  • 4 days Conduct Mass Testing Of Students, Staff Before Reopening Of Schools — CHASS ModernGhana -Africa
    The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) is proposing mass COVID-19 testing of students, teaching and non-teaching staff of Senior High Schools (SHSs) before reopening. The Conference says with such an exercise, students with the virus can easily be identified and isolated to prevent them from spreading it to other students. It added that given that most SHSs are confronted with challenges of crowding, innovative options can be explored to maintain the saf ... more
  • 4 days Obinim Family Accuses Police Over Bail ModernGhana -Africa
    Some relatives of pastor Daniel Obinim, founder of the International God 39;s Way Church (IGWC), are complaining bitterly that the Police Administration is making it difficult for them to get bail for the pastor. Obinim was granted bail by a Magistrate Court in Accra on Tuesday in the sum of GH cent;100,000 with three sureties, one to be justified. The maverick pastor, who claims to be an angel of God and has been frequenting heaven, is still being detained because he has not ... more
  • 4 days ECG Confirms Receiving Ghc2 billion From Govt To Defray Debt ModernGhana -Africa
    The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has clarified that government had ldquo;averagely paid GHC2 billion directly to its suppliers (i.e VRA, IPPs and GRIDCo) to defray GoG 39;s indebtedness to ECG. rdquo; The ECG rsquo;s clarification follows the Minority rsquo;s dismissal of government rsquo;s claim that it had settled arrears owed the ECG. The Minister of Energy, Peter Amewu had said the government had paid GHS2 billion annually to cover its bills. At a press briefin ... more
  • 4 days 7 Storms Hit Volta Region In First Quarter Of 2020 ModernGhana -Africa
    The Volta Region has recorded seven wind and rain storms in the first quarter of this year 2020. Mr Divine Bosson, Volta Regional Director, National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), said the storms affected seven communities in five Municipal and Districts. He said a total of 139 houses were affected by the storms, and 456 people, made up of 122 male adults, 122 female adults, 103 boys and 109 girls involved. Mr Bosson said three female adults out of the 456 affec ... more
  • 4 days COVID-19: Nigeria To Begin Anti-malarial Drug Trials ModernGhana -Africa
    The Nigerian authorities say trials are due to begin to see whether an anti-malarial drug is effective against the novel coronavirus. The commissioner for health in Lagos state said healthcare workers as well as people in close contact with someone with the virus would be either given chloroquine or a placebo. A second trial is to be launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials say results should be known within two months. US President D ... more
  • 4 days Multichoice Nigeria announces BBNaija season 5 MyJoyOnline -World
    Following the success of the fourth season of the biggest and most viewed event on African television, Big Brother Naija, MultiChoice has announced that the fifth season of the show will premiere in July 2020. For its fifth season, the BBNaija show will run an online audition process which started Wednesday, May 20 and end on Saturday, May 30. Potential contestants are expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to be a Housemate in season 5 of Big Brother Naija. Following this, they are to log on to www.africamagic.tv/BBAudition to fill ... more
  • 4 days Taxi driver dies after ‘fare dodger’ spat at him MyJoyOnline -World
    A taxi driver died with coronavirus after being spat at by a fare-dodger who claimed to have the disease, a family friend has said. New grandfather Trevor Belle told friend Damian Briggs, that he had been spat at by the passenger who owed him just £9. The passenger reportedly told 61-year-old Trevor: “I’ve got the coronavirus and now you’ve got it too.” Coronavirus: Taxi driver grandad dies after ‘£9 fare-dodger spat at him’ After the incident in Stratford on March 22, Trevor began to feel unwell with symptoms of coronavirus, he died in the Royal London Hospital on April 18, ... more
  • 4 days Nigeria discusses reopening of schools MyJoyOnline -World
    The federal government has disclosed that schools nationwide will soon be opened without giving any particular date when the reopening of schools will take place. The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made the disclosure on Thursday, May 21, during the briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19, Tribune reports. He, however, said that the reopening of schools will not be done in two weeks as being speculated in some quarters. The minister stated that the schools would be reopened when the safety of the school children could be guaranteed. He noted that the government was being careful ... more
  • 4 days J.K. Rowling stupefies fans by revealing the truth around the origins of ‘Harry Potter’ MyJoyOnline -World
    For years, fans of the beloved “Harry Potter” franchise have flocked to Edinburgh, Scotland, to visit the sites where author J.K. Rowling had reportedly started writing the series. But now, Rowling has revealed Edinburgh is actually not where the writing of the boy who lived began. “I was renting a room in a flat over what was then a sports shop,” Rowling said on Twitter, with an image of where she resided at the time of writing the first book. “The first bricks of Hogwarts were laid in a flat in Clapham Junction.” And fans were — to borrow from ... more
  • 4 days Asamoah Gyan responds to Herve Renard’s ‘lazy player’ tag MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana legend Asamoah Gyan has explained he prefers to put in the hard work on the pitch as he responded to claims of being lazy in training. Two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner Herve Renard recently labelled the striker a ‘lazy player’, particularly during practice sessions, which is the reason why the 34-year-old has failed to reach his full potential. Gyan, however, thinks differently. “I am not lazy,” the frontman, last on the books of Indian Super League side NorthEast United, said as reported by footy-Ghana. “I put in 70 per cent hard work and practise the basics needed at training. And, then, I give everything I have ... more
  • 4 days Financial Fair Play should be reformed – Wenger MyJoyOnline -World
    Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Financial Fair Play (FFP) should be reformed. Speaking exclusively to L’Équipe, the now Head of Football Development at FIFA, questioned whether the regulations concerned with FFP are fit for purpose, and should be adapted to allow greater opportunities for outside investment. He said: “I am in favour of measures that reinforce checks around club management, over measures that restrict and limit. The crux of the 70-year-old’s argument is that the current system favours established clubs that grew before FFP was brought in. He explains: “We should value quality management and encourage it. And ... more
  • 4 days Chiellini admires Suarez for biting him at World Cup MyJoyOnline -World
    Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini admires Uruguay forward Luis Suarez for biting him during a heated match at the 2014 World Cup, he said in his autobiography. Suarez, who escaped punishment during the game, was later banned for four months plus nine internationals — but Chiellini said he bore no grudge towards him. “Malice is part of football, I wouldn’t call it illegitimate. To get past a rival you have to be smart,” the Juventus captain said in the book “Io, Giorgio”. “I admire his cunning,” he added. “If he lost it, he’d become an ordinary forward.” Chiellini said nothing strange ... more
  • 4 days The Google Doodle celebrates Zimbabwe’s thumb piano MyJoyOnline -World
    Google is celebrating Zimbabwe’s culture with a Google Doodle game that lets you play the country’s national instrument the mbira, which is also known as a thumb piano The interactive doodle is divided into four chapters and follows a girl as she learns about the mbira, after she first hears it being played by a man under a tree. The doodle explains that the mbira is an ancient instrument of Zimbabwe’s Shona people. The girl then sees a mbira being made – it has between 22 and 28 metal keys with bottle tops, shells or beads on the soundboard that vibrate ... more
  • 4 days Danish club opens first-ever ‘virtual grandstand’ for fans amid pandemic MyJoyOnline -World
    Fans may not be allowed to support their club at stadiums when Denmark’s Superliga season resumes amid the COVID-19 pandemic but AGF Aarhus will allow them to be present at Ceres Park to cheer their team on, albeit virtually. Third-placed Aarhus play Randers in the first match on the league’s return on May 28 and the club will allow fans to be present via the video conferencing tool Zoom, with their feed displayed on several screens that face the pitch. Fans can apply for free ‘tickets’ and will be allowed to pick a virtual grandstand, with 22 different sections to ... more
  • 4 days Livestream: Nyaho Medical Centre doctor discusses ‘Covid-19 and your family’ MyJoyOnline -World
    Nyaho Medical Centre’s Dr Daniel Darko will on Friday morning discuss ‘Covid-19 and Your family’ to educate the general public. The Centre has been organising such Facebook Live sessions to demystify some topics as a way to enable its clients and the general public get a better understanding of some medical issues. The post Livestream: Nyaho Medical Centre doctor discusses ‘Covid-19 and your family’ appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 4 days Atlanta employee arrested for allegedly lying about Covid-19, FBI says MyJoyOnline -World
    A Georgia man was arrested by the FBI for defrauding the Atlanta-based company he worked for by allegedly lying about having the coronavirus, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia said in a press release Thursday. Santwon Antonio Davis, 34, allegedly faked a coronavirus doctor’s note, prompting his employer, an unidentified Fortune 500 company, to close the business for sanitizing. “The defendant caused unnecessary economic loss to his employer and distress to his coworkers and their families,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said in a statement. “We will take quick action through the Georgia COVID-19 Task Force to put a stop ... more
  • 4 days Covid-19: Lagos to begin anti-malarial drug trials MyJoyOnline -World
    The Nigerian authorities say trials are due to begin to see whether an anti-malarial drug is effective against coronavirus. The commissioner for health in Lagos state said healthcare workers as well as people in close contact with someone with the virus would be either given chloroquine or a placebo. A second trial is to be launched in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO). Officials say results should be known within two months. US President Donald Trump caused controversy earlier this week when he told reporters he had been taking another anti-malarial drug – hydroxychloroquine – despite warnings it might ... more
  • 4 days Facebook defends actions on virus misinformation MyJoyOnline -World
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has told the BBC that it had and would remove any content likely to result in “immediate and imminent harm” to users. “Even if something isn’t going to lead to imminent physical harm, we don’t want misinformation to be the content that is going viral,” he said. It removed Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s claim that scientists had “proved” there was a coronavirus cure. This was removed because it was “obviously” not true, he said. He also said that Facebook had removed content from groups claiming that the rollout of the 5G digital network was a cause ... more
  • 4 days ‘I’ve not yet signed Renault loan’ – French Finance Minister MyJoyOnline -World
    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said he has not signed off on a 5 billion euro ($5.47 billion) state-guaranteed loan to help Renault (RENA.PA) cope with the fallout from the coronavirus, and that discussions continued. Le Maire told newspaper Le Figaro that the government was seeking commitments from carmakers in three areas in return for help: electric vehicles; the fair treatment of sub-contractors; and that they base hi-tech activities in France. “Renault is fighting for its survival,” Le Maire said in the interview published late on Thursday. “I haven’t yet signed the loan.” Sources told Reuters on Monday that ... more
  • 4 days WHO Showcases Leading African Innovations In COVID-19 Response ModernGhana -World
    Brazzaville, 21 May 2020 ndash; A community of African innovators is stepping up support to the continent rsquo;s fight against COVID-19 pandemic, collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop solutions to help contain the spread of the virus. On 20 May 2020, WHO in the African Region hosted the first in a series of virtual sessions for innovators across the region to showcase home-grown creative solutions aimed at addressing critical gaps in the response to C ... more
  • 4 days 70% of Dubai companies expect to go out of business within six months – Survey MyJoyOnline -World
    A staggering 70% of businesses in Dubai expect to close their doors within the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic and global lockdowns ravage demand, a survey by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce revealed Thursday. The Chamber surveyed 1,228 CEOs across a range of sectors between April 16 and April 22, during the emirate’s strictest lockdown period. Nearly three-quarters of those surveyed were small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Of the respondents, more than two-thirds saw a moderate-to-high risk of going out of business in the coming six months: 27% said they expected to lose their businesses within ... more
  • 4 days 245 Ghanaians in Kuwait to be deported on May 23 MyJoyOnline -World
    Some 245 Ghanaians living in Kuwait illegally will be deported to Ghana on Saturday, May 23, the government has announced. The deportees will arrive via a special chattered flight at the cost of the Kuwaiti government. As Ghana’s borders remain closed to prevent importation of the novel coronavirus, “the government of Ghana has…granted a special permit for the admission of the said deportees to Ghana,” Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said at a press conference Friday. Addressing the media at the press centre of the Ministry, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said all the deportees will be mandatorily quarantined and tested for ... more
  • 4 days I was pushed to sing a ‘rival’s song – Patience Nyarko on why she walked out of ‘Joe Mettle’ interview MyJoyOnline -World
    Gospel singer, Patience Nyarko has revealed why she walked out of an interview when ‘rival’ Joe Mettle’s name came up. She said the questions were one-sided and the JoyNews interviewer was “provoking her”. “Why would you push an artiste to sing a competitor’s song. She also asked what category Bo Noo Ni belongs to,” Patience Nyarko said. The gospel artiste went viral after she walked out of an interview with Joy News’ Becky when she was asked to sing Joe Mettle’s song, ‘Bo Noo Ni’. Patience Nyarko revealed she tolerated all the questions until she felt a walk-out is the only solution to ... more
  • 4 days NADMO Director fired as presidency reacts to his allegations against Alimah Mahama MyJoyOnline -World
    The suspended parliamentary aspirant of the New Patriotic Party in the Nalerigu/Gambaga constituency, who accused the incumbent MP of election fraud, has been removed from office. Peter Wuni Baaga was the Deputy Director General of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) by the presidency until his accusation of Alima Mahama. “Yes, I got my letter around 3 pm,” he confirmed his removal from office to JoyNews on Thursday. A senior member of his campaign team also confirming the development said, “the presidency has waded into an open fight between Hajia Alimah and Mr Wuni Baaga. She has succeeded ... more
  • 4 days Intervention by government appreciated – ECG says after ‘debt payment’ MyJoyOnline -World
    The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has clarified its position on the assertion by the Energy Ministry that debts owed the company by the government had been paid. This follows opposition by some members of the Minority contesting the veracity of the claim. The Energy Minister, Peter Amewu May 20, revealed that the government, at the end of 2019, paid all of its bills to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), leaving a credit of ¢500,000. The company, in a statement released Thursday, May 21, 2020, said explained that government “averagely paid GHC2 billion directly to ECG’s suppliers (i.e VRA, ... more
  • 4 days Playback: Government’s update on admission of some category of Ghanaians into the country MyJoyOnline -World
    Government of Ghana today updated the nation on the admission of some category of Ghanaians into the country. Currently, Ghana has confirmed 6,486 cases with 1,951 recoveries and 31 deaths. The post Playback: Government’s update on admission of some category of Ghanaians into the country appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 4 days CHRAJ dismisses ASEPA’s ‘declaration of assets’ petition against Chief Justice MyJoyOnline -World
    A petition filed by Executive Director of the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), against the Chief Justice (CJ) on the declaration of assets and liabilities has been dismissed by the Commission for Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). Mensah Thompson believes Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah since his assumption of the role as an Appeals court judge in 2008 and a judge of the Supreme Court left his assets undeclared contrary to the dictates of the Constitution. Following preliminary investigations, CHRAJ found “as a fact that the respondent has complied with Article 286 of the constitution by declaring ... more
  • 4 days Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Amidu Chinnia Issahaku attacked MyJoyOnline -World
    Deputy Upper West Regional Minister Amidu Chinnia Issahaku has been attacked and wounded at Waale-Sombo in Wa. According to the Police, the incident occurred around 8 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 when the Minister was taking a stroll near his house. “The two guys were on a motorbike. They wounded him on the right arm,” said Public Relations Officer for the Upper West Regional Police, Command Insp. Gideon Boateng. He explained that the timely intervention of some police officers on patrol duty in the area came to the rescue of Mr Issahaku. The police also revealed that investigations have commenced ... more
  • 4 days Today’s front pages: Friday, May 22, 2020 MyJoyOnline -World
    Daily Graphic 24 hours after stimulus package launch: 8,000 apply for loan EC outlines safety protocols for voter registration Ato Essien ready to refund GHS27.5m to state We won’t bow to pressure to award contract – Aviation Minister Daily Guide Mahama Vrs Abronye: Police probe Mills’ death Ato Essien refunds GHS1.4m Obinim family wails over bail Weija residents panic over cracked dam and looming spillage Aviation Minister replies GUTA Ghana missions give Noguchi $100,000 for test kits The Daily Statesman Let me refund GHS27.5m – Ato Essien pleads with court for ‘mercy’ in Capital Bank collapse. Nkawkaw joins ... more
  • 4 days Power outages hit parts of Ghana MyJoyOnline -World
    Parts of Ghana were hit by a power outage in the early hours of Friday, May 22, 2020. The blackout saw affected residents – from Greater Accra, Western, Ashanti, and Central regions – taking to social media to vent their spleen. This light out be nationwide I think. ECG we beg.— MR.LAW (@the_law_himself) May 22, 2020 dumsor by this time.— kelly Huu. (@kellybwoy1) May 21, 2020 Light Out!! So annoying These Our ECG pple di333, more than illiteracy !! No announcement to show something like the light will go off!! This madness I don’t think far!! Ahba!! ... more
  • 4 days Trump removes mask during factory visit MyJoyOnline -World
    President Donald Trump says he wore a mask in a “back area” during a factory tour in Michigan, but removed it before facing the cameras. He told reporters he took off the facial covering at the Ford car plant because he “didn’t want to give the press the pleasure of seeing it”, and he was about to make a speech. Despite Michigan’s attorney general urging the president to comply with health guidelines, the president insisted it was unnecessary because he is regularly tested for coronavirus. The post Trump removes mask during factory visit appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 4 days China making ‘major achievements’ against virus MyJoyOnline -World
    In his opening speech at the National People’s Congress, China’s parliament, Premier Li Keqiang has praised China for making “major strategic achievements” in its response to the outbreak. However, he added that “at present, the epidemic has not yet come to an end, while the tasks we face in promoting development are immense”. It’s likely that the meeting will further expand on what steps will be taken to prevent a possible second wave of the virus outbreak in China. The post China making ‘major achievements’ against virus appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 4 days Covid-19: Eden Tree provides tips on making nutrition a priority to boost immune system MyJoyOnline -World
    There is little doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of our lives as Ghanaians. From the closure of schools to border closures and limiting activities of restaurants and hotels. Indeed, these are not normal times. The government is doing well in ensuring Ghanaians are observing the right public health protocols and reducing exposure to the virus. Sadly, no one knows how long these safety measures will need to stay in place, but one thing is sure: health and nutrition must be made a priority and Ghanaians need to consider what they are consuming to help maintain ... more
  • 4 days 86 recover from Covid-19 in Eastern Region, 13 more infections among health personnel MyJoyOnline -World
    Thirteen health personnel in the Eastern Region have tested positive of Covid-19. 12 of them are asymptomatic and are doing well but one is in a critical condition and have been referred to the University of Ghana Medical Center in Accra. It is unclear whether they were infected at health facilities or within the community their communities of residence. Eastern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Alberta Bretwum Nyarko told JoyNews that Koforidua and Nkawkaw have recorded their first Positive cases. She said even though, 86 persons have recovered out of the positive cases in the Eastern Region, ... more
  • 4 days Ghana records 217 new cases to bring Covid-19 case count to 6,486 with 1,951 recoveries MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana has recorded 217 new cases of the novel coronavirus bringing the tall of confirmed cases to 6,486. According to the website of the Ghana Health Service, recoveries have also climbed to 1,951 indicating a rise of 53 from the last update. The number of deaths remain at 31. Source: Ghana Health Service Regional Breakdown Greater Accra Region – 4,699 Ashanti Region – 988 Central Region – 287 Western Region – 195 Eastern Region – 106 Western North Region – 57 Volta Region – 44 Northern Region – 34 Oti Region – 26 Upper East Region – 26 Upper West Region – 21 North East Region – 2 Bono Region – 1 Savannah ... more
  • 4 days Kwasi Appiah to give GFA third letter demanding arrears today MyJoyOnline -World
    Lawyers of former Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah will present a third letter – demanding his salary arrears – to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Friday, May 20, 2020, Joy Sports can exclusively report. Should the GFA fail to acknowledge receipt as they have in the last two instances, the coach might be to forced to exercise his right to proceed to FIFA for his money, as enshrined in his contract. The terms of agreement say, should there be a dispute between the GFA and Appiah, FIFA would be the next course of action. Joy Sports on May 18 reported ... more
  • 4 days We Made Inputs Into Disinfection Contract; We’re Major Stakeholders ― GUTA President ModernGhana -Africa
    The President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr. Joseph Obeng says the Association made several valuable inputs into the contract which was awarded by government through the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for the disinfection of all imports and exports at the Sea ports and points of entry. Dr. Obeng was reacting to questions raised by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda on what the interest of the Association is, with regards to the disinfec ... more
  • 4 days We Made Inputs Into Disinfection Contract; We’re Major Stakeholders ― GUTA President ModernGhana -World
    The President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr. Joseph Obeng says the Association made several valuable inputs into the contract which was awarded by government through the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for the disinfection of all imports and exports at the Sea ports and points of entry. Dr. Obeng was reacting to questions raised by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda on what the interest of the Association is, with regards to the disinfec ... more
  • 4 days ‘Light Fishing By Tuna Boats Against Ghanaian Law’ — Environmental Justice Foundation ModernGhana -World
    The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has said it is against the laws of Ghana to allow tuna boats to use light fishing as was recently approved by the Fisheries Commission. Although the Fisheries Commission rescinded its earlier decision after an uproar by fishermen, the EJF said the decision in the first place had no basis in Ghanaian law and was therefore flawed. ldquo;Section 81 of the 2002 Fisheries Act prohibits industrial vessels from fishing inside the zone, exce ... more
  • 4 days Covid-19: 9 Arrested At ‘Next Time’ And ‘Anadwo Yede’ Drinking Spots ModernGhana -World
    The Sunyani Coronavirus disease prevention Taskforce has arrested nine persons at 39;Area Two rsquo;, a suburb in Sunyani for flouting the COVID-19 prevention directives and protocols. Taskforce Commander Superintendent Haruna Alhassan, told Ghana News Agency that Joshua Dario and Ms Akosua Diana, operators of lsquo;Next Time 39; and lsquo;Anadwo Yede 39; drinking spots respectively were arrested because they violated government 39;s directives for all drinking spots to rem ... more
  • 4 days Ghana Rejects European Commission’s Money-Laundering Blacklist ModernGhana -World
    Ghana has rejected European Commission 39;s (EC) proposal to include the country in its list of high risk jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes on 1st October, 2020. A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance on Thursday, May 21, said the decision did not reflect exactly the current status of Ghana 39;s AML/CFT regime. ldquo;This is unfortunate, and the Government of Ghana is a ... more
  • 4 days ‘Light Fishing By Tuna Boats Against Ghanaian Law’ — Environmental Justice Foundation ModernGhana -Africa
    The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has said it is against the laws of Ghana to allow tuna boats to use light fishing as was recently approved by the Fisheries Commission. Although the Fisheries Commission rescinded its earlier decision after an uproar by fishermen, the EJF said the decision in the first place had no basis in Ghanaian law and was therefore flawed. ldquo;Section 81 of the 2002 Fisheries Act prohibits industrial vessels from fishing inside the zone, exce ... more
  • 4 days Develop Telemedicine Tools To Boost Healthcare System — Mahama ModernGhana -World
    Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has called for the development of telemedicine tools to improve access to quality healthcare in the country following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Mr. Mahama said this, in addition to the construction and provision of modern and well-equipped health facilities across the country, will make access to quality healthcare easier for Ghanaians. The former President made this call via a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, May 21, 2 ... more
  • 4 days Covid-19: 9 Arrested At ‘Next Time’ And ‘Anadwo Yede’ Drinking Spots ModernGhana -Africa
    The Sunyani Coronavirus disease prevention Taskforce has arrested nine persons at 39;Area Two rsquo;, a suburb in Sunyani for flouting the COVID-19 prevention directives and protocols. Taskforce Commander Superintendent Haruna Alhassan, told Ghana News Agency that Joshua Dario and Ms Akosua Diana, operators of lsquo;Next Time 39; and lsquo;Anadwo Yede 39; drinking spots respectively were arrested because they violated government 39;s directives for all drinking spots to rem ... more
  • 4 days Ghana Rejects European Commission’s Money-Laundering Blacklist ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghana has rejected European Commission 39;s (EC) proposal to include the country in its list of high risk jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in their Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes on 1st October, 2020. A statement issued by the Ministry of Finance on Thursday, May 21, said the decision did not reflect exactly the current status of Ghana 39;s AML/CFT regime. ldquo;This is unfortunate, and the Government of Ghana is a ... more
  • 4 days Develop Telemedicine Tools To Boost Healthcare System — Mahama ModernGhana -Africa
    Former President, John Dramani Mahama, has called for the development of telemedicine tools to improve access to quality healthcare in the country following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Mr. Mahama said this, in addition to the construction and provision of modern and well-equipped health facilities across the country, will make access to quality healthcare easier for Ghanaians. The former President made this call via a post on his Facebook page on Thursday, May 21, 2 ... more
  • 4 days The fig tree at Wiamoase: CSIR-Crops Research Institute explains MyJoyOnline -World
    A team of research scientists from the CSIR-Crops Research Institute visited Wiamoase, in the Sekyere-South District of the Ashanti region to ascertain the veracity of the alleged apple fruiting in the community. The team included the Agona District Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mr. Ernest Owusu Kwarteng and was led by Mr. Beloved Mensah Dzomeku, a Principal Research Scientist and lead horticulturist of the Institute. The alleged “apple” tree is growing on latitude 07o 03’ 333’’ N and longitude 001o 31’150’’ W, at an altitude 432m above sea level as a shade tree in a house. On ... more
  • 4 days We made inputs into disinfection contract; we’re major stakeholders – GUTA President MyJoyOnline -World
    President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA), Dr Joseph Obeng has said the Association made several valuable inputs into the contract which was awarded by government through the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service for the disinfection of all imports and exports at the sea ports and points of entry. Dr Obeng was reacting to questions raised by the Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda on what the interest of the association is, with regards to the disinfection of Airports in the country. The Aviation Minister at a press conference on Thursday, May 21, 2020 accused GUTA ... more
  • 4 days Absa Bank Ghana launches Business Connect Series to engage customers MyJoyOnline -World
    Absa Bank Ghana has announced a new weekly series of webinar sessions that will educate and support clients and businesses on how to thrive in times of crisis. Christened as “Absa Business Connect Series,” the virtual sessions seek to provide practical advice and solutions to business owners on how to ensure business sustainability and growth amidst the challenges being faced as a result of Covid-19. This comes after the bank activated a financial relief package to cushion customers in the wake of the Covid-19 economic challenges currently being faced, The series will take place on the bank’s virtual platform Facebook Live and will focus ... more
  • 4 days Tanzanian comic Idris Sultan detained ‘for bullying the president’ MyJoyOnline -World
    Popular Tanzanian comedian and former Big Brother Africa winner Idris Sultan is being held by police for allegedly bullying President John Magufuli. According to his lawyer Bennedict Ishabakaki, Mr Sultan was detained on Tuesday and has been denied bail. The police officially questioned the comedian and reality TV star on Thursday for allegedly violating the country’s controversial Cybercrimes Act, Mr Ishabakaki said. Recently a video clip showing him laughing at an old photograph of President Magufuli, wearing a suit that appears to be a few sizes too large, went viral on social media in Tanzania. The famous Tanzanian comedian Idris ... more
  • 4 days Covid-19 Pandemic Has Shown That “We Can Work Together And Support Ourselves” As Ghanaians – Kwabena Agyepong ModernGhana -Africa
    The Executive Director of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE), Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, has said the construction of the first ever infectious disease treatment facility in Ghana in response to the coronavirus pandemic is ample evidence of Ghanaian ingenuity and patriotism. Mr. Agyepong was speaking after leading a delegation from the GhIE to inspect the progress of work on the facility located at the Ga East Hospital in Accra. https://cdn.modernghana.com/images/c ... more
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