• 2 weeks “Some People In NPP Gov’t Wish COVID-19 Stays Forever To Enable Them Loot Funds” ModernGhana -World
    Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Hon. Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that some people in government wish the COVID-19 pandemic stays forever. The former Deputy Education Minister made this statement on social media a few hours after the mid-year budget review was presented in Parliament today, July 23 by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Attah. Hon. Okudzeto seems to be shocked by the government 39;s spending as he pointed out the GHS 272 million the government ... more
  • 2 weeks “Some People In NPP Gov’t Wish COVID-19 Stays Forever To Enable Them Loot Funds” ModernGhana -Africa
    Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Hon. Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa has said that some people in government wish the COVID-19 pandemic stays forever. The former Deputy Education Minister made this statement on social media a few hours after the mid-year budget review was presented in Parliament today, July 23 by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Attah. Hon. Okudzeto seems to be shocked by the government 39;s spending as he pointed out the GHS 272 million the government ... more
  • 2 weeks Accra Markets, Lorry Parks See Another Massive Disinfection, Fumigation ModernGhana -World
    The second phase of the National COVID-19 Disinfection Exercise took off successfully this week and saw the cleaning of about 29 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region. The exercise is under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited. The events were also used to check and enforce laws on those breaching the COVID-19 protocols. Other markets visite ... more
  • 2 weeks Accra Markets, Lorry Parks See Another Massive Disinfection, Fumigation ModernGhana -Africa
    The second phase of the National COVID-19 Disinfection Exercise took off successfully this week and saw the cleaning of about 29 Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the Greater Accra Region. The exercise is under the auspices of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited. The events were also used to check and enforce laws on those breaching the COVID-19 protocols. Other markets visite ... more
  • 2 weeks Stop “Fire Service” Journalism—GJA Prez To Media ModernGhana -Africa
    President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Alffail Monney has charged the media to wage a sustained fight against human trafficking and stop what he described as a fire service or ambulance way of journalism. He explained that the fight against human trafficking can only be won if the media leads the fight and also sustains the pressure on the perpetrators, and not talk about or report on the issue only when a story about human trafficking breaks out and then go bac ... more
  • 2 weeks Stop “Fire Service” Journalism—GJA Prez To Media ModernGhana -World
    President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), Mr. Alffail Monney has charged the media to wage a sustained fight against human trafficking and stop what he described as a fire service or ambulance way of journalism. He explained that the fight against human trafficking can only be won if the media leads the fight and also sustains the pressure on the perpetrators, and not talk about or report on the issue only when a story about human trafficking breaks out and then go bac ... more
  • 2 weeks GHS904m Spent On Sanitation – Finance Minister ModernGhana -Africa
    The government of Ghana spent GHS904 million in providing sanitation facilities and potable water, mostly to deprived communities, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has told Parliament on Thursday, 23 July 2020 when he delivered the 2020 mid-year budget review. He further announced that in the next few weeks, launch a GHS100-billion economic recovery programme aimed at restoring Ghana rsquo;s economy back on track following the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ldquo ... more
  • 2 weeks GHS904m Spent On Sanitation – Finance Minister ModernGhana -World
    The government of Ghana spent GHS904 million in providing sanitation facilities and potable water, mostly to deprived communities, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has told Parliament on Thursday, 23 July 2020 when he delivered the 2020 mid-year budget review. He further announced that in the next few weeks, launch a GHS100-billion economic recovery programme aimed at restoring Ghana rsquo;s economy back on track following the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ldquo ... more
  • 2 weeks The European Union Donates Over 38 Thousand Euros Of Digital Tools To ARAP Stakeholders ModernGhana -World
    Accra, 22 July 2020 ndash; In order to support ARAP National Stakeholder institutions to improve the digital environment of work in the ongoing fight against Covid-19, the European Union under the Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP), implemented by the Spanish public foundation FIIAPP, has donated 38.364 Euros in digital tools to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Ghana Po ... more
  • 2 weeks The European Union Donates Over 38 Thousand Euros Of Digital Tools To ARAP Stakeholders ModernGhana -Africa
    Accra, 22 July 2020 ndash; In order to support ARAP National Stakeholder institutions to improve the digital environment of work in the ongoing fight against Covid-19, the European Union under the Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-corruption Programme (ARAP), implemented by the Spanish public foundation FIIAPP, has donated 38.364 Euros in digital tools to the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), the Ghana Po ... more
  • 2 weeks WACOMP Ghana, GSA Holds Hand Sanitizer Training For SMEs Online ModernGhana -World
    The West-Africa Competitiveness Programme in Ghana (WACOMP ndash; Ghana), funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), organized, on 22 July 2020, online training on the national standard for hand sanitizers. The training was organized in collaboration with the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and aimed at promoting national requirements for alcohol-based hand sanitizers rsquo; production. Over 50 Ghanaian Sma ... more
  • 2 weeks WACOMP Ghana, GSA Holds Hand Sanitizer Training For SMEs Online ModernGhana -Africa
    The West-Africa Competitiveness Programme in Ghana (WACOMP ndash; Ghana), funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), organized, on 22 July 2020, online training on the national standard for hand sanitizers. The training was organized in collaboration with the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) and aimed at promoting national requirements for alcohol-based hand sanitizers rsquo; production. Over 50 Ghanaian Sma ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo In Mali ModernGhana -World
    President Nana Akufo-Addo left the country this morning for Mali. He is there at the request of the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) , Mahamadou Issoufou who is also the President of Niger, to help mediate in the ongoing political crisis in Mali, as part of a delegation of ECOWAS leaders who have been assembled. It is the first time President Akufo-Addo is travelling outside the country since the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic and the closu ... more
  • 2 weeks Akufo-Addo In Mali ModernGhana -Africa
    President Nana Akufo-Addo left the country this morning for Mali. He is there at the request of the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) , Mahamadou Issoufou who is also the President of Niger, to help mediate in the ongoing political crisis in Mali, as part of a delegation of ECOWAS leaders who have been assembled. It is the first time President Akufo-Addo is travelling outside the country since the outbreak of the corona virus pandemic and the closu ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: More Free Water, Electricity Relief For 3months Coming – Ken ModernGhana -World
    Ghanaians will soon again enjoy another three months of free water supply and electricity relief as part of efforts to cushion Ghanaians against the hardship brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta announced this today, Thursday, July 23, 2020 while presenting the 2020 mid-year budget review in Parliament. ldquo;It is because we put the concerns and aspirations of the ordinary Ghanaian first. That is also why we further reduced electricity pri ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: GHS 10.3m Package For ‘Infected’ Health Personnel Coming ModernGhana -World
    Government has provided a life insurance package worth GH cent;10.3 million for health personnel at the forefront of Ghana 39;s fight against the novel Coronavirus disease. Health personnel expected to benefit from this package include persons involved in surveillance and case management, as well as other health personnel who get infected in the line of duty. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta disclosed this while delivering the 2020 mid-year budget review in Parliament on Thursda ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: More Free Water, Electricity Relief For 3months Coming – Ken ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghanaians will soon again enjoy another three months of free water supply and electricity relief as part of efforts to cushion Ghanaians against the hardship brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta announced this today, Thursday, July 23, 2020 while presenting the 2020 mid-year budget review in Parliament. ldquo;It is because we put the concerns and aspirations of the ordinary Ghanaian first. That is also why we further reduced electricity pri ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: GHS 10.3m Package For ‘Infected’ Health Personnel Coming ModernGhana -Africa
    Government has provided a life insurance package worth GH cent;10.3 million for health personnel at the forefront of Ghana 39;s fight against the novel Coronavirus disease. Health personnel expected to benefit from this package include persons involved in surveillance and case management, as well as other health personnel who get infected in the line of duty. The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta disclosed this while delivering the 2020 mid-year budget review in Parliament on Thursda ... more
  • 2 weeks GBA Condemns Voter Registration Violence ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has condemned the growing violence at voter registration centers across the country as they call on the security agencies to ensure strict maintenance of law and order. In the past few weeks since the Electoral Commission (EC) commenced the compilation of a new voter register ahead of the 2020 General Elections, there have been recorded cases of attacks at several registration centers in different parts of the country. Making reference to the r ... more
  • 2 weeks Position Paper: Let’s Mitigate The Ravaging Effects Of The Covid 19 On The Poor And Vulnerable ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghana has attained economic growth over the last couple of years to reduce poverty levels in the country. However growing inequalities is limiting the impact of this growth we continue to strive for. The rapid increase in the levels of inequality is derailing our efforts for inclusive growth. A recent study by OXFAM/ SEND Ghana/ GACC revealed that the wealthiest 10% of Ghanaians now share 32% of Ghana rsquo;s total consumption ndash; more than is consumed by the bottom 60% of the pop ... more
  • 2 weeks China’s First Lady Supports Rebecca Akufo-Addo In Covid-19 Fight ModernGhana -Africa
    The Chinese embassy has handed over some medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from the First lady of China, Peng Liyuan to the First lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo to continue to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The items donated include 66000 nose masks, 240 thermometer guns and some other materials. The First Lady 39;s Foundation is undoubtedly providing massive assistance to the less privileged especially women and children in various communities during ... more
  • 2 weeks Police Investigator Ordered To Appear In Court ModernGhana -Africa
    The Abeka District Court has ordered the police investigator in the Ofankor tenant murder case to appear in court on the next adjourned date on August 3. The case investigator was not in court when the court enquired on Wednesday. According to the Magistrate, Adwoa Achama Ofosu, the case investigator needed to explain certain matters to the court. The court also counselled the relatives of the deceased that the police were still gathering information. ldquo;If the Att ... more
  • 2 weeks EC Terminates Staff Appointments Over Voter Registration Violations ModernGhana -Africa
    The Electoral Commission (EC) says a number of its temporary staff recruited for the voters registration exercise have been sacked. The action, the Commission said is in line with its policy of having public confidence and trust in the integrity, neutrality and transparency of the electoral process. The termination of the contracts was because the affected registration officials, had violated the rules and regulations governing the electoral process and the Code of Conduct for ... more
  • 2 weeks Teenage Pregnancy, Sexual And Gender Violence  ModernGhana -World
    The Children Department under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in the Upper East Region has called on Parents not customarily marry off teenage their girls who unintentionally get pregnant. The Department has encouraged parents to provide an enabling environment for them to return to school after weaning off their Child. Due to COVID-19 lockdown, there is a disruption of supply chains across the world and this has adversely affected the availability of c ... more
  • 2 weeks Christian Council Condemns Hawa Koomson For Firing Gunshot At Registration Centre ModernGhana -World
    The Christian Council of Ghana has condemned the violent firing of gunshots at a voter registration centre in the Awutu Senya East Constituency of the Central Region by the Minister of Special Development Initiatives Mavis Hawa Koomson. A statement from the Eminent Persons Group of Religious Leaders signed by its Chairman Rt. Rev. Prof. J.O.Y. Mante, who is also the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, said the Council had qualms about the admissi ... more
  • 2 weeks Christian Council Condemns Hawa Koomson For Firing Gunshot At Registration Centre ModernGhana -Africa
    The Christian Council of Ghana has condemned the violent firing of gunshots at a voter registration centre in the Awutu Senya East Constituency of the Central Region by the Minister of Special Development Initiatives Mavis Hawa Koomson. A statement from the Eminent Persons Group of Religious Leaders signed by its Chairman Rt. Rev. Prof. J.O.Y. Mante, who is also the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, said the Council had qualms about the admissi ... more
  • 2 weeks Asante Akim Central: Ambulance Service Gets Ultramodern Office Complex At Konongo-Odumasi ModernGhana -World
    Hon. Susan Akomeah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asante Akim Central Municipal Assembly on Monday broke grounds for the construction of ultramodern office complex for the Ambulance Service Unit at Konongo-Odumasi in the Ashanti Region. The compartments of the office complex would include offices, bedroom apartments, garage among others, and it is expected to be completed within six (6) months. https://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/723202033035-j5fqi7t2g0 ... more
  • 2 weeks Asante Akim Central: Ambulance Service Gets Ultramodern Office Complex At Konongo-Odumasi ModernGhana -Africa
    Hon. Susan Akomeah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asante Akim Central Municipal Assembly on Monday broke grounds for the construction of ultramodern office complex for the Ambulance Service Unit at Konongo-Odumasi in the Ashanti Region. The compartments of the office complex would include offices, bedroom apartments, garage among others, and it is expected to be completed within six (6) months. https://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/723202033035-j5fqi7t2g0 ... more
  • 2 weeks More Hospitals Coming – Health Minister ModernGhana -World
    Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has disclosed that government plans to construct new hospitals across the country in the quest to provide quality healthcare for all Ghanaians. He made this assertion when the President, Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua. Addressing the gathering, Mr Agyemang-Manu indicated that, it is of much value that the Eastern Region with 11.5% of the country 39;s population and the third m ... more
  • 2 weeks Ursula Directive To GBC, Crystal TV Would Introduce Vulnerabilities Into The Firewalls Of Free Expression — NMC ModernGhana -World
    The National Media Commission (NMC) says ldquo;it is highly aware and alert to the huge responsibility it bears as the shepherd against any form of encroachment by individuals, politicians and state agencies on the freedom and independence of the media. The Commission said it would, therefore, continue to perform its constitutionally-mandated guardian role with high sense of dedication, alertness and patriotism. ldquo;Allowing politicians to control the gateway to public com ... more
  • 2 weeks Police Vow To Deal With Trouble Makers At registration Centres ModernGhana -World
    The Ghana Police Service has pledged to deal with anyone who foments trouble at any registration centre. Any person or group of persons, political or not, who has been arrested or will be arrested will face the consequence of the law, as far as police powers are concerned, it said in an official statement. It expressed the concern of the Administration about reports of violence in the ongoing Voters Registration Exercise, which had created tension, alarm, fear and insecur ... more
  • 2 weeks More Hospitals Coming – Health Minister ModernGhana -Africa
    Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has disclosed that government plans to construct new hospitals across the country in the quest to provide quality healthcare for all Ghanaians. He made this assertion when the President, Nana Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua. Addressing the gathering, Mr Agyemang-Manu indicated that, it is of much value that the Eastern Region with 11.5% of the country 39;s population and the third m ... more
  • 2 weeks Ursula Directive To GBC, Crystal TV Would Introduce Vulnerabilities Into The Firewalls Of Free Expression — NMC ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Media Commission (NMC) says ldquo;it is highly aware and alert to the huge responsibility it bears as the shepherd against any form of encroachment by individuals, politicians and state agencies on the freedom and independence of the media. The Commission said it would, therefore, continue to perform its constitutionally-mandated guardian role with high sense of dedication, alertness and patriotism. ldquo;Allowing politicians to control the gateway to public com ... more
  • 2 weeks Police Vow To Deal With Trouble Makers At registration Centres ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ghana Police Service has pledged to deal with anyone who foments trouble at any registration centre. Any person or group of persons, political or not, who has been arrested or will be arrested will face the consequence of the law, as far as police powers are concerned, it said in an official statement. It expressed the concern of the Administration about reports of violence in the ongoing Voters Registration Exercise, which had created tension, alarm, fear and insecur ... more
  • 2 weeks NSA Begins Vetting Over 1,000 Selected Athletes For Stimulus Package ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Sports Authority (NSA) has commenced vetting for over 1,000 selected athletes, who are to benefit from the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) stimulus package due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The exercise fixed at the Accra Sports Stadium is to verify the authenticity of the selected athletes by the various federations and associations. Each athlete is expected to receive monthly stipends of GHC 500.00 from the Youth Employment Agency (YEA). In all 5 ... more
  • 2 weeks Jennifer Cudjoe Poised Ahead Of Chicago Red Star Clash ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghanaian International, Jennifer Kaka Cudjoe, of Sky Blue FC in US is poised ahead of Chicago Red Star clash in the semifinals of the Utah 2020 Challenge Cup today. Cudjoe, the former Black Princesses influential player was confident and poised her side would edge past the opponent to travel to the finals to win the coveted trophy. The skillful player in an interview with the GNA Sports said, her side can boast of quality players to beat Chicago Red Star in tonight 39;s fix ... more
  • 2 weeks Armed Forces Deny Assaulting Residents Of Volta Region ModernGhana -Africa
    The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has denied allegations of brutalities against residents of the Volta Region. ldquo;The attention of the Ghana Armed Forces has once again been drawn to allegations of military personnel deployed along the borders in the Volta Region intimidating residents, entering their homes and preventing them from registering in the ongoing voters rsquo; registration exercise, rdquo; a statement from GAF read. According to the security agency, its ldquo;check ... more
  • 2 weeks Q&A: What Is Herd Immunity? And How Do We Get There On Covid-19? ModernGhana -Africa
    Add to the pandemic lexicon another once-obscure term that 39;s come into common usage: herd immunity. Along with flatten the curve, social distancing and super spreader, it 39;s a phrase that prior to Covid-19 was casually uttered mainly by epidemiologists and public health officials. But while the meanings of those other terms are now clear to many, herd immunity is a concept that is more complex, more nuanced and often misunderstood, scientists say. For example: Wi ... more
  • 2 weeks COVID-19: Taskforce Shuts Down Four Churches In Sunyani For Flouting Safety Protocols ModernGhana -Africa
    Four churches in the Sunyani Municipality have been shut down indefinitely for non-compliance with safety protocols and guidelines to stem the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVD-19). The Sunyani Municipal COVID-19 Prevention Taskforce ordered the churches to remain closed until they secured separate isolation rooms to attend to emergencies and procure thermometer guns to check body temperatures of worshipers. They have also not disinfected their premises. Earlier, the ... more
  • 1 month Ashanti Regional NPP Vice Chairman Reported Dead ModernGhana -Africa
    The 2nd Regional Vice Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Sam Cudjoe is dead. The cause of his death has not been established, but a close relative has said he suffered a high blood pressure at dawn. Before his death, he had served the NPP in various capacities in the Ashanti region. He had been Regional Communications Director and 3-time Ashanti Regional Secretary. More soon hellip;.. ---Mynesgh.com ... more
  • 1 month Pushed You Away ModernGhana -Africa
    I never knew how it felt to break a heart until the day I pushed you away I have since been busy mending pieces of myself That I didn 39;t even realize how hard you fell But I felt your crush from a distance And I knew how hard I might have pushed you But it was too late to apologize Love has always been distasteful Like sipping poison with a straw And expecting not to die But strive living on something That is killing you slowly nbsp; With the hope of living ha ... more
  • 1 month Gary Al-Smith Recovers From COVID-19…As He Sends Touching Love Message To Wife ModernGhana -Africa
    Seasoned Sports Journalist with Multimedia Group Limited, Gary Al-Smith has penned a heartfelt love message to his wife, Kafui Sefakor after recovering from the vile COVID-19 contagion that has become a global canker. It is remembered that management of the Multimedia Group Limited noted in a signed communiqué about two weeks ago that at least five staffs of the firm tested positive of coronavirus. And, barely, two weeks of treatment after contracting the deadly disease, Gary, the f ... more
  • 1 month Ensure eligible voters are not disenfranchised in upcoming registration – CHRAJ boss to EC MyJoyOnline -World
    Head of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has asked the Electoral Commission to ensure no eligible voter is disenfranchised in the upcoming general elections. The Commissioner, Joseph Whittal said the EC must ensure adequate measures are put in place to capture data of all qualified voters following the Supreme Court ruling which paved way for the compilation of a new register of voters. Mr. Whittal also charged the commission to have a backup plan to replace all faulty Biometric Verification Devices during the upcoming registration. JoyNews/AdomNews · Ensure eligible voters are not disenfranchised in upcoming registration ... more
  • 1 month Director of Institute of Languages alleges medical negligence at Ridge Hospital led to death of his wife MyJoyOnline -World
    In an article, Director of the Ghana Institute of Languages (GIL), Emmanuel Kuto has accused health workers at the Ridge hospital of carelessness in treating his wife who has now passed on. He chronicled the events that led to the demise of his wife after she got surgery and allegedly received the wrong medications. Dr Kuto revealed how he overheard a doctor reprimanding his colleague over a phone call for prescribing wrong medications for her. “From the conversation, it was clear that the other doctor had promptly admitted to prescribing the drug. Folks, I swear by my father’s grave that ... more
  • 1 month Instagram influencer arrested over $400m fraud MyJoyOnline -World
    Dubai’s police force say they have arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity Raymond Igbalodely, known as Hushpuppi, on allegations of fraud amounting to $435m (£346m). In an operation police called “Fox Hunt 2”, 12 other people were arrested in six simultaneous raids in Dubai. Nearly two million people from different parts of the world were said to have fallen victims to the plot. The social media star was based in Dubai and claimed he was successful businessman. The local authorities published a video on Twitter, documenting the four-month investigation that led to the arrests. .@DubaiPoliceHQ takedown “Hushpuppi”, “Woodberry”, ten international cybercriminals in ... more
  • 1 month Rwanda reinstates lockdown in parts of capital MyJoyOnline -World
    Rwandan authorities have imposed a stay-at-home order in parts of the capital, Kigali, following a rise in new cases of coronavirus. People living in Gikondo Hill in Kicukiro District, and some parts of Mount Kigali in Nyarugenge district, have been ordered to “immediately stay home for a period of at least 15 days,” according to statement from the interior ministry. The order was announced on Thursday night and many residents woke up on Friday unaware of it. Clarisse Mutamuliza, who lives in Gikondo, was ordered back to her house by police as she headed to work. “I hadn’t seen it ... more
  • 1 month Anas Exposes ‘Corona Quacks And Thieves’ ModernGhana -Africa
    Ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas will be out soon with yet another investigative piece around the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana. In a tweet on Friday, June 26, the global icon indicated that the piece will ldquo;be served hot rdquo;. It is unclear what the title will be but he hinted in the tweet that it is about ldquo;the corona quacks and thieves in Ghana rdquo;. https://twitter.com/anasglobal/status/1276433755205402625?ref src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwc ... more
  • 1 month Covid-19: Health Minister Recovers, Expected Back To Work Shortly — Gov’t ModernGhana -Africa
    The Minister of Health has recovered from the coronavirus infection he contracted a couple of weeks ago and is expected back to work ldquo;shortly rdquo;. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu contracted Covid-19 in the line of duty, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who wished him a speedy recovery in his 11th nationwide broadcast on Sunday, June 14. The Minister of Health, who has been a keen advocate of the safety measures in the prevention of Covid-19 in the co ... more
  • 1 month Who would be the first to get a Covid-19 vaccine? MyJoyOnline -World
    Probably people in the country where the first effective vaccine is developed. About a dozen different vaccines are in various stages of testing worldwide, including in Britain, China and the U.S. This week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said he is cautiously optimistic there will be a Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021. Several wealthy countries have already ordered millions of doses of those experimental vaccines. Britain and the U.S., for example, have invested in a vaccine candidate being developed by Oxford University and produced by AstraZeneca. If it works, U.K. ... more
  • 1 month Freemasons donate equipment worth ₵280,000 to Noguchi for Covid-19 fight MyJoyOnline -World
    The District Grand lodge of Ghana has presented medical equipment comprising two specialized ultra-low freezers and 1,000 PCR test kits to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.  The equipment valued at about ₵280,000 was presented by representatives of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana led by the District Grand Master, Isaac Owulaku Hood.  In a short address, Right Worshipful Isaac Owulaku Hood explained the District Grand lodge is part of a worldwide body of Freemasons who operate under the United Grand Lodge of England, the Premier Grand lodge. The Ghana district was inaugurated 89 years ago and is ... more
  • 1 month Ghana flagged vessel hijacked by pirates in Benin waters MyJoyOnline -World
     Pirates are holding captive the captain and crew of a Ghana flagged Tuna Purse Seine vessel they hijacked in Benin waters. According to sources, the vessel, Panofi Frontier, was hijacked at about 1400 hours on Wednesday by suspected Nigerian pirates. Confirming the incident to the GNA, Mr Charles Nii Amponsah, Acting Head Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Division of the Fisheries Commission, said his outfit received the information that five Koreans and a Ghanaian crew who were on the vessel which was headed to Ghana, had been  captured. Mr Amponsah said the vessel had been forced to sail  to an unknown ... more
  • 1 month Demolished Structure Not Nigerian High Commission Chancery – Foreign Ministry ModernGhana -World
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says the Nigeria High Commission rsquo;s building which was recently demolished was neither its Chancery nor residence as claimed by a section of the public. ldquo;The building in question is neither the Chancery nor Residence, but a property belonging to the Nigerian High Commission that was unfortunately pulled down by now identified private individuals, rdquo; the Ministry said in a statement signed by the sector Ministe ... more
  • 1 month US House Passes ‘George Floyd’ Police Reform Bill ModernGhana -World
    The US House of Representatives has passed a sweeping police reform bill that currently has little prospect of becoming a law amid partisan gridlock. The Democratic-controlled chamber voted 236-181 for the measure mainly along party lines on Thursday night. The legislation is named after George Floyd, the unarmed black man whose death in police custody last month ignited worldwide protests. But US President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the measure. And his fello ... more
  • 1 month Kweku Baako wins defamation case against Assin Central MP, Ken Agyapong MyJoyOnline -World
    The Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide has won a defamatory suit against Assin Central legislator, Kennedy Agyapong. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr was aggrieved that the vociferous MP and businessman had defamed him and further dared him to go to court if he was unhappy. The veteran journalist sought justice from the High Court which has ruled in his favour on Friday. Mr Agyapong is to pay the damage of ¢100,000 with the cost of ¢30,000. The court has also given the MP 30 days to retract and apologise three times on the platforms he used ... more
  • 1 month Mason gets 27 years for robbing two people MyJoyOnline -World
    An Accra Circuit Court on Thursday sentenced Baba Musah a 24-year-old mason to 27-years imprisonment in hard labour for robbing a pastor of his holy bible and a another lady of her handbag. Musah was sentenced to 15-years for robbing Madam Patience Adzimahe of her bag containing phones, cash, and other valuables; and 12-years for forcibly taking Pastor Yaw Domey’s bag containing a Holy Bible and an Identity Card. The sentences are to run consecutively. He denied robbing both victims but was found culpable after trial. Police Chief Inspector Gulliver Kwabena Tenkorang told the Court presided over by Mrs. Afia ... more
  • 1 month No politically engineered voters’ register can save NPP government – Mahama MyJoyOnline -World
    Former president John Mahama says no politically engineered voters’ register can save the governing NPP government from being voted out from power. His comment comes on the heels of the Supreme Court judgement allowing the Electoral Commission to compile a new voters’ register excluding the use of current voters’ ID cards and birth certificate as breeder documents. A private citizen, Mark Takyi-Banson and the opposition NDC filed the case in court asking that it stops the EC from compiling the register or allow the use of the birth certificate and voters ID card by prospective voters as proof of identification. ... more
  • 1 month Emmanuel Kuto: As a doctor’s wrong prescription killed my wife at Ridge Hospital the nurses laughed MyJoyOnline -World
    Folks, last night I lost my wife at Ridge Hospital. My wife checked in at the hospital Sunday evening. She had been due for surgery Monday morning. We agreed that I would return to the hospital in the afternoon when she would have returned from the theatre. That’s how it happened. I returned to her. She narrated the experience to me. I stayed with her till 8 pm when the orderly came to ask me to leave. When I returned the next morning, my wife had taken a turn for the worst. She was sweating profusely and was in severe ... more
  • 1 month The BET Awards turn 20: The most memorable moments over the years MyJoyOnline -World
    The 2020 BET Awards marks the 20th anniversary of the awards show. The annual event first kicked off in 2001 as a way of celebrating Black excellence and achievements in music, acting, sports and all venues of entertainment, and has kept its mission statement going strong since. Along the way, the exciting awards show has provided viewers with some truly unforgettable moments — both from some truly unexpected live performances and with some emotional, powerful speeches that struck a chord with audiences. Whether it was music legends like Beyoncé stealing the spotlight (year after year) or actors like Jesse Williams delivering impassioned calls to action and activism, the BET Awards ... more
  • 1 month NPP Primaries: Aspirant petitions for annulment, calls for re-run over ‘violations’ MyJoyOnline -World
    A New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Parliamentary aspirant has petitioned the National Executive Council (NEC) to annul and re-run the Mampong primary. Benjamin Arthur’s petition follows what he described as “the injustice, unfair treatment” meted out to him and “the violation of the rules and regulations meant for running the primaries.” According to him, the photo album used in the conducting of the primary was in violation of Articles 34 and 39 (f) of the Rules and Regulations Act in the party’s constitution as a result of the removal and replacement of certain delegates in the register. He said although he ... more
  • 1 month NDC scores government 17% on campaign promises delivery in Volta Region MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has scored the Akufo-Addo-led-government 17% on the delivery of campaign promises made to the Volta Region. The opposition party asserted that out of 17 campaign promises, only 3 had been delivered in the 3 and a half year administration of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).  The NDC Volta Regional Communications Officer, Kafui Agbleze indicated that President Akufo-Addo’s said failure to deliver on his promises clearly indicates he is not committed to ”marrying the region” as he touted during the 2016 electioneering.  “I will be very very charitable in my presentation and with what I ... more
  • 1 month Stranded Nigerian chess player ‘broken and traumatised’ MyJoyOnline -World
    Top Nigerian chess player Oladapo Adu has said he is “traumatised” as he remains stranded in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 12 weeks after being stuck outside his home country as the border closed for the coronavirus lockdown. He has been stranded in the Ivorian city since 24 March, when flight restrictions and a spate of border closures brought in to contain the pandemic left him stuck as he attempted to return home from a tournament. He is currently staying with friends of another competitor from the tournament, Ivorian Simplice Delgundo. “This is so traumatising and demoralising – I am living with ... more
  • 1 month US Covid-19 cases ‘may have topped 20 million’ – Centers for Disease Control MyJoyOnline -World
    At least 20 million people in the US may already have been infected with Covid-19, according to the latest estimate by health officials. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the true number of cases is likely to be 10 times higher than the reported figure. It comes as the state of Texas halted its reopening as infections and hospitalisations surged. The US has recorded 2.4m confirmed infections and 122,370 deaths. Some southern and western states have been reporting record numbers of cases in recent days. What did the CDC say? “Our best estimate right now is that for every ... more
  • 1 month National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) Is Developing A Policy Document On GMOs ModernGhana -World
    Director-General of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), Dr. Kodjo Essien Mensah-Abrampa has revealed that the NDPC is developing a policy document on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) for Ghana rsquo;s agriculture sector. Dr. Mensah-Abrampa said the long-term policy document on GMOs will be launched in the coming months by the NDPC. ldquo;Innovation in agriculture is instrumental in achieving broad-based social and economic growth in developing countries ... more
  • 1 month Chinese city lets people see partner’s abuse history MyJoyOnline -World
    A city in eastern China is introducing a system that lets people getting married check if their partner has a history of abuse. Yiwu, in Zhejiang province, is launching an inquiry service that will be available to residents from 1 July. Popular news website The Paper says that people who are arranging to get married will soon be able to fill out a form, and see if their partners have any history of violence, “either between family members or during cohabitation”. All they need to do is provide a formal form of ID, and personal information on the person they are ... more
  • 1 month Elton John’s ex-wife Renate Blauel seeks injunction MyJoyOnline -World
    Sir Elton John’s ex-wife, Renate Blauel, has launched legal action against the singer at the high court. The German-born sound engineer is seeking an injunction against Sir Elton, who she married in 1984. The couple divorced in 1988, and Sir Elton went on to marry David Furnish, with whom he has two children. Ms Blauel has kept a low profile since the divorce, but Sir Elton has spoken of his “huge guilt and regret” over the hurt he caused. The injunction application was filed last week. The trigger for the legal action is unclear, but such measures typically deal with ... more
  • 1 month US phone giant Verizon joins Facebook ad boycott MyJoyOnline -World
    US telecoms operator Verizon has become the latest major company to pull advertising from Facebook platforms. The company joins Ben and Jerry’s and a growing list of firms boycotting the social media giant over its handling of controversial posts. Verizon is believed to be the biggest advertiser so far to back the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. Other than its namesake platform, Facebook’s social media brands also include Instagram and WhatsApp. “Our brand safety standards have not changed. We’re pausing our advertising until Facebook can create an acceptable solution that makes us comfortable and is consistent with what we’ve done ... more
  • 1 month One dead in clashes between military personnel, miners at Patrensa MyJoyOnline -World
    One person died at Patrensa in the Asante-Akim Central on Wednesday, when some military personnel deployed to protect the concession of Owere Mines clashed with some small scale miners. The miners were believed to have illegally entered the concession of Owere Mines, which was being protected by the military personnel. More than five others, who sustained gunshot wounds are currently responding to treatment at the Konongo Government Hospital. The body of the deceased, only identified as Kobee, has been deposited at the First Klass Hospital morgue at Yawkwei for preservation and autopsy. Chief Superintendent Shaibu Osei, the Konongo Divisional Police ... more
  • 1 month Government not influencing EC’s decision to compile new voters’ register – Attorney General MyJoyOnline -World
    A Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame has fought off claims that government is behind the Electoral Commission’s (EC) decision to compile a new register since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had always wanted a new electoral roll. This comes on the back of the Supreme Court’s verdict to turn down the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) request for the Commission to allow prospective voters to get onto the register using the current voters’ ID card.   Describing the court;’s decision as disappointing, NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama at a news conference Thursday night accused the EC of allowing itself to become a tool ... more
  • 1 month Fact Check: It’s untrue that Adisco, Mfantseman and Apam SHS students have tested positive for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    President Akufo-Addo on June 5, announced the easing of coronavirus restrictions that would enable the partial re-opening of some sectors of Ghana’s economy. The president as part of the lifting of the partial restrictions, partially opened senior High schools to pave way for the final year students to write their final exams. In compliance with the president’s directive, schools re-opened on the 22nd of June, 2020. A day after the re-opening, social media were awash with news that some schools in the Central Region had their students test positive for the virus. The story has it that 13 students of ... more
  • 1 month Justin Bieber files $20 million defamation suit against sexual assault accusers MyJoyOnline -World
    Justin Bieber is suing the two women who recently accused him of sexual assault for $10 million each. In court documents obtained by ET, the 26-year-old singer states that the claims made by social media users known as Danielle and Kadi are “factually impossible” and disputes the claims with documentary evidence and multiple witnesses. The court papers state, “Bieber will not stand idly by while Defendants attempt to get attention and fame for themselves, by recklessly spreading malicious lies that he engaged in egregious criminal conduct by assaulting Defendants, and Bieber is therefore bringing this defamation/libel action to clear his name and ... more
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