• 3 days Photos of ECOWAS Consultative meeting on political crisis in Mali MyJoyOnline -World
    The ECOWAS Heads of State on Tuesday held a consultative meeting at Peduasi Lodge in the Eastern Region to find solution to the political crisis which erupted in Mali last month. The meeting which was moderated by the Chairman of the regional block President Nana Akufo-Addo brought some West African Heads of State including Alassane Dramane Ouattara, former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan and the Togolese Faure Gnassingbe The post Photos of ECOWAS Consultative meeting on political crisis in Mali appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 3 days Kumbugu flood victims battle snake invasion MyJoyOnline -World
    Snakes have reportedly invaded communities along the White Volta in the Kumbugu District of the Northern Region following several cases of flood in the area. Assemblyman for the Nawuni electoral area, Alhassan Yussif, said in the last 24 hours, residents have killed eight snakes in a school compound where persons displaced by the floods are currently seeking shelter. He also explained that over 50 people are being housed in an alternative school, whiles others are seeking shelter at a bus terminal in the area. Mr. Yussif said affected persons have lost personal belongings and hectares of ... more
  • 3 days Hikes in prices of electronics due to border closure – Electronic dealers MyJoyOnline -World
    Some dealers in electronics in Accra have attributed the increase in prices of laptops and their accessories to the closure of the country’s borders. The traders said the closure of the country’s borders to contain Covid-19 created a shortage in supply and causing price hikes.  Mr Douglas Nartey, a dealer in laptop accessories at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle said the closure of the border had affected the importation of goods, with the few items in stock attracting higher prices because of high demand.  He said products including HP, Dell, and Apple were out of stock, compelling some shops to ... more
  • 3 days The Nigerian filmmakers risking jail with lesbian movie Ife MyJoyOnline -World
    Two Nigerian filmmakers face the prospect of imprisonment if they ignore the stern warning of the authorities and proceed with the release of a movie about a lesbian relationship. The dramatic face-off with the regulators – the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) – is worthy of a film itself. Producer Pamela Adie and director Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim are determined that Ife (meaning “love” in the Yoruba language) reaches a Nigerian audience, but the NFVCB says it will not be approved as it violates the country’s strict laws on homosexuality. International premiere To get around this, the filmmakers are ... more
  • 3 days Improvised explosive device targets British vehicles in Baghdad MyJoyOnline -World
    An improvised explosive device has targeted British diplomatic vehicles in Iraq’s capital Baghdad. The British embassy said the blast targeted an embassy convoy on the airport road, close to the Umm al Tabool Mosque on Tuesday morning. There were no injuries but an armoured vehicle was badly damaged. A three-car convoy had just dropped off a diplomat at the US compound at the airport and was returning back to the British embassy when the explosion happened. No one has said they were behind the bombing. The airport road was referred to during the 2000s as ‘Route Irish’ and ... more
  • 3 days Prioritisation of foreign assembly plants at expense of local automotive players worrying – NDC MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has bemoaned the long neglect of the Neoplan Bus Assembly plant in Kumasi plant for the establishment of new car assembly plants by foreign investors. General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia says the last assembly of buses in large quantities done by the plant was facilitated by the John Rawlings administration who purchased raw materials for the purpose. JoyNews/AdomNews · Prioritisation of foreign assembly plants at expense of local automotive players worrying – NDC These buses were used to establish the Metro Mass Transit (MMT) under former President John Agyekum Kufuor. Mr Asiedu Nketiah ... more
  • 3 days Customers of defunct Saving & Loans, MFIs to receive GHS 3.56bn in cash MyJoyOnline -World
    Effective Wednesday 16 September 2020, customers of defunct Savings and Loans Companies, Finance Houses and Microfinance companies whose locked-up deposits were earlier settled in bonds will receive cash. This follows a release of GHS 3.56billion, equivalent to the total value of the bond component of funding required to settle the depositors of the 25 Savings and Loans Companies and Finance Houses and that 347 defunct Microfinance companies that were being settled with bonds. In a statement by the Receiver, Eric-Nana Nipah, the affected depositors may contact any branch of Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd (“CBG”) the paying bank to access their ... more
  • 3 days Applying for government’s stimulus package is absolutely free – NBSSI clarifies MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) Executive Director has clarified that applying for government’s stimulus package under the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) is absolutely free. Kosi Yankey Ayeh in an interview on JoyNews’ AM Show Tuesday noted that during the application period, people, particularly, in the rural parts of the country were duped to pay an amount of money in order to apply. This, she stressed, is unacceptable, since her outfit has not designated any middlemen or agents to assist potential applicants with their applications. “One of the major challenge was that there was a lot of ... more
  • 3 days Fire erupts in central Beirut commercial district, Lebanese media says MyJoyOnline -World
    A fire erupted in central Beirut’s commercial district on Tuesday, Lebanese broadcasters reported. Broadcaster al-Jadeed said a landmark building designed by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid was on fire. The building was close to completion after years of construction. The post Fire erupts in central Beirut commercial district, Lebanese media says appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 3 days Trump less trusted internationally than Putin and Xi after Covid-19 response MyJoyOnline -World
    The United States’ image around the world has plummeted in the wake of its coronavirus response, a major global survey has found. People in several of America’s allied nations are dismayed by President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis and view him as less trustworthy than other world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center. Favorability toward the US in the UK, Canada, France, Japan and Australia is the lowest it has been in at least two decades, the survey found. Donald Trump is not responsible for COVID-19, but he is responsible ... more
  • 3 days Think entrepreneurship – UEW VC tells students MyJoyOnline -World
    The University of Education, Winneba, has prevailed on its fresh graduates to exhibit their creative thinking abilities by becoming employers instead of waiting to be on the government’s payroll. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Rev. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni said the mentality that the government should be the only one employing graduates should be nibbed in the bud and entrepreneurship encouraged. Speaking at a virtual congregation ceremony held at the Jophus Anamuah Mensah Conference Hall, the VC urged the graduates to change the narrative by being counted in the field of entrepreneurship and job creation. The University of Education, Winneba, was ... more
  • 3 days Blind US voters sue over lack of accessible, mail-in ballots MyJoyOnline -World
    Kenneth Semien has not left his Texas home, nor had any visitors inside his house since March 14, the day after officials declared a state of disaster and national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. As a 59-year-old African American man, who is blind and has high blood pressure, Semien simply cannot take the risk. “My experience 18 years ago, being in a hospital for 89 days, really wants me to do whatever I can to stay out of a hospital,” he said, recalling the time a battle with meningitis left him completely blind in one eye and ... more
  • 3 days Men change when they get more money – Michy MyJoyOnline -World
    Ex-girlfriend of dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, Michy, says there are changes in personalities of men when they make more money. According to her, many men are more humble when they have less money or opportunities. Speaking to Emelia Brobbey on the Okukuseku show, she explained that men at that stage listen to counsel and pay attention when needed. Michy was responding to a question about how different Shatta Wale was prior to and after fame. She stated that although there had been a change she understands that it is a natural way of life. Michy explained that “money changes ... more
  • 3 days Be vigilant against vain promises – Naana Opoku-Agyemang tells voters MyJoyOnline -World
    Running Mate to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has urged the electorate to be vigilant against vain campaign promises by politicians. Addressing hundreds of residents of the mining town of Prestea in the Western Region on Tuesday, she said, “Do not let anyone deceive you with sweet promises. Prof Opoku-Agyemang instead asked the electorate to check the track record of the parties on fulfilled promised. According to her, the NDC would continue to be sincere with Ghanaians, adding that the party’s manifesto represents what the people want. “We are not like others ... more
  • 3 days Mali coup: ECOWAS orders handover to civilian rule in days or risk sanctions MyJoyOnline -World
    The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has hinted at a possible return of the Malian government to civilian rule in a matter of days amid threats to impose restrictions should push come to shove. President Akufo-Addo, who doubles as the Chairman of the bloc, after Tuesday’s meeting explained that talks with the head of Mali’s new military junta, Col Assimi Goita was progressive. An earlier ultimatum set by the leaders for a handover by close of day September 15 was not met as Col. Assimi Goita leaves the shores of Ghana for Bamako. But President Akufo-Addo told ... more
  • 3 days NPP’s neglect of Ashanti Region in infrastructural development is enough to vote them out – Former Regional Minister MyJoyOnline -World
    National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the governing party’s neglect of Ashanti Region in infrastructural development is enough reason to vote against the party. According to a former Ashanti Regional Minister, Eric Osei even though the NPP has borrowed a $140 billion for development of the country, the stronghold of the party is yet to benefit. Speaking at an NDC Townhall meeting held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Great Hall Tuesday, he stated that the NPP has taken the people in the region for granted. Comparing the track record of the NDC and NPP in term ... more
  • 3 days How a Saudi hustler got her funds locked up in a financial institution MyJoyOnline -World
    It is believed that most people who have their funds locked up with the various financial institutions as a result of the banking sector clean-up are mostly the city dwellers, true. However, there are a good number out there in the countryside whose voices are not often heard. A young lady of 23 years stopped schooling in her second year of senior high school education and travelled abroad as a domestic servant in Saudi Arabia. Rahma, not her real name, as we want to refer to her, returned home only to realise that the monies remitted to be ... more
  • 3 days NPP Manifesto Is A Stolen Version Of NDC Manifesto—Gen. Mosquito ModernGhana -Africa
    The ruling NPP 39;s manifesto for the 2020 elections is full of plagiarised ideas of the NDC 39;s most touted People 39;s Manifesto, according to NDC General Secretary, Mr. Asiedu Nketia. This was when he addressed a town hall meeting in Kumasi, Ashanti Region on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 on the NDC rsquo;s manifesto. ... more
  • 3 days NPP Manifesto Is A Stolen Version Of NDC Manifesto—Gen. Mosquito ModernGhana -World
    The ruling NPP 39;s manifesto for the 2020 elections is full of plagiarised ideas of the NDC 39;s most touted People 39;s Manifesto, according to NDC General Secretary, Mr. Asiedu Nketia. This was when he addressed a town hall meeting in Kumasi, Ashanti Region on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 on the NDC rsquo;s manifesto. ... more
  • 3 days 8 New COVID-19 Deaths Push Ghana’s Death Toll To 294 ModernGhana -Africa
    Some 8 new COVID-19 related deaths recorded have pushed Ghana 39;s death toll to 294 according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The Ghana Health Service, in its latest COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, also announced that the country has recorded 29 new cases. ... more
  • 3 days EC’s 100k Filing Fees Overwhelmingly Unreasonable—PPP ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Chairman of the Progressive People rsquo;s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu, has queried the rationale behind the Electoral Commission (EC rsquo;s) decision to charge GHC 100,000 as filing fees for the 2020 elections. ... more
  • 3 days 8 New COVID-19 Deaths Push Ghana’s Death Toll To 294 ModernGhana -World
    Some 8 new COVID-19 related deaths recorded have pushed Ghana 39;s death toll to 294 according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The Ghana Health Service, in its latest COVID-19 update on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, also announced that the country has recorded 29 new cases. ... more
  • 3 days EC’s 100k Filing Fees Overwhelmingly Unreasonable—PPP ModernGhana -World
    The National Chairman of the Progressive People rsquo;s Party (PPP), Nana Ofori Owusu, has queried the rationale behind the Electoral Commission (EC rsquo;s) decision to charge GHC 100,000 as filing fees for the 2020 elections. ... more
  • 3 days Breonna Taylor’s family ‘agree financial settlement’ over death MyJoyOnline -World
    The family of Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was killed by police in Louisville, Kentucky, have agreed on a multimillion-dollar settlement with the city, US media report. Ms Taylor, 26, was shot eight times when officers entered her home on 13 March during a drugs investigation. Her name has featured prominently in anti-racism protests around the world in recent months. The settlement will reportedly be announced later on Tuesday. It includes a “substantial” payment and will also mandate a series of police reforms in the city, the local Courier Journal newspaper reports. These are believed to include a requirement ... more
  • 3 days Kingdom Exim CEO, MD receive honorary membership recognition at Rotary Club MyJoyOnline -World
    The CEO of Kingdom Exim Group Limited and Managing Director of the company have both been honoured at the Rotary Club of Tema-Community 25 District’s Charter Presentation and Fundraising Ceremony. James Gnanaraj Rajamani and Immanuel Paulraj Rajamani were both recognized as Honorary Members of the club for their sterling contributions towards the socioeconomic development of Tema and its environs through the existence of their business. In an interview with JoyBusiness, James Rajamani said he would leverage the title to continue to expand the business across the country to create more jobs for the youth. He says his outfit ... more
  • 3 days Government releases ¢3.5bn to settle outstanding claims of depositors of collapsed financial institution MyJoyOnline -World
    Government has released ¢3.5 billion to settle all outstanding claims of depositors of defunct financial institutions. In a statement by the Receiver Eric Nipah, he said, “…with effect from September 16, 2020, affected depositors may contact any branch of Consolidated Bank Ghana Ltd (“CBG”) the paying bank to access their newly created Cash accounts which were originally designated as Commercial Paper (Bond) accounts at the bank ie CBG. He explained that the payment “is in line with government’s commitment to protect depositors funds and to shore up public confidence in the financial system, Government made available to the ... more
  • 3 days Akufo-Addo Pledges Government Support For Jospong ModernGhana -Africa
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated his government 39;s unreserved commitment to give Zoomlion Ghana Limited the needed support to provide waste management infrastructure towards a lasting solution to Ghana 39;s waste problems. ... more
  • 3 days Customers Of Collapsed Microfinance Await Settlement From Tomorrow ModernGhana -Africa
    Customers affected by the collapse of about 347 defunct Microfinance companies, 23 Savings and Loans firms, and Finance Houses are expected to be settled once and for all. This follows the release of GHS6. ... more
  • 3 days Akufo-Addo Pledges Government Support For Jospong ModernGhana -World
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated his government 39;s unreserved commitment to give Zoomlion Ghana Limited the needed support to provide waste management infrastructure towards a lasting solution to Ghana 39;s waste problems. ... more
  • 3 days Customers Of Collapsed Microfinance Await Settlement From Tomorrow ModernGhana -World
    Customers affected by the collapse of about 347 defunct Microfinance companies, 23 Savings and Loans firms, and Finance Houses are expected to be settled once and for all. This follows the release of GHS6. ... more
  • 3 days Kamal Deen Justifies 100k Filing Fee; Saying It Will Sanitise The System ModernGhana -World
    As smaller political parties continue to raise alarm over the GHC100,000 Cedis filing fees being charged by the Electoral Commission (EC) a Deputy Director of Communications of the NPP, Kamal-Deen Abdulai has justified the old one billion cedis figure. ... more
  • 3 days Kamal Deen Justifies 100k Filing Fee; Saying It Will Sanitise The System ModernGhana -Africa
    As smaller political parties continue to raise alarm over the GHC100,000 Cedis filing fees being charged by the Electoral Commission (EC) a Deputy Director of Communications of the NPP, Kamal-Deen Abdulai has justified the old one billion cedis figure. ... more
  • 3 days Support Prof. Jane Naana Agyeman To Be Next Veep – Wassa Fiase Queenmother To Women ModernGhana -Africa
    The Paramount Queenmother of Wassa Fiase Traditional area Nana Abena Kunadwoa, has urged women to support the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win this year 39;s general elections. This comes after Vice Presidential Candidate for the NDC, Prof. ... more
  • 3 days Support Prof. Jane Naana Agyeman To Be Next Veep – Wassa Fiase Queenmother To Women ModernGhana -World
    The Paramount Queenmother of Wassa Fiase Traditional area Nana Abena Kunadwoa, has urged women to support the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to win this year 39;s general elections. This comes after Vice Presidential Candidate for the NDC, Prof. ... more
  • 3 days PreTertiary Education Institutions Urged To Register With NaSIA By February 2021 ModernGhana -Africa
    All pre-tertiary institutions are advised to make arrangements and ensure they successfully register with the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) in accordance with the new Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023). ... more
  • 3 days PreTertiary Education Institutions Urged To Register With NaSIA By February 2021 ModernGhana -World
    All pre-tertiary institutions are advised to make arrangements and ensure they successfully register with the National Schools Inspectorate Authority (NaSIA) in accordance with the new Education Regulatory Bodies Act 2020 (Act 1023). ... more
  • 3 days Over 200,000 applicants have benefited from government’s stimulus package – NBSSI MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has revealed that over 200,000 people have so far benefited from government’s stimulus package under the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme. During an interview on JoyNews’ AM Show, the NBSSI’s Executive Director, Kosi Yankey Ayeh said about 185,000 of the beneficiaries are in the microeconomic sector whereas the others are in the macro and higher categories. She noted that the aim of the one-off package is to support as many businesses as possible to help them recover from the harsh impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The goal is for us to continuously facilitate ... more
  • 3 days Ghana ranks 12th in inflation rate in Sub Saharan Africa MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana’s inflation rate of 10.5 percent ranks it 12th among 20 key Sub Saharan African countries tracked by Joy Business. Despite the relatively low inflation, cost of credit still remains high at an average of about 22 percent per annum or more than two percent per month. Inflation has witnessed a relatively low and stable rate for the last three years but lending rates is still high in a country which touts itself as the gateway to Africa. Inflation is a key determinant in deciding the policy rate – the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the Bank ... more
  • 3 days US military to withdraw more than 2,000 troops from Iraq MyJoyOnline -World
    The US military has formally announced that 2,200 of its troops will be withdrawing from Iraq this month. The move had been widely expected. The US has around 5,200 troops in the country that were deployed to fight the Islamic State militant group. This number will be cut to 3,000. Officials in the US-led coalition say Iraqi forces are now mostly able to handle the remnants of IS on their own. “We are continuing to expand on our partner capacity programs that enable Iraqi forces and allow us to reduce our footprint in Iraq,” said the head of ... more
  • 3 days I was never with Shatta Wale for the money or fame – Michy MyJoyOnline -World
    Musician Michelle Diamond, popularly known as Michy, has revealed that she was never into her ex-boyfriend Shatta Wale for his money or fame. According to her, the dancehall artiste had only ¢17 as his savings when they first met. The fame and money, Michy who shares a child with the artiste explained, was a by-product she found herself in as Shatta Wale’s career grew. She stated that being in the show business was not something she aspired especially after her mother warned her against it at a young age. “I cared. I really cared, that was why I stayed ... more
  • 3 days Deputy South African High Commissioner hails friendship with Ghana as he launches Jackson Institute of Innovation and Leadership MyJoyOnline -World
    The Deputy South African High Commissioner to Ghana has hailed the strong bond of friendship between Ghana and South Africa. Thapelo Madumane expressed optimism that the relationship would continue to grow for the mutual benefit of the people of both countries. He said the bilateral relation between the two countries has produced fruitful results over the years in the areas of agriculture, food security, institutional capacity building, science and technology, trade and investment, education and skills development. He was speaking at the launch of the Jackson Institute of Innovation and Leadership (JIIL) in Kumasi. The school which seeks ... more
  • 3 days Juvenile cases on the rise in Aowin Municipality MyJoyOnline -World
    The Aowin Municipal Director of Social Welfare in the Western North Region, Godfred Baah-Dwase, has expressed concern about the upsurge of juvenile cases in the Municipality. He said for the second quarter of 2020, 16 cases involving fourteen boys and two girls were recorded as against thirteen for the whole of 2019. Out of the total cases for the period under review, 62.5 percent were on stealing, defilement recorded 31.25 % and 6.25 % was on assault, he emphasized. Mr. Baah-Dwase noted that 25 percent of the children were given custodial sentences at senior correctional centers while others were ... more
  • 3 days Abigail Hansen, 13, wins ultimate prize for 2020 edition of Onga Jollof battle MyJoyOnline -World
    Thirteen-year-old Abigail Hansen has won the ultimate prize for the 2020 edition of the Onga Jollof battle. Receiving the award at a brief ceremony held in the premises of Promasidor Ghana, Brand Manager of Onga, Linda Nartey said even though the brand could not organise a physical event because of COVID-19, she was impressed with the entries that came in for online edition of the Onga Jollof Battle. She also took the opportunity to congratulate all winners of the tournament and assured Patrons the brand will organise more engaging content for consumers. Abigail took home Onga ... more
  • 4 days Akufo-Addo Hails GEXIM Bank Leadership ModernGhana -Africa
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has hailed the CEO of Ghana Exim Bank, Lawrence Agyinsam and the leadershipfor their respective roles in building and supporting industries to strive in the country. ... more
  • 4 days Akufo-Addo Hails GEXIM Bank Leadership ModernGhana -World
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has hailed the CEO of Ghana Exim Bank, Lawrence Agyinsam and the leadershipfor their respective roles in building and supporting industries to strive in the country. ... more
  • 4 days Concerned Law Students Of Wisconsin Lament Over Expensive Tuition Fees ModernGhana -Africa
    REGISTRAR / MANAGEMENT WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ACCRA, GHANA THROUGH: THE DEAN OF STUDENTS WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ACCRA, GHANA Dear Sir, PETITION FOR THE REVIEW OF THE FEES STRUCTURE FOR THE SEMESTER We write to warmly adulate the efforts being made to administer the University, make critical observations and to prefer suggestions. ... more
  • 4 days Concerned Law Students Of Wisconsin Lament Over Expensive Tuition Fees ModernGhana -World
    REGISTRAR / MANAGEMENT WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ACCRA, GHANA THROUGH: THE DEAN OF STUDENTS WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ACCRA, GHANA Dear Sir, PETITION FOR THE REVIEW OF THE FEES STRUCTURE FOR THE SEMESTER We write to warmly adulate the efforts being made to administer the University, make critical observations and to prefer suggestions. ... more
  • 4 days Ghana’s Covid-19 death toll now 294 with 628 active cases MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana has recorded nine new Covid-19 related deaths bringing the total number of people who have died to 294, the Ghana Health Service has said. In its latest update, the Service said the country’s active cases continue to drop significantly. GHS has indicated that 29 new cases have been recorded bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 45, 601. Out of the number, the active cases now stand at 628 with 44, 679 recoveries/discharges. Below is a regional breakdown of confirmed cases Greater Accra — 22, 068 Ashanti — 10, 928 Western — 2, 963 Eastern — 2, 394 ... more
  • 4 days Adjust tariff to reflect new talk tax – Communication Minister warns telcos MyJoyOnline -World
    The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has cautioned telecom firms that government will take action against those that refuse to review their charges downwards, to reflect the new communication service tax reduction. The Finance Minister during the mid-year budget review announced a reduction of the tax from the previous nine percent to five percent as a move to cushion consumers from the plight of the coronavirus pandemic. As the reviewed tariff is expected to kick start from today, Communication Minister, Ursula-Owusu-Ekuful is also urging consumers to report any operator that goes contrary to the law so that the regulator ... more
  • 4 days Bright Yeboah: Ghana’s Aquaculture industry set on a recovery path after a double blow MyJoyOnline -World
    After relishing a decade of tremendous growth in production, Ghana’s tilapia farmers have been hit with severe setbacks in the last two years. The first blow came with massive fish kills on the lake Volta in 2018 as a result of an infectious disease outbreak. This high fish mortality, according to the Fisheries Commission, were caused by a new bacterial introduction of the Streptococcus agalactiae (type 261), whose DNA is of Asian origin, as well as a combination of bacteria with other parasitic pathogens. In 2019, the Volta river was again plagued by an Infectious Spleen and Kidney Necrosis ... more
  • 4 days About 92 BECE candidates absent in Upper East Region MyJoyOnline -World
    About 92 candidates from four districts in the Upper East Region expected to partake in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) were absent on the first day of the exercise. According to Mr Giba Abraham Adoctor, the Regional Examination Officer, who spoke to the Ghana News Agency in an interview, the candidates included 20 boys and 72 girls. He said the Bolgatanga Municipal where 2,784 candidates made up of 1,177 boys and 1,607 girls were expected to write the examination, 43 candidates, comprising seven boys and 36 girls did not turn up on the first day. In the ... more
  • 4 days Arsenal captain Aubameyang signs new three-year contract MyJoyOnline -World
    Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has signed a new three-year deal with the club. The 31-year-old striker joined the Gunners in January 2018 and won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first full season in 2018-19. “Signing for this special club was never in doubt,” he said. “I believe in Arsenal. We can achieve big things together. We have something exciting here and I believe the best is to come for Arsenal.” Aubameyang scored in Arsenal’s victory at Fulham on Saturday, the first game of the new Premier League season. The Gabon striker also scored two goals against Chelsea ... more
  • 4 days Women grieve stillborn babies as Covid-19 spreads in India MyJoyOnline -World
    Mantasha Bano was 28 weeks pregnant when her cries of sudden, unbearable pain prompted neighbours to call an ambulance in the rural Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It never came, and Bano’s baby was stillborn. Medical workers in the northern state have reported a marked increase in stillbirths as the coronavirus pandemic strains hard-pressed rural health services including maternity care in one of the countries worst hit by COVID-19. Bano, 22, said she believed her baby could have survived if the ambulance had arrived quickly. “It was a girl. She was very beautiful. I feel sad, very sad ... more
  • 4 days Pension scheme for cocoa farmers to commence in October – COCOBOD MyJoyOnline -World
    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Aidoo has announced that all is set to implement the Cocoa Farmers Pension Scheme for all cocoa farmers across the country in October this year. He said the National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA) would be the managers of the scheme, adding that the scheme would not only care for cocoa farmers when they retire, but would guarantee the sustainability of Cocoa production in the country as the youth would be attracted to cocoa farming. Mr Aidoo said this on Monday when he paid a courtesy call on members of ... more
  • 4 days Don Simon introduces range of vegetable milk dairy-free alternatives MyJoyOnline -World
    Don Simon, the number one juice brand in Spain has recently introduced a line of vegetable milk in Ghana that includes soy, rice, oat and almond milk. The Don Simon vegetable milk is 100% non-GMO vegetable food, high in protein, rich in calcium and vitamins D, B2, and B12, and help to maintain a healthy diet.“The Don Simon brand has been operating since 1982 and has been in Ghana for over 35 years. “We recognise that Ghanaians are becoming more health-conscious and our vegetable milk is a great alternative to dairy products and especially suitable for people with lactose ... more
  • 4 days A first look at Samsung’s Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update MyJoyOnline -World
    Android 11 has arrived, which means Samsung’s custom One UI skin is also due for an update to incorporate Google’s latest software, One UI 3.0. The company has started rolling it out to selected developers in the US and South Korea in a “pre-beta” ahead of a larger public beta test. The early screenshots, obtained by XDA-Developers, give us a nice look at what changes we can expect in the update, which includes a mixture of new features that are being added at on OS-level, thanks to Android 11, along with Samsung-specific tweaks and enhancements.  Android Police has posted the full changelog for the ... more
  • 4 days U.S. median income rises, poverty rate drops in 2019: U.S. Census data MyJoyOnline -World
    U.S. median household income rose 6.8 percent last year to $68,700, while the number of people living in poverty dropped. Government said in a report on Tuesday that offered a snapshot of the economy before millions of American jobs were destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau, in an annual report, said the U.S. poverty rate fell by 1.3 percentage points to 10.5 percent in 2019. It said 34 million Americans were in poverty, a decline of 4.2 million. The post U.S. median income rises, poverty rate drops in 2019: U.S. Census data appeared first on ... more
  • 4 days African Development Bank and IFAD supporting government to establish Business Resource Centres MyJoyOnline -World
    The African Development Bank (AfDB) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are funding the establishment of 67 Business Resource Centres (BRCs) through the Rural Enterprises Programme (REP) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  So far, 37 of the BRCs, financed by the AfDB, have been completed at an estimated cost of $14.6 million covering building, furniture, furnishing and office equipment. Additional 30 BRCs, financed by IFAD, are under construction across the country while it has also provided funding for the operationalisation of the initial 37 centres. The 37 completed BRCs have commenced operations since August 2020 ... more
  • 4 days National Peace Council warns media against biased reportage to prevent electoral violence MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Peace Council has urged the media to ensure accurate coverage of issues ahead of December election in order to maintain peace. Former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah said failure to do so is a common cause of political conflicts which are not wanted in the country. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, he warned the media against being politically aligned in the discharge of its work. “The role of the media is absolutely essential for building the peace structure of our country. Therefore, we expect that the media will ... more
  • 4 days Santasi residents demonstrate over poor nature of roads in the area MyJoyOnline -World
    Residents of Santasi Apire in the Kumasi Metropolis are demonstrating against the lack of improvement on their road networks. According to them, promises by government to fix the roads are yet to materialise. The roads, as observed, have been rendered muddy and slippery due to rainfall in the area. Regular commuters explain that drivers have to skillfully maneuver their way through the mud. The demonstrators, including taxi drivers, who held a banner with the inscriptions “Aspire Concern Association”, took to blocking the roads and shouting chants on early Tuesday morning to register their disappointment. Some of them held ... more
  • 4 days Richmond Dadzie: Start-up business and tax issues MyJoyOnline -World
    When forming and operating a business, start up owners obviously will be prone to some critical tax issues. This is because most start up owners have either some basic knowledge or no knowledge at all when it comes to the issue of tax. By paying attention to these issues, startups can position themselves well to take advantage of some meaningful tax benefits and avoid tax problems. It is also notable to note that although it might seem expensive at the beginning of a business to engage the services of professionals such as Chartered Accountants, Lawyers and Tax ... more
  • 4 days Coming up: NDC Town Hall to take Kumasi residents through ‘Peoples’ Manifesto’ MyJoyOnline -World
    All is set in the Garden City of Kumasi as the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) takes its ‘Peoples’ Manifesto’ to the Ashanti Region and its environs. The Town Hall Meeting which comes off at 2 pm on Tuesday will afford the party an opportunity to breakdown its developmental policies and programmes contained in the party’s 2020 Manifesto. It would be addressed by the flagbearer of the party, former President, John Mahama and other speakers. The NDC says it will also take its Town Hall meeting to other regions to explain the ‘People’ Manifesto’, which was ... more
  • 4 days Black Stars target Tariq Lamptey was Brighton’s best player v Chelsea MyJoyOnline -World
    England-born Ghanaian Tariq Lamptey produced an excellent performance in Brighton’s 3-1 Premier League defeat against Chelsea. The right-back, who is eligible to play for England or Ghana, was Brighton’s best player against his former employers on Monday night. He assisted Brighton’s consolation goal scored by Leandro Trossard. Lamptey had a rating of 7.2 from reputable football statistics website, Whoscored.com. His rating is the best among Brighton players. But of the two teams, his rating placed him fifth, behind man of the match Kurt Zouma (7.9), Jorginho (7.6), Timo Werner (7.4) and Ngolo Kante (7.3). Lamptey’s performance was also hailed ... more
  • 4 days First batch of investors of liquidated Fund Managers to get paid on September 23 MyJoyOnline -World
    The first batch of locked-up investments funds in cash will be paid to the depositors [investors] on 23rd September of this month, according to the Official Liquidator, the Registrar General. Withdrawal from the fund [mutual fund] will however commence on 30th September, 2020. The fund will have a short term (Tier 1) component which will allow the investors [depositors] to retrieve a portion of their claims immediately in cash and the remaining in a medium term (Tier 2) component [a mutual fund] that shall have time based withdrawal restrictions. The Registrar General communicated the information to investors and creditors ... more
  • 4 days Akufo-Addo’s vision and conviction restore dignity to Ghanaians MyJoyOnline -World
    It took bold, decisive and visionary leadership of President Akufo-Addo to turn around the fortunes of a country whose economy was in disarray, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid,  Deputy Campaign Manager, New Patriotic Party (NPP), has said. Dr Abdul-Hamid made these remarks at the party’s weekly media briefing in Accra on Monday, September 14. The NPP’s weekly media encounter provides an opportunity to explain key issues in its 2020 manifesto and offer perspectives on the best leader to lead the country going into the December 7 polls. Dr Abdul-Hamid said Ghana required a stable and steady hands to steer it from ... more
  • 4 days NCCE Warns Against Degradation Of Ghana’s Environment ModernGhana -Africa
    The National Commission on Civic Education is demanding urgent action to halt the severe effects of human activity on Ghana rsquo;s environment as degradation, deforestation; unregulated mining and unsafe environmental practices assume an alarming state. ... more
  • 4 days Pass Your BECE And Enjoy Free SHS—Obuasi East DCE To Candidates ModernGhana -Africa
    Hon. Faustina Amissah the District Chief Executive for Obuasi East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region together with the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Dr. Patrick Boakye Yiadom have toured Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Centres in the District. ... more
  • 4 days Electoral Commission should generate future voters register from NIA – Attorney General MyJoyOnline -World
    The Attorney General has asked the Electoral Commission (EC) to consider the usage of data from the National Identity Register owned by the National Identification Authority (NIA) for future voters register. Gloria A. Akuffo said that would not only save the country some money but also promote national unity. The Minister of Justice was speaking at the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) Webinar held at the Law court complex in Accra on the theme: “Enhancing National Cohesion: The essence of free, fair and responsible electoral process.” Ms Akuffo noted that as at September 8, this year, over 15 million people ... more
  • 4 days Photos of Ecowas leaders arriving in Ghana for consultative meeting on Mali MyJoyOnline -World
    President Nana Akufo-Addo will on Monday chair a consultative meeting of Ecowas leaders as part of efforts to resolve the political crisis in Mali. The meeting is expected to chart the way forward after elements of the Malian Armed Forces began a mutiny on August 18, 2020. The soldiers detained several government officials including the President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta who resigned and dissolved the government. Foreign minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey ahead of the meeting said it will be held to proffer conflict resolution strategies in accordance with relevant protocols to bring an end to the political ... more
  • 4 days Fort St Batenstein: A Dutch slave Fort where Ghanaian king was beheaded MyJoyOnline -World
    By the memories that it holds are still raw in the minds of those who know its cold story. Fort St Batenstein, the Dutch word for “profit fort” was the nerve centre of a grand Dutch invasion plan in the West of Gold Coast way before the British who would eventually colonize the entire country would arrive. Built in 1656, it had several forts to the west like Metal Cross in Dixcove, Fredericksburg in Prince’ Town and St Anthony and then Komenda and St George in Elmina to the east. Its location- only a walking distance ... more
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