• 24 mins World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) On Increase In Cocoa Price For The 2020/2021 Season ModernGhana -Opinion
    The leadership of The World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO), Ghana Chapter, would like to commend COCOBOD and for that matter the Government of Ghana on the producer price increment for the 2020/2021 season. ... more
  • 24 mins CSOs In Ghana Encouraged To Work Internalize Int’l Treaties, Conventions ModernGhana -Opinion
    Civil Society Organisations including Faith-Based Organisations in Ghana have been called upon to agree on how to work together to ensure that international treaties and conventions are internalised and domesticated in the country. ... more
  • 24 mins Punish Gold Smugglers Heavily—CBTG Urges Gov’t ModernGhana -Opinion
    The CHAMBER OF BULLION TRADERS GHANA (CBTG), the representative body of Licensed Gold Exporters (LGE) and Small Scale Gold Miners has raised major concerns with the recent spate of gold smuggling cases recorded at the land borders and at the Kotoka International Airport and has called for severe sanctions to be meted out to these smugglers. ... more
  • 24 mins OFAB Ghana Holds Successful Media Awards Ceremony ModernGhana -Opinion
    The 4th Edition of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), Ghana Chapter media awards ceremony came off successfully in Accra. It was under the theme Promoting Credible and Balanced Science Reporting for Quality Seed Development and Food Security. ... more
  • 24 mins Ghana Gov’t Implored To Support UN Binding Treaty ModernGhana -Opinion
    Caritas Ghana in partnership with DKA Austria and Misereor Germany, organised a stakeholders Virtual Workshop to heighten awareness of Local Civil Society Organizations, especially members of the FAITH in Ghana Alliance, about the Binding Treaty process and how they can influence the Government of Ghana to support the Binding Treaty. ... more
  • 8 hours Over 7,000 Civilian Employees, Families Threaten To Vote Against Akufo-Addo As Military Command Lay Ambush ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Civilian Employees of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) have threatened to punish President Akufo-Addo and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 7 polls if government fails to better their conditions of service. ... more
  • 10 hours Driver Jailed 30years For Robbery ModernGhana -Opinion
    Issah Iddrisu, a driver, was on Monday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for robbing a woman at gun point at Gbawe in Accra. Iddrisu, in his robbery attack, stabbed one Theophilus P Tetteh, the husband of the complainant, with a knife on his chest. ... more
  • 10 hours Winners For 25th GJA Awards Announced ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has announced winners for its 25th GJA awards slated for October 24, at the Movenpic Hotel in Accra. The event, on the theme: COVID-19 and credible presidential and parliamentary elections: The media factor is to celebrate journalists who submitted quality entries to the competition and distinguished themselves in the professional practice. ... more
  • 10 hours Agona West: NDC PC Confirmed Issuing Bank-Cheques To Suspected Criminals ModernGhana -Opinion
    Paul Ofori Amoah, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Agona West, is being interrogated by the Central Regional Police CID in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Member of Parliament for the area. ... more
  • 10 hours Akufo-Addo Inaugurates Seven-Member RTI Commission Board ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo Monday inaugurated a seven-member Governing Board of the Right to Information Commission, with a call to ensure its work is guided by the rule of law, free speech and attachment to justice. ... more
  • 12 hours Government did not fund JB Danquah Memorial Centre – Ofori Panin Fie denies claims MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ofori Panin Fie has described a video in circulation in which a broadcast journalist by name, Kwabena Bobie Ansah of Accra FM attributes the financing of the J.B. Danquah Memorial Centre to the sole efforts of the government of Ghana. The Ofori Panin Fie is concerned with the substance of the publication and has refuted the claims, describing it as a false, irresponsible and abysmal, attempts to misinform the populace and heighten tempers within the country as the 2020 General Elections draw nearer. In a statement signed and issued by the Akyem Abuakwa State Secretary. D. M. Ofori ... more
  • 12 hours Independent contender or not, Kyei Mensah will win hands down – Haruna Iddrisu MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Minority Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, said his fellow MP and leader of the Majority in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, will maintain his seat despite challenges from an independent contender for the Suame Parliamentary seat. Mr George Prempeh, with links to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), is contesting as an independent candidate, determined to unseat Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the MP for Suame and Leader of Government Business. Mr Prempeh was unable to contest the NPP primaries because the delegates endorsed the current Suame MP to go unopposed. However, the ... more
  • 13 hours Lawyer demands independent inquiry into Womba’s death MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    George Asamaney, Lawyer for James Nana Womba, prime suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has called for an independent inquiry into the death of his client in police custody. Mr. Asamaney also said the post mortem on Womba should also be conducted by an independent body. Reacting to the death of Womba in Accra, Counsel said: “We are all shocked. I called the mother of Womba this morning so we could have discussions. Not quite long, I received a call from Womba’s mother that some armed Police personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department had informed ... more
  • 13 hours Swing regions inclining to NDC’s favour ahead of Election 2020 – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former President John Mahama said that the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) analysis ahead of Election 2020 suggests the NDC will win in the swing regions. This, according to him, is as a result of bad policies introduced by the NPP government since assuming office in 2017. The NDC Flagbearer indicated that aside Eastern and Ashanti Regions that the NPP is likely to win; the NDC will win the 2020 Elections in the other 14 regions including their Northern and Volta Regions which are regarded as their strongholds. “Comparing 2016 to now, our analysis shows the swing is in ... more
  • 13 hours Cinemas remain closed due to high-risk social activities – Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the social activities that go on in cinemas, enclosed night clubs and beaches have contributed to government’s hesitation to ease restrictions in such areas. According to him, there are high-risk levels associated with the places and their activities when it comes to the spreading of the novel coronavirus. Speaking on The Probe with Emefa Apawu he explained that if these places are opened, while the risk levels remain high, it could lead to an outbreak or the second wave of the virus. “Take the night club, for example, you have alcohol, loud music, ... more
  • 13 hours Enterprise Trustees Partners Agrocenta to provide retirement income security for small holder farmers MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Enterprise Trustees Limited has launched a partnership with Agrocenta, a digital food distribution platform, to provide retirement solutions as a value addition to small holder farmers in Afram Plains of Ghana. Under the scheme, farmers will make voluntary personal pension contributions during the harvesting seasons from the sale of their produce to Agrocenta.  The benefits will include lump sum payouts, periodic withdrawals and a life insurance cover. Agrocenta currently works with about 46,000 farmers across several regions in Ghana. These farmers will be assisted by Agrocenta field officers to enroll onto the Pensions Scheme via a USSD shortcode at ... more
  • 13 hours Processes to get GMO cowpea approved in Ghana to enter next phase in November MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) has announced it will in November officially request approval from the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) to put genetically modified cowpea variety into the hands of farmers outside confined experimental fields. The application for environmental release of the Bt cowpea variety which has inherent resistance to pest attacks will be done once an internal review process which is currently ongoing at SARI is completed. SARI is one of 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) responsible for the development of improved crop varieties for the benefit of farmers in the ... more
  • 13 hours Suaman constituency inaugurates ‘Operation Win Suaman Seat’ campaign team MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Western North Regional Patron and Campaign Team Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Joojo Rocky Obeng has inaugurated a 50-member team to champion the ‘Operation Win Suaman Seat’. The agenda, geared towards canvassing unprecedented victory for the NPP particularly the parliamentary elections for Frederick Addy, began with a massive unity/health walk within the principal streets of the Suaman-Dadieso Community. The constituency which was carved out of the Aowin constituency in 2004 has since been represented in parliament on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) with quite a large margin until the NPP lost with a ... more
  • 13 hours Venue and dates for 2021 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifying matches not yet confirmed MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    CAF stated in a correspondence addressed to the GFA that:“Reference to the decision already taken by CAF in August 2020 concerning the rescheduling of the U17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers due to the current situation of COVID -19 in Africa, we would like to inform you that CAF Competitions Division had a meeting with their  FIFA counterpart to inquire about the dates and Venue of the Final Tournament of FIFA U-17 WWC-2021. Hence, venue and dates for the said Final Tournaments have not been confirmed by FIFA yet. Therefore, the new retained dates for the second round would be ... more
  • 13 hours Media not holding Akufo-Addo accountable enough – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Flagbearer of the opposition NDC John Mahama has accused the media of failing to hold President Akufo-Addo accountable for promises made before assuming office in 2017. This comes on the back of allegations by the former President that, President Akufo-Addo has failed in his fight against ‘galamsey’ in the country for which reason he put his presidency on the line. Mr Mahama blamed part of the problem on the media for failing to expose the rots in government’s galamsey fight despite knowing the truth.  “The media is not holding government accountable despite knowing what is going on in the ... more
  • 13 hours Police invite NDC MP aspirant over alleged plots to assassinate Gender Minister MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The NDC Parliamentary candidate for Agona West is currently in police custody over alleged plots to assassinate the Gender Minister. Paul Ofori-Amuah is said to be assisting police in their investigations into allegations by the security agency after a complaint was filed by the Cynthia Mamle Morrison. The Minister had alleged that some four persons earlier picked up by the police are plotting to take her life. Mr Ofori-Amuah is said to have admitted issuing two cheques found with the suspects in their hotel room in Swedru in the Central Region where they were arrested on October ... more
  • 14 hours Driver jailed 30 years for robbery MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A driver, Issah Iddrisu was on Monday sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by an Accra Circuit Court for robbing a woman of her car keys and two mobile phones at gunpoint at Gbawe in Accra. Iddrisu, in his robbery attack, stabbed one Theophilus P Tetteh, the husband of the complainant, with a knife. He was held on the charge of conspiracy, attempt to rob, robbery, causing unlawful harm, and possession of arms and ammunition without lawful authority. Iddrisu pleaded not guilty but the Court presided over by Mrs. Afua Owusuwa Appiah however found him guilty on the charges and ... more
  • 14 hours US charges 6 Russian hackers over global attacks MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Mug shots of the men, aged between 27 and 35, were released on a poster with the words: “Wanted by the FBI”. The charging announcement came as Britain accused Russian cyber spies of attacking the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics before they were postponed, and of posing as Chinese and North Korean hackers to target the 2018 games. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, described the actions of Russia’s GRU military intelligence ... more
  • 14 hours Rejuvenate partners Ashanti Regional office of Agric Ministry to use Greenfert fertiliser on demo farms MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ashanti Regional Department of Food and Agriculture is collaborating with Rejuvenate Gaia Global, licensed importers of Greenfert organic fertilizer to embark on demonstration farms,. They are using the company’s organic fertilizer to scale-up government’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ (PFJ) initiative. The partnership is expected to positively impact farmers in all 27 districts across the region to improve food production and to deepen the success of the PFJ. This was at a training programme in Kumasi, to appraise some district directors and their crop officers, agrochemical dealers and distributors on the benefit of using Greenfert organic granular fertilizer. ... more
  • 14 hours 11 Multimedia Group journalists to be honoured at 2019 GJA Awards MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Multimedia Group will feature massively at the 2019 Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) Awards slated for Saturday, October 24. In all, 11 journalists and four brands in the group; Joy News, Asempa FM, Adom, and Nhyira FM will be honoured. The 10 journalists to be honoured from the group are Emefa Apawu, Albert Sore, Komla Adom, Sampson Lardy Ayenini, Nancy Emefa Dzradosi, Prince Appiah all of Joy News, David Andoh of myjoyonline.com and Kojo Aborampa, Samuel Alfred Amoh, Efia Amankwah Tamakloe and Kwame Anum of Adom TV. These are out of 625 and 75 hard and online ... more
  • 14 hours Government working to ensure peace amid elections – Defence Minister MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul is assuring that government will do everything possible to ensure Ghana maintains peace during and after the 2020 polls.  Speaking at the launch of the United Nations@75 event at the Accra International Conference Center, he stated that government is making efforts to engage with chiefs, opinion leaders other stakeholders to win the people’s hearts. This, he explained, will help ensure that the country’s peace is secured amid the elections. “We are making efforts to ensure that we remain one nation…we have been engaging everybody to make sure that we win the heart and minds of ... more
  • 14 hours Bolivia election: Evo Morales’s ally Luis Arce set for win MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A quick count suggests socialist candidate Luis Arce of the Mas party is set to win Bolivia’s presidential election in the first round. The second-placed candidate, Carlos Mesa, has conceded defeat and called Mr Arce’s 20-percentage-point lead in the quick-count “unassailable”. Mr Arce, an ally of exiled former President Evo Morales, says he will form a “government of national unity”. The country is still deeply divided after last year’s annulled election. What does the quick count say? A quick-count by pollsters Ciesmori suggests Luis Arce has won with 52.4%, trailed by Mr Mesa of the centrist Citizens’ Community alliance ... more
  • 14 hours Andrew Amoako Asiamah is still MP for Fomena – Spokesperson MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Fomena legislator who is running as an independent candidate, says he is still the MP for the area despite suggestions he has forfeited his seat. The NPP MP Andrew Amoako Asiamah has been expelled from the party after his decision to go independent. In an interview with Papa Nyamekye on Nhyira FM’s ‘Kuro Yi Mu Nsem,’ his spokesperson, Seth Oduro explained that the expulsion of Mr Asiamah from the NPP doesn’t mean he has vacated his seat in Parliament. “When someone is expelled from Parliament, it’s a parliamentary issue. If the NPP says they don’t need Mr ... more
  • 14 hours Sanitation Ministry donates dustbins to media houses MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources on Monday donated 370 dustbins to media house across the country.      The Ministry also presented 130 refuse containers to Senior High Schools that participated in the 2020 National Maths and Science Quiz (NMSQ).      The bins for media houses were given through the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and aimed at enhancing the national sanitation campaign and promoting environmental cleanliness.      Mrs Cecilia Abena Dapaah, the Minister in charge of the Ministry, who made the donation, commended journalists for supporting the sanitation campaign and urged them to heighten ... more
  • 14 hours Apple raises iPhone 12 repair price MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Apple on Monday raised its price for out-of-warranty iPhone 12 repairs compared to the iPhone 11, yet another change that may make the 2020 model more expensive. For the base iPhone 12, it’ll cost $279 to fix a cracked screen if you don’t have AppleCare+, which is $80 more than the iPhone 11. The price jump is likely because Apple switched from an LCD to an OLED display. “Other damage” on the iPhone 12 will also cost $50 more than the iPhone 11, jumping from $399 to $449. Out-of-warranty repairs for the iPhone 12 Pro models remain the same as the ... more
  • 14 hours Ethiopian MPs scolded for their fashion choices MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has dressed downed members of the house of representatives about their sartorial choices, saying his locally-made suit was “superior” to what the MPs were wearing. “This fabric I am wearing is from the Konta area [south western Ethiopia],” Mr Abiy has said. “I belief this clothing if not superior to the suits you are wearing, it is at least not inferior. It’s handmade. Its quality is high. If I don’t respect and show it, who will?” he said. He told them to value products made in Ethiopia. The prime minister was answering questions ... more
  • 14 hours End Sars protests: Amnesty warns of ‘escalating attacks’ MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Rights group Amnesty International has raised concern about “escalating violence” in Nigeria against the #EndSars protest movement. Armed thugs had attacked protesters at the headquarters of the central bank in the capital, Abuja, it said. For their part, police accused people “posing” as protesters of looting weapons, and torching police buildings in southern Edo state. Prisoners were also reported to have escaped from a jail in the state. The protests started about two weeks ago to demand an end to police brutality, with mainly young people using the social media hashtag #EndSars to rally people to demand the closure ... more
  • 14 hours Akufo-Addo launches 2017/18 census on Agriculture Report, after 33-year break MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has launched the 2017/18 National Report of the Ghana Census of Agriculture, the first time in some 33 years. At the event held at Jubilee House, the seat of the nation’s presidency, on Monday, President Akufo-Addo noted that the importance of agriculture to Ghana’s growth and development demands that the data on the sector, which informs the formulation of strategies and policies, as well as the monitoring and evaluation of such policies, must be accurate and up-to-date. “In any well-governed state, both the population census and the census of agriculture are taken every ten years. In the ... more
  • 14 hours Obuasi East Assembly supports 49 persons with disabilities MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Obuasi East District Assembly has distributed items worth GH¢103,637.00 to 49 Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) to support their business operations.        The items were procured from the District’s share of the Disability Fund, which is dedicated to providing financial assistance to empower PWDs to undertake sustainable economic ventures.        It is to make them financially independent and to improve their living conditions.      The items included industrial sewing machines, cocoa spraying machines, deep freezers, knitting machines, hair dryers and accessories, steel containers for shops, assorted provisions, laptops, and wheel chairs.      ... more
  • 15 hours NDC to establish Street Lights Development Authority MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it will establish a National Street Lights Development Authority (NSLDA) if it wins the December 7, elections.        Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the National Chairman of the NDC, who announced this, said the Authority would manage the street lights levies paid by electricity consumers to properly maintain the street lights in the country.      Addressing party supporters at a campaign tour of the New Edubiase constituency, he said the Authority would have offices in the districts and employ electricians to repair and fix problems on street lights in the communities.  ... more
  • 15 hours Let’s not spill blood over political differences – Prof. Opoku-Agyemang MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Running Mate of the NDC’s flagbearer, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has called for calm in the campaign activities of parties contesting the December 7, elections. “Our activities should not be characterized by violence and disorderliness since we are not at war with each other. “Let us not spill blood over our political differences, but think of the overall interest of the citizenry, stability and development of the nation,” Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang advised. She made the call when she paid a courtesy call on Barima Osei Hwedie II, Chief of Ejura in the Ashanti Region, as part of her campaign ... more
  • 16 hours Vietnam: Devastating landslides hit army camp MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Heavy flooding and landslides have hit central Vietnam for more than a week. Rescue workers faced a dangerous situation, after 13 of them died trying to reach those trapped in the mud. Rescue teams in Vietnam raced against the clock on Sunday in search for a dozen men, after a series of landslides overwhelmed an army camp.  Heavy rain has pounded over Central Vietnam for more than a week, resulting in floods and landslides that have killed at least 64 people, according to the country’s disaster management authority.  “From 2 a.m. until now, there have been four to five landslides, exploding like bombs, and it feels like the ... more
  • 16 hours Nigeria state imposes curfew amid jailbreak MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Authorities in Nigeria’s southern Edo state have imposed a 24-hour curfew following what it describes as “incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums in the guise of #ENDSARS protesters.” Huge protests against police brutality continued in the state on Monday with several reports of riots breaking out in different locations and a jailbreak at a detention facility. Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie, who announced the curfew said it is to take effect from 16:00 Monday until further notice. “This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private ... more
  • 16 hours Students return to schools in Mozambique MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    More students are resuming face to face learning in Mozambique after the government rolled out a plan for gradual reopening of schools. University students were the first group to report back when restrictions were eased on 1 October. Mozambican Ministry of Education and Human Development spokesperson, Feliciano Mahalambe, said 300,000 Grade 10 students in more than 800 schools across the country will return to schools on Monday. Mr Mahalambe said since 1 October when Grade 12 students resumed classes, no cases of new Covid-19 had been recorded. He said the authorities will give the go-ahead for learning to resume ... more
  • 16 hours Amoah Evans nominated DCE for Bia East District Assembly MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has nominated Amoah Evans as the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the Bia East District Assembly in the Western North Region. This was in accordance with the constitution’s Article 243(1) and section 20(1) of the Local Governance Act, Act 936. A statement by the Local Government Ministry, the Western North Region Minister, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu and the Regional Electoral Commission would conduct the confirmation process of the nominated District Executive. Born at Sefwi Adabokrom in the Western North Region, Mr Evans is married with a child. He studied Bachelor of Administration at the All Nations University and ... more
  • 17 hours Okyenhene Denies Report Accusing Akufo-Addo Of Funding JB Danquah Memorial Center ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ofori Panin Fie has rubbished claims that the construction of J. B Danquah Memorial Centre was financed by the state with taxpayers money. Popular talk show host Kwabena Bobie Ansah claimed on radio show that tax payers money has been used to build the edifice to serve as a library but has been decorated with images of the late Uncle of the President, Okyenhene and the President himself while denying children the use of the Library. ... more
  • 17 hours Parliament Passes Criminal Offences Bill To Make Corruption A Felony ModernGhana -Opinion
    Parliament has passed the Criminal Offences (Amendment) Bill 2020. The Bill categorizes the offense of corruption as a felony. The move is to introduce stiffer punishment to deter public officers from engaging in corrupt practices. ... more
  • 17 hours NAGRAT Vex Over Delayed Lump Sum Arrears For Pensioners ModernGhana -Opinion
    Some pensioners who were members of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) are yet to receive differences in the lump sum arrears, owed them after retiring in January this year. Though the government has assured that differences occasioned by anomalies regarding the three-tier pension scheme will be addressed, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu, says he has not seen any progress. ... more
  • 17 hours See How To Know If Your Car Tyre Has Expired ModernGhana -Opinion
    Without car tyres, a car cannot move and it is very cardinal that as a driver, from time to time, one needs to check the expiration dates of his or her car tyres. Do you have knowledge on the fact that car tyres also have an expiration dates? Every tyre of any vehicle has an expiration date after which must be replaced. ... more
  • 17 hours Africa’s Problem Is Lack Of Knowledge – World Renowned Historian ModernGhana -Opinion
    Anthony T. Browder, a world-renowned historian and archaeologist, has averred that Africa is considered to be poor due to its lack of requisite knowledge of what lies in their hands to become richer than any continent. ... more
  • 22 hours Akufo-Addo has failed in fight against galamsey, he must resign – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former President John Mahama has asked President NanaAkufo-Addo to resign for failing to ensure that illegal mining popularly known as galamsey has been ended in the country. The NDC flagbearer said this will be in line with a promise by the President to vacate his seat if he failed to tackle the canker. “Akufo-Addo has failed when it comes to the fight against ‘galamsey’ and so if he has put his tenure on the line then he probably shouldn’t be running for the next presidency, he should be resigning now,” he said. In an interview, on Joy Prime, the ... more
  • 22 hours Akufo-Addo has failed in fight against galamsey, he must resign – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former President John Mahama has asked President NanaAkufo-Addo to resign for failing to ensure that illegal mining popularly known as galamsey has been ended in the country. The NDC flagbearer said this will be in line with a promise by the President to vacate his seat if he failed to tackle the canker. “Akufo-Addo has failed when it comes to the fight against ‘galamsey’ and so if he has put his tenure on the line then he probably shouldn’t be running for the next presidency, he should be resigning now,” he said. In an interview, on Joy Prime, the ... more
  • 23 hours ‘My life flashed in my eyes’ – Actress Omotola Jalade shares experience with Nigerian police MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade says she once saw her life flash before her eyes when police pointed a gun at her and others during a protest 10 years ago. According to her, she and her friends flew to Abuja to joined the EiE (Enough is Enough) protests which was organised to call the then President Goodluck Jonathan to order in the killings in Jos and fuel scarcity. Omotola on her Instagram page explained that although she was scared, she was also angry that the security agency will threaten them for protesting for a good course. “But! … instead of ... more
  • 23 hours ‘My life flashed in my eyes’ – Actress Omotola Jalade shares experience with Nigerian police MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade says she once saw her life flash before her eyes when police pointed a gun at her and others during a protest 10 years ago. According to her, she and her friends flew to Abuja to joined the EiE (Enough is Enough) protests which was organised to call the then President Goodluck Jonathan to order in the killings in Jos and fuel scarcity. Omotola on her Instagram page explained that although she was scared, she was also angry that the security agency will threaten them for protesting for a good course. “But! … instead of ... more
  • 23 hours Cardi B deletes Twitter account after receiving criticism for reuniting with Offset MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Cardi B is no longer on Twitter. In an impromptu Instagram Live update on Saturday night (Oct. 17), the rapper said she left the social media platform because she was frustrated over tweets from followers who were criticising her and harassing Offset. “A whole bunch of 15-year-olds telling me how to live my life like I’m mother—-ing Ariana Grande or something,” Cardi said in her rant, “like I came from Disney or something.” “I’m so tired that because of y’all I’ve gotta continuously explain myself,” said Cardi, who recently reconciled with Offset after filing for divorce. “I didn’t put my divorce out there, a ... more
  • 23 hours Cardi B deletes Twitter account after receiving criticism for reuniting with Offset MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Cardi B is no longer on Twitter. In an impromptu Instagram Live update on Saturday night (Oct. 17), the rapper said she left the social media platform because she was frustrated over tweets from followers who were criticising her and harassing Offset. “A whole bunch of 15-year-olds telling me how to live my life like I’m mother—-ing Ariana Grande or something,” Cardi said in her rant, “like I came from Disney or something.” “I’m so tired that because of y’all I’ve gotta continuously explain myself,” said Cardi, who recently reconciled with Offset after filing for divorce. “I didn’t put my divorce out there, a ... more
  • 23 hours Chief Operation Officer for AWA, Sean Mendes exits as contract elapses MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Chief Operation Officer of Africa World Airlines, Sean Mendes, prepares to exit the airline after a two-year contract. Sean Mendes writes an open letter to announce his exit which will take effect from next month, November 2020. In his letter, he makes known that he will be returning to his home country Malawi as he takes a final break from formal duties but for consultancy. Mr. Mendes indicated that all formal operations should be copied to his assistant, Captain Kwasi Oteng, who will be taking his place with immediate effect from next month. Read the letter ... more
  • 23 hours Chief Operation Officer for AWA, Sean Mendes exits as contract elapses MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Chief Operation Officer of Africa World Airlines, Sean Mendes, prepares to exit the airline after a two-year contract. Sean Mendes writes an open letter to announce his exit which will take effect from next month, November 2020. In his letter, he makes known that he will be returning to his home country Malawi as he takes a final break from formal duties but for consultancy. Mr. Mendes indicated that all formal operations should be copied to his assistant, Captain Kwasi Oteng, who will be taking his place with immediate effect from next month. Read the letter ... more
  • 23 hours Businesses that embrace technology will gain competitive edge – Vodafone Director MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Director of Digital Transformation and Commercial Operations at Vodafone Ghana has urged businesses to embrace digital customer experience to enable them to gain a competitive edge Angela Mensah-Poku said businesses can only thrive over their competitors when they embrace technology in operations.   “Digitisation is the current enabler for everything under the sun and the global pandemic has affirmed this. The world is so different now and consumer needs have suddenly become almost too many to count and it changes every day. “Everybody now expects choice, control and convenience. However, new technologies including cloud computing, artificial intelligence ... more
  • 23 hours Businesses that embrace technology will gain competitive edge – Vodafone Director MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Director of Digital Transformation and Commercial Operations at Vodafone Ghana has urged businesses to embrace digital customer experience to enable them to gain a competitive edge Angela Mensah-Poku said businesses can only thrive over their competitors when they embrace technology in operations.   “Digitisation is the current enabler for everything under the sun and the global pandemic has affirmed this. The world is so different now and consumer needs have suddenly become almost too many to count and it changes every day. “Everybody now expects choice, control and convenience. However, new technologies including cloud computing, artificial intelligence ... more
  • 24 hours Former refugee becomes New Zealand’s first African MP MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    An Eritrean former refugee has become New Zeland’s first African MP following Labour Party’s biggest victory in 50 years. Ibrahim Omer is now a list MP having ranked 42 in the Labour Party list. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party won enough seats to allow Mr Ibrahim to be in parliament. During campaigns Mr Ibrahim said he wanted to “fight for people in the positions he has been in to have better opportunities for a decent life”. He fled Eritrea in 2003 into a refugee camp in neighbouring Sudan. He was later resettled in New Zealand where he worked as ... more
  • 24 hours Former refugee becomes New Zealand’s first African MP MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    An Eritrean former refugee has become New Zeland’s first African MP following Labour Party’s biggest victory in 50 years. Ibrahim Omer is now a list MP having ranked 42 in the Labour Party list. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party won enough seats to allow Mr Ibrahim to be in parliament. During campaigns Mr Ibrahim said he wanted to “fight for people in the positions he has been in to have better opportunities for a decent life”. He fled Eritrea in 2003 into a refugee camp in neighbouring Sudan. He was later resettled in New Zealand where he worked as ... more
  • 24 hours Websoft CEO insists Asamoah Gyan and brother assaulted him MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Websoft Solutions has maintained that he was assaulted by Black Stars General Captain Asamoah Gyan and his brother Baffuor Gyan. Godwin Martey refuted claims made by the two brothers on various media platforms that they did not lay a finger on him as reported. He also stated that the recent apology by Asamoah Gyan was out of place as it was directed to his fans instead of the actual victim [him and his mother]. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Monday he said if the footballers have shown some form of remorse ... more
  • 24 hours Websoft CEO insists Asamoah Gyan and brother assaulted him MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Websoft Solutions has maintained that he was assaulted by Black Stars General Captain Asamoah Gyan and his brother Baffuor Gyan. Godwin Martey refuted claims made by the two brothers on various media platforms that they did not lay a finger on him as reported. He also stated that the recent apology by Asamoah Gyan was out of place as it was directed to his fans instead of the actual victim [him and his mother]. Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Monday he said if the footballers have shown some form of remorse ... more
  • 1 day Naana Opoku-Agyemang swarmed by NDC supporters at Abuaso Junction MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    An enthusiastic crowd of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) swarmed Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and her team when she visited Ejura Sekyere Dumase. On their way back to Kumasi from Ejura Sekyere Dumase, their convoy was ambushed at Abuaso Zongo by the zealous NDC faithful, supporters, and sympathisers. The jubilant supporters were screaming, jumping, dancing and waving placards, shouting slogans and words of encouragement. Some of the placards had excerpts from the People’s Manifesto captioned on them. The shouts of the people included messages such as “Y’agye Maame Wei ato mu”, meaning, ‘we have ... more
  • 1 day Naana Opoku-Agyemang swarmed by NDC supporters at Abuaso Junction MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    An enthusiastic crowd of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) swarmed Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and her team when she visited Ejura Sekyere Dumase. On their way back to Kumasi from Ejura Sekyere Dumase, their convoy was ambushed at Abuaso Zongo by the zealous NDC faithful, supporters, and sympathisers. The jubilant supporters were screaming, jumping, dancing and waving placards, shouting slogans and words of encouragement. Some of the placards had excerpts from the People’s Manifesto captioned on them. The shouts of the people included messages such as “Y’agye Maame Wei ato mu”, meaning, ‘we have ... more
  • 1 day Bolivian election exit polls show socialist candidate ahead MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Early exit polls suggest Luis Arce, an ally of former President Evo Morales, may have enough support to avoid a runoff vote. Sunday’s poll was a repeat of the 2019 election, which led to Morales fleeing the country. An exit poll in Bolivia’s high stakes presidential election has given socialist candidate Luis Arce the lead he needs to avoid a runoff election. The quick-count Ciesmori polls were released late on Sunday by Bolivian media, and showed Arce with 52.4% of the votes and Carlos Mesa in second place with 31.5%.  Arce, a former economy minister, is an ally of former President Evo Morales, while Mesa is a centrist who served as president in the early 2000s. To avoid a runoff, ... more
  • 1 day Bolivian election exit polls show socialist candidate ahead MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Early exit polls suggest Luis Arce, an ally of former President Evo Morales, may have enough support to avoid a runoff vote. Sunday’s poll was a repeat of the 2019 election, which led to Morales fleeing the country. An exit poll in Bolivia’s high stakes presidential election has given socialist candidate Luis Arce the lead he needs to avoid a runoff election. The quick-count Ciesmori polls were released late on Sunday by Bolivian media, and showed Arce with 52.4% of the votes and Carlos Mesa in second place with 31.5%.  Arce, a former economy minister, is an ally of former President Evo Morales, while Mesa is a centrist who served as president in the early 2000s. To avoid a runoff, ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Ghanaians Have Let Their Guards Down – GMA ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says Ghanaians have let their guards down in the fight against COVID-19. According to the association, the fear factor needed to curb the spread of the deadly virus appears to have diminished with the political season setting in. ... more
  • 1 day Prof. Yaw Benneh ‘Killer’ Reported Dead ModernGhana -Opinion
    James Nana Womba, the main suspect who allegedly confessed involvement in the killing of UG law lecturer, Prof. Yaw Benneh has reported dead. He died at the police hospital in Accra last Saturday. Police sources say the 26-year old was rushed to the intensive care unit of the police hospital. ... more
  • 1 day France teacher attack: Rallies held to honour beheaded Samuel Paty MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Thousands have attended rallies across France in honour of Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. People in the Place de la République in Paris carried the slogan “Je suis enseignant” (I am a teacher), with PM Jean Castex saying: “We are France!” A man named as Abdoulakh A was shot dead by police on Friday after killing Mr Paty close to his school near Paris. An 11th person has now been arrested as part of the investigation. No details have been given about the arrest. Four close relatives of the ... more
  • 1 day France teacher attack: Rallies held to honour beheaded Samuel Paty MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Thousands have attended rallies across France in honour of Samuel Paty, the teacher beheaded after showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils. People in the Place de la République in Paris carried the slogan “Je suis enseignant” (I am a teacher), with PM Jean Castex saying: “We are France!” A man named as Abdoulakh A was shot dead by police on Friday after killing Mr Paty close to his school near Paris. An 11th person has now been arrested as part of the investigation. No details have been given about the arrest. Four close relatives of the ... more
  • 1 day France: Police operations underway after teacher’s beheading MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Dozens of suspected Islamist extremists are being investigated in connection with the beheading of a teacher in Northern Paris. France’s Interior Minister said the father of a pupil had issued a fatwa against the victim. French police have launched operations against “dozens of individuals” suspected of having links to radical Islam following the decapitation of a French schoolteacher, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Monday. History teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday outside his school on Paris’ Northern outskirts after showing his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. His attacker, an 18-year-old Chechen, was shot dead by police shortly after the attack.  The ... more
  • 1 day France: Police operations underway after teacher’s beheading MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Dozens of suspected Islamist extremists are being investigated in connection with the beheading of a teacher in Northern Paris. France’s Interior Minister said the father of a pupil had issued a fatwa against the victim. French police have launched operations against “dozens of individuals” suspected of having links to radical Islam following the decapitation of a French schoolteacher, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said Monday. History teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday outside his school on Paris’ Northern outskirts after showing his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. His attacker, an 18-year-old Chechen, was shot dead by police shortly after the attack.  The ... more
  • 1 day Senior Staff Of Varsities Begin Strike Today ModernGhana -Opinion
    Members of the Senior Staff Association, of Universities of Ghana (SSAUoG) will today, Monday, 19 October 2020 lay down their tools over the government rsquo;s failure to pay their market premium and second-tier pension arrears dating back between 2010 and 2016. ... more
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