• 2 hours Covid-19: Commissioning Of 100-bed Infectious Disease And Isolation Facility At Ga East Rescheduled To June Ending ModernGhana -Opinion
    Managers of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund have announced that the commissioning of the 100-bed infectious disease centre at the Ga-East Municipal Hospital has been rescheduled to the ending of June 2020. The project being developed by the Ghana Private Sector Fund at the National Covid-19 Treatment Center commenced on April 17, 2020 was expected to be completed at the end of May. The managers indicated that due to various design enhancement plus modifications in resp ... more
  • 2 hours COVID-19: Akufo-Addo Lifts Ban On Churches, Mosques ModernGhana -Opinion
    As a major aspect of measures utilized in the checking and controlling of the novel Coronavirus, H.E Nana Akufo Addo has lifted that restriction on places churches and mosques. The president made this known during his update number 10 on measures taken against the deadly virus. As indicated by him, at least 25 and a maximum of 100 individuals are relied upon to be in either a congregation or mosque with social distancing protocol duly observed. Effective Friday 5 June, all ... more
  • 2 hours [Full Text] Akufo-Addo’s 10th Update On Easing Of Restrictions ModernGhana -Opinion
    ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, ON UPDATES TO GHANA rsquo;S ENHANCED RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ON SUNDAY, 31ST MAY, 2020. Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. I have come again, for the tenth (10th) time, into your homes to speak to you about the Coronavirus pandemic, share with you information about the fight against the virus, and outline to you the decisions ... more
  • 3 hours COVID-19: Only 100 People Allowed At Private Burials – Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has eased restrictions imposed on private funerals in the country. The initial ban on public gatherings, including funerals, only allowed for 25 or fewer people in attendance. The President, while addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, however said private burials could now host a maximum of one hundred persons. ldquo;Private burials, now with a maximum of one hundred (100) persons, can continue to be performed, rdquo; said the President. T ... more
  • 3 hours COVID-19: Borders Still Closed — Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ghana rsquo;s borders still remain closed despite the relaxation of the Coronavirus-induced restrictions by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo. Addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, the President said, government has put in place measures to evacuate Ghanaians who have been stranded abroad due to the border closure. He disclosed that the individuals who will be evacuated will be made to undergo mandatory quarantine and other safety protocols. ldquo;Our border, by air, land, ... more
  • 4 hours Pandemic has catapulted banking sector into the future – Banking consultant MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A Banking Consultant Nana Otuo Acheampong has said the covid- 19 pandemic has catapulted the banking sector into the future. He said “Banking is a security-conscious industry, in that we take the confidentiality of customers so seriously…so right now what the banks are doing is they are investing a lot in encryption and verification of identities so that they will be able to combat the unforeseen. So banking is not going to be the same as it was before December 2019.” Speaking on the PM EXPRESS BUSINESS EDITION, Nana Otuo Acheampong added that “The process of digitization started some years ... more
  • 4 hours Ghana to evacuate stranded citizens abroad but borders remain closed MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has yielded to pressure to evacuate Ghanaians stranded abroad since closure of the country’s borders on March 21. In his tenth address to the nation since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Akufo-Addo said “special dispensation is going to be given for their evacuation back to Ghana.” “They will be subjected to the mandatory quarantine and safety protocols [on their arrival in the country,] he said the Sunday evening address. However, the country’s air, land and sea borders remain closed to general human traffic until further notice, the president noted. This is to prevent the importation of ... more
  • 5 hours Funerals, weddings now restricted to maximum of 100 persons MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Funerals and weddings can be held with a maximum of 100 persons, President Akufo-Addo has announced. Hitherto, such social events were restricted to not more than 25 persons, in the country as a measure to contain the novel coronavirus. As part of measures to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the President on March 31st imposed restrictions on some activities in the country. All the country’s borders were shut, schools were closed, and activities that involved gatherings of more than 25 persons were restricted including funerals, political rallies and weddings. The President, however, in his 10th address ... more
  • 5 hours Extensive stakeholder consultations resulted in easing some restrictions – Akufo-Addo MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Nana Akufo-Addo says government’s decision to ease some restrictions were approved by extensive stakeholder consultations. He stated that he knew the devastating impact of the measures employed to defeat the virus has had on some bodies and organisations, therefore, with some stakeholder consultations some restrictions were eased. “As I have already said, everything that has been achieved, so far, would not have been possible without the strong co-operation of you, the Ghanaian people. “I know, at firsthand, the devastating impact the measures employed to defeat the virus has had on our social, religious, cultural and economic lives, ... more
  • 5 hours Final year students to resume classes towards exams from June 15 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has announced the reopening of schools for final year students at all levels of education on Monday, June 15, 2020. He said after an engagement with the various teacher unions, government has decided to allow final-year students to go back to school to prepare for their final examinations. In his 10th Address to the nation on measures taken by government to ease restrictions, President Akufo-Addo said all other levels of education will remain closed to students. Final year university students will resume classes on June 15 whiles Form 3 Senior High School students as well as Form ... more
  • 5 hours Akufo-Addo lifts Covid-19 restriction for final year JHS, SHS, university students MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has lifted the ban on educational institutions for only final year students to return and study for their respective exit examinations. Speaking during his 10th address to the nation on measures government is taking to fight the virus, the President explained that the decision was reached after consultations with teacher unions across the country. This announcement forms part of what he described as a ‘phased approach’ to reopening the country in a bid to live with the virus in safety. President Akufo-Addo explained that “final year university students are to report to their universities on June 15.” “Final ... more
  • 6 hours Mass testing will not solve any problem – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has defended government’s policy of conducting coronavirus tests on only “at risk” populations. These include people who are known to have come into contact with those who have already tested positive for Covid-19. Speaking on JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown programme with Emefa Apawu, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah hinted the cost of testing makes it impossible for government to carry out mass testing. “The Ghana decision is to test what we call at risk populations,” he said.  “The science about testing is that you test negative today and could contract [the disease] as you’re exiting ... more
  • 6 hours Churches, mosques can open for a maximum of one hour per service MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Churches and mosques have been given permission to reopen to their congregants but only for an hour for each service. President Akufo-Addo, who said this during his 10th address to the nation Sunday added that such services must adhere to a mandatory one-metre rule of social distancing between congregants. “An abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of one 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or at the mosque. “In addition to the mandatory wearing of masks for all persons at all times in churches and mosques, a ... more
  • 6 hours Full text of Akufo-Addo’s 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. I have come again, for the tenth (10th) time, into your homes to speak to you about the Coronavirus pandemic, share with you information about the fight against the virus, and outline to you the decisions I have taken about the next chapter of our common battle. I thank each and every one of you for the collective and individual effort you have put in to help contain the spread of the disease on our shores. The great majority of us continue to adhere to the social distancing and enhanced hygiene protocols; we have, as a ... more
  • 6 hours Ghana’s Covid-19 cases pass 8000 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo has announced that Ghana’s coronavirus cases have reached 8070. During his 10th address to the nation in which he announced easing restrictions, he stated that 13 people out of this number are severely ill with one of them on a ventilator. He stated that the number of active cases in the country stands at 5087. President Akufo-Addo explained that the country has been faced with a milder manifestation of the virus than it was initially feared. However, he said that 36 person have unfortunately died from the virus. He also revealed that 106 persons have recovered bringing ... more
  • 6 hours Churches and mosques to re-open from June 5 – but with only 100 congregants at a time MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Up to 100 worshipers can congregate in churches, mosques and other places of worship from June 5, President Akufo-Addo has announced as part of easing Covid-19 restrictions. The threshold is, however, 25 percent attendance, which means the number could be smaller for congregations with smaller numbers. The leaders of these bodies are, however, expected to ensure their members adhere to proper social distancing protocols during worship. Veronica buckets are also to be provided for congregants to wash their hands and hand sanitisers provided. The president says services must last for a maximum of one hour He added masks are also ... more
  • 6 hours Indian Construction firm in Eastern Region to be reopened after spikes in COVID-19 cases MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Information Minister has announced that the Indian Construction firm, AFCON Infrastructure Limited, where a dozen of workers tested positive for COVID-19 will be reopened later this week. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the infected persons have recovered and discharged after they were treated. Speaking with Emefa Apawu on Beyond The Lockdown on the JoyNews channel Sunday, he said the situation in the area has been contained and keeping the facility under lock will not be prudent. “The cases in the Eastern Region is so contained. My understanding is that later this week they will reopen that factory. The persons who ... more
  • 7 hours Easing restrictions guided by data, health experts advice but not driven by EC, NIA interest – Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Information Minister has said government’s ongoing conversations to ease restrictions are not driven by the interests of the Electoral Commission (EC) nor the National Identification Authority (NIA). Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the development is guided by data and the perspective of health experts with the health of the citizenry at the core of its plan. Speaking on JoyNews’ Beyond The Lockdown, Mr Nkrumah emphasised that the activities of the said bodies will be guided by the direction of the government going forward. “I am not too sure that these conversations that we are having necessarily are informed by what the ... more
  • 7 hours Playback: Akufo-Addo’s 10th address to the nation on coronavirus crisis MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, May 31 addressed the nation on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus in the country. This was the President’s tenth address since the outbreak of the disease in Ghana. Prior to this address, many have called for the ban on social gatherings and the closure of the country’s borders to be lifted. The extended ban which expires on Sunday, May 31, 2020, has affected all activities including church services, political rallies, workshops, conferences, burials and festivals. Meanwhile, Ghana has confirmed 8, 070 cases of the coronavirus with 36 deaths. The post Playback: Akufo-Addo’s 10th ... more
  • 7 hours Trump mocks Biden with dancing pallbearers MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    US president Donald Trump “joined” – very likely inadvertently – the wave of people using viral coffin carriers to communicate a point on social media. Trump re-posted a video on Facebook which showed the Ghanaian pallbearers dancing with a coffin that had the words “Biden president” embossed on the side. Biden, the VP of Barack Obama is Trump’s main challenger in upcoming elections. The dancing troupe of have become a global sensation because of the viral use of their video and photo as a meme. Speaking to the BBC, Benjamin Aidoo, the group’s leader told the BBC that Trump’s post was the “ultimate ... more
  • 7 hours Amazon could compete directly with carmakers as it makes its move in self-driving space MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Jeff Bezos’s net worth jumped nearly 5% last month after Amazon’s stock hit a record high when the e-commerce leader registered unprecedented demand during the ongoing coronavirus-related lockdowns. In a developing story, the company is expected to further improve its stock price and strengthen market penetration as it emerges in the transportation field, competing directly with carmakers, package delivery firms and even ride-hailing companies. To achieve that goal, it will need to build its own logistics ecosystem and invest in electric and autonomous vehicle startups. By making such moves, Amazon could lower its shipping costs to the point that partners ... more
  • 7 hours Ghana Water Company to spill excess water from Weija Dam MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has alerted the general public especially those residing in Weija about its plan to spill excess water from the Weija Dam. The Company said this has become necessary as the Weija Dam level has risen from 37ft to 47.9ft within two days. As a result, the company will begin spilling excess water from the Dam as part of routine measures to safeguard it.  The safe operating level of the dam is 47ft. Like every dam, its safe operating levels are maintained to prevent it from possible collapse. Hence, the spillage. Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform the general public as well ... more
  • 7 hours Easing restrictions isn’t to allow EC compile new voters register – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has dismissed suggestions government’s decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions was to allow the Electoral Commission to compile a new voter’s register. According to him, the president’s move is not driven by what happens at the Electoral Commission or the National Identification Authority, but they are informed by the need to secure public health and safety..  “We are not taking decisions on politics,” he stressed on JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown programme. The Information Minister indicated that, inspite of the fact that the President’s regional tours and other political activities have been impacted by the pandemic, ... more
  • 8 hours It’s my time, all young dancehall acts must remain indoors – Kahpun MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Up and coming musician, Kahpun says he is the next biggest dancehall artiste ready to take Ghana and the world by storm. According to him, this is the era for him to shine thus all other new dancehall artistes should press pause on their journey. Kahpun made the bold claims in an interview with Zion Felix when he was asked if he knew or heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress. “I have heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress but I’m not in a competition with any of them. They may all be doing their own things in different ... more
  • 8 hours Obour will face the law if he organised his father’s burial – Information Minister MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said he is not aware the father of popular musician Bice Osei Kuffour died of Covid-19. There has been a public backlash on social media over the decision by Obour to bury his father without permission from the health authorities. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state over the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say may be a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Speaking on Beyond The Lockdown with Emefa Apawu on Joy News Sunday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah ... more
  • 8 hours UG-SRC submits proposal for review of grading system amid e-learning challenges MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana Legon has submitted a proposal to the management of the school for a possible review of the grading system to be used in their upcoming end of semester examination that will be conducted online. In a letter signed by the SRC president, Isaac Agyeman, the SRC said “after thoughtful consideration and extensive consultation coupled with data collected from the students concerning their experience with this new system of teaching and learning, it was prudent for a corresponding adjustment to the current grading system”. Per the SRC’s proposed grading system, a ... more
  • 8 hours 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility to be completed June ending – Covid-19 Private Sector Fund MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghana’s first-ever 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility, funded by the Covid-19 Private Sector Fund will be completed by the end of June instead of the initial May deadline. This according to management is due to some additional features added to the architectural plan in response to requests made by the Ghana Medical Association and other infectious disease clinicians and biomedical scientists. The project, located at the Ga East Municipal Hospital was commenced in April last month after a sod cutting ceremony graced by President Akufo-Addo. In a statement signed by Managing Trustee of the Fund, Senyo Hosi, the new requested ... more
  • 9 hours #JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed ... more
  • 9 hours Bundesliga stars show support for U.S. protests MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Marcus Thuram, Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho have offered their support amid the ongoing protests in the United States as the Borussia Monchengladbach striker and Borussia Dortmund duo responded to the fight against police brutality and racism. The U.S. has seen protests spark across the country in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Minneapolis and Louisville, respectively. Both Floyd and Taylor, who were African-American, were killed by police, becoming the latest deaths in a country that has seen a number of similar incidents in recent years. In addition to the killings of Floyd and Taylor, America is also reeling ... more
  • 9 hours Sancho hits hat-trick as Dortmund thump Paderborn MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Jadon Sancho revealed a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message as he marked his first start since the resumption of the Bundesliga with a stunning second-half hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 victory at rock-bottom Paderborn. The England international followed up Thorgan Hazard’s simple 54th minute opener with his own tap-in three minutes later, and was quick to remove his shirt and show solidarity with those protesting against racism in the USA. The 20-year-old then restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage with his 16th league strike of the campaign after Uwe Hünemeier’s penalty had briefly reduced the arrears. Achraf Hakimi and substitute Marcel ... more
  • 9 hours Playback: Beyond The Lockdown discusses potential easing of Covid-19 restrictions MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The President, after lifting the lockdown nearly two months ago, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond The Lockdown, viewers were updated on how the government is proceeding with easing these restrictions. Host Emefa Apawu was joined by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He also answered viewers’ questions that had been sent prior to the show. Beyond the Lockdown was aired live on JoyNews TV. It was also live on MyJoyOnline.com, Joy FM, and all JoyNews’ social media ... more
  • 9 hours Social media users share expectations ahead of the President’s address MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    In his last address to the state, President Nana Akufo-Addo extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of May 2020. Prior to this announcement, some people had called on the President to relax the rules. Apart from the ban on public gathering the country’s borders were also to remain closed until May 31. As Ghanaians wait patiently for an address from the President tonight, JoyNews took to its Twitter handle to ask people what their expectations were and the issues they wanted to be addressed by the President. Find some of the comments below: ... more
  • 10 hours Two Fake Soldiers Engaging In Fraud Arrested ModernGhana -Opinion
    Two suspected robbers have been arrested by the Suhum District Police Day Patrol Team at Suhum overhead, in the Eastern Region for dressing in military uniform and armed robbery. The two suspects were identified as Solomon Aquah, a 25-year old civilian employee of the Ghana army who was dressed in full army uniform and Prince Obeng, a 20 year old driver in charge of a Daewo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GG 376- 18. Mr Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public R ... more
  • 10 hours Papavi Boys To Face Court ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Volta Regional Police Command is serving notice it is preparing to put the 14 suspected separatists arrested on Saturday May 30 before a court in the coming days. The notice was contained in a release issued by the command and signed by its Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Cpl. Prince Dogbatse on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The 14 suspects who include 11 men and three women, one of whom was carrying a 2-year-old child were arrested during a joint security operation carried out by the 66 A ... more
  • 10 hours Parental Involvement In Inclusive Education Is Essential — Educationist ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an Educational Consultant in the United States, has highlighted the importance of parental involvement to the success of inclusive education. She said it is legal to have all students educated irrespective of their disability and economic background and parents are the first point of call if Ghana is to successfully implement her inclusive education policy. Ms Turkson, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said that in educating children with special ne ... more
  • 10 hours Traders Urged To Stop Displaying Foodstuff On Bare Ground ModernGhana -Opinion
    Traders who sell Foodstuff in the various markets in the country have been advised against displaying their wares on bare ground to prevent the contamination of food stuffs. It is a common spectacle to see fruits and vegetables displayed on bare ground or on torn jute sacks and mats spread on dusty floors in most markets Ghanaian markets. Mr Harold Esseku, Vice President, Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), said Ghana 39;s markets needed reengineering to ensure food safety and ... more
  • 10 hours UK Aid-backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight ModernGhana -Opinion
    A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples in the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading technology had also increased the country 39;s ability to deliver immunisation kits and vaccines for diseases, such as yellow fever, polio, diphtheria and measles. Already Coronavirus test sa ... more
  • 12 hours New Voters’ register: No qualified Ghanaian should be disenfranchised – National House of Chiefs MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The National House of Chief has expressed concerned about the growing tension in the country over the compilation of a new voter register in the face of challenges that require national unity and cohesion such as the Covid-19 crisis. It observes that political leaders appear to be more concerned about winning power than in the developmental needs of the people. In a statement, the President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, said traditional rulers are unhappy the Electoral Commission (EC) has failed to appear before the House, which has been seeking an “opportunity to promote dialogue ... more
  • 12 hours Yaw Adu Kuffuor MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Yaw AduKuffour affectionately called Bro. Yaw at home, and popularly known among his peers as Papoli was born on November 24, 1966 to Samuel Kojo Adu of blessed memory and Madam Rosina Aryee. He was the first born of his parents and the only son of his mother. He had his primary education at St Johns Primary School, Achimota(1973-1978) and Eto Primary School, Dansoman (1978-1979). He then proceeded to Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon for his secondary education from 1979 to 1986. He gained admission to the University of Ghana in 1987 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree ... more
  • 12 hours There was a miscommunication – Kaywa addresses Mr Drew’s YouTube brouhaha MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Highly Spiritual boss, Kaywa has shot down reports that one of his signees, Mr Drew, stole a song from American Nigerian artiste, Rotimi. According to him, they know the implications of copyrights infringements when it comes to intellectual property hence the company would not dare do that. Kaywa revealed the song, ‘Eat’ which featured Stonebwoy is only a cover of Rotimi’s Love Riddim. Mr Drew had the video for his new song taken down on YouTube and other streaming platforms due to copyright concerns raised by Rotimi’s team. A video that went viral on social media, showed a Ghanaian had ... more
  • 16 hours YouTube blocks Mr Drew’s hit song featuring Stonebwoy MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghanaian budding musician, Mr Drew is in hot waters after YouTube blocked his latest track on the site for copyright infringement. His latest hit song ‘Eat’, which features Stonebwoy, was reportedly blocked after an anonymous artiste reported the duplication to the real owner. The song is a cover of Empire’s Rotimi, which he titled ‘Love Riddim’ and has enjoyed massive airplay both in Africa and abroad. Rotimi upon receiving the hint reported the development to YouTube which immediately pulled down the song from its site. “This video contains content from EMPIRE, who has blocked it in your country on copyright ... more
  • 17 hours Information Minister to open up on easing of restrictions on JoyNews’ Beyond The Lockdown MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Its been nearly two months since President Akufo-Addo lifted the lockdown placed on persons in Accra, Kasoa, Tema, and Kumasi. The President, however, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond the Lockdown, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, will sit down with JoyNews’ Emefa Apawu to discuss the easing of these restrictions. Viewers can send in their questions for the Minister via the Whatsapp line 0244340437 and to all JoyNews’ social media platforms. Beyond the Lockdown will ... more
  • 17 hours Mahama reiterates calls for mass testing MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama has reiterated calls to government to consider conducting mass testing exercises before the reopening of schools. According to Mahama, government has accumulated enough resources in the name of Covid-19 to be able to fund a mass testing exercise, “even if it has to rely on private laboratories; for the sake of the life and health of Ghanaians.” In the latest in his series of letters to government and the general public, he suggested that following the reopening of schools, students, teachers and ancillary staff returning to school or church attendants should undergo ... more
  • 17 hours Hosts of Kids Paradise on Joy Prime share their experiences with e-learning MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Following the ban on public gathering in March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, various schools have been forced to migrate teaching and learning onto online platforms. On the Kids Paradise show on Joy Prime Saturday, some kids shared their experiences with the various online platforms their schools were using and whether it has proven beneficial as they stay at home. Talking about how their various platforms operate, these were their responses; Juanita Boaitey My school uses google platform. They give us work though. They give us notes, but for me I’m not a person ... more
  • 17 hours Nineteen Nigerians intercepted en route Niger MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nineteen Nigerians, who attempted to travel out of Ghana to Niger through Burkina Faso contrary to the President’s directive on the closure of all the national borders, have been arrested at Hamile, in the Upper West Region. The illegal migrants were all males, aged between 14 and 43, were arrested on Friday, at about 0820HRS at Beat two, an unapproved route bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso in the Hamile Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). A statement signed by Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for GIS, and copied to the ... more
  • 18 hours How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But there’s one overlooked success story — Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year. This is all the more remarkable considering Vietnam is a low-middle income country with a much less-advanced healthcare system than others in the region. It only has 8 doctors for ... more
  • 18 hours A two-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in South Africa MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A two-day-old baby has died of coronavirus-related condition in South Africa, the government said Thursday. The baby was born preterm with lung difficulties and had to put on a ventilator, according to a statement from the health ministry. “The mother had tested positive for COVID-19, and the child subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 as well. It is important to appreciate the complexities of the underlying condition of prematurity,” the statement read. The baby is among the 27 coronavirus deaths announced Wednesday, bringing the total number to 339, according to the ministry. With more than 18,000 cases, South Africa has the highest ... more
  • 18 hours Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Down beneathI can’t breatheCenturies on, I remain at reefDeep is my griefForget that book! I’m black and outColoured, I surely standoutAnd truly don’t countPushed down to outWith nowhere to lookForget that book! That book is just grammarBeing black, ain’t no dramaI’m guilty until proven innocentBut he’s innocent until proven guiltyForget that book! That bookIs the oppressor’s hookMy liberty he tookJustice for me, a flukeAnd yet he calls that book, a law to watch our back.Damn! What crime is it to be black?Forget that book! We’ve screamed and screamed and yet we stuck!True ... more
  • 18 hours Five-month-old Brazilian baby survives coronavirus after 32 days in coma MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    After spending a month in an induced coma due to Covid-19, Dom, a 5-month-old Brazilian baby, gets to go home and celebrate his 6-month birthday. A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He spent 54 days in the hospital — 32 of them in an induced coma and connected to a ventilator, Dom’s father, Wagner Andrade, told CNN. “He had some difficulty breathing so the doctors thought it was a bacterial infection,” he said. “But the medication didn’t work and he got worse. Then me and ... more
  • 19 hours 25 cities across 16 states have now imposed curfews amid George Floyd riots MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has extended a curfew, which initially applied only to downtown, to the whole city. The curfew requires everyone within the City of Los Angeles to stay indoors tonight, from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. “I will always protect Angelenos’ right to make their voices heard and we can lead the movement against racism without fear of violence or vandalism,” Garcetti said in a statement. “The vast majority of people taking to the streets are doing it peacefully, powerfully, and with reverence for the sacred cause they’re fighting for. This curfew is in ... more
  • 19 hours While Black….. ModernGhana -Opinion
    A time upon the world nbsp; When I couldn 39;t breathe nbsp; When I couldn 39;t walk nbsp; When I couldn 39;t run nbsp; Heck I wasn 39;t even allowed to crawl It was slavery, nbsp; While black ... I walk into a store, nbsp; Not wanted, I 39;m told. nbsp; When I put my hand nbsp; In my bag, the cashier goes, nbsp; quot;No cash in the register quot; nbsp; To sing, gets cold looks nbsp; To dance, not sedate enough nbsp; To laugh, too loud It was stigma nbsp; While ... more
  • 19 hours Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Down beneath I can rsquo;t breathe Centuries on, I remain at reef Deep is my grief Forget that book I rsquo;m black and out Coloured, I surely standout And truly don rsquo;t count Pushed down to out With nowhere to look Forget that book That book is just grammar Being black, ain rsquo;t no drama I rsquo;m guilty until proven innocent But he rsquo;s innocent until proven guilty Forget that book That book Is the oppressor rsquo;s hook My liberty he took Justice for me, ... more
  • 19 hours Covid-9: 35 Of Kuwait Deportees Test Positive ModernGhana -Opinion
    Some 35 of the 231 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19. This represents about 15% of the total population after an initial test conducted by the Ghana Health Service upon their arrival last Saturday, 22nd May, 2020. This was confirmed in the Ghana Health Service rsquo;s COVID-19 case count update on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Although all the 231 deportees were reported to have tested negative for the virus in Kuwait before being enplaned to Ghana, Ghanaia ... more
  • 19 hours Covid-19: Ghana’s Death Toll Hit 36 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Coronavirus deaths related now 36. The total case load have also risen to 7,881. The Ghana Health Service latest update today Sunday May 31. The Service says recoveries are now 2,841. ... more
  • 19 hours COVID-19: Cases Hit 7,881 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ghana rsquo;s COVID-19 case count has risen to 7,881. Some 113 new cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Sunday, May 31, 2020. According to the update, 301 more people have recovered from the virus, increasing the tally for recoveries to 2,841. Meanwhile, another person has died bringing the death toll to 36. ... more
  • 20 hours Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) led by Pastor Mensa Otabil is holding a virtual church service. The initiative is to adhere President Akufo-Addo’s ban all social gatherings, including church services and other religious gatherings.
    Join Pastor Mensa Otabil [LIVE] as we partake of The Lord's Holy CommunionPosted by International Central Gospel Church on Sunday, May 31, 2020 The ban has been in force for two months following the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Watch the live stream of the service below The post Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 21 hours Obuor’s father, who reportedly died of Covid-19, laid in state on the blind side of authorities MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ashanti Regional Health authorities are distancing themselves from the laying in state and burial of father of popular musician, Obour who tested positive for Covid-19 two months ago. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Though a positive Covid-19 case, the family, transported the body from Accra, laid him in state and performed burial rights for him at the family house at Juaso in the Asante Akyem Municipality of ... more
  • 21 hours 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 113 more cases of Covid-19 across the country as of Sunday morning. The update brings the country’s tally to 7,881 since it was last updated on Saturday evening. Also, one more person has died from the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 26. The active cases now stand at 5,004. Lockdown has been lifted in some hotspots in the country for a month now and President Akufo-Addo is reportedly planning an address to further ease restrictions today, Sunday. The post 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 appeared ... more
  • 23 hours ‘Rafiq Salam, Waaa’ – The iconic sign-off Wa Hospital nurses couldn’t resist MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nurses at the Wa Municipal Hospital could not help but join JoyNews correspondent, Rafiq Salam sign-off when he visited the facility. The iconic sign-off, “reporting for JoyNews, Rafiq Salam Waaa,” has become synonymous with the reporter from the Upper West region. His fans are always left wanting on days that he is reporting from a different location in the region other than the capital. It was not the case this time. The longest standing regional correspondent with JoyNews visited the Wa Municipal Hospital. After his report, the nurses gathered around the reporter and chanted his sign-off with him. ... more
  • 24 hours NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), launching Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a 19-hour ride aboard the company’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule bound for the International Space Station. Just before liftoff, Hurley said, “SpaceX, we’re go for launch. Let’s light this candle,” paraphrasing the famous comment uttered on the launch ... more
  • 1 day Wife of Derek Chauvin, officer in George Floyd’s murder, files for divorce MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Multiple US and international news portals report that the wife of Derek Chauvin, the police officer involved in in the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce. Kellie Chauvin is distraught over the death of the African-American man, the reports quote her lawyers as saying. Her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy,” the lawyers said in a statement on behalf of Kellie Chauvin and her family. She has also requested that “her children, her parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult ... more
  • 1 day Scientists at CSIR-CRI confirm Atimatim Taaboum Apple Tree MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Scientists at Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have confirmed an apple tree at Atimatim Taaboum in the Ashanti region. The apple tree grown in a private residence has numerous branches with few fruits after two years of planting. Plant physiologist and Principal Research Scientist at CSIR-CRI Professor Beloved Mensah Dzomeku says there is nothing doubtful about the tree. The grower, Mr. Edward Akwasi Fosu who lives in Belgium first conducted trial for the growth of the tree in the country. He is said to have collected soil samples from different regions ... more
  • 1 day NGO donates to street boys in Accra MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Boy-Child Initiative Ghana (BCIG), an NGO, on Saturday donated assorted items to over 100 street boys who sleep at a slum near Opeibea House, off the Airport Highway in Accra. The items included toothpaste, toothbrushes, slippers, nose masks, and drinks. The NGO also donated food items to Mr Mohammed Afisu, a street boy who was knocked down by a car when he was cleaning the windscreen of vehicles at the Opeibea traffic light. Akosua Offeibea Boakye, the Director of Boy-Child Initiative Ghana, said the donation was to show love and offer hope to the street boys in the area. Ms ... more
  • 1 day Buildings submerged in water as parts of Nkroful get flooded MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Parts of Nkroful in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region is submerged in water following a downpour which lasted for an hour. The floods which destroyed property worth millions of cedis also displaced hundreds of people. Speaking to the GNA, some of the victims attributed the flood to galamsey activities behind the Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School (NASS) and parts of the Nkroful township. According to the victims, the galamsey pits remain uncovered, a situation that contaminated their main source of drinking water, the River Subre. The residents said they now live in “fear and panic” as the coming ... more
  • 1 day UK government approves return of sport behind closed doors from June 1 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Domestic competitive sport behind closed doors will be allowed from Monday, the UK government says. The ‘phase three’ guidance paves the way for live sport to return on 1 June for the first time since mid-March. It is up to individual sports to assess the risk, and consult athletes, coaches and support staff. Horse racing and snooker will each resume competitive action on Monday, while the Premier League is due to restart on 17 June. Clubs in England’s top flight returned to ‘phase two’ contact training on 25 May. On Saturday, the Premier League confirmed that no players or staff tested positive from ... more
  • 1 day Samini accepts legendary status, says there’s more to come MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Reggae and dancehall artiste Samini has accepted the ‘legendary’ status conferred on him by fans and music lovers across the world and has promised better days ahead. He did so at his first virtual concert on Saturday held in Canada which was streamed across all his social media platforms “I am 38 [years] now and still counting. There are people who have known my name for so long and expect me to be older but guess what, we’re still counting and still calculating. “Man is just a young legend. You guys gave me the name legend and I ... more
  • 1 day Repay Loans To Help Better People’s Lives—Mr. Anthony Sackey ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Central Regional Manager of the Micro-Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Mr. Anthony Paa Kwesi Sackey has appealed to loan defaulters of the Scheme to fulfill their repayment plan to enable others to also benefit from the facility. He stated that MASLOC loans are revolving one and therefore when one fails to repay the loans it affects potential beneficiaries. Mr. Sackey explained that prompt repayment of loans will go a long way to help the Scheme provide more loans ... more
  • 1 day PRO For GIMPA SRC Urges Students To Engage In Student Entrepreneurship Amidst COVID-19 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Eric Appiah, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Students rsquo; Representative Council (GIMPA SRC) has charged students to take seriously, student entrepreneurship. According to him, Ghana has faced the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic just like other nations. That has really influenced a lot of businesses and companies. Several workers were laid off when revenues were affected Companies around the world are seeking ways ... more
  • 1 day Western Togoland: 14 suspected secessionists arrested at Kpando Aziavi MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Some 14 persons, including a nursing mother, suspected to be affiliated to secessionists group, Homeland Study Group Foundation have been apprehended at Kpando Aziavi in the Volta Region.  They were busted on Saturday by a joint team of officers of the 66 Artillery Regiment, National Security and the Bureau of National Investigations. The suspects who are between the ages of 24 and 60 have been handed over to the Volta Regional Police Command for further investigations. Briefing the media, the Second in Command of the 66 Artillery Regiment, Major Jalali Din Ibrahim, explained their operation was informed by ... more
  • 1 day Gov’t Must Hasten Slowly In Re-opening Schools—St. Mary’s Assistant Head ModernGhana -Opinion
    In anticipation of the easing down of the Covid-19 restrictions, the Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration, St. Mary rsquo;s Senior High School, Mrs. Sarah Garshong, has added her voice to the call on the government to hasten slowly on its decision to re-open schools on a mass scale. According to her, the re-opening of schools should be a gradual process, starting with the final-year students. ldquo;The government must do it gradually by allowing the final-year stu ... more
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