• 1 week Coronavirus: Trump defends hydroxychloroquine again MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. He argued the malaria medication is only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he is the one who suggested it. His remarks come a day after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip in praise of hydroxychloroquine. There is no evidence the drug can fight the virus, and regulators warn it may cause heart problems. Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against the use of the drug for treatment of the coronavirus, following reports ... more
  • 1 week Absa Bank applauds M.anifest for winning ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Absa Bank Ghana has congratulated its Brand Ambassador and award-winning musician Kwame Amet Tsikata known in showbiz as M.anifest for being named one of the nine recipients of the Macalester College 2020 Alumni Awards in the United States of America (USA).  Nominated by peers selected by the College’s Alumni Board, M.anifest was announced winner of the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Grand Celebration: Reunion Kick-Off event held earlier this month.  According to the Macalester College Alumni Board, the award recognizes M.anifest’s leadership in civic, social, religious, and professional activities. “It is given because the Macalester community believes that a college education should be the training and inspiration for unselfish and effective ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Tasks Leadership Of YEA To Lead In Creation Of Sustainable Jobs ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has tasked the leadership of the Youth Employment Agency to continue leading the job creation agenda for the youth and ensure more jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities are created especially in the six new Regions. The President says it is his vision that massive infrastructural development and economic empowerment are greatly felt in every part of the country aside the traditional commercial cities. President was happy that the agenda for the ... more
  • 1 week Samsung rolls out ‘Stay Connected and Win’ promotion MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghanaians are learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of life. However, they will now be given more reasons to find comfort in their homes through the power of Samsung’s innovative technology. To help with adapting to the rules of social distancing and bring joy to homes across the country, Samsung products can now be won until 31 July 2020 in the ‘Stay Connected and Win” campaign. Samsung’s weekly draws will give those who have purchased a Samsung device and entered the competition the chance to win prizes including Samsung TV’s, washing machines and fridges. “It’s amazing ... more
  • 1 week Unilever Ghana revenue drops by 47% in 2019; half-year unaudited results reveal MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Unilever Ghana Limited has published its 2020 half year unaudited financial accounts. The company posted revenue of ¢204.1 million for the period, compared to ¢314.0 million in the same period last year. The company explained that even though a decline in revenue was posted for the period compared to the corresponding prior-year period, the turnover achieved was in line with management’s forecasts. Unilever Ghana Limited further explains that the decline in turnover during the half year of 2020 as against results recorded the same period last year (2019) is on account of efforts initiated to refresh its route ... more
  • 1 week Harvey A. Risch: The key to defeating Covid-19 already exists. We need to start using it MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with Covid-19 ... more
  • 1 week CDC announces additional $75m trade finance deal with Absa as part of Covid-19 response MyJoyOnline -Opinion
     CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has today announced an additional $75 million commitment to its existing trade finance facility with Absa Bank. The investment will provide systemic liquidity across CDC’s African markets and enable local banks to sustain the availability of trade finance, supporting supply chains during the Covid-19 crisis.  The pandemic has put significant pressure on African banks as international banks continue to “de-risk”, withdraw from the continent and reduce their correspondent banking relationships in developing economies. In the context of broad outflows of capital from Africa, counter-cyclical commitments from development finance ... more
  • 1 week Ensure safety protocols to attract customers – NCCE to business owners. MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has advised businesses to uphold Covid-19 protocols to assure customers of their safety. “Adherence to all the safety protocols at workplaces would go a long way to give assurance to patrons that your premises is safe for business, NCCE tells business owners.” The Ho Municipal Director of the Commission, Gagakuma Setriakor made this call when they visited some offices and shops to educate them on the need to put in place safety Protocols at their premises.  He told the business owners the commission has observed many people are unwilling to visit places like ... more
  • 1 week Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Actress Akofa Edjeani is urging movies makers to be a little more creative with production and distribution if they have the industry’s growth at heart. Speaking on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday, she admitted that the movie industry is suffering but with the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers can take advantage of many of them to sell movies. “We have to start thinking outside the box. You need to now sit down, think and act smart,” Akofa Edjeani told George Quaye host of the show. JoyNews/AdomNews · Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers She ... more
  • 1 week Ghanaian politicians abroad lured me into politics – Joe Hackman MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former MP for Gomoa West Joseph Kingsley Hackman has disclosed that some Ghanaian politicians abroad influenced him to venture into politics when he had no interest. According to Mr Hackman, frontline politics was not something he had much interest in until he met some “New Patriotic Party (NPP) gurus” in New Jersey. “It was in 2002 that the youth of Apam informed me that they wanted me to contest for Apam and become our MP and I rejected several times. So that day I was in the US on Sabbatical and phone calls kept coming. “They managed to get my ... more
  • 1 week 14-year-old girl has 6 giant pythons as pets MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A 14-year-old Indonesian girl has been getting a lot of attention on social media thanks to her unusual pets – six giant pythons that she loves to pet and cuddle in her videos. Most people would run for their life at the sight of a full-grown python, especially one that looks like it could swallow an adult human with ease, but Chalwa Ismah Kamal isn’t most people. The 14-year-old teenager, who reportedly hails from Purworejo, Central Java, shares her home with six massive pythons and appears to have no concern for her safety when she’s around them. Photos ... more
  • 1 week US, Ghana governments collaborate to achieve malaria elimination and zero malaria deaths by 2030 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    he U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 per cent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five, from 21 per cent in 2016 to 14 per cent in 2019. The survey, conducted by GSS and NMCP, provides critical data to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and ... more
  • 1 week I’ll adopt a small size government when re-elected – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former President John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has assured Ghanaians that he would adopt a small size government should he win the December 7 elections. He said the savings from governance due to the reduction in size would be channelled to paying district assembly members to collect accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas. Former President Mahama, outdooring his running-mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, said the next NDC government planned to embark on an aggressive job and entrepreneurial programme in the public and private sectors to deliver a minimum of 250,000 ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19 virus does not spread fast in buses – Ghana Health Service boss MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The evidence so far in the country does not support the risk of transfer of Covid-19 in cars like other diseases, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. “Our advice to allow all form of transportation services to resume full operation is that based on our experiences and contact tracing activities we have had cases all over but we have not found anyone who traced the infection through transport,” he said. Speaking at a media briefing to give updates, Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated that activities in cars were not like other places because the passenger ... more
  • 1 week Motor rider on bail over robbery MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    An Accra Circuit Court has granted 22-year-old Stanley Awudu, alias Tanko, a ¢20,000 bail with two sureties to be justified over an alleged robbery. Mr Awudu has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. He will make his next appearance in court on August 31, 2020. Meanwhile, two of his accomplices are on the run. Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah that Emmanuel Kwabena Haruna, the complainant, is an excavator operator and resident of Obuasi-Mangoase in the Ashanti Region while Awudu is a motor rider at Agbogbloshie in Accra. On ... more
  • 1 week Enchi District Magistrate Court convicts 3 for stealing MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Enchi District Magistrate court on Tuesday convicted three men for stealing a music player and two micro memory chips valued at GH¢180.00 at Kwahu in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region. Bismark Diawuo alias Heaven Gate, 21, farmer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry and stealing while his accomplice Stephen Attse alias Jupitar, 28, illegal miner pleaded not guilty. A 42 year-old illegal miner, Hudu Abukari popularly known as Etsewura, who bought the stolen music player was charged for dishonestly receiving but he pleaded not guilty. They were however convicted by the court, presided ... more
  • 1 week 5 persons remanded over attempted murder MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Five persons who tied another man with a rope and tried to lynch him at Twenedaso, near Mpasatia in the Atwima Mponua District, have been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Adama Ali 52, Haruna Ali 52, Kofi Daniel 45, Godwin Lare 48, all farmers and Haruna Salifu 25, driver, were said to have tied the neck and hands of Kwame Owusu, alias “Kramo” with a nylon rope and beat him severely for damaging the water hose used in their illegal mining activities. Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey that ... more
  • 1 week Court remands herdsmen over robbery MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    An Accra Circuit Court has remanded ten herdsmen into police custody for allegedly robbing cattle belonging to the complainants. They are: Amidu Mohammed, Yakubu Amadu, Illiasu Azumah, Seidu Bukakar, Kwesi Agiri, alias “Bombay,” Salifu Osman, Musah Azumah, Ibrahim Haruna, Suleman Osman and Dallamin Mohammed, alias “Young”. All the accused persons, except Osman denied conspiring to rob the complainants of their cattle.The other accomplices are at large. The accused would make their next appearance on August 11, 2020. Mr Jafaru Ali, counsel for the accused pleaded with the Court to grant his clients’ bail as it was not certain when the ... more
  • 1 week Sierra Leone journalists welcome end to libel law MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The International Federation of Journalists has called the repealing of Sierra Leone’s criminal libel law “a great victory for freedom of information”. The law, which meant people could be jailed for libellous statements, was repealed on 23 July. Before that, people could be jailed for up to three years, whether or not what they wrote was true. That’s because the law did not allow truth as a defence, unless you can prove that publishing the truth is in the public interest. Campaigners have been arguing for more than a decade for the law to be repealed. Among their complaints was ... more
  • 1 week Kelyn Boy and Wendy Shay bury feud MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Blakkarm Group signee Kelvyn Boy and Rufftown Record artiste Wendy Shay have buried their feud. The two, in 2019, were engaged in back and forth after Kelvyn Boy allegedly snubbed Wendy Shay at the joint peace press conference organised for Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Although many people saw the ‘Mea’ hitmaker’s actions as disrespectful, he said in an interview that it was not intentional. However, the feud continued on their social media pages and interviews when Kelvyn Boy had said on Luv FM that he would not engage in a feud with an artiste who has a songwriter. The ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: How it turned the tables on Ghana’s diaspora MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes about how the prospect of living abroad has lost its attraction in the time of coronavirus. We used to say here in Ghana, half in jest, half in truth, that you can find a Ghanaian in every country in the world. I’ve heard of Ghanaians in Greenland, Iceland and Papua New Guinea. I admit, I haven’t heard about a Ghanaian in the Faroe Islands, which is my idea of the most exotic and faraway place, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of ... more
  • 1 week Enimil Ashon: Why Hawa Koomson is still at post MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    In Ghana, the masses have ceased grumbling. They’ve decided, rather, to return, in equal dosage, the ruling classes’ selfish greed and corruption. In times like this, a columnist’s mind needs extra fortification. The evil that men do sieges the mind. To the extent that evil reigns, the columnist finds that invariably, his/her content is dominated by politics – not the politics that births progress but politics dictated by people with dishonourable motives who want to be in Parliament to be called ‘Honourable’. In the hope that this column will be read by the President and leadership of Parliament, I skip ... more
  • 1 week Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Florida has reported 191 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the start of the epidemic, the state health department has said. Florida’s total death toll has now surpassed 6,000. The US’ third most populous state is now second only to California in total number of COVID-19 cases with 441,997, an increase of 9,230 from the day before. The post Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 1 week Electoral Commission introduces digital queue management to reduce congestion at registration centres MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has outdoored a digital queue management system to tackle mass gathering at the various voter registration centres across the country. In light of this, applicants can book a slot in a ‘priority queue’ anywhere they before they visit the premises to be registered. This new development was announced by the Electoral Commission in a statement dated, Tuesday. This comes after series of concerns over the disregard for social distancing protocols during the registration process . The EC stated that the move was necessary to encourage the observance of safety protocols at the centres. “The Electoral Commission ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for 2019/20 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghana international Jordan Ayew has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for his stellar campaign across 2019/20, with the club’s fans naming the forward as their choice by a clear distance. Ayew, who netted nine times this season and played in 39 games, received an impressive 37% of the total votes from almost 6,000 supporters. The Black Stars striker beat Vicente Guaita (28.2%) and Gary Cahill (16.7%) to scoop the accolade, which he called “a really, really big moment.” Ayew collected a total of three awards, Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Goal ... more
  • 1 week mPharma launches free Hepatitis B test to mark World Hepatitis Day MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A healthcare technology company, mPharma has launched about 200 free rapid hepatitis B (HBV) tests to mark World Hepatitis Day. This year’s World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated under the theme, “find the missing millions”, hence mPharma is leading the charge with an awareness and testing campaign to find the ‘missing millions’ in Ghana by finding the undiagnosed and linking them to treatment.  According to research, Ghana is classified as one of the high risked countries where the prevalence of HBV infections is estimated to be 12.3 per cent.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that only one in 10 ... more
  • 1 week Transport fares to be reduced by 10% effective August 1 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Public transport fares will be reduced by 10% effective August 1, the General Secretary of the Ghana Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) Duncan Amoah has said. According to him, “This is in respect to the fact that the President in his last address to the nation eased down restrictions as far as social distancing in public transportation systems is concerned.” President Akufo-Addo while ushering the nation into phase two of easing down restrictions on Sunday said public transport operators can resume operations at full capacity. Thereafter, COPEC called on transport operators to reduce transport fares. Although some drivers said they ... more
  • 1 week Cast a global net when choosing people for movies – Leila Djansi to filmmakers MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Film Producer Leila Djansi is urging her colleague to widen their net when it comes to casting people for their content. She said on Joy News’ Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday that she always casts people from different countries and backgrounds in her film to give it the diversity it needs. Some of these movies include Sinking Sands which had the likes of Ama K Abeberese, Haitian-American actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigeria’s Yemi Blaq and ‘Ties that Bind‘ with casts including America’s Kimberly Elise, John Dumelo and Nigeria’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. According to her, these films produced in the ... more
  • 1 week Provincial Grand Lodge South-East supports Princess Marie-Louise and Atua Government Hospital MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Provincial Grand Lodge South-East under the Grand Lodge of Ghana (GLOG), has in the last one month supported two hospitals in the country. The Princess Marie-Louise Hospital in Accra and Atua Government Hospital at Odumase-Krobo were beneficiaries as part of its 2019-2020 annual Charity activity. The support is also part of GLOG’s assistance to public health institutions in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Replacement of Mosquito Netting and Installation of Insect Killing Devices at the Princess-Marie-Louise Hospital The PGLSE on June 24, at an official ceremony, handed over the completed project to the authorities of the Princess Marie-Louise ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Begins Use Of Zinc, Zithromax For COVID-19 Treatment ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has admitted to the use of Zinc and Zithromax as a treatment for persons infected with the novel coronavirus. Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said the drug is proving to be one of the most effective medications for managing persons with the virus. He also noted that health authorities are awaiting approval of one more drug which is Hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Kuma-Aboagye made this known during the bi-weekly update on COVID-19 case ... more
  • 1 week Changing locks to Auditor-General, Domelevo’s office is ridiculous – Pumpuni Asante MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has described the act of changing the locks to the Auditor General’s office as appalling and ridiculous. Dr Kojo Asante on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday, said he was surprised that the head of an independent institution like Daniel Domelevo, who is to make public officials accountable is being treated in such a manner. “I have been speechless since I saw the video. This is a really low for our country. I had never thought that we will be seeing something like this and it ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Entrepreneur Among 21 Finalists In Nutrition Pitch Competition For African And Asian SMEs ModernGhana -Opinion
    A Ghana entrepreneur, Maame Ekua Manful the founder of Fieldswhite Co. Ltd is among 21 finalists in this year rsquo;s SUN PitchCompetition where African and Asian entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition. As the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to the food system, the pitch competition, to take place on 30th July 2020, will highlight the innovation and investment opportunities within the private sector to incre ... more
  • 1 week Journalists Trained On The Interpretation Of Findings In Ghana’s Maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has trained media practitioners to enhance their understanding and interpretation of results from Ghana rsquo;s maiden multidimensional poverty report, which examined poverty beyond monetary deprivations. The national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report looked at how people experience poverty in their health, education, and living standards. The report, to be launched on 29th July 2020, was developed by the Ghana Statistical S ... more
  • 1 week U.S. And Ghana Work Together To Achieve Malaria Elimination And Zero Malaria Deaths By 2030 ModernGhana -Opinion
    On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr. Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results. The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 percent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five ... more
  • 1 week 96% of locked-up funds in banking sector clean-up paid – Deputy Finance Minister MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    More than 96 per cent of depositors who had their monies locked-up from the banking sector clean-up “have been paid in full,” a Deputy Finance Minister says. Charles Adu Boahen said 20 per cent of the monies were paid in cash while 80 per cent was paid in bonds. “The bonds were structured to pay out over four years,” he told MP’s during the debate on the Mid-year Budget Review in Parliament Tuesday. JoyNews/AdomNews · 96% of locked-up cash paid – Deputy Finance Minister According to Mr Boahen, the brouhaha being made about non-payment of the monies is by the ... more
  • 1 week 90-Year-Old Woman’s Death Must Not Be In Vain – Prof. Opoku-Agyemang ModernGhana -Opinion
    The running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has reiterated her call for police to take action after the lynching of a 90-year-old woman in Kafaba in the Savannah Region. She called on the ldquo;security agencies to convince us that she has not died in vain. rdquo; ldquo;If we choose to be anywhere as a country, the destination should not include a place where a 90-year-old woman, Akua Denteh, is stoned to death because some ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Commissions GHC 4.9m Water Supply System In Nalerigu ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has Commissioned a GH cent;4,932,085 water supply project for Nalerigu. The Nalerigu Supply water system was constructed under the sustainable rural water and sanitation project. The sustainable rural water and sanitation project has been implemented in 11 regions out of the 16 regions of the country. The projects are financed through the $ 47.5million credit facility from the world bank. The projects include the construction of water supply system ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: GHS To Publish Outcome Of Hydroxychloroquine Use ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it is monitoring the performance of the Hydroxychloroquine use for treating COVID-19 patients and will soon publish the data. Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the GHS, announced this in Accra on Tuesday when he presented the country 39;s COVID-19 Case Count and Management update. We as a country, we 39;re using Hydroxychloroquine and monitoring the outcomes and very soon we 39;ll come out and share with the public by com ... more
  • 1 week Kafaba Chief Arrested Over Killing Of 90-Year-Old Woman ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Savannah Regional Police Command has arrested the chief of Kafaba, Seidu Yahaya, in connection with the lynching of Akua Denteh, a 90-year-old woman after she was accused of being a witch. Police Commander for the Savannah Region, DCOP Enoch Adetwum Bediako, confirmed the arrest to journalists. He said the Kafaba Chief was arrested in Damongo today, July 28. According to him, the police are interrogating the chief in connection with the murder of madam Denteh in Kafaba ... more
  • 1 week CHRAJ Questions Slow Pace Investigation Into Lynching Of 90-Year-Old Woman ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has questioned the slow pace of investigation by the police into the death of Akua Denteh in the Savannah Region. A group of women had been seen in a video lynching the 90-year-old woman after a soothsayer allegedly claimed she was a witch. The Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal in a Citi News interview said the time has come for the state to take action on protecting elderly citizens. ldquo;To know that ... more
  • 1 week Rawlings did not discuss Nana Konadu’s presidential interest hence her loss – Ahwoi MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Local government expert, Professor Kwamena Ahwoi has claimed that the failure of former president Jerry John Rawlings to discuss his wife’s interest in the presidency contributed to her loss. The former Director of Research for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) explained that they were in the dark about Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings’ intentions hence opposed her in favour of the late John Evans Atta Mills   He explained that had the case been different, there were chances of a different fate as an agreement would have been reached on her quest. “In a way, I think that it is because ... more
  • 1 week Supreme Court dismisses case against Ghana School of Law ‘monopoly’ MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision dismissed a case challenging the accreditation of the Ghana School of Law as the only institution to provide professional law courses. CDD-Ghana fellow in Public Law and Justice, Prof. Stephen Asare dragged the Attorney General and General Legal Council to court arguing that the current arrangement on legal education is unconstitutional. He wanted the court to rule that pursuant to Article 25 (2) of the Constitution accredited public and private universities have the right, at their own expense, to establish and maintain Law Faculties to offer the Professional Law Course that ... more
  • 1 week Kokofu Traditional Council urges government to complete abandoned hospital projects MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Overlord of Kokofu Traditional Area, Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II, and his sub-chiefs have embarked on a self-help initiative to rehabilitate the Kokofu Government Hospital. Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II hopes to extend this initiative to other health care facilities in the area. “Over here at Kokofu Hospital, there are numerous facilities we lack, for example, a children’s ward and a befitting administration block. Besides we have vast land that can take care of new projects; so it’s prudent government concentrates on the existing hospitals, enhance their standard to fully function to reduce the referral rate which overburdens and ... more
  • 1 week Silver Star Auto Ltd unveils Citroën range of vehicles unto Ghanaian market MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Silver Star Auto Limited, has officially unveiled the new range of Citroën vehicles to the Ghanaian market as an exclusive dealer in the country.  The event was held at the Citroën Showroom in Accra on the July 21, 2020. The new Citroën vehicles are built with enhanced safety features along with a unique blend of style and comfort. This range harnesses creative flair and technology to enhance well-being.  The new range of Citroën models has also received an extensive design overhaul, both on the interior and exterior with cutting edge technology features. They are now more luxurious and better equipped with exclusive ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Condemns Lynching Of 90-Year-Old Woman ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has charged the police to quickly bring closure to investigations into the lynching of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savannah Region. He said the killing has ldquo;disfigured the face of our nation. rdquo; The elderly woman, Akua Denteh, had been accused of witchcraft by a soothsayer who is wanted by police, alongside two others. ldquo;I hope that the quick response of the police will lead to the rapid administration of justice in this unfortu ... more
  • 1 week NBA star Irving launches WNBA support fund and pledges $1.5m MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has pledged $1.5m (£1.16m) to support Women’s National Basketball Association players who have decided to opt out of the 2020 season. A number of WNBA players have chosen not to play because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reform. Players who are not granted a medical waiver will forfeit their wages if they decide not to play. “This initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,” Irving said. Irving, 28, said he had set up the KAI Empowerment Initiative fund after talks with WNBA players Natasha Cloud and Jewell Loyd. Washington Mystics star Cloud was ... more
  • 1 week Arsenal’s second bid for Thomas Partey rejected MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Arsenal’s hopes of signing Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey have been dealt a huge blow after the Gunners failed with a second formal bid for the Ghanaian. Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster his midfield this summer and sees Partey as the ideal target, and there were hopes that Arsenal would be able to negotiate a cut-price fee as a result of the 27-year-old’s hesitance to sign a new contract. Arsenal have already seen one bid knocked back, and as noted by The Guardian, a second offer has failed as well. This time, the Gunners offered €25m (£23m) plus French ... more
  • 1 week SA president’s aide takes leave over fraud claims MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    South Africa is engulfed in an escalating corruption scandal connected with alleged irregularities in Covid-19 procurement processes. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson has taken leave of absence after her husband was implicated in the corruption scandal. Khusela Diko has denied any wrongdoing. She has been replaced by Tyrone Seale while investigations are ongoing, a government statement said. Local media report that Ms Diko’s husband was involved in tenders to supply personal protective equipment to the health department of Gauteng province. Civil society groups have said the couple should not have been doing business with government. The couple said that the tenders were subsequently ... more
  • 1 week AfBD’s Akinwumi Adesina ‘cleared by second probe’ MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The African Bank of Development (AfDB) leader Akinwumi Adesina has been cleared of corruption by an independent probe, the AFP news agency reports. The independent panel of experts is headed by former Irish President Mary Robinson and includes Gambia’s Chief Justice Hassan Jallow and Leonard McCarthy, the World Bank’s integrity vice-president. The agency quotes a report as saying that Mr Adesina was cleared of all charges that were alleged by unnamed employees. Mr Adesina, former Nigerian finance minister, was accused of poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment and favouritism. He has denied the allegations. An internal investigation had initially cleared him ... more
  • 1 week Don’t mention my name if I don’t count in the industry – Wiyaala to entertainment pundits MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Singer Wiyaala says she does not appreciate the downplay of her career by supposed entertainment pundits during discussions. According to her, many of these pundits do not count her as part of the industry nor do they appreciate her contributions. “Please if I don’t really count and I have never been counted then don’t discuss me when you are talking about show business. I don’t know why you keep mentioning my name when I don’t count.” “You can’t mention my name, turn around and say ‘shoutout to Wiyaala but she doesn’t really count’ because she and her manager are just ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Fulfils 2016 Campaign Promise At Yapei ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 27th July, 2020, commissioned the Yapei Water Supply Project, in fulfilment of a campaign pledge he made to the people in the area in the run-up to the 2016 elections. According to President Akufo-Addo, ldquo;the Yapei Water Supply System will serve 11,443 people, and has been constructed at a cost of GH cent;5,665,966.42. rdquo; http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/728202083608-l5gsj7u3i1-akufo-addo-commissions-yapei-water-supply- ... more
  • 1 week Malta rescues migrants 33 hours after distress call MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Malta has rescued a group of 95 migrants from a rubber dingy north of Libya. The passengers issued a distress call but it took more than 33 hours until the Maltese authorities began the rescue operation. The armed forces took them ashore near the capital Valletta. The migrants, who were said to be from Eritrea, contacted Alarm Phone, a watchdog group that acts as first point of call for people adrift in the Mediterranean, reports the New York Times. They were eventually rescued on Monday afternoon. But observers say the incident has raised questions about the risk to human life ... more
  • 1 week Mahama has learnt lessons to perfect his new government from 2021 – Kwamena Ahwoi MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Kwamena Ahwoi has said John Mahama will be a good President if elected in the December 7 polls. According to him, the former president has learnt lessons from his previous government to perfect his new administration from 2021. “He could have been a good president and he will be a good president from 2021. Because I believe he has learnt lessons from some of the mistakes he made during his presidency” he said. “ Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kojo Yankson, Prof. Ahwoi said the biggest mistake former President Mahama ... more
  • 1 week Google backed research institute, AIMS Ghana, moves into Silicon Accra Technology City MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana, a Google backed research institute will be setting up its research center within Silicon Accra Technology City located at East Legon Hills. Speaking to Leticia Ohene-Asiedu, the Acting President of AIMS Ghana, Dr. Prince K Osei, said AIMS had begun arrangements to construct a campus (research center) within Silicon Accra Technology City to train more students in the Mathematical Sciences. “The fundamental for transforming every economy is based on mathematical sciences. If a country wants to develop through technology, then the teaching of Mathematics and Sciences must be effective and well taught,” ... more
  • 1 week Brouhaha over Macron balls casts GFA in bad light MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    I initially decided not to run commentaries on the Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s announcement of a deal to have Macron balls supplied for three years because I could not wrap my head around some issues on the sponsorship. Thus, I kept to my position of silence until last Saturday when an Executive Council member of the GFA, Frederick Acheampong, in shedding light on the sponsorship, suggested on Nhyira FM that, they may have communicated wrongly in saying that their deal is with Macron Ghana. Probing journalists established that there is no company as Marcon Ghana. Macron Italy has no formal ... more
  • 1 week Jane Naana Outlines Vision For Youth, Gender Development ModernGhana -Opinion
    The running mate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer, Professor Jane Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has outlined four thematic areas she believes will spearhead change in youth and gender should the NDC win the December elections. ldquo;In today 39;s turbulent political and economic climate, rdquo; she said the NDC rsquo;s plan will be critical for ensuring youth and gender development in Ghana. Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, who was speaking during her outdoo ... more
  • 1 week Ghana records 655 new Covid-19 cases, total now 33,624 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ghana Health Service has recorded a total of 655 new cases as of July 25, 2020, bringing the tally up to 33,624 cases in the country. With a total of 29,801 recoveries, Ghana’s death toll has increased to 168. Currently, 24 cases are severe and another 8 in critical condition. Out of this number, 4 patients have been placed on ventilators. According to the GHS website, these are samples that were taken from the period 22 June to 24 July 2020. Ghana’s COVID-19 UPDATEVisit https://t.co/fIBe1RWjtG for the details pic.twitter.com/6a4RodKBCC— Ministry of Health, Ghana (@mohgovgh) July 28, 2020 The active ... more
  • 1 week Hydroxychloroquine is cure for Covid-19 – US-based Nigerian doctor insists MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned Covid-19 speech in the United States on Monday.  Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Emmanuel claimed that anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and anti-bacterial drug, Zithromax, were effective cures for the virus. The Nigerian spoke during a news conference held by a group of American doctors under the aegis of “America’s Frontline Doctors” in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington DC. The doctors are holding a two-day “White Coat Summit” at the Capitol Hill to address what they call a “massive disinformation campaign” surrounding ... more
  • 1 week Coalition of Unemployed Allied Health Professionals-Ghana to picket the Finance and Health Ministries over financial clearance MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Allied Health Professionals say they would start picketing the Finance and Health Ministries over government’s refusal to give them financial clearance to work. For three years, the group numbering 3,797 across the country have been rendered unemployed after graduation in the 2017/2018 academic year. National President, Ebenezer Kojo Nkrumah, in a statement reveals the group will picket at the premises of these two ministries with their parents and sympathisers on August 3. The post Coalition of Unemployed Allied Health Professionals-Ghana to picket the Finance and Health Ministries over financial clearance appeared first on ... more
  • 1 week Vodafone enhances data package to give customers value for money MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Vodafone Ghana has enhanced its data packages to give customers exceptional value for money and unmatched experience on the network during this period. Customers currently enjoy double data allocation on a host of Vodafone’s data offering including the ¢0.25, ¢1 and ¢2 daily bundles, and the ¢5 weekly bundle. Data allocation on Vodafone’s ‘2 Moorch Data’ proposition (¢10, ¢20, and ¢50), which offers the best volume of data and price points across the industry, was also doubled earlier this year. The extra data allocation, which is available for browsing from 12am to 4pm, empowers customers to do so much ... more
  • 1 week US-based Nigerian doctor advocates hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nigerian-born doctor, Stella Immanuel has made an impassioned plea advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19. A video of her arguments in support of the controversial treatment has gone viral and has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook and YouTube, but both platforms have taken down the video. Regardless, the video is being shared relentlessly on WhatsApp, Twitter, Messenger, and other messaging platforms. Stella Immanuel is part of a team of Medical professionals who attended America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 27. Many doctors ... more
  • 1 week Vodafone employees raise ¢100,000 to support domestic violence victims MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Vodafone Ghana employees and the Vodafone Group Foundation have raised ¢100,000 towards the establishment of the Vodafone Ark Foundation Transit Shelter for survivors of domestic violence. The amount was donated to the Ark Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization (NGO) that provides support for survivors of domestic violence. The donation is part of Vodafone’s efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its numerous challenges. These include domestic abuse, which has significantly increased globally, as survivors are compelled to stay at home with their abusers due to measures in place to contain the spread. Speaking at the donation ceremony ... more
  • 1 week I got pregnant as a virgin at 23 – BBNaija housemate reveals MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    One of the Big Brother Naija 2020 housemates, Watoni Anyansi, has revealed she got pregnant as a virgin. Wathoni in a viral interview, said she was 23-year old when she got pregnant without penetration. The mother of one said she had an intense makeout with the father of her child and after five months she realized she was pregnant. Explaining further she disclosed that he rubbed his manhood on her vagina and ejaculated without penetration. The half-Keyan reiterated that though, she missed her period but she did not know she was pregnant because she was a virgin at that time. ... more
  • 1 week Tonto Dikeh forgives ex-husband, Churchhill, gives reason MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she has finally forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchhill. The actress and her estranged husband have been in one controversy or another since getting a divorce. Tonto disclosed how she caught her ex-husband in a red pant, with red candles and laptop at night, describing him as a yahoo boy and scammer. She also described him as a 40-seconds man.  However, On Sunday, the actress revealed that she has forgiven her ex-husband because of her son. In an Instagram session with Dele Momodu, the actress said she has come to realise that forgiveness is not ... more
  • 1 week Power of Worship joins legendary acts: Tagoe Sisters and Daughters of Glorious Jesus in one performance MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    History was made Sunday night, when the most celebrated gospel artistes of our time, Tagoe Sisters and Daughters of Glorious Jesus, through the power of worship joined to perform each other’s songs in a thrilling manner. Tagoe Sisters and Daughters of Glorious Jesus in a joint performance Dubbed ‘The Power of Worship’ virtual concert, the two legendary music groups took turns each to sensationalize their audience, bringing back treasured memories from the 90s. Daughters of Glorious Jesus, who opened the night performed for one hour with such verve and excitement that definitely must have moved the Heavens to come down. ... more
  • 1 week Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Emirates has become the first airline to offer free Covid-19 insurance as it tries to get people flying again. Passengers will be covered for medical treatment, hotel quarantine, and even their funeral if they catch the coronavirus while travelling. The announcement comes as carriers around the world have been hit hard by measures to tackle the pandemic. Earlier this month, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier told the BBC it is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs. “We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something ... more
  • 1 week I wasn’t arrested for drugs in Dubai – Tonto Dikeh reveals what happened MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has made clarifications on her scuffle with some security authorities in Dubai sometime last year. There were reports sometime in November 2019 that the actress was arrested and deported from Dubai after drugs were found on her. However, Tonto Dikeh on Instagram on Sunday revealed that she had a faceoff with Dubai authorities not because of drugs but because a guard called her a ‘prostitute’ in Arabic. the mother of one said that if she was caught with drugs according to some media reports, she should be in jail by now. “On that day, I was ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: IMF approves $4.2bn loan to South Africa MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $4.3bn (£3.3bn) loan to South Africa to help it deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic which has devastated the economy. South Africa is the hardest hit country on the continent with nearly 450,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, This is the first time in its history the country is receiving an IMF loan. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the money will be used for economic recovery along with Covid-19 interventions, which include supporting the country’s fragile public health system and helping front-line health workers. The country recently received loans New Development Bank ... more
  • 1 week Nigeria to reopen schools next week MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The government in Nigeria has announced that final year students in secondary schools will resume classes next week ahead of their examinations. The ministry of education said the students will report back on 4 August and sit for the West Africa Examinations from 17 August. The West Africa Examinations are school completion tests done by students from five English speaking countries – Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Nigeria and Liberia. Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia final year students have been in school preparing for the examinations. The post Nigeria to reopen schools next week appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 1 week 90-Year-Old Killing: Major Mahama Memorial Foundation Call For Vigorous Action Against Mob Justice ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Major Maxwell Mahama Memorial Foundation has condemned the lynching of the 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savana Region as they call for vigorous action against mob justice in the country. Over the weekend, a video that circulated on social media captured scores of people attacking an old woman identified as Madam Akua Denteh over accusations that she is a witch. The inhumane act which led to the death of the aged woman in the village located near Salaga in the East G ... more
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