• 2 months Takoradi Kidnapped Girls’ Families Angry Over Delayed Prosecution, DNA Reports ModernGhana -Opinion
    Two out of the four families in the Takoradi kidnapped girls incident have expressed disappointment over the slow pace at which the course of justice was trending. The two, are also not happy with the delay of the release of the DNA report regarding the body remains removed from the abode of the prime suspect, Samuel Udoetuk Wills at his Kansaworodo base in the Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolis. It would be recalled that in December 2018, the story broke out that suspect Samuel Udo ... more
  • 2 months Assign Health Personnel To All Schools Before Reopening – GNECC Tells Govt ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) is asking the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health to assign health personnel to all schools to provide medical support upon resumption. The Interim Chair of GNECC, Joseph Atsu Homadzi in a Citi News interview said the presence of health workers at the schools will ensure that suspected cases of COVID-19, should there be any, will be handled professionally. ldquo;We call on the Ministry of Education to collab ... more
  • 2 months A/R: 16 Women Arrested For Printing Fake Currency ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested 16 women who allegedly print fake currency in the region. A statement from the Police said: ldquo;All the suspects are females and are between the ages of 17 and 40. rdquo; The statement said an amount of GHS24,000 fake currency were retrieved from the suspects and are currently being kept in custody as exhibits. The statement added that the ldquo;mood of operation of the suspects is to acquire the bigger denomination of f ... more
  • 2 months National Research Centre Inaugurated ModernGhana -Opinion
    Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, is continuing with the modernization of the Information Ministry as he unveils a refurbished National Information And Research Center. Under his leadership ndash; the Information Ministry ndash; which was prior to coming into office of the NPP Government in a very poor State ndash; has seen major renovation works. Upon assuming office as a Minister, one of his immediate major interventions was the refurbishment of the Information M ... more
  • 2 months Hot Audio:Tafo-Pankrono MCE Accused Of Diverting Covid-19 Food Items, Sold To Market Women ModernGhana -Opinion
    Some residents of Tafo-Pankrono in the Ashanti Region have accused their Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Fred Owusu Obeng, of diverting food items meant for the vulnerable in the Municipality. The food items were received from government for onward distribution to vulnerable people during the lockdown. The residents alleged that the covid-19 food items were not only diverted by the MCE, but sold them at a cheaper price to market women. A close source on condition of anonym ... more
  • 2 months Liverpool squad take a knee to spread BlackLivesMatter message MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Liverpool’s squad took a knee during training at Anfield in a show of unity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. This came a day after Borussia Dortmund players Jadon Sancho and Achraf Hakimi became the latest athletes to join a chorus of outrage over the death of a black man in Minneapolis by wearing shirts with the message “Justice for George Floyd” in a Bundesliga match on Sunday. James Milner tweeted a picture of the Liverpool squad taking a knee around the centre circle at Anfield, with team-mates Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson following suit moments later.
    Unity is ... more
  • 2 months MOBA and Methodist church on collision course over headmaster MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Over the last about 70 years the tradition of appointing headmasters has been done with a compromise between the church and the old boys then a name is put forward. This has aided the school for many years, but truth be told the school is a pale shadow of its old self,  so calls for serious concern for all stake holders. Suddenly the church is pushing to put forward a priest who is not an old boy and the experience is mediocre to say the least. They went forward to put him forward without involving the major stakeholders who are ... more
  • 2 months ‘It cannot be right’ – Akufo-Addo condemns George Floyd’s death MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has expressed shock and disgust towards the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in the United States of America. The President, in a Facebook post on Monday said the act brought back painful memories of how people of colour were treated some decades ago. “It cannot be right that, in the 21st century, the United States, this great bastion of democracy, continues to grapple with the problem of systemic racism,” his post read.
    Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of ... more
  • 2 months Opening up churches a potential recipe for disaster – Prof Ampofo MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Acting Dean of International Programmes at the University of Ghana has said opening up churches when the country’s Covid-19 cases are rising is a potential recipe for disaster. Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo said the President easing the ban on social gatherings to allow churches and mosques to open to congregants leaves a lot of questions unanswered. “…should a church whether big or small ignore the directives of the President, would there be a need for a police presence at the premises?” she quizzed on the Super Morning Show, Monday. “There would have to be regulation and people who ... more
  • 2 months Andy Dosty enlists EL and KiDi for new single ‘1K’ MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    After the success of ‘Love You Die‘ with Kuami Eugene, award-winning Radio/TV broadcaster Andy Dosty has released another song ‘1K’. The Pee on the Beat produced song features two award-winning artists EL and KiDi. The new single, ‘1K’, is an up-tempo jam that will compliment any occasion. In the song, the ladies are tasked not to be greedy with their “God-given sugar” so that the men will also be generous with their money. The song, ‘1K’ which has been released for radio play will hit music stores later in this month. Explaining why there is a change in plans ... more
  • 2 months Bishop Obinim’s trial adjourned to July 20 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Kaneshie District Court on Monday adjourned the false publication of news and forgery case against Bishop Daniel Obinim to July 20 to enable prosecution to complete its investigations. Assistant Superintendent of Police Sylvester Asare pleaded with the Court presided over by Madam Rosemond Dodua Agyiri to give prosecution enough time to investigate the matters at stake. Bishop Obinim, the leader of the International God’s way church is to remain on the ₵100,000 bail with three sureties, one of whom is to be justified. Bishop Obinim was arrested on bench warrant by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on Tuesday, May ... more
  • 2 months Government urged to consider prospects of growing apples in Ghana MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A team of scientists from the Crop Research Institute (CRI) at Fumesua has appealed to government to take a critical look at the prospects of growing apples in Ghana. The scientists said it was becoming clear that some areas with temperate-like weather conditions could be of great importance to the growth of the fruit. The humid areas in the country could also tolerate apple varieties common in India and other Asian regions. The scientists made the call after visiting a site at Atimatim-Taaboum in the Afigya-Kwabre South District, where an apple tree had been planted and started bearing fruits. The ... more
  • 2 months GMA welcomes easing of Covid-19 restrictions MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s easing of some restrictions imposed, due to the coronavirus pandemic, as welcoming. Dr Frank Ankobea said the final decision made by the government after an extensive consultations with stakeholders including the GMA, was a well thought through plan, to keep the country and its citizens, safe while still keeping a close eye on the virus. “We were consulted and we gave our proposal, and we think that the government has blended well, all the inputs made by other stakeholders too,” Dr Ankobea said. Dr Ankobea ... more
  • 2 months Christian Council welcomes opening of churches MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) on Monday welcomed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s Directive that religious services could commence with 25 percent, or maximum of 100 congregants, to worship in church or at the mosque. Reacting to the Presidential Directive, the Most Reverend Bishop Paul Kwabena Boafo, the Chairman of the CCG, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, urged the churches to adapt to the temporary one hour service duration. “The churches should endeavour to manage with the one hour because this is the new normal and so we should be able to adapt to these things ... more
  • 2 months NPP to consider e-voting for parliamentary primaries – Freddie Blay MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay has revealed that the party could consider electronic voting in the conduct of its Parliamentary primaries in the various constituencies. Speaking on Joy News’ Election Brief Monday, Mr Blay said the Steering committee will meet to find the best way to carry out the primaries. According to him, although President Akufo-Addo has relaxed some of the Covid-19 restrictions, the party will not carry out any activity that will endanger the lives of its supporters. “We [Steering committee] will meet possibly tomorrow or the next day and we will take decisions ... more
  • 2 months Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications donates to Lepers Aid Committee MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has donated assorted items to the Lepers Aid Committee (LAC) to support Leprosaria in Ho and the group of cured lepers in and around Wa as part of the mobile industry’s effort to support the National fight against the coronavirus disease. LAC is a non-governmental organization chaired by Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, S.V.D has for over three decades championed the plight of cured lepers in Ghana. The intervention of LAC has led to the creation of leprosy units at Weija in the Greater Accra Region, Ho in the Volta Region and Nkanchina in the ... more
  • 2 months How fashion aided the fight against Covid-19 in Ghana MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Many say the creativity and innovation some local fashion designers have attached to the production of face masks in the country is the needed push to win the fight against the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana. When wearing of face mask was first mentioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as one of the means of preventing the spread of the virus, the initiative was met with confusion as it was assumed the act was only necessary for frontline health workers coming into direct contacts with affected victims. In the process, a call on the general public to ... more
  • 2 months ACEP responds to Ghana Gas Company being national gas aggregator claim MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    ACEP’s attention has been drawn to media publications of a response from Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) on the Centre’s “Analysis of the Proposal to Make Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) The National Gas Aggregator” published on May 21, 2020. This response has neither been received officially nor published on the website of GNGC to give it any certified authenticity. However, based on the credibility of the media houses that carried the publication and the fact that it was widely circulated, it is appropriate the Centre responds to the issues raised by GNGC. It is important to state that ... more
  • 2 months Major Mahama’s wife pens emotional message to husband three years after his demise MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The wife of late Captain Major Maxwell Mahama, Barbara, is mourning the devastating loss of her husband three years after his painful demise. On May 30, 2017, news emerged that residents of Denkyira-Obuasi, now New Obuasi in the Central Region had lynched army officer, Major Maxwell Adam Mahama to death after mistaking him for a thief. The late Major Mahama’s attackers beat him to death with stones, building blocks and sticks and set him on fire on May 29, 2017. Following the horrific incident, photos and videos of the barbaric act surfaced online that left Ghanaians utterly broken.
    ... more
  • 2 months IMANI Q&A: How to discredit an election MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    If someone had assembled the world’s smartest people and given them the task to design the surest way to discredit the outcome of an impending election and stain the reputation of one of Africa’s most respected democracies, they wouldn’t have come up with anything more effective than what Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) is now doing. IMANI’s position has been that the EC is motivated purely by the procurement of millions of dollars of needless, useless, expensive equipment for reasons best known to its commissioners. What has been impressive is how the EC has successfully manipulated the ruling party to assist ... more
  • 2 months ‘Election Brief’ is setting the pace for our other political shows – Araba Koomson MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    With less than seven months to the general elections, political activities including rallies and campaigns are yet to kick start due to the coronavirus outbreak in Ghana. While the recent easing of some restrictions put in place by President Akufo-Addo is a sign of hope at the end of the tunnel, there still remains a ban on some public gatherings including political rallies and sporting activities. But Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who was hosted on JoyNews’ ‘Beyond the Lockdown’ on Sunday, May 31 says the December general elections must take place despite the existence of the Covid-19 global pandemic. ... more
  • 2 months Facebook and Red Cross launch #AfricaTogether, a campaign calling for Vigilance against Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Facebook and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage continued vigilance against Covid-19. With more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed on the continent and containment measures easing in many countries, #AfricaTogether combines musical and comedy performances with information from Covid-19 first responders and fact-checkers from across Africa. #AfricaTogether will include a festival with performances by artists such as Aramide, Ayo, Femi Kuti, Ferre Gola, Salatiel, Serge Beynaud, Patoranking, Youssou N’dour amongst many others, as well ... more
  • 2 months Mr Drew issues an apology to Rotimi MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Highly Spiritual signee Mr Drew has apologised to Nigerian/American artiste Rotimi. This comes after he was accused of stealing the Rotimi’s song ‘Love Riddim’ and subsequently had his song taken off all streaming platforms including YouTube. According to him, it was a mistake to not wait for the right response from the Love Riddim singer before releasing ‘Eat’ which featured Stonebwoy. “I want to say sorry for that and i want to apologise generally to the whole of Ghana,” he said on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM. Mr Drew told Andy Dosty on the show that he takes full responsibility ... more
  • 2 months Kylie Jenner’s lawyer demands retraction over Forbes billionaire story MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Kylie Jenner‘s lawyer is demanding Forbes take down their story accusing the reality TV star and makeup mogul of lying her way to billionaire status. “We have reviewed Forbes’ article accusing Kylie of engaging in deceit and a ‘web of lies’ to inflate her net worth. The article is filled with outright lies,” the lawyer, Michael Kump, said in a statement to The Post on Friday. “Forbes’ accusation that Kylie and her accountants ‘forged tax returns’ is unequivocally false and we are demanding that Forbes immediately and publicly retract that and other statements.” Forbes published a bombshell report stripping Jenner of ... more
  • 2 months Man United extend Odion Ighalo’s loan to January MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Forward Odion Ighalo has extended his loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021. Ighalo, 30, joined United in January from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, initially until 31 May. There is no option for the Premier League club to buy the Nigeria international. “It’s been a dream for him and hopefully he can finish what he started and win a trophy with us,” said United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “Shanghai Shenua have been great towards us, allowing him to play for his dream club.” Ighalo has scored four times in eight appearances for the Old Trafford side, including ... more
  • 2 months Belgian Prince Joachim apologises for Spanish lockdown party MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A Belgian prince who contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain has apologised and “will accept the consequences”. “I deeply regret my actions,” he said in a statement on Sunday. Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, but went to a party two days later in the southern city of Córdoba. Spanish reports suggest the prince, a nephew of Belgium’s King Philippe, was among 27 people at the party. “I apologise for not respecting all quarantine measures during my trip,” his statement reads, adding: “In these difficult times I did ... more
  • 2 months Livestream: Maiden edition of NDC’s Weekly Press Briefing MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will start its maiden Weekly Press Briefing, Monday. Key speakers will be Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, the party’s National Chairman as well as Sammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer. The briefing will focus on easing the Covid-19 restrictions as well as the failed promises of the Akufo-Addo government. The post Livestream: Maiden edition of NDC’s Weekly Press Briefing appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months George Floyd: Music industry calls for ‘blackout’ over death MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The music industry is calling for a “Blackout Tuesday” in response to George Floyd’s death. All three major record labels have shared a message on social media promising “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect without community”. Interscope vowed not to release new music this week, while Apple Music’s Ebro Darden cancelled his radio shows. Floyd died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, prompting protests in the US and UK. Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been sacked and charged with third-degree murder. He is due to appear in court on Monday. Taking to Instagram, Rihanna ... more
  • 2 months Mahama’s latest Corona error in his struggle for political relevance MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Last night, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo took the wind out of the sail of Covid-19 pundits. The President in his 10th national Covid-19 broadcast announced a graduated approach to easing restrictions heretofore imposed in response to the national health emergency made possible by the international Covid – 19 PANDEMIC. The President’s May 31, 2020 action was unexpected by a large of Ghana and he not unsurprisingly, came for significant bashing. But the President is correct. Time would Vindicate him. Covid – 19 is essentially over. The infectivity of the virus isn’t any more of a mystery. The viral ... more
  • 2 months Kwame Sarpong Asiedu: Easing of restrictions – 3 DOTS Akufo-Addo ignored MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The President has spoken and in doing so laid down the balancing act he has been forced to engage in. He has had to pitch social, economic, security and educational advice and evidence against the public health risk of COVID-19. In the end, he concludes that a sliding scale towards normalcy is our best bet. This puts a lot of responsibility on us as citizens. I say so because, in every pandemic, four main factors contribute to contagion. These are the Duration for which an infected person is contagious (D), the Opportunity for people to interact closely (O), the Transmission ... more
  • 2 months After years of drinking maggot-infested water, Promasidor builds borehole for villagers of Bontibor MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    “We used to share the water with animals. We were seeing different types of snakes there. Cobras and many more,” says Forgive Kporgli, a 12-year-old who has lived in the small town of Bontibor all her life. As a schoolgirl, Forgive speaks of days when she was punished in school by her teacher because she was late for school. “By the time we get back from the stream and go to school we are already late,” she says. Hers is one of many personal stories that the people of this small village in the Nkwanta South District ... more
  • 2 months Ghana’s industrial gold output rose 6% in 2019 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Industrial gold output from Ghana, Africa’s top producer of the precious metal, increased 6% in 2019 from the previous year while small-scale gold production dropped 20%, the Chamber of Mines said in its annual general meeting on Friday. Industrial mines produced 2.989 million ounces of gold in 2019, up from 2.808 million ounces in 2018, according to the annual report of the Chamber, Ghana’s main mining industry association. The drop in production from the small-scale gold sector – to 1.588 million ounces from 1.984 million ounces in 2018 – could be partly attributable to a clampdown on illegal mining, Chamber ... more
  • 2 months Is it safe to reopen schools? These countries say yes MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A number of countries that have reopened schools in the past two months have reported no resulting increase in coronavirus infection rates, an encouraging sign for authorities around the world that are contemplating how and when to safely bring children back to the classroom. Authorities in many hard-hit countries such as Italy and the U.S. have so far resisted reopening schools for fear of triggering an increase in infections. In the U.S., schools have been drawing up plans to reopen in September, partly based on the experience of other countries. Researchers and European authorities said the absence of any notable clusters of infection in ... more
  • 2 months Queen pictured outside first time since lockdown MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The 94-year-old monarch was pictured on a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern over the weekend. She regularly rides in the grounds of Windsor, which is said to be her favourite royal residence. The Queen has been isolating there with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, 98, and a small number of staff. The last public picture of the Queen was taken as she was driven away from Buckingham Palace to her Berkshire home on 19 March. One of her two Dorgis – named Candy and Vulcan – could be seen next to her as they both looked out of ... more
  • 2 months GCCI President donates ¢20,000 worth of food, sanitary items to Nsawam Prisons MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    President of the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Dr Nana Appiagyei Dankawoso 1 has donated some food and sanitary items worth GH¢20,000 to the Nsawam Prisons in the Eastern Region.  According to him, now is the time for Corporate Ghana to provide all the financial support for the fight against Covid-19. “No one is exempt from the impact of the Coronavirus. Even here at the Nsawam Prisons, inmates are likely to be impacted. That is why as part of my corporate social responsibility, I have, together with my family, made this donation to the Nsawam Prisons as a ... more
  • 2 months La Liga: Barcelona to resume title defence against Real Mallorca on 13 June MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Barcelona will resume their La Liga title defence against Real Mallorca following the coronavirus shutdown. Football was suspended in Spain on 12 March but Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said it can resume. Barca will travel to face Real Mallorca on 13 June, two days after the season resumes when Real Betis face Sevilla. Real Madrid, who trail league leaders Barcelona by two points after 27 matches, play their first match on 14 June against Eibar. Organisers have only released scheduling details for the first two rounds of fixtures although La Liga chief Javier Tebas confirmed that there will be matches ... more
  • 2 months Abedi Pele breaks down during nostalgic television broadcast MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former Ghana and Olympique Marseille star Abedi ‘Pele’ Ayew shed tears on national television on Sunday. The three-time African Footballer of the Year award winner was a guest on GTV Sports Plus’ ‘Time with our Captains’ show which welcomes retired footballers as pundits for a throwback telecast of famous past games. The 55-year-old took his turn on Sunday and as he recounted several happenings during his career ahead of a 1992 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) game between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, he was surprised with a studio appearance of Herbert Adika, the man who discovered him as a little boy playing the beautiful game. As ... more
  • 2 months Social media users react to Akufo-Addo’s 10th national address MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    On Sunday, May 31, President Akufo-Addo gave his 10th address to the nation since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana. Among other things outlined, the President announced the easing of some restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the virus which has already claimed about 36 lives and infected over 8,000 people. According to the President, while final year students in university, Senior High and Junior High Schools can return to school from June 15 to prepare for their exit exams, congregants of churches and mosques can also meet with a limited number of 100 worshipper for ... more
  • 2 months Develop unemployment benefits, basic income policies – Social Enterprise Ghana advocates MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Social Enterprise Ghana is advocating for inclusive policies that would ensure social protection of the vulnerable and poor especially disabled women, homeless people and unemployed youth. Edwin Zu-Cudjoe, the Executive Director of Enterprise said the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the lack of social protection measures for the poor, marginalised women and unemployed youth who are at the mercy of the economy’s downturn. “The situation of some persons in the media losing their jobs calls for policymakers, private sector and insurance companies to develop solutions like basic income, unemployment insurance, salary for start-up founders, insurance for self-employed. ... more
  • 2 months Today’s front pages: Monday, June 1, 2020 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Daily Statesman – Prof Botchwey snubs Mahama running mate offer– Don’t allow pwer to corrupt you with arrogance: Awuku to politicians– Places of worship re-open Friday Daily Guide – Menzgold, Payboy saga NAM1 cash gang arrested– Obinim for court today– NDC position absurd – EC fires– Ignore warmongers – Freddy Blay– Zoomlion disinfects central mosque The Finder – 113 new infections, 301 recoveries– Total Covid-19 cases hit 7,881 with 2,841 recoveries– Completion date for infectious disease facility shifted to June 30– ICUMS take over Tema port today– UK-backed Zipline dones facilitate Ghana’s Covid-19 fight B&FT– ICUMS take ... more
  • 2 months ICUMS takes over Tema Port today MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Effective today, June 1, 2020, all transactions related to the import and export of goods at the various ports will be conducted through the one-stop service for all customs clearance procedures, dubbed Integrated Customs Management Systems (ICUMS). This follows the successful simulation and piloting of ICUMS at Tema Port, the final port to be hooked onto the system. With the exception of Tema Port, ICUMS has been operating at all entry points across Ghana for over a month now. ICUMS is a system built by Universal Pass (UNI-PASS), specially tailored to Ghana’s situation and provides an end-to-end supply chain solution ... more
  • 2 months Prince Armah initiates insurance scheme for Kwesimintsim polling station executives MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Dr Prince Hamid Armah, a candidate in the 2020 New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary primaries in Kwesimintsim has launched the Dr Armah Kwesimintsim Delegates’ Life Insurance Scheme. The purpose of the Scheme is to provide insurance cover for polling station executives and electoral area coordinators in the constituency. In all, some 361 polling station executives and eight electoral area coordinators will benefit from the scheme. Explaining the rationale behind the scheme, Dr Armah said as a long time party activist himself, he was aware of the risks faced by party grassroots officials, who form the core of the party ... more
  • 2 months Frank Annoh-Dompreh: In condemnation of the killing of unarmed blacks in the US MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    I have watched the events have occurred, I have heard the cries of the people, I have felt in ways that I hoped I never will at a time like this in the growth of humanity. In the midst of these undesirable events I have only found solace in focusing on my responsibility to the people to develop a solution to one of the most fundamental issues that have contributed to the agony of generations of people in all parts of the world. The injustice. Today, I issue this statement to define a position on this global issue of racism ... more
  • 2 months Cape Coast Technical University outdoors a Covid-19 solar hand washing prompting machine MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Covid-19 may be having a devastating impact on Ghana’s industries, social lives and personal grooming standards, but it is also prompting an outpouring of creativity in other arenas. From hands-free door openers, veronica buckets, to basic ventilators, the Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in a new era of urgent innovations in Ghana. The Cape Coast Technical University is taking advantage of the groundswell of technological creativity with a Covid-19 inspired solar hand washing prompting machine. The machine, which in three phases, comprises, the prompter, the security aspect and the touchless aspect. The innovator, Sumaila Abubakar explains, the promoting aspect of ... more
  • 2 months Mahama condemns racist killing of George Floyd MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former President John Mahama has condemned the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man in Minneapolis, US. Floyd died after a white police man kneeled on his neck for than eight minutes. According to local police, he was being arrested for allegedly using fake $20 note. Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes Riots have since spread across the US with protesters demanding justice for the deceased. Riots have spread across the US with protesters demanding justice Reacting to the development, Mr. Mahama, in an emphatic statement said “the issue at hand is not ‘respectability’, it ... more
  • 2 months Final Year Students To Resume School On June 15 — Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Opinion
    President Akufo-Addo has announced that final year students in the country will be going back to school from the 15 of June 2020. According to the President, the reopening will begin with final year tertiary students who are preparing for the final exams. http://cdn.modernghana.com/images/content/612020124729-l5hsk8v331-nana-addo.jpg Senior High School students will follow suit and resume on the 22nd June, 2020 with Junior High School student resuming on the ... more
  • 2 months GWCL Warns Weija Residents Over Plans To Spill Excess Water From The Dam ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has announced that it will spill excess water from the Weija Dam due to the rise in levels of the dam from 37ft to 47.9ft as a result of last week rsquo;s rains. According to a press release from the GWCL, the safe operating level of the dam is 47ft and hence it has now become necessary to spill the excess water as part of routine measures to safeguard the dam. ldquo;Management of GWCL, therefore, wishes to inform the general public as w ... more
  • 2 months 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 months 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 months [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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 2 months 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
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