• 2 months It’s my time, all young dancehall acts must remain indoors – Kahpun MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Up and coming musician, Kahpun says he is the next biggest dancehall artiste ready to take Ghana and the world by storm. According to him, this is the era for him to shine thus all other new dancehall artistes should press pause on their journey. Kahpun made the bold claims in an interview with Zion Felix when he was asked if he knew or heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress. “I have heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress but I’m not in a competition with any of them. They may all be doing their own things in different ... more
  • 2 months Obour will face the law if he organised his father’s burial – Information Minister MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said he is not aware the father of popular musician Bice Osei Kuffour died of Covid-19. There has been a public backlash on social media over the decision by Obour to bury his father without permission from the health authorities. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state over the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say may be a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Speaking on Beyond The Lockdown with Emefa Apawu on Joy News Sunday, Mr Oppong Nkrumah ... more
  • 2 months UG-SRC submits proposal for review of grading system amid e-learning challenges MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana Legon has submitted a proposal to the management of the school for a possible review of the grading system to be used in their upcoming end of semester examination that will be conducted online. In a letter signed by the SRC president, Isaac Agyeman, the SRC said “after thoughtful consideration and extensive consultation coupled with data collected from the students concerning their experience with this new system of teaching and learning, it was prudent for a corresponding adjustment to the current grading system”. Per the SRC’s proposed grading system, a ... more
  • 2 months 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility to be completed June ending – Covid-19 Private Sector Fund MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghana’s first-ever 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility, funded by the Covid-19 Private Sector Fund will be completed by the end of June instead of the initial May deadline. This according to management is due to some additional features added to the architectural plan in response to requests made by the Ghana Medical Association and other infectious disease clinicians and biomedical scientists. The project, located at the Ga East Municipal Hospital was commenced in April last month after a sod cutting ceremony graced by President Akufo-Addo. In a statement signed by Managing Trustee of the Fund, Senyo Hosi, the new requested ... more
  • 2 months #JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed ... more
  • 2 months Bundesliga stars show support for U.S. protests MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Marcus Thuram, Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho have offered their support amid the ongoing protests in the United States as the Borussia Monchengladbach striker and Borussia Dortmund duo responded to the fight against police brutality and racism. The U.S. has seen protests spark across the country in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Minneapolis and Louisville, respectively. Both Floyd and Taylor, who were African-American, were killed by police, becoming the latest deaths in a country that has seen a number of similar incidents in recent years. In addition to the killings of Floyd and Taylor, America is also reeling ... more
  • 2 months Sancho hits hat-trick as Dortmund thump Paderborn MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Jadon Sancho revealed a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message as he marked his first start since the resumption of the Bundesliga with a stunning second-half hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 victory at rock-bottom Paderborn. The England international followed up Thorgan Hazard’s simple 54th minute opener with his own tap-in three minutes later, and was quick to remove his shirt and show solidarity with those protesting against racism in the USA. The 20-year-old then restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage with his 16th league strike of the campaign after Uwe Hünemeier’s penalty had briefly reduced the arrears. Achraf Hakimi and substitute Marcel ... more
  • 2 months Playback: Beyond The Lockdown discusses potential easing of Covid-19 restrictions MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The President, after lifting the lockdown nearly two months ago, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond The Lockdown, viewers were updated on how the government is proceeding with easing these restrictions. Host Emefa Apawu was joined by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He also answered viewers’ questions that had been sent prior to the show. Beyond the Lockdown was aired live on JoyNews TV. It was also live on MyJoyOnline.com, Joy FM, and all JoyNews’ social media ... more
  • 2 months Social media users share expectations ahead of the President’s address MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    In his last address to the state, President Nana Akufo-Addo extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of May 2020. Prior to this announcement, some people had called on the President to relax the rules. Apart from the ban on public gathering the country’s borders were also to remain closed until May 31. As Ghanaians wait patiently for an address from the President tonight, JoyNews took to its Twitter handle to ask people what their expectations were and the issues they wanted to be addressed by the President. Find some of the comments below: ... more
  • 2 months Two Fake Soldiers Engaging In Fraud Arrested ModernGhana -Opinion
    Two suspected robbers have been arrested by the Suhum District Police Day Patrol Team at Suhum overhead, in the Eastern Region for dressing in military uniform and armed robbery. The two suspects were identified as Solomon Aquah, a 25-year old civilian employee of the Ghana army who was dressed in full army uniform and Prince Obeng, a 20 year old driver in charge of a Daewo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GG 376- 18. Mr Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public R ... more
  • 2 months Papavi Boys To Face Court ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Volta Regional Police Command is serving notice it is preparing to put the 14 suspected separatists arrested on Saturday May 30 before a court in the coming days. The notice was contained in a release issued by the command and signed by its Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Cpl. Prince Dogbatse on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The 14 suspects who include 11 men and three women, one of whom was carrying a 2-year-old child were arrested during a joint security operation carried out by the 66 A ... more
  • 2 months Parental Involvement In Inclusive Education Is Essential — Educationist ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an Educational Consultant in the United States, has highlighted the importance of parental involvement to the success of inclusive education. She said it is legal to have all students educated irrespective of their disability and economic background and parents are the first point of call if Ghana is to successfully implement her inclusive education policy. Ms Turkson, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said that in educating children with special ne ... more
  • 2 months Traders Urged To Stop Displaying Foodstuff On Bare Ground ModernGhana -Opinion
    Traders who sell Foodstuff in the various markets in the country have been advised against displaying their wares on bare ground to prevent the contamination of food stuffs. It is a common spectacle to see fruits and vegetables displayed on bare ground or on torn jute sacks and mats spread on dusty floors in most markets Ghanaian markets. Mr Harold Esseku, Vice President, Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), said Ghana 39;s markets needed reengineering to ensure food safety and ... more
  • 2 months UK Aid-backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight ModernGhana -Opinion
    A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples in the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading technology had also increased the country 39;s ability to deliver immunisation kits and vaccines for diseases, such as yellow fever, polio, diphtheria and measles. Already Coronavirus test sa ... more
  • 2 months New Voters’ register: No qualified Ghanaian should be disenfranchised – National House of Chiefs MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The National House of Chief has expressed concerned about the growing tension in the country over the compilation of a new voter register in the face of challenges that require national unity and cohesion such as the Covid-19 crisis. It observes that political leaders appear to be more concerned about winning power than in the developmental needs of the people. In a statement, the President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, said traditional rulers are unhappy the Electoral Commission (EC) has failed to appear before the House, which has been seeking an “opportunity to promote dialogue ... more
  • 2 months Yaw Adu Kuffuor MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Yaw AduKuffour affectionately called Bro. Yaw at home, and popularly known among his peers as Papoli was born on November 24, 1966 to Samuel Kojo Adu of blessed memory and Madam Rosina Aryee. He was the first born of his parents and the only son of his mother. He had his primary education at St Johns Primary School, Achimota(1973-1978) and Eto Primary School, Dansoman (1978-1979). He then proceeded to Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon for his secondary education from 1979 to 1986. He gained admission to the University of Ghana in 1987 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree ... more
  • 2 months There was a miscommunication – Kaywa addresses Mr Drew’s YouTube brouhaha MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Highly Spiritual boss, Kaywa has shot down reports that one of his signees, Mr Drew, stole a song from American Nigerian artiste, Rotimi. According to him, they know the implications of copyrights infringements when it comes to intellectual property hence the company would not dare do that. Kaywa revealed the song, ‘Eat’ which featured Stonebwoy is only a cover of Rotimi’s Love Riddim. Mr Drew had the video for his new song taken down on YouTube and other streaming platforms due to copyright concerns raised by Rotimi’s team. A video that went viral on social media, showed a Ghanaian had ... more
  • 2 months YouTube blocks Mr Drew’s hit song featuring Stonebwoy MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ghanaian budding musician, Mr Drew is in hot waters after YouTube blocked his latest track on the site for copyright infringement. His latest hit song ‘Eat’, which features Stonebwoy, was reportedly blocked after an anonymous artiste reported the duplication to the real owner. The song is a cover of Empire’s Rotimi, which he titled ‘Love Riddim’ and has enjoyed massive airplay both in Africa and abroad. Rotimi upon receiving the hint reported the development to YouTube which immediately pulled down the song from its site. “This video contains content from EMPIRE, who has blocked it in your country on copyright ... more
  • 2 months Information Minister to open up on easing of restrictions on JoyNews’ Beyond The Lockdown MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Its been nearly two months since President Akufo-Addo lifted the lockdown placed on persons in Accra, Kasoa, Tema, and Kumasi. The President, however, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond the Lockdown, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, will sit down with JoyNews’ Emefa Apawu to discuss the easing of these restrictions. Viewers can send in their questions for the Minister via the Whatsapp line 0244340437 and to all JoyNews’ social media platforms. Beyond the Lockdown will ... more
  • 2 months Mahama reiterates calls for mass testing MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama has reiterated calls to government to consider conducting mass testing exercises before the reopening of schools. According to Mahama, government has accumulated enough resources in the name of Covid-19 to be able to fund a mass testing exercise, “even if it has to rely on private laboratories; for the sake of the life and health of Ghanaians.” In the latest in his series of letters to government and the general public, he suggested that following the reopening of schools, students, teachers and ancillary staff returning to school or church attendants should undergo ... more
  • 2 months Hosts of Kids Paradise on Joy Prime share their experiences with e-learning MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Following the ban on public gathering in March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, various schools have been forced to migrate teaching and learning onto online platforms. On the Kids Paradise show on Joy Prime Saturday, some kids shared their experiences with the various online platforms their schools were using and whether it has proven beneficial as they stay at home. Talking about how their various platforms operate, these were their responses; Juanita Boaitey My school uses google platform. They give us work though. They give us notes, but for me I’m not a person ... more
  • 2 months Nineteen Nigerians intercepted en route Niger MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nineteen Nigerians, who attempted to travel out of Ghana to Niger through Burkina Faso contrary to the President’s directive on the closure of all the national borders, have been arrested at Hamile, in the Upper West Region. The illegal migrants were all males, aged between 14 and 43, were arrested on Friday, at about 0820HRS at Beat two, an unapproved route bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso in the Hamile Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). A statement signed by Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for GIS, and copied to the ... more
  • 2 months How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But there’s one overlooked success story — Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year. This is all the more remarkable considering Vietnam is a low-middle income country with a much less-advanced healthcare system than others in the region. It only has 8 doctors for ... more
  • 2 months A two-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in South Africa MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A two-day-old baby has died of coronavirus-related condition in South Africa, the government said Thursday. The baby was born preterm with lung difficulties and had to put on a ventilator, according to a statement from the health ministry. “The mother had tested positive for COVID-19, and the child subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 as well. It is important to appreciate the complexities of the underlying condition of prematurity,” the statement read. The baby is among the 27 coronavirus deaths announced Wednesday, bringing the total number to 339, according to the ministry. With more than 18,000 cases, South Africa has the highest ... more
  • 2 months Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Down beneathI can’t breatheCenturies on, I remain at reefDeep is my griefForget that book! I’m black and outColoured, I surely standoutAnd truly don’t countPushed down to outWith nowhere to lookForget that book! That book is just grammarBeing black, ain’t no dramaI’m guilty until proven innocentBut he’s innocent until proven guiltyForget that book! That bookIs the oppressor’s hookMy liberty he tookJustice for me, a flukeAnd yet he calls that book, a law to watch our back.Damn! What crime is it to be black?Forget that book! We’ve screamed and screamed and yet we stuck!True ... more
  • 2 months Five-month-old Brazilian baby survives coronavirus after 32 days in coma MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    After spending a month in an induced coma due to Covid-19, Dom, a 5-month-old Brazilian baby, gets to go home and celebrate his 6-month birthday. A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He spent 54 days in the hospital — 32 of them in an induced coma and connected to a ventilator, Dom’s father, Wagner Andrade, told CNN. “He had some difficulty breathing so the doctors thought it was a bacterial infection,” he said. “But the medication didn’t work and he got worse. Then me and ... more
  • 2 months 25 cities across 16 states have now imposed curfews amid George Floyd riots MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has extended a curfew, which initially applied only to downtown, to the whole city. The curfew requires everyone within the City of Los Angeles to stay indoors tonight, from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. “I will always protect Angelenos’ right to make their voices heard and we can lead the movement against racism without fear of violence or vandalism,” Garcetti said in a statement. “The vast majority of people taking to the streets are doing it peacefully, powerfully, and with reverence for the sacred cause they’re fighting for. This curfew is in ... more
  • 2 months While Black….. ModernGhana -Opinion
    A time upon the world nbsp; When I couldn 39;t breathe nbsp; When I couldn 39;t walk nbsp; When I couldn 39;t run nbsp; Heck I wasn 39;t even allowed to crawl It was slavery, nbsp; While black ... I walk into a store, nbsp; Not wanted, I 39;m told. nbsp; When I put my hand nbsp; In my bag, the cashier goes, nbsp; quot;No cash in the register quot; nbsp; To sing, gets cold looks nbsp; To dance, not sedate enough nbsp; To laugh, too loud It was stigma nbsp; While ... more
  • 2 months Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? ModernGhana -Opinion
    Down beneath I can rsquo;t breathe Centuries on, I remain at reef Deep is my grief Forget that book I rsquo;m black and out Coloured, I surely standout And truly don rsquo;t count Pushed down to out With nowhere to look Forget that book That book is just grammar Being black, ain rsquo;t no drama I rsquo;m guilty until proven innocent But he rsquo;s innocent until proven guilty Forget that book That book Is the oppressor rsquo;s hook My liberty he took Justice for me, ... more
  • 2 months Covid-9: 35 Of Kuwait Deportees Test Positive ModernGhana -Opinion
    Some 35 of the 231 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19. This represents about 15% of the total population after an initial test conducted by the Ghana Health Service upon their arrival last Saturday, 22nd May, 2020. This was confirmed in the Ghana Health Service rsquo;s COVID-19 case count update on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Although all the 231 deportees were reported to have tested negative for the virus in Kuwait before being enplaned to Ghana, Ghanaia ... more
  • 2 months Covid-19: Ghana’s Death Toll Hit 36 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Coronavirus deaths related now 36. The total case load have also risen to 7,881. The Ghana Health Service latest update today Sunday May 31. The Service says recoveries are now 2,841. ... more
  • 2 months COVID-19: Cases Hit 7,881 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Ghana rsquo;s COVID-19 case count has risen to 7,881. Some 113 new cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Sunday, May 31, 2020. According to the update, 301 more people have recovered from the virus, increasing the tally for recoveries to 2,841. Meanwhile, another person has died bringing the death toll to 36. ... more
  • 2 months Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) led by Pastor Mensa Otabil is holding a virtual church service. The initiative is to adhere President Akufo-Addo’s ban all social gatherings, including church services and other religious gatherings.
    Join Pastor Mensa Otabil [LIVE] as we partake of The Lord's Holy CommunionPosted by International Central Gospel Church on Sunday, May 31, 2020 The ban has been in force for two months following the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Watch the live stream of the service below The post Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months Obuor’s father, who reportedly died of Covid-19, laid in state on the blind side of authorities MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ashanti Regional Health authorities are distancing themselves from the laying in state and burial of father of popular musician, Obour who tested positive for Covid-19 two months ago. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Though a positive Covid-19 case, the family, transported the body from Accra, laid him in state and performed burial rights for him at the family house at Juaso in the Asante Akyem Municipality of ... more
  • 2 months 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 113 more cases of Covid-19 across the country as of Sunday morning. The update brings the country’s tally to 7,881 since it was last updated on Saturday evening. Also, one more person has died from the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 26. The active cases now stand at 5,004. Lockdown has been lifted in some hotspots in the country for a month now and President Akufo-Addo is reportedly planning an address to further ease restrictions today, Sunday. The post 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 appeared ... more
  • 2 months ‘Rafiq Salam, Waaa’ – The iconic sign-off Wa Hospital nurses couldn’t resist MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Nurses at the Wa Municipal Hospital could not help but join JoyNews correspondent, Rafiq Salam sign-off when he visited the facility. The iconic sign-off, “reporting for JoyNews, Rafiq Salam Waaa,” has become synonymous with the reporter from the Upper West region. His fans are always left wanting on days that he is reporting from a different location in the region other than the capital. It was not the case this time. The longest standing regional correspondent with JoyNews visited the Wa Municipal Hospital. After his report, the nurses gathered around the reporter and chanted his sign-off with him. ... more
  • 2 months NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), launching Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a 19-hour ride aboard the company’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule bound for the International Space Station. Just before liftoff, Hurley said, “SpaceX, we’re go for launch. Let’s light this candle,” paraphrasing the famous comment uttered on the launch ... more
  • 2 months Wife of Derek Chauvin, officer in George Floyd’s murder, files for divorce MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Multiple US and international news portals report that the wife of Derek Chauvin, the police officer involved in in the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce. Kellie Chauvin is distraught over the death of the African-American man, the reports quote her lawyers as saying. Her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy,” the lawyers said in a statement on behalf of Kellie Chauvin and her family. She has also requested that “her children, her parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult ... more
  • 2 months Scientists at CSIR-CRI confirm Atimatim Taaboum Apple Tree MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Scientists at Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have confirmed an apple tree at Atimatim Taaboum in the Ashanti region. The apple tree grown in a private residence has numerous branches with few fruits after two years of planting. Plant physiologist and Principal Research Scientist at CSIR-CRI Professor Beloved Mensah Dzomeku says there is nothing doubtful about the tree. The grower, Mr. Edward Akwasi Fosu who lives in Belgium first conducted trial for the growth of the tree in the country. He is said to have collected soil samples from different regions ... more
  • 2 months NGO donates to street boys in Accra MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Boy-Child Initiative Ghana (BCIG), an NGO, on Saturday donated assorted items to over 100 street boys who sleep at a slum near Opeibea House, off the Airport Highway in Accra. The items included toothpaste, toothbrushes, slippers, nose masks, and drinks. The NGO also donated food items to Mr Mohammed Afisu, a street boy who was knocked down by a car when he was cleaning the windscreen of vehicles at the Opeibea traffic light. Akosua Offeibea Boakye, the Director of Boy-Child Initiative Ghana, said the donation was to show love and offer hope to the street boys in the area. Ms ... more
  • 2 months Buildings submerged in water as parts of Nkroful get flooded MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Parts of Nkroful in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region is submerged in water following a downpour which lasted for an hour. The floods which destroyed property worth millions of cedis also displaced hundreds of people. Speaking to the GNA, some of the victims attributed the flood to galamsey activities behind the Nkroful Agricultural Senior High School (NASS) and parts of the Nkroful township. According to the victims, the galamsey pits remain uncovered, a situation that contaminated their main source of drinking water, the River Subre. The residents said they now live in “fear and panic” as the coming ... more
  • 2 months UK government approves return of sport behind closed doors from June 1 MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Domestic competitive sport behind closed doors will be allowed from Monday, the UK government says. The ‘phase three’ guidance paves the way for live sport to return on 1 June for the first time since mid-March. It is up to individual sports to assess the risk, and consult athletes, coaches and support staff. Horse racing and snooker will each resume competitive action on Monday, while the Premier League is due to restart on 17 June. Clubs in England’s top flight returned to ‘phase two’ contact training on 25 May. On Saturday, the Premier League confirmed that no players or staff tested positive from ... more
  • 2 months Samini accepts legendary status, says there’s more to come MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Reggae and dancehall artiste Samini has accepted the ‘legendary’ status conferred on him by fans and music lovers across the world and has promised better days ahead. He did so at his first virtual concert on Saturday held in Canada which was streamed across all his social media platforms “I am 38 [years] now and still counting. There are people who have known my name for so long and expect me to be older but guess what, we’re still counting and still calculating. “Man is just a young legend. You guys gave me the name legend and I ... more
  • 2 months Repay Loans To Help Better People’s Lives—Mr. Anthony Sackey ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Central Regional Manager of the Micro-Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC), Mr. Anthony Paa Kwesi Sackey has appealed to loan defaulters of the Scheme to fulfill their repayment plan to enable others to also benefit from the facility. He stated that MASLOC loans are revolving one and therefore when one fails to repay the loans it affects potential beneficiaries. Mr. Sackey explained that prompt repayment of loans will go a long way to help the Scheme provide more loans ... more
  • 2 months PRO For GIMPA SRC Urges Students To Engage In Student Entrepreneurship Amidst COVID-19 ModernGhana -Opinion
    Eric Appiah, the Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Students rsquo; Representative Council (GIMPA SRC) has charged students to take seriously, student entrepreneurship. According to him, Ghana has faced the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic just like other nations. That has really influenced a lot of businesses and companies. Several workers were laid off when revenues were affected Companies around the world are seeking ways ... more
  • 2 months Western Togoland: 14 suspected secessionists arrested at Kpando Aziavi MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Some 14 persons, including a nursing mother, suspected to be affiliated to secessionists group, Homeland Study Group Foundation have been apprehended at Kpando Aziavi in the Volta Region.  They were busted on Saturday by a joint team of officers of the 66 Artillery Regiment, National Security and the Bureau of National Investigations. The suspects who are between the ages of 24 and 60 have been handed over to the Volta Regional Police Command for further investigations. Briefing the media, the Second in Command of the 66 Artillery Regiment, Major Jalali Din Ibrahim, explained their operation was informed by ... more
  • 2 months Gov’t Must Hasten Slowly In Re-opening Schools—St. Mary’s Assistant Head ModernGhana -Opinion
    In anticipation of the easing down of the Covid-19 restrictions, the Assistant Headmaster in charge of Administration, St. Mary rsquo;s Senior High School, Mrs. Sarah Garshong, has added her voice to the call on the government to hasten slowly on its decision to re-open schools on a mass scale. According to her, the re-opening of schools should be a gradual process, starting with the final-year students. ldquo;The government must do it gradually by allowing the final-year stu ... more
  • 2 months Ahafo Region Grateful To Nana Akufo-Addo—NPP Regional Chairman ModernGhana -Opinion
    The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for Ahafo Region, Kwabena Owusu Sekyere, has said the people of the region are grateful to the president of the republic for instituting another milestone achievement in the region. The Regional Chairman for the governing political party(NPP) said this in a press release and stated that truly His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has Ahafo Region at heart per the number of developmental projects been rolled-out after Ahafo was declared as ... more
  • 2 months Infographics: The 13 best quotes from Sammy Kuffour’s Joy FM interview MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    On Saturday, Joy Sports continued its series of high profile interviews with a chat with ex-Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour. Hosted on the Joy Sports Link, Nathaniel Attoh engaged Kuffour in a warm chat on football policy, Black Stars controversies, spiritually, COVID-19, his love life and much more. Here are some of more standout quotes from the former Uefa Champions League winner. The post Infographics: The 13 best quotes from Sammy Kuffour’s Joy FM interview appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months Playback: Samini holds Untamed Virtual Concert MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Dancehall artiste Samini held a virtual concert to entertain fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The concert was streamed live on YouTube from the artiste’s residence in Canada. The Untamed Virtual Concert is Samini’s quest to connect with his fans and also place emphasis on the dangers of COVID-19. The post Playback: Samini holds Untamed Virtual Concert appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months Playback: Samini’s ‘Untamed’ Virtual Concert MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Dancehall artiste Samini held a virtual concert to entertain fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. The concert was streamed live on YouTube from the artiste’s residence in Canada. The Untamed Virtual Concert is Samini’s quest to connect with his fans and also place emphasis on the dangers of COVID-19. The post Playback: Samini’s ‘Untamed’ Virtual Concert appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months ‘I will pray about it’ – Philipa Baafi on making a song for a political party ahead of the Dec. 7 elections MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Gospel artiste Philipa Baafi says she will “pray about it” should a political party reach out to her to make a song on their behalf. Speaking on the Red Carpet Show on Joy Prime Saturday about her newly released single ‘It is well’ the gospel singer said should any political party call upon her to use her song or for her service, she will have to take it to the Lord in prayer first before making a decision. Her statement comes as no surprise to fans that have followed her music ministry for long. During the 2008 general elections, Philipa ... more
  • 2 months Five-star Bayern edge closer to 30th Bundesliga title MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Bayern Munich moved closer to a record-extending 30th league title after their Polish striker Robert Lewandowski ended a personal jinx in a 5-0 drubbing of struggling Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The result left leaders Bayern, who are chasing an eighth successive league title, top of the standings on 67 points from 29 games, 10 ahead of closest rivals Borussia Dortmund who visit bottom team Paderborn on Sunday. Lewandowski snapped his goal drought versus 16th-placed Fortuna when he scored for the first time against them to give Bayern a 3-0 lead in the first half after a Mathias ... more
  • 2 months No positive results in latest Premier League coronavirus tests MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    There have been no new cases among Premier League players and staff in the latest round of coronavirus testing, it has been confirmed. Over 2,700 tests had been conducted in the first three rounds, yielding just 12 positive results, but the latest batch, conducted on Thursday and Friday, were all negative. This is the most comprehensive round of testing so far, with the number of tests available to clubs increasing from 50 to 60. Premier League clubs are set to resume contact training on Monday, having voted unanimously to do so on May 27. On Saturday Oliver Dowden, the Secretary ... more
  • 2 months Korle bu CEO Will Retire In September – Board Clarifies After ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Board of the Korle bu Teaching Hospital has clarified that the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare, will officially retire on May 31, 2020 when he turns 60. It however says ldquo;due to the exigencies of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Daniel Asare will stay on to serve the rest of his contract with Korle bu Teaching Hospital, which will end on 3rd September 2020 rdquo; a statement signed by the acting Board Chairman, Jerry Ahmed Shaib said. The board added that ... more
  • 2 months We can only help King Faisal if Alhaji Grusah asks us to – Sammy Kuffour MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ex-Ghana star Samuel Osei Kuffour is not happy with the current state of his boyhood club, King Faisal and has called for changes in the management. The Kumasi-based side are in deep financial crisis and that has affected their performance on the field. They had the opportunity to compete in this season’s Ghana Premier League after the number of teams was increased to 18. Before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, King Faisal occupy the last position with no win from 14 games. Kuffour, speaking on Joy Sports Link, indicated that the time is right for ... more
  • 2 months Ghana’s Covid-19 cases at 7,768; one more person dead MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Ghana Health Service is reporting that the country’s recorded coronavirus cases have increased to 7,768. According to the Service, 152 new cases have been recorded since the last update on Friday. However, one person has lost his life to the coronavirus bringing Ghana’s death count to 35. Meanwhile, 119 people have recovered taking the total number of recoveries to 2,540. The active cases now stand at 5,193. Greater Accra Region, Ashanti Region, Western Region, Central Region, and the Northern Region all recorded new cases. The president, Nana Akufo-Addo is reported to be planning to brief the nation ... more
  • 2 months International partners to withdraw support from UG if Public Universities Bill is passed – Prof Ampofo MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A lecturer at the University of Ghana has revealed that the school may lose its relationship with some of its international partners if the Public Universities Bill is passed into law. According to Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, these partners are unsure how government interference would affect the school which would in turn have a toll on the work they are doing. “Donors and partners do not want to take that risk. If they don’t work with Ghanaians they will work with Nigerians or South Africans or whoever,” she said on Newsfile on Saturday. The Professor of African Studies & Acting ... more
  • 2 months Police inspector arrested for robbery, two others on the run MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    A police officer with the Operation Vanguard team, Inspector Godwin Mensah, has been arrested for robbery at Memerewa Number One near Obuasi in the Ashanti Region. According to a police situational report, the suspect and his colleague a Lance Corporal, who is now at large, both dressed up in police uniform and armed with AK-47 assault rifles, went to the house of one, Mr Thomas Lee, and carried out the robbery. The two police officers arrested the victim for allegedly trading in gold without a license, handcuffed him before subjecting him to some beatings. The two officers ... more
  • 2 months Covid-19: 32 Patients Recover In Western North ModernGhana -Opinion
    Dr Marion Okorh-Owusu, Western North Regional Health Director has confirmed that 32 out of 63 COVID-19 patients being treated in the region have recovered from the disease. Speaking to the GNA after a Public Health Emergency Committee (PHCMC) meeting, headed by the Regional Minister, Mr Kingsley Aboagye-Gyedu, she said the patients were treated at the Bibiani and Waiwso government hospitals. The Regional Health Director described the development as a big achievement and attributed it ... more
  • 2 months Kumasi: 2 Jailed 30 Years For Robbery ModernGhana -Opinion
    A Kumasi Circuit Court has sentenced two men to a total of 30 years 39; imprisonment in hard labour for robbing a Zoomlion worker, Norbert Nsor, of his mobile phone and chopping off his left wrist at the Asafo Interchange in the capital, Kumasi. The convicts ? Emmanuel Osei Amoako, alias Chibsah, 20 and Emmanuel Nuako alias Bonnty Killer, 22 ? both pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, attempting to commit robbery and causing harm contrary to Sections 23(1) and ... more
  • 2 months 19 Niger Nationals Grabbed For Entering Ghana Illegally ModernGhana -Opinion
    Immigration Officials at the Hamile border in the Upper West Region have arrested 19 Nigeriens who were en route to Burkina Faso but were using Ghana as a transit point. They allegedly entered Ghana using unapproved routes. Initial investigation by the Ghana Immigration Service revealed the migrants aged between 14 and 43 had planned to sneak into Burkina Faso for farming purposes. Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service in the region in a statement said the Nig ... more
  • 2 months MTN Executive Encourages Africa To Capitalize On Covid-19 Crisis To Accelerate Digitization ModernGhana -Opinion
    Dario Bianchi, an MTN Ghana Executive, and Chief Digital Officer is calling on Africa governments and businesses to take advantage of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis to go digital. African countries, just like countries in other parts of the world have been faced with the Covid-19 pandemic for the last few months. Governments and businesses have been forced to resort to digital means of reaching their customers. Speaking as a discussant on Africa Digital Festival WEBINAR ... more
  • 2 months We Deserve A Hospital — Chiraa Residents ModernGhana -Opinion
    The Sunyani West Municipality is among the areas in the Bono Region which will have a new District Hospital as part of the 88 new district hospitals to be constructed in some Districts by government beginning July. The chiefs and people of Chiraa near Sunyani in the Bono Region are calling for the siting of the proposed District Hospital in the Sunyani West town owing to its strategic location, among several other factors. Addressing a Press Conference organized by the Chiraa ... more
  • 2 months Samson’s Take: MPs, probe the judges MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    In less than twenty-five months, Parliament has conducted vetting and approved twelve, including five women and a Chief Justice, to the Supreme Court of Ghana. Earlier in 2017 and later after the creation of the six new regions, it did a similar job approving an historic and bizarre one hundred and over a double-dozen ministers and their deputies for this small ‘poor’ country. Apart from candidates for Attorney-General, there are no specific skills set or academic qualifications for the ministerial jobs. One must however be an MP or be qualified to be elected an MP.  But to ... more
  • 2 months ‘Cannabis burned during worship’ by ancient Israelites – study MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Ancient Israelites burned cannabis as part of their religious rituals, an archaeological study has found. A well-preserved substance found in a 2,700-year-old temple in Tel Arad has been identified as cannabis, including its psychoactive compound THC. Researchers concluded that cannabis may have been burned in order to induce a high among worshippers. This is the first evidence of psychotropic drugs being used in early Jewish worship, Israeli media report. The temple was first discovered in the Negev desert, about 95km (59 miles) south of Tel Aviv, in the 1960s. In the latest study, published in Tel Aviv University’s archaeological journal, ... more
  • 2 months Issues of academic freedom are exaggerated – Education Ministry on Public Universities Bill MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Vincent Ekow Assafuah says claims by Universities and other educational stakeholders concerning the stifling of academic freedom should the Public Universities Bill 2020 be passed, are mere exaggerations. Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile Saturday, Vincent Asssafuah said no part of the bill stifles academic freedom, rather the bill only seeks to harmonise the governance, administration, and accountability structures of public universities. However he said academic freedom was not a guarantee that university heads could do as they please whenever they please, thus the need to populate the University council with political actors ... more
  • 2 months Public Universities Bill is to clone government’s agenda – Professor Oduro MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Dean of the School of Education, Development, and Outreach at the University of Cape Coast believes government’s attempt to implement the University Act Bill is to clone a hidden agenda. “I think the government is using this bill to clone its main intent,” he told host of Newsfile, Samson Lardy Anyenini on JoyNews. According to Professor George K.T Oduro, the decision was going to be at the disadvantage of universities in the country, while government stands to gain a lot of power. “If we go into Article 47 of the bill it reads, the minister may give directives on matters ... more
  • 2 months Sunyani Central Rotary cuts sod for 4-unit classroom block, office at Yawhima MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Sunyani Central Rotary Club has cut sod to commence the construction of a 4-unit classroom block with an office for the Yawhima SDA Basic School at Sunyani in the Bono Region.  The project, a partnership with four Rotary Districts and five Rotary clubs in the USA, is at a total cost of USD59,696 (GH¢342,421).  The project which will replace the dilapidated wooden structure currently being used as classrooms, will provide a safe and secure classroom structure and improve the teaching and learning environment for both pupils and teachers.   The Kindergarten, Primary and Junior High sections of the school will ... more
  • 2 months Kwasi Appiah’s pre-2019 AFCON captaincy changes were not necessary – Sammy Kuffour MyJoyOnline -Opinion
    Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour believes it was unnecessary for Kwasi Appiah to make changes to the Black Stars captaincy with few months to the start of the last Africa Cup of Nations. Appiah took the armband from Asamoah Gyan, handing it to Andre Ayew before the 2019 tournament in Egypt. His decision forced Gyan to briefly end his international career, before rescinding following a conversation with President Akufo-Addo. Many have attributed the Black Stars poor performance at the tournament to that decision, as the four-time winners failed to get close to winning the trophy. Instead, Ghana suffered an ... more
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