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  • 1 week Hundreds of patients benefit from Vodafone Ghana Foundation’s enhanced Homecoming initiative MyJoyOnline
    Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, has organised a virtual ceremony to launch its annual Homecoming initiative. The virtual launch formed part of efforts to herald the three-phased Homecoming initiative aimed at bringing relief to many patients who are in financial distress in some medical facilities nationwide. To kick start the first phase in the Northern belt, the Foundation footed the medical bills of 96 patients in hospitals some district and regional hospitals in the northern belt of Ghana. Among the costs covered were general hospital admission bills, auxiliary maternity-related costs for women, medical laboratory service ... more
  • 1 week Kwasi Adu: Flt. Lt. Rawlings must stop obfuscating, he must come out with the truth MyJoyOnline
    The issue is very simple. Flt. Lt. Rawlings goes on Asaase Radio on 5th July 2020, and while laying claim to his usually self-professed sense of “the truth”, he accuses me of writing “something nasty, ugly”  about him, to the effect that during the PNDC regime, he had mixed “cement powder, and thrown it down somebody’s throat and poured water after it”.  I wrote denying ever writing any such story and requested him to produce evidence of the write-up to prove his accusation against me.  Instead of producing that write-up to prove his truth, he goes on a walk-about in ... more
  • 1 week Today’s frontpages: Wednesday, July, 29, 2020 MyJoyOnline
    Daily Graphic Lynching of 90-year-old woman: Kafaba chief arrested, 13 others on the run, President describes action as barbaric No blanket mop-up after registration – EC MTN challenges NCA directive in court The Chronicle DCE defies Presidential order: Galamsey is our source of livelihood Naana will do well leading an NGO Court cancels UEW Pro-VC election The Ghanaian Observer Akufo-Addo commissions Nalerigu water supply project Bawumia blasts Mahama says 82 financial institutions collapsed under JM December 2020 elections: NPP doesn’t need favours from EC – Sammy Awuku Business & Financial Times MFIs’ survival hangs in the balance ... more
  • 1 week Dr Edward Omane Boamah: Free primary healthcare at last! MyJoyOnline
    Introduction Congratulations once again, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang! As President John Dramani Mahama emphasised, your nomination as his Running Mate for the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections is “over and above affirmative action.” The nomination is a reflection of your undoubted competence, your innovative approaches to public policies, your admirable integrity as well as gender equality. It is also a bold statement of intent that gender should never be an obstacle in the way of leadership. Professor Opoku-Agyemang, in your acceptance speech, you proved President Mahama right for nominating you to the admiration of the millions who watched you live. ... more
  • 1 week Luv FM Kiddy Quiz: Tears flow as stage is set for battle of sexes in grand finale MyJoyOnline
    It was all tears in the semi-final duels of the Luv FM Kiddy Quiz, as the search for finalists saw two brilliant girls who had thrilled listeners and viewers in earlier contests fall by the wayside. Emmanuella Nhyira from Nagies Angel and Lynnette Anima Asare of Good Shepherd Prep School fought good battles in their respective contests but their best was not enough to upstage their opponents. Not even encouraging words from the Quiz Master, Nana Gyasi Owusu (NGO), could console them. In the first contest, Russel Tom Totoe of Martyrs of Uganda School proved too strong for Lynnette ... more
  • 1 week NDC charges EC to retrieve Gender Minister’s Voter ID card after being challenged at a registration centre MyJoyOnline
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Agona West Constituency has charged the Electoral Commission to, as a matter of urgency, retrieve the Voter ID card issued the Member of Parliament for the area Cynthia Mamle Morrison. The MP was challenged at the registration centre for falling short of the regulations governing the conduct of the registration exercise. Grounds for her challenge was on the MP’s residential status. According to the NDC, it would be unfair to allow her to use her card when the cards of others are retained on similar grounds. In a release, the NDC narrated ... more
  • 1 week Community Water and Sanitation Agency in Central Region trains Staff of newly-formed Water Systems MyJoyOnline
    Nine newly-formed Water Systems of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in the Central Region have undergone training on new technologies for efficient water delivery to consumers. It is part of efforts by agency to build the capacity of Water System Staff to achieve the global objective of providing sustainable and portable water to rural communities. The three-day technical training dubbed “AF-Cluster Water Systems” commenced on July 21 to 23, at the CWSA Central Regional Office. Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) staff of new agencies The training brought together staff from 24 water systems across districts of the ... more
  • 1 week Message from The Morning Man: Appreciation vs. “Appreciation” MyJoyOnline
    This weekend, I met a group of colleagues who work for a bank. They wanted me to know how much they enjoy these daily Messages of Motivation. One of them told me how she always found something in these passages that made her look at the world a little differently. Another talked about how he finds it difficult to leave the house before six, because he doesn’t want to miss even a few seconds of the message as he walks from his house to his car. The third guy told me of how it had become a special moment ... more
  • 1 week CSIR College of Science and Technology graduates first batch of students MyJoyOnline
    The first batch of 20 graduate students of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research College of Science and Technology has graduated. They undertook Master of Science and Philosophy degree programmes, including Climate Change and Integrated Natural Resource Management. Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah is the college’s Board Chairman. He says the school seeks to train scientists to acquire skills and attitudes to contribute towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also wants ‘’to change this narrative by supporting to increase output of postgraduate training tenfold in the next decade.” A 2017 report by the United Nations Education ... more
  • 1 week Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by $450 billion – Study finds MyJoyOnline
    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion, a new World Bank report has found. If implemented fully, the trade pact could boost regional income by 7% or $450 billion, speed up wage growth for women, and lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty by 2035. The report suggests that achieving these gains will be particularly important given the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which is expected to cause up to $79 billion in output losses in Africa in 2020. The pandemic ... more
  • 1 week Fisheries Ministry distributes 300 outboard motors to fishermen in Central Region MyJoyOnline
    The Ministry of Fisheries has begun distributing outboard motors to some fishermen along Ghana’s coastal communities. The distribution of the subsidised outboard motors, according to the Ministry, is part of the President’s Fishing Input Support Scheme for Fishers, which is to support the livelihoods of fishers and the fishing communities. Artisanal fishing communities in Ghana, are generally characterised by low incomes and poor living conditions with an estimated poverty incidence of 30%, which is the second-highest in the country. Fisheries Minister, Elizabeth Aforley Quaye at the ceremony to distribute the outboard motors to the fisherfolk at Elmina, explained government ... more
  • 1 week Journalists trained on interpretation of findings in Ghana’s maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has trained media practitioners to enhance their understanding and interpretation of results from Ghana’s maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report, which examined poverty beyond monetary deprivations. The national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report looked at how people experience poverty in their health, education, and living standards. The report, to be launched on 29th July 2020, was developed by the Ghana Statistical Service with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University. The training participants expressed their satisfaction and look forward to the launch to disseminate the key findings of the report.  “This training has been very insightful ... more
  • 1 week Ejisu SHTS student jailed for a day over theft, ‘abusive’ assistant headmaster granted bail MyJoyOnline
    The Juabeng Circuit court has sentenced a student of Ejisu Secondary Technical High School to a day in prison. Guggisberg Asameti pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a stabiliser belonging to the school. Guggisberg is one of two students locked up overnight in the office of the assistant headmaster of the school a week ago. He is to also pay a fine of GHS1,200 and sign a bond of good behavior for 12 months. Meanwhile, the Assistant headmaster who locked the students in his office and allegedly slapped them in turns has been granted a GHS5,000 ... more
  • 1 week Even if we don’t win 2020 polls, our performance will not be abysmal – PNC flagbearer hopeful, David Apasera MyJoyOnline
    Flagbearer hopeful of the People’s National Convention (PNC), David Asibi Apasera has unveiled his plans should he be given the nod to lead the party in the 2020 polls. Mr David Apasera said Ghanaians will see, among other things, an increase in the number of parliament candidates and national results reflecting the national character of the party competing among the major parties. He stated that even if the party doesn’t win political power in the 2020 general election, their performance will not be abysmal. The PNC flagbearer hopeful, David Asibi Apasera in an exclusive interview with JoyNews after ... more
  • 1 week 1992 constitution’s indemnity clause was an act of political pragmatism – Prof. Ahwoi MyJoyOnline
    National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Prof Kwamena Ahwoi says criticisms that the 1992 Constitution was written to protect the interests of former President Jerry John Rawlings are largely erroneous. According to him, only an aspect of the constitution provides such protections, and that, not only do they provide immunity to the former President but also those that worked with him during the PNDC era. In an interview on JoyNews’ PM Express, Prof Ahwoi who was a Minister of Local Government in the PNDC regime explained that the indemnity clause was necessary to ensure that power was transitioned peacefully from the ... more
  • 1 week Ghana records 782 new Covid-19 cases, tally now 34,406 MyJoyOnline
    Ghana has recorded 782 new Covid-19 cases as of July 26, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). These are samples that were taken from the period June 23 to July 25, 2020, but reported from the lab on July 26. This brings Ghana’s tally of recorded Covid-19 cases to 34,406, out of which 30,621 persons have recovered/discharged. Currently, there are 3,617 active cases with patents at various stages; eight are critical, four are on ventilators and 25 severe according to the GHS website. The death toll however remains at 168. Regional Breakdown Greater Accra Region ... more
  • 1 week I sidestepped Mahama’s running mate role to ensure generational transition – Kwesi Botchwey MyJoyOnline
    Former Finance Minister Dr Kwesi Botchwey says he refrained from taking up the role of running mate to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer to make room for ‘generational transition’ in the party. According to him, this move was necessary in order to give the party a refreshing appeal in a political terrain as dynamic as Ghana’s. “I think that every kingdom must take a generational transition. You can’t have the same generation of people leading and directing the party all the time,” he said. Dr Botchwey was tipped to be among the top personalities to deputise the ... more
  • 1 week Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo of UG elected to FILLM Executive Committee MyJoyOnline
    University of Ghana’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes (FILLM). Her election took place on Sunday, July 26, 2020, during a virtual committee meeting of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures. Prof. Appiah Amfo will serve as Assistant Secretary-General for the organisation from 2020 to 2023. At that same meeting, a Ghanaian professor of African studies (African Languages and literatures) at University of Vienna, Professor Adams Bodomo, was elected as President. Meanwhile, reacting to ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Trump defends hydroxychloroquine again MyJoyOnline
    US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. He argued the malaria medication is only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he is the one who suggested it. His remarks come a day after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip in praise of hydroxychloroquine. There is no evidence the drug can fight the virus, and regulators warn it may cause heart problems. Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against the use of the drug for treatment of the coronavirus, following reports ... more
  • 1 week Absa Bank applauds M.anifest for winning ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ MyJoyOnline
    Absa Bank Ghana has congratulated its Brand Ambassador and award-winning musician Kwame Amet Tsikata known in showbiz as M.anifest for being named one of the nine recipients of the Macalester College 2020 Alumni Awards in the United States of America (USA).  Nominated by peers selected by the College’s Alumni Board, M.anifest was announced winner of the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Grand Celebration: Reunion Kick-Off event held earlier this month.  According to the Macalester College Alumni Board, the award recognizes M.anifest’s leadership in civic, social, religious, and professional activities. “It is given because the Macalester community believes that a college education should be the training and inspiration for unselfish and effective ... more
  • 1 week Samsung rolls out ‘Stay Connected and Win’ promotion MyJoyOnline
    Ghanaians are learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of life. However, they will now be given more reasons to find comfort in their homes through the power of Samsung’s innovative technology. To help with adapting to the rules of social distancing and bring joy to homes across the country, Samsung products can now be won until 31 July 2020 in the ‘Stay Connected and Win” campaign. Samsung’s weekly draws will give those who have purchased a Samsung device and entered the competition the chance to win prizes including Samsung TV’s, washing machines and fridges. “It’s amazing ... more
  • 1 week Unilever Ghana revenue drops by 47% in 2019; half-year unaudited results reveal MyJoyOnline
    Unilever Ghana Limited has published its 2020 half year unaudited financial accounts. The company posted revenue of ¢204.1 million for the period, compared to ¢314.0 million in the same period last year. The company explained that even though a decline in revenue was posted for the period compared to the corresponding prior-year period, the turnover achieved was in line with management’s forecasts. Unilever Ghana Limited further explains that the decline in turnover during the half year of 2020 as against results recorded the same period last year (2019) is on account of efforts initiated to refresh its route ... more
  • 1 week Harvey A. Risch: The key to defeating Covid-19 already exists. We need to start using it MyJoyOnline
    As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with Covid-19 ... more
  • 1 week CDC announces additional $75m trade finance deal with Absa as part of Covid-19 response MyJoyOnline
     CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has today announced an additional $75 million commitment to its existing trade finance facility with Absa Bank. The investment will provide systemic liquidity across CDC’s African markets and enable local banks to sustain the availability of trade finance, supporting supply chains during the Covid-19 crisis.  The pandemic has put significant pressure on African banks as international banks continue to “de-risk”, withdraw from the continent and reduce their correspondent banking relationships in developing economies. In the context of broad outflows of capital from Africa, counter-cyclical commitments from development finance ... more
  • 1 week Ensure safety protocols to attract customers – NCCE to business owners. MyJoyOnline
    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has advised businesses to uphold Covid-19 protocols to assure customers of their safety. “Adherence to all the safety protocols at workplaces would go a long way to give assurance to patrons that your premises is safe for business, NCCE tells business owners.” The Ho Municipal Director of the Commission, Gagakuma Setriakor made this call when they visited some offices and shops to educate them on the need to put in place safety Protocols at their premises.  He told the business owners the commission has observed many people are unwilling to visit places like ... more
  • 1 week Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers MyJoyOnline
    Actress Akofa Edjeani is urging movies makers to be a little more creative with production and distribution if they have the industry’s growth at heart. Speaking on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday, she admitted that the movie industry is suffering but with the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers can take advantage of many of them to sell movies. “We have to start thinking outside the box. You need to now sit down, think and act smart,” Akofa Edjeani told George Quaye host of the show. JoyNews/AdomNews · Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers She ... more
  • 1 week Ghanaian politicians abroad lured me into politics – Joe Hackman MyJoyOnline
    Former MP for Gomoa West Joseph Kingsley Hackman has disclosed that some Ghanaian politicians abroad influenced him to venture into politics when he had no interest. According to Mr Hackman, frontline politics was not something he had much interest in until he met some “New Patriotic Party (NPP) gurus” in New Jersey. “It was in 2002 that the youth of Apam informed me that they wanted me to contest for Apam and become our MP and I rejected several times. So that day I was in the US on Sabbatical and phone calls kept coming. “They managed to get my ... more
  • 1 week 14-year-old girl has 6 giant pythons as pets MyJoyOnline
    A 14-year-old Indonesian girl has been getting a lot of attention on social media thanks to her unusual pets – six giant pythons that she loves to pet and cuddle in her videos. Most people would run for their life at the sight of a full-grown python, especially one that looks like it could swallow an adult human with ease, but Chalwa Ismah Kamal isn’t most people. The 14-year-old teenager, who reportedly hails from Purworejo, Central Java, shares her home with six massive pythons and appears to have no concern for her safety when she’s around them. Photos ... more
  • 1 week US, Ghana governments collaborate to achieve malaria elimination and zero malaria deaths by 2030 MyJoyOnline
    he U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 per cent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five, from 21 per cent in 2016 to 14 per cent in 2019. The survey, conducted by GSS and NMCP, provides critical data to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and ... more
  • 1 week I’ll adopt a small size government when re-elected – Mahama MyJoyOnline
    Former President John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has assured Ghanaians that he would adopt a small size government should he win the December 7 elections. He said the savings from governance due to the reduction in size would be channelled to paying district assembly members to collect accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas. Former President Mahama, outdooring his running-mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, said the next NDC government planned to embark on an aggressive job and entrepreneurial programme in the public and private sectors to deliver a minimum of 250,000 ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19 virus does not spread fast in buses – Ghana Health Service boss MyJoyOnline
    The evidence so far in the country does not support the risk of transfer of Covid-19 in cars like other diseases, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. “Our advice to allow all form of transportation services to resume full operation is that based on our experiences and contact tracing activities we have had cases all over but we have not found anyone who traced the infection through transport,” he said. Speaking at a media briefing to give updates, Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated that activities in cars were not like other places because the passenger ... more
  • 1 week Motor rider on bail over robbery MyJoyOnline
    An Accra Circuit Court has granted 22-year-old Stanley Awudu, alias Tanko, a ¢20,000 bail with two sureties to be justified over an alleged robbery. Mr Awudu has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. He will make his next appearance in court on August 31, 2020. Meanwhile, two of his accomplices are on the run. Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah that Emmanuel Kwabena Haruna, the complainant, is an excavator operator and resident of Obuasi-Mangoase in the Ashanti Region while Awudu is a motor rider at Agbogbloshie in Accra. On ... more
  • 1 week Enchi District Magistrate Court convicts 3 for stealing MyJoyOnline
    The Enchi District Magistrate court on Tuesday convicted three men for stealing a music player and two micro memory chips valued at GH¢180.00 at Kwahu in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region. Bismark Diawuo alias Heaven Gate, 21, farmer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry and stealing while his accomplice Stephen Attse alias Jupitar, 28, illegal miner pleaded not guilty. A 42 year-old illegal miner, Hudu Abukari popularly known as Etsewura, who bought the stolen music player was charged for dishonestly receiving but he pleaded not guilty. They were however convicted by the court, presided ... more
  • 1 week 5 persons remanded over attempted murder MyJoyOnline
    Five persons who tied another man with a rope and tried to lynch him at Twenedaso, near Mpasatia in the Atwima Mponua District, have been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Adama Ali 52, Haruna Ali 52, Kofi Daniel 45, Godwin Lare 48, all farmers and Haruna Salifu 25, driver, were said to have tied the neck and hands of Kwame Owusu, alias “Kramo” with a nylon rope and beat him severely for damaging the water hose used in their illegal mining activities. Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey that ... more
  • 1 week Court remands herdsmen over robbery MyJoyOnline
    An Accra Circuit Court has remanded ten herdsmen into police custody for allegedly robbing cattle belonging to the complainants. They are: Amidu Mohammed, Yakubu Amadu, Illiasu Azumah, Seidu Bukakar, Kwesi Agiri, alias “Bombay,” Salifu Osman, Musah Azumah, Ibrahim Haruna, Suleman Osman and Dallamin Mohammed, alias “Young”. All the accused persons, except Osman denied conspiring to rob the complainants of their cattle.The other accomplices are at large. The accused would make their next appearance on August 11, 2020. Mr Jafaru Ali, counsel for the accused pleaded with the Court to grant his clients’ bail as it was not certain when the ... more
  • 1 week Sierra Leone journalists welcome end to libel law MyJoyOnline
    The International Federation of Journalists has called the repealing of Sierra Leone’s criminal libel law “a great victory for freedom of information”. The law, which meant people could be jailed for libellous statements, was repealed on 23 July. Before that, people could be jailed for up to three years, whether or not what they wrote was true. That’s because the law did not allow truth as a defence, unless you can prove that publishing the truth is in the public interest. Campaigners have been arguing for more than a decade for the law to be repealed. Among their complaints was ... more
  • 1 week Kelyn Boy and Wendy Shay bury feud MyJoyOnline
    Blakkarm Group signee Kelvyn Boy and Rufftown Record artiste Wendy Shay have buried their feud. The two, in 2019, were engaged in back and forth after Kelvyn Boy allegedly snubbed Wendy Shay at the joint peace press conference organised for Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Although many people saw the ‘Mea’ hitmaker’s actions as disrespectful, he said in an interview that it was not intentional. However, the feud continued on their social media pages and interviews when Kelvyn Boy had said on Luv FM that he would not engage in a feud with an artiste who has a songwriter. The ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: How it turned the tables on Ghana’s diaspora MyJoyOnline
    In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes about how the prospect of living abroad has lost its attraction in the time of coronavirus. We used to say here in Ghana, half in jest, half in truth, that you can find a Ghanaian in every country in the world. I’ve heard of Ghanaians in Greenland, Iceland and Papua New Guinea. I admit, I haven’t heard about a Ghanaian in the Faroe Islands, which is my idea of the most exotic and faraway place, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of ... more
  • 1 week Enimil Ashon: Why Hawa Koomson is still at post MyJoyOnline
    In Ghana, the masses have ceased grumbling. They’ve decided, rather, to return, in equal dosage, the ruling classes’ selfish greed and corruption. In times like this, a columnist’s mind needs extra fortification. The evil that men do sieges the mind. To the extent that evil reigns, the columnist finds that invariably, his/her content is dominated by politics – not the politics that births progress but politics dictated by people with dishonourable motives who want to be in Parliament to be called ‘Honourable’. In the hope that this column will be read by the President and leadership of Parliament, I skip ... more
  • 1 week Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record MyJoyOnline
    Florida has reported 191 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the start of the epidemic, the state health department has said. Florida’s total death toll has now surpassed 6,000. The US’ third most populous state is now second only to California in total number of COVID-19 cases with 441,997, an increase of 9,230 from the day before. The post Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record appeared first on ... more
  • 1 week Electoral Commission introduces digital queue management to reduce congestion at registration centres MyJoyOnline
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has outdoored a digital queue management system to tackle mass gathering at the various voter registration centres across the country. In light of this, applicants can book a slot in a ‘priority queue’ anywhere they before they visit the premises to be registered. This new development was announced by the Electoral Commission in a statement dated, Tuesday. This comes after series of concerns over the disregard for social distancing protocols during the registration process . The EC stated that the move was necessary to encourage the observance of safety protocols at the centres. “The Electoral Commission ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for 2019/20 MyJoyOnline
    Ghana international Jordan Ayew has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for his stellar campaign across 2019/20, with the club’s fans naming the forward as their choice by a clear distance. Ayew, who netted nine times this season and played in 39 games, received an impressive 37% of the total votes from almost 6,000 supporters. The Black Stars striker beat Vicente Guaita (28.2%) and Gary Cahill (16.7%) to scoop the accolade, which he called “a really, really big moment.” Ayew collected a total of three awards, Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Goal ... more
  • 1 week mPharma launches free Hepatitis B test to mark World Hepatitis Day MyJoyOnline
    A healthcare technology company, mPharma has launched about 200 free rapid hepatitis B (HBV) tests to mark World Hepatitis Day. This year’s World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated under the theme, “find the missing millions”, hence mPharma is leading the charge with an awareness and testing campaign to find the ‘missing millions’ in Ghana by finding the undiagnosed and linking them to treatment.  According to research, Ghana is classified as one of the high risked countries where the prevalence of HBV infections is estimated to be 12.3 per cent.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that only one in 10 ... more
  • 1 week Transport fares to be reduced by 10% effective August 1 MyJoyOnline
    Public transport fares will be reduced by 10% effective August 1, the General Secretary of the Ghana Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) Duncan Amoah has said. According to him, “This is in respect to the fact that the President in his last address to the nation eased down restrictions as far as social distancing in public transportation systems is concerned.” President Akufo-Addo while ushering the nation into phase two of easing down restrictions on Sunday said public transport operators can resume operations at full capacity. Thereafter, COPEC called on transport operators to reduce transport fares. Although some drivers said they ... more
  • 1 week Cast a global net when choosing people for movies – Leila Djansi to filmmakers MyJoyOnline
    Film Producer Leila Djansi is urging her colleague to widen their net when it comes to casting people for their content. She said on Joy News’ Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday that she always casts people from different countries and backgrounds in her film to give it the diversity it needs. Some of these movies include Sinking Sands which had the likes of Ama K Abeberese, Haitian-American actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigeria’s Yemi Blaq and ‘Ties that Bind‘ with casts including America’s Kimberly Elise, John Dumelo and Nigeria’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. According to her, these films produced in the ... more
  • 1 week Provincial Grand Lodge South-East supports Princess Marie-Louise and Atua Government Hospital MyJoyOnline
    The Provincial Grand Lodge South-East under the Grand Lodge of Ghana (GLOG), has in the last one month supported two hospitals in the country. The Princess Marie-Louise Hospital in Accra and Atua Government Hospital at Odumase-Krobo were beneficiaries as part of its 2019-2020 annual Charity activity. The support is also part of GLOG’s assistance to public health institutions in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Replacement of Mosquito Netting and Installation of Insect Killing Devices at the Princess-Marie-Louise Hospital The PGLSE on June 24, at an official ceremony, handed over the completed project to the authorities of the Princess Marie-Louise ... more
  • 1 week Changing locks to Auditor-General, Domelevo’s office is ridiculous – Pumpuni Asante MyJoyOnline
    The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has described the act of changing the locks to the Auditor General’s office as appalling and ridiculous. Dr Kojo Asante on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday, said he was surprised that the head of an independent institution like Daniel Domelevo, who is to make public officials accountable is being treated in such a manner. “I have been speechless since I saw the video. This is a really low for our country. I had never thought that we will be seeing something like this and it ... more
  • 1 week 96% of locked-up funds in banking sector clean-up paid – Deputy Finance Minister MyJoyOnline
    More than 96 per cent of depositors who had their monies locked-up from the banking sector clean-up “have been paid in full,” a Deputy Finance Minister says. Charles Adu Boahen said 20 per cent of the monies were paid in cash while 80 per cent was paid in bonds. “The bonds were structured to pay out over four years,” he told MP’s during the debate on the Mid-year Budget Review in Parliament Tuesday. JoyNews/AdomNews · 96% of locked-up cash paid – Deputy Finance Minister According to Mr Boahen, the brouhaha being made about non-payment of the monies is by the ... more
  • 1 week Locks to Auditor-General, Domelevo’s office changed while he is on leave MyJoyOnline
    The Auditor-General was surprised when he passed by the office to pick some documents only to realise that the locks to his office have been changed. Daniel Yao Domelevo said after he noticed that he couldn’t enter his office on Tuesday afternoon because locks have been changed by the acting on the instructions from the Board. He said when he checked with the Board they will not confirm or deny giving such an instruction. On June 29, President Akufo-Addo ordered Mr Domelevo to take his accumulated leave. The vociferous Auditor-General was to take an initial 123 ... more
  • 1 week Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia: Nana Akufo-Addo has performed better MyJoyOnline
    The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and half years. It is not about what you say in opposition. It is about what you did in government. What matters ultimately to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to manage the economy and alleviate the suffering of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve. John Mahama presided over a decline in economic ... more
  • 1 week Attorney General urges Parliament to pass Conduct of Public Officers Bill 2018 MyJoyOnline
    The Attorney General has urged parliament to pass the Conduct of Public Officers Bill 2018 to boost the fight against corruption in the country. Gloria Akuffo addressing the House on Tuesday said although there are laws that hold public officers accountable to citizens, there is no law in the 1992 constitution that directly deals with the corruption of a public officer. This, according to her, must be addressed soon as possible. “There is a need to improve our legislation to meet the United Nations and African Union Minimum standards as contained in the conversion guarding public officers’ accountability and corruption. ... more
  • 1 week Rating the performance of the Ghanaian contingent in the Premier League MyJoyOnline
    The longest Premier League season in history saw the rise and fall of Ghanaian players. Players like Jordan Ayew took their second chance by the scruff of the neck as players such as Christian Atsu faded away with every passing moment of the season. In total, there were four Ghanaian players in the Premier League this season; Crystal Palace duo Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp, Newcastle’s Christian Atsu and Daniel Amartey of Leicester City. With the Premier League concluding over the weekend, the Joy Sports team have once again run the rule on how well these players performed. Jordan Ayew ... more
  • 1 week PayAngel Money Transfer introduces RemitCare in partnership with Allianz Life Ghana MyJoyOnline
    PayAngel Money Transfer has partnered with Allianz Life Insurance Ghana to introduce a new remittance product, the RemitCare Plan, to the Ghanaian market. The product will enable Ghanaians living abroad to provide life insurance cover for beneficiaries back home at no extra cost when they use the PayAngel platform as their preferred remittance channel. RemitCare Plan is a life insurance solution that aims to provide financial support to the insured in the event of hospitalisation and in the unfortunate event of death to the named beneficiary. The product will be accessible to eligible beneficiaries who receive money through PayAngel.  PayAngel ... more
  • 1 week Court remands retired military officer over fraud MyJoyOnline
    A 54-year-old retired military officer, who defrauded some people under the pretext of recruiting them into the Ghana Army, has been remanded into prison custody by the Nkawie circuit court. Warrant Officer Class One (WOI) George Boateng (Rtd), was said to have succeeded in collecting over ¢31,000 from 10 of his victims, including a police officer stationed at Abuakwa, in the Atwima-Nwabiagya South Municipality. He pleaded not guilty and would next appear before the court presided over by Mr Johnson Abbey on September 1, this year. Police Inspector Joseph Nyame told the court that the complainant was a police officer ... more
  • 1 week Chief of Kafaba arrested over the murder of 90-year-old woman MyJoyOnline
    Police in the Savannah Region have arrested the chief of Kafaba for his alleged role in the gruesome murder of Akua Denteh, a 90-year-old woman. Zackaria Yahaya was arrested Tuesday at Damongo in the West Gonja Municipality, Savannah Regional Police Commander, Enoch Adutwum Bediako tells JoyNews. Savannah Regional Police Commander, Enoch Adutwum Bediako The chief is being treated as a suspect in the lynching of Denteh and is expected to help police with investigations and arrest of the other culprits who have since fled town. JoyNews correspondent Isaac Nongya reports that the lynching of the old woman was part of ... more
  • 1 week NCCE sensitise Island Community, Bomigo on Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The Volta Regional Director of the National Commission on Civic Education has called on Ghanaians to consider the importance of observing Covid-19 safety protocol as civic responsibility. Ken Kponor said observing the protocols would impact positively on the fight against the pandemic in the country. He made the comment at Bomigo, an island community in the Anloga district of the Volta Region to sensitize the people on the disease. They were also educated on the ongoing voter registration exercise and other important national issues. Mr Kponor exalted the people to tackle the observance of the safety protocols with religious ... more
  • 1 week Ghana’s much-praised Covid-19 strategy has gone awry. Here is why MyJoyOnline
    In its early days, Ghana’s Covid-19 response was heralded as a success story. Its perspective was captured in a statement by Ghana’s president when he announced Africa’s first lockdown on 28 March: “We know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life.” It was a viral sensation. But the ovation is fading and the West African nation’s case count is surging. Ghana isn’t the only African country that initially appeared to have COVID-19 under control. Others, like South Africa, were also praised for taking early, decisive action. But ... more
  • 1 week Naana Opoku-Agyemang was not my preferred choice for NDC running mate – Kwamena Ahwoi MyJoyOnline
    Leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Kwamena Ahwoi has revealed Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang was not his preferred choice for the party’s running mate. Even though he did not mentioned his preferred candidate, Prof Ahwoi said he had to support Prof Opoku-Agyemang immediately her appointment was announced. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kojo Yankson, Prof Ahwoi described the NDC running mate as a good material for the new role. He also said her appointment has caused some level of confusion in the governing NPP as the NDC chart a new course by nominating ... more
  • 1 week Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat MyJoyOnline
    Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition laws. To gather information, the European Commission has demanded internal documents from Facebook that include 2,500 specific key phrases. Facebook says that means handing over unrelated but highly sensitive data. The European Commission says it will defend the case in court, and its investigation into Facebook’s potential anticompetitive conduct is ongoing. The social media giant has filed an appeal to the EU courts, arguing against the ... more
  • 1 week Donald Trump Jr suspended from tweeting after Covid-19 post MyJoyOnline
    Twitter has banned the US president’s eldest son from tweeting for 12 hours. The punishment followed a post by Donald Trump Jr containing a video discussing the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine. Some, including President Trump, have suggested the drug works as a preventative measure against coronavirus, despite medical studies that indicate the contrary. Twitter said the post had violated its Covid-19 misinformation rules. Donald Trump Jr will still be able to browse Twitter and send direct messages in the interim. Twitter told the BBC: “We are taking action in line with our policy.” The main US social media sites have all ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: Volta Region markets, lorry parks, others disinfected MyJoyOnline
    About 78 markets together with lorry parks, public toilets and other public places have been disinfected and fumigated in the Volta Region. The exercise followed a huge clean-up operation last Monday by Dansworld International Services Limited (DISL), in collaboration with Zoomlion Ghana Limited. Speaking at the launch at the Ho Central Market in the Volta Regional capital, Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, explained that the exercise was part of measures put in place by the central government to tackle the coronavirus disease. He intimated that the central government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development MLGRD ... more
  • 1 week Dismiss injunction, strikeout acting Auditor-General as a defendant – Deputy Attorney General to Supreme Court MyJoyOnline
    Deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame has urged the Supreme Court to dismiss an application for injunction seeking to restrain Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu from acting as Auditor General. This is in a case filed by CDD Fellow in Public Law and Justice Prof. Stephen Asare. The Office of the President on July 4 extended the leave period of the Auditor-General, Daniel Domelevo from 123 days to 167 effective July 1, 2020. This came in the wake of concerns raised by Mr Domelovo over the directive to take his accumulated leave because his actions, according to him, had caused some ... more
  • 1 week You don’t need masks, Covid-19 has a cure – US-based doctor alleges MyJoyOnline
    A US-based doctor Stella Immanuel says hydroxychloroquine, together with Zinc, and Zithromax, is an effective cure for the coronavirus. In her statement, she added that these drugs have the combined ability of minimizing the effects of the virus, and in some instances prevent it from being contracted. “I have personally treated over 350 patients with Covid-19. Patients that have diabetes, patients that have high blood pressure, patients that have asthma, old people … I think my oldest patients are 92 … 87-year-olds, she said “And the result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, I put them on ... more
  • 1 week Robbers kill security man, steal ₵15,000 at gas filling station MyJoyOnline
    A security guard was on Sunday, July 26, found dead at the Wabco Gas filing station. Moses Buer is alleged to have been killed during a robbery at Sege, Ada West District in the Greater Accra Region. According to the Police, his body was found lying facedown with his mouth taped, and both hands and feet tied behind him. According to the Sege District Police Commander, DSP George Aboagye the local Police received a distress call at about 5:30 am that morning, informing them of a body that had been found on the premises of the filling station. “We inspected ... more
  • 1 week Ferguson: Klopp woke me up at 3:30am to celebrate Premier League title win MyJoyOnline
    Sir Alex Ferguson says he has forgiven Jurgen Klopp for waking him up at 3:30 am following Liverpool’s title triumph last month. After guiding Liverpool to a first league title in 30 years, Klopp was crowned the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year on Monday. Ferguson, a five-time winner of the award, congratulated Klopp on his win while revealing a late-night phone call with the German head coach after the Reds’ coronation. “Jurgen, fantastic. We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool, 30 years since winning that league, incredible,” the former Manchester United manager told Sky Sports News. ... more
  • 1 week Real Madrid striker Mariano tests positive for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    Real Madrid striker Mariano has tested positive for Covid-19, the club said on Tuesday. A statement said the 26-year-old Spanish-born player was in “perfect health” and “complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home”. He was an unused substitute for Real’s last match – a 2-2 draw in La Liga away at Leganes on 19 July. Madrid play at Manchester City in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Friday, 7 August. City hold a 2-1 lead after the Bernabeu first leg, which was played in February before the coronavirus pandemic caused the competition to be halted. Mariano has ... more
  • 1 week Alleged Togolese who attempted to acquire voter ID walks free MyJoyOnline
    A Tema Magistrate Court presided over by Akosua Anokyewaa Adjepong has discharged an alleged Togolese charged for attempting to register in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise. Elvis Kweku Seglah, 35-years-old, was discharged after the prosecution failed to provide evidence or witness to support the charge related to the electoral offence.  The Court, a fortnight ago, granted Seglah a bail in the sum of GH₵6,000 with two sureties after pleading not guilty to the charge when he first appeared before it. The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Mensah explained to the Ghana News Agency that, the court dismissed the case due to ... more
  • 1 week Patapaa snubs Adom FM for disrespecting him with ‘underground’ pairing MyJoyOnline
    Swedru-based artiste, Patapaaa Amisty, called off a radio discussion scheduled on Adom FM’s Adom Entertainment Hall. The artiste said that he could not share the same studio with an “underground” artiste.  Patapaa who is known for his unintelligible lyrical prowess was programmed to join a discussion with another artiste known for a similar style.  However, the Patapaa insisted he was of a higher pedigree and a discussion with them would devalue his brand. The call to cancel his appearance in the studio was made when he received the official artwork for the show that shows himself side-by-side the other artist, ... more
  • 1 week NDC Campaign Spokesperson clarifies public ‘confusion’ about Naana Opoku-Agyemang outdooring speech MyJoyOnline
    Campaign spokesperson for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s speech at her party outdooring focused on matters that concern her and the party. Since the NDC’s event last night, there has been debate surrounding her speech which has been advertised to highlight on her policies for the country. However, political analysts have said that she did not reveal any policy she would introduce should the NDC ticket win the general elections in December, 2020. James Agyenim-Boateng explained on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Tuesday that, the statement he authored did include policies she stands for because she ... more
  • 1 week There is no connection between Islam and the lynching of the 90-year-old woman – Chief Imam upbraids ‘evil’ actors MyJoyOnline
    Leader of the Muslim Community in Ghana, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has distanced Islam from the atrocious lynching of a 90-year-old woman in the Savanna Region town of Kafaba. Onlookers in the viral video of the killing could be heard shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ meaning ‘Allah is Great’ any time the woman was hit on the head by her killers; creating an impression their act is backed by Islam. But speaking at his Fadama residence Tuesday, the National Chief Imam described the act as ‘evil and unlawful according to Islamic law’. He went on to say there are no ... more
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