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  • 2 months Potholes on some major roads in Accra MyJoyOnline
    In 2019, when government announced 2020 as “The Year of Roads,” many communities across the country and commuters here in Accra heaved a sigh of relief. Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, who made the announcement in Parliament on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 when he presented the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy said, the cry everywhere in Ghana was about the poor state of roads, hence the decision to concentrate on that sector. His statement was not far from the truth as over the years successive governments had been hit with a dozen spontaneous demonstrations and protests from citizens ... more
  • 2 months Desperate Akyem-Tafo Nobi farmers climb on trees to call buyers via phone MyJoyOnline
    A February 2020 research by Statistica indicates that mobile connection penetration rate was estimated to reach 140 per cent in 2020 alone. Yes, Ghana is chalking strides in internet penetration and the liberalization of the telecommunications market, but there are outstanding shortfalls when it comes to rural and underserved communities. Upon a visit to a farming community at Akyem Tafo Nobi in the Abuakwa North Constituency of the Eastern Region, farmers feel helpless as the trade of foodstuff with buyers across other towns truncate due to poor data and call service. Joy Business’ Charles Ayitey visited the township and ... more
  • 2 months Government blamed for GHAMRO’s failure MyJoyOnline
    The administrator of the Ghana Music Rights Organisation (GHAMRO) has criticised government for its failure in collecting royalties that are due musicians in the country. Speaking to Jay Foley on Prime Morning, Captain Agya Abraham said government is a huge contributor to the failure of the collection of royalties. He blamed government for not giving them enough funds to operate, adding that government, which also consumes a lot of music has never paid royalties to the respective artists. “My question is; how do they value our music? Is it only for elections? It is time that the state takes much ... more
  • 2 months Dangote to boost Economic Diversification with maiden clinker shipment MyJoyOnline
    Dangote Cement has set the pace with the exportation of 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker to a neighbouring African country. With this historic maiden voyage from its Export Terminal located in Apapa Port, Lagos over the weekend, Dangote has gradually made Nigeria, which until recently was one of the world’s largest bulk importers of cement, first self-sufficient in cement production, and now an exporter of cement clinker to other countries. The exportation of clinker from the Dangote Cement Export Terminal will also place Nigeria as one of the leading clinker exporters in the world. The company is expected to ... more
  • 2 months Rwanda genocide: ‘I am a mother – I killed some children’s parents’ MyJoyOnline
    Tens of thousands of women took part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda but their role is rarely spoken about, and reconciliation with their family is hard. Journalist Natalia Ojewska has been talking to some female perpetrators in prison. What started as a mundane trip to fetch water for breakfast ended with Fortunate Mukankuranga committing murder. Dressed in an orange prison uniform and speaking in her dimmed, calm voice, she recalls the events of the morning of Sunday, 10 April 1994. As she was on her way, she came across a group of attackers beating up two men in the ... more
  • 2 months Central Region records 3,198 teenage pregnancies in 2020 MyJoyOnline
    The Central Region has recorded a total of three thousand one hundred and ninety-eight (3,198) teen pregnancies from January to May this year. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), drivers, farmers, and teachers continued to be the group of men who are impregnating the teens. Madam Lydia Acquah, a Nutrition Officer at the Ekumfi District Health Directorate who revealed this, described the situation as ‘very pathetic’ and called for pragmatic measures to be put in place to tackle it. She was addressing some youth groups in Ekumfi at a day’s step down engagement between youth groups and policymakers on ... more
  • 2 months 1 million dead people still on electoral roll – Jean Mensa MyJoyOnline
    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Mrs Jean Mensa, has said that there are names of more than one million dead people still on the country’s electoral roll. This according to her could create room for manipulation, as a result, all the necessary steps must be taken to ensure that names that are not supposed to be on the register are removed. Mrs Mensa disclosed this to the leadership of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) at a public forum last week Friday in Accra. The forum was organised by the TUC in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Foundation, a non-governmental ... more
  • 2 months Oscars increase Best Picture nominees, announce plans to expand diversity MyJoyOnline
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is making more strides to “advance inclusion in the entertainment industry and increase representation within its membership and the greater film community.” “While the Academy has made strides, we know there is much more work to be done in order to ensure equitable opportunities across the board,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “The need to address this issue is urgent. To that end, we will amend — and continue to examine — our rules and procedures to ensure that all voices are heard and celebrated.” The Academy and the Producers Guild of America (PGA) ... more
  • 2 months Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd’s death in surprise Netflix special MyJoyOnline
    Dave Chappelle broke his silence on George Floyd’s death and addressed racial discrimination in a surprise Netflix special titled 8:46 on Friday.  Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died on May 25 after a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.  “This is weird and less than ideal circumstances to do a show,” Dave Chappelle said to the crowd. “I want to shout out to all the young people who have had the courage to go out and do this amazing work protesting. I’m very proud of you. You kids are excellent drivers. I am comfortable in the back seat of the ... more
  • 2 months Police questions Agona East MP over removal of Prof Yankah’s posters MyJoyOnline
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East, Queenstar Pokuaa Sawyer, has been interrogated by the Agona Swedru Divisional Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service over the removal of Professor Kwesi Yankah’s posters at Mankrong-Junction. A source close to the Agona Swedru Divisional Police Command told GNA that the case was transferred from Mankrong-Junction Police Station to Agona Swedru for further investigations.  It would be recalled that Mr Seth Arhin, Agona East Constituency Treasurer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on April 20, reported to the Mankrong-Junction Police about the removal of ... more
  • 2 months Final year students in tertiary institutions report to campus today MyJoyOnline
    Final year students of universities, colleges, and other tertiary education institutions are expected to return to campus on today, June 15, to prepare towards their exit examinations.  They are to begin a six-week period of learning to finish their respective programmes, operating with half their class sizes.  President Akufo-Addo, updating the nation, on Sunday night, on the Covid-19 pandemic and containment measures, said they would sit for their examinations in a period of four weeks.  However,  some final year students would not return to school, as they have sat for their examination through virtual means.  These include students of the ... more
  • 2 months Immigration Service retrieves 141,25-liter gallons of petroleum smuggled at the Ghana-Togo border MyJoyOnline
    The Aflao Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has foiled attempts by some criminal syndicates to smuggle 141,25-litre gallons filled with petroleum to neighbouring Togo.  Acting on intelligence, a patrol team intercepted the items in separate operations at the Pilla 7 and 7B unapproved routes, on the Ghana-Togo border in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region.  The Aflao Sector Commander of the Immigration Service, Chief Superintendent Frederick Baah Doudu, explained the patrol team discovered an uncompleted structure on the borderline used as a transit point for smuggling activities.  ”The patrol team retrieved 129 25 liter gallons of fuel ... more
  • 2 months Key points from Akufo-Addo’s 11th address on Covid-19 fight MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo on Sunday updated the nation on efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. He announced a number of measures put in place as life gradually returns to normalcy with final year students returning to school The president also addressed the country’s case count and management. Below are 11 key points from his address. 1 – Ghana’s Covid-19 cases rise by 542, total now 11,964 President Akufo-Addo has announced that 542 more people in the country have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 11,964 ... more
  • 2 months Message from the Morning Man: And the beat goes on MyJoyOnline
    In 1962, the children of Achimota School engaged in all manner of extra-curricular activities. One of them was cultural music and dance. The students would line up according to their year groups, to sing and dance to the songs of different Ghanaian tribes and traditions. The youngest girls led the procession, followed by the older girls, and then the younger boys. First and second year boys were not allowed to play instruments, so they sang and danced with the girls. From third year upwards, the boys were allowed to play the instruments, but only the sixth-formers – the ... more
  • 2 months Parliament passes Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana Bill, 2019 MyJoyOnline
    Parliament has passed the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana Bill, 2019, after the third reading in the house of Parliament. The passage of this Bill on Thursday is very significant and an important landmark in the history of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG). CIMG has been pursuing this Bill for the last two decades, starting from the era of former president John Agyekum Kufuor.  The Bill, has, therefore, gone through all subsequent administrations without any success until now. As part of the procedure for the Bill to become Law, Parliament is expected to transmit the approved ... more
  • 2 months Highlife great Nana Tuffour has died MyJoyOnline
    Highlife great Nana Tuffour has died. A source close to the 66-year-old confirmed his passing to Andy Dosty, host of Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Monday. Perhaps James Nana Tuffour’s birth on Valentine’s Day in 1954 was his secret rise to stardom. Popularly known as 99 24 the renowned highlife singer/songwriter rose to fame in an era when intelligence scored substantially more points than good looks. The ‘Abeiku’ hitmaker spent his childhood in Kumasi. Growing up, he was surrounded by resourceful relatives which gave him the opportunity to enjoy music from all around the world while at ... more
  • 2 months Sekondi-Takoradi Mayor died of Covid-19 – Akufo-Addo confirms MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo has confirmed that the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam had indeed died from Covid-19. The late New Patriotic Party (NPP) stalwart who received a glowing tribute from the President during his 11th address to the nation, died a few weeks after his driver tested positive for the virus. “Permit me to pay brief tribute to the memory of an old and valiant colleague in the struggle of the New Patriotic Party and in the work of the Akufo-Addo government, the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, the Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. K.K Sam, Egya Sam ... more
  • 2 months ‘I am a mother – I killed some children’s parents’ MyJoyOnline
    Tens of thousands of women took part in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda but their role is rarely spoken about, and reconciliation with their family is hard. Journalist Natalia Ojewska has been talking to some female perpetrators in prison. What started as a mundane trip to fetch water for breakfast ended with Fortunate Mukankuranga committing murder. Dressed in an orange prison uniform and speaking in her dimmed, calm voice, she recalls the events of the morning of Sunday, 10 April 1994. As she was on her way, she came across a group of attackers beating up two men in the ... more
  • 2 months Today’s front pages: Monday, June 15, 2020 MyJoyOnline
    Daily GraphicPresident assures nation of enhanced protocols Reopening of schools today…government deploys health personnel to institutions Daily Guide-KK Sam Dead-NLA, GRA hit jackpot-4More 4Nana – Shatta Wale-NDC steps anti-register games -Zoomlion fights Covid-19 in U/W-Chief prays for Mahama at cemetery The Publisher ICUMS not to blame for parked vehicles at Elubo Border – CustomsIsolate or be named – Majority Leader tells Covid-19 MPsNew register will address flawed elections – ECHealth Minister in stable condition – President OB Amoah’s opponent attacks government NLA, GRA to launch VAT raffle The Ghanaian Observer I’ll develop salt industry – Akufo-AddoCurrent ... more
  • 2 months Club Beer wins Product of the Year at maiden virtual Beverage Awards MyJoyOnline
    Club Beer has emerged the winner of the prestigious Product of the Year award at the maiden virtual Ghana Beverage Awards (GBA), which is the ultimate award. Other winners on the night include, Voltic Natural Mineral Water, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Alomo Bitters, Blue Skies, Rush energy drink, Vitamilk chocolate and Kpoo Keke Liqueur. The maiden virtual edition of the Ghana Beverage Awards was successfully organised in adherence to the stipulated Covid-19 protocols. It was held under the theme “Inspiring Excellence in Ghana’s Beverage Industry” with the aim of promoting both local and foreign beverages as well as the participation ... more
  • 2 months Ghana now a reference point in handling Covid-19 pandemic – Akufo-Addo MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo said Ghana has now become a reference point for many countries in the management of Covid-19 pandemic. According to him, out of a population of about 31 million, 254,331 individuals have been tested for the virus in the last three months. This figure, he said, remains one of the highest Covid-19 tests to have been conducted on the African continent. As of June 13, Ghana’s Covid-19 case count stands at 11,964 with a total of 4,258 patients fully recovered and have been discharged. In his 11th address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of the ... more
  • 2 months New voters’ register: EC has made no decision on Ghanaians abroad – Serebour Quaicoe MyJoyOnline
    Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission Serebour Quaicoe has said the Commission has made no decision on Ghanaians stranded abroad as it readies to compile a new voters’ register. According to him the Commission would have to take a decision on such persons at a later date should they be unable to come down to register during the 38-day mass registration which begins on June 30. As part of measures to stop the importation of the Covid-19, President Akufo-Addo shut the country’s borders since March. Although the government is readying to evacuate Ghanaians stuck abroad, there ... more
  • 2 months EC’s Serebour Quaicoe rules out transfer of votes in 2020 elections MyJoyOnline
    The Director of Electoral Services at the Electoral Commission (EC) has ruled out transfer of votes in the upcoming general elections. Dr. Serebour Quaicoe says to transfer your vote, one must have registered 12 months prior to the transfer. With a new the compilation of a new voters’ register in the offing, Dr. Quaicoe says electorates would be expected to register at where they reside or would be voting in December. He added with less than six months to the election, nobody will qualify to transfer their votes with six months of registering. Speaking on ‘Beyond the Lockdown’ ... more
  • 2 months Caroline Group to launch new educational projects in Ghana MyJoyOnline
    An education and training consultancy firm, Caroline Group is set to launch a number of initiatives in furtherance of development in the sector. The event, scheduled for June 26, 2020 comes on the back of emerging trends such as online learning and other forms in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is expected to be spearheaded by Chief Executive Officer of the Caroline Group of Companies, Caroline Esinam Adzogble with the target of making education more accessible and affordable to the average child. Experts across the globe have expressed the need to tailor educational sector to address the changes ... more
  • 2 months NPP suspends 7 curse invoking members, 14 more in the offing MyJoyOnline
    The Ashanti regional branch of the New Patriotic Party has suspended seven members of the party for misconduct. The suspended members from the Juaben Constituency invoked curses on the party’s executives after their preferred candidate in the party’s parliamentary primaries — Francis Owusu-Akyaw — was disqualified. The charged supporters, wore red armbands, recited incantations and slaughtered a sheep to invoke the powers of several deities, to deal with anyone, especially party executives scheming to protect the candidacy of incumbent MP Amma Pomaa Boateng. But in response, General Secretary John Boadu directed the dissenters be suspended for their “crass ... more
  • 2 months Distribution of NIA cards delay in parts of Kumasi due to issues with albums MyJoyOnline
    Many centers set up by the National Identification Authority to issue out Ghana cards in Kumasi have been unable to discharge their duty. In areas like, Asokwa, Asokore Mampong and Bantama, applicants were turned away either because they could not find their names in the album of names provided by officials of the NIA or albums were unavailable. This situation made it impossible for people to check their names and take the cards. Speaking to JoyNews NIA boss, Ken Attafuah assured the issue would be resolved the cards distributed. He said in places where an extension is needed ... more
  • 2 months RMG Ghana bails farmers in Sissala out with subsidized fertilizer, hybrid seeds and weedicides MyJoyOnline
    All countries in the world depend on agriculture to feed its citizenry, however with the advent of Covid-19 which has led to economic down turns in most counties, feeding the people will be a huge challenge. Farmers in the country have expressed worry that with the advent of Covid-19, there is likely going to be scarcity of food in the country. However, a farmer based organization, RMG Ghana limited is allaying the fears of farmers and the public by the launch of Feeding Ghana after Covid-19 programme at Kowie in the Upper East region. Arguably, the twin Sissala ... more
  • 2 months Amoako-Atta tours Upper West region to inspect road projects MyJoyOnline
    Roads and Highways Minister Kwasi Amoako-Atta has assured chiefs and people of Lawra in the Upper West Region that works on the Dipke Bridge will begin before 2020 ends. The 275-metre long bridge across the Black Volta will connect the Upper West region town to their neighbours in Burkina Faso. Lawra MP and Deputy Roads and Highways Minister Anthony Karbo told the traditional rulers and the media that there have been collaborations between local authorities from both countries to ensure smooth execution of the project. The paramount chief of Lawra, Naa Puowelle Karbo highlighted the benefits that will ... more
  • 2 months The argument over captain’s armband at Black Stars is needless – Richard Kingson MyJoyOnline
    The former Blackpool goalkeeper expressed his bewilderment at the arguments from players over who should lead the senior national team, stressing on his conviction that it is ‘just an armband’ and arguments over it causes destruction. In an exclusive interview on the Joy Sports Link, the 42 year old, who led the team as skipper in the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, hammered on the fact that the armband doesn’t lead to a higher salary or bonus in the team. “Sometimes I feel bad and I say ‘why are you fighting on this?’ It is just to differentiate you from ... more
  • 2 months 2010 World Cup: I fainted after Gyan’s penalty miss- Richard Kingson MyJoyOnline
    Former Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingson revealed that he had a blackout after Asamoah Gyan missed the crucial penalty against Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ghana had an astonishing run in the tournament, placing second in Group D and beating USA in the round of 16 to book a historic quarterfinal place. The game against La Celeste was 1-1 through to extra time. Ghana were awarded a spot kick in the final moments but Asamoah Gyan’s miss led to a penalty shootout which the Black Stars lost 4-2. “In South Africa, our aim was to ... more
  • 2 months Richard Kingson encourages Thomas Partey to make England move MyJoyOnline
    Former Birmingham City goalkeeper Richard Kingson believes that Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey should take the next step with a move to the Premier League. Partey, 26, has been heavily linked with Premier League giants Arsenal in recent weeks after reportedly refusing to extend his contract with Diego Simeone’s side. In an exclusive interview on the Joy Sports Link, Kingson noted that the former Almeria loanee has already made his name in Spain and a Premier League move should be the next step on his mind. Of course [Partey can go to England]. In football, it is a season,” he ... more
  • 2 months Richard Kingson urges Amartey to leave Leicester City MyJoyOnline
    Former Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingson believes that Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey should leave the club in a bid to get more playing time. Amartey, 25, joined the Foxes from FC Copenhagan during the 2016 winter transfer window. He was part of the historic 2015/16 Premier League winning team. He slowly earned a key place in the side during the 2016/17 season, making 35 appearances in all competitions but injuries hampered his progress in the following seasons. Richard Kingson stated that a move away for his compatriot during this summer transfer window will do him a world of good. ... more
  • 2 months Covid-19: Akufo-Addo implores Ghanaians to wish infected Health Minister well MyJoyOnline
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has implored Ghanaians to remember the Health Minister in their prayers and wish him well as he recovers from Covid-19. Delivering his 11th address to the nation on measures in fighting the virus Sunday, he said the hardworking Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, contracted in the line of duty. According to the president, the “hardworking” Dormaa Central MP is in “a stable condition.”    On Saturday, news broke that the Health Minister is recuperating at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) after testing positive for the coronavirus disease. Sources told Joy News that the ... more
  • 2 months My wife lost a pregnancy after national team invitation- Richard Kingson MyJoyOnline
    The former Black Stars goalkeeper revealed that his spouse, Adelaide Tawiah, had a miscarriage after his invitation to play for the senior national team against Slovenia in 2002. Richard revealed that the call-up led to a disagreement with his wife and an accident followed which saw Adelaide lose her baby. “Somewhere in 2002 or 03, when I was invited to play for the national team, my wife was not happy about it because of the way the FA was treating me. She did not want me to go,” he told Joy Sports. “I told her that I wanted to serve ... more
  • 2 months Akufo-Addo explains rise in Covid-19 cases MyJoyOnline
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has explained the continuous rise in Covid-19 cases across the country. Admitting the rise “has given cause for anxiety,” Akufo-Addo said it is as a result of more tests being conducted. “We have to bear in mind, at all times, that the more people we test for the virus, the more people we are likely to discover as positive, and, thus, have the opportunity to isolate and treat them,” he said. Speaking during his 11th address to the nation on the government’s handling on the Covid-19 pandemic, Akufo-Addo said, “if we do not test people ... more
  • 2 months Cocobod struggles to pay cocoa agents after Covid-19 pandemic hit exports MyJoyOnline
    Ghana’s cocoa regulator is struggling to pay purchasing agents for beans bought from farmers after the coronavirus pandemic slowed exports and curtailed sales. Lockdown restrictions at destination ports have weighed on cocoa shipments from the world’s second-biggest producer in recent months, Ghana Cocoa Board spokesman Fiifi Boafo said by phone last Friday. The arrears have mounted to about ¢1.2 billion ($208 million), according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because they’re not allowed to speak publicly about the matter. Mr Boafo declined to comment on the outstanding amount. The monies were mostly owed ... more
  • 2 months Wearing of face masks mandatory; offenders will be sanctioned – Akufo-Addo MyJoyOnline
    Ghanaians are now required by law to wear face masks in public places. Those who fall foul of the new executive order will face arrest and possible prosecution, according to President Akufo-Addo. “Leaving our homes without a face mask or face covering on is an offence,” the president said in his 11th address to the nation on the coronavirus crisis. “The Police have been instructed to enforce this directive, which is the subject of an Executive Instrument.” The president used the address to issue a warning to residents of the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central ... more
  • 2 months Akufo-Addo urges strict adherence to Covid-19 preventive measures in 4 regions with highest cases MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo has urged residents in Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western and Central regions to continue to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 preventive measures as cases there continue to increase. In his 11th address to the nation since the outbreak of the pandemic in Ghana, the President said residents in these regions should not let their guards down. “It is important for me to remind residents of the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions, where the great majority of cases have been recorded, and in the Western and Central Regions, where we are seeing an increase in infection cases, to continue to ... more
  • 2 months No student should be deprived of education due to Covid-19 pandemic – Akufo-Addo MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo says no student should be deprived of education because of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. He said social justice must be delivered in a manner that does not put the lives of students and teachers at risk. In his 11th address to the nation on measures taken to contain the pandemic, the president said the decision to reopen schools was taken advisedly. “Saving lives, jobs, and livelihoods, revitalising our economy, and safeguarding the future of our country have been at the heart of this endeavour. We cannot say that, because of the pandemic, we are no longer ... more
  • 2 months ‘There is nothing shameful about testing Covid-19 positive’ – Akufo-Addo bemoans stigma MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo has bemoaned the stigmatisation of people who have recovered from Covid-19. According to him, it is worrying that a cross-section of Ghanaians finds comfort in rejecting persons who have struggled to find their way to recovery. “I remain concerned about the stigma associated with this disease,” he said in his 11th address to the nation on the coronavirus crisis. This comes on the back of recent reports of individuals connected to the pandemic getting shunned by society. JoyNews has also highlighted stories of frontline health workers lamenting rejection in the wider society because of their roles in mitigating ... more
  • 2 months Ghana’s Covid-19 cases rise by 542, total now 11,964 MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo has announced that 542 more people in the country have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This brings the number of confirmed cases to 11,964 with 4,258 recoveries. The total number of active cases currently stands at 7,652 with three more people losing their lives. The president during his 11th address to the nation on measures his administration is taking to fight Covid-19 said 13 people are critically ill while three others are on ventilators. He added that it is important to follow through the efforts made to control the spread of the virus adding that people ... more
  • 2 months Akufo-Addo pays tribute to ‘valiant old colleague’, late Anthony K.K. Sam MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo has paid glowing tribute to the Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam, the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Mayor who died on Saturday. Describing him as a “valiant old colleague”, he lauded the deceased’s contribution in the affairs of the New Patriotic Party as well as in his government. “Egya Sam to me and many, whose efforts at enforcing social distancing protocol at the Sekondi-Takoradi market were recently highly recommended by me, sadly passed away last Friday in a Covid-19 related death,” the president said in his 11th address to the nation on the novel coronavirus. The Mayor died a ... more
  • 2 months Full text: Akufo-Addo’s 11th address to the nation on measures to fight Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. Exactly two weeks ago, I came again into your homes to outline a roadmap for easing the restrictions put in place to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in our country. I indicated that it would be a phased approach, involving a selected list of public gatherings, based on their risk profile, socio-economic impact, and, most importantly, our capacity to enforce and to respond, in the event of a flair up in our number of infections. Since then, we have had some of our religious institutions opening their doors to worshippers, whilst respecting the ... more
  • 2 months Group demands justice for boy shot by police during operation to enforce drinking spot ban MyJoyOnline
    The Teacher Trainees Association of Ghana has joined calls for justice for a 15-year-old boy who was shot and wounded by police in Walewale. The incident occurred when some personnel in the North East Region stormed a nightclub in the town to enforce the ban on public gathering and reopening of drinking spots. The Association has petitioned the Municipal Chief Executive Officer asking for an independent investigation into the incident following similar demand made by a group calling itself ‘Concerned Youth of Walewale’. The boy, Amadu Yussif, was wounded in the buttocks by a live bullet allegedly fired ... more
  • 2 months Livestream: ‘Beyond The Lockdown’ discusses mass registration amid Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The Electoral Commission and the National Identification Authority are preparing to go on a mass registration exercise this month. On today’s edition of JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown, some officials from the EC and NIA will meet with host, Emefa Apawu to discuss the processes involved in these exercises while ensuring the coronavirus does not spread. The Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Training, Mike Boadu, and Head of NIA Corporate Affairs, ACI Francis Palmdeti are the guests on the show. Viewers can send in their questions and concerns to JoyNews via the WhatsApp line 0244340437 and to all ... more
  • 2 months Papapaa says he was sacked from German hospital for being black MyJoyOnline
    Singer Patapaa Amisty says that he was once sacked from a hospital in Germany because of the colour of his skin. Narrating his ordeal, he said about four months ago, his girlfriend, Liha Miller, felt sick and had to be rushed to the hospital. Upon their arrival, the doctor approached them speaking to her in German. She was angered by his utterances and left the hospital. When he inquired what had transpired, Patapa was told that the doctor was curious to know what a black person was doing there in the hospital. “It (racism) is really f**ked up,” he ... more
  • 2 months Seth Terkper: Parliament’s review must separate 2020 budget and Covid-19 gaps MyJoyOnline
    The final article in the“BOG MPC AND DEFICIT FINANCING” series calls on Parliament to re-examine the revised 2020 Budget and COVID-19 fiscal gaps that it approved to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. The areas to examine include (a) the use of “offsets” to show a lower fiscal gap for the approval; (b) besides a lower GDP, extra costs that increase the budget deficit materially from Ghc18.89 billion to Ghc25.1 billion; and (c) since the extra COVID-19 costs are funded, highlight the reasons for using the virus spread as an excuse for Bank of Ghana (BOG) to finance over ... more
  • 2 months Many feared dead in gory Gomoa-Dabenyi accident MyJoyOnline
    Some passengers on board a commercial vehicle are feared dead after they were involved in an accident at Gomoa Dabenyi, on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway in the Central Region. The accident involved a Sprinter Benz bus with registration number GX 5149-19 loaded with passengers heading towards Accra from Takoradi and a DAF Cargo truck with registration number GT 915-C. According to eyewitnesses report, the Sprinter driver had overtaken about six cars upon reaching Dabenyi township before noticing another cargo car approaching. In a bid to clear the road for the oncoming car, the driver veered off his lane and collided ... more
  • 2 months Our parents make us Ghanaians, not passport or Ghana card – Bernard Mornah MyJoyOnline
    The spokesperson for the Interparty Resistance Against the compilation of a New Voter Register Bernard Mornah has said the 1992 Constitution in article 6, spells out clearly as to who is a Ghanaian, which must not be ignored. He said nothing makes citizens more Ghanaians than their birthright from their parents and that it was wrong for the EC to attempt compiling a register using only the passport and Ghana Card as proof of citizenship. According to him, while it is not out of place for the EC to compile a register of any form, the autocratic criteria including timing ... more
  • 2 months I train my goalkeepers for free – Richard Kingson MyJoyOnline
    Many achieved footballers his pedigree are venturing into various business ventures after their respective playing careers. He surely has investments but has also decided to share his technical knowledge in the sport at no cost. Former Ghana goalkeeper, Richard Kingson popularly known as Olele, has set up the RK 22 Goalkeeper’s Academy which trains goalkeepers for free in his native country. His almost two-acre home in the high-end Adjirnganoor, Accra neighbourhood, has a gym and a mini-sized football pitch which is used as the main area for instruction and practicals. “I train the goalkeeper’s for free because I have ... more
  • 2 months Gbekor Community Day SHS to operate boarding facility in September MyJoyOnline
    One of the E-blocks schools constructed by the Mahama-led administration, Gbekor Community Day Senior High School, will soon become a boarding facility. This follows an announcement by President Akufo-Addo. District Chief Executive for Adaklu, Phanuel Kadey Donkor who paid a working visit to the project site said the facility would be available for use in the next academic year beginning September. According to Mr. Donkor, the project became necessary due to the growing student population and non-availability of facilities for students. He also revealed the facility could accommodate 500 students. He told JoyNews that he hopes students will ... more
  • 2 months Adaklu youth urged to venture into cultivation of cashew, the ‘new gold’ MyJoyOnline
    Youth in Adaklu are being encouraged to venture into cultivation of cashew, the newly discovered ‘gold’ in the area. Chief Executive Officer for the area, Phanuel Kadey Donkor told JoyNews, cashew has the potential to become the new cocoa for farmers in the area due to its economic benefits. To achieve this milestone, he stated that it is important for people to embrace its cultivation. Mr Donkor said he wants the youth in the area to take advantage of free seedlings distribution being undertaken by the assembly. The advice comes as the assembly engages 477 farmers, mostly women to ... more
  • 2 months Three people rushed to hospital after road accident in Kumasi MyJoyOnline
    Three people have been rushed to the hospital after being involved in a road accident in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. According to JoyNews reporter Saeed Yaqub, a fully loaded articulated vehicle skid off the road and rammed into two houses at Aboabo No.1 Junction in Kumasi. The vehicle involved is a registered Burkina Faso licensed truck which was bound for Accra. It is reported that the truck developed a fault on its journey and backtracked several metres before falling on its side, leaving people running for their lives. Eyewitnesses say a building’s roof was being mended by ... more
  • 2 months Ghana won’t be like Ivory Coast – Jean Mensa to critics MyJoyOnline
    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has dismissed assertions that the Commission’s quest to create a new electoral roll would plunge the nation into turmoil as it happened in neighboring Ivory Coast. According to Jean Mensa, the desire for the creation of a new register would be in the interest of all political parties as the commission was committed to delivering an incident-free and peaceful election. The EC boss argued that an audit on the current system had established potential room for election manipulation, with dire consequences on the general election, saying that was something the EC wanted ... more
  • 2 months We must move beyond foreign aid – Mensa Otabil MyJoyOnline
    Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Mensa Otabil says it is time the country moves away from reliance on foreign aid. Delivering an online sermon, Pastor Otabil said that change for the nation is not going to come by depending on other nations, the natural resources that Ghana has or by constant prayer but rather, by being restless and wrestling against the idea of taking handouts. “We cannot prosper on natural resources. We have gold, it didn’t work. Timber didn’t work. Diamond didn’t work. Oil didn’t work. By now it should register in our minds that no ... more
  • 2 months Akufo-Addo to address nation tonight MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo is expected to address the country tonight on the progress made in the fight against coronavirus. The confirmation was made by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on Twitter.
    Yes @CallmeAlfredo After @NAkufoAddo’s expected update later tonight, we look forward to providing answers to further questions on case management. https://t.co/ywGKeDjOgC— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) June 14, 2020 This would be the President’s 11th address since the pandemic was first recorded in the country. In his last update, the President eased restrictions on public gathering making it possible for churches and mosques to operate while observing the ... more
  • 2 months Playback: Akufo-Addo’s 11th address to the nation on measures to fight Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo today addressed the country for the 11th time on measures his administration has put in place to fight Covid-19. In his latest update, the president reiterated the easing of restrictions on public gathering making it possible for schools to reopen for all final year students. According to the President, Ghana now has 11,964 confirmed coronavirus cases with 54 deaths and 4,258 recoveries. The post Playback: Akufo-Addo’s 11th address to the nation on measures to fight Covid-19 appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months Livestream: Akufo-Addo’s 11th address to the nation on measures to fight Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo is currently addressing the country for the 11th time on measures his administration is putting in place to fight Covid-19. The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah confirmed this on Twitter Sunday afternoon. In his last update, the president eased restrictions on public gathering making it possible for churches and mosques to operate while observing the recommended protocols he highlighted. While the borders were left closed, schools were reopened for final year students at the university, senior high and junior high level to prepare for their examination. A lot of Ghanaians are looking forward to the address ... more
  • 2 months Ghana’s Covid-19 cases now 11,422, 3 more deaths recorded MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Health Service is reporting that 304 more people have tested positive for coronavirus, 24 hours after its previous update. This brings the total number of coronavirus cases recorded to 11,422. Out of this number, 7215 of them are active cases. One hundred and seventy-seven (177) new recoveries have been recorded bringing the total number of recoveries to 4156. According to the Service, three more people have died of coronavirus bringing the death tally to 51. Regional Breakdown Greater Accra Region – 6,997; Ashanti Region – 2,021; Western Region – 951; Central Region –  621; Volta Region – 250; Eastern Region – 204; Upper East ... more
  • 2 months Ghana’s Covid-19 cases now 11,422 with 3 new deaths recorded MyJoyOnline
    The country’s Covid-19 case count has increased with the Ghana Health Service reporting that 304 more people have tested positive for Covid-19 24 hours after its previous update. This brings the total number of cases recorded to 11,422 with 4,156 recoveries and 51 deaths. According to the Service, three more people have died from Covid-19 bringing the death tally to 51. Regional Breakdown Greater Accra Region – 6,997; Ashanti Region – 2,021; Western Region – 951;  Central Region –  621; Volta Region – 250; Eastern Region – 204; Upper East Region – 128; Western North Region – 79; Oti ... more
  • 2 months Current register can be manipulated to change the outcome of Dec. 7 polls – Jean Mensa MyJoyOnline
    The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission says the existing voters’ register is susceptible to manipulation which could endanger and change the outcome of the December election. Jean Mensa, mounting a strong defense for the Commission’s decision to create a new register for the December polls explained that an audit of the current system had established potential room for election manipulation, with dire consequences on the general election, saying that was something the EC wanted to avert with the new BVR. She also added that the use of the current voters’ register will force the Commission to rely mostly ... more
  • 2 months Tertiary institutions in Hohoe ready for academic activities MyJoyOnline
    The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) and all other tertiary institutions in Hohoe in the Volta region are said to be prepared for the continuation of academic activities. The Ghana News Agency gathered that the institutions- School of Public Health, Hohoe Midwifery Training School, St. Francis College of Education (FRANCO) and the St. Teresa’s College of Education (TERESCO), have put measures in place to enable final year undergraduate and post-graduate students return to school on Monday, June 15, 2020, for lessons and their final examinations in the wake of Covid-19. Professor Paul Amuna, Dean of School of Public ... more
  • 2 months JoyNews premieres new show ‘Outlook’ MyJoyOnline
    Book a seat and enjoy the new lifestyle programme that gives you a perspective on everything and anything. JoyNews is bringing you its new show ‘Outlook’ to spice up your weekend. Outlook, explores beautiful culture, beautiful art forms, intriguing fashion and incredible cuisines. Outlook premiers on Sunday, June 14 at 4:30 pm on JoyNews on digital television, MultiTV, DSTV Channel 421, GoTV channel 144 and on YouTube. The post JoyNews premieres new show ‘Outlook’ appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 2 months JoyNews hosts EC, NIA on ‘Beyond the Lockdown’ tonight MyJoyOnline
    The Electoral Commission and the National Identification Authority are hoping to begin a mass exercise for the new voters register and the Ghana card respectively after the lifting of some restrictions amid Covid-19. On today’s edition of JoyNews’ Beyond the Lockdown, some officials from the EC and NIA will meet with host, Emefa Apawu to discuss the process involved in these exercises while ensuring the coronavirus does not spread. The Director of Electoral Services, Dr Serebour Quaicoe, Director of Training, Mike Boadu, and Head of NIA Corporate Affairs, ACI Francis Palmdeti are the guests on the show. Viewers can ... more
  • 2 months Asantehene bars Kotoko from recruiting players MyJoyOnline
    The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who is also the life patron and spiritual owner of Asante Kotoko S/C, has prohibited the club from embarking on further player recruitments for the next one season. “Kotoko shall recruit no new players into the first team for at least the next one season,” he noted. The decision, according to the King, formed part of ongoing measures to restructure the way players were recruited into the club – to minimize wastage in expenditure. Over the last three years, the Porcupine Warriors have recruited close to about 80 players – the majority of ... more
  • 2 months Facemasks in Covid-19: From health precaution to designer shield MyJoyOnline
    The most powerful symbol in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic is arguably the facemask. Health experts advise it is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spreads of the virus coupled with good personal hygiene and the practice of social distancing. What seemed to be only acceptably worn in hospital facilities has become a global assessor as countries are even institutions legislation compelling all to strictly adhere. The health safety measure as we now know has gradually metamorphosed into a fashion statement. Fashion powerhouses across the globe have jumped into the fray, producing facemasks to augment deficits ... more
  • 2 months Our public universities need partnership, not a Bill – Mahama MyJoyOnline
    Former President John Dramani Mahama says what the country’s universities need is a partnership and not a bill that seeks to control and undermine the independence of intellectuals and other researchers in state-owned universities. “The Bill as it stands does not only risk undermining academic innovation and ingenuity; it will also jettison decades of scholarly excellence and adversely affect Ghana’s position as the preferred destination for international scholarly collaboration,” the former president said in a piece published on his official website. Since the introduction of the Public Universities Bill which is expected to harmonise the governance, administration and accountability structures ... more
  • 2 months Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states MyJoyOnline
    The coronavirus primarily spreads from person to person and not easily from a contaminated surface. That is the takeaway from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which this month updated its “How COVID-19 Spreads” website. The revised guidance now states, in headline-size type, “The virus spreads easily between people.” It also notes that the coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19, “is spreading very easily and sustainably between people.” The CDC made another key change to its website, clarifying what sources are not major risks. Under the new heading “The virus does not spread easily in other ways,” the agency explains ... more
  • 2 months Vice Presidency not a place for an attack dog – Kwakye Ofosu to Bawumia MyJoyOnline
    A former Deputy Information Minister in the Mahama administration has likened Mahamudu Bawumia’s vice presidency to “an attack dog.” Felix Kwakye Ofosu, speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, said the Vice Presidency should be a place for sobriety and reflection. “When the Vice President speaks, it should invoke seriousness. We don’t want a Rottweiler to be Vice President,” the MP aspirant in Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese in the Central Region said. JoyNews/AdomNews · A Vice President’s office is not a place for an attack dog – Kwakye Ofosu to Bawumia Mr Ofosu said he was surprised that “people think Dr Bawumia is the ... more
  • 2 months Livestream: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds live service online MyJoyOnline
    Pastor Mensa Otabil, the Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), is holding a live service which is being televised on JoyNews. The service is being held online due to the restrictions on religious activities. Despite the lifting of ban on church services, restrictions on its modalities remain. The ICGC, like other congregations have chosen to keep having their services online. The post Livestream: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds live service online appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
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