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  • 1 week Ghana FA ExCo member Anim Addo buys Halifax Ladies MyJoyOnline
    Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council (ExCo) member, Samuel Anim Addo has purchased Halifax Ladies, a club that competes in the National Women’s Premier League, Joy Sports can report. Anim Addo, who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Young Apostles FC, a Division One League club, acquired the women’s team early this month. There have been renewed calls for men to take up the initiative of investing in the women’s game, and the football administrator has taken a step to invest in the Tema-based club. It appears there’s a partnership in the ownership structure of Halifax which could ... more
  • 1 week Review Criminal Offences Act to punish bystanders for watching a crime go on in public – Dr Dwamena-Aboagye MyJoyOnline
    The Executive Director of the Ark Foundation, says provisions made in the Criminal Offences Act should be reviewed to make it criminal for bystanders to witness a criminal action and not intervene. Dr Angela Dwamena-Aboagye’s appeal comes as concerns have been raised about why bystanders looked on without stepping in to prevent the torture and lynching of a 90-year-old woman, Akua Denteh in the Savannah Region. According to her, Section 78 of the Criminal Code (Act 29) provides for situations where an observer can intervene when they see an unlawful act being committed on another. However, she explained on the ... more
  • 1 week Video highlights of launch of Ghana’s first infectious disease centre MyJoyOnline
    Ghana’s first-ever Infectious Disease facility, sponsored and promoted by the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund has been commissioned in Accra. The 100-bed hospital, commissioned on Friday, July 24 is estimated to have cost in excess of USD 5.5 million, plus another USD 2 million in kind, bringing it to a total of USD 7.5 million. The facility, located at the Ga East Municipal Hospital consists of a level 2.5 biomedical laboratory, a triage unit, waiting areas, nurses station, VIP and general wards, a 21-bed intensive care unit with various categories within, a pharmacy, a recovery courtyard, and a dispensary. It also boasts ... more
  • 1 week A dishonest employee or customer: a major threat to a start-up business MyJoyOnline
    According to Claude Grunitzky, a renowned Global media entrepreneur, regardless of your business idea, the entrepreneur must ask him or herself, “what is the single necessary and sufficient condition for a business?” It is not a product, a technology, a customer need, a business plan, a vision, a strong team, investors, or competitive advantage. While all those things are important for a company to have, none of them is the right answer. The single necessary and sufficient condition for a business is a paying customer – the person who will pay your company money for its product or service. Before ... more
  • 1 week Drake overtakes Madonna and Beatles to break US Billboard chart record MyJoyOnline
    Drake has broken the record for the most top 10 singles in the history of the US Billboard chart, overtaking the previous record-holder Madonna. The Canadian rapper and singer scored his 39th and 40th top 10 hits on this week’s countdown, as the vocalist on DJ Khaled’s singles Popstar and Greece. The feat comes just 11 years after his first appearance in the top 10, with his breakthrough hit, Best I Ever Had. Madonna had held the record since 2008, after surpassing The Beatles’ tally. Most Top 10 Hits on the Billboard Hot 100 ArtistTallyDrake40Madonna38The Beatles34Rihanna31Michael Jackson30Mariah Carey28Stevie Wonder28Janet Jackson27Elton John27Lil Wayne25Elvis Presley ... more
  • 1 week Mahama’s biggest mistake was to surround himself with people who were not core NDC members – Kwamena Ahwoi MyJoyOnline
    Former Director of Research for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Kwamena Ahwoi has revealed what to him was the biggest mistake John Mahama made during his tenure as President. According to the Local government expert, John Mahama worked closely with a number of people who were not core members of his political party. He explained that this caused frictions in the implementation of the party’s agenda while in government. This left some government policies unachieved and unimplemented while he was in office. “I think that the biggest mistake he made at the beginning of his Presidency was to surround ... more
  • 1 week GCB begins instant issuance of Visa, MasterCard and Union Pay cards MyJoyOnline
    GCB Bank has begun the instant issuance of both proprietary cards and international cards across all its branches nationwide. Now, GCB customers can apply and receive VISA Cards, Mastercards and GCB ReadyCash cards across all GCB Branches instantly. The Bank will also begin the instant issuing of Union Pay International (UPI), formerly China Union Pay early next month. This follows the successful migration of the Bank’s system and integration of ATMs last week. The instant issuance of GCB cards is a major move under the Bank’s transformation and digitization programme. The Managing Director of the Bank, Mr Anselm Ray ... more
  • 1 week Rawlings did not discuss Nana Konadu’s presidential interest hence her loss – Ahwoi MyJoyOnline
    Local government expert, Professor Kwamena Ahwoi has claimed that the failure of former president Jerry John Rawlings to discuss his wife’s interest in the presidency contributed to her loss. The former Director of Research for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) explained that they were in the dark about Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings’ intentions hence opposed her in favour of the late John Evans Atta Mills   He explained that had the case been different, there were chances of a different fate as an agreement would have been reached on her quest. “In a way, I think that it is because ... more
  • 1 week Supreme Court dismisses case against Ghana School of Law ‘monopoly’ MyJoyOnline
    The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision dismissed a case challenging the accreditation of the Ghana School of Law as the only institution to provide professional law courses. CDD-Ghana fellow in Public Law and Justice, Prof. Stephen Asare dragged the Attorney General and General Legal Council to court arguing that the current arrangement on legal education is unconstitutional. He wanted the court to rule that pursuant to Article 25 (2) of the Constitution accredited public and private universities have the right, at their own expense, to establish and maintain Law Faculties to offer the Professional Law Course that ... more
  • 1 week Kokofu Traditional Council urges government to complete abandoned hospital projects MyJoyOnline
    The Overlord of Kokofu Traditional Area, Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II, and his sub-chiefs have embarked on a self-help initiative to rehabilitate the Kokofu Government Hospital. Barima Offe Akwasi Okogyeasuo II hopes to extend this initiative to other health care facilities in the area. “Over here at Kokofu Hospital, there are numerous facilities we lack, for example, a children’s ward and a befitting administration block. Besides we have vast land that can take care of new projects; so it’s prudent government concentrates on the existing hospitals, enhance their standard to fully function to reduce the referral rate which overburdens and ... more
  • 1 week Silver Star Auto Ltd unveils Citroën range of vehicles unto Ghanaian market MyJoyOnline
    Silver Star Auto Limited, has officially unveiled the new range of Citroën vehicles to the Ghanaian market as an exclusive dealer in the country.  The event was held at the Citroën Showroom in Accra on the July 21, 2020. The new Citroën vehicles are built with enhanced safety features along with a unique blend of style and comfort. This range harnesses creative flair and technology to enhance well-being.  The new range of Citroën models has also received an extensive design overhaul, both on the interior and exterior with cutting edge technology features. They are now more luxurious and better equipped with exclusive ... more
  • 1 week NBA star Irving launches WNBA support fund and pledges $1.5m MyJoyOnline
    Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has pledged $1.5m (£1.16m) to support Women’s National Basketball Association players who have decided to opt out of the 2020 season. A number of WNBA players have chosen not to play because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reform. Players who are not granted a medical waiver will forfeit their wages if they decide not to play. “This initiative can hopefully support their priorities and decisions,” Irving said. Irving, 28, said he had set up the KAI Empowerment Initiative fund after talks with WNBA players Natasha Cloud and Jewell Loyd. Washington Mystics star Cloud was ... more
  • 1 week Arsenal’s second bid for Thomas Partey rejected MyJoyOnline
    Arsenal’s hopes of signing Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey have been dealt a huge blow after the Gunners failed with a second formal bid for the Ghanaian. Mikel Arteta is keen to bolster his midfield this summer and sees Partey as the ideal target, and there were hopes that Arsenal would be able to negotiate a cut-price fee as a result of the 27-year-old’s hesitance to sign a new contract. Arsenal have already seen one bid knocked back, and as noted by The Guardian, a second offer has failed as well. This time, the Gunners offered €25m (£23m) plus French ... more
  • 1 week SA president’s aide takes leave over fraud claims MyJoyOnline
    South Africa is engulfed in an escalating corruption scandal connected with alleged irregularities in Covid-19 procurement processes. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson has taken leave of absence after her husband was implicated in the corruption scandal. Khusela Diko has denied any wrongdoing. She has been replaced by Tyrone Seale while investigations are ongoing, a government statement said. Local media report that Ms Diko’s husband was involved in tenders to supply personal protective equipment to the health department of Gauteng province. Civil society groups have said the couple should not have been doing business with government. The couple said that the tenders were subsequently ... more
  • 1 week AfBD’s Akinwumi Adesina ‘cleared by second probe’ MyJoyOnline
    The African Bank of Development (AfDB) leader Akinwumi Adesina has been cleared of corruption by an independent probe, the AFP news agency reports. The independent panel of experts is headed by former Irish President Mary Robinson and includes Gambia’s Chief Justice Hassan Jallow and Leonard McCarthy, the World Bank’s integrity vice-president. The agency quotes a report as saying that Mr Adesina was cleared of all charges that were alleged by unnamed employees. Mr Adesina, former Nigerian finance minister, was accused of poor governance, impunity, personal enrichment and favouritism. He has denied the allegations. An internal investigation had initially cleared him ... more
  • 1 week Don’t mention my name if I don’t count in the industry – Wiyaala to entertainment pundits MyJoyOnline
    Singer Wiyaala says she does not appreciate the downplay of her career by supposed entertainment pundits during discussions. According to her, many of these pundits do not count her as part of the industry nor do they appreciate her contributions. “Please if I don’t really count and I have never been counted then don’t discuss me when you are talking about show business. I don’t know why you keep mentioning my name when I don’t count.” “You can’t mention my name, turn around and say ‘shoutout to Wiyaala but she doesn’t really count’ because she and her manager are just ... more
  • 1 week Malta rescues migrants 33 hours after distress call MyJoyOnline
    Malta has rescued a group of 95 migrants from a rubber dingy north of Libya. The passengers issued a distress call but it took more than 33 hours until the Maltese authorities began the rescue operation. The armed forces took them ashore near the capital Valletta. The migrants, who were said to be from Eritrea, contacted Alarm Phone, a watchdog group that acts as first point of call for people adrift in the Mediterranean, reports the New York Times. They were eventually rescued on Monday afternoon. But observers say the incident has raised questions about the risk to human life ... more
  • 1 week Mahama has learnt lessons to perfect his new government from 2021 – Kwamena Ahwoi MyJoyOnline
    Leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Prof Kwamena Ahwoi has said John Mahama will be a good President if elected in the December 7 polls. According to him, the former president has learnt lessons from his previous government to perfect his new administration from 2021. “He could have been a good president and he will be a good president from 2021. Because I believe he has learnt lessons from some of the mistakes he made during his presidency” he said. “ Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kojo Yankson, Prof. Ahwoi said the biggest mistake former President Mahama ... more
  • 1 week Google backed research institute, AIMS Ghana, moves into Silicon Accra Technology City MyJoyOnline
    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana, a Google backed research institute will be setting up its research center within Silicon Accra Technology City located at East Legon Hills. Speaking to Leticia Ohene-Asiedu, the Acting President of AIMS Ghana, Dr. Prince K Osei, said AIMS had begun arrangements to construct a campus (research center) within Silicon Accra Technology City to train more students in the Mathematical Sciences. “The fundamental for transforming every economy is based on mathematical sciences. If a country wants to develop through technology, then the teaching of Mathematics and Sciences must be effective and well taught,” ... more
  • 1 week Brouhaha over Macron balls casts GFA in bad light MyJoyOnline
    I initially decided not to run commentaries on the Ghana Football Association (GFA)’s announcement of a deal to have Macron balls supplied for three years because I could not wrap my head around some issues on the sponsorship. Thus, I kept to my position of silence until last Saturday when an Executive Council member of the GFA, Frederick Acheampong, in shedding light on the sponsorship, suggested on Nhyira FM that, they may have communicated wrongly in saying that their deal is with Macron Ghana. Probing journalists established that there is no company as Marcon Ghana. Macron Italy has no formal ... more
  • 1 week Ghana records 655 new Covid-19 cases, total now 33,624 MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Health Service has recorded a total of 655 new cases as of July 25, 2020, bringing the tally up to 33,624 cases in the country. With a total of 29,801 recoveries, Ghana’s death toll has increased to 168. Currently, 24 cases are severe and another 8 in critical condition. Out of this number, 4 patients have been placed on ventilators. According to the GHS website, these are samples that were taken from the period 22 June to 24 July 2020. Ghana’s COVID-19 UPDATEVisit for the details— Ministry of Health, Ghana (@mohgovgh) July 28, 2020 The active ... more
  • 1 week Hydroxychloroquine is cure for Covid-19 – US-based Nigerian doctor insists MyJoyOnline
    A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned Covid-19 speech in the United States on Monday.  Speaking at a news conference in Washington, Emmanuel claimed that anti-malarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and anti-bacterial drug, Zithromax, were effective cures for the virus. The Nigerian spoke during a news conference held by a group of American doctors under the aegis of “America’s Frontline Doctors” in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington DC. The doctors are holding a two-day “White Coat Summit” at the Capitol Hill to address what they call a “massive disinformation campaign” surrounding ... more
  • 1 week Coalition of Unemployed Allied Health Professionals-Ghana to picket the Finance and Health Ministries over financial clearance MyJoyOnline
    Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Allied Health Professionals say they would start picketing the Finance and Health Ministries over government’s refusal to give them financial clearance to work. For three years, the group numbering 3,797 across the country have been rendered unemployed after graduation in the 2017/2018 academic year. National President, Ebenezer Kojo Nkrumah, in a statement reveals the group will picket at the premises of these two ministries with their parents and sympathisers on August 3. The post Coalition of Unemployed Allied Health Professionals-Ghana to picket the Finance and Health Ministries over financial clearance appeared first on ... more
  • 1 week Vodafone enhances data package to give customers value for money MyJoyOnline
    Vodafone Ghana has enhanced its data packages to give customers exceptional value for money and unmatched experience on the network during this period. Customers currently enjoy double data allocation on a host of Vodafone’s data offering including the ¢0.25, ¢1 and ¢2 daily bundles, and the ¢5 weekly bundle. Data allocation on Vodafone’s ‘2 Moorch Data’ proposition (¢10, ¢20, and ¢50), which offers the best volume of data and price points across the industry, was also doubled earlier this year. The extra data allocation, which is available for browsing from 12am to 4pm, empowers customers to do so much ... more
  • 1 week US-based Nigerian doctor advocates hydroxychloroquine treatment for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    Nigerian-born doctor, Stella Immanuel has made an impassioned plea advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19. A video of her arguments in support of the controversial treatment has gone viral and has been viewed over 13 million times on Facebook and YouTube, but both platforms have taken down the video. Regardless, the video is being shared relentlessly on WhatsApp, Twitter, Messenger, and other messaging platforms. Stella Immanuel is part of a team of Medical professionals who attended America’s Frontline Doctors Summit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 27. Many doctors ... more
  • 1 week Vodafone employees raise ¢100,000 to support domestic violence victims MyJoyOnline
    Vodafone Ghana employees and the Vodafone Group Foundation have raised ¢100,000 towards the establishment of the Vodafone Ark Foundation Transit Shelter for survivors of domestic violence. The amount was donated to the Ark Foundation, a Non-Profit Organization (NGO) that provides support for survivors of domestic violence. The donation is part of Vodafone’s efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its numerous challenges. These include domestic abuse, which has significantly increased globally, as survivors are compelled to stay at home with their abusers due to measures in place to contain the spread. Speaking at the donation ceremony ... more
  • 1 week I got pregnant as a virgin at 23 – BBNaija housemate reveals MyJoyOnline
    One of the Big Brother Naija 2020 housemates, Watoni Anyansi, has revealed she got pregnant as a virgin. Wathoni in a viral interview, said she was 23-year old when she got pregnant without penetration. The mother of one said she had an intense makeout with the father of her child and after five months she realized she was pregnant. Explaining further she disclosed that he rubbed his manhood on her vagina and ejaculated without penetration. The half-Keyan reiterated that though, she missed her period but she did not know she was pregnant because she was a virgin at that time. ... more
  • 1 week Tonto Dikeh forgives ex-husband, Churchhill, gives reason MyJoyOnline
    Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has revealed that she has finally forgiven her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchhill. The actress and her estranged husband have been in one controversy or another since getting a divorce. Tonto disclosed how she caught her ex-husband in a red pant, with red candles and laptop at night, describing him as a yahoo boy and scammer. She also described him as a 40-seconds man.  However, On Sunday, the actress revealed that she has forgiven her ex-husband because of her son. In an Instagram session with Dele Momodu, the actress said she has come to realise that forgiveness is not ... more
  • 1 week Power of Worship joins legendary acts: Tagoe Sisters and Daughters of Glorious Jesus in one performance MyJoyOnline
    History was made Sunday night, when the most celebrated gospel artistes of our time, Tagoe Sisters and Daughters of Glorious Jesus, through the power of worship joined to perform each other’s songs in a thrilling manner. Tagoe Sisters and Daughters of Glorious Jesus in a joint performance Dubbed ‘The Power of Worship’ virtual concert, the two legendary music groups took turns each to sensationalize their audience, bringing back treasured memories from the 90s. Daughters of Glorious Jesus, who opened the night performed for one hour with such verve and excitement that definitely must have moved the Heavens to come down. ... more
  • 1 week Emirates covers Covid-19 medical and funeral costs MyJoyOnline
    Emirates has become the first airline to offer free Covid-19 insurance as it tries to get people flying again. Passengers will be covered for medical treatment, hotel quarantine, and even their funeral if they catch the coronavirus while travelling. The announcement comes as carriers around the world have been hit hard by measures to tackle the pandemic. Earlier this month, the world’s biggest long-haul carrier told the BBC it is set to cut as many as 9,000 jobs. “We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something ... more
  • 1 week I wasn’t arrested for drugs in Dubai – Tonto Dikeh reveals what happened MyJoyOnline
    Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has made clarifications on her scuffle with some security authorities in Dubai sometime last year. There were reports sometime in November 2019 that the actress was arrested and deported from Dubai after drugs were found on her. However, Tonto Dikeh on Instagram on Sunday revealed that she had a faceoff with Dubai authorities not because of drugs but because a guard called her a ‘prostitute’ in Arabic. the mother of one said that if she was caught with drugs according to some media reports, she should be in jail by now. “On that day, I was ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19: IMF approves $4.2bn loan to South Africa MyJoyOnline
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $4.3bn (£3.3bn) loan to South Africa to help it deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic which has devastated the economy. South Africa is the hardest hit country on the continent with nearly 450,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases, This is the first time in its history the country is receiving an IMF loan. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said the money will be used for economic recovery along with Covid-19 interventions, which include supporting the country’s fragile public health system and helping front-line health workers. The country recently received loans New Development Bank ... more
  • 1 week Nigeria to reopen schools next week MyJoyOnline
    The government in Nigeria has announced that final year students in secondary schools will resume classes next week ahead of their examinations. The ministry of education said the students will report back on 4 August and sit for the West Africa Examinations from 17 August. The West Africa Examinations are school completion tests done by students from five English speaking countries – Ghana, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Nigeria and Liberia. Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia final year students have been in school preparing for the examinations. The post Nigeria to reopen schools next week appeared first on ... more
  • 1 week Internal banking staff collaborated with fraudsters in Mobile Money scam – BoG Governor reveals MyJoyOnline
    The Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) has revealed that some internal staff of banks collaborated with fraudsters in recent mobile money scam that hit the financial sector. Dr. Ernest Addison revealed that the practice saw some of the bank’s own staff collaborated with these fraudsters to defraud customers of these banks. He maintained that because of this action “they are asking the banks to be vigilant and strengthen their own control to protect their systems.” The Governor added, “that it’s very these commercial banks carry out the necessary due diligence on the kind of staff ... more
  • 1 week Najib Razak: Former Malaysian PM guilty on all charges in corruption trial MyJoyOnline
    Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak has been found guilty of all seven charges in the first of several multi-million dollar corruption trials. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges of criminal breach of trust, money laundering, and abuse of power. The case against Najib, in office from 2009 to 2018, was widely seen as a test of Malaysia’s anti-corruption efforts. The scandal around Malaysia’s 1MDB sovereign wealth fund has uncovered a global web of fraud and corruption. Najib could now face decades in prison – but he is expected to remain out of prison until appeals are exhausted. “After ... more
  • 1 week Ejisu SHTS Assistant Head who locked up students cited in another video depicting maltreatment MyJoyOnline
    Emerging videos available to Luv News show Assistant Headmaster of Ejisu Secondary -Technical School who detained two students overnight in his office may have been abusing students prior to the latest incident. Kofi Appiah had, on July 21, admitted to locking the students up for allegedly stealing an electric stabiliser. One of the detainees attempted suicide as a result of being confined in his office for a night. But following fresh evidence of maltreatment in which students are seen crawling on their knees by a road under his direction, some members of the community are beginning to express concern about ... more
  • 1 week Today’s frontpages: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 MyJoyOnline
    Daily Graphic Daily Guide The Daily Statesman Ghanaian Times The Chronicle Business and Financial Times The New Crusading Guide The Finder The post Today’s frontpages: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 appeared first on ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo condemns lynching of 90-year-old woman, calls for swift investigation MyJoyOnline
    President Akufo-Addo has joined Ghanaians across the country in condemning the gruesome murder of 90-year-old woman Akua Denteh. Madam Akua Denteh was lynched in broad daylight at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region for alleged witchcraft accusation by a fetish priestess. The President who described the act as barbaric and unfortunate urged the security to conduct a speedy delivery of justice into the matter. JoyNews/AdomNews · Akufo-Addo condemns lynching of 90-year-old, calls for rapid justice delivery “We should all work together to ensure that never again do such acts disfigure the face of our nation. I ... more
  • 1 week Full text: Jean Mensa’s update on ongoing voters’ registration exercise July 27 MyJoyOnline
    It is a pleasure to welcome you all to today’s “Let the Citizen Know”. This is the sixth in the series and we intend to continue to engage with the citizenry through you our media partners until we draw the curtain on election 2020. We thank the Good Lord for how far he has brought us. It has been a long journey and we are grateful for his mercies and faithfulness. This morning presentation will focus on 10 key areas, namely: Overview of the 2020 Registration ExerciseThe Performance of Our Field Officials and Biometric Voter Registration KitsCovid-19 Protocols Instituted by ... more
  • 1 week Social media reacts to Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s outdooring as Mahama’s running mate MyJoyOnline
    The National Democratic Congress has outdoored Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate to flagbearer John Mahama for the upcoming December polls at a ceremony in Accra. The programme which took place at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on July 27, saw the former Education Minister deliver her maiden speech since her nomination as running mate. The outdooring follows an initial approval of Prof. Opoku-Agyemang by the National Executive Committee of the NDC on July 6, 2020. Meanwhile, social media has been buzzing with reactions about the ceremony: I am definitely with her.#JMandJane2020— Sam ... more
  • 1 week First Lady commiserates with family of lynched 90-year-old accused of witchcraft MyJoyOnline
    The First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has sent a delegation to commiserate with and present some items to the family of Madam Akua Denteh, who was tragically lynched at Kafaba in the Savannah region of Ghana. The unfortunate incident occurred after the 90-year-old woman was accused of witchcraft. “The lynching of ninety year old Madam Akua Denteh, is simply abhorrent. It is tragic that in this day and age, Ghanaians especially women continue to suffer such barbaric and human right violations that undermine our quest for gender equality” the First Lady lamented. The First Lady expressed her appreciation for the ... more
  • 1 week African Development Bank Group supports Ghana’s Covid-19 response plan with $69 million grant MyJoyOnline
    The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) on Friday approved a $69 million grant to support Ghana’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its socio-economic impact on the nation. The grant from the ADF, the concessional arm of the African Development Bank, will provide fiscal budget support to finance the government’s national COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, and Coronavirus Alleviation Program. Specifically, the funds will help to upgrade the capacity of healthcare facilities to isolate, diagnose and care for patients, and provide more test kits, pharmaceuticals, equipment and beds. It will also ensure adequate ... more
  • 1 week Two-time independent candidate for Yendi declares support for Farouk Aliu Mahama MyJoyOnline
    A two-time independent Parliamentary candidate for the Yendi Constituency, Alhaji Alhassan Arado, has declared his support for the NPP parliamentary candidate for the constituency, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama. Alhaji Arado declared his support during a meeting with some women groups at the Yendi constituency party office. In his brief statement, Mr Arado promised to canvass the support of thousands of NPP and other non-NPP members from across the constituency to ensure massive victory for the NPP in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections. “I will do all it takes to get Alhaji Farouk more votes including getting those who don’t ... more
  • 1 week Naana Opoku-Agyemang will give Bawumia a run for his money – Political marketing strategist MyJoyOnline
    Political Marketing strategist at the University of Ghana Business School, Dr Kobby Mensah has said the task at hand for Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to outdo the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer’s running mate Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang may be a tall order. According to him, the demeanor exhibited by Prof. Opoku-Agyemang on Monday shows her command over the communication techniques necessary in the effort to win over sections of the public. Dr Mensah believes the professor, by virtue of her articulation at her outdooring ceremony, goes a long way to authenticate her a boost for the election ... more
  • 1 week Mercy Heart Foundation donates to female inmates at Nsawam Prison MyJoyOnline
    A non-governmental organisation and subsidiary of the Caroline Group of companies, Mercy Heart Foundation has donated assorted items to female inmates at the Nsawam Prison. The items, worth thousands of cedis included 1,000 pieces of sanitary pads, packs of mineral water, washing powder, bathing soaps, toiletries, among others. The donation which took place on Saturday, July 25, 2020, is in fulfilment of the promise of the Caroline Group CEO, Caroline Esinam Adzogble to support inmates of the prison with sanitary pads and other items. According to the Mercy Heart Foundation, the donation is part of its ‘Freedom of Women ... more
  • 1 week Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo mine donates to some hospitals in Bono and Ahafo regions MyJoyOnline
    Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo mine has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth GHS77,460.00 to the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani and St. Elizabeth Hospital in Hwidiem to help them fight against Covid-19 within the Bono and Ahafo regions. The donation was in response to requests by the hospitals and builds on other contributions and efforts already implemented by Newmont Ghana to help the country fight against the pandemic. The Brong Ahafo Regional hospital received 900 pieces of N95 respirators, 5,000 surgical face masks, 500 re-usable face masks, 3 pieces of digital pulse oximeters, an infrared thermometer gun, 120 rolls of ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: How it turned the tables on Ghana’s diaspora MyJoyOnline
    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 us is there. From the middle of the 1970s through to the end of the 1990s, circumstances had conspired to turn us into a travelling people. Ghanaians abroad are happy to turn out ... more
  • 1 week Lynching of Akua Denteh: #JusticeForNanabaa trends on twitter MyJoyOnline
    Following the lynching of Akua Denteh, a 90-year-old woman in the Gonja East District of the Northern Region, there has been uproar and a call for justice for her gruesome murder. Akua Denteh was accused of witchcraft by a fetish priest subsequently leading to her lynching by relatives and community members. On social media, enraged Ghanaians have taken to the hashtag #JusticeForNanabaa to protest her lynching and are calling for swift actions from the government to ensure that the evil doers face the full wrath of the law. A petition is also being signed on social media to put more ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus ‘most severe health emergency’ WHO has faced MyJoyOnline
    Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), its leader has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconvene the WHO’s emergency committee this week for a review. There have been five other global health emergencies: Ebola (two outbreaks), Zika, polio and swine flu. More than 16m cases of Covid-19 have been reported since January, and more than 650,000 deaths. “When I declared a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January… there were less than 100 cases outside of China, and no deaths,” Dr Tedros said. “Covid-19 has ... more
  • 1 week At least 30% of appointments will go to women in our next administration – Mahama pledges MyJoyOnline
    The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pledged that his government will be made up of at least 30 per cent women if voted into power in the 2020 general elections. John Dramani Mahama at the outdooring of his running mate, Prof Jane Opoku-Agyemang on Monday said, this is crucial since women contribute immensely to the country’s development. “The selection of Prof Jane Opoku-Agyemang as our running mate is an indication of the many bold and progressive changes the next NDC administration I will lead Isha Allah will embark upon. “The involvement of women in the decision-making ... more
  • 1 week Reject attempts to disenfranchise you – Naana Opoku-Agyemang to Ghanaians MyJoyOnline
    The running mate of NDC flagbearer, John Mahama has charged Ghanaians to go all out and register in the ongoing new voters’ register compilation. Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang said the right to vote is salient and every Ghanaian must guard same jealously. All electorates, she said must “reject the attempts by some to disenfranchise [others].” “We are all Ghanaians and we love this country deeply and we make contributions to the running of our country,” Prof. Opoku-Agyemang said during her outdooring as the running mate of Mr Mahama. “Do not let anyone make you feel otherwise,” she told the NDC members ... more
  • 1 week Unity, not personal glory will win us the December election – Asiedu Nketia MyJoyOnline
    The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has issued a rallying call for the supporters of the party to unite as that will win them power in the December polls. Johnson Asiedu Nketia said although some people are not happy with some decisions that were taken by the leadership of the party, now is not the time to move with a divided front. Speaking at the outdooring of John Mahama’s running mate, Prof Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang at the University of Professional Studies Accra, Monday, he urged members of the party to focus on the team ... more
  • 1 week NDC honours and adores women – Ofosu Ampofo MyJoyOnline
    Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo says the party adores and honours females. In his address at the outdooring of Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the running mate of the party on Monday, he said the NDC has always been the first political party to give women the platform in the nation’s governing body. He cited that it was during the NDC tenure that Ghana had its first female speaker of Parliament, Joyce Adeline Bamford-Addo who held the position from 2009 to 2013. “The NDC is extremely proud of its core social democratic credentials, of which the ... more
  • 1 week NDC government to introduce ‘Operation Sting’ to fight corruption MyJoyOnline
    Former President John Dramani Mahama says the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will introduce an initiative to fight corruption dubbed ‘Operation sting.’ The former president said this is part of an ‘Integrity for Development’ action plan that will be launched. “In pursuance of social justice, I will vigorously push through a constitutional review that creates a fairer and just emoluments system and removes the distortions between Article 71 Office-holders and other public sector employees. “We will as part of an Integrity for Development action plan, launch “Operation Sting,” he said at the outdoor ceremony of the newly nominated NDC ... more
  • 1 week Your duty is to serve Ghana, not any political party – Asiedu Nketia to security forces MyJoyOnline
    General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is urging security forces tasked to enforce law and order in the ongoing voter registration to seek the interest of the country rather than that of any political party. Johnson Asiedu Nketia said security forces in the country must note that their duty is to serve the country and not any political party. “I’ll like to remind security personnel who on some occasions have chosen to be partisan that anytime there’s any temptation for them to obey unlawful instructions they should remove their berets look at the crown on it and ... more
  • 1 week Full text: Naana Opoku-Agyemang’s speech at her outdooring MyJoyOnline
    My Boss, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, Leader of the NDC and soon to be reinstated as President of the Republic, Thank you for your kind words. Thank you Chairman Ofosu Ampofo ; Comrade Asiedu Nketiah, the one and only General Mosquito — Thank you. My Brothers and Sisters, The past three weeks have been interesting and sobering for me. It has been a humbling experience.  Ebenezer, this is how far you have brought your handmaids; this is how far you have brought Ghana; we thank you for all that is past; and trust you for all that is to come. ... more
  • 1 week Opoku-Agyemang is more than qualified to be Vice President of Ghana – Mahama MyJoyOnline
    Presidential nominee of the NDC John Mahama has touted the abilities of his running mate Naana Opoku-Agyemang as a competent leader. The Former Education Minister, Mahama says, is more than competent to serve as Vice President of Ghana. The former President was speaking at a ceremony at University of Professional Studies (UPSA) to officially outdoor Prof. Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the December 2020 Presidential elections. Speaking to party faithful, Mahama said he is convinced that with Opoku-Agyemang’s “zeal for service and her unquestionable integrity, she will greatly impact the development focus of our activities as a party and ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew’s goal against West Ham wins Amazon Prime’s Premier League goal of the season MyJoyOnline
    Jordan Ayew’s late solo goal against West Ham has been voted as Amazon Prime Sport’s goal of the 2019/20 Premier League season. The Palace forward twisted and turned his way through the West Ham defence before elegantly chipping the ball over Roberto Jiménez in net, sealing the 90th minute 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park. After the game, Ayew told Match of the Day: “Yeah, I think it is one of the best I have scored. I want to thank God and the people who support me.” Relive the goal in the video below: Jordan Ayew finished the ... more
  • 1 week Next NDC administration will pay customers their monies locked up in collapsed financial institutions – Mahama MyJoyOnline
    Former president John Mahama says his next government will pay customers their monies locked up in collapsed financial institutions. He said the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration shall not put up any long-term payment plans that will further worsen the living conditions of the victims of the collapsed institutions. Speaking at an event in the UPSA auditorium to outdoor his running mate to the country, he said, “My heart goes out to the many who have been affected by this Government’s unjustifiable collapse of Ghanaian-owned financial institutions.”  The NDC flagbearer said it is heart-wrenching to hear government officials justify the huge amounts ... more
  • 1 week Next NDC administration will pay customers their monies locked up in collapsed financial institutions – Mahama MyJoyOnline
    Former president John Mahama says his next government will pay customers their monies locked up in collapsed financial institutions. He said the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration shall not put up any long-term payment plans that will further worsen the living conditions of the victims of the collapsed institutions. Speaking at an event in the UPSA auditorium to outdoor his running mate to the country, he said, “My heart goes out to the many who have been affected by this Government’s unjustifiable collapse of Ghanaian-owned financial institutions.”  The NDC flagbearer said it is heart-wrenching to hear government officials justify the huge amounts it is ... more
  • 1 week Full text: Mahama’s speech at outdooring of Naana Opoku-Agyemang MyJoyOnline
    Members of the Council of Elders of our great party,  The National Chairman, General Secretary and all members of the National Executive Committee  The Campaign Manager and Members of the National Campaign Team Professor Naana Jane Opoku- Agyemang,  The good people of Ghana Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for making the time to join us, from all over our beautiful country, and across the world.  Today, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is taking our country, Ghana, on yet another positive and progressive journey.  Two weeks ago, in compliance with the constitution of the NDC, I announced to the ... more
  • 1 week Forestry Commission permits private companies to salvage rosewood ballet despite ban MyJoyOnline
    The Forestry Commission has given some private companies the green light to move into forests in the Upper East and West Regions to salvage rosewood logs despite a ban on the commodity. In a letter dated June 24, and signed by the Commission’s Executive Director, the regional managers of the forest service division are to allow Messrs Original Asaase Aban Complex Limited to evacuate 487 ballets of the endangered species. Oppon Sasu in the letter revealed that the company has paid an amount of ¢20,000 to “evacuate abandoned, impounded and confiscated” rosewood logs in the Navrongo forest district. “Please ... more
  • 1 week Bank of Africa partners Glitz Africa to organise business webinar MyJoyOnline
    Bank of Africa in partnership with Glitz Africa is organising a business webinar dubbed ‘Managing Your Business to Recovery During Crisis.’ The event which is set to come off Tuesday, will address problems of businesses arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and ways to mitigate this effect. Undoubtedly, Covid-19 has rendered lots of businesses struggling at best and out of work, at worst. However, in the face of crisis comes the opportunity to rebrand and change strategy so as to remain relevant and keep afloat. The Bank of Africa on this note is partnering with Glitz Africa to organise a ... more
  • 1 week On my way home: The story of the family living under umbrella MyJoyOnline
    Who cares? While heading home yesterday from Accra, I was greeted by an awful sight. Right before the UPSA traffic light intersection, a woman held an umbrella over her four children. The space under the umbrella was the family’s shelter.   While the children slept, their mother nodded off, yet still holding the umbrella!I see this woman in the same spot every time I drive past this point at least for the last six months. Sometimes when I go past, I see the children playing in the drains around. Am I the only one who has seen her? Don’t ... more
  • 1 week TC’s Energy, Power China sign agreement to revive Ada Foah Wave Energy Project MyJoyOnline
    TC’s Energy USA and its partners, Power China Huadong Engineering Corporation Ltd and Seabased of Sweden, have signed a major agreement to finance and revive the Ada Foah Energy Project, which stalled for years. TC’s Energy Ghana, a wholly Ghanaian owned company is the local counterpart to the project. The project seeks to establish a wave energy park in the Gulf of Guinea in Ghana, about 17 km off the coast of Ada to generate 1,000 megawatts (MW/H) of power from sea waves, employing an environmentally friendly technology – the ‘SEABASED’ Wave Energy Converters (WEC). TC’s Energy has applied ... more
  • 1 week Playback: NDC officially outdoors Naana Opoku-Agyemang as Mahama’s running mate MyJoyOnline
    National Democratic Congress has outdoored Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyemang as John Mahama’s running mate at a ceremony in Accra. The programme took place at the University of Professional Studies (UPSA). The outdooring follows an initial approval of Prof. Opoku-Agyemang by the National Executive Committee of the NDC on July 6. The former Education Minister delivered her maiden speech since her nomination as the running mate of John Mahama. The post Playback: NDC officially outdoors Naana Opoku-Agyemang as Mahama’s running mate appeared first on ... more
  • 1 week Voter registration exercise at Denkyira Dominase suspended as MP, NPP supporters cross path MyJoyOnline
    The voter registration process was suspended, at least, for one hour at Denkyira Dominase in the Central Region on Sunday due to violence over the eligibility of some applicants. Voter registration exercise before the suspension Registration officials at Methodist Primary West 1 Centre in the Upper Denkyira West packed out but returned after the District Electoral Officer intervened. “There was a misunderstanding and my people just stopped on the way because of the security aspect and their safety,” Kwamina Arthur Mensah, District Electoral Officer said. Immigration officers trying to bring situation under control It all started when MP for the ... more
  • 1 week Winifred hMensa: The pursuit of life MyJoyOnline
    Every one of us has a dream we’re pursuing, and with it comes many trials that threaten to force us out of its path. There comes a time along this journey when we reach the point of desperation and the will to persist fades. The cords of defeat tie nooses around our necks and we want nothing more than to simply give up. At that same point the line between wrong and right, left and right, good and bad, and moral and immoral become very blurry, as we seek for quick-fix solutions to ease our pain. After suffering a few ... more
  • 1 week Global experts call for radical health policy shift in post-Covid-19 Africa MyJoyOnline
    Global health experts and practitioners at a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) called for a “Marshall Plan on Inclusive Health in Africa.”   There is an urgent need for inclusive health policy in Africa – one that can detect and interpret warning signs and rapidly mobilize to isolate threats, absorb and adapt to shocks, and organically innovate new strategies to maintain its core functions, the delegates said. “There must be a radical shift in Africa’s health policy from one that focuses on medical outcomes, to one that focuses on the broader concept of inclusive health – ... more
  • 1 week Peter Amewu urges Hohoe youth to stay away from violence MyJoyOnline
    The NPP Parliamentary Candidate for Hohoe Constituency John Peter Amewu has condemned alleged political violence in the Hohoe constituency.  The Energy Minister expressed disappointment in the alleged act of violence and noted that it could ruin the development of the constituency. Mr Amewu made the comment after taking part in a voters’ registration exercise in the constituency. “I am disappointed in the alleged violence. I condemn it not to attribute faults, but I urge the youth on both sides to be patient and restrain themselves from any act of violence in the constituency,” he warned. Mr Amewu urged residents to ... more
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