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  • 3 weeks How O.V.’s ¢100K prize money from MTN Hitmaker was used – Blakk Cedi MyJoyOnline
    Stonebwoy’s former manager, Blakk Cedi, has reacted to allegations stemming out from one Aisha Modi, an avid fan of Stonebwoy, that he spent the ¢100,000 MTN hitmaker price meant for the winner, Okailey Verse, also known as OV. According to Aisha, Blakk Cedi, at the time when he was managing O.V. under Stonebwoy’s umbrella, misappropriated funds meant to boost the female singer’s career. She disclosed that Blakk Cedi bought O.V. a faulty Hyundai Sonata car, adding that O.V’s accommodation was even a burden to Stonebwoy’s former manager. But, Blakk Cedi responding to the allegations said he didn’t need a Pesewa ... more
  • 3 weeks H. Kwasi Prempeh: Does one really need to be “neutral” to file an amicus brief? MyJoyOnline
    This is the first time in my life as a constitutional law scholar and lawyer, trained in the Anglo-American legal tradition, that I am learning that in order to be allowed permission to file an amicus curiae brief, one must be “neutral” or disinterested in the case in question. This is the exact opposite of everything I know about amicus briefs. Typically, one who is not otherwise a party to a case before an appellate or apex court must demonstrate a strong “interest” in the matter in order to be allowed the opportunity to submit an amicus brief. Why ... more
  • 3 weeks Tech hub, Kumasi Hive highlights role of web technologies for digital transformation and job creation MyJoyOnline
    Kumasi Hive, a Tech Innovation hub in the Ashanti Region is exploring ways Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) can employ web technologies to digitally transform the local economy and create jobs. The initiative was advanced at an Entrepreneurship Consultative Stakeholders meeting at Kentinkrono, suburb of Kumasi, which was an outcome of its Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping Project. The Mapping Project was meant to initiate conversations with key organizations to understand their challenges and collate their contributions for the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Kumasi. A curated list of organizations was shared with the Mapping Team with In-person meetings carried out earlier this ... more
  • 3 weeks Man in court for having sex with pig in Nigeria MyJoyOnline
    A 22- year-old man, Ayokunbi Olaniyi,has been arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having sex with a pig. The police prosecutor, Insp. Opeyemi Olagunju, told the court that Olaniyi, who resides in Eleti – Odo area, Iwo Road, Ibadan, had sex with a pig on April 2, at about 4 p.m. According to Olagunju, the accused works at a pig farm in Elewi – Odo area, Ibadan and was caught having sex one of the pigs. He said the suspect was being arraigned on one count of unnatural offence as the offence contravened the provisions of Section 214 (2) of the Criminal ... more
  • 3 weeks Man City: Sergio Aguero says surgery on injured knee ‘went well’ MyJoyOnline
    Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says “everything went well” after having surgery on his injured knee. The Argentine had travelled to Barcelona to see a knee specialist amid fears his season might be over. His manager Pep Guardiola said it is too early to put a timescale on the 32-year-old’s return to action. Asked if Aguero would be fit for the resumption of the Champions League on 7-8 August, City’s Spanish boss said: “I don’t know right now.” He added: “Once he has finished the surgery we will know the time Sergio will come back to play with us.” Aguero was forced ... more
  • 3 weeks South African government approves resumption of top-flight league MyJoyOnline
    The South African government has given the PSL the go-ahead to resume the suspended season.  The league’s executive committee had been waiting for the government to approve their ‘return-to-play’ proposal for the past few weeks following the adoption of the task team’s report by the Joint Liaison Committee (JLC) in May.  In a statement released on Wednesday, the Sports Ministry said PSL’s plans had been subject to analysis by Health authorities as well as the National Institute of Communicable Disease (NICD).  The two bodies then recommended that measures put in place by the league meet and in some instances exceed the expectations.  “The plans of ... more
  • 3 weeks Read for yourself: The Amicus Brief that was not accepted by the Supreme Court MyJoyOnline
    Amicus update. Supreme Court says, our amicus brief was filed so late. That we should have filed a new application and finally our amicus supports one party so we can’t file it. We are disappointed but we hear. We wanted to help, the august Court says no. Final judicial power means final judicial power. We will continue to assist from the sidelines, in the public arena, as we have always done. Expect us to publish a variety of carefully researched analysis on various aspects of the case, including the new, and thoroughly incoherent, demographic claims being pushed by the Attorney ... more
  • 3 weeks Lesotho’s Kick4Life FC to be ‘world’s first’ top-flight club with pay equality MyJoyOnline
    Lesotho’s Kick4Life FC have said they will be the first top-flight club in the world to pay the same to their men’s and women’s teams. Located in the capital city of Maseru, Kick4Life said the coronavirus pandemic has helped them take their strongest business decision yet – gender pay parity – and that it will be the first professional club that will “commit to gender equal budgets” for both its top-flight men and women’s team. “What’s given us the impetus to do it now is the coronavirus epidemic and the impact that it’s had on gender-based violence in Lesotho”, joint ... more
  • 3 weeks Scream Awards: Radio and TV Personality Doreen Avio, other Multimedia journalists nominated MyJoyOnline
    Award-winning Radio and Television personality Doreen Avio has been nominated for the 2020 edition of the Scream All Youth Awards. The awards ceremony which is in its 7th year held annually in Nigeria is to recognise the youth with the focus on entertainers and entrepreneurs who have been outstanding in their field of work. The JoyNews and Hitz FM journalist was nominated in the best TV Personality of the Year category. Doreen Avio has been nominated alongside her colleague at the Multimedia Group Limited’s Adom TV/FM, Sister Sandy. Other Multimedia journalists also nominated for a Scream All ... more
  • 3 weeks Ghana’s Covid-19 cases surpass 15,000 MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 445 new Covid-19 cases in the country, resulting an increase in the overall case count to 15,013. In an update on its Covid-19 webpage, the Service puts the country’s current recovery tally at 11,078 with no new deaths. Six of the infected persons, according to the GHS, are in critical condition, four are on ventilators and 24 in a severe state. Giving a regional breakdown of the figures, the GHS said Greater Accra has 8,691 cases, Ashanti, 2,915; Western, 1,213; Central, 798; Eastern, 407 and Upper East 271. The rest are, Oti, 105; ... more
  • 3 weeks Osafo Marfo laments poor returns from tourism sector despite past investments MyJoyOnline
    The Senior Minister has lamented the inability of the tourism sector to produce corresponding returns on government’s past investments or to list among top 10 on the continent. Yaw Osafo-Marfo touted the support of sector by the Nana Addo administration since its inception in 2017 as a proof of their commitment to improving tourism in Ghana. “It is unfortunate that despite these investments, Ghana has not seen a corresponding rise in our tourism earnings or break into top 10 Tourism destination in Africa,” Yaw bemoaned, June 24. Speaking at the launch of Ghana Tourism Development Project (GTDP) SME, he stated ... more
  • 3 weeks Facial recognition to ‘predict criminals’ sparks row over AI bias MyJoyOnline
    A US university’s claim it can use facial recognition to “predict criminality” has renewed debate over racial bias in technology. Harrisburg University researchers said their software “can predict if someone is a criminal, based solely on a picture of their face”. The software “is intended to help law enforcement prevent crime”, it said. But 1,700 academics have signed an open letter demanding the research remains unpublished. One Harrisburg research member, a former police officer, wrote: “Identifying the criminality of [a] person from their facial image will enable a significant advantage for law-enforcement agencies and other intelligence agencies to prevent crime ... more
  • 3 weeks Bill Cosby granted appeal in Pennsylvania sexual assault case MyJoyOnline
    Bill Cosby has won the right to fight his 2018 sexual assault conviction in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The 82-year-old comedian has been imprisoned in Montgomery County for nearly two years after a jury convicted him of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2004. He’s serving a three- to 10-year sentence. The Supreme Court has agreed to review two aspects of the case, including the judge’s decision to let prosecutors call five other accusers to testify about long-ago encounters with the once-powerful actor and comedian. Cosby’s lawyers have long challenged that testimony as remote and ... more
  • 3 weeks UPSA appoints first female Registrar MyJoyOnline
    The Governing Council of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has appointed of Dr. Koryoe Anim-Wright as Registrar of the University. Dr. Anim-Wright is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of management experience in higher education and the University’s first female Registrar. Her experience spans the areas of fundraising, institutional advancement, and grants and contracts. Prior to her appointment, she held the position of Dean of UPSA’s Centre for International Education and Collaboration (CIEC). As Dean of CIEC, she worked collaboratively with the university community to engage in new programmes that strengthened the university’s internationalisation efforts. ... more
  • 3 weeks Covid-19 cases in Ashanti Region now 2,957 with no new death MyJoyOnline
    The Ashanti Region has not recorded any Covid-19 related death for almost one week despite an increase in confirmed cases within the period. Mortality rate of the deadly disease in the Region still remains 38 since the Regional Health Directorate updated the media on June 17, but 554 new cases had been recorded as at 7 pm on Tuesday. According to an updated report issued by the Directorate this morning, 42 new confirmed cases were recorded yesterday bringing the total caseload to 2,957. The report, which was signed by Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang, the Regional Director of Health Services, said 39 ... more
  • 3 weeks Twitch: Streamers call for a blackout to recognise victims of sexual and racial abuses MyJoyOnline
    #Twitchblackout is trending today as streamers across the world ask people to avoid the site for a day. They’re calling for a blackout because they think the streaming site can do more to recognise victims of sexual and racial abuse. Dozens of women have recently claimed they have been sexually assaulted by people in the gaming industry. Twitch says it takes accusations of sexual harassment seriously.
    In case anyone has forgetton #TWITCHBLACKOUT https://t.co/qwyEBec4bx— NNESAGA #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@nnesaga) June 24, 2020
    Spent all day deliberating, chatting with both sides & asking my viewers their thoughts. ... more
  • 3 weeks Nigeria’s bushmeat markets still open despite Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The sale of wildlife for meat continues in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, despite calls for a ban on wildlife markets by the United Nation biodiversity office. At Olowu market in Epe, one of the most popular wildlife markets in the city, wild animals are still on sale on a daily basis. The traders insist wildlife meat is safe despite fears that a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, could have been where the coronavirus outbreak started. This reporter saw large cane rats – popularly called grass cutters, snakes, antelopes, hedgehogs, monitor lizards, crocodiles and even pangolins on sale. The market ... more
  • 3 weeks Korle Bu CEO tests positive for coronavirus disease MyJoyOnline
    The CEO of the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital has been out of his office for over a week after testing positive for Covid-19. Since Dr Daniel Asare’s left his post, Dr Ali Samba, the Medical Director of the country’s number one referral hospital has been acting. Joy News sources say three other persons in the CEO’s office have gone into self-isolation. Dr Daniel Asare joins the tall list of medical practitioners in the country who have contracted the virus. Kweku Agyeman Manu, the Health Minister as well as the CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), ... more
  • 3 weeks Five females among 6 Covid-19 deaths in Northern Region MyJoyOnline
    Five of the six Covid-19 related deaths in the Northern Region are females, the Regional Ghana Health Service has disclosed. The ages of the females range from three months to 80 years. Currently the region has 77 cumulative cases with 61 discharges. There are nine active cases and six are on admission out of which five are health workers.   The Northern Regional Director of Health Service, Dr John Eleeza who made the revelation said 86 percent of the cases occurred through community spread. This for him, means the region is not performing well in the adhering to the safety ... more
  • 3 weeks Kwadaso MP, Samiu Nuamah joins tall list of defeated NPP incumbents MyJoyOnline
    MP for Kwadaso, Dr Samiu Nuamah has joined a tall list of incumbent MPs to have been defeated in the NPP Parliamentary primaries. He lost the belated polls on Wednesday to Dr Kingsley Nyarko with 172 votes against 158 as another contender, Vincent Frimpong Manu fell third with 42 votes. Elections had to be postponed to Wednesday after delegates challenged voters’ register being used for the elections. Wild jubilations welcomed the announcement of Dr. Nyarko as parliamentary aspirant for the Kwadaso Constituency. Supporters carried him shoulder high disregarding all protocols of Covid-19. Speaking to the press, he called on other ... more
  • 3 weeks Sena Huks releases video for ‘God Do Am’ MyJoyOnline
    Singer Sena Huks has released the video for his gospel themed single ‘God Do Am.’ “God Do Am” is a heart-warming gospel song (praise song), which seeks to remind everyone to count their blessings regardless of the situation they find themselves. The song seeks to honour and show gratitute to God for life’s journey so far. The affable singer simply described it as, “Turning your prayers to praise.” The video takes fans through the joy of people praising their maker despite the various challenges they go through every day. The video directed by Prince Ibam of Breakthrough ... more
  • 3 weeks Miner jailed by Enchi court for stealing MyJoyOnline
    A 25-year-old Miner who broke into a co-tenant’s room and stole has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by the Enchi Districts Magistrate Court. The suspect is said to have stolen metal detector machine and Samsung tablet handset both worth ¢8,800 belonging to his co-tenant. Seth Agyekum alias Gadhafi, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing and was sentenced according to his plea. Police Detective Inspector Joseph Kwadwo Agyare, told the court presided over by Eric Baah Boateng, that the complainant, Elvis Koney, is a small scale miner and resides at Nyanney Camp in the Aowin Municipality with the convict. ... more
  • 3 weeks GCB grants moratorium and reduces personal loan interest MyJoyOnline
    GCB Bank has reduced interest rates on personal loans from 26 per cent to 24 per cent per annum with immediate effect. The Bank has also granted a two-month moratorium on both the principal and interest repayment on personal loans. The measures form part of extensive efforts by the Bank to lessen the impact of the new coronavirus on its customers and Ghanaians in general. Managing Director of GCB Bank Anselm Ray Sowah stated that “as Ghana’s largest indigenous Bank, we have the mandate to seek the interest and well-being of Ghanaians and to be at the forefront of Ghana’s ... more
  • 3 weeks Domod Roof Limited partners KNUST to support Construction Technology and Management graduates MyJoyOnline
    Domod Roof Limited has signed an MoU with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to collaborate with the Department of Construction Technology and Management. This is aimed at building the capacity of students, by providing internship for third-year students and as well as offering graduates who excel postings for National Service. Domod Roof Limited will also provide awards and prizes (laptops and plaques) for the overall best second year undergraduate student in two programmes, namely BSc Construction Technology and Management and BSc Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics. Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Managing Director of Domod ... more
  • 3 weeks Domod Roof Ltd signs partners with KNUST to support Construction Technology and Management graduates MyJoyOnline
    Domod Roof Limited has signed an MoU with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to collaborate with the Department of Construction Technology and Management. This is aimed at building the capacity of students, by providing internship for third-year students and as well as offering graduates who excel postings for National Service. Domod Roof Limited will also provide awards and prizes (laptops and plaques) for the overall best second year undergraduate student in two programmes, namely BSc Construction Technology and Management and BSc Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics. Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Managing Director of Domod ... more
  • 3 weeks Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee condemns demolition of uncompleted building on Nigerian High Commission premises MyJoyOnline
    Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee has condemned the unlawful demolishing of a block of uncompleted apartments owned by the Nigeria High Commission. The Committee’s Chairperson, Frank Annoh-Dompreh in a statement on Wednesday sincerely apologised to the mission. He acknowledged that the act could affect the relationship between the two countries have built over the years but called for cool heads. Mr Annoh-Dompreh further noted that government under the auspices of the Foreign Affairs Ministry and Ghana Police Service will diplomatically handle the situation and find the perpetrators behind the illicit act. “Careful checks by the majority inform us that, the ... more
  • 3 weeks Process of getting HR Bill into Act has not been completed – IHRMP MyJoyOnline
    The Institute of Human Resource Management Practitioners (IHRMP) has urged its members and the general public to disregard any circulation of copies of a Bill purported to be the HR Bill approved by Parliament. It said explained that the process of passing the Bill into an Act has not been completed. In a statement Wednesday, the Institute said, “the general public must note that all such copies of the HR Bill in circulation currently are old copies which were submitted to Parliament at one time or the other during the process, and to which a number of amendments have been ... more
  • 3 weeks AstraZeneca supports government’s Covid-19 fight with 35,000 surgical masks MyJoyOnline
    AstraZeneca, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, has supported the Government of Ghana Covid-19 Management Team with 35,000 surgical masks. The donation made on Wednesday June 24 through representatives of AstraZeneca, will help protect the frontline health workers in the tireless fight to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghana. As with any pandemic, those most at risk are health workers tasked to attend to patients in their care. William Ofori of AstraZeneca presenting the items to Deputy Health Minister, Bernard Okoe-Boye AstraZeneca’s donation of protective face masks to the Ministry of Health will be distributed to Ghana’s ... more
  • 3 weeks Gborse Nicholas Mawunyah: Volta and Oti regions deserve tailor-made manifesto commitments MyJoyOnline
    It is interesting how party manifestoes are becoming the norm rather than the exception in our body politic. Our politics is becoming one of issue based, and no longer about personalities, insults and mere sloganeering without any form of substance whatsoever. This shows the level of maturity of our a-little-younger-than three-decade-old multiparty party Democracy. In just a little over five months, Ghana will be heading to the polls again to elect a President and a new crop of Parliamentarians if the Almighty God wills it. The enormity of the election means that the two major political parties that have dominated ... more
  • 3 weeks Huawei Deputy Chairman outlines how company is driving equity and quality education with technology MyJoyOnline
    Huawei’s Deputy Chairman Ken Hu has outlined its vision and action plan for education under its digital inclusion initiative TECH4ALL. He was speaking at the Global Education Webinar entitled “Driving Equity and Quality with Technology”, emphasizing that “connecting schools and skills development are two key ways for Huawei to improve equitable and quality education.” The webinar was joined by leaders and experts from UNESCO, GSMA, the Ministry of National Education of Senegal, universities and educational institutions, as well as the private sector. Improving Equitable and Quality in Education through Technology Digital technology plays an important role in education. However, ... more
  • 3 weeks Mass voter registration will lead to mass Covid-19 deaths – Health practitioners caution EC MyJoyOnline
    A group of healthcare practitioners say conducting a mass voter registration exercise as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic will result in more deaths from the disease. In an open letter to the Electoral Commission (EC), the practitioners mainly made up of medical doctors, nurses, laboratory professionals and other allied health personnel worry that the exercise will promote the gathering of people in a manner that will inadvertently undermine the principles of social distancing and therefore facilitate the community spread of the disease. “Voter registration is very important for our nation’s democracy and governance, but in our considered view, nothing ... more
  • 3 weeks Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists loses member to Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has revealed that one of its members has died of the novel coronavirus. In a statement Wednesday, it said the medical laboratory professional was with the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Hospital where he worked as a sample collector for Covid-19 testing. Last Friday, the deceased was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) Emergency Unit after having trouble in breathing and died on Monday. “Sad to depart to glory from the very pandemic you devoted to fighting. To the wife and children, and his parents, he was a soldier who fought for his ... more
  • 3 weeks D’banj accuser releases press statement after her arrest MyJoyOnline
    Seyitan Babatayo, the woman who accused singer Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, popularly known as D’banj, of rape, has released a statement detailing the timeline of events since she came out with her story. In the statement, Seyitan insisted that she was raped by D’banj. She also claimed that he arrested and intimidated her after she came out with her story then threatened that he can “buy off anyone within the justice system in Lagos.” In her statement, Seyitan insisted that she was “violated and raped” by D’banj after he allegedly gained access into her hotel room on December 30, ... more
  • 3 weeks FDA warns against use of dexamethasone as protection against Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    Checks by the Food and Drugs Authority in the Ashanti Region says it has uncovered sale and use of a drug known as dexamethasone, said to be a cure for COVID 19. Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid is classified under prescribed only medicine used under medical supervision in the management of Covid-19 cases and other diseases. It has proven effective in the United Kingdom for prevention of Covid-19 related death, but for severe cases with patients on ventilators in which patients are on ventilators. But in Ghana, the drug is being used wrongly in the prevention of Covid-19 infection. “Dexamethasone should not ... more
  • 3 weeks The country where hundreds of thousands of people haven’t heard of Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    Hundreds of thousands of people trapped near fierce fighting in Myanmar’s far west may know nothing of Covid-19 thanks to a yearlong internet shutdown, according to rights groups. Last June, the Myanmar government, led by State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, cut internet access to nine townships in the area due to concerns that it was being used to inflame clashes between the Myanmar military and insurgents. One township its service restored in May, but eight others, with a total population of about 800,000 people, remain in an information blackout. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say the extended shutdown is putting lives at ... more
  • 3 weeks Black Eyed Peas explain Fergie’s absence MyJoyOnline
    The Black Eyed Peas are back after a decade with a new album, but one member is missing. Singer Fergie is not on this latest project, and the group is explaining why. Fergie is “focusing on being a mom,” Will.i.am told Billboard. “That’s a hard job, and that’s what she really wants to do and we’re here for her, and she knows how to contact us for a retreat or a breakaway,” he told the publication.  “It’s really the way Fergie designed it, so we’re respecting her design. We love Fergie, and we don’t want anything but awesomeness for her.” Fergie shares a six-year-old son, ... more
  • 3 weeks Government to disburse ¢9m to SMEs in Tourism sector MyJoyOnline
    Government has launched the Ghana Development Project Grant Scheme to cushion over 1000 industry players in the Tourism sector. The Scheme which is under the auspices of the Tourism Arts and Culture Ministry will disburse over ¢9 million to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the sector. Speaking at the launch of the Scheme, sector Minister Barbara Oteng Gyasi said the programme is expected to alleviate the plight of business, especially those in the tourism and art industry currently bearing the brunt of the devastating effects of the outbreak of the pandemic. “This a project been implemented by ... more
  • 3 weeks Reallocate Ho Central Market stalls or face our wrath- Traders Association MyJoyOnline
    Members of the Ho Central Market Traders Association have given a five day ultimatum to the Ho Municipal Assembly to reallocate market stalls in Ho or face their wrath. The over 100 members of the Association, at a press conference in Ho on Wednesday at the Volta Press Center, were clad in mourning clothes with placards and chanting war songs registered their displeasure at how the stalls were allegedly allocated to “friends and families”. A statement, signed by the Market Queen decried the, “unfair” distribution of the stalls, and accused the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of denying market women “many ... more
  • 3 weeks The curious case of a man who cannot see simple digits from 2 to 9 MyJoyOnline
    Scientists at Johns Hopkins University recently reported the strange case of a man whose rare degenerative brain disease left him unable to distinguish basic numbers from 2 to 9. After studying an engineering geologist diagnosed with a rare degenerative brain disease called corticobasal syndrome for eight years, researchers published a study which they claim suggests that a brain response to a picture or a word does not necessarily mean that person is aware of it. The protagonist of their research had suffered neurological damage to such an extent that he could not distinguish or reproduce numbers between 2 and ... more
  • 3 weeks Nursing and Midwifery Council commence a year-long anniversary celebration MyJoyOnline
    The Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) has commenced a year-long celebration to mark its 50th anniversary. Celebrating 50 years of regulatory excellence and a future of transforming nursing and midwifery regulation in the public interest, the anniversary was kicked off with a two-day International webinar hosted by the Council. During the virtual pre-anniversary launch on Tuesday, the Chairman of the Council, Veronica Darko acknowledged that nurses and midwives since time immemorial have provided essential services to strengthen the health system of the country. She further indicated that it is a great privilege and responsibility for the Council to regulate ... more
  • 3 weeks 2 Ministers admitted to University of Ghana Medical Centre’s ‘Red Zone’ MyJoyOnline
    The Regional Reorganisation and Education Ministers are reported to be on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) in Accra. According to Joy News sources, Daniel Kweku Botwe and Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh are at a place called the ‘Red zone’ where only Covid-19 positive are kept. The sources could not tell whether they have tested positive for Covid-19 but reiterated that the two gentlemen are on admission where only persons with full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) can go. Mr Botwe is said to have reported at the Hospital last Saturday, but there are conflicting reports about ... more
  • 3 weeks NPP Primaries: My track record got me re-elected not vote-buying – George Andah MyJoyOnline
    Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah has rejected claims that he bribed delegates of Awutu Senya West to re-elect him in the just ended parliamentary primaries of the NPP. Mr. Andah rather argues that he won the parliamentary primaries based on his achievements and the quality of leadership shown in the last three and half years as an MP. Citing a number of developmental projects including the provision of water to over 30 communities, construction of public toilets amongst others, Mr. Andah said his victory was a confirmation of his work. “What I have done is worthy ... more
  • 3 weeks Minority calls for final year SHS students to be tested for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The Minority Caucus in Parliament has called on government to begin mass testing of teachers and all final-year Senior High School (SHS) students who report to campus for the coronavirus. Additionally, government must provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the teachers and students to co-exist on the various campuses. “Although education is very important you need to be alive first, before you can learn,” Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Ranking Member of the Health Committee, made the call in Parliament House in Accra. His call was in reaction to the measures being put in place by government for the final year SHS ... more
  • 3 weeks Go out in your numbers and partake in new voters’ registration exercise – Wa youth told MyJoyOnline
    The Wa Central Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) appealed to Ghanaians especially the people of the Upper West Region to partake in the new voters’ registration exercise. Hanif Jatoe said the “possession the new voter ID card guarantees them voting right and as party people.” “We have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that our voting right is guaranteed in order for us to give another resounding victory to president Akufo-Addo to continue with his sterling performance for the growth and development of the country.” He alleged that the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Aseidu ... more
  • 3 weeks We have not issued recruitment advert – Local Government Service MyJoyOnline
    The Office of the Head of Local Government Service has informed the public that the Service has not issued any recruitment advert neither has it contracted any institution or individual to do so on its behalf. A statement issued by the Head, Public Affairs Unit of the Service, Joseph A. Ankama urged all to disregard the said advert and treat it as a scam.The statement said the attention of the Service had been drawn to an advertisement that has gained wide circulation on social media platforms that it is inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians to fill eleven vacant positions ... more
  • 3 weeks RE: National Executive Committee of UTAG’S response to the resolutions passed by the University Of Ghana branch of UTAG MyJoyOnline
    The University of Ghana Branch of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UG-UTAG) received a release from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of UTAG on the two Resolutions passed by UG-UTAG during an Emergency Meeting held on Thursday 11th June 2020. In subsequent sections of this document, UG-UTAG provides a detailed response to the document received from NEC. We reiterate that the position of UG-UTAG to NEC has been consistent and unequivocal that UTAG-National should not support the Public University Bill, and that the bill must be withdrawn from Parliament on the grounds that it is unnecessary, and that it ... more
  • 3 weeks Why Terry Crews apologized to Gabrielle Union for not supporting her ‘America’s Got Talent’ claims MyJoyOnline
    Terry Crews is willing to admit when he thinks he was wrong. ET’s Kevin Frazier spoke with the 51-year-old actor about his time as the host of America’s Got Talent and why he regrets not supporting Gabrielle Union when she spoke out about her negative experiences as a judge on the NBC show. Last year, after it was announced that she would not be returning to AGT, Union made public statements about the “racist and misogynistic conduct” she allegedly witnessed while judging the series. In January, Crews said during a Today show interview that Union’s accounts of the workplace was “never” his experience on America’s Got Talent. “It was the most diverse place ... more
  • 3 weeks Brazil’s President ordered to wear mask in public MyJoyOnline
    A judge in Brazil has ordered President Jair Bolsonaro to wear a protective mask when he is in public spaces in the capital, Brasilia, and the surrounding federal district. The far-right president has been criticised for belittling the risk posed by coronavirus. He dismissed it as “a little cold” at the start of the pandemic. Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases and Covid-related fatalities in the world after the US. There are more than 1.1m confirmed cases of coronavirus in Brazil and more than 51,000 coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Despite ... more
  • 3 weeks Ghana’s oil production increased by 15 percent in 2019 MyJoyOnline
    A total of 71,439,585 barrels of oil were obtained from the three producing fields – Jubilee, Sankofa Gye Nyame (SGN) and Tweneboa Enyera Ntomme (TEN) in 2019. This figure is 15 percent more than what was produced in 2018, which was 62,135,435.07) barrels. A statement issued in Accra by the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) the high recorded volume was on account of increased production on Jubilee and SGN fields. The Jubilee Field produced 31.9 million (31,915,377) barrels; the TEN field produced 22.3 million (22,319,137) barrels and the SGN Field produced 17.2 million (17,205,070.85) barrels. In the area of ... more
  • 3 weeks NDC campaign promises lack quantitative, qualitative understandings – Concern Voters Movement MyJoyOnline
    The Concern Voters Movement (CVM) says some promises outlined by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will not make former president John Mahama regain the presidency. The Movement described the promises disclosed by the Communication Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi, are empty which lacks quantitative and qualitative understanding. A statement signed by the founder and president of CVM, Razak Kojo Opoku said the mismanagement of the NDC had caused the collapsed of financial institutions which the New Patriotic Party under president Akufo-Addo restored. It said the president took the bold intervention to safeguard the funds of depositors, as well ... more
  • 3 weeks Supreme Court directs government to purchase not take ownership of Woyome’s properties MyJoyOnline
    The Supreme Court has directed government to purchase some properties belonging to businessman Alfred Woyome rather than just taking ownership. Deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame had in an application urged the Apex court to allow the state to take ownership after failure by an auctioneer to sell them to offset a ¢51.2million debt the businessman owes the state. Potential buyers were reportedly said to be afraid of purchasing the properties because they feel those properties may be restored to Mr. Woyome in the future. Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, made this known in a letter dated March ... more
  • 3 weeks Alleged mob leader explains why Kelvyn Boy was attacked MyJoyOnline
    A man only known as Kelly has revealed he was part of the mob that attacked Kelvyn Boy on Monday during his tour of the new Electroland Shop in Ashaiman. According to him, Kelyn Boy had once said that he would rather play a show for very little money than perform at Ashaiman. This, he said, they did not take lightly. This is the shit that Kelvynboy said that angered Ashaiman. Disrespectful boy. You will rather play 7ghc show than go and perform at Ashaiman #WeloveStonebwoy pic.twitter.com/S9AToZOjxZ— FlyJamChic (@flyjamchic) June 23, 2020 Kelly said the ‘Mea’ hitmaker disrespected the ... more
  • 3 weeks Livestream: BoG Governor appears before Public Accounts Committee to respond to issues of financial malfeasance MyJoyOnline
    The Governor of the Bank of Ghana is meeting Parliament’s Accounts Committee to respond to issues of financial malfeasance. The post Livestream: BoG Governor appears before Public Accounts Committee to respond to issues of financial malfeasance appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 3 weeks Gabon MPs vote to decriminalise homosexuality MyJoyOnline
    Members of Gabon’s lower house of parliament have voted to decriminalise homosexuality. If the proposal is approved by the upper house and president, it could be one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to reverse a law that punishes sexual relations between people of the same sex. Last year, the central African nation criminalised homosexuality and made gay sex punishable with six months in prison and a large fine. Activists said that had sent the LGBT community further underground and had led to harassment. Forty-eight members of parliament have now backed the proposal to change the 2019 law and ... more
  • 3 weeks There is hardly any risk of catching Covid-19 driving alone, police interpretation of law interesting – Global health expert MyJoyOnline
    There is no need to wear a mask while driving alone in an air-conditioned car with glass windows rolled up, says global health expert, Dr John Amuasi. The health practitioner at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) said from a health perspective, there is hardly any risk of catching Covid-19 from outside a vehicle while driving alone. Dr Amuasi told Kojo Yankson, host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Wednesday that there is hardly any risk of infecting other road users outside one’s vehicle, JoyNews/AdomNews · No need to wear face mask while driving alone – Dr. Amuasi ... more
  • 3 weeks Voters’ register case: ‘You are not neutral’- Supreme Court judge tells Imani, other CSOs MyJoyOnline
    Supreme Court judge, Justice Baffoe Bonnie says policy think tank Imani Africa and other civil society organisations that had attempted to join the two cases against the compilation of a voters’ register by the Electoral Commission are not neutral. The seven-member panel of Justices presided over by Chief Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah unanimously dismissed the request to allow the think tanks to join the case saying their application is not supported by law. The groups have been at the forefront of the push to ensure the EC does not undertake the exercise insisting this is a waste of scarce ... more
  • 3 weeks Five interesting facts about Tariq Lamptey MyJoyOnline
    It has been an emotional year for Brighton and Hove Albion new boy Tariq Lamptey. From coming on as a substitute for Chelsea against Arsenal in what was his Premier League debut to starting his first ever Premier League game with Brighton. Tariq Lamptey gets stuck into Jamie Vardy at the King Power Stadium On Tuesday evening, Lamptey was given the nod ahead of Montoya and Schelotto in a crucial Premier League game against third placed Leicester City. The 19-year-old impressed throughout, with bursting runs forward as well as remaining resolute at the back. Lamptey shared his experience after his ... more
  • 3 weeks 2Baba appointed UNHCR goodwill ambassador MyJoyOnline
    Nigerian music star Innocent Ujah Idibia, known by his stage name 2Baba, has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) made the announcement via Instagram. “2Baba has been a committed high-level Supporter of UNHCR’s LuQuLuQu campaign – a pan-African movement of people from all walks of life investing in a better future for forcibly displaced people across the continent,” it said.
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  • 3 weeks Nigeria police rescue workers ‘locked in rice factory’ MyJoyOnline
    Police in Nigeria have rescued more than 100 people they say were locked in a rice-processing factory and forced to work throughout a coronavirus lockdown. From the end of March the men were allegedly not allowed to leave the mill in the northern city of Kano. The workers were promised an additional $13 (£10) a month on top of their $72 monthly salary – those who did not accept were threatened with the sack. Five managers at the Indian-owned mill have been arrested. The company, called Popular Farms, has not responded to BBC requests for comment. Police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna ... more
  • 3 weeks NPP Primary: Tension mounts in Kwadaso constituency as delegates vote for Parliamentary aspirant MyJoyOnline
    There is high security presence in the Kwadaso Constituency as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) holds its primary for the constituency, Wednesday. The primary was held up due to objections raised about the voter album to be used for the election on Saturday. Four police officer and three military personnel are manning the Nsiah Asare Polling Station with two Toyota Tundra Pickups filled with officers are patrolling the area. At an interval of 30 minutes, patrol teams of armed men enter the polling station to monitor happenings. Some officers on motorbikes are also doing the same in other areas. ... more
  • 3 weeks Africa’s twin battles: Covid-19 and Fake news MyJoyOnline
    Just under four months after Africa recorded its first coronavirus case, the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 250,000.  Although this number is far lower than what we’ve seen in Europe, the US and Asia, the World Health Organization says that the pandemic is gaining ground in Africa. The agency says it took the continent 98 days to hit 100,000 cases, but just 19 to get to 200,000, and warned that the continent could soon become the new virus epicentre . There is a keen awareness that the fragile infrastructure and inadequate health services of many African countries ... more
  • 3 weeks Kotoku chiefs caused my defeat – William Quaitoo MyJoyOnline
    The Member of Parliament (MP) for Oda, William Quaitoo has accused some chiefs and senior politicians in his constituency of orchestrating his defeat in the just ended NPP parliamentary Primaries. The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education observed that some traditional rulers in Kotokuin played the tribal card and succeeded. According to the MP, since 1992, the chiefs and some senior politicians have desired one of their tribesmen to be the candidate for the constituency, hence the decision to undermine him. “There are several factors that come into play when you are looking for a candidate ... more
  • 3 weeks Black women scientists missing from textbooks, study shows MyJoyOnline
    Scientists featured in textbooks are predominantly white men, according to a study. US biology textbooks highlighted seven men for every woman scientist. And black women were not represented a single time in any of the works analysed. Based on the current rate, it will be centuries before the books used to teach undergraduate biology in the US match the diversity of their readers, say researchers. “We didn’t see any, for instance, black women scientists across any textbook,” said Dr Cissy Ballen of Auburn University in Alabama, US. The study analysed more than 1,000 scientific names featured in seven modern biology ... more
  • 3 weeks Apple Mac computers make jump to its own chips MyJoyOnline
    Apple has confirmed it will transition its Mac laptop and desktop computers to its own ARM-based processors. The move means that Macs will run on the same type of chips as the firm’s iPhones and iPads, rather than Intel’s. Intel had faced problems manufacturing its own designs, leading it to issue a public apology to computer-makers. Apple’s challenge will be to carry off the transition smoothly and convince third-party developers to update their apps accordingly. “We expect to ship our first Mac with Apple silicon by the end of the year,” said chief executive Tim Cook, adding that it would likely ... more
  • 3 weeks Facebook bans ‘loot-to-order’ antiquities trade MyJoyOnline
    Facebook has banned users trading in historical artefacts on the site. It follows a campaign by academic researchers and an investigation by BBC News, exposing how items looted from Iraq and Syria were sold on Facebook. One expert welcomed the move but said for anything to change, Facebook should invest in “teams of experts to identify and remove networks rather than playing whack-a-mole with individual posts”. Facebook says all trade in ancient artefacts is banned on its platforms. The changes are included in a new set of Facebook Community Standards published on Tuesday. They ban content that “encourages or attempts to ... more
  • 3 weeks 2 arrested over demolition of uncompleted buidling on Nigerian High Commission premises MyJoyOnline
    The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it has arrested two persons in connection with the demolition of an uncompleted building on the Nigerian High Commission premises. The CID says the two “have been charged with the offence of conspiracy to commit crime to wit, unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage contrary to sections 23(1), 152 and 172(1b) respectively of the criminal and Other Offences act (1960) and will be arraigned before the court.” President Akufo-Addo has apologised to his counterpart in Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari over the demolition of the building. This follows increasing ... more
  • 3 weeks Tariq Lamptey: Ex-Chelsea wonderkid equals Harry Kane record MyJoyOnline
    Tariq Lamptey followed in the footsteps of Harry Kane on Tuesday when he made his Brighton & Hove Albion in their 0-0 Premier League draw with Leicester City. In featuring against the Seagulls, 19-year-old Lamptey became the first teenager to feature in the Premier League for two separate teams in the same season since Kane back in the 2012-13 season. Seven years ago, the Tottenham Hotspur striker—who netted in their 2-0 victory over West Ham United on Tuesday—represented both Norwich City and Spurs in the same campaign. Lamptey’s debut has been a long time coming, with the wideman securing a move to the Seagulls during the January transfer window. ... more
  • 3 weeks David Luiz signs new one-year contract at Arsenal MyJoyOnline
    Arsenal defender David Luiz has agreed a new one-year contract with the club. Defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares will also join the Gunners permanently at the end of their loan deals, from Flamengo and Southampton respectively. Meanwhile, midfielder Dani Ceballos has extended his loan deal from Real Madrid until the end of this season. “I am really happy that we will have these players in our squad for the future,” said the Premier League club’s technical director Edu. “They have been part of the long-term technical plan [manager] Mikel [Arteta] and I have developed. They bring the right balance ... more
  • 3 weeks Harry Kane: ‘I want to reach 200 Premier League goals’ MyJoyOnline
    Tottenham striker Harry Kane is aiming to become only the third player to reach 200 Premier League goals after scoring in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over West Ham. The England captain netted his 137th league goal for Spurs in his 200th appearance for the club. Only Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney have reached 200 Premier League goals. “I’m still only 26 so hopefully I can get to that 200 mark sooner rather than later and go from there,” said Kane. “Scoring is the best feeling in the world,” he told Sky Sports. “Two hundred games… it goes so quick. The years ... more
  • 3 weeks Today’s frontpages: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 MyJoyOnline
    Daily Graphic Provide roadmap on pollution on control – Prof Frimpong-Boateng demands of steel company TUC boss edits Daily Graphic today Government engaging police on nose mask enforcement Daily Guide 2 envoys bid farewell to Nana NDC wee ‘Apostle’ free on GHS100,000 bail Supreme Court dismisses GIBA suit The Daily Dispatch Chief of Staff heads NPP’s Conflict Resolution Committee John Mahama declares: NDC will respect verdict of Supreme Court on voters’ registion Basic schools in Savannah Region disinfected The Daily Searchlight Government has no hand in demolished Nigerian High Commission property – Nkrumah Supreme Court dismisses GIBA’s ... more
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