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  • 3 days Who won the freestyle battle; Medikal or Eno Barony? MyJoyOnline
    Fans of rap music may not see Eno Barony and Medikal have a beef any time soon or even battle for supremacy on the same stage, yet. But Hitz FM has the two artistes in their studio delivering some bars in a freestyle session prior to their interviews. Many fans said the rappers are both talented in their own right while others praised one over the other. A Facebook user, Hanson Ebenezer Ewusie, posted that people may be praising Eno barony but they will prefer to add Medikal to a bill when organising events. “Ghana we hate those who ... more
  • 3 days Premier League clubs agree to resume contact training MyJoyOnline
    Premier League clubs have unanimously voted to resume contact training as ‘Project Restart’ moves to phase two. Players will be able to “train as a group and engage in tackling while minimising unnecessary close contact,” a statement said. Discussions continue on plans to resume the season when “conditions allow”, it added. Premier League players and staff will continue to be tested twice a week for coronavirus. So far eight people have tested positive after 1,744 tests across the league. The third round of results is expected to be released on Wednesday. The decision to return to contact training was agreed ... more
  • 3 days Captain Smart bids Adom FM farewell MyJoyOnline
    The Multimedia Group has bid one of its most seasoned journalists and show host, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly called Captain Smart, farewell. The firebrand presenter has worked with the media giant for the past seven years as host of Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show. Leadership of the company, in bidding him farewell, thanked him for the hard work he had rendered to the company and also for how impactful he had been in the media space. Captain Smart’s @Captainsmartgh send off — Cutting of cake and his last words on Dwaso Nsem. pic.twitter.com/ED8VHS4QWD— Adom 106.3 FM (@Adom1063fm) May 27, 2020 ... more
  • 3 days Inflation rate might slightly go down in the coming months – GSS MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Statistical Service says it expects the inflation rate to slow down in the coming months despite the recent spike. Inflation rate jumped to 10.8 per cent for the month of April the highest since August 2019 after the rebasing exercise. This was due to the latest price increases attributed to the lockdown period. There are fears things could worsen going forward. Speaking to JoyBusiness, Government statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim said, “Indeed last month which is April we recorded 10.6% inflation which was the highest since the August 2019 after the rebasing exercise. The rate that we announced last ... more
  • 3 days Rihanna celebrates 15 Years since release of her debut single ‘Pon de Replay’ MyJoyOnline
    Rihanna is celebrating “where it all began”! On Sunday, the songstress took to her Instagram Story to celebrate the 15th anniversary of her first single, “Pon de Replay,” which dropped on May 24, 2005. “#15YearsOfRihanna Thank you for all the love on this hashtag today,” the 32-year-old superstar posted. “Man this is trippy. Feels like just yesterday I was shaking in the hallways of Def Jam waiting to audition for Jay. ‘Pon de Replay’ is where it all began.” She went on to thank fans for their continued love and support over the years.  “15 years later and I’m here because ... more
  • 3 days EC’s Advisory Committee meeting underway amid heavy security MyJoyOnline
    There is heavy security presence at the premises of the Electoral Commission where an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting is currently underway. Over 60 armed police men have been stationed at all entry and exit points. Today’s meeting is to brief political parties on the Commission’s preparation towards the compilation of the new Electoral roll. The biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), however, has been leading a front of opposition parties who are against the compilation. The Coalition said there is no need for a new register and all the EC needs ... more
  • 3 days Kevin Hart on rebuilding his marriage with wife Eniko after his cheating scandal MyJoyOnline
    Kevin Hart admits that rebuilding his marriage “wasn’t a walk in the park” after his cheating scandal.  The 40-year-old actor and comedian opened up about how he and wife Eniko worked through his infidelity on Friday’s episode of The School of Greatness podcast. In a discussion with host Lewis Howes, Kevin explained why Eniko decided to stay with him after finding out he had cheated on her.  “She came to an amazing conclusion of, ‘I like the fact that we have a family, that we have a household, and I like the fact that we now got a job to do to get better’,” ... more
  • 3 days Guaranteeing the safety of journalists: West African experts share perspectives MyJoyOnline
    In times of crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the media, and in effect journalists, are a lifeline for citizens. They serve as critical avenues and channels for the provision of needed public health education and information that help people to stay healthy and safe. At the same time, they help hold governments accountable on how they respond to the crises and how they utilise resources meant for tackling the crises. Despite their crucial role, journalists have often been the subjects of threats, attacks, arbitrary arrests and detention in some cases even murder. The COVID-19 pandemic have further worsened the ... more
  • 3 days US demands fresh probe of African Development Bank’s president, Akinwunmi Adesina MyJoyOnline
    U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected plans by the African Development Bank’s board to end an investigation into its president, Akinwumi Adesina, and called for an independent probe into allegations against him. In a letter dated May 22 and addressed to Niale Kaba, chairwoman of the bank’s board of governors, Mnuchin said the Treasury disagrees with findings by the bank’s ethics committee that “totally exonerated” Adesina. Kaba confirmed receipt of the document and declined further comment. The intervention by the Treasury, the AfDB’s biggest non-African shareholder, comes two weeks after the ethics committee found no evidence to support allegations of ... more
  • 3 days Boakye Mattress Trust Fund secures rent preservation order against FBN Bank and others MyJoyOnline
    The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an application seeking to stay the execution of an order for inspection and preservation of rent ordered by the High Court in favour of Edward Osei Boakye Trust Fund against FBN Bank and three others. The High Court presided over by Justice Eric Kyei Baffour in July last year granted the application for inspection and preservation of rent. This was filed by the Edward Osei Boakye Trust Fund, Most Rev. Dr Robert Aboagye Mensah, Most Reverend Dr Joseph Osei Bonsu and Rt. Rev Daniel Yinkah Sarfo against Yaw Boakye, FBN Bank Ghana limited, ... more
  • 3 days Burnley’s Turf Moor turned into coronavirus testing site MyJoyOnline
    Burnley are making Turf Moor available as a coronavirus testing site as from this week – open to members of the public. The club announced on their official website that anyone aged over five years old with coronavirus symptoms can be tested with an appointment made via the government’s dedicated website. “We hope allowing the use of our stadium will allow the NHS and the Government to increase testing locally, help to identify those most at risk from the virus and take the next steps to defeating the virus,” said Doug Metcalfe, the club’s stadium and operations manager. The post Burnley’s ... more
  • 3 days We have a flagbearer for 2020 polls – Freddy Blay to critics MyJoyOnline
    National Chairman of the governing NPP, Freddy Blay is fighting off claims that the party is yet to select a flagbearer for the 2020 polls. Mr. Blay argues that, President Akufo-Addo was the only candidate to have picked nomination forms for re-election and that makes him an automatic candidate for the 2020 polls even without acclamation. ‘Obviously, we have only Nana Addo Dankwa Akfuo-Addo as our candidate. The national constitution even says that, when you conduct a primaries of such nature and people don’t come up and there’s only one candidate that files his nomination; he becomes the obvious ... more
  • 3 days I owe Eno Barony no apology – Medikal MyJoyOnline
    Rapper Medikal says he owes colleague Eno Barony no apology for calling her a ‘corpse’. According to him, he has no regrets as he strongly believes the female rapper deserved the tag. “I can’t just say anything anyhow, I knew what I was talking about and there is no smoke without fire. “I rapped my feelings so I see no reason for an apology,” He told Andy Dosty on Daybreaks Hitz on Hitz FM. When asked why he had no regrets calling Eno a corpse, he stated, “My wife is called worse than that but I am ok with it. ... more
  • 3 days West African food trade under strain as Covid-19 shuts borders MyJoyOnline
    In ordinary times, it takes Boureima Diawara two or three days to truck his mangoes the 1,200 km (745 miles) from southern Mali to Senegal’s seaside capital Dakar. But since coronavirus restrictions came in, some shipments have taken more than twice as long. After struggling with border delays and a dawn-to-dusk curfew in Senegal, Diawara’s workers have ending up dumping sacks of rotten fruit in landfill. Trading across borders in West Africa, with its rutted roads and bribe-hungry police, has never been easy. But restrictions imposed by governments in response to COVID-19 are crippling the trade in perishable goods and ... more
  • 3 days Kenya looks for 400 coronavirus vaccine volunteers MyJoyOnline
    Researchers in Kenya are calling for 400 volunteers to take part in a trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine pioneered by the University of Oxford. The Kemri-Wellcome Trust says all participants must be health workers living in the coastal city of Mombasa and nearby town of Kilifi, where the trial will take place. The same potential vaccine, called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is already being tested on more than 1,000 volunteers in the UK. Hoping to drum up enough support in Kenya, the Kemri-Wellcome Trust has enlisted the Kenya Medical Research Institute to help with the search for participants. There has been ... more
  • 3 days Nigeria to continue with clinical trials for Hydroxychloroquine MyJoyOnline
    Nigeria will continue with the planned clinical trials on malaria drug hydroxychloroquine on Covid-19 patients even after the World Health Organization (WHO) halted a similar effort because of safety fears. The director of Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (Nafdac), Mojisola Adeyeye, told a local broadcaster that she does not dispute WHO’s conclusions but they want to generate their own data. “I do not know the data that they’re looking at, whether it’s from the Caucasian population or from the African population. If the data they’re looking at and the reason for suspending the trials is from ... more
  • 3 days South Africa to reopen places of worship MyJoyOnline
    South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that places of worship will be reopened on June 1, with strict guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Churches, mosques, temples and other recognised places of worship will be required to ensure worshippers keep their distance. A maximum of 50 people will be allowed to attend depending on the size of the room or building. All worshippers will be required to wear masks and sanitise their hands. President Ramaphosa acknowledged the roles religious leaders play in the community, including counselling and prayers. He said the pandemic had taken a toll on the ... more
  • 3 days Two MPs have tested positive for Covid-19 – Muntaka Mubarak MyJoyOnline
    Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka has revealed that two Parliamentarians and 13 staff have so far tested positive for Covid-19. According to him, the infected persons were informed of their status after Speaker of Parliament directed mass testing of all members and staff of the House last week. Speaking to Daniel Dadzie on Prime Morning on Joy Prime, the Chief Whip explained that the infected MPs and staff have been isolated while contact tracing has commenced. On Tuesday, Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo said reports of confirmed infection were false. According to her, the results of ... more
  • 3 days Parliament lied, 2 MPs have indeed tested positive for Covid-19 – Muntaka Mubarak MyJoyOnline
    Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka has revealed that two Parliamentarians and 13 staff have so far tested positive for Covid-19. According to him, the infected persons were informed of their status after Speaker of Parliament directed mass testing of all members and staff of the House last week. Speaking to Daniel Dadzie on Prime Morning on Joy Prime, the Chief Whip explained that the infected MPs and staff have been isolated while contact tracing has commenced. Earlier, Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo said reports of confirmed infection were false adding that results of Covid-19 tests conducted on the ... more
  • 3 days Black man dies after US police pin him to ground MyJoyOnline
    A Black man who yelled “I cannot breathe” as a white Minneapolis police officer pinned him down with his knee in the US state of Minnesota died late on Monday, police confirmed, drawing outrage from community members and leaders, and leading to the officers’ termination.  Video of the incident shows the police officer pinning down George Floyd, believed to be in his 40s, to the pavement with his knee on the man’s neck for several minutes. Floyd was identified by prominent civil rights lawyer Ben Crump, who said he had been retained by the Floyd family.  Floyd can ... more
  • 3 days Family of 14-year-old girl allegedly defiled by 3 men demands justice MyJoyOnline
    Family of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly defiled at Agona-Ahanta in the Ahanta-West Municipality of the Western Region is demanding justice. This comes days after police allegedly released the perpetrators on the blind side of the family insisting the case should be settled out of court. The class six pupil was, on May 19, 2020, allegedly lured by three men aged 18, 19 and 14, who allegedly defiled her continuously for three days. According to the mother of the victim her daughter went out on an errand on Tuesday but didn’t return until Thursday when she came ... more
  • 3 days Today’s frontpages: May 27, 2020 MyJoyOnline
    Daily Graphic Government yet to decide on stranded Ghanaian 2 armed robbers jailed 100 years No registration of schools without PTA – National Inspectorate Board ‘Ofankor landlord’ remanded EC meets political parties today but NDC declines participation Daily Guide Chaos in NDC over new register Obinim ‘begging’ Kennedy for forgiveness ‘Killer’ landlord remanded Malian petitions CID over harassment Daily Statesman The law must always prevail – President tasks new Supreme Court judges to uphold the rule of law EC can’t be blamed for your incompetence – Sammy Awuku tells NDC Asaase Radio 99.5 FM, set to takeover airwaves ... more
  • 3 days AFCON 2002: I didn’t break camp rules – Sammy Kuffour reveals reason why he was sacked MyJoyOnline
    Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has revealed he was sacked from Black Stars camp during the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations in Mali because he spoke against terrible living conditions endured by the team. After Ghana’s opening match at the tournament against Morocco, Kuffour was dismissed. There were speculation that he had broken camp rules by sneaking out to a night club. However, 18 years on, the Bayern Munich legend has shared his side of the story, revealing that he paid the undeserved price for speaking the truth. “Nobody was able to tell them that what they ... more
  • 3 days Government, NDC agree on holding December elections despite Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have reached a consensus on the need to conduct the December polls despite the havoc wrecked on the country by the novel coronavirus. The rival parties have not seen eye-to-eye over accusations by the NDC that the NPP may be conniving with the Electoral Commission (EC) in its bid to collate a new voters’ register for the upcoming elections. However, both parties believe the general elections must come off if the constitutionally stipulated process is to see the light of day as a democracy. In order to do ... more
  • 3 days KNUST migrates academic work onto virtual space MyJoyOnline
    There is some good news for lecturers and students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) as the institution goes virtual with all academic work. Students can now access the e-learning platform, known as Virtual Academic Space for free. Originally used only by the Institute of Distant Learning, it’s been upgraded from one functioning feature to nine, with capacity for over 65,000 students. JoyNews’ KNUST correspondent, Barkisu Mohammed reports. At an Academic Board Meeting on May 4, 2020, there was a decision for end-of-semester assessment to be based on student average score of three to five written assignments ... more
  • 3 days Set up emergency medicine units in hospitals across Ghana – ESMOG urges MyJoyOnline
    The Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana wants the Ministry of Health to set up emergency medicine units in hospitals nationwide. Its Acting President, Dr Daniel Osei-Kwame, believes it will reduce preventable deaths and disabilities due to delayed emergency care interventions. He spoke during a press briefing in Kumasi as part of activities to mark World Emergency Day on May 27, 2020. “The preventability of many critical injuries and illnesses leading to untimely deaths may be within the reach of the country if efforts are geared towards the building and maintenance of effective and robust emergency systems across the country. “EMSOG ... more
  • 3 days Set up emergency medicine units in hospitals across Ghana – EMSOG urges MyJoyOnline
    The Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana wants the Ministry of Health to set up emergency medicine units in hospitals nationwide. Its Acting President, Dr Daniel Osei-Kwame, believes it will reduce preventable deaths and disabilities due to delayed emergency care interventions. He spoke during a press briefing in Kumasi as part of activities to mark World Emergency Day on May 27, 2020. “The preventability of many critical injuries and illnesses leading to untimely deaths may be within the reach of the country if efforts are geared towards the building and maintenance of effective and robust emergency systems across the country. “EMSOG ... more
  • 3 days Bongase: Minority MPs visit displaced persons, set to invite Bui Power Authority to Parliament MyJoyOnline
    The Minority in Parliament on a fact-finding mission and to commiserate with the displaced people of Lapla at Bongase in the Banda district of Bono Region have expressed their disgust with the inhumane treatment dished out to the people by Bui Power Authority (BPA). Last week, JoyNews reported on how BPA demolished homes of the migrant fish farmers, mainly from the Volta Region, and subsequently burnt their belongings for illegally staying near the bank of the lake. In a release signed by the CEO of BPA, Fred Oware, “the demolishing exercise in question was in accordance with the BPA policy ... more
  • 3 days Avram Grant: Asamoah Gyan’s biggest mistake was leaving English Premier League MyJoyOnline
    Former Ghana and Chelsea coach Avram Grant reckons Asamoah Gyan’s famous 2011 transfer from English Premier League side Sunderland to Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates greatly hampered the striker’s progress. After hitting 10 league goals in his first season with The Black Cats, Gyan promptly pursued a move away, originally joining the Arabian club on loan which was later made permanent. The mouthwatering transfer was reportedly worth up to £6 million, with the striker receiving up to four times his previous salary. “Asamoah Gyan had one of the biggest qualities I have ever seen in my life because he has everything as a ... more
  • 4 days Atuabo LPG dangerous – LPG Marketers Association MyJoyOnline
    The LPG Marketers Association is threatening to import liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ditch the one produced from Atuabo Gas Plant. This follows concerns raised by the Chamber of Petroleum Consumers in a letter to Ghana Gas Company expressing fears about the efficiency and quality parameters of LPG supplied to the market from Atuabo Gas Plant, the local gas processor. But a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications of Ghana Gas, Ernest Kofi Owusu-Bempah Bonsu said the quality of LPG and the standards for quality determination of LPG are in alignment with both local and international ... more
  • 4 days Maranatha Oil Services Limited donates GHC100,000 in support of infectious diseases treatment facility MyJoyOnline
    Maranatha Oil Services Limited has made a donation of GHC100,000 to support the construction of Ghana’s first infectious disease isolation and treatment facility. The facility is being built under the aegis of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund in support of government’s efforts to contain the spread the novel coronavirus in Ghana. Board Chairman of Maranatha Oil Services Limited, MacBride Yoofi Hayford, says the donation was in recognition of the fact that the facility is a legacy project which will survive the Covid-19 pandemic and serve future generations. “The moment we heard about this project, we knew that this ... more
  • 4 days Some Ghanaian families embrace private funerals amid Covid-19 pandemic MyJoyOnline
    Losing a loved one can be very traumatising and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the grieving process can be much more difficult for bereaved families. This is because under normal circumstances people tend to rely on each other for support in times like these by coming together to offer comfort to each other. Unfortunately, coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many of these norms. In the heart of Accra, is Osu; one of the suburbs. The body of a 63-year-old woman is laid in state at the family house of Cornelius Adumuah We. Clad in red and ... more
  • 4 days NPP may adopt e-voting for upcoming primaries – Freddie Blay MyJoyOnline
    Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay is rooting for e-voting for the party’s upcoming parliamentary primaries. Mr Blay observed that there are so many proposals including e-voting and handpicking of candidates currently before the National executive committee for adoption. He, however, insists that e-voting will be a better way of conducting the primaries in the wake of Covid-19. Mr Blay explained that he has examined how the e-voting works and is convinced would enhance the party’s democratic credentials. The chairman added that the approval of electronic voting will not only place the ... more
  • 4 days 2 more die of Covid-19 as Ghana’s case count rises to 7,117 MyJoyOnline
    Two more people have died of the novel coronavirus in Ghana according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). This brings the total number of deaths in the country to 34 as of May 26, 2020. According to the service’s website, 153 new cases have also been recorded. This development puts the country’s tally at 7,117 with 2,317 recoveries. There are currently 4,766 active cases of Covid-19 in Ghana. Total Confirmed Covid-19 Cases stand at 7,117 with 2,317 Recoveries and 34 Deaths.Active cases: 4,766Visit https://t.co/IW9gCmy3wm for the details pic.twitter.com/Q8BkporRYL— Disease Surveillance Dept_GHS (@DSD_GHS) May 27, 2020 Regional breakdown Greater Accra ... more
  • 4 days Inter-Party Resistance Against New Register threatens to disrupt mass registration exercise MyJoyOnline
    The Inter-Party Resistance against the New Voter Register (IPRAN) is threatening to disrupt the mass registration exercise should the Electoral Commission (EC) proceed with its plan to compile a new voters’ register. According to the group, the election management body is employing crude Machiavellian tactics with its plan to compile a new roll ahead of this year’s general elections. At a press conference on Tuesday, 26 May 2020, IPRAN described as disappointing the EC’s move to amend C.I 91 Section 1(3), to exclude the current voter ID card as part of the primary identification documents required by an eligible ... more
  • 4 days Nurse punished for wearing underwear under see-through PPE gown MyJoyOnline
    A nurse on an all-male coronavirus ward in Russia has been disciplined for only wearing ‘lingerie’ beneath her transparent protective gown. Her revealing picture went viral after being taken by a patient at a hospital in Tula, 100 miles south of Moscow, who said there were ‘no complaints’ from his bedfellows. But hospital chiefs were not amused and punished the nurse for ‘non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing’.  A nurse on an all-male coronvirus ward in Russia has been disciplined after a picture of her wearing only underwear underneath a transparent PPE gown went viral The unnamed medic in ... more
  • 4 days Nurse punished for wearing underwear under see-through PPE gown MyJoyOnline
    A nurse on an all-male coronavirus ward in Russia has been disciplined for only wearing ‘lingerie’ beneath her transparent protective gown. Her revealing picture went viral after being taken by a patient at a hospital in Tula, 100 miles south of Moscow, who said there were ‘no complaints’ from his bedfellows. But hospital chiefs were not amused and punished the nurse for ‘non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing’.  A nurse on an all-male coronvirus ward in Russia has been disciplined after a picture of her wearing only underwear underneath a transparent PPE gown went viral The unnamed medic in ... more
  • 4 days Case of Amidu’s age eligibility was built on constitutional fallacy – Dame MyJoyOnline
    Deputy Attorney General has described the case of the age eligibility of Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu as a ‘constitutional fallacy’. Godfred Yeboah Dame on Joy FM’s Newsfile on Saturday cited Article 295 adding that the office is a specialised agency and cannot be treated like other public offices. Therefore, he told Samson Lardy Ayenini that it is not illegal for Mr Amidu, to be appointed to the office of the Special Prosecutor even though he is over 60 years. “What was submitted in court was totally alien to the laws of Ghana and for nothing at all, it would have ... more
  • 4 days Burna Boy allegedly arrested after noise complains from neighbours MyJoyOnline
    Nigerian music star Burna Boy has reportedly been arrested by the police after neigbours complained about noises coming from his house. A video has been circulating online which purportedly shows some of Burna Boy’s neighbours complaining about the music star. His father is also said to have been arrested; all though Pulse has not been able to confirm any of the reports. In the video, a supposed neighbour complains of the music star and compares him to Nigerian footballer Odion Ighalo who he says also stays in that same neighbourhood without disturbing anyone.
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  • 4 days Illegal mining: KNUST scientists discover high mercury concentrates in soil, water bodies MyJoyOnline
    Scientists have discovered a high concentration of mercury in soil and water in mining communities, as illegal operations continue to ravage the environment. An analysis of soil in the Pra River Basin covering South Western part of the country revealed deteriorating quality, despite government restrictions on galamsey. Soil samples from illegal mining sites at Dunkwaw-on- Offin, a year after easing the ban on illegal mining has undergone drying, ready for testing. High readings in a maximum of 3.50 milligram per kilogram in the sample analysed as against 0.3 milligram per kilogram which is the standard from the Environmental Protection ... more
  • 4 days My mining concession at Manso Tontokrom was legally acquired – Benvinko CEO MyJoyOnline
    The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Benviko Company Limited has denied media reports that he used his influence in government to seize a mining concession belonging to Kaasmil Mining Company Limited.  Ben Owusu Achiaw said he followed due process in obtaining the needed documentation that makes him the rightful owner of the concession, contrary to claims he used links through the corridors of power to hijack the 70-acre land. “I went through the mandated institutions and obtained the requisite documents. Claims I used politics to snatch a concession belonging to another person is baseless. “The Minerals Commission among others outlined the ... more
  • 4 days Terpertey Andrews Terku: Chinese illiberalism, Covid-19 and dangers of looking away MyJoyOnline
    With countries shut down, global development halted, economies crippling and the precious lives that the world exists to protect biting the dust in thousands as the days go by, the world is now broken at its core and weakened at its strongest joints. The strongest countries have had to rely on federal reserves, and governments of the world’s poor have had to depend on soft loans from international bodies. The world is in a messy struggle, gasping for breath and only just hanging on by the skin of its teeth. Amidst all these struggles, a few questions keep resounding ... more
  • 4 days 2 Nigerians allegedly impersonate over 20 Ghanaian ministers MyJoyOnline
    A Nigerian national Vivian Sadija Imran is in police custody for allegedly impersonating about 20 ministers of state to defraud more than 500 Ghanaians of over GHC100,000, so far. Together with her 24-year-old husband Prince Joel (her accomplice), who is currently at large, the duo used names and photographs of Ghanaian ministers of state to create multiple Facebook accounts and pretended to be the ministers. Through online chats and phone calls, they convinced their victims that they could secure employment for them at some state institutions such as Tema Oil Refinery, Ghana Gas Company, COCOBOD, among others. Various amounts of ... more
  • 4 days ‘We must move ahead with creation of ACFTA – Foreign Minister urges African leaders MyJoyOnline
    The Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway has called on African leaders to work together to ensure the effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA) despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Delivering a statement in Parliament to mark the African Union (AU) Day, she indicated that the initiative when fully implemented will propel the continent to achieve its Agenda 2063. “While dealing with the pandemic and saving lives, Africa continent must prefer urgent action on plans and programmes that will advance continental trade and development. “We must move ahead with the most ambitious steps towards pan African integration with ... more
  • 4 days Never forget preventive measures once government lifts restrictions – Health expert advises MyJoyOnline
    The Greater Accra Divisional Head of the Ghana Medical Association has advised the public to never forget preventive measures put in place by the World Health Organisation to help curb the spread of Covid-19. Dr Ernest Yorke who was speaking on the Super Morning Show stressed that the only way to control the spread of the virus while living with it is to continuously practice social distancing as was done to control the spread of SARS in China in 2002 and MERS in 2015. “In 2002 there was the outbreak of SARS in China and MERS a few years ago, ... more
  • 4 days I have 1, 001 evidence against Obinim – Kennedy Agyapong MyJoyOnline
    The Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong has revealed that he has numerous evidence against the Head Pastor of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim. In an exclusive interview with Joy News’ Mamavi Owusu Aboagye, the MP said the preacher has been involved in many illicit activities and he is bent on exposing him. Kennedy Agyapong said he is on a mission to expose fake pastors who have taken advantage of innocent Ghanaians and are living lavishly at their expense. “He sent him young men to attack me on radio and television. And they were insulting me, but I ... more
  • 4 days Germany aims to ease distancing, lift European travel warning: media MyJoyOnline
    Germany plans to ease social distancing steps from June 29, a week earlier than previously planned, and aims to lift a travel warning for 31 European countries from mid-June, German media reported. The reports come as German regions discuss with Chancellor Angela Merkel how to further ease lockdown restrictions introduced in March to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. The 16 state premiers will try on Wednesday to agree with Merkel on the way forward, balancing the need to revive Europe’s biggest economy, facing its deepest recession since World War Two, with protecting public health. Merkel has urged caution ... more
  • 4 days Music star Mory Kanté laid to rest in Guinea MyJoyOnline
    Hundreds of people have gathered to mourn the death of Guinean singer and kora master Mory Kanté, one of West Africa’s biggest stars. Kanté, who helped bring African music to world audiences with hits like Yéké Yéké, died last week at the age of 70. Eyewitnesses reported severe breaches of social distancing regulations as people scrambled to catch a glimpse of his casket in the capital, Conakry. A pre-burial ceremony in the grounds of a local hospital was attended by ministers, diplomats and fellow musicians. The body was later laid to rest at a cemetery in Conakry following Islamic religious rites. ... more
  • 4 days Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19 MyJoyOnline
    School children in Mozambique are facing what a senior United Nations and World Bank official in the southern African country are calling “catastrophic outcomes” from the COVID-19 pandemic. For 13-year-old Rafina from Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities, the feeling seems familiar; her school is, once again, closed. Only one year has passed since Cyclone Idai devastated the country affecting 1.85 million people, damaging 90 per cent of Beira’s infrastructure. This time, however, there are no collapsing buildings, flooded streets and desperate people. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) sneaked into Mozambique in silence, yet it might have a far more devastating ... more
  • 4 days He asked Twitter to remove Trump’s false tweets about his dead wife. Twitter refused MyJoyOnline
    Six times this month, in a vile attempt to punish a political rival, President Trump has tweeted about a decades-old conspiracy theory about MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. Twitter  has come under increasing pressure to remove the tweets, but the company is not bending, despite being called out by some of the people personally hurt by the posts. Trump’s smears about Scarborough center on the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, who worked in his Florida office when he served in Congress. Scarborough’s opponents and a bevy of internet trolls have tried to blame him for her death, even though he was in Washington at ... more
  • 4 days Lagos partners Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers – Commissioner MyJoyOnline
    Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Folashade Adefisayo has revealed that the state government had partnered Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers to enhance computer literacy towards achieving a world best teaching and learning practices. Adefisayo said this while discussing plans of the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for education on an online show, Covinspiration, moderated by Special Representative to the United Nations, and British Council Global Change-maker, Mr Dayo Israel. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the event was to keep the public abreast of the activities of administration in the last one year. The commissioner said: “This COVID-19 ... more
  • 4 days Our friendship is genuine, not play for cameras – Stonebwoy on making peace with Shatta Wale MyJoyOnline
    Stonebwoy has condemned views that his friendship with his former rival Shatta Wale is a treat only for the cameras. According to him, their rivalry had affected their fans bases in many areas across the country and hence they chose the best path they could for them. “When they saw me and Shatta come out to make peace, it was not for the camera (but) for the people. It was for the fight that was happening in the ghettos.” “Some Shatta and Bhim fans couldn’t go through some places, so we chose the best (thing) we can do and ... more
  • 4 days Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage MyJoyOnline
    Marriage equality is now law in Costa Rica. The country became the first in Central America on Tuesday to legally recognize same-sex marriage. “Today, Costa Rica officially recognizes same-sex marriage,” President Carlos Alvarado Quesada wrote on Twitter. “Today we celebrate liberty, equality and our democratic institutions. May empathy and love be the compass that guide us forward and allow us to move forward and build a country that has room for everyone.” Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya kiss during their wedding Tuesday in Costa Rica The move to marriage equality follows an August 2018 ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court, which ... more
  • 4 days FBI to investigate death of black man in Minnesota after arrest MyJoyOnline
    The FBI will investigate the death of a black man in the US state of Minnesota after a video emerged showing a policeman kneeling on his neck. In the footage, the man, believed to be in his 40s, is heard groaning and repeatedly saying “I can’t breathe” to the white officer. The Minneapolis Police Department said it was responding to a reported crime. The incident echoed that of Eric Garner, a black man who died being arrested in 2014. Garner was placed in a chokehold and uttering the words “I can’t breathe” nearly a dozen times. The phrase became a ... more
  • 4 days Watch Jay Foley lose an e-sports game (miserably!) live on TV MyJoyOnline
    Host of the Joy Prime Morning show Jay Foley learnt a lesson in sports he will not be in a hurry to forget anytime soon. He had hosted one of the tech gurus in the Multimedia Group, Kobby Nkrumah (aka Spiky) to discuss electronic sports (e-sports) which are fast gaining popularity in Ghana. After the discussion, Jay decided to try his talents by facing off with Kobby in a game of FIFA, a very popular e-sport based on the game of football. Jay spent much of the time doing a lot more defending than attacking. It wasn’t a surprise ... more
  • 4 days Playback: PM Express discusses election 2020 while living with Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The December presidential and parliamentary elections will be like none anyone has ever witnessed in the history of Ghana due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the Electoral Commission prepares to conduct a registration exercise for the compilation of a new register during an era of social distancing and the wearing of face masks, Tuesday’s edition of PM Express will discuss how that can be done. Evans Mensah will host Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Public health Expert, Dr John Amuasi and the Director of International Relations and Functional Exective Member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alex Segbefia. ... more
  • 4 days Livestream: PM Express discusses election 2020 while living with Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    The December presidential and parliamentary elections will be like none anyone has ever witnessed in the history of Ghana due to the coronavirus pandemic. As the Electoral Commission prepares to conduct a registration exercise for the compilation of a new register during an era of social distancing and the wearing of face masks, Tuesday’s edition of PM Express will discuss how that can be done. Evans Mensah will host Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Public health Expert, Dr John Amuasi and the Director of International Relations and Functional Exective Member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alex Segbefia. ... more
  • 4 days Ken Agyapong is building a 45-bedroom mansion for his 60th birthday MyJoyOnline
    Member of Parliament of Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong says he’s currently constructing a 45 bedroom mansion at Tema. Speaking to Joy News’ Mamavi in an exclusive interview, the politician said his 45 bedroom mansion will feature about nine to ten living rooms among other luxury amenities. He was building the mansion in commemoration of his 60th birthday. According to Ken Agyapong, his motive for building the house was to show Ghanaians that “a black man can also do it.” Ken Agyapong revealed that the completion of the house has delayed mainly because of the nature of land it’s being ... more
  • 4 days I don’t pay money for information – Kennedy Aygapong MyJoyOnline
    Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has dispelled claims that he pays people to give him information. Speaking in an exclusive interview with JoyNews’ Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye, the business mogul said people voluntarily give him information and he on the other hand, decides whether or not to give them money.  “Some people willingly bring me information but the reason is that, they do not have confidence in the system, they have confidence in me. “I don’t give money [for information], I can decide to dash you money,” he stressed. The controversial MP further insisted that anyone who ... more
  • 4 days Reopening of schools must not go beyond July and September – Association of Private Schools MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) is calling for the reopening of schools in July for final year students and September for all students. According to President of the Association, Damasus Tuurosung, the Covid-19 pandemic has no plan of leaving; therefore schools must find ways of operating while the pandemic hovers around. Mr. Tsuurosong who disclosed that plans are underway for private schools to resume said “the argument is simple; this pandemic is going to be around for a long time and the children cannot continue to be at home. “There’s also a study we did which ... more
  • 4 days Bayern beat Dortmund to close in on Bundesliga title MyJoyOnline
    Leaders Bayern Munich took a big step to retaining their Bundesliga title by winning away from home at second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Joshua Kimmich’s wonderful chip from 20 yards gave Bayern the lead just before half-time after both sides had efforts cleared off the line. Dortmund brought on England’s Jadon Sancho in the second half, but he could not inspire a fightback from his side. Bayern’s win puts them seven points clear of Dortmund with six games left. Robert Lewandowski nearly doubled Bayern’s advantage late on but shot against the post. Minutes later, he and the rest of the Bayern players ... more
  • 4 days WIPVaC calls for speedy implementation of ECOWAS’ Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol MyJoyOnline
    The Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVaC) has called for the speedy implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Veterinary Pharmacy Protocol in the country.  The group, which is an umbrella organisation of women poultry value chain actors, believe that supporting the implementation of the ECOWAS Veterinary Pharmaceutical Protocol will allow Ghana’s livestock sector actors to prioritise action that safeguards the development of the livestock value chain.  The National President of the apex body of Women in Poultry Value Chain (WIPVAC-Apex), Victoria Norgbey said the government’s agricultural productivity programs such as the Rearing for Food and Jobs ... more
  • 4 days North Region to begin random Covid-19 testing MyJoyOnline
    The Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service says random testing for Covid-19 will soon begin as the region can now boast of a testing centre. Dr. John Eleeza believes the initiative will also give the directorate a fair idea of the degree of spread of the virus in the region, especially in relation to asymptomatic patients. The regional director made the revelation when the Empowerment for Life (E4L) Program with support from the Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) and YEFL-Ghana donated some personal protective equipment to five MMDAs and the Health Director to complement government’s efforts in the ... more
  • 4 days Playback: Exclusive interview with Kennedy Agyapong, Part 2 MyJoyOnline
    The second part of JoyNews exclusive interview with Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong will be aired at 6:30 this evening. The programme will live on JoyNews and will be streamed live on Myjoyonline.com. The post Playback: Exclusive interview with Kennedy Agyapong, Part 2 appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 4 days Livestream: Exclusive interview with Kennedy Agyapong, Part 2 MyJoyOnline
    The second part of JoyNews exclusive interview with Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong will be aired at 6:30 this evening. The programme will live on JoyNews and will be streamed live on Myjoyonline.com. The post Livestream: Exclusive interview with Kennedy Agyapong, Part 2 appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 4 days AfCFTA is delayed by Covid- 19 but experts say it’s vital to recovery MyJoyOnline
    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must not be allowed to fall by the wayside, according to experts, after its launch was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The AfCFTA, which was due to be implemented on July 1, will be the largest free trade area in the world, uniting 1.3 billion people in a $3.4 trillion economic bloc, and came after protracted negotiations between the leaders of 54 African nations. However, it was postponed in late April, with AfCFTA Secretary-General Wamkele Mene telling Reuters it was the “responsible thing to do” to avoid distracting leaders during the pandemic, adding that he ... more
  • 4 days Coronavirus: First Google/Apple-based contact-tracing app launched MyJoyOnline
    The team developing Switzerland’s coronavirus contact-tracing app says it has become the first to have launched a product incorporating a technology provided by Apple and Google. Members of the Swiss army, hospital workers and civil servants can now install the SwissCovid app ahead of a planned wider rollout. A Latvian coalition says it is running close behind. But the US tech firms face criticism for their prescriptive approach. Automated contact tracing involves using smartphones to detect when two people are close to each other for long enough that there is a significant risk of contagion, so that one can be ... more
  • 4 days Stonebwoy reacts to Parliament legalising growing of Cannabis MyJoyOnline
    Dancehall musician, Stonebwoy is considering venturing into marijuana farming. According to him, if the law now backs commercial farming where regulations are put in place to supervise and farmers growing the plant, are not arrested, then he would consider joining the business. He made this assertion in an interview with Hitz FM‘s Don Tsegah on his U Sey Wetin show. “The government knows the purpose of such that is why they are regulating it. They won’t go ahead to just allow that without any reason. I consider it a viable business so why not?” He said. Parliament of Ghana has passed into law the Narcotics ... more
  • 4 days D. K Mensah set to retire from Ghana Association of Bankers MyJoyOnline
    The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Association of Bankers Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah is set to retire from GAB this year. The Ghana Association of Bankers (GAB) has therefore appointed John Awuah as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Mr Awuah will take over from the current Chief Executive Officer, D.K. Mensah when the latter retires later in the year. Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah has been in the banking industry since 1985. He previously worked as an Educationist, during which period he taught at the various levels of the educational structure (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels). D.K. Mensah was employed ... more
  • 4 days Seth Terkper: Public debt higher than BoG’s 59.3% MyJoyOnline
    The Bank of Ghana (BoG) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) Report for May 2020 curiously puts the end-March 2020 public debt at 59.3 percent. Since the 2019 Debt Report and the IMF show the end-2019 debt level at 63 percent, it is unlikely to decline substantially to 59.3 percent. BoG itself observes a revenue shortfall, higher expenditures, high borrowing (e.g., US$3 billion bond; loans of US$230 million and domestic bonds), and a slowdown in GDP. The fiscal section of the MPC Statement reads verbatim as follows. “Provisional data for the first quarter on the execution of the budget show a ... more
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