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  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month New voters’ register: IMANI has no expertise in law – Electoral Commission to Supreme Court MyJoyOnline
    The Electoral Commission (EC) is asking the Supreme Court not to allow policy think tank IMANI Africa, Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) and two others to join the cases filed against the compilation of a new register. The groups have been at the forefront of the push to ensure the EC does not undertake the exercise insisting it is a waste of scarce resources. Lawyers for the Group have filed an amicus brief application. This is a request by someone who is not a party to a case to be allowed to join it to demonstrate expertise ... more
  • 1 month Kevin-Prince Boateng: To My White Brothers and Sisters MyJoyOnline
    This is not new. Let’s not pretend to be shocked now. Seven years ago, I was playing for Milan in a friendly game when a group of fans made monkey noises every time one of our black players touched the ball. After 26 minutes I told the referee, “If they do that again, I’m gonna stop playing.” He said, “No, don’t worry, just continue.” Then, as I was trying to dribble past a player, I heard them again. I grabbed the ball, booted it toward the stands and began to walk off the pitch. It wasn’t the first time I ... more
  • 1 month Message from the Morning Man: JFK MyJoyOnline
    Yesterday, I was thinking about a trip I made a few years ago. I was honoured to be invited to a media ethics workshop in Virginia. Far more than the extremely useful training I got on media ethics, that trip turned out to be a treasure trove of valuable life lessons. And it started the very moment I arrived. Our plane landed at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York (commonly called JFK), where I was to catch a connecting flight to Virginia. The walk from the embarkation gate to the customs checkpoint was really long. We walked for ages and ages down an extremely ... more
  • 1 month Woman who couldn’t speak for 2 months, now speaks with 4 foreign accents MyJoyOnline
    Emil Egan was born and raised in Essex, United Kingdom and speaks no foreign language, but hearing her speak you could swear she is a Russian immigrant or tourist, because of her Eastern European accent. But the funny thing is that she sometimes sounds French, Italian or even Polish, depending on how tire she is. 31-year-old Emily’s life changed dramatically in January, when a mysterious condition left her unable to speak for two months. She had complained about headaches for two weeks before one day developing a deeper voice out of the blue. Her colleagues at a children’s home she ... more
  • 1 month FDA warns against use of dexamethasone as protection against Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    Food and Drugs Authority in the Ashanti Region says it has uncovered the sale and use of a drug known as dexamethasone, said to be used in the treatment of Covid-19. Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid is classified under prescribed only medicine used under medical supervision in the management of novel coronavirus cases and other diseases. It has proven effective in the United Kingdom for the prevention of Covid-19-related deaths, 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 the infection. “Dexamethasone should not ... more
  • 1 month Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge MyJoyOnline
    America’s top infectious disease expert has told lawmakers that the US is seeing a “disturbing surge” in coronavirus infections in some states. A panel of health officials, including Dr Anthony Fauci, said the next few days will be crucial to stem the new outbreaks. Cases are climbing rapidly across a number of US states. The four top experts also testified they were never told by President Donald Trump to “slow down” testing. Their comments come after Mr Trump told a weekend rally in Oklahoma that he had asked his team to do less testing to help keep official case counts ... more
  • 1 month We need more protective equipment – GMA to government amid rising Covid-19 cases MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called for more protection for health personnel as the cases of novel coronavirus continue to increase. According to General Secretary Dr Justice Yanskon, the spike in cases of community spread of the virus put their members at a higher risk of contracting the virus than initially anticipated. He blames this partly on the reduced momentum in enhanced contact tracing. “We are not doing a lot of the enhanced contact tracing as we used to do about a month back,” he told JoyNews. Dr Yankson explained that medical personnel in wards across ... more
  • 1 month Akufo-Addo apologises to Muhammadu Buhari over demolition of property at Nigerian High Commissioner’s residence MyJoyOnline
    Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo has rendered an apology to President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari over the demolition of a building at the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner in Accra. This follows increasing tensions as the Nigerian community has heavily criticised Ghana for the act which some say has the tendency of sparking a bitter diplomatic row. A building nearing completion on the premises of the High Commissioner was razed down with a bulldozer by armed men on June 19. After the incident, a cross-section of Nigerians including the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, National Association of Nigerian Traders ... more
  • 1 month Government decision for stranded evacuees to pay for flight, accommodation is callous and discriminatory – Dafeamekpor MyJoyOnline
    The MP for South Dayi Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor has described as discriminatory, government’s decision and the handling of repatriation of Ghanaians abroad. In a statement, he said it is rather “unfortunate that government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its consulates who have instituted plans to evacuate stranded Ghanaians abroad have rather created an atmosphere where those who require help to return, are rather choosing the option to remain stranded”. Not long ago, “Government, in talks with the Nigerian government, agreed to an evacuation plan which costs between $800 and $1,000 from Abuja to Accra and between $700 and ... more
  • 1 month Covid-19: Prioritise the healthcare of citizens over profit and politics – Medical Laboratory Scientists to government MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists has decried what it says is the lack of commitment from authorities in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The Association is displeased that testing centres for the virus is still limited in the country despite calls from them for same to be expanded. GAMLS says they have asked government to expand testing “using GeneXpert facilities available across the country, to speed up the testing process to reduce the community spread of the virus.” The Association also noted the “failure of government to strengthen clinical health and private sector laboratories ... more
  • 1 month Too few consider politics because of the noise, I was one of them – Shiela Bartels-Sam MyJoyOnline
    Newly elected NPP Parliamentary candidate, Shiela Bartels-Sam has revealed that her move to go into politics shocked people including her father, Kwamena Bartels. “Everybody knows that I am a corporate girl. I do campaigns vigorously every election even but nobody expected this from me. Especially going all the way to vying for a parliamentary seat,” she said on the Super Morning Show, Tuesday. “So it was quite shocking even for my dad. He asked me whether I am sure that ‘do I really want to do this?’ And I said yes, I want to do it.” She explained that she ... more
  • 1 month Vimal Kumar: Absa bringing possibility to life during a crisis MyJoyOnline
    When a crisis of the magnitude of Covid-19 strikes, it is our role as a responsible lender to put forward various immediate and medium-term solutions to proactively combat the downturn it brings. As an African business, we have sought to position ourselves so that we can offer not just tangible relief in this time of distress and global upheaval, but also true value in an ever-changing world. For any indebted individual or business, servicing debt during such difficult times is a source of angst. Absa reacted swiftly to the pandemic by designing, offering and implementing smart solutions and offering significant ... more
  • 1 month Stranded Ghanaian footballers in Ethiopia ask to be evacuated MyJoyOnline
    Some Ghanaian footballers stranded in Ethiopia are calling on the Akufo-Addo-led government to evacuate them back to home. They say that following the closure of the football season in Ethiopia in response to the coronavirus, their various teams have paid them their fees, which at present has been exhausted on food and other utility bills. According to them, despite their plea to be repatriated to Ghana, the Ghanaian consulate in Ethiopia hasn’t been helpful. “We have spent all our money on rent and food, and we’ll be evicted from our apartments at the end of the month. We already have ... more
  • 1 month Charles Abani appointed new United Nations Resident Coordinator for Ghana MyJoyOnline
    The United Nations has a new Resident Coordinator (RC) for Ghana after Charles Abani was appointed by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres in May this year. As the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General, Mr Abani will lead the operations and programme interventions of the UN system in Ghana in support of government development priorities for the people of Ghana. Mr Abani is a seasoned international development practitioner with over 25 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors having worked in the senior country and regional leadership roles in Africa, Asia, and in Europe. Specifically, he has worked with ActionAid International, ... more
  • 1 month Jumia Ghana celebrates 8th Anniversary supporting communities MyJoyOnline
    One of Africa’s leading e-Commerce platform, Jumia, will mark its 8th Anniversary by celebrating consumers and communities through a consumer and seller centric campaign in the exceptional context of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The company’s anniversary, themed ‘Stronger Together’, is one of its major annual commercial events and is being held from June 22nd until July 5th, 2020 across the countries where Jumia operates in Africa. The company will continue to support its consumers through the various measures and initiatives that were started during COVID-19 crisis, especially by providing a wide range of relevant products at the best prices and establishing ... more
  • 1 month Covid–19 pandemic disrupting seed industry in Africa – National Seed Trade Association of Ghana MyJoyOnline
    Seed companies in some parts of Africa are struggling to produce and import enough quantities of quality certified seeds for distribution to farmers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Shortage of labour to work in seed companies, border closures and restriction on movements are making it more difficult to get quality seeds to farmers as the planting season in most parts of the continent kicks in. The situation is raising fears productivity on a lot of African farms will decline and threaten food security. “Covid-19 came at a time when a lot of the seed companies were preparing to ... more
  • 1 month Changing the world, one story at a time! Justice Baidoo Impact Story MyJoyOnline
    Last year, Justice Baidoo, a journalist, documentary filmmaker and a media consultant was the first Ghanaian to win a Food Security Fellowship funded by the Alfred Friendly Press Partners which granted him a month academic training at the Missouri University School of Journalism and a five-month internship at the Los Angeles Times, America’s fourth largest newspaper. His second award for the year, the Cocoa Reporting Journalist of the year at the maiden Ghana Cocoa Awards, recognised his work reporting on the black pod disease which affects cocoa, one of Ghana’s major exports and another story on the plights faced ... more
  • 1 month CBG donates PPEs, medical equipment to Health Ministry MyJoyOnline
    Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG) has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and some medical supplies to the Health Ministry in line with its commitment to help Ghana combat COVID-19. Items donated include set of protective gowns, ICU patient monitoring system, bedside patients monitor and Veronica buckets with unique corporate metal stands. Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Managing Director of Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Daniel Wilson Addo, said the donation forms part of bank’s ¢1 million commitment to help the country combat this global pandemic. “The donation is one of the many initiatives from CBG as part of our commitment to help ... more
  • 1 month Mustapha Sanah: Monetising politics in Ghana; consequences on quality leadership MyJoyOnline
    The starting point for dissecting this creeping whirlpool of monetising politics in Ghana is for one to really define or understand what politics is, and how its relation with corruption and induced gifts can corrode the primary value and credibility of politics, and by extension, its overall consequential effects on quality of leadership and governance. According to the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary “politics is the activities involved in getting and using power in public life, and being able to influence decisions that affect a country or society’’ Indeed, the activities or processes of getting power is fundamental to the nexus ... more
  • 1 month Allianz Life Insurance donates to hospitals in 5 Regions MyJoyOnline
    Allianz Life Insurance has gone to the aid of some selected health institutions nationwide with the provision of some medical essentials needed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The organization donated the items to hospitals in five regions across the country in a move that is expected to empower the institutions to discharge their duties in a safe manner. Commenting on the donation exercise, CEO for Allianz Life Insurance, Gideon Ataraire, said the company will continue to demonstrate its commitment to ensuring that COVID-19 is dealt with to its logical conclusion. “This pandemic requires our collective effort to deal ... more
  • 1 month Liberia’s Education Minister flown into Ghana for Covid-19 treatment MyJoyOnline
    Liberia’s Education Minister has been flown into Accra and is undergoing treatment after testing positive for Covid-19, sources close to Ghana’s Covid-19 management team have said. Professor Ansu D. Sonii Snr, 70, is reported to have been flown into Ghana over the weekend, in what has been described as a “diplomatic arrangement” between the two countries, after his condition deteriorated. He is reported to be currently responding to treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He is said to be in stable condition and receiving treatment in a regular ward, not an intensive care unit. Liberia currently has 652 ... more
  • 1 month Liberia’s Education Minister flown into Ghana for Covid-19 treatment MyJoyOnline
    Liberia’s Education Minister has been flown into Accra and is undergoing treatment after testing positive for Covid-19, sources close to Ghana’s Covid-19 management team have said. Professor Ansu D. Sonii Snr, 70, is reported to have been flown into Ghana over the weekend, in what has been described as a “diplomatic arrangement” between the two countries, after his condition deteriorated. He is reported to be currently responding to treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He is said to be in stable condition and receiving treatment in a regular ward, not an intensive care unit. Liberia currently has 652 ... more
  • 1 month Liberia’s Deputy Education Minister flown into Ghana for Covid-19 treatment MyJoyOnline
    Two top officials of Liberia’s Education Ministry are being treated for Covid-19 virus. The Minister, Prof Ansu D Sonii is currently being treated at the 14 Military Hospital off the Robertsfield Highway in Liberia while his Deputy in charge of Administration, Latim Da-thong has been flown into Accra and is undergoing treatment, sources close to Ghana’s Covid-19 management team have said. Amb. Latim Da-thong was flown into Ghana over the weekend, in what has been described as a “diplomatic arrangement” between the two countries, after his condition deteriorated. Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe told FPA news, Latim Da-thong’s condition ... more
  • 1 month Covid-19 is a satanic agenda to stop Christians from going to church – Agyinasare MyJoyOnline
    The founder and general overseer of the Perez Chapel International has chastised the total disregard for the coronavirus preventive protocols by some institutions and individuals. Bishop Charles Agyinasare says it is unfair that the same law is applied to people differently when church activities continue to be restricted to curb the spread of the virus. The Bishop in a video posted on his Instagram page described as absurd how people can go about their normal activities without fear of contracting the virus until the issue of church service comes up. “Is it not amazing to you that people are okay ... more
  • 1 month State files new charges against NAM 1 MyJoyOnline
    The State on Tuesday filed new charges against the Chief Executive Officer of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah also known as NAM 1 at the Accra Circuit Court. Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare told the Court that the State had filed a new charge sheet against the accused but his directives were that he should hold on to it and also the plea taking of the accused. “We, therefore, plead with the court not to take his plea as there will be further instructions l need to adhere to going forward,” he said. The Court presided over by Ms ... more
  • 1 month Peter L Toobu: Ghana is in darkness hence the loud silence MyJoyOnline
    The holy book says there is time for everything. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to govern and a time to be governed. A time to be powerful and a time to be powerless. A time to steal and a time to be arrested, prosecuted and convicted. Ghana in 1992 adopted and entrenched multi-party constitutional democracy. This made the thumb more powerful than a machine gun. The term for the president was divinely endorsed for four years and not more than two terms (eight years) per president. The full presidential term of eight years can be ... more
  • 1 month Minority Leader calls for dialogue on impact of money on parliamentary democracy MyJoyOnline
    Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu is asking for a national dialogue on the impact of money on parliamentary democracy. He observed that the time has come for a national conversation on the country’s body politics to ascertain whether the votes of an electorates is a reflection of popularity of a candidate, or whether the government is unpopular or its money that rules the day.  The Tamale South legislator contributing on the floor of the House to comments made by the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye on the need to protect the sanctity and integrity of Ghana’s Parliament which is ... more
  • 1 month A law banning monetisation of elections is the only way to intensify our democracy – Peter Manu MyJoyOnline
    The Campaign Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says a law banning monetisation of politics will be one of the best way to intensify the democracy of politics the country. Peter Mac Manu in an interview on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday said monetisation of politics in the country gradually derails the steady political growth Ghana has achieved so far. Therefore, until a legislation is established and effectively implemented, monetisation of Ghana’s elections will still persist. “It is not the best and I have spoken against it several times. But I would rather want the Legislature and the ... more
  • 1 month NDC’s Rachel Appoh awarded at 2020 Tertiary Entertainment Awards MyJoyOnline
    Former Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central constituency, Rachel Appoh, has been honored at this year’s Ghana Tertiary Entertainment Awards for her contribution to the development of the youth in Ghana. The awards ceremony, held on Saturday, June 20, 2020, was also to commend the former Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection for her successful elevation from a female student leader to mainstream politics. A citation that accompanied the plaque given to the former National Democratic Congress (NDC) legislator further recognised her humanitarian activities in Ghana. Receiving the honourary award, Rachel Appoh commended the awards organisers for initiating ... more
  • 1 month Obuasi recruits 32 into government’s Schools Support Program MyJoyOnline
    Thirty-two people in Obuasi have been recruited into government’s Schools Support Program in the Ashanti Region to support both teaching and non-teaching staff in senior high schools. Recruitment of additional staff has become necessary because of the increase in enrollment as a result of the Free Senior High school policy to complement the efforts of the existing staff. Dubbed the Schools Support Program, it is a joint initiative of the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) meant to engage unemployed youth in various districts to promote a healthy and safe environment in schools. The program which ... more
  • 1 month We will go back to court when pay-TV system is implemented – GIBA MyJoyOnline
    The Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) says it will go back to court when the National Communications Authority (NCA) implements its pay-TV system. This comes after the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision dismissed a case filed by the Association challenging the NCA’s Conditional Access system. The panel presided over by Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah in its decision held that the case raises no cause of action. The panel noted that the NCA had intended the use of the system to take off in June 2020 but has since rescheduled it. The court said the claims of GIBA were ... more
  • 1 month 2020 NPP Primaries – a gloomy day for sports sector friends MyJoyOnline
    Partisan politics is a melting pot for people of varied backgrounds and professional expertise. It is the case that professional bodies and groups bask in and share in the pride and joy when a member or colleague is appointed or elected to political office. For instance, the members of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) hold in great pride, the appointment of their member Hon. Joe Ghartey as Minister of Railways. Same applies to Journalists, one of whom was elected Ghana FA President – Kurt Okraku. This phenomenon of politicians being sports stakeholders is not new in the world. Perhaps the ... more
  • 1 month 2020 NPP Primaries – A gloomy day for most sports sector friends MyJoyOnline
    Partisan politics is a melting pot for people of varied backgrounds and professional expertise. It is the case that professional bodies and groups bask in and share in the pride and joy when a member or colleague is appointed or elected to political office. For instance, the members of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) hold in great pride, the appointment of their member Hon. Joe Ghartey as Minister of Railways. Same applies to Journalists, one of whom was elected Ghana FA President – Kurt Okraku. This phenomenon of politicians being sports stakeholders is not new in the world. Perhaps the biggest ... more
  • 1 month A week after MD of Kwadaso SDA Hospital died with Covid-19, virus claims life of his brother MyJoyOnline
    The presiding member of Oforikrom Municipal Assembly William Kwabena Boateng has died of Covid-19, doctors have confirmed. The Assemblyman for Ayigya-Ahenbronum was the elder brother of the Medical Director of Kwadaso SDA Hospital who also died of the disease last week. Mr Kwabena Boateng, the first Presiding Member for Oforikrom Municipal Assembly reportedly collapsed and was rushed to a private hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at about 9 a.m. on Sunday. News of his death hit the family which had gathered for the one week rites of the departed doctor. Nhyira News sources at the Ashanti Regional ... more
  • 1 month EC sued for the third time over new voters’ register compilation MyJoyOnline
    Ghana’s Electoral Commission has for the third time been sued for its decision to compile a new voters register. This third writ unlike the previous two has been filed at an Accra High Court. Ashaiman MP Ernest Nogbey wants the High court to rule that the EC does not have the mandate to compile a new register. He also wants the court to rule that the current voters register until revoked by a law passed by parliament, is the only register that can be used for the conduct of the 2020 election. The two already pending ... more
  • 1 month Mahama urges Ghanaians to participate in upcoming voters’ registration exercise MyJoyOnline
    Former president, John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to actively participate in the upcoming voters’ registration exercise. During a community engagement at the Tongor area of South Dayi in the Volta Region, Mr Mahama said it is important for people to get registered in order to intensify the democratic process of the country. The leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress also indicated that although his party is not in favour of the Electoral Commission’s decision to compile a new register, they will not undermine the democracy Ghana should the Supreme Court not rule in their favour. “Know that whatever ... more
  • 1 month D’banj reacts to rape scandal, social media attacks on him MyJoyOnline
    Singer D’banj is asking social media users to stop attacking him because of the rape allegations levelled against him. According to the ‘Fall in Love’ hitmaker, he is “innocent until proven guilty.” D’banj shared a video of himself on Instagram dancing and singing the lyrics “some people want make I cry” from his hit song ‘Olorun Maje’. ”Innocent until proven guilty…., STOP SOCIAL MEDIA TRIAL #SAY NO TO RAPE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION”, he captioned the video.
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  • 1 month Stop persecuting us – Nigerians resident in Ghana tell government MyJoyOnline
    Nigerians in Ghana are demanding an end to what they describe as the unfair treatment and discrimination against them by Ghanaian agencies and security operatives and are demanding an end to it. The citizens from Africa’s most populous nation who are mostly private business men and women also allege a deliberate government policy by to disrupt Nigerian businesses by going after them even when they have not committed any offence. Addressing the media at the office of the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana over the destruction of the official residence of the High Commissioner, the residents called on Ghanaian ... more
  • 1 month Nigeria police rescue 300 workers ‘locked in rice factory’ MyJoyOnline
    Police in Nigeria have rescued 300 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 told the ... more
  • 1 month NPP only protects ‘asset’ MPs – Michael Okyere Baafi MyJoyOnline
    NPP candidate for New Juaben South said his party only protected incumbent MPs whose services are needed in parliament. Mr Micheal Okyere Baafi believes the services of the defeated Members of Parliament were indispensable to warrant keeping them in the house. Speaking to Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye on the AM Show, he said, “All those people who run unopposed were the people the party needed wanted in parliament. If you are so much needed in parliament, you would have been protected.” The governing NPP organised parliamentary primaries to select 101 candidates to represent the party in the upcoming elections. About ... more
  • 1 month Germany orders second lockdown in an entire district MyJoyOnline
    A second district in Germany has been placed under lockdown over a coronavirus outbreak.  “In order to protect the population, we are now launching a further safety and security package to effectively combat the spread of the virus,” said North Rhine-Westphalia health minister Karl-Josef Laumann, ordering a lockdown for the district of Warendorf. The news came shortly after similar measures were reinforced around the neighbouring area of Guetersloh after more than 1,500 workers tested positive for COVID-19 at the slaughterhouse. The move marked the first local lockdown imposed after Germany lifted all security restrictions. The post Germany orders second lockdown ... more
  • 1 month Ashok Tulsidas Budhrani MyJoyOnline
    The Chairman of Sintex Group of Companies and Madson Japan, a leading international plastic manufacturing company, with a strong presence in Ghana (Sintex Ghana Limited), Ashok Tulsidas Budhrani, has died in Ghana after a short illness. Mr. Ashok Tulsidas Budhrani left for his heavenly abode on June 22, 2020. He was 79 years of age. He was the devoted husband of Mrs. Resham Budhrani, loving father of Manoj and Deepak Budhrani and loving father of the late Kavita Saxena. Mr. Ashok Tulsidas Budhrani He was also the father in law of Helen and Hansa Budhrani. His siblings include Gope ... more
  • 1 month Return seized bicycles or get sacked – John Boadu warns defeated aspirant MyJoyOnline
    General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu has warned a defeated aspirant in the just ended parliamentary primaries to return bicycles he retrieved from delegates after failing to losing in the Saturday polls. Mr. Boadu described Eric Amankwa Blay’s behaviour as uncouth, adding that “Nobody forced him to gift bicycles.” “Was he expecting everybody to vote for him because of the bicycles,” Boadu quizzed in an interview with Nima-based Starr FM. “He should return the bicycles else he has sacked himself from the party. I am speaking on authority. The party will not recognise him anymore. He is done with ... more
  • 1 month South Africa to start Africa’s first coronavirus vaccine pilot MyJoyOnline
    South Africa has rolled out the continent’s first coronavirus vaccine trial this week. The university leading the pilot has said, as the country grapples with the highest number of cases in Africa. The vaccine, developed by the Oxford Jenner Institute, is already being evaluated in the United Kingdom, where 4,000 participants have signed up for the trial. South Africa has set out to vaccinate 2,000 people with the vaccine known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. Fifty of the candidates have HIV. The post South Africa to start Africa’s first coronavirus vaccine pilot appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 1 month 10 years in jail: Trump targets US statues destroyers MyJoyOnline
    US President Donald Trump says he has authorised the government to arrest anyone caught trying to tear down monuments or statues, threatening they could be jailed for 10 years. Trump said on Tuesday the new order applies “retroactively” so those who previously participated in bringing down memorials could be arrested.  “I have authorised the federal government to arrest anyone who vandalises or destroys any monument, statue or other such federal property in the US with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act,” the president wrote on Twitter. A wave of nationwide rallies calling for racial ... more
  • 1 month Coronavirus: Newborn Mexican triplets test positive in ‘unprecedented’ case MyJoyOnline
    Newborn triplets in Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus in an “unprecedented” case, according to local health authorities. Medical experts are investigating whether the disease could have been passed on through the mother’s placenta during pregnancy. Two of the babies, one boy and one girl, are in a stable condition in a hospital in San Luis Potosí state. But the second boy is receiving treatment for a respiratory condition. A spokesperson for the state’s Health Safety Committee said contagion in multiple births had not been detected anywhere globally and so the case would be investigated. A very small number of ... more
  • 1 month South Africa starts human trials for coronavirus vaccine MyJoyOnline
    Human trials for a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University are beginning in South Africa and in Brazil. Some 2,000 people in South Africa will be involved in what is widely considered to be one of the earliest and most advanced trials for a vaccine to tackle the pandemic. The first doses of the vaccine are being administered in Johannesburg this week. South Africa has been chosen, not just for its expertise in this field, but because Covid-19 is now spreading fast here. That makes it far easier for scientists to find a community at immediate risk of infection, and ... more
  • 1 month LEAP beneficiaries receive double payment to Cushion them against Covid-19 pandemic MyJoyOnline
    The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has made double payments to beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty (LEAP) as part of the efforts to mitigate them during Covid-19 Pandemic crisis. The sector Minister disclosed this when she addressed 701 beneficiaries in Agona West to brief them about the intent of the government to ease their burdens amid the deadly disease. Cynthia Mamle Morrison said plans were far advanced to supply them with face masks, sanitizers, and other PPE to protect them against the virus. The LEAP was instituted by former President Kufuor’s government to support the aged ... more
  • 1 month DVLA threatens to take action against those behind ‘fake’ registration number on Nana Aba Anamoah’s Range Rover MyJoyOnline
    The Drivers and Vehicle License Authority says the Range Rover gifted popular broadcaster, Nana Aba Anamoah on her birthday is not registered with it. Their comment comes days after some Ghanaians decided to check the validity of Nana Aba’s license plate number GR 2050 – 20 and in extension, if the vehicle truly belonged to her via the shortcode *920*57#. The number on the license plate turned out to be a registered to another vehicle, a Nissan Rogue, not the journalist’s Range Rover. On Monday June 22, a photo of a Nissan Rogue with the number plate popped up online ... more
  • 1 month 100 days of Covid pain; 95 deaths, the lockdown, fear and despair MyJoyOnline
    June 23, 2020 marks 100 days since the presence of the deadly coronavirus  in Ghana. The disease which was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019 spread like a wild fire to nations in almost every part of the world include Ghana. The first positive case of this global pandemic was officially reported here in Ghana on March 13, 2020. This was after weeks of rumors about positive cases at some health facilities. When the Ghana Health Service finally announced that two persons had tested positive of the disease, the fear and panic among the citizenry was real. Currently over 14,000 ... more
  • 1 month You win some and lose some – Speaker consoles defeated Members of Parliament MyJoyOnline
    The Speaker of Parliament has urged members of the House who lost their seats during the governing NPP’s Parliamentary Primaries on Saturday June 20, 2020 not to lose heart. Professor Mike Oquaye who was speaking after Members of Parliament returned to the Chamber following the primaries asked the legislators to commit to the business of the House despite their defeat. JoyNews’ Kwesi Parker-Wilson reports that the Speaker in congratulating the winning MPs also used the opportunity to comfort those who lost. “Those who won congratulations, those who did not, better luck next time. In fact, one thing we ... more
  • 1 month Accra Technical University records first Covid-19 case a week after reopening MyJoyOnline
    Management of the Accra Technical University says one person has tested positive for Covid-19 at the educational facility. This is less than two weeks after the school reopened for academic work. The victim, a National Service personnel in an Academic Department was confirmed positive after she visited a medical facility with symptoms including fever, headache and running nose. In a statement signed by Director of Public Affairs, Management said contact tracing has already began with six people in self isolation. “The said person is currently in isolation at a medical facility and responding well to treatment. Six colleagues who came ... more
  • 1 month Another Global Citizen streaming concert is coming MyJoyOnline
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will host a new concert aimed at tackling Covid-19. Global Citizen and the European Commission announced on Monday that “Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Concert” will stream on June 27. The show will celebrate innovators, scientists, health workers, activists and organizations working to develop and distribute Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines, with the goal of highlighting the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on marginalized communities.
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  • 1 month Novak Djokovic tests positive for Covid-19 MyJoyOnline
    World number one Novak Djokovic has become the latest tennis player to test positive for Covid-19. It comes after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all revealed they had coronavirus after playing at Djokovic’s Adria Tour competition. Djokovic, 33, played fellow Serb Troicki in the first event in Belgrade. The remaining Aria Tour events in Banja Luka and Sarajevo have now been cancelled, Djokovic’s brother Djordje has confirmed. “Unfortunately, due to all the events that happened in the last few days, we have decided that the most important thing right now is to stabilise the epidemiological situation, as well ... more
  • 1 month Easing Covid-19 restrictions: SHS finalists and some Form 2 students return to school MyJoyOnline
    Senior High School finalists and Gold Track Form 2 students are reporting to school following President Akufo-Addo’s easing of restrictions on educational activities. At the Ofori Panin SHS at Tafo in Akyem, Eastern Region students started reporting around 9 am on Monday. The school authorities mounted a check point at the entrance of the school to register and check vitals of students before they were allowed entry.   Douglas Nti Frimpong a Form Master at Ofori Panin SHS explained to JoyNews that as students arrive at the checkpoint, their temperature is checked before they are allowed to pass. Parents ... more
  • 1 month WASSCE fees part of free SHS, stop using national address for campaign – Apaak tells Akufo-Addo MyJoyOnline
    Builsa South MP for Dr. Clement Apaak is accusing president Akufo-Addo of using his regular address to Ghanaians to campaign ahead of the December polls. He wants the president to use the platform to update the country on measures taken against the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee of Parliament, the announcement by the President that the cost of examination fees for the 2020 WASSCE students will be absorbed by government was unnecessary as it was already included in the free SHS promised by the governing government. “What did our President think the ... more
  • 1 month Public funding of political parties can check vote buying – Prof Gyampo MyJoyOnline
    Senior Political Science Professor at the University of Ghana Prof. Ransford Gyampo has reignited his push for public funding of political parties. This, merged with a ceiling of expenditure by public office hopefuls would help to check monetisation of elections in the country, an incubator of corruption, he said. Speaking to Joy FM’s Super Morning Show Tuesday, Prof. Gyampo noted that the funds should not come exclusively from the state; neither should it go to loose groups parading as political parties. JoyNews/AdomNews · Prof. Gyampo calls for public funding of political parties “I am referring to an arrangement that allows ... more
  • 1 month CH Group Foundation donates $100K to Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund MyJoyOnline
    The CH Foundation, an independent non-profit organisation, has supported the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund with $100,000. Their donation is to help complete the construction of Ghana’s first-ever infectious disease isolation and treatment facility. The CH Foundation is the charitable arm of the CH Group, an indigenous Ghanaian-owned holding company engaged in the petroleum, real estate, agribusiness and waste management industries. The Chief Operating Officer of the CH Group, Cynthia Darko Acquaye, led the CH Foundation team to make the donation to the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund. She was accompanied to the project site by Chairman of the ... more
  • 1 month NPP Primaries: My campaign since 2016 to represent Yendi paid off – Farouk Aliu Mahama MyJoyOnline
    The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary candidate for Yendi, Farouk Aliu Mahama has revealed he won in the just-ended primaries because he started his campaign earlier. He said his opponents Abibata and Osman Baba Daney were formidable contenders but he emerged victorious because he started his campaign in 2016. According to him, he invested resources and supported the incumbent MP and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Habib Tijani to retain the seat for the NPP. “In 2016 I was there to support the current MP and the party to win power. I invested resources and even adopted some poling stations as ... more
  • 1 month New register will address concerns with current register – Group MyJoyOnline
    Political pressure group, the Mass Action Committee (MAC) says former President John Dramani Mahama’s comments that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would not accept the results of a flawed election, greatly reinforces the urgent need for a new register. The group has also called for the arrest and prosecution of persons who have made comments suggesting the use of violence to disrupt the upcoming voter registration exercise. The group says although it supports the expression of divergent views, it finds disturbing and reprehensible threats of using violence and chaos to disrupt the EC’s constitutionally sanctioned decision to compile a new ... more
  • 1 month Supreme Court dismisses GIBA’s case against NCA seeking to halt execution of pay-tv system MyJoyOnline
    The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision dismissed a case filed by the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) challenging the NCA’s conditional assessment system. GIBA had contended that its members have the absolute right and discretion over the decision to convert their press services programs into a Pay TV service. The Association argued that neither the National Communications Authority (NCA) nor the oversight Ministry, has the right to decide on the shape and form that their contents should be offered to the general public. GIBA stated that the choice of free and unhindered access to their content was ... more
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