• 7 days Ghanaian footballer reportedly dies in Cambodia Ghanaweb -Soccer
    A Ghanaian footballer playing in one of Cambodia’s second-tier football leagues has passed away and he is likely to be buried in the Asian country. ... more
  • 7 days Ghanaian footballer dies in Cambodia Ghanaweb -Soccer
    A Ghanaian footballer playing in one of Cambodia’s second-tier football leagues has passed away and he is likely to be buried in the Asian country. ... more
  • 7 days Jordan Ayew attributes Crystal Palace Player of the Season award to hard work Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Crystal Palace Player of the season Jordan Ayew has attributed his successful 2019/20 campaign season to hard work. ... more
  • 7 days Roy Hodgson praises Jordan Ayew after winning player of the season award Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Crystal Palace coach Roy Hodgson has praised Jordan Ayew after he won Palace's player of the season award. ... more
  • 7 days Hesse Odamtten appointed Hearts of Oak assistant coach Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Hesse Odamtten has been appointed as the new assistant coach of Accra Hearts of Oak, according to footballmadeinghana. ... more
  • 1 week I will be ‘disappointed’ if GFA appoints foreign coach as a Technical Director – Ebusua Dwarfs coach Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Ebusua Dwarfs head coach Ernest Thompson Quartey says he will be disappointed if the Ghana Football Association appoints a foreigner as the new Technical Director. ... more
  • 1 week Loons eliminates Columbus in penalty shootout Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Minnesota United outscored the Columbus Crew 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando. ... more
  • 1 week GFA Executive Council member Anim Addo acquires Women's club Halifax Ladies Ghanaweb -Soccer
    A member of the powerful Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Anim Addo, has become the owner of a women's club after acquiring Halifax Ladies. ... more
  • 1 week Today’s frontpages: Tuesday, July, 29, 2020 MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Daily Graphic The Chronicle The Ghanaian Observer Business & Financial Times The Daily Statesman The Finder The New Crusading Guide Ghanaian Times Daily Guide The post Today’s frontpages: Tuesday, July, 29, 2020 appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 1 week Dr Edward Omane Boamah: Free primary healthcare at last! MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Introduction Congratulations once again, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang! As President John Dramani Mahama emphasised, your nomination as his Running Mate for the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections is “over and above affirmative action.” The nomination is a reflection of your undoubted competence, your innovative approaches to public policies, your admirable integrity as well as gender equality. It is also a bold statement of intent that gender should never be an obstacle in the way of leadership. Professor Opoku-Agyemang, in your acceptance speech, you proved President Mahama right for nominating you to the admiration of the millions who watched you live. ... more
  • 1 week Ghana’s Jordan Ayew ‘honoured’ after scooping three awards at Crystal Palace Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Ghana striker Jordan Ayew says he feels honoured after clinching all the top awards at Crystal Palace following his superlative season for the Eagles. ... more
  • 1 week Luv FM Kiddy Quiz: Tears flow as stage is set for battle of sexes in grand finale MyJoyOnline -Sports
    It was all tears in the semi-final duels of the Luv FM Kiddy Quiz, as the search for finalists saw two brilliant girls who had thrilled listeners and viewers in earlier contests fall by the wayside. Emmanuella Nhyira from Nagies Angel and Lynnette Anima Asare of Good Shepherd Prep School fought good battles in their respective contests but their best was not enough to upstage their opponents. Not even encouraging words from the Quiz Master, Nana Gyasi Owusu (NGO), could console them. In the first contest, Russel Tom Totoe of Martyrs of Uganda School proved too strong for Lynnette ... more
  • 1 week NDC charges EC to retrieve Gender Minister’s Voter ID card after being challenged at a registration centre MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Agona West Constituency has charged the Electoral Commission to, as a matter of urgency, retrieve the Voter ID card issued the Member of Parliament for the area Cynthia Mamle Morrison. The MP was challenged at the registration centre for falling short of the regulations governing the conduct of the registration exercise. Grounds for her challenge was on the MP’s residential status. According to the NDC, it would be unfair to allow her to use her card when the cards of others are retained on similar grounds. In a release, the NDC narrated ... more
  • 1 week Inter Allies Technical Director Willie Klutse confirms Adebayor’s move to Denmark Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Inter Allies Technical Director Willie Klutse has confirmed Victorien Adebayor’s move to Danish side HB Koge. ... more
  • 1 week Community Water and Sanitation Agency in Central Region trains Staff of newly-formed Water Systems MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Nine newly-formed Water Systems of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) in the Central Region have undergone training on new technologies for efficient water delivery to consumers. It is part of efforts by agency to build the capacity of Water System Staff to achieve the global objective of providing sustainable and portable water to rural communities. The three-day technical training dubbed “AF-Cluster Water Systems” commenced on July 21 to 23, at the CWSA Central Regional Office. Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) staff of new agencies The training brought together staff from 24 water systems across districts of the ... more
  • 1 week Message from The Morning Man: Appreciation vs. “Appreciation” MyJoyOnline -Sports
    This weekend, I met a group of colleagues who work for a bank. They wanted me to know how much they enjoy these daily Messages of Motivation. One of them told me how she always found something in these passages that made her look at the world a little differently. Another talked about how he finds it difficult to leave the house before six, because he doesn’t want to miss even a few seconds of the message as he walks from his house to his car. The third guy told me of how it had become a special moment ... more
  • 1 week CSIR College of Science and Technology graduates first batch of students MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The first batch of 20 graduate students of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research College of Science and Technology has graduated. They undertook Master of Science and Philosophy degree programmes, including Climate Change and Integrated Natural Resource Management. Prof Jophus Anamuah-Mensah is the college’s Board Chairman. He says the school seeks to train scientists to acquire skills and attitudes to contribute towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. It also wants ‘’to change this narrative by supporting to increase output of postgraduate training tenfold in the next decade.” A 2017 report by the United Nations Education ... more
  • 1 week Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by $450 billion – Study finds MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion, a new World Bank report has found. If implemented fully, the trade pact could boost regional income by 7% or $450 billion, speed up wage growth for women, and lift 30 million people out of extreme poverty by 2035. The report suggests that achieving these gains will be particularly important given the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which is expected to cause up to $79 billion in output losses in Africa in 2020. The pandemic ... more
  • 1 week Fisheries Ministry distributes 300 outboard motors to fishermen in Central Region MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Ministry of Fisheries has begun distributing outboard motors to some fishermen along Ghana’s coastal communities. The distribution of the subsidised outboard motors, according to the Ministry, is part of the President’s Fishing Input Support Scheme for Fishers, which is to support the livelihoods of fishers and the fishing communities. Artisanal fishing communities in Ghana, are generally characterised by low incomes and poor living conditions with an estimated poverty incidence of 30%, which is the second-highest in the country. Fisheries Minister, Elizabeth Aforley Quaye at the ceremony to distribute the outboard motors to the fisherfolk at Elmina, explained government ... more
  • 1 week Journalists trained on interpretation of findings in Ghana’s maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has trained media practitioners to enhance their understanding and interpretation of results from Ghana’s maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report, which examined poverty beyond monetary deprivations. The national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report looked at how people experience poverty in their health, education, and living standards. The report, to be launched on 29th July 2020, was developed by the Ghana Statistical Service with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University. The training participants expressed their satisfaction and look forward to the launch to disseminate the key findings of the report.  “This training has been very insightful ... more
  • 1 week Ejisu SHTS student jailed for a day over theft, ‘abusive’ assistant headmaster granted bail MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Juabeng Circuit court has sentenced a student of Ejisu Secondary Technical High School to a day in prison. Guggisberg Asameti pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing a stabiliser belonging to the school. Guggisberg is one of two students locked up overnight in the office of the assistant headmaster of the school a week ago. He is to also pay a fine of GHS1,200 and sign a bond of good behavior for 12 months. Meanwhile, the Assistant headmaster who locked the students in his office and allegedly slapped them in turns has been granted a GHS5,000 ... more
  • 1 week Even if we don’t win 2020 polls, our performance will not be abysmal – PNC flagbearer hopeful, David Apasera MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Flagbearer hopeful of the People’s National Convention (PNC), David Asibi Apasera has unveiled his plans should he be given the nod to lead the party in the 2020 polls. Mr David Apasera said Ghanaians will see, among other things, an increase in the number of parliament candidates and national results reflecting the national character of the party competing among the major parties. He stated that even if the party doesn’t win political power in the 2020 general election, their performance will not be abysmal. The PNC flagbearer hopeful, David Asibi Apasera in an exclusive interview with JoyNews after ... more
  • 1 week 1992 constitution’s indemnity clause was an act of political pragmatism – Prof. Ahwoi MyJoyOnline -Sports
    National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Prof Kwamena Ahwoi says criticisms that the 1992 Constitution was written to protect the interests of former President Jerry John Rawlings are largely erroneous. According to him, only an aspect of the constitution provides such protections, and that, not only do they provide immunity to the former President but also those that worked with him during the PNDC era. In an interview on JoyNews’ PM Express, Prof Ahwoi who was a Minister of Local Government in the PNDC regime explained that the indemnity clause was necessary to ensure that power was transitioned peacefully from the ... more
  • 1 week Ghana records 782 new Covid-19 cases, tally now 34,406 MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Ghana has recorded 782 new Covid-19 cases as of July 26, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). These are samples that were taken from the period June 23 to July 25, 2020, but reported from the lab on July 26. This brings Ghana’s tally of recorded Covid-19 cases to 34,406, out of which 30,621 persons have recovered/discharged. Currently, there are 3,617 active cases with patents at various stages; eight are critical, four are on ventilators and 25 severe according to the GHS website. The death toll however remains at 168. Regional Breakdown Greater Accra Region ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew dedicates Player of Season gong to late guardian angel Pape Diouf Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has dedicated his Player of the Season award to his mentor Pape Diouf, former Olympique Marseille president who died in March of coronavirus. ... more
  • 1 week Inter stay second ahead of Atalanta in Serie A final push Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Inter Milan eased past Napoli 2-0 to hold on to second place in Serie A on Tuesday ahead of Atalanta who earlier fought back to beat Parma. ... more
  • 1 week I sidestepped Mahama’s running mate role to ensure generational transition – Kwesi Botchwey MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Former Finance Minister Dr Kwesi Botchwey says he refrained from taking up the role of running mate to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer to make room for ‘generational transition’ in the party. According to him, this move was necessary in order to give the party a refreshing appeal in a political terrain as dynamic as Ghana’s. “I think that every kingdom must take a generational transition. You can’t have the same generation of people leading and directing the party all the time,” he said. Dr Botchwey was tipped to be among the top personalities to deputise the ... more
  • 1 week Today In Sports History: Nigeria beat Ghana 3-0 to qualify for 2002 FIFA World Cup Ghanaweb -Soccer
    On this day 29 July 2001 (Exactly 19 years ago today ) Nigeria defeated visiting Ghana 3-0 to qualify for the 2002 FIFA World Cup tournament staged in Japan and South Korea. ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew crowned Crystal Palace Player of the Season Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has been named as the club’s Player of the Year for the 2019/2020 season. ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace Player of the Season Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">Ghanaian striker Jordan Ayew has been voted the Crystal Palace Player of the 2019/2020 season following his sensational display.</p> <p class="">READ MORE:<a href="https://www.pulse.com.gh/sports/football/juventus-star-douglas-costas-choreographed-dance-with-girlfriend-goes-viral-video/sr018kf" id="7151cd07-c875-45f4-a267-6884e3b2d1e0"> Juventus star Douglas Costa's choreographed dance with girlfriend goes viral (Video)</a></p> <p class="">Ayew has been Crystal Palace most outstanding player of the season, scoring nine Premier League goals to emerge as the club’s top scorer.</p> <p class="">In a poll which saw 6,000 supporters cast their votes, the former Aston Villa received 37% of the total votes.</p> <p class="">He beat off competition from teammates Vicente Guaita (28.2%) and Gary Cahill (16.7%) to scoop the accolade, which ... more
  • 1 week Juventus star Douglas Costa’s choreographed dance with girlfriend goes viral (Video) Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">Douglas Costa and his girlfriend Nathalia Felix are the new TikTok sensation as they went viral on the social media platform with their choreographed dance.</p> <p class="">The love birds shared their choreographed dances on TitTok for short videos and their fans and followers can’t stop talking about them.</p> <p class="">READ MORE: <a href="https://www.pulse.com.gh/sports/football/today-in-history-michael-essien-retires-from-black-stars/vxxv1jw" id="1707708c-82d9-4abf-ae45-e97edde44b32">Today In History: Michael Essien retires from Black Stars</a></p> <p class="">Their following on the platform are growing in leaps and bounds.</p> <p class="">In one of their most popular videos, they made it look as if the Juventus player was a giant and eating his girlfriend whole.</p> ... more
  • 1 week Prof Nana Aba Appiah Amfo of UG elected to FILLM Executive Committee MyJoyOnline -Sports
    University of Ghana’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Affairs), Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Executive Committee of Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes (FILLM). Her election took place on Sunday, July 26, 2020, during a virtual committee meeting of the International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures. Prof. Appiah Amfo will serve as Assistant Secretary-General for the organisation from 2020 to 2023. At that same meeting, a Ghanaian professor of African studies (African Languages and literatures) at University of Vienna, Professor Adams Bodomo, was elected as President. Meanwhile, reacting to ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: Trump defends hydroxychloroquine again MyJoyOnline -Sports
    US President Donald Trump has again defended the use of hydroxychloroquine to ward off coronavirus, contradicting his own public health officials. He argued the malaria medication is only rejected as a Covid-19 treatment because he is the one who suggested it. His remarks come a day after Twitter banned his eldest son for posting a clip in praise of hydroxychloroquine. There is no evidence the drug can fight the virus, and regulators warn it may cause heart problems. Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautioned against the use of the drug for treatment of the coronavirus, following reports ... more
  • 1 week Absa Bank applauds M.anifest for winning ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Absa Bank Ghana has congratulated its Brand Ambassador and award-winning musician Kwame Amet Tsikata known in showbiz as M.anifest for being named one of the nine recipients of the Macalester College 2020 Alumni Awards in the United States of America (USA).  Nominated by peers selected by the College’s Alumni Board, M.anifest was announced winner of the Distinguished Citizen Award at the Grand Celebration: Reunion Kick-Off event held earlier this month.  According to the Macalester College Alumni Board, the award recognizes M.anifest’s leadership in civic, social, religious, and professional activities. “It is given because the Macalester community believes that a college education should be the training and inspiration for unselfish and effective ... more
  • 1 week Akufo-Addo Tasks Leadership Of YEA To Lead In Creation Of Sustainable Jobs ModernGhana -Sports
    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has tasked the leadership of the Youth Employment Agency to continue leading the job creation agenda for the youth and ensure more jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities are created especially in the six new Regions. The President says it is his vision that massive infrastructural development and economic empowerment are greatly felt in every part of the country aside the traditional commercial cities. President was happy that the agenda for the ... more
  • 1 week Samsung rolls out ‘Stay Connected and Win’ promotion MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Ghanaians are learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of life. However, they will now be given more reasons to find comfort in their homes through the power of Samsung’s innovative technology. To help with adapting to the rules of social distancing and bring joy to homes across the country, Samsung products can now be won until 31 July 2020 in the ‘Stay Connected and Win” campaign. Samsung’s weekly draws will give those who have purchased a Samsung device and entered the competition the chance to win prizes including Samsung TV’s, washing machines and fridges. “It’s amazing ... more
  • 1 week Unilever Ghana revenue drops by 47% in 2019; half-year unaudited results reveal MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Unilever Ghana Limited has published its 2020 half year unaudited financial accounts. The company posted revenue of ¢204.1 million for the period, compared to ¢314.0 million in the same period last year. The company explained that even though a decline in revenue was posted for the period compared to the corresponding prior-year period, the turnover achieved was in line with management’s forecasts. Unilever Ghana Limited further explains that the decline in turnover during the half year of 2020 as against results recorded the same period last year (2019) is on account of efforts initiated to refresh its route ... more
  • 1 week Harvey A. Risch: The key to defeating Covid-19 already exists. We need to start using it MyJoyOnline -Sports
    As professor of epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, I have authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and currently hold senior positions on the editorial boards of several leading journals. I am usually accustomed to advocating for positions within the mainstream of medicine, so have been flummoxed to find that, in the midst of a crisis, I am fighting for a treatment that the data fully support but which, for reasons having nothing to do with a correct understanding of the science, has been pushed to the sidelines. As a result, tens of thousands of patients with Covid-19 ... more
  • 1 week CDC announces additional $75m trade finance deal with Absa as part of Covid-19 response MyJoyOnline -Sports
     CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has today announced an additional $75 million commitment to its existing trade finance facility with Absa Bank. The investment will provide systemic liquidity across CDC’s African markets and enable local banks to sustain the availability of trade finance, supporting supply chains during the Covid-19 crisis.  The pandemic has put significant pressure on African banks as international banks continue to “de-risk”, withdraw from the continent and reduce their correspondent banking relationships in developing economies. In the context of broad outflows of capital from Africa, counter-cyclical commitments from development finance ... more
  • 1 week Ensure safety protocols to attract customers – NCCE to business owners. MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has advised businesses to uphold Covid-19 protocols to assure customers of their safety. “Adherence to all the safety protocols at workplaces would go a long way to give assurance to patrons that your premises is safe for business, NCCE tells business owners.” The Ho Municipal Director of the Commission, Gagakuma Setriakor made this call when they visited some offices and shops to educate them on the need to put in place safety Protocols at their premises.  He told the business owners the commission has observed many people are unwilling to visit places like ... more
  • 1 week Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Actress Akofa Edjeani is urging movies makers to be a little more creative with production and distribution if they have the industry’s growth at heart. Speaking on Joy FM’s Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday, she admitted that the movie industry is suffering but with the rise of digital platforms, filmmakers can take advantage of many of them to sell movies. “We have to start thinking outside the box. You need to now sit down, think and act smart,” Akofa Edjeani told George Quaye host of the show. JoyNews/AdomNews · Start thinking outside the box – Akofa Edjeani to filmmakers She ... more
  • 1 week Ghanaian politicians abroad lured me into politics – Joe Hackman MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Former MP for Gomoa West Joseph Kingsley Hackman has disclosed that some Ghanaian politicians abroad influenced him to venture into politics when he had no interest. According to Mr Hackman, frontline politics was not something he had much interest in until he met some “New Patriotic Party (NPP) gurus” in New Jersey. “It was in 2002 that the youth of Apam informed me that they wanted me to contest for Apam and become our MP and I rejected several times. So that day I was in the US on Sabbatical and phone calls kept coming. “They managed to get my ... more
  • 1 week 14-year-old girl has 6 giant pythons as pets MyJoyOnline -Sports
    A 14-year-old Indonesian girl has been getting a lot of attention on social media thanks to her unusual pets – six giant pythons that she loves to pet and cuddle in her videos. Most people would run for their life at the sight of a full-grown python, especially one that looks like it could swallow an adult human with ease, but Chalwa Ismah Kamal isn’t most people. The 14-year-old teenager, who reportedly hails from Purworejo, Central Java, shares her home with six massive pythons and appears to have no concern for her safety when she’s around them. Photos ... more
  • 1 week US, Ghana governments collaborate to achieve malaria elimination and zero malaria deaths by 2030 MyJoyOnline -Sports
    he U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results.  The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 per cent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five, from 21 per cent in 2016 to 14 per cent in 2019. The survey, conducted by GSS and NMCP, provides critical data to monitor progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and ... more
  • 1 week I’ll adopt a small size government when re-elected – Mahama MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Former President John Dramani Mahama, Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has assured Ghanaians that he would adopt a small size government should he win the December 7 elections. He said the savings from governance due to the reduction in size would be channelled to paying district assembly members to collect accurate births and deaths information in their various electoral areas. Former President Mahama, outdooring his running-mate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, said the next NDC government planned to embark on an aggressive job and entrepreneurial programme in the public and private sectors to deliver a minimum of 250,000 ... more
  • 1 week Covid-19 virus does not spread fast in buses – Ghana Health Service boss MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The evidence so far in the country does not support the risk of transfer of Covid-19 in cars like other diseases, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. “Our advice to allow all form of transportation services to resume full operation is that based on our experiences and contact tracing activities we have had cases all over but we have not found anyone who traced the infection through transport,” he said. Speaking at a media briefing to give updates, Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated that activities in cars were not like other places because the passenger ... more
  • 1 week Motor rider on bail over robbery MyJoyOnline -Sports
    An Accra Circuit Court has granted 22-year-old Stanley Awudu, alias Tanko, a ¢20,000 bail with two sureties to be justified over an alleged robbery. Mr Awudu has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime and robbery. He will make his next appearance in court on August 31, 2020. Meanwhile, two of his accomplices are on the run. Police Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah that Emmanuel Kwabena Haruna, the complainant, is an excavator operator and resident of Obuasi-Mangoase in the Ashanti Region while Awudu is a motor rider at Agbogbloshie in Accra. On ... more
  • 1 week Enchi District Magistrate Court convicts 3 for stealing MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Enchi District Magistrate court on Tuesday convicted three men for stealing a music player and two micro memory chips valued at GH¢180.00 at Kwahu in the Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region. Bismark Diawuo alias Heaven Gate, 21, farmer pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry and stealing while his accomplice Stephen Attse alias Jupitar, 28, illegal miner pleaded not guilty. A 42 year-old illegal miner, Hudu Abukari popularly known as Etsewura, who bought the stolen music player was charged for dishonestly receiving but he pleaded not guilty. They were however convicted by the court, presided ... more
  • 1 week 5 persons remanded over attempted murder MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Five persons who tied another man with a rope and tried to lynch him at Twenedaso, near Mpasatia in the Atwima Mponua District, have been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Adama Ali 52, Haruna Ali 52, Kofi Daniel 45, Godwin Lare 48, all farmers and Haruna Salifu 25, driver, were said to have tied the neck and hands of Kwame Owusu, alias “Kramo” with a nylon rope and beat him severely for damaging the water hose used in their illegal mining activities. Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided by Mr Johnson Abbey that ... more
  • 1 week Court remands herdsmen over robbery MyJoyOnline -Sports
    An Accra Circuit Court has remanded ten herdsmen into police custody for allegedly robbing cattle belonging to the complainants. They are: Amidu Mohammed, Yakubu Amadu, Illiasu Azumah, Seidu Bukakar, Kwesi Agiri, alias “Bombay,” Salifu Osman, Musah Azumah, Ibrahim Haruna, Suleman Osman and Dallamin Mohammed, alias “Young”. All the accused persons, except Osman denied conspiring to rob the complainants of their cattle.The other accomplices are at large. The accused would make their next appearance on August 11, 2020. Mr Jafaru Ali, counsel for the accused pleaded with the Court to grant his clients’ bail as it was not certain when the ... more
  • 1 week Sierra Leone journalists welcome end to libel law MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The International Federation of Journalists has called the repealing of Sierra Leone’s criminal libel law “a great victory for freedom of information”. The law, which meant people could be jailed for libellous statements, was repealed on 23 July. Before that, people could be jailed for up to three years, whether or not what they wrote was true. That’s because the law did not allow truth as a defence, unless you can prove that publishing the truth is in the public interest. Campaigners have been arguing for more than a decade for the law to be repealed. Among their complaints was ... more
  • 1 week Kelyn Boy and Wendy Shay bury feud MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Blakkarm Group signee Kelvyn Boy and Rufftown Record artiste Wendy Shay have buried their feud. The two, in 2019, were engaged in back and forth after Kelvyn Boy allegedly snubbed Wendy Shay at the joint peace press conference organised for Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. Although many people saw the ‘Mea’ hitmaker’s actions as disrespectful, he said in an interview that it was not intentional. However, the feud continued on their social media pages and interviews when Kelvyn Boy had said on Luv FM that he would not engage in a feud with an artiste who has a songwriter. The ... more
  • 1 week Coronavirus: How it turned the tables on Ghana’s diaspora MyJoyOnline -Sports
    In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes about how the prospect of living abroad has lost its attraction in the time of coronavirus. We used to say here in Ghana, half in jest, half in truth, that you can find a Ghanaian in every country in the world. I’ve heard of Ghanaians in Greenland, Iceland and Papua New Guinea. I admit, I haven’t heard about a Ghanaian in the Faroe Islands, which is my idea of the most exotic and faraway place, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one of ... more
  • 1 week Enimil Ashon: Why Hawa Koomson is still at post MyJoyOnline -Sports
    In Ghana, the masses have ceased grumbling. They’ve decided, rather, to return, in equal dosage, the ruling classes’ selfish greed and corruption. In times like this, a columnist’s mind needs extra fortification. The evil that men do sieges the mind. To the extent that evil reigns, the columnist finds that invariably, his/her content is dominated by politics – not the politics that births progress but politics dictated by people with dishonourable motives who want to be in Parliament to be called ‘Honourable’. In the hope that this column will be read by the President and leadership of Parliament, I skip ... more
  • 1 week Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Florida has reported 191 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day rise since the start of the epidemic, the state health department has said. Florida’s total death toll has now surpassed 6,000. The US’ third most populous state is now second only to California in total number of COVID-19 cases with 441,997, an increase of 9,230 from the day before. The post Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day record appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 1 week Electoral Commission introduces digital queue management to reduce congestion at registration centres MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Electoral Commission (EC) has outdoored a digital queue management system to tackle mass gathering at the various voter registration centres across the country. In light of this, applicants can book a slot in a ‘priority queue’ anywhere they before they visit the premises to be registered. This new development was announced by the Electoral Commission in a statement dated, Tuesday. This comes after series of concerns over the disregard for social distancing protocols during the registration process . The EC stated that the move was necessary to encourage the observance of safety protocols at the centres. “The Electoral Commission ... more
  • 1 week Jordan Ayew named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for 2019/20 MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Ghana international Jordan Ayew has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Season for his stellar campaign across 2019/20, with the club’s fans naming the forward as their choice by a clear distance. Ayew, who netted nine times this season and played in 39 games, received an impressive 37% of the total votes from almost 6,000 supporters. The Black Stars striker beat Vicente Guaita (28.2%) and Gary Cahill (16.7%) to scoop the accolade, which he called “a really, really big moment.” Ayew collected a total of three awards, Player of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Goal ... more
  • 1 week mPharma launches free Hepatitis B test to mark World Hepatitis Day MyJoyOnline -Sports
    A healthcare technology company, mPharma has launched about 200 free rapid hepatitis B (HBV) tests to mark World Hepatitis Day. This year’s World Hepatitis Day is being commemorated under the theme, “find the missing millions”, hence mPharma is leading the charge with an awareness and testing campaign to find the ‘missing millions’ in Ghana by finding the undiagnosed and linking them to treatment.  According to research, Ghana is classified as one of the high risked countries where the prevalence of HBV infections is estimated to be 12.3 per cent.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that only one in 10 ... more
  • 1 week Transport fares to be reduced by 10% effective August 1 MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Public transport fares will be reduced by 10% effective August 1, the General Secretary of the Ghana Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) Duncan Amoah has said. According to him, “This is in respect to the fact that the President in his last address to the nation eased down restrictions as far as social distancing in public transportation systems is concerned.” President Akufo-Addo while ushering the nation into phase two of easing down restrictions on Sunday said public transport operators can resume operations at full capacity. Thereafter, COPEC called on transport operators to reduce transport fares. Although some drivers said they ... more
  • 1 week Cast a global net when choosing people for movies – Leila Djansi to filmmakers MyJoyOnline -Sports
    Film Producer Leila Djansi is urging her colleague to widen their net when it comes to casting people for their content. She said on Joy News’ Showbiz A-Z programme on Saturday that she always casts people from different countries and backgrounds in her film to give it the diversity it needs. Some of these movies include Sinking Sands which had the likes of Ama K Abeberese, Haitian-American actor Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nigeria’s Yemi Blaq and ‘Ties that Bind‘ with casts including America’s Kimberly Elise, John Dumelo and Nigeria’s Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. According to her, these films produced in the ... more
  • 1 week Provincial Grand Lodge South-East supports Princess Marie-Louise and Atua Government Hospital MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Provincial Grand Lodge South-East under the Grand Lodge of Ghana (GLOG), has in the last one month supported two hospitals in the country. The Princess Marie-Louise Hospital in Accra and Atua Government Hospital at Odumase-Krobo were beneficiaries as part of its 2019-2020 annual Charity activity. The support is also part of GLOG’s assistance to public health institutions in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Replacement of Mosquito Netting and Installation of Insect Killing Devices at the Princess-Marie-Louise Hospital The PGLSE on June 24, at an official ceremony, handed over the completed project to the authorities of the Princess Marie-Louise ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Begins Use Of Zinc, Zithromax For COVID-19 Treatment ModernGhana -Sports
    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has admitted to the use of Zinc and Zithromax as a treatment for persons infected with the novel coronavirus. Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said the drug is proving to be one of the most effective medications for managing persons with the virus. He also noted that health authorities are awaiting approval of one more drug which is Hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Kuma-Aboagye made this known during the bi-weekly update on COVID-19 case ... more
  • 1 week Changing locks to Auditor-General, Domelevo’s office is ridiculous – Pumpuni Asante MyJoyOnline -Sports
    The Director of Advocacy and Policy Engagement at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has described the act of changing the locks to the Auditor General’s office as appalling and ridiculous. Dr Kojo Asante on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday, said he was surprised that the head of an independent institution like Daniel Domelevo, who is to make public officials accountable is being treated in such a manner. “I have been speechless since I saw the video. This is a really low for our country. I had never thought that we will be seeing something like this and it ... more
  • 1 week Journalists Trained On The Interpretation Of Findings In Ghana’s Maiden Multidimensional Poverty Report ModernGhana -Sports
    The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has trained media practitioners to enhance their understanding and interpretation of results from Ghana rsquo;s maiden multidimensional poverty report, which examined poverty beyond monetary deprivations. The national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report looked at how people experience poverty in their health, education, and living standards. The report, to be launched on 29th July 2020, was developed by the Ghana Statistical S ... more
  • 1 week U.S. And Ghana Work Together To Achieve Malaria Elimination And Zero Malaria Deaths By 2030 ModernGhana -Sports
    On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan, virtually joined the Government Statistician of the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, and the Program Manager of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), Dr. Keziah Malm, to launch the 2019 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS) results. The launch highlighted impressive results in malaria control, including a nationwide 32 percent decrease in malaria prevalence in children under five ... more
  • 1 week Ghana Entrepreneur Among 21 Finalists In Nutrition Pitch Competition For African And Asian SMEs ModernGhana -Sports
    A Ghana entrepreneur, Maame Ekua Manful the founder of Fieldswhite Co. Ltd is among 21 finalists in this year rsquo;s SUN PitchCompetition where African and Asian entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition. As the COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges to the food system, the pitch competition, to take place on 30th July 2020, will highlight the innovation and investment opportunities within the private sector to incre ... more
  • 1 week Prof Tina Abrefa Gyan Advocates Establishment Of Women Shelter And Legal Protection For Ages People ModernGhana -Sports
    Professor Tina Abrefa-Gyan, a politician and renowned Gender Activist on Tuesday, advocated for the establishment of both social and legal interventions to cater for the survivors of gender-based violence, especially for the aged in society. She observed that many aged women in the Ghanaian society experienced worst forms of human rights abuses and violations clandestinely, and it was time the nation shoulder the responsibility to uphold and defend their human rights dignity. ... more
  • 1 week President Akufo-Addo has football at heart – Dr Nsiah Asare Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Contrary to claims by some persons within the football industry that the current government does not value football that is why restrictions have still been placed on football despite the easing of many sectors. ... more
  • 1 week GFA set to name foreign coach as Technical Director next month Pulse -Sports
    <p class="">The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is set to announce a foreign tactician as Technical Director of Ghana football next month, according to reports.</p> <p class="">The Technical Director position of the Ghana Football Association became vacant when Oti Akenteng’s tenure ended in March, 2020.</p> <p class="">READ MORE: <a href="https://www.pulse.com.gh/sports/football/today-in-history-michael-essien-retires-from-black-stars/vxxv1jw" id="5f426328-fe71-4668-a3bf-64fc7bde5de5">Today In History: Michael Essien retires from Black Stars</a></p> <p class="">The position was advertised and coaches with the required technical know-how applied to be interviewed.</p> <p class="">The Selection Committee headed by the Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku has finally settled on a foreign coach to head the Technical Directorate and will ... more
  • 1 week Bulgarian club Ludogorets Razgrad wants Bernard Tekpetey on loan Ghanaweb -Soccer
    Bulgarian top-flight side PFC Ludogorets Razgrad are interested in landing Ghanaian winger Bernard Tekpetey this summer. ... more
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