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Explosive found in vicinity of deputy minister's residence; security meeting underway

Security forces in the Ashanti Region say they have defused a 'powerful explosive' found in the vicinity of the deputy Ashanti Regional Minister Andy Osei Okrah's residence in Kumasi.

Luv FM's Erastus Asare Donkor reported the planted explosive was close to the National Security Data Centre which is located at Danyame, a suburb of Kumasi.

At least, 15 security operatives made up of military officers, armed police and national security officers have taken control of the area searching other likely explosives.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 1, 2016 Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Angry mob besieges EC office in Cape Coast

Angry residents surrounded the Electoral Commission (EC)’s office in Cape Coast on Monday threatening to halt the on-going exercise to re-register National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) registrants whose names were deleted.

The exercise, which commenced on Monday, is to enable NHIS registrants whose names were expunged from the electoral roll in accordance with a court order to be re-registered.

The angry mob accused the EC of scheming to disenfranchise them by deleting their names as part of NHIS registrants even when they never registered with the NHIS cards in 2012.

myjoyonline.comTue, Jul 19, 2016 Tue, Jul 19, 2016

We are ready to deliver credible election – EC

The Electoral Commission says it is ready to ensure that this year's election is credible.

Speaking at the launch of 2016 Peaceful Election stamps by Ghana Post, Deputy Electoral Commissioner, Amadu Sulley said credible elections were crucial in ensuring peace before and after the elections.

Mr Sulley said the Commission has so far adhered to guiding principles of Electoral practices to ensure that the polls are credible.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 17, 2016 Wed, Aug 17, 2016

Expansion of electoral college cost NDC 2016 – Alex Segbefia

Former Health Minister in the erstwhile National Democratic Congress government, Alex Segbefia says the decision by the party leadership to expand its electoral college, is partly to blame for the embarrassing defeat the party suffered in the 2016 elections.

The NDC with sitting President John Mahama lost massively in both the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7.

Nana Akufo-Addo the then opposition leader secured a resounding one-touch victory by polling 53.85% of total valid votes cast against incumbent John Dramani Mahama who managed 44.40%.

myjoyonline.comMon, May 29, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Capt. Mahama’s death challenges my citizenship - Uncle

The uncle of Captain Maxwell Mahama, young military officer lynched by Denkyira-Obuasi residents on Monday said, the family wants justice to bring a closure to his gruesome killing.

Prof. Fred Mark Bagonluri says it is unfortunate a man who has sworn to defend his country had to die in such a manner.

“A man who decides to save his nation has to die in war, and not murdered by the very citizens that he swore an oath to protect and defend against both internal and external aggression.

“For him to die in this manner challenges my citizenship,” he said.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 30, 2017 Tue, May 30, 2017

Minimum capital requirement for banks to hit GH¢500 million from 2017

The minimum capital requirement for commercial banks in the country could be increased to Gh¢500 million from next year.

This is what JOY BUSINESS has picked up from persons close to reviewing the capital requirement.

A technical committee is already working to determine the appropriate capital levels and the actual time that all the Universal banks in the country should recapitalize to this new proposed levels.

The announcement could be made this year, while implementation could start from 2017.

myjoyonline.comWed, Sep 28, 2016 Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Montie 3: Mahama exercised executive power, period! – Ato Dadzie

Senior lawyer with the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Nana Ato Dadzie has said President John Mahama simply exercised executive power by freeing the Montie 3.

He said suggestions that the president ought to have borne in mind restrictions on his powers in the constitution in taking the decision were not grounded in law.

The restrictions, found in Article 296 of the Constitution, he maintained, relate only to discretionary powers.

myjoyonline.comTue, Aug 23, 2016 Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Report to station or we arrest you! Police tell Nduom, Konadu and co

The 12 presidential aspirants who are in a desperate legal tussle to overturn their disqualification by the Electoral Commission have yet another hurdle to cross.

The disqualified candidates, who are now suspects have been issued arrest warrant to appear before the police Criminal Investigative Department by close of day, Friday, 21st October, 2016 or risk being arrested by the police.

They face multiple charges of fraud, voting irregularities and have questions to answer, CID boss, Joseph Benefo Darkwah told Joy FM, Friday.

myjoyonline.comFri, Oct 21, 2016 Fri, Oct 21, 2016

So-called ‘ghost names’ contain 13,800 of our members – NAGRAT

The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) is raising red flags about the authenticity of the over 26,589 ghost names government said have been removed on the payroll.

NAGRAT President, Christian Adai Poku told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Newsnite Wednesday, a total of 13,800 members of the Association have been captured in the supposed list of ghost names.

He said NAGRAT had anticipated the challenge but thought the Finance Ministry would have taken steps to rectify any outstanding anomalies.

NAGRAT President, Christian Adai Poku

myjoyonline.comWed, May 3, 2017 Thu, May 4, 2017

Soldiers protecting Galamsey operators – Amewu

The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has accused some personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces High command of providing cover for galamsey operators in hard-hit areas.

He alleged the said military command has without authorization, deployed personnel to protect galamsey operators in parts of the Ashanti region where his team is touring.

In an interview with Citi News, John Peter Amewu called for an immediate probe into the matter.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

NDC springs surprise birthday celebration for Mahama

President John Mahama was treated to a surprise birthday celebration early Tuesday morning before starting a heavily packed campaign schedule in the Central region.

The President turned 58 years old Tuesday. A cake designed with the party's colours - red,black and green - was presented to him, surrounded by the Central Regional chairman of the party Allotey Jacobs and party officials.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 29, 2016 Tue, Nov 29, 2016

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers Monday, May 22, 2017

Ghanaian Newspaper this morning.

myjoyonline.comMon, May 22, 2017 Mon, May 22, 2017

Ghana to export power by 2020 – Energy Minister

Ghana may export power to neighbouring countries by 2020 if current reforms in the energy sector are completed, Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has said.

The Minister said the country could be generating in excess energy capacity of 1,700 megawatts because of the many power plants being installed.

Speaking on the final day of the National Policy Summit 2017 at the Accra International Conference Centre Tuesday, the Minister said the excess power will be exported for the money to be invested in other sectors of the economy.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 16, 2017 Wed, May 17, 2017

AGI presses for access to funding, further reduction of utilities

Issues of Power supply and cost, finance and labour continue to impede the growth of indigenous businesses and companies in Ghana despite government interventions in promoting industrialization and job creation.

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) says, even though the Akufo-Addo government has abolished some nuisance taxes for industry, reduced tariffs and utility cost, industries still struggle to produce at full capacity.

myjoyonline.comWed, Apr 18, 2018 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

PHOTOS: Ghana mourns fallen soldier Major Maxwell Mahama

Ghanaians on Friday donned in traditional black and red attire to demonstrate their anguish and lost for the late Major Maxwell Mahama, who got killed by an angry mob at Denkyira-Obuase.

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 9, 2017 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Akufo-Addo condemns ‘despicable’ Manchester bombing

President Nana Akufo-Addo has condemned the Manchester Arena terror attack describing it as "despicable and cowardly acts."

He expressed shock at the attack which left 22 people dead including an eight-year-old girl and injuring over 59 people at Manchester Arena, at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande..

The President tweeted Tuesday saying, “Shocked and saddened by yesterday’s terror attack in Manchester, resulting in the deaths of 22 people and injuries to 59. . .

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

Kwaku Sakyi-Addo steps down as Telecoms Chamber CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the Telecoms Chamber, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo has stepped down after six years.

According to a statement from the Chamber, Mr Sakyi-Addo is taking on a new role as Chairman of the Board of the National Communication Authority (NCA).

Below is a copy of the statement

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications today announced that Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, its CEO, will leave the organization as he takes on a new responsibility as Chairman of the Board of the National Communications Authority (NCA), the industry regulator.

myjoyonline.comSun, Apr 9, 2017 Sun, Apr 9, 2017

Police arrest Chinese for illegal sale of arms

Police in Kumasi have arrested a Chinese woman for allegedly selling arms and ammunition without lawful authority.

Ashanti Region Deputy Commander, ACP Ampofo Duku, says 32-year-old housewife, Lucy Tang, was picked up on Friday upon a tip-off.

A search of her vehicle revealed four pump action guns, one Sig Sauer rifle and 70 rounds of 380 auto ammunition.

She led police to her residence at South Patasi where two foreign-made pistols, 37 pieces of Point 22 ammunition, 20 pieces of Point 25 ammunition and 11 Chinese passports, were found.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 1, 2016 Tue, Nov 1, 2016

Interior Minister Ambrose Dery, is this police behaviour acceptable to you?

Ghana is a very funny place. Hypocrisy and selfishness have eaten so much into our social fabric that some of us are even ready to assist in our self-destruction!

Currently, a video in the Twi language has gone 'viral' on the Internet, in which a young Ghanaian man is seen warning the Akufo- Addo Government not to carry out its plans to end galamsey.

myjoyonline.comTue, Apr 4, 2017 Tue, Apr 4, 2017

EC to declare results of December elections 72 hours after close of polls

Results of presidential and parliamentary elections would be announced within three days of casting of the ballot, the EC has announced.

EC Chairperson, Charlotte Osei, is confident the use of manual and electronic transmission of results will enable the Commission collate and declare results within 72 hours.

The Commission has been evaluating documents of telecom companies bidding for Virtual Private Network.

The secured network will enable results to be transmitted from 275 Collation Centers to the head office of the Electoral Commission.

myjoyonline.comThu, Oct 27, 2016 Thu, Oct 27, 2016