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‘Economy is not broke’ – Terkper insists

Despite an unwavering rise in public debt and government’s difficulty to meet key statutory financial obligations, the Finance Minister has dispelled a widely held view that the economy is broke.

Seth Terkper insists government’s tax revenue mobilization is progressing, suggesting that government's borrowing spree is temporary.
“The economy is not broke. We are even in an era where the Bank of Ghana is not financing government, it has never happened,” he said.

myjoyonline.comWed, Sep 21, 2016 Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Learn genocide lessons; Ghana gov't told as Rwanda marks 23rd Anniversary

The government of Rwanda has entreated Ghana to learn lessons from the ethnic cleansing which claimed the lives of millions of Rwandans in 1994.

Chairman of the Rwandan Community in Ghana, Bernadin Gatete says failure by Ghana to embrace its ethnic and cultural diversity could plunge the country into similar atrocities.

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

Double-track removes pressure to secure GH¢1bn for infrastructure dev't – Education Minister

The Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, says the double-track system, which government intends to roll out in September this year at the Senior High School (SHS) level, will save the nation at least a billion Ghana cedis.

He suggests that although the government will eventually spend money to expand infrastructure to deal with the challenges brought on by the free SHS policy, the double-track system will, for instance, remove the pressure to rush through obtaining the funds and putting up school buildings.

Time, he said, is not on government's side.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe is new ECOWAS chairperson

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has been named the new chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Liberia’s capital Monrovia.

He takes over the rotational role from Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who faced a tough task in her 12-month tenure.

Mr Gnassingbe's election was announced at the 51st ECOWAS Summit of Heads of State held for the first time in Liberia on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 5, 2017 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Ghana on the verge of petroleum crisis; gov't warned

The Association of Oil Marketing Companies (AOMCs) has called on the government to regulate the growing activities of black market petroleum dealers which it says are pushing Ghana towards a petroleum crisis.

“Given the gravity of Petroleum Black Market dealers, we members of the AOMCs give the government 48 hours to bring this menace to an end.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 2, 2017 Wed, May 3, 2017

Ghana, Cote D'Ivoire to sign 'agreement for strategic partnership'

President Nana Akufo-Addo has revealed that close co-operation between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire will be facilitated by a new initiative dubbed “An Agreement For a Strategic Partnership”, that will be signed by the two countries.

This agreement, according to President Akufo-Addo, will bind Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire “in even closer intimacy and go beyond the bounds of the concept of the Permanent Joint Commission, which is the conventional tool for co-operation.”

myjoyonline.comSat, May 6, 2017 Sun, May 7, 2017

Deputy Sports Minister, Acting NSA DG suspended over visa scandal

The president has suspended from office the Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports as well as the Acting Director General of the National Sports Authority.

The suspension which takes immediate effect is in reaction to the visa scandal which has rocked the country in the wake of the Commonwealth games currently underway in Australia.

More soon

myjoyonline.comThu, Apr 12, 2018 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Wealth of 5 richest Nigerians could end poverty - Oxfam report

The combined wealth of Nigeria’s five richest men - $29.9 billion - could end extreme poverty in that country according to a new report published by Oxfam today.

The report, ‘Inequality in Nigeria,’ exposes the large and growing gap between rich and poor. It reveals how the benefits of economic growth have been captured by a wealthy elite at the expense of ordinary Nigerians.

According to Forbes the 5 richest Nigerians are: Aliko Dangote (net worth US $14.4 billion), Mike Adenuga (net worth US $9.9 billion),

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

Ridge Hospital Medical Director at war with Health Minister over dismissal

The Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital says he will not vacate his position hours after he was dismissed by the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu on Wednesday.

Dr Thomas Awuni Naba told Joy News’ Hannah Odame Thursday, the Minister has no right to dismiss him.

“The only person who can terminate my appointment is Ghana Health Council...I still have three years,” he said.

The Health Minister is reported to have dismissed the Medical Director of the Ridge Hospital days to the official opening of the hospital renamed the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 18, 2017 Thu, May 18, 2017

Minority condemns ‘barbaric’ murder of soldier, urges restraint

The Minority in Parliament says the gruesome murder of a military officer in the Central Region demonstrates the lawlessness the country has been plunged into for the past months.

The Nationla Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs in a statement Tuesday want government to protect the “enviable” democratic record bequeathed to it by the past administration.

Minority leader, Haruna Iddrisu condemned the killing of Captain Maxwell Adam Mahama by some residents at Diaso on Monday while on his early morning jogging.

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

Akufo-Addo's reshuffle imminent! Who goes out?

The president, Nana Akufo-Addo is set to announce his first ever ministerial reshuffle but is likely to maintain the number of appointees at 110.

The object of the reshuffle may be to inject freshness in the administration with the president shifting his men and women around with very little casualties.

However, Myjoyonline.com has learnt Women and Children’s Affairs minister Otiko Afisa Djaba is likely to be one of the few casualties in a reshuffle that may come as a surprise to some.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 8, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018

Gov’t to engage US Embassy over Ex-Prez, MPs privileges withdrawal

Government says it will do all it can to reverse a decision by the United States Embassy, to withdraw some privileges extended to former Presidents in the country.

Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the Foreign Affairs Ministry is yet to engage the Embassy for further details since the Ambassador did not make the pronouncement during a meeting with the Ministry but rather, at a meeting with Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 23, 2017 Sat, Jun 24, 2017

I received MP's salary, top-up as minister- Pelpuo

The second batch of ex-government appointees suspected to have taken double salaries have taken their turn at the Police Criminal and Investigative Department, Wednesday to prove their innocence.

Dr Rashid Pelpuo, MP for Wa Central, Acquinas Tawiah Quansah, MP for Mfantseman and Fifi Kwetey MP for Ketu South were present at the police CID in the company of their lawyers to explain to investigators how they ended receiving double salaries as MPs and ministers while serving under ex-president John Mahama.

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

The $150m mystery: Three Ghana Gas helicopters missing?

Although government has paid $150m for three helicopters for Ghana Gas Company, the whereabouts of the choppers remains a mystery, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) has revealed.

It is not known whether the helicopters have been delivered or missing.

"I have asked about the helicopters but there are no answers forth coming” Dr Steve Manteaw who is a member of the committee said Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday.

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

Full text: 2016 Manifesto of NDC

President John Mahama officially launched the 2016 manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Sunyani on Saturday.
With all the stalwarts of the party present, the 80-page document titled "Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana" was publicly outdoored in a magnificent style at the Sunyani Coronation Park.

This was done some four days after President John Mahama presented highlights of the manifesto at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra.

myjoyonline.comSun, Sep 18, 2016 Sun, Sep 18, 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne visits Ghana

I am very pleased to announce that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, daughter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, will visit Ghana from this evening as part of a two-country visit to West Africa that also encompasses Sierra Leone.

This visit, The Princess Royal’s third to Ghana, will celebrate the unique friendship between the UK and Ghana as it marks its 60th Anniversary of Independence. It will also reinforce the strength and depth of our bilateral relations.

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

IMF warns of full-blown financial, economic crises in Ghana if...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning of a full-blown financial crisis for Ghana if aggressive measures are not taken to check government’s rising debts.

The Fund gave the warning in its staff report sent to its Executive Board requesting it pass Ghana’s performance under the third review of the program.

According to the IMF staff, their fears are based on some tight financing conditions facing government as a result of challenges with revenue mobilization, a development that could result in some overruns in the coming weeks, as the election season approaches.

myjoyonline.comWed, Oct 5, 2016 Wed, Oct 5, 2016

Mahama appointees cause of 2016 defeat – Nana Ato Dadzie

Former Chief of Staff, Nana Ato Dadzie says the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) lost the 2016 elections because appointees of former President John Mahama failed him.

The NDC led then by incumbent John Mahama unexpectedly lost the presidential and parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2016 after polling just 44.40 percent.

Then opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recorded a stunning 53.85 percent of the total valid votes cast to win the election.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jun 26, 2017 Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Ghana Bar Association expresses surprise over release of Delta 8

The Ghana Bar Association says it was shocked by the release of some eight members of pro-NPP vigilante group, Delta Force, who were being tried for attacking a court.

GBA Vice President, Tony Forson told Joy News Wednesday, the Association has decided to study the judge’s ruling to understand what led to the decision.

He said GBA is still committed to its earlier statement that the eight men should be prosecuted for disrupting justice.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 18, 2017 Thu, May 18, 2017

AMERI saga: Minority want Bediatuo sacked

The Minority in Parliament is demanding that the President sacks his Executive Secretary, Nana Asante Bediatuo, over the controversial revised AMERI deal that has led to the firing of Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko.

They have also called on the police to institute a criminal probe into the processes that led to the review of the deal that was initially signed by the previous John Mahama administration.

Parliament last month froze approval processes for the agreement following concerns the new deal will cost the country about a billion dollars more.

myjoyonline.comTue, Aug 7, 2018 Wed, Aug 8, 2018