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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

Double salary: Blame Ghana’s financial management architecture – Prof Bawole

A public policy expert is blaming the lack of a database for public servants as the reason some John Mahama appointees received double salaries.

Prof. Justice Bawole believes the existence of a system which captures data of all government workers, would easily detect such payments once the details appear in multiples.

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

SWAG Awards: Anthony Baffoe wins Sports Personality of the Year

Former Ghana international Anthony Baffoe was named Sports Personality of the Year on Saturday by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana at their 42nd Awards Night.

The General Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana was awarded for his role in international football administration and his contribution to the development of football in Ghana, particularly at the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG).

myjoyonline.comSun, May 28, 2017 Sun, May 28, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers, Friday, June 9, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers, Friday, June 9, 2017

myjoyonline.comFri, Jun 9, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

If private sector fails under this gov't then it is Ghana's fate - Akufo-Addo

Government says businesses now have their best chance to succeed because their ambition is matched by a government which is private sector focused.

In his preliminary remarks at the opening of 2017 CEO's Summit Monday, Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo told business leaders, fate has presented them a government that has a "tireless desire" to see them succeed.

Delivering an address on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo, the Senior Minister was happy to tell a "true story" to dramatise his belief that if corporate Ghana fails, then it must have been written in the stars.

myjoyonline.comMon, May 22, 2017 Tue, May 23, 2017

Waiting until 2019 to construct footbridges too far – Adentan resident

A resident of Madina-Adentan is unhappy with a 2019 timeline given by the Ghana Highways Authority for the construction of bridges on the Madina-Adentan highway.

Selorm Brantie who is a member of the residents association is unimpressed with the assurance by GHA.

He said one year is too long a time and that more people would have died by that time.

According to him, the time to act is now to save lives since one life is one too many to lose.

myjoyonline.comMon, Nov 5, 2018 Tue, Nov 6, 2018

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

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

British Royals arrive in Accra: Everything you need to know about the historic visit

Today marks the first day of Prince Charles of Wales’ visit to Ghana, the first since 1977. Alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (who is visiting for the first time), the pair plans to tour some parts of Accra and Kumasi throughout the weekend and into Monday before heading to Nigeria on Tuesday morning. Here is everything you need to know.

Why

The trip is at the request of the British government to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ghana and the United Kingdom and will highlight key themes within the Commonwealth of Nations.

myjoyonline.comFri, Nov 2, 2018 Sun, Nov 4, 2018

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

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

Joyce Mogtari writes...Of Ameri and matters arising

In the not so recent past, under the watch of former President John Dramani Mahama, Ghana suffered a crippling power production deficit that was christened Dumsor- similar to the power crisis under former President John Agyekum Kufuor.

The deficit was the result of previous years of not adding any significant megawatts of production capacity to our generating plants, as against an increase in the power demand by homes and businesses, spurred by population growth and industrial expansion.

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

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

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

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

Montie hearing: Contemnors found guilty

Contemnors in a case of threat against justices of the Supreme Court have been found guilty.

The court presided over by Justice Sophia Akuffo found the accused guilty for scandalizing the court, defying and lowering the authority of the court and bringing it into disrepute.

Two radio panelists, Godwin Ako Gunn and Alistair Nelson were cited for inciting hatred against, and threatening to kill, justices of the Supreme Court.

myjoyonline.comMon, Jul 18, 2016 Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Millionaires in Ghana rise close to 3000 - Wealth Report

Ghana can now boast of 2,900 millionaires whose net worth has been estimated to be in dollars after some 200 more Ghanaians joined the list categorised as elite group in 2016.

Out of the number, at least 10 people joined the ranks of those with net wealth more than $10 million, with no addition to the pool of those worth $30 million and above.

myjoyonline.comTue, Mar 14, 2017 Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Mahama is buying votes, abusing incumbency – GII

Anti-corruption group, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) says the distribution of outboard motors to fishermen by President John Mahama in the Western Region is worse than vote buying.

It is akin to abuse of office, Executive Director of GII, Linda Ofori Kwafo told Joy FM's Francis Abban, Wednesday.

This comes as President Mahama began his campaign tour of the Western Region with a gleeful distribution of outboard motors to some fisher folks.

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

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

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers Monday, May 22, 2017

Ghanaian Newspaper this morning.

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