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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

BoG must move quickly to deal with non-bank sector – Ken Thompson

The Chief Executive Officer of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson says the Bank of Ghana (BoG) must move quickly to deal with the non-bank sector to save Ghana’s economy from collapse.

Mr Thompson said the Bank of Ghana has done a good job in cleaning the banking sector adding that without a robust financial system the economy will collapse.

myjoyonline.comTue, Nov 13, 2018 Wed, Nov 14, 2018

The Odumase bill that has led to a kill

The life of Thomas Partey snuffed out of him in stray-bullet style. Too quickly to afford him the luxury of screaming or writhing in pain, eyewitnesses say.

It would seem as quick as power is snuffed out of homes by the Power Distribution Service (PDS) officials on a mass disconnection exercise in the Eastern region.

The 14-year-old has died over a 3-year old problem – “extremely outrageous” electricity bills in the Lower Manya Krobo area.

myjoyonline.comFri, May 24, 2019 Mon, May 27, 2019

NPP's incompetence was exposed when Ghana left HIPC - Fifi Kwetey

The governing NDC says there is nothing phenomenal about the New Patriotic Party (NPP) economic record because it was shielded from economic difficulties through its decision to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

At the “Setting the records straight” press conference broadcasted on Joy FM, Transport Minister, Fifi Kwetey said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has had to face economic difficulties unseen under the NPP government.

myjoyonline.comThu, Sep 22, 2016 Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Rawlings calls for cool heads over soldier's killing

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings has called for calm and restraint as the security agencies investigate the unfortunate lynching of a serving military officer at Denkyira-Obuasi.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the former President expressed his sincere condolences to the wife, family and the unit of the late Captain Maxwell Mahama for their unfortunate loss.

“Your loss is a loss to the whole country. Your husband, son and brother lost his life serving his country.”

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

NPP didn’t win 2016 elections, NDC lost – Capt.(retd) Asase Gyimah

A leading member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has offered a fascinating assessment of the 2016 general elections, blaming the party’s poor performance at the polls on indignant supporters.

Naval Captain (Retired) Asase Gyimah suggests that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not win the elections based on the popular appeal of then opposition party’s campaign messages, but due to NDC’s internal challenges.

myjoyonline.comThu, Jun 29, 2017 Thu, Jun 29, 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

Newspaper headlines: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Today's Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers.

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

Ghanaian politicians love slogans but lack implementation capacity - UN expert

A UN human rights expert has commended Ghana as a champion of African democracy and a country which has achieved some important development milestones.

But says unless growing inequality and continuing high poverty rates are addressed the country will fall far short of meeting the key UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the eradication of extreme poverty by 2030.

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

Ghana, Sierra Leone agree to ratify agreement for cooperation

Ghana and Sierra Leone have agreed to ratify the agreement for cooperation between the two countries, so as to provide the legal framework for addressing their trade and investment concerns.

Despite the good relations that exist between the two countries, there is no framework for cooperation to guide these relations
This development has hampered the deepening of bilateral ties and cooperation amongst the two countries.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 25, 2017 Thu, May 25, 2017

NPP takes care of media better than NDC even in opposition - Bagbin

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament says the only political party in the country that is media friendly even when it is in opposition is the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Alban Bagbin said the NPP knows how to pamper and invest in the media which it did with distinction when it boycotted the 1992 general elections. The NPP went to Parliament for the first time in 1997.

myjoyonline.comThu, Jun 8, 2017 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

World Bank confirms discussions to extend Ghana’s IMF programme

World Bank Country Director Henry Kerali has confirmed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in discussions with Ghana over extension of the Fund program.

This confirms earlier reports by JOYBUSINESS that government is likely to extend the fund program which should have ended in April 2018.

The move JOYBUSINESS understands has been influenced by IMF’s concerns that Ghana may not be able to implement the critical reforms before the original completion date of April 2018.

myjoyonline.comTue, May 9, 2017 Tue, May 9, 2017

Front pages of Ghanaian Newspapers Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ghanaian Newspapers this morning. . .

myjoyonline.comTue, May 23, 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

Akufo-Addo wants Ghana-Togo borders open 24hrs

President Nana Akufo-Addo is advocating a 24-hour opening of the Ghana and Togo borders in a bid which he said will boost trade and tourism between the countries.

He said the opening of the borders will give true meaning to the ECOWAS Protocols on Free Movement of Goods and Persons and will spur on progress and prosperity for both nationals.

The President said it will ensure that the peoples of the two nations reap the economic benefits thereof.

myjoyonline.comThu, May 4, 2017 Thu, May 4, 2017

EC to recruit electoral officers with higher education

Starting this year, anyone desiring to serve the Electoral Commission (EC) in the capacity of an electoral officer must have a higher educational background.

EC Chairman, Charlotte Osei, says this measure is aimed at safeguarding the integrity of the electoral process which has been a subject of debate in the country.

According to her, such persons would be made to take an oath before a magistrate so that in the event they foul the law, they would be punished.

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

Two NDC MPs ask Supreme Court to define "total revenue of Ghana"

Two NDC MPs have proceeded to the Supreme Court, suspecting the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, is manipulating funds set aside for district assemblies.

The MPs; Benjamin Kpodo of Ho Central and Richard Quashigah of Keta, say the District Assemblies are by law entitled to 5% of total government revenue.

myjoyonline.comFri, Dec 29, 2017 Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Mahama jets off to India for AfDB meeting

Former President John Dramani Mahama is in Ahmedabad, India to attend the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, according to a statement issued by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to Mr Mahama.

The AfDB, which works to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of African people, is meeting on the theme ‘Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa.’

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

Mahama gets thumbs up despite ‘Ghana heading in wrong direction’

Although 7 out of 10 Ghanaians say the country is heading in the wrong direction, President Mahama got a higher approval rating, a Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) survey has revealed.

In the study, 48% of respondents approve of the president’s management of the country while a percent less (47%) believes he has got it wrong as his first-term comes to an end in December.

myjoyonline.comWed, Aug 10, 2016 Wed, Aug 10, 2016