Politics

Tokyo 2020: Gold medals, shock exits, high temperatures and positive Covid tests on day one

https://www.myjoyonline.com/tokyo-2020-gold-medals-shock-exits-high-temperatures-and-positive-covid-tests-on-day-one/China won the first gold medal of the Games and hosts Japan claimed their first gold on a sweltering opening day of the Tokyo Olympics. Athletes complained about exhausting conditions given the combination of high temperatures and humidity, with several tennis players asking for matches to be moved to start later in the day. Cyclists …

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Police on manhunt for 31-year-old murder suspect

https://www.myjoyonline.com/police-on-manhunt-for-31-year-old-murder-suspect/Police in Sawla in the Sawla Tuna Kalba District of the Savannah Region, have mounted a manhunt for a 31-year-old suspect known as Agaza of Gindabor, for the murder of 30-year-old Herdsman, Adama Dauda at Tuna. JoyNews‘ sources in Tuna indicated that, the deceased, on the eve of the Eid Ul Adha festivity, patronised a …

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1,500 birds culled at Ketu South to prevent spread of bird flu

https://www.myjoyonline.com/1500-birds-culled-at-ketu-south-to-prevent-spread-of-bird-flu/About 1,500 birds have been killed on a poultry farm at Torkor, near Denu, in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region. The initiative, taken by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, was to prevent the spread of bird flu recorded in the country recently. During a visit to the affected farm, the Deputy Minister …

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Sam George ‘mocks’ Sister Derby over LGBTQ+ bill saga

Musician and LGBTQ+ activist, Sister Derby, and Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, have been exchanging words on twitter following the latter’s championing of a bill that seeks to criminalise LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana. The bill, since Friday, has got social media talking with some Ghanaians in support while others disagree. In a tweet, […]

Ecobank introduces Ecobank Home Mortgage programme

https://www.myjoyonline.com/ecobank-introduces-ecobank-home-mortgage-programme/Ecobank Ghana, in partnership with Enterprise Trustees, has rolled out a mortgage scheme that provides up to 100% financing for a beneficiary’s property of choice. The package forms part of Ecobank’s Home Mortgage programme which unlocks homeownership for tier 2 and 3 pension contributors. It also gives contributors the opportunity to own their own homes, …

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All you need to know about Special Prosecutor nominee Kissi Agyebeng

https://www.myjoyonline.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-special-prosecutor-nominee-kissi-agyebeng/ Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Private Legal Practitioner, Mr Kissi Agyebeng will be confirmed by Parliament and appointed Special Prosecutor by President Akufo-Addo in the coming days. Mr Agyebeng has been unanimously recommended by the Appointments Committee of Parliament and, if approved by the House, will replace Mr Martin Amidu, who resigned from the position …

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Ebo Whyte launches new book ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’

https://www.myjoyonline.com/ebo-whyte-launches-new-book-lets-talk-about-sex/One of Ghana’s leading playwright, Uncle Ebo Whyte has launched his latest book: “Let’s Talk About Sex.” The event which took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra was well attended by top Ghanaian dignitaries and media personalities including the Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mark Okraku-Mantey, George Quaye, Kwaku Sintim-Misa (KSM) …

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Akufo-Addo’s £15,000 per hour trip on a luxury jet: Na who cause am? – Ransford Gyampo quizzes

https://www.myjoyonline.com/akufo-addos-15000-per-hour-trip-on-a-luxury-jet-na-who-cause-am-ransford-gyampo-quizzes/Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo has wondered why Ghanaians have failed to demand accountability from those they give power to, with regard to how effectively our taxes are utilised. “Na who cause am? It’s been like this since 1992, we have had Presidents hiring chartered flights on missions abroad and …

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President’s Foreign Trips: Hiding issues under national security tag won’t wash anymore – Martin Kpebu

https://www.myjoyonline.com/presidents-foreign-trips-hiding-issues-under-national-security-tag-wont-wash-anymore-martin-kpebu/Private Legal Practitioner, Martin Kpebu, has stated that the practice of government officials tagging certain public interest information as a matter of national security is disingenuous and should be rejected. According to him, a lot of information government officials tag as national security tends to be issues of public interest and are thus, simply an …

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Police on manhunt for killers of Okada rider at Abomosu

https://www.myjoyonline.com/police-on-manhunt-for-killers-of-okada-rider-at-abomosu/Police at Kwabeng in the Eastern Region have launched investigations into the murder of an Okada rider at Akyem Abomosu in the Atewa West District. The deceased, Joshua Adu, who is believed to be in his 30s went missing on Tuesday evening after a female passenger allegedly hired him to an unknown destination. His colleague …

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