Menzgold boss, Nam1, arrives in Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of gold derivative dealership company, Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah, has arrived in Ghana from Dubai. JoyNews sources say he is currently with the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for interrogation. He had been in detention in Dubai since December 7, 2018 when he was arrested in that country on charges defrauding a business partner there. After months of legal tussle, he was released as prosecutors could not prove their case of fraud against him. A few weeks ago, it was reported that a…

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Parliament ‘drops the chamber’

The Parliamentary Service Board is set to announce a decision to drop plans to build a 450-seat chamber estimated to cost $200m. The Acting Director of Public Affairs of Parliament, Ms. Kate Addo, told Joy News’ Parliamentary Correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo the concerns of the people is paramount and have been taken into consideration in reaching the decision. She subsequently told the Midday News on Joy FM that the construction has been put on hold for now. Anger on social and mainstream media has been simmering since it emerged plans…

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Sista Afia Wins Best Female Artiste At Ghana Entertainment Awards USA

Been the most influential female artist in Ghana, Sista Afia has been awarded as the best Female artiste at the just ended Ghana Entertainment Awards USA. Sista Afia has over the years been consistent and after releasing series of hit songs in and outside Ghana under the year review, organizers of the event felt it right to award her craft Speaking to manager of Sista Afia, Emmanuel Arhin (Bossu Kule) on this achievement he stated We couldn’t do this alone, Glory be to God. He further talked about other projects…

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Ghana ranked 4th Most Peaceful Country in Africa

Ghana came 4th after Mauritius, Botswana and Malawi and respectively as the most peaceful country in Africa in the latest Global Peace Index. Ghana placed 44th in the world with Iceland leading the overall chart as the most ‘peaceful’ nation on Earth in the 2019 Global Peace Index. In addition, the world’s overall ‘peacefulness’ has improved for the first time in five years – although only marginally. Afghanistan was bottom of the list, moving below even Syria, while South Sudan, Yemen and Iraq were all in the bottom five. The report measures the ‘peacefulness’ of…

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Junior US’ Death: Police arrests Prime Suspect

Junior US’ Murder Arrest Police in Philadelphia in the United States have arrested a suspect in connection to the assassination of Nana Yaw Opoku popularly known on social media as Junior US aka Iron Boy. According to a police report, the suspect identified as 20-year-old Tejan Sherif, from the 200 block of Marshall Street is the prime suspect in the act and was arrested on Tuesday morning. Tejan Sherif has so far been charged with murder, criminal conspiracy, burglary, robbery, and related offenses. Prior to Junior US’ murder, he was…

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Akufo-Addo’s policies improving our lives – Upper West Chiefs

A number of chiefs and their people in the Upper West Region have hailed the Akufo-Addo government for implementing programmes they say continue to transform their lives. At separate mini durbars on Saturday, 1st June, 2019 the chiefs and people of Tanina, Bulenga and Tabeasi in the Wa West, Wa East and Daffiama Bussie Issa districts respectively all lauded government for its targeted approach to ensure inclusive development which have a direct, positive bearing on their daily lives, which revolves around agriculture. Government’s policies received a thumbs up when the…

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Ursula cuts sod for construction, overhaul, repair of Ablekuma west roads

The Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma West, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Friday, May 31, 2019, cut the sod for the construction, repair and rehabilitation of roads in the Constituency. The project would see the construction of the 2.9km Western Link road, which on completion will become an alternative for the main Dansoman highway and it would be executed by Oswald Investment Limited. The project would also include the repair and rehabilitation (asphalting) of inside roads in the Constituency. Speaking to Journalists after cutting the sod for the commencement of…

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US demands social media details from visa applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually.  Certain diplomatic and official visa applicants will be exempt from the stringent new measures.  However, people travelling to the US to work or to study will have to hand over their information. “We are constantly…

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Virginia Beach shooting: 12 killed after city worker opens fire at colleagues

At least 12 people were killed and several injured on Friday in a mass shooting at a government building in the US state of Virginia. Police said the suspect, a long-term and current Virginia Beach city employee, fired “indiscriminately” in a public utilities building. The gunman, whose identity was not released, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. Officials said an officer was wounded when a bullet struck his vest. How did the shooting unfold? The attack began shortly after 16:00 (20:00 GMT), at Virginia Beach Municipal Center,…

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GIJ launches media contest to mark 60 years

The Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) on Wednesday launched its 60th-anniversary celebrations to students, staff, alumni and corporate Ghana. Activities to mark Diamond Jubilee celebrations include a media contest. Mr Akwasi Owusu Agyeman, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of Ghana Tourism Authority who was present at the launch encouraged citizen participation in national matters, adding that they had a role to play as ordinary individuals in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The CEO who is also a Council member of the Institute said the media contest which would include; articles,…

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