Easter

The meaning of Easter is Jesus Christ’s victory over death. His resurrection symbolizes the eternal life that is granted to all who believe in Him. The meaning of Easter also symbolizes the complete verification of all that Jesus preached and taught during His three-year ministry. If He had not risen from the dead, if He had merely died and not been resurrected, He would have been considered just another teacher or Rabbi. However, His resurrection changed all that and gave final and irrefutable proof that He was really the Son of God and that He had conquered death once and for all.  God’s love is different than natural human love. […]

“There Will Be Uprising After 2020 If Things Don’t Change” – Duncan-Williams

Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams is General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of the Action Chapel International Ministry, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, says the animosity in African politics and high levels of youth unemployment are setting the stage for chaos. He predicts an uprising akin to the Arab Spring after 2020 in West Africa if political leaders on the continent and in the sub-region do not deliver on the mandates. “I am predicting, by divine authority, after 2020 going if things don’t change, there will be an uprising, a civil uprising on the continent of Africa…You see the Arab uprising, there is a wind coming to […]

Tourism Minister axed as President rings 9 changes

Catherine Afeku

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced nine changes in his government, the second reshuffle since he was sworn into office in 2017. The biggest change is the removal of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister Catherine Afeku, who now moves to the Office of the President as a Minister of State. She will now work specifically at the Office of the Senior Minister which is within the presidency. MP for Huni-Valley, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, replaces the Evalue-Ajomoro-Gwira MP as the new Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts-designate. The Upper West regional minister Sulemana Alhassan has been sacked with his position going to Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, a new entrant into the Akufo-Addo government,  Three […]

Ban NPP, NDC, to stem vigilantism – PPP

The General Secretary of the Progressive Peoples Party [PPP], Murtala Mohammed, says the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are to blame for the proliferation of vigilante groups in the country. Appearing before the Emile Short Commission he outlined sources of electoral violence, which if not checked, will replay the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. The Emile Short Commission has been tasked to investigate the violence which nearly marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections in Greater Accra which recently took place to elect a replacement for the MP Kyeremanteng Agyarko who passed on following a short illness in the United States of America. In his testimony to the Commission Monday, […]

Ken Agyapong, Muntaka trade insults in Parliament

Some Parliamentarians on Wednesday morning had to physically restrain two of their colleagues as they took turns to trade insults on the Floor of the House ahead of sitting.  Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong was confronting his Asawase colleague, Muntaka Mubarak, who has moved a motion on the Floor for the second time referring the vociferous NPP member to Parliament’s privileges committee. According to Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, the two of them met in the lobby of the House’s where some exchanges ensued. Obviously unhappy, Mr Agyapong who took offence,confronted Mr Muntaka Mubarak, raising issues with his utterances and suggesting he should be referred to the privileges committee. The exchanges in the lobby […]

Armed robbers attack 49 passengers on Kintampo-Tamale highway

Twelve armed men on Wednesday attacked 49 passengers who were travelling from Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region to the Greater Accra Region in a VVIP Bus. The robbers absconded with an unspecified amount of money, passports, mobile phones, other personal belongings and also inflicted gunshot and cutlass wounds on some of the passengers. Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani. He said the bus with registration number GT5258-17 was attacked at Abodweser, a location between Buipe in the Northern Region and Kadelso near Kintampo in the Brong-Ahafo Region He said at about 2245 hours […]

NDC postpones flagbearer election

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has postponed the party’s flagbearer election slated for Saturday, January 26, until it settles a court case brought against it by two of its members. Two members of the party, Mr Abdallah Issah and Mr James Kabu Nartey-Oman sued the party in December last year over the guidelines governing the party’s presidential primary. Mr Kobby Barlon, a Deputy National Organiser of the NDC, told the GNA on Tuesday that both the plaintiffs and defendants had agreed on an out-of-court settlement when they appeared before an Accra High Court on Monday, January 14. He said the court presided over by Mrs Georgina Mensah-Datsa asked the parties to […]

Chaos at UEW as students disrupt classes over sacked lecturers

Students have escalated their displeasure over the sacking of three principal officers, rampaging through two of the university’s three campuses. Principal of the College of Languages Education at Ajumako Prof. Ephraim Avea Nsoh was sacked because he had not been cooperating with other management members, the Daily Graphic has reported. The local President of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), Dr. Frimpong Kakyire Duku,was sacked after initiating legal action against his employer “without any cause” and without exhausting internal procedures. An Alumni representative on the University Council, Dr. Emmanuel Osei Sarpong, was sacked for showing disrespect to the Council and refusing to back their decisions. Some 24 hours ago, the students largely drawn […]

Gov’t introduces electronic system to cut down on fertilizer smuggling

The Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led administration, through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, has introduced a new system in a bid to monitor the fertilizer subsidy programme and farming inputs given to farmers. The new service requires every farmer who wants to benefit from the subsidy have to be biometrically registered but farmers who have already registered can purchase the fertilizer. Before any purchase is made an agent at the retail shop would take the fingerprint of the farmer and match it with the code on the bag of the fertilizer. The code identifies the region, district, fertilizer type, source, distributor and details of the retailer.  It will be able to […]

Brong Ahafo Region: NDC professionals hold maiden event to support party Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com

The Brong Ahafo Professionals Forum of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) (BA PROFORUM) held its maiden end of year dinner on the January 7, 2019. The event was an opportunity for members of the forum who live in various parts of the region to meet, socialize, feast and share ideas on how BA PROFORUM can support the formally existing NDC party structures within the region to win back power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming 2020 elections. The BA PROFORUM is the Brong Ahafo Regional Branch of the NATIONALPROFORUM which was launched on March 6, 2018, under the leadership of Professor Sam Pee Yalley who is the current National President of the NDC PROFESSIONALS FORUM […]

Update: Death toll in mine blast rises to 13

At least 13 miners have died after an explosion within the mining concession of Chinese company, Shaanzi Mining Ltd in the Upper East region. Medical administrator of the Upper East Regional Hospital where bodies of the deceased were deposited confirmed the deaths to Joy News Wednesday. The tragedy happened Wednesday at dawn while workers of the company based in the Talensi district blasted explosives in an effort to mine. Eyewitnesses say powerful billows of smoke choked them to death. Dr. Patrick Atobrah said three miners believed to be illegal miners were brought in dead. Four others died later while receiving treatment. But in the last hour, five more have died.  A survivor told Joy […]