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Try football if you can’t innovate, Africa’s ‘Bill Gates’ tells software copy-cats

CEO of SOFTribe Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse is worried that the constant copying of  creative solutions among software developers is killing the spirit of innovation necessary for a flourishing App industry. In his characteristic tongue-in-the-cheek, Herman also known as Africa’s Bill Gates, told software copy-cats to “become a footballer if you are not an innovator. His advice was part of a power-point prese ...

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President hasn’t ordered us to increase tariffs – PURC insists

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says it has not received any official directive from the President ordering them to increase utility tariffs. The Managing Director of WAPco, Walter Perez at a press conference on Wednesday, indicated that President Mahama through Cabinet has directed the PURC to increase tariffs to help offset about $80 million debt owed by the Volta River Authority (VRA). ...

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ECG intensifies mass disconnection in Western Region

The Electricity Company of Ghana in Takoradi has started an aggressive campaign to recover over 18 million Ghana cedis in debt owed the company by some public institutions in the region. The campaign by the power distributor is aimed at forcing customers to pay the accumulated bills. The company has so far cut power supply to the main administrative block of the Takoradi Polytechnic and the GBC transmission ...

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LMVCA: We will use legitimate means to get new voters’ register by August 2016

Pressure group Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) says it is resolved in a steady campaign for a new voters’ register, assuring it will achieve this goal before August next year. Spokesperson for the New Patriotic Party (NPP)-backed alliance, Ibrahim Adjei, said Thursday on PM Express – on Joy News, Multi TV – that if by August next year the Electoral Commission has not compiled a new electoral role, it wil ...

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FULL STORY: SHS graduate murdered, dumped in a swimming pool [WARNING: Graphic images]

The walls of the house are about ten metres high and fortified with electric fence. At every material moment, there are two security guards in the house: a private security man from Westec Security and an armed police officer. With a CCTV camera in the house, the Essien’s house can be described as very secure for its occupants. Ironically it was in this house that 23-year old house help, Veracity Elorm Oten ...

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Aps. Achim Gyimah sermonizes: Fruitfulness in Good Stewardship

BIBLE READINGS: Matthew 25:1-30; John 15:1-16; 1Cor.4:1-2 Presented by Apostle Emmanuel Achim Gyimah, Area Head, TCOP, Kaneshie, Accra. INTRODUCTION : The great Theme of The Church of Pentecost for 2015-"Being a Good Steward of God in my Generation", has many dimensions that cover every area of life and service in the Kingdom business. It covers stewardship of our very lives, families, Mysteries of God's Ki ...

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Photo of the week: A ‘pleasurable’ walk in the rain

As bad as the floods were last Friday, it may not have not been so bad for these two young people. Award-winning photojournalist David Andoh was at Circle to capture the moment when this woman mounted the back of a strong and willing man for what looked like a 'pleasurable'' walk in the rain. ...

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Ghana pays about US$10m debt to Nigeria Gas

Government has settled part of its debt to the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) and Nigeria Gas Association, N-GAs, following the first round of talks with the Nigerian authorities yesterday. The negotiations, Joy News has learnt, will continue as yesterday's payment buys Ghana some time to conclude negotiations to curtail the cut in gas supply from Nigeria. The WAPCo had threatened to cut gas supp ...

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Contempt of Parliament charge looms over Prof. Stephen Adei after ‘glorified thieves’ comment.

In a highly explosive commentary, former Rector of GIMPA, Professor Stephen Adei says eight out of 10 politicians are nothing more than ‘glorified thieves’. He says he was shocked to have been told that parliamentarians in Ghana now need to be bribed before passing a law. “Now if you want to parliament to pass anything else, not only do you go to the committee and bribe them…. “… but after they have gotten ...

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Ghana to experience Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung Electronics dazzled the tech industry by announcing their innovative Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5 at the Unpacked event held in New York on August 13, 2015. The Galaxy Edge+ and Note 5 will soon be available for preview and pre-registration at selected locations and Samsung dealer shops in Ghana. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 blend form and function with industry leading features, i ...

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