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Isolated Togolese haven’t tested positive to Coronavirus – KMA

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has described as false reports suggesting that 11 out of 12 Togolese nationals detained in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, had tested positive for Coronavirus. According to a press release issued by the Assembly and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Henrietta Afia Kunadu Aboagye, “A letter signed by the Metro […]

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Accra, Kumasi begin three-day clean-up exercise

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, in conjunction with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Environmental Service Providers Agency have embarked on a three-day deep clean-up exercise of Accra Metropolis. The exercise – which is simultaneously being done in Accra and the Kumasi metropolis – is aimed at ensuring that lorry stations, market centres, […]

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Buahema Christian writes: A shift towards appreciation

What does appreciation mean to you? To me, it’s gratitude for a lesson learned combined with curiosity, and a continuous yearning for learning and an optimism lovingly marinated in a generous dose of hope. It is a recipe made for success. In 2008, my company Shear Power Ventures, with the support of sponsors including Ghana […]

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Specialist doctor at Ridge Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

A specialist doctor at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as the Ridge Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. The affected doctor returned to Ghana from South Africa where he attended a medical conference. This makes the case an imported one. He is now under self-quarantine as a result. A release from the Ridge […]

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Nothing to Something: Kweku Afro sings about his life struggles [Video]

Fast-rising Afropop singer, Kweku Afro, has outdoored his first single for 2020. The track, produced by himself, is about his own journey; a motivational spiel that emphasises the value of diligent hustle. Titled ‘Nothing to Something’, Kweku shares the low times he has had in life. But like all true winners, those troubling experiences, rather […]

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COVID-19: Citi TV to provide free transport for health workers beginning April 6

Citi TV, will from Monday, April 6, 2020, provide buses to transport nurses, doctors and paramedics free of charge to their respective workplaces. The gesture forms part of the station’s contribution towards the national effort in fighting the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana. Four buses have been dedicated for the purpose and they will ply […]

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Darkovibes unveils debut album titled ‘Kpanlogo’

Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Darkovibes has unveiled his highly anticipated debut album ‘Kpanlogo.’ The album fuses elements of Ghanaian Afrobeat with hip-hop, rap, and trap, and features collaborations with Runtown, Mr. Eazi, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Joey B, Peruzzi, and Mugeez (R2Bees). Talking about the inspiration behind his debut studio album, Darkovibes said he wanted to […]

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COVID-19: Isaac Adongo donates PPEs to 42 health facilities in Bolgatanga

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has resourced health facilities in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region with medical equipment to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical equipment includes hand sanitizers, veronica buckets, reusable overalls, medical infrared thermometers and disposable overalls. The rest are surgical masks, gloves, spray […]

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Parliament passes COVID-19 National Trust Fund Bill

Parliament on Thursday evening passed the COVID-19 National Trust Fund Bill, 2020. The House earlier determined to pass the Bill under a certificate of urgency after it was laid in the house by Attorney General. The trust will receive donations for disbursement and also make provisions for how the trust should be managed. Citi News

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COVID-19: CBOD supports KCCR with GHS100,000 donation

The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has donated an amount of GHS100,000 to the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research (KCCR). The donation was done on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, via video conferencing, in line with the government’s social distancing directive. CBOD Chairman and CEO of Cirrus Oil Services Ltd. Ivy Apea Owusu made the […]

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COVID-19: Avoid unnecessary video calls – Telcos Chamber to Ghanaians

The Telecommunications Chamber has called on Ghanaians to limit data usage as they stay home in compliance with the lockdown directives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chamber in a 10-point guidance document asked Ghanaians to avoid unnecessary video calls and also limit the amount of data they use within digital rush hours such as […]

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Covid-19: Togo declares 3 months state of emergency

Togo President Faure Gnassingbé has declared a 3-month state of emergency to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The President said the seriousness of the situation warrants a quick response, which includes the immediate start of a curfew from 7pm to 6am local time. President Gnassingbe announced that an alleviation package of nearly 400 […]

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Coronavirus: Nana Addo to meet leaders of political parties today

President Nana Akufo-Addo will later today, Friday, April 3, 2020, meet the leadership of all political parties in the country to deliberate on the best measures the spread of the novel coronavirus in Ghana. President Akufo-Addo has in the past held discussions with members of the clergy, market women and transport operators to find ways […]

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COPEC demands official withdrawal of new ‘levy’ slapped on LPG by NPA

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers, COPEC, is demanding an official publication from the National Petroleum Authority, NPA, notifying Ghanaians of a withdrawal of some levies it placed on Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG. According to COPEC, the NPA on Tuesday directed Oil Marketing Companies to start charging 13.5 pesewas on every kilogram of LPG from the […]

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Get banks to reduce interest rate on loans over COVID-19 impact – GUTA to Gov’t

The Ghana Union of Traders Association, GUTA, is appealing to government to get banks to reduce interest rates on loans given to businesses or defer interest payment due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Association, it is unreasonable for banks to still maintain high interest rate on loans in such […]

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COVID-19: Avoid unnecessary video calls, limit browsing – Telcos Chamber to Ghanaians

The Telecommunications Chamber is urging Ghanaians to be guided by the way they use mobile internet data as they stay home in compliance to lockdown directives due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Among other specific appeals, the Chamber said citizens must avoid unnecessary video calls and also limit the amount of data they use within digital […]

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Coronavirus: Confirmed cases pass one million globally

More than a million cases of coronavirus have been registered globally, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University – another grim milestone as the world grapples with the spreading pandemic. More than 51,000 people have died and more than 208,000 have recovered, according to the university’s figures. The US accounts for the most cases; […]

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World Bank supports Ghana’s COVID-19 fight with $100m

The World Bank is providing $100 million to Ghana to assist the country in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. This $100 million will be made available to the government as short, medium and long-term support. This financing package includes $35 million in emergency support to help the country provide improved response systems. Under this emergency package, […]

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Global coronavirus cases hit 1m as deaths pass 50k

Global coronavirus cases hit one million on Thursday, April 2, as deaths passed 50,000. Currently, there are officially 1,000,938 people across the globe who have tested positive for coronavirus and the death toll stands at 51,375 with the USA recording more than 20 percent of the total infections. 210,244 people have fully recovered globally from […]

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Sprayers assigned to disinfect our markets will be screened – Volta Regional Minister

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa says all persons undertaking the market disinfection exercise across the country will be screened before they are allowed to undertake the exercise in the 18 districts of the region in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. About 4,000 men drawn from many parts of the country are implementing […]

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Information Minister assures of additional COVID-19 testing lab

Government has begun processes to expand the number of COVID-19 testing facilities across the country. The move is meant to facilitate speedy testing of COVID-19 contacts that have been traced so far. Though the government has stepped up its contact tracing efforts to identify possible cases of COVID-19, the Noguchi Medical Research Institute and the […]

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Violators of COVID-19 lockdown must be treated with dignity – CHRAJ to Security officials

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has cautioned security agencies against using unjustified force or torture in enforcing the law amid the partial lockdown of Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi. CHRAJ in a statement signed by its Commissioner, Joseph Whittal admitted that the emergency situation has led to the curtailing of certain […]

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COVID-19: Assembly convert Takoradi Jubilee Park into market centre

The Sekodi-Takoradi Metropolitan has converted the Takoradi Jubilee Park into a market as a measure to enforce social distancing at the Takoradi Market Circle. This follows fears of a possible spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the congested market with over 500 traders and customers who scramble for space. The Sekondi-Takoradi Metro Director of National […]

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Parliament to consider COVID-19 National Trust Fund Bill under certificate of urgency

Parliament has determined that the COVID-19 National Trust Fund Bill be considered under a certificate of urgency. This follows the presentation of the Bill to the House with a request for it to be considered urgently by the Attorney General. The Bill is to establish a fund to properly receive and regulate donations for dealing […]

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COVID-19: Mahama to distribute PPEs, other supplies to Tamale Teaching Hospital

Former President John Dramani Mahama has promised to procure some Protective Personal Equipment (PPEs) and other supplies for distribution to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and other Regional facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Despite the shortage of essential medical supplies we are managing to procure some PPEs and other supplies, which we shall […]

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Health Ministry authorises more imports of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

Importers are being allowed to bring in more stocks of hydroxychloroquine to help treat novel coronavirus cases in Ghana. At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, said he had given authorisation to the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to allow its use despite it not being on Ghana’s drugs […]

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Sammy Gyamfi writes: Day three of partial lockdown and civilian brutality

The President’s announcement of a partial lockdown of some parts of the country has entered day three. Of course, there have been positive and negative takes from the exercise so far. Today’s brief which reveals that the nation’s positive case count now stands at 195, means that a lot needs to be done in the […]

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Lockdown: Action Chapel provides food for church members

Action Chapel International led by its Founder, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has reached out to over four hundred (400 ) of its members who are in need of food in the lockdown period. The gesture was undertaken by a team of dedicated Cell leaders who visited members at their homes.Items donated included bags of rice, bottles […]

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adb to support agribusinesses and farmers to mitigate COVID-19 impact

The Managing Director of adb Bank, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, has announced that the bank will by the end of this week announce a support package for agribusinesses and farmers in the country due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. He says players in the agriculture sector are a critical component of the bank’s […]

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