Some 2,000 military personnel were deployed by government to help enforce the president’s directives which began on Monday as part of efforts to contain the fast-spreading Coronavirus. So far about two of these officers have been found abusing their powers and are undergoing investigations. According to him, the military’s powers do not include physically abusing civilians even if they are flouting the rules. Instead, he says, they ought to enforce the law by arresting them and initiating the right processes for them to appear before court. “If you come across anyone who is not covered by the exemption arrest the person and put the person before court.
April 02, 2020 19:39 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDare me and every club secret will come out – Coach Mambo to Ashgold managementCoach Yakubu Sherrif MamboAshgold SC assistant coach, Yakubu Sherrif Mambo has threatened to reveal some damming secrets about the club if management members continue to malign him in the public. Mambo was asked to step aside from his role as an assistant coach by the President of the Club Dr. Kweku Frimpong after supervising his sides 6-1 humiliating defeat to WAFA at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope. However, the club sent a query to Mambo asking why he has not resumed his post after he was told to handle the junior side of the club. “Whether I tore the query letter into pieces or not, I replied to them [Ashanti Gold SC management] after receiving it”“They have noticed that the content of my reply is very serious. Should the management dare me, I will reveal all the secret of the club.” he threatened.
April 02, 2020 17:15 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comBishop Titi-Ofei retracts building offer for Coronavirus isolation centre after protestsThe facility was intended to support the fight against CoronavirusFollowing mass protests against his donation, leader of the Titi-Ofei Ministries, Bishop Gideon Titi-Ofei has withdrawn his offer of a 100-bed facility to be used as an isolation centre for persons affected by the Coronavirus. Bishop Titi Ofei, responding to the concerns in a statement said he would consider other alternatives to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. “I wish to assure my cherished neighbours that the offer was done in good faith. However, in the spirit of good neighbourliness, I have decided to offer other forms of assistance in the fight against COVID-19”, parts of the statement read. Read the full statement below:Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 02, 2020 15:56 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comRE: 51 Ghanaian students on govt scholarship cry over neglect in IndiaThe Engineering laboratory at Godavari Institute of Engineering and TechnologyThe Ghana Government Scholarship Students in India have described an earlier publication with the headline; "51 Ghanaian students on govt scholarship cry over neglect in India" an an untrue publication and is not an official document by the leadership nor the entirety of the student body. Read their full statementGhana Government Scholarship StudentsLovely Professional UniversityPunjab, India. To tackle few of the matters raised in the publication, the students in question a fifty(50), not fifty one (51) as mentioned. The structure of the school provides continuous surveillance and monitoring of all students, with keen interest in the female students. Students have not been neglected, and since arrival in India both the HighCommission and the Scholarship Secretariat have been interested in our welfare to date.
April 02, 2020 15:33 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comFAKE NEWS: Schools not resuming on April 14The Education Ministry has not released any statement about schools resumingGhanaWeb has sighted a statement making rounds on social media seeking to suggest the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has given a directive for students across the country to go back to school. “The Minister of Education, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a press release last night declared April 14 as the day to move our entire education sector to normalcy. Ghana Health Service confirmed the recovery of some forty-nine (49) coronavirus patients as at the end of March 2020. Checks by GhanaWeb, however, indicate that the news is *FAKE* and must be disregarded as the Education Ministry has not put out any such statement.
April 02, 2020 15:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI'm gratified by how my Veronica Buckets are saving the world – Inventorplay videoThe Veronica buckets have been widely adopted for hand washing purposes across the worldIt is not quite an easy sight to witness people feed off your lifework when you are not a beneficiary of the returns. This is the plight of the brain behind the ingenious handwashing equipment, the Veronica bucket, Mrs Veronica Bekoe. Some of the facilities did not have running water. So, it just occurred to me that if we could fix a tap to any container to produce running water, that could help. We used it to provide running water all over the country in the laboratories to demonstrate how to use running water to wash hands,” she added.
April 02, 2020 14:03 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: classfmonline.comNew 'coronavirus' budget: 'We're pushing for reliefs, postponements' – Ofori-AttaFinance Minister, Ken Ofori-AttaFinance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has said the government is relooking at all the fundamental assumptions it made for the 2020 budget and come out with a new one in July this year in view of the economic havoc being caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. We are pushing for reliefs; we are pushing for postponement and that will allow us to make fiscal pace for us in order not to wipe out of the season”. A few days ago, Mr Ofori-Atta told Parliament that the total estimated fiscal impact, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, is GH¢9.5 billion (2.5% of revised GDP). The amount transferred into the Contingency Fund will be used to fund the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP). Through this process, an estimated GHS1.250 billion will be transferred into the Contingency Fund to Fund the CAP.
April 02, 2020 12:33 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: Metro WeeklyU.S. court to reconsider case of Ghanaian gay asylum seekerFile Photo: The man left Ghana after his father threatened to kill himA gay man who was refused asylum by U.S. immigration officials should have his case reconsidered, a federal court has ruled. The man was able to flee, naked and bleeding, after someone in the crowd produced a sword. Homosexuality is illegal in Ghana, with consensual same-sex sexual acts punishable by up to three years in prison. Same-sex unions are not recognized, and LGBTQ people have no legal protections against discrimination. In 2018, Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, told religious leaders that the government would not decriminalize homosexuality and had “no plans” to allow same-sex marriage.
April 02, 2020 11:48 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDare me if my words are untrue – Apostle throws challenge to Owusu BempahReverend Isaac Owusu BempahAn Apostle at the Church of Christ, Dr Daniel Asiamah, has thrown a challenge to the founder and leader of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, to prove him wrong if he (Owusu Bempah) is a true prophet. According to the Apostle, Owusu Bempah is full of deceit hence the public should desist from regarding him as a prophet. In a seven-minute video on Facebook, the Apostle narrated how he found out that Owusu Bempah was a dishonest man of God. I’ve never mentioned his [Owusu Bempah’s] name until today hence he should come out and prove me wrong if my words are untrue.” The Apostle dared. Meanwhile, he insisted that Owusu Bempah should stop parading himself as the nation’s prophets because that title wasn’t conferred on him by any man of God.
April 02, 2020 11:15 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comEx-France captain Marcel Desailly set to be appointed Ghana FA Technical DirectorMarcel DesaillyFrance legend Marcel Desailly is set to be appointed as the new Ghana Football Association Technical Director, according to a report by Happy FM. The Ghana FA has opened up for applications for a new Technical Director after Francis Oti Akenteng left the role following the expiration of his contract last month. The FA has received numerous applications for the vacant position and reports indicate that Marcel Desailly is favorite to land the job. The former AC Milan and Chelsea legend recently congratulated the Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku on his appointment in February and assured him of his unflinching support during his term. Desailly with his experience and international relations in the football world may get the nod over the other applicants.
April 02, 2020 10:52 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comCAF features Fatau Dauda in Africa Legends fight against CoronavirusFormer Black Stars and Legon Cities Fc goalkeeper Fatau DaudaFormer Black Stars and Legon Cities Fc goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has joined a group of African football legends selected by CAF for a short video as part of efforts towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Representing various generations, and led by CAF Deputy General Secretary, Anthony Baffoe, the video also includes Cameroon’s Roger Miller, Mustafa El Haddaoui (Morocco), Jean Ssenide (Uganda), Wael Gomaa (Egypt), and El Hadji Diouf. The steps for the #Safehands challenge as outlined in the video is as follows;1. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds4. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 02, 2020 10:30 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comUS$2 billion Sinohydro deal to delay due to coronavirus – CDD GhanaPresident Nana Akufo-Addo (2nd R) meets with visiting Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan in AccraGhana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) says the outbreak of covid- 19 is currently hitting Ghana’s economy as there are indications that aspects of the Sinohydro deal will be delayed. Currently, there are indications that the aspects of the Sinohydro agreement will be delayed due to disruptions in the Chinese economy. Should this happen, this could have a significant `impact on the government’s development agenda.”The Sinohydro Project is expected to bring some $2 billion, with about $1.5 billion being directed towards major road projects in the country. Four out of 10 road projects have already commenced. The $2.billion bauxite-for-infrastructure deal was signed between Ghana and the Asian giant’s Sinohydro Company.
April 02, 2020 09:56 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: ghanaguardian.comAubameyang responds to Boateng's 'come to Besiktas' callBesiktas forward Kevin-Prince BoatengFormer Ghanaian International Kevin Prince Boateng has urged Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang to make a move to Besiktas in a video live broadcast on social media. One of every 3-4 comments during the broadcast was' Come to Be?ikta?." Ghanaian star Kevin-Prince Boateng, chatted with Arsenal player Aubameyang in his live broadcast. The Ghanaian star said, "The atmosphere and the fans are incredible here. I played in many big clubs, there were very good fans, but the ones here are amazing.
April 02, 2020 09:11 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: peacefmonline.comThe world will never be the same after 'dangerous' coronavirus - Inusah FuseiniMember of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah FuseiniMember of Parliament for Tamale Central in the Northern Region, Hon. Inusah Fuseini has called on Ghanaians not to take for granted precautionary measures against contracting the novel Coronavirus as everyone is susceptible to the pandemic. “I believe that you and your co-workers are protecting yourselves against this corona virus because this pandemic does not need visa to move. This disease is dangerous; the world will never be the same after COVID-19”, he warned. This brings up to a total of 195 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ghana, including five (5) deaths.
April 02, 2020 08:48 UTC
Politics of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: mynewsgh.comCoronavirus: Election 2020 should be cancelled - Kofi JumahKofi JumahChief Executive Officer(CEO) of GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited, Maxwell Kofi Jumah has suggested that election 2020 should be cancelled so Ghana can concentrate on fighting COVID-19. “Ghana is lucky to have had a President like Akufo-Addo at this point in time. The man is an intelligent man. I’ve friends abroad who call to tell me how Intelligent our President is and I’m so proud of him.”“For me I think we shouldn’t vote this year. This is because If they’re not safe, it means we are also not safe,” he told the host of Accra FM Morning show.
April 02, 2020 08:37 UTC