According to her, the “Kayayei and Paa o paa workers have the greatest potential of carrying the Coronavirus to their rural hometowns in the Northern and Upper Regions of Ghana”. The Municipal Assemblies must put up Emergency Medical Teams to receive the Returning persons from Accra and Kumasi etc. The District Medical Director should set up District Medical Team to monitor the health of the Returnees, especially the children. The Social Welfare should begin to design Retention Programmes in Vocational and Technical Skills for training post coronavirus pandemic. GHA remains optimistic that government would respond to the call to support these people and save innocent lives.
March 29, 2020 15:11 UTC
Press Releases of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Advans Ghana Savings and LoansAdvans Ghana Savings and Loans grants grace period to loans clientsCEO of Advans Ghana, Olivier Bailly-BéchetIn the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Advans Ghana Savings and Loans is more than ever committed to support small businesses and farmers to get through this crisis and to back the country’s efforts to control the spread of the virus. Advans’ clients can also make use of our Advans Mobibank service to conduct all their transactions from wherever they are in Ghana. In addition, Advans Ghana Savings and Loans announces that its borrowers will be able to benefit from a grace period, with specific measures adapted to each client’s situation. Thousands of our clients have already been called by our teams and have accepted our offer to implement a grace period on their loans”. In Ghana, Advans operates in twenty branches across nine regions with the head office located in Newtown.
March 29, 2020 15:00 UTC
Press Releases of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Prudential Life Insurance GhanaCoronavirus: Prudential Life Insurance Ghana unveils measures to protect customersCEO of Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, Emmanuel Mokobi AryeePrudential Life Insurance Ghana unveils measures to protect customers and ensure continued service in response to COVID-19In response to the unprecedented situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), Prudential Life Insurance Ghana is announcing a series of measures aimed at providing our customers with additional peace of mind and assurance that we will continue to provide the service they have come to expect from us, even with a lockdownAcross the continent, where Prudential has a presence, we are:Providing customers, staff and agents with a range of additional COVID-19 insurance cover at no cost to themselves. •Providing additional training and incentives to our agents to continue to provide advice and access to insurance at this time. All of Prudential Life Insurance Ghana’s offices will be closed to the public for the duration of the lockdown. Access this link for further details: https://prudential.com.gh/pruaccess/Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, CEO of Prudential Life Insurance Ghana said “We realize this is a worrying time for everyone and we want to reassure you that protecting the health and wellness of our customers, employees and partners is our primary concern. I am proud of the measures we are announcing today and know that they will provide our customers with additional peace of mind.
March 29, 2020 14:59 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: footballghana.comKP Boateng party at home with family during quarantine periodThe Boatengs having a good timeKevin-Prince Boateng is refusing to be kept away from having fun during his self-quarantine period in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In a latest video, he has been spotted partying at home with his family. The Besiktas forward has served a 14-day self-isolation period after Galatasaray head coach tested positive to the Coronavirus. With no infection or signs of the virus detected, KP Boateng is spending quality time with his family as he awaits the resumption of the Super Lig when things get better. Check out KP Boateng’s home made party in the video below.
March 29, 2020 13:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Wontumionline.comWe must create a special morgue for dead bodies with coronavirus - Chairman WontumiAshanti Regional Chairman of NPP, Bernard Antwi BosiakoIn the interest of the nation, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party is appealing to the leadership of the Ghana Health Service to quickly come up with plans to create a special morgue for dead bodies that autopsy reports confirm they died as a result of COVID-19. The NPP Chairman popularly known as Chairman Wontumi explained that “I was watching a health expert on tv and he explained that the virus travels very faster on dead bodies. They point out that this route of transmission is not a concern when handling human remains or performing postmortem procedures. Ghana’s coronavirus cases has increased to One hundred and fifty-two (152). The Ghana Health Service confirmed the Eleven(11)new cases today, Sunday, March 29, 2020.
March 29, 2020 13:30 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: classfmonline.comCoronavirus: Government insures frontline health workersAll frontline workers involved in the response of the coronavirus pandemic have been insuredAll frontline workers involved in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic have been insured under a life insurance cover, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has announced. Ghana has currently recorded 141 cases, 5 deaths and 2 recoveries. As part of measures to prevent further spread of the deadly virus, the government has banned all public gatherings and announced a partial lockdown of the Greater Accra Region, Kumasi and Kasoa effective Monday, 30 March 2020. In a letter addressed to all heads of agencies on Saturday, 28 March 2020, the Health Minister thanked health workers and their families for the sacrifice they are making to this “national challenge.”He disclosed that the health workers have been insured under benefits including “Group life” with an amount of GHS 350, 000 per life. Please bring this to the attention of all staff deployed and please ensure the appropriate documentation of the process which is strategic for the next steps.”
Business News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Dailyguidenetwork.comNo fuel shortages during two weeks lockdown – NPAFile photoThe National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has assured that gas filling station shall remain open during the two weeks lockdown in some parts of Ghana. “The NPA wishes to assure the general public that the country has adequate stocks of petroleum products and all retail outlets will be fully operational during the lockdown period. In view of this there will be NO SHORTAGES OF LPG, PETROL OR DIESEL in the country during and beyond the lockdown period,” it added. It explained that the NPA has a duty to ensure consumers have access to petroleum products and will continue to work with Petroleum Service Providers to ensure security of supplies. “We therefore appeal to consumers of petroleum products to avoid the temptation of crowding at fuel stations.”
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Train trotro drivers to use Aayalolo buses – Dr Abekah-NkrumahAayalolo busFollowing the two-week lockdown declared by president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, some commercial vehicles, popularly known as trotro will be affected economically because of the social distancing policy. Due to this, a health economist at the University of Ghana, Dr Abekah-Nkrumah has advised government to train these drivers who are willing to work how to drive the country’s Aayalolo buses. According to him, deploying more Aayalolo buses in Accra will help check the social distancing policy put in place as one of the measures to help prevent the contraction of the pandemic which is fast spreading. Also, these drivers can be tracked as they are mandated to load from government-designated stations in the region. The new restrictions are part of measures to contain the spread of the virus which has killed 5 out of the 152 confirmed cases so far.
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: 11 more cases recorded, case count now 152Ghana has recorded 152 cases of coronavirusGhana has recorded eleven (11) new cases of Coronavirus, confirms the Ghana Health Service (GHS). "As of 29th March 2020, at 10:30 hrs, 11 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region," GHS stated. Tamale is the fourth region to record coronavirus cases. Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West had recorded cases before the declaration of a lockdown.
March 29, 2020 12:21 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMinority goes hard on Nitiwul over ‘spurious and ridiculous attacks’Dominic Nitiwul, minister of defenceThe Minority in Parliament is questioning the basis of Dominic Nitiwul’s attack after the side was absent for Saturday’s sitting. Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Saturday, Mr. Nitiwul said: “Mr. Mr. Speaker, nothing is more important than putting politics aside and fighting Coronavirus which is an invisible enemy. Mr. Nitiwul is aware that we in the Minority have consistently demanded a debate on Ghana's Coronavirus response plan and economic mitigation programme. Mr. Nitiwul must be made to understand that this is not the time for cheap shots and opportunistic jabs.
March 29, 2020 12:00 UTC
Entertainment of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Eben Owurachy, ContributorNana Aba Anamoah is not my sugar mummy - Qwaku PremoQwaku PremoFast-rising rapper and singer from Kumasi, Qwaku Premo has denied rumours suggesting a secret love affair between TV icon, Nana Aba Anamoah of GhOne TV and himself. Qwaku Premo, who was in the studios of Kessben TV last Friday to promote the visuals to his latest song, 'I'm dating' on the Music Plus Show confidently explained to Mr Bonez, host of the show, that he sees Nana Aba Anamoah as a mentor and a positive influence on his life and there is no way he can date the influential media personality. The talented rapper was full of praise for Nana Aba throughout the whole interview and even revealed that it was through her efforts that made him get EL to feature on his latest song. He used the opportunity to thank his fans for the undying support and assured them to expect nothing but good music from his camp.
March 29, 2020 12:00 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo gets accolades on 76th birthdayPresident Akufo-AddoToday, March 29, 2020, marks the 76th birthday of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. “Addo Showboy”, “Addo 1D1F”, “Addo Preman”, “Addo Guy Guy” among other interesting nicknames are not missing from the birthday wishes. Here are a few of the messages:Happy 76th Mr. President ! came from the Eastern Region...dripping in sauce...no chance for oppositionHappy 76th Birthday Mr President ? (@OK_Racheal) March 29, 2020Happy 76th birthday to President ‘Nyameama’ Nana Addo-Danquah Akufo-Addo .
March 29, 2020 10:52 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comPresidency clarifies category of Executive Members exempted from lockdown restrictionsChief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-OpareA statement from the Presidency has clarified the category of members of the executive arm of government exempted from the restrictions imposed on some parts of the country as parts of drastic efforts to contain the Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region.
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Politics of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Ralph Apetorgbor, ContributorCoronavirus: NDC candidate for Anyaa Sowutuom donates to markets & lorry stationsEmmanuel Adotey Allotey with some of the market womenEmmanuel Adotey Allotey, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Anyaa Sowutuom constituency, has donated hand sanitizers, liquid soaps, tissue papers and Veronica Buckets as a way of mitigating the spread of coronavirus. The preventive items were presented to market women at Anyaa Market, Anyaa Yam Market, Chantan Market, Lapaz New Market and two lorry stations at Awoshie Alang and Sowutuom police station. The aspiring lawmaker noted that COVID-19 is a deadly disease, adding that he wants to ensure that people of Anyaa Sowutuom are safe and adhere to government instructions. “We have a responsibility to help fight against the spread of coronavirus by maintaining simple hygiene of handwashing, sanitizing our hands and maintaining social distance. The Communication Officer for Anyaa Sowutuom constituency, Mr. Mawuli Kpodo, fondly called as Prof by his admirers encouraged members of the public to maintain clean hands by periodic washing of hands and use of hand sanitizers.
March 29, 2020 06:45 UTC
Health News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: GNAPublic cautioned against stigmatization regarding CoronavirusCoronavirusThe public has been urged to desist from stigmatising anyone or group with regards to the current COVID-19 outbreak. This is because such outbreaks put the entire human race at risk and basically require the collaboration and cooperation of the entire global community for a solution. Dr Benjamin Anyagre, the General Secretary of Ghana China Friendship Association (GHACHIFA), told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that it was also very important for people to understand that anyone could get infected. He noted that a number of epidemic outbreaks had occurred in the past, but had never been named after their respective countries of origin. Dr Anyagre said GHACHIFA was highly appreciative of the gesture of solidarity and support by China towards supporting Ghana in fighting the pandemic.
March 29, 2020 06:11 UTC