As part of Ghanaweb’s lockdown diaries, daily happenings in the various communities are captured. A visit by the team to the Kasoa community, specifically around the interchange Wednesday showed joint efforts by police and military personnel to control traffic and check that all drivers are observing the safety measures. Meanwhile, government has refuted suggestions that military persons are abusing power by unduly assaulting citizens in the name of enforcing the president’s orders. You can also send us videos of happenings in your community via our WhatsApp number below. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
April 01, 2020 17:46 UTC
The video which has gone viral on social media has seen Ghanaians commending this Ghanaian military officer who chose to encourage some passengers not to put their lives at risk because of hardships in life. "It is better than losing your lives tp go through the hardships in your homes than you leaving this world. We would be glad to stay with our families but we are now here working for God and country. Though his identity is yet to be disclosed, Ghanaians have taken to their social media platforms to heap praises on him for choosing such an approach in ensuring the lockdown directives, imposed by the president are adhered to. Soldiers involved in lockdown brutalities withdrawn from operationsMeanwhile, the Ghana Armed Forces have withdrawn some soldiers seen maltreating civilians in viral videos from the Operation COVID Safety.
April 01, 2020 16:18 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comKenkey delivery delayed as officers demand permit from restaurant operatorplay videoEliza OlympioA dispatch rider on his way to get some kenkey for the restaurant he works for, had to spend over two hours at a security checkpoint in one of the locked-down areas as officers demanded a permit for his operations. This is according to the owner of the restaurant who rushed to the scene after receiving a call from the rider. “There is an order for one kenkey and fish and it’s been two hours. My business is collapsing right now, and I have one order for kenkey and fish for two hours and my dispatch rider is held here for two hours because his ID is not enough” she cried. After waiting for some more time the dispatch rider was allowed to continue his journey, but the business owner, Eliza Olympio, was still not happy.
April 01, 2020 16:09 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Kaneshie deserted as traders record low pricesplay videoDeserted Kaneshie marketThe Kaneshie market appears desolate after the president’s call for a partial lockdown of some parts of the country. The Kaneshie-Kasoa road which is noted to be filled with traffic on a daily basis, was empty when GhanaWeb’s news team visited the market Tuesday morning. Vida Quartey said “people are afraid to come out because of the lockdown so the market has been very quiet today. “The price of the palm fruits has increased at where we buy it from so, we have also increased our prices so we can make a little profit. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
April 01, 2020 15:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: classfmonline.comAkufo-Addo is no more a democrat - Nyaho TamakloeDr Nyaho Nyaho-TamakloePresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is no more a democrat, a member of the governing New Patriotic Party, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has observed. “He used to be [a democrat] but not what is happening now”, he told Felicity Naana Nelson on Class 91.3FM’s Straight Talk programme, emphasising: “No, no, no, no. Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe, who is currently on suspension from the party, said: “I’ve been with Akufo-Addo for many years, I knew him to be a democrat but those credentials, I don’t see them anymore. The three men were suspended from the party in the lead-up to the last general election with reason that they were conspiring against the electoral victory of the then-presidential candidate. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 01, 2020 15:00 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLockdown: Pregnant woman in tears as car transporting her is turned backplay videoThe pregnant woman was heading to SCC for antenatal careA heavily pregnant woman was on Tuesday, left stranded and in tears, after a commercial vehicle she was on board was asked to offload the passengers and return as part of the lockdown restriction orders. The pregnant woman who was heading to SCC for antenatal with a handbag, was to walk for about 150 meters and the thought of the stress alone triggered tears to drop down to her cheeks. “I’m from Kasoa heading to work but you don’t get a car over there [where you’re offloaded]. Why won’t they find a better solution for us so our work becomes easier?”Some parts of the country have entered day 3 of the lockdown. Announcing the lockdown, Friday, the president “everyone resident in these areas must stay at home for the next two weeks or 14 days.
April 01, 2020 14:37 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: mynewsgh.comDon’t come begging for help in future - Shatta Wale to Jackie AppiahShatta Wale and Jackie AppiahDancehall Artiste, Shatta Wale says he’s praying Jackie Appiah does not come back in future begging Ghanaians to assist her when she falls sick and have nothing to rely onThis comes after Jackie Appiah questioned why Shatta Wale should ask for money before he agrees to become an ambassador for COVID-19. Speaking in an interview on TV3, Shatta Wale mentioned that he made the request not because he’s a money-conscious person but rather to send a message across to the government that celebrities/entertainers are business persons. He noted that because most celebrities in Ghana have failed to see their craft as a business, they’ve not been able to save much and as such, they always beg during times of challenges. Shatta Wale disclosed that he’s been able to save a lot of money and will not be affected in case the disease persists for long. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 01, 2020 14:03 UTC
xxxxxxxxxxx of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: kasapafmonline.comCoronavirus: Eastern Region enters chart with first caseThe Eastern region has recorded its first case of the deadly coronavirus as Ghana’s case count has risen to 195. Greater Accra is leading with total number of case count of 174 out of the 195 confirmed cases. Addressing a Press conference in the capital, Health minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu said further arrangements have been made to enhance the country’s testing capacity. So the tests will now become a bit larger and the results will now come a bit earlier ” he revealed. Ghana is treating its coronavirus cases with hydroxychloroquine, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has said.
April 01, 2020 13:50 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGov't ordered you to protect us, not to ‘kill’ us - Man cries after soldiers’ assaultplay videoJoseph Avoole was attacked in Femusua in the Ashanti RegionA young man, Joseph Avoole has called on security officials to handle citizens with a humanitarian face as promised, after he was attacked by some soldiers in Fumesua in the Ashanti Region. Joseph Avoole said he was on his way to buy porridge around 7:30 on Monday but was stopped by 5 soldiers in a vehicle who later assaulted him. He said he was beaten with what is popularly known as “koboko”, a type of leather-like whip, after which the soldiers drove off without saying a word. Accra, Kasoa, Tema, and Kumasi have been locked down to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Persons considered to render essential services including food vendors and foodstuffs sellers, however, are allowed to keep operating their businesses.
April 01, 2020 13:41 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: thebusiness24online.netGrim outlook as economy reels from shocksKen Ofori-Atta, Finance MinisterFinance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has painted a gloomy outlook for the Ghanaian economy, as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc across both core and non-core sectors. “Preliminary analysis of the macro-fiscal impact of the pandemic shows that there is likely to be a significant slowdown in our GDP growth. The real GDP growth rate could decline from 6.8 per cent to 2.6 per cent with an outbreak and 1.5 per cent with a partial lockdown. The total estimated fiscal impact of the pandemic is GH?9.5 billion, which represents 2.5 percent of revised GDP. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), meanwhile, sees Africa’s GDP growth dropping by 1.2 percentage points from 3.2 percent to 2 percent as a result of the pandemic.
April 01, 2020 13:30 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com8,000 'Kayayei' in Accra, Kumasi to benefit from COVID-19 Private Sector projectGhana COVID-19 Private Sector FundThe Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund, has announced it will feed some 8,000 head porters (Kayayei) in Accra and Kumasi. The move comes as a response to government’s call on the private sector to support the fight against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. “The project aims to provide a meal a day to head-porters at various locations in areas impacted by the directive to restrict movements. Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund is therefore urging all citizens, corporate and public institutions to donate at least GHS5 to the “FEED-A-KAYAYO-A-DAY” project. Recently, businesses and firms in the Private Sector took the initiative to establish the Ghana Private Sector ‘COVID-19 Fund’ as part of efforts to partly assist and finance government interventions in the fight against the novel Coronavirus outbreak.
April 01, 2020 13:07 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: GhNCDA calls on govt to protect persons living with non-communicable diseasesThe Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (GhNCDA)The Ghana Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (GhNCDA) is urging government to put measures in place to protect people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) to stem the spread of CoronavirusThe GhNCDA says persons living with NCDs stands to encounter serious health implications should they contact the COVID-19. The Ghana NCD Alliance urges all Ghanaians to abide by the directive and stick to the precautionary outlined measures. It is important to note that people living with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) stands to encounter serious health implications should they contact the Covid-19. The Ghana NCD Alliance encourages the public to eat healthy diets, consume plenty of water, fruits and vegetables and engage in physical activities to keep active. For more information ContactLabram MusahNational Coordinator, Ghana NCD Alliance+233-243-211854 email@example.comSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 01, 2020 12:56 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: Goal.comNext Generation 2020: Which African wonderkids made the list? #14 Lucien Agoume | InterNationality: France | CameroonNxGn Placement: #35Omar Daf knew it would not be long before Lucien Agoume left Sochaux. #13 Benoit Badiashile | MonacoNationality: Democratic Republic of Congo | FranceNxGn Placement: #31Benoit Badiashile is the first to admit that he makes a lot of mistakes. The Angola-born France Under-21 international only turned 17 in November but is already a first-team regular at Roazhon Park. Indeed, the Bissau-born teenager, who has already been capped at Under-21 level by Spain, has since become the youngest player to score twice in a Liga game, against Levante in January.
Sports News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comRenovation at Baba Yara Sports Stadium to be completed in October- NSA BossBaba Yara Sports StadiumRenovations works at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium is expected to be completed by October this year, the National Sports Authority boss Professor Peter Twumasi has announced. The facility was closed down in February this year for renovation works which forced the likes of Asante Kotoko and King Faisal to relocate. “At the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, the contractor was able to work on the facility before the 6th March anniversary celebrations. He added that the NSA is also fumigating the various stadia across the country to also fight the Coronavirus. We just finished with the Accra Sports Stadium and we will move to the other regions”.
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: The old man is not sleeping – Health Minister echoes Akufo-Addo’s commitmentplay videoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-AddoHealth Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has assured Ghanaians that the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is on his feet, working assiduously with his appointees to bring a halt to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. According to him, the president, has, among other things, been in every inter-ministerial committee meeting, deliberating with stakeholders on the best ways to solve the pending situation and to rid the country of the deadly virus. Speaking to the press during a briefing Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Mr. Agyemang-Manu said,“The president is solidly behind us. He is in all inter-ministerial committee sittings, he is chairing the inter-ministerial committee that he has set up, the old man is not sleeping.”Meanwhile, the president’s Physician, Dr Patrina Techi-Ankrah, has revealed that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his wife and presidential staff have all tested negative for Coronavirus. According to her, a total number of 99 persons have been tested and the results have been negative.