Sports News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comOti Akenteng tips Didi Dramani to succeed him as GFA Technical DirectorMas’ud Didi DramaniOutgoing Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, Francis Oti Akenteng has tipped former Asante Kotoko coach Mas’ud Didi Dramani as the best man to occupy his position. The veteran coach vacated his post this morning following the expiration of his contract last month. Upon his departure, Oti Akenteng posited that Didi Dramani has the needed qualification and acumen to take Ghana Football to the next level if appointed the next Technical Director of the GFA. "Didi Dramani is the man on top of my succession list and I believe he is best suited for the job," he told Accra based Angel FM. The GFA in the coming days will be announcing a new Technical Director after announcing the vacancy of the position last month.
April 01, 2020 10:52 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Govt launches information centre, announces 311 as call numberInformation Minister, Kojo Oppong NkrumahIn addition to the 112 emergency number designated for reporting suspected cases of Coronavirus, the government of Ghana has launched an Information Centre with 311 as the call number to provide real-time information to the public on matters related to COVID-19. Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announcing the helpline at a press briefing this morning, said persons seeking real-time information about the virus and any clarification on government’s measures such as the restriction on movements can call the information centre for help. He also announced 055311311 as the WhatsApp number which can also be used to reach the centre. He cautioned the public against making prank calls to the help centre, indicating that numbers used to make such calls will merit a block and possible prosecution. He also indicated that a good number of the cases are coming up to full recovery.
April 01, 2020 09:56 UTC
In a video that has gone viral, police officials enforcing the lockdown at Trabuom near Kumasi allegedly beat the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afigya Kwabre South in the Ashanti Region, Adu Poku Christian and a journalist with Net 2 and Oman FM. It is reported the two were whipped with vehicle fan belts and horsewhips by the enraged security officers. “A pickup vehicle was overloaded with some of the security men without recourse to the social distancing protocols. When the DCE sought to find out why and if he could be of help, the commander became angry and violent. It is reported that the camera of the Net 2 journalist was seized as well after he was seen capturing the heated exchange and alleged brutalities.
April 01, 2020 09:15 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com195 coronavirus cases recorded with 5 deathsMinister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang ManuGhana's Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has confirmed that the country has seen an increase in its cases to 195 and 5 deaths as of Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All five deaths had underlying chronic medical conditions prior to Coronavirus infection. Mr. Manu reiterated that 100 of the cases confirmed have been from the ministry's enhanced general surveillance. 3 patients recorded from the general surveillance have fully recovered and have therefore been discharged from the treatment facilities. Tamale mandatory quarantineAll the 10 positive cases recorded in Tamale are responding to treatment.
April 01, 2020 09:05 UTC
xxxxxxxxxxx of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGovt to house Kayayei during lockdown - Gender MinisterMrs. Cynthia Morrison, Ghana's Gender Minister has announced that the government during the two weeks lockdown period will provide shelter for some head potters, often referred to as 'kayayei' in Accra and Kumasi. Speaking at a press briefing at the Ministry of Information, today April 1, 2020, the minister said about 1500 kayayei who sleep on the streets will be accommodated, provided food and water during the lockdown period. We have visited some facilities where we think can accommodate our brothers and sisters on the streets and those without places of abode during the lockdown. The driver had covered the trucks with tarpaulins to try and outsmart the security personnel stationed at the various checkpoints. According to these women, when they heard of the lockdown, they decided to go to their hometowns because they have nowhere to sleep in the city.
April 01, 2020 08:53 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: mynewsgh.comAyawaso West house to house testing: Dumelo questions government preparednessJohn DumeloA letter circulating on several social media platforms suggests that the government intends to undergo a house to house testing of people in the Ayawaso West Constituency. The letter further mentioned that over a hundred Health personnel, Security personnel would be deployed to the area to start the exercise today and end on the 10th of April. He asked several questions saying “Going by the letter, it means 10,000 residents would be tested in a day for the 10 day period. Are the medical and security personnel going to be in full PPE’s? We welcome this exercise but we would be happy if these questions are answered from the appropriate authorities.
April 01, 2020 07:52 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: footballghana.comAsante Kotoko are still in talks with transfer targets - Maxwell KonaduMaxwell Konadu, Asante Kotoko coachAsante Kotoko head coach Maxwell Konadu has disclosed that the Porcupine Warriors are still in talks their transfer targets in the on-going transfer window. The Reds have been active in the transfer so far, having already signed two players including Nkoranza Warriors duo Emmanuel Sarkodie and Kwame Opoku who both sealed three year deals. According to the 47-year-old, the Kumasi side is still in market for reinforcements to aid their push for the league title. "We are still in talks but once it’s not completed we can’t disclose anything. "A lot of people are speculating about players I’ve not even heard of but once it’s not done we cannot let it out.
April 01, 2020 07:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLockdown video: Ghana Armed Forces cover up for soldiers involved in brutalitiesA shot of a soldier instructing a civilian to undertake frog jumpsThe Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) say military men involved in brutalities of innocent civilians who go contrary to the stay at home directive by the president are not members of Operation COVID Safety. The purported recording featured a voice which issued threats to residents of the Ashanti Region of intended brutalities by the Military. This reportage, after our investigation, was found to be a doctored video. About Operation COVID SafetyThe Operation COVID Safety is the joint security task force enforcing the lockdown in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area, which is aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus disease. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 01, 2020 05:03 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: Dailyguidenetwork.comNDC fights over elections as Ghanaians suffer from coronavirusNDC General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu NketiaAs Ghanaians are facing difficult times due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the country, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) seems to be largely concerned about the 2020 general elections. The party is taking on the NPP for allegedly interfering with the operations of the Electoral Commission. The Akufo-Addo’s administration has been seriously battling to contain the virus which has infected some 161 persons in Ghana and killed five others. Disclaimer GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 01, 2020 04:41 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: peacefmonline.comAirbus scandal: Amidu has power to invite anyone but not Mahama - Edudzi TamakloeLawyer Edudzi Tamakloe, Aide to former President John Dramani MahamaSpecial Prosecutor, Martin Amidu, has been reminded by the Aide to Ex-President John Dramani Mahama, Lawyer Godwin Tamakloe that his outfit - Office of the Special Prosecutor - though clothed with the powers of the state, cannot extend its invitation to the former president questioning in the wake of the Airbus scandal. Commenting on the issue on Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, Lawyer Edudzi Tamakloe noted that the Airbus transaction for the three aircrafts never took place without the approval of the Parliament; thus everything was legit. He, however, assured that that former President John Dramani Mahama and the Ministers who were directly involved in the Airbus transaction never took a dime from the Airbus Company. He shaded the Special Prosecutor for being ineffective and having nothing to show for the three years since the OSP became operational. “Martin Amidu is an elderly man and so I want to choose my words carefully.
April 01, 2020 02:48 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: GNALockdown: Dr Antwi-Danso cautions Ghanaians against miscreantsDr Vladimir Antwi-DansoDr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, has cautioned Ghanaians to be wary of the activities of miscreants during the lockdown period. “Again, we when talk of food security; how are going to be supplied with food from the hinterlands and things like that? Touching on the deployment of security forces to enforce the lockdown, Dr Antwi-Danso urged the security forces to be professional in handing the issue. He urged Ghanaians to collaborate with the security forces to ensure the success of the lockdown, as part of efforts to contain the disease outbreak. And let’s fight the virus.”Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
April 01, 2020 02:26 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: GNAParliament approves formula for disbursement of NHI FundThe NHI Fund is to enable NHIA to undertake its yearly activitiesParliament has approved the proposed formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2020 to enable the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to undertake its activities for the year. The object of the Fund is to pay for the healthcare services of members of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The sources for the Fund include; the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL), 2.5 per cent of a person’s Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contribution, monies approved for the Fund by Parliament, money that accrue to the Fund from investments made by the Authority, grants, donations, gifts and any other voluntary contributions made to the Fund. Premium collected by the Authority amounted to GHC65.49 million, processing fee income was GHC69.65 million and disbursements amounted to GHC12.63 million. During the period also, donor receipts and other income amounted to GH33.54 million bringing the total receipts to GHC1.530 billion.
April 01, 2020 02:26 UTC
Politics of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: nkilgifmonline.comNPP Chairman donates coronavirus items to seven constituenciesProfessor Kalamonia making the presentation to the constituenciesThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Savannah Region, Alhaji Sulemana Iddrisu a.k.a Professor Kalamonia has donated 100 quantities of Veronica buckets to the seven (7) constituencies of the region on Monday 30th March, 2020. Professor Kalamonia in Damongo made it clear that he is donating the Damongo consignment on behalf of the NPP Parliamentary candidate Lawyer Sammy Jinapor. Ten (10) of the buckets were given to the Savanah Regional Coordinating Council on his own behalf whilst twenty (20) of the buckets were later presented to the NPP Constituency executives. Prof. Kalamonia later authorised the executives to place the Veronica buckets at various vantage points such as the Damongo Market, Ambulance Service Station, Fire Service Station, Ghana Police Service Station and others. Professor Kalamonia later presented to the Bole-Bamboi Constituency, Sawla-Tuna- Kalba Constituencies.
April 01, 2020 01:52 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: GNAKennedy Agyapong donates to National Security to fight coronavirusKennedy Ohene Agyapong, MP, Assin CentralKennedy Ohene Agyapong, Chairman of the Committee on Local Government and MP for Assin Central has donated a number of items, valued at GHC 680,000 to the National Security for onward distribution to health institutions to fight COVID-19. Making the presentation, Mr Agyapong said the country should not be ravaged by the disease, and the donation was his widow’s mite to help in the fight against the disease and its transmission. The Assin Central MP appealed to all with the wherewithal, corporate institutions to support in the fight against the disease. Receiving the items on behalf of the government, Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta thanked Mr Agyapong for his kind gesture. Present at the donation were; National Security Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah, and Mr Henry Quartey, Deputy Minister for the Interior and MP for Ayawaso Central.
April 01, 2020 00:56 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 1 April 2020Source: Jubilee HouseBawumia donates 500 cedis each to 'Ejisu' KayayeVice President, Dr. Mahamudu BawumiaThe Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated 500 Cedis to each of the stranded Kayaye (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region. It is in response to this that the Vice President has donated 500 Cedis to each of them to ameliorate their plight during the period of the partial lockdown. The donation was made on behalf of the Vice President by the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama. She was accompanied by Dr. Sagare Bambangi, MP for Walewale and Mustafa Ussif, CEO of the National Service Secretariat. Hajia Alima Mahama also revealed that President Akufo-Addo has directed that government assist all Kayaye head porters by giving each of them GH 10 cedis per day to buy food throughout the lockdown period.
April 01, 2020 00:33 UTC