General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comToday in 2016: $84m missing from Ghana's 2014 oil revenueFile photoToday marks exactly four years when an amount of $84,382,088 could not be accounted for in Ghana’s total oil revenue for 2014. This was according to a report prepared by the Ghana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), to assess government’s revenue stream in the oil and gas industry. The report blamed Anadarko WCTP Limited for failing to make the payments of the oil and gas revenue to the state. Also, 79,602 barrels of crude oil was produced from the Saltpond field. This brought total crude oil produced in the country to 37,281,293 BBLS” the report indicated.
March 31, 2020 12:22 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: GNA36 foreigners, two Ghanaians arrested for using unapproved routes into GhanaFile photo - Immigrants in GhanaOfficials of the Immigration Service in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region have arrested 38 persons who allegedly entered the country through unapproved routes via Ghana's Eastern border. The 38 persons include; 23 Nigerians, 10 Togolese, one Malian, one Ivorian, one Beninois and two Ghanaians. They were arrested at the Sogakofe barrier heading towards Accra on Monday. Chief Superintendent Shradrach Azangweo, South Tongu District Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service told the Ghana News Agency the culprits were returned to Aflao to assist the Aflao Immigration Service in investigations on the illegal routes used. He commended commercial motorcycle riders for supporting the Service to stop people from crossing into Ghana through unapproved routes.
March 31, 2020 12:00 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comDanger looms as coronavirus patient escapes from quarantine facilitySecurity personnel are on a manhunt for the patientThe Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, has confirmed that a coronavirus patient who was under quarantine in his region has fled the facility, leaving medical and government officials worried over the safety of people who may come into contact with the said patient. According to the minister, the patient, whose name has been withheld scaled over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday. Meanwhile, there are unconfirmed reports that the said patient has been found in a community near Kumbungu. Local media reports even suggest that the patient was arrested by community members and have so far informed the police. The Ghana Health Service says Ghana has recorded 152 confirmed cases of coronavirus with the death toll at 5.
March 31, 2020 11:30 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGUTA applauds Republic Bank’s six-month loan payment deferment optionPresident of GUTA, Dr. Joseph ObengThe Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) has lauded the six-month loan payment deferment option by the Republic Bank for its customers and staff to enable them stabilize in the wake of the pandemic. This follows an earlier appeal by GUTA to banks in finding a way of alleviating the plight of its members who have taken loans from financial institutions. GUTA says the show of goodwill and magnanimity by the bank has portrayed the financial institution as one with a heart. Adding that; “that is kind of them” and was worthy of emulation by banks and financial and non-financial institutions. The union is therefore urging all its members to take advantage of the offer and application process by the bank.
March 31, 2020 11:26 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: GNACoronavirus: Teshie goes quiet as movement is restrictedFile photo - Empty streetsThe usual hustle and jostle at Teshie, a suburb of Accra in the Ledzokuku Municipal Assembly was absent as movement is curtailed as part of measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Ghana News Agency monitoring team observed during a tour of Teshie Township that, most shops, food joints and lorry stations were not in operation, Mobile, a popular bus station in the municipality was utterly quiet. Madam Rita Mensah, a trader, said she was overwhelmed with the sales she made over the weekend prior to the lockdown. The GNA also observed that most residents were adhering to the directives of the President by being indoors as the usually busy township was quiet. The directive also affected areas such as Tema, Kumasi, Obuasi and some part of Awutu- Senya East Municipality (Kasoa).
March 31, 2020 11:26 UTC
Business News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: 3news.comBoG relaxes deadlines for financial institutionsThe BoG has extended the deadline from June to DecemberThe Bank of Ghana has extended almost all deadlines for financial institutions, including when to meet its minimum capital requirement. Though no reasons were given, it is apparent that this has been necessitated by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The deadline for meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and ISO 27001 certification requirements has also been extended from June to December. The deadline for meeting the minimum infrastructure and governance requirements has also been extended from June to December. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
March 31, 2020 10:18 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: Footballmadeinghana.comMaxwell Konadu grieves over death of legends Opoku Afriyie and Kwasi OwusuAsante Kotoko coach Maxwell KonaduFormer Black Stars Assistant Coach Maxwell Konadu has expressed grief at the loss of two Ghanaian football legends, Opoku Afriyie and Kwasi Owusu. Tributes have been pouring in for the former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak striker Opoku Afriyie also known as ‘Bayie’ and Bofoakwa Tano great Kwasi ‘PowerHouse’ Owusu. Maxwell Konadu is latest to offer his tributes to the two. The Kotoko Coach took to Twitter to mourn and pray for the souls and families of the departed legends. pic.twitter.com/uzKpu7iA7c— Maxwell Konadu (@Konadu4Maxwell) March 30, 2020Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
March 31, 2020 09:22 UTC
Sports News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: Footballmadeinghana.comBerekum Chelsea Coach Asare Bediako supports cancellation of seasonAsare BediakoHead Coach of Ghana Premier League side Berekum Chelsea, Joseph Asare Bediako has backed the calls for the cancellation of the 2019/20 football season. The Ghana Football leagues have been suspended due to outbreak of the novel Coronavirus in Ghana with the disease being declared a global pandemic. Ghana’s case count stands at 152 so far and the current situation has led to the suspension of all football activities by the Ghana Football Association. Coach Asare Bediako believes such calls are not misplaced and should be given the necessary consideration. Berekum Chelsea occupied the 3rd position on the league log before the suspension of the league and other football competitions.
March 31, 2020 08:48 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Food vendors record low patronage on first day of lockdownFile photoThough they are exempted from the partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, some food vendors chose to stay away from their shops Monday morning perhaps to keep themselves and their families safe from the dreadful coronavirus pandemic. The few vendors who had come out to sell food also complained of low patronage. Some food vendors operating at Dodowa Amanfro speaking to Ghanaweb said patronage has reduced drastically and affected their sales since the president announced the partial lockdown. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announcing the partial lockdown to the nation on Friday, March 27, 2020 stated that some individuals and institutions with essential services maintain operations during the exercise. You can also send us videos of happenings in your community via our WhatsApp number below.
March 30, 2020 19:41 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMalik Jabir jabs Asante Kotoko on ill-treatment of former playersMalik JabirAsante Kotoko legend Malik Jabir has expressed his abject disappointment at his former club regarding the treatment of stars after they have retired from football. “Kotoko could have done better with Opoku Afriyie especially when he played and also become a team manager and a management member," he added. He also advised the club’s management not to see old players as rivals whenever they speak on issues that affect the club. “He could have been given a role in the team but they should not think old players of the club want positions when we speak but we want the best for the club. “I have held all positions in the club – I played, was a team manager, coach, CEO and also a board member.
March 30, 2020 19:05 UTC
Politics of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: GNAParliamentary aspirant suspends campaign to mourn death of contender’s fatherFile photoMr William Yamoah, one of the aspiring parliamentary candidates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Asante-Akim South Constituency has suspended his campaign. The decision is to mourn the demise of Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, father Bice Osei Kuffour, popularly known in music circles as ‘Obour’ who died from COVID-19 on Friday. Obour is among the five candidates who are contesting in the NPP parliamentary primaries in Asante-Akim South. “I have put on hold all campaign activities in Asante-Akim South until further notice”, part of a statement issued by Mr. Yamoah to express his condolence to Obour, read. The late Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, until his death was the Oyokohene of Juaso in the Asante-Akim South Municipality.
March 30, 2020 18:45 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: GNAMMDAs asked to close markets for disinfection exerciseFile photoThe Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has directed Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs) in the North-East, Savannah, Upper East and Upper West regions to close all markets in their jurisdiction on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, for a disinfection exercise. There are 57 markets in North-East, 60 in Savannah, 105 in Upper East and 103 markets in Upper West. A statement signed by the sector Minister, Hajia Alima Mahama, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said this was to enhance conditions of hygiene in the markets. It requested the MMDAs to collaborate with market queens and leaders to coordinate and ensure compliance with the directive while urging the public to cooperate. The markets would be opened on Thursday, April 2, for business.
March 30, 2020 18:45 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Truck smuggling 30 people evading lockdown impounded at Ejisuplay videoThe truck was enroute to Walewale in the Northern RegionSome 30 people have been arrested by the Ashanti Regional Police after they attempted to defy the directive of lockdown in the region. A KIA truck enroute to Walewale in the Northern Region was intercepted and impounded by the police. According to kasapafmonline, the truck with registration number AS 8983-12 was stopped at the checkpoint of COVID- 19 joint security at Duampompo in the Juaben Municipality. The cargo truck is currently at the premises of the Ejisu MTTD while the driver has been arrested. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
March 30, 2020 18:00 UTC
Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) also directed its members to reduce the number of passengers by one on each row. Instead of a reduced number, the car had three passengers each on every seat in the car. Then again, one would ask why such passengers will still join a car when they know their lives are at risk. Watch a video of the situation as captured by Ghanaweb in its lockdown series, “Eyes on the Ground”. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
March 30, 2020 17:59 UTC
General News of Tuesday, 31 March 2020Source: peacefmonline.comCoronavirus: There will be more cases in Ghana - Oppong NkrumahKojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of InformationInformation Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah says the number of coronavirus cases may increase in the country. Ghana's covid-19 cases have arisen to one hundred and fifty-two (152). Eleven new cases were confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Sunday, March 29, 2020, with ten (10) of the cases being among persons under mandatory quarantine in Tamale. He appealed to persons who may have symptoms akin to coronavirus to contact the emergency lines or visit the nearest hospital to get tested. Listen to Kojo Oppong Nkrumah in the video below
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