Coronavirus: WASSCE put on hold until further notice

Coronavirus: WASSCE put on hold until further notice

The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has suspended the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) timetable until further notice. The examination body further directed that the conduct of WASSCE candidates be put on hold until further notice. A statement issued said the directives “will be reviewed” when the outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus improves. “Kindly note the information for further action and communicate the directives to the Ministry of Education and the general public in your country,” the statement signed by E. K. Myers Ag. Head, IED for…

The Latest on PSG’s New Contract Offer to Neymar & Whether He Will Sign

The Latest on PSG’s New Contract Offer to Neymar & Whether He Will Sign

After a tumultuous couple of years, things finally look to be coming together at PSG for Neymar.  His move from ​Barcelona in 2017 was designed to set him apart from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez as a Ballon d’Or contender in his own right, but it hasn’t quite played out that way.​ Issues with injuries, discipline, and an apparent persistent desire to return to Catalonia – as well as his ​sister’s birthday parties – have prohibited his development, but important goals in each leg of the Champions League quarter-finals to ​send Borussia Dortmund packing served as a reminder…

Shatta Wale distributes 1000 bottles of hand sanitizers to help fight coronavirus

Shatta Wale distributes 1000 bottles of hand sanitizers to help fight coronavirus

In the wake of Ghana recording more coronavirus cases, many people have taken it upon themselves to help fight the virus in whatever way they can, some through educating the public and others by sharing free sanitizers. Shatta Movement boss, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known as Shatta Wale, has joined the number of Ghanaians who are using their time and resources to educate and distribute sanitizers to the masses. In a post sighted by Ghanaweb on his Facebook page, Shatta Wale disclosed that he has already distributed about a thousand (1000) bottles of…

Free MoMo: BoG Governor committed to technology in business – MTN

Free MoMo: BoG Governor committed to technology in business – MTN

As part of efforts to support Government’s intervention to control the spread of the COVID-19, MTN said its Mobile Money department has implemented incentives approved by the Bank of Ghana to enable customers adopt MoMo for financial transactions to minimize the risk posed by cash handling. The incentives will take effect from 20th March and will end after three months. MTN MoMo customers can send money transfers values up to GHS100 daily to MoMo wallets and other networks for free. In addition to this, the daily transaction and wallet limits…

Kwahu Easter cancellation will result in huge losses — GTA

Kwahu Easter cancellation will result in huge losses — GTA

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr Akwasi Agyeman, has revealed that the industry stands to lose more than GH¢400 million in expected revenue from the impact of the COVID 19 disease. The Kwahu Traditional Council last Monday announced the cancellation of the Easter celebration after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had announced a ban on public gatherings in the wake of the confirmation of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Ghana.  Mr Agyeman projects that the cancellation of the Kwahu Easter activities would result in about…

Premier League and EFL suspended until at least April 30

Premier League and EFL suspended until at least April 30

The Premier League and EFL have confirmed there will be no play before April 30 at the very earliest because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Premier League and EFL have suspended all football until April 30 at the earliest because of the coronavirus outbreak.  An inital postponment had delayed the restart of the season until April 3 but that deadline has now changed following a crunch meeting today. An FA statement read: “The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in…

Coronavirus: Ghana records 16 cases in 9 days

Coronavirus: Ghana records 16 cases in 9 days

Ghana has recorded five (5) new confirmed cases of the fast-spreading Coronavirus pandemic, making a total of 16 cases in all. All 5 cases were confirmed on the 19th March 2020 from the Greater Accra Region, according to information on government’s official COVID-19 update page; https://ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/. Details on the ghana health service page indicate that the cases involve a 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; a resident of Accra with no history of travel. A sample from her was confirmed positive in the laboratory The others are a 34-year-old Ghanaian lady, also a…

Help us pay our employees – Hotel Association calls on govt

Help us pay our employees – Hotel Association calls on govt

The President of the Ghana Hotels Association, Dr. Edward Ackah Nyameke, has urged government to assist hotels in salary payments to bailout the industry which is reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. The hotel industry is currently embracing a wave of despair as a result of the coronavirus hitting hard on their operations. Speaking to GhanaWeb, Dr. Edward Ackah Nyameke said there is the need for government to support hotels to pay its workers as demand for their products keep declining amidst covid-19 outbreak. “Government must provide a sort of leverage…

Coronavirus: Ghana must declare state of emergency or… OneGhana Movement

Coronavirus: Ghana must declare state of emergency or… OneGhana Movement

Pressure group OneGhana Movement is asking the Government of Ghana to take certain seven ‘decisive’ actions to secure the health of the people against the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the actions the group expects government to take is a declaration of a state of emergency for the remaining period of President Akufo-Addo’s “4-week shutdown” of universities and schools, along with inhibitions placed on varied activities.  Again, OneGhana Movement says errant institutions engaged in public activities that tend to group people against directives by the president should be ordered to stop; Ghana’s…

Coronavirus: 5 false viral health prescriptions you should ignore

Coronavirus: 5 false viral health prescriptions you should ignore

Claim 1: Using alcohol to wash your hands in place of hand sanitizers can prevent the contraction of Covid-19 Verdict: Completely False Explanation: According to the Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), Professor Abraham Annan, the use of alcohol in place of hand sanitizers can increase the probability of picking up the virus. Professor Annan said, alcohol can be a good disinfectant. However, alcohol that is used for disinfection is treated with distilled water and kept at a certain concentration. Therefore, when one uses a locally…