Ban on weddings does not mean ban on marriages – Oppong-Nkrumah

Ban on weddings does not mean ban on marriages – Oppong-Nkrumah

The Minister-designate for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, has explained that the new restrictions on social gatherings as announced by President Akufo-Addo last Sunday, does not mean a ban on marriages. Rather, he says the social activity of parties and/or receptions associated with occasions such as funerals and marriages is what has been banned. Consequently, he says, marriages, which are held where there is a strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols can go on. Mr Oppong-Nkrumah gave the clarification on Tuesday at a press briefing on government’s COVID-19 response in Ghana. President Akufo-Addo…

KIA: Airlines to pay $3,500 fine for each COVID-19-positive passenger they fly in

KIA: Airlines to pay ,500 fine for each COVID-19-positive passenger they fly in

The management of the Ghana Airports Company (GAC) has cautioned airlines to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 safety protocols by flying only passengers with a COVID-19 negative PCR test result from an accredited laboratory in the country of origin to the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Ghana. According to the management of GAC, airlines who allow passengers without PCR test results or transport and disembark passengers with positive PCR test results in Accra will be fined US$3,500 per passenger. This is among many guidelines issued by KIA and expected to take…

Chy Mall is a ponzi scheme, don’t invest in it – EOCO

Chy Mall is a ponzi scheme, don’t invest in it – EOCO

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has cautioned the public against investing in a Chinese Company called Chy Century Heng Yue Group Limited and Sairuir-Commerce Ghana Limited. EOCO in a news release said this is because the company is operating a Ponzi/Pyramid scheme and operating illegally in the country. “The company which is registered as online trading and marketing services also solicits and takes/receives funds through investment packages from its customers with a promise of guaranteed returns/margins of various percentages over a fixed short period of time,” the release…

COVID-induced male impotence worry for all ‘stakeholders’; ‘mask-up else we demand COVID test before committing’ – Ursula warns men

COVID-induced male impotence worry for all ‘stakeholders’; ‘mask-up else we demand COVID test before committing’ – Ursula warns men

Communication Minister-designate, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has said the revelation that COVID-19 causes impotence in male survivors, is not only a problem for the victims but a worry for all “stakeholders”. She has, thus, warned men to mask-up to keep safe or “we may demand negative test results before we commit”. “Push us not and mask up”, she warned, adding: “Save your life and that of the stakeholder(s)”. Within the last two weeks, COVID-19 has killed 64 people in Ghana, President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed in his 23rd national address to the…

I’m resolute about my Menzgold position until Akufo-Addo pays locked up cash – ‘Stubborn’ Bulldog insists

I’m resolute about my Menzgold position until Akufo-Addo pays locked up cash – ‘Stubborn’ Bulldog insists

Artiste Manager Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bulldog has said that his position on locked up funds of MenzGold clients remains unchanged. According to him, until the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo pays locked up cash of clients of the gold dealership company, he will continue to be critical of him. To Bulldog, the government indicated that it was cleaning up the system in order to protect clients and therefore there is the need for clients whose cash have been locked down will be paid. “Emotions…

FDA gives go-ahead for clinical trial of first-ever COVID-19 herbal medicine ‘Nibima’

FDA gives go-ahead for clinical trial of first-ever COVID-19 herbal medicine ‘Nibima’

Cryptolepis sanguinolenta (Nibima) has been approved for clinical trial as the first-ever herbal medicine for COVID-19 in Ghana by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA). A statement issued on Monday, 1 February 2020 by FDA CEO Delese Darko, announced that the trial will take place at two separate sites. It said the approval was given last month. The FDA, which is the National Medicine Regulatory Agency (NMRA) in Ghana, said the School of Public Health at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) submitted a clinical trial application…

GHANA IMPROVES SCORE ON 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

GHANA IMPROVES SCORE ON 2020 CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX

In a Transparency International (TI) 2020 CPI report published today, Ghana scored 43 out of 100 points, improving on its 2019 ranking by five places. In 2019 and 2018, Ghana was ranked 80th (with 41 points) and 78th respectively out of 180 countries and territories. Sub-Saharan Africa ranking In Africa, Seychelles maintained the highest ranking with a score of 66, followed by Botswana (60) and Cabo Verde (58). At the bottom of the index are Sudan (16), Somalia (12) and South Sudan (12). Other African countries that were ranked as…

25 children contracted COVID-19, three die at KATH

25 children contracted COVID-19, three die at KATH

The Child Health Directorate of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana’s second-largest health referral facility, has recorded 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic. Fourteen (14) of the cases resulting in two deaths were recorded last year, while the beginning of this year had also seen nine confirmed cases and one death, according to the authorities. Professor Sampson Antwi, Head of the Directorate, briefing the media in Kumasi, said the latest confirmed cases involved an 11-day old baby. He said three of the cases recorded…

We’ll unite to sustain your NDC legacy – Mahama to late Rawlings

We’ll unite to sustain your NDC legacy – Mahama to late Rawlings

Former President of Ghana and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama has said that it’s time for the party to close its ranks and work to guarantee unity in the political party To him, unity is what will sustain the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Jerry John Rawlings who was the founder has left behind. The NDC leader made this known in a tribute to the late former President who he describes as his boss. He said “For those of us the comrades you’ve left behind, it…

Hydrogen peroxide in short supply due to panic buying – FDA

Hydrogen peroxide in short supply due to panic buying – FDA

A joint monitoring by officers of the Pharmacy Council (PC) and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has revealed a shortage of hydrogen peroxide in pharmaceutical facilities due to panic buying. The FDA and PC in a joint statement said this has given rise to the sale of fake and substandard hydrogen peroxide on the market. Pharmacies and Over the Counter Medicine Shops have been cautioned to always buy their stocks from licensed wholesalers and manufacturers. The public has also been reminded to purchase only Food and Drug Authority approved…