Electoral Commission To Reopen Electoral Roll To Allow For New Registrations

Electoral Commission To Reopen Electoral Roll To Allow For New Registrations

The Electoral Commission (EC) will reopen the electoral roll for one day, on October 1, 2020, to allow specific groups of people who are yet to be captured in the register to do so. The registration will take place in the offices of the Electoral Commission nationwide. The registration will run from 7am to 6pm. Some of the people who will participate through the new window are: 1. Voters who were outside the country due to COVID-19 restrictions 2. Those who were under a 14-day mandatory quarantine and could not…

#1D1F: President Akufo-Addo Inspects $16 Million Tomato Processing Factory In Berekum

#1D1F: President Akufo-Addo Inspects  Million Tomato Processing Factory In Berekum

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 10th September 2020, inspected ongoing work on the construction of the $16 million Weddi Africa tomato processing factory located in Domfete, in Berekum, Bono East Region.  The factory, a project operating under Government’s 1-District-1-Factory initiative, is a wholly-owned Ghanaian company, which will have an installed capacity to process 40,000 metric tons of fresh tomato per annum. This translated into 720 crates of tomatoes per shift per day, with the factory also possessing a 500-metric ton cold room facility to…

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest woman

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest woman

MacKenzie Scott has captured the title of richest woman on earth just days after ex-husband Jeff Bezos became the world’s first $200 billion man. Scott — who earlier this summer dropped the Bezos surname she had kept since their 2019 divorce — has added a staggering $30.3 billion to her net worth so far in 2020, thanks to Amazon’s stratospheric stock growth as stuck-at-home consumers have turned to the e-commerce giant for their shopping needs. With a fortune valued at $67.4 billion, Scott has now surpassed L’Oreal heiress Françoise Bettencourt Meyers,…

Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

Apple has begun letting its iPhones carry out contact-tracing without the need for users to download an official Covid-19 app. As an alternative, owners are being invited to opt in to a scheme called Exposure Notifications Express (ENE).This keeps a 14-day log of other phones detected via Bluetooth and serves an alert if one or more of their users is later diagnosed to have the virus. The local public health authority will determine what the notification says.It might tell the user to download a more fully functional app for further…

TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

TikTok: Trump says he will ban Chinese video app in the US

President Donald Trump has announced he is banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok in the US. He told reporters he could sign an executive order as early as Saturday. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans. TikTok has denied accusations that it is controlled by or shares data with the Chinese government. The fast-growing app has up to 80 million active monthly users in America and the ban would be a major blow…

Kantanka begins production of smaller cars in Ghana

Kantanka begins production of smaller cars in Ghana

Kantanka Automobile Limited has started producing smaller cars in response to public calls, a Tweet by CEO, Kwadwo Safo Jnr, has suggested. The young CEO has shared a photo of what appears to be an assembly plant for small vehicles with the caption: “Can you tell me what you see in this picture???” Kankanka Automobile, a wholly-owned Ghanaian automobile company has been criticised by the public for producing expensive luxury vehicles. While commending the founder of the company, Apostle Kwadwo Safo, for his ingenuity and unexplained deep knowledge in technology,…

Faster Internet Coming to Africa With Facebook’s $1 Billion Cable

Faster Internet Coming to Africa With Facebook’s  Billion Cable

Facebook Inc. and some of the world’s largest telecom carriers including China Mobile Ltd. are joining forces to build a giant sub-sea cable to help bring more reliable and faster internet across Africa. The cost of the project will be just under $1 billion, according to three people familiar with the project, who asking not to be identified as the budget hasn’t been made public. The 37,000-kilometer (23,000 miles) long cable — dubbed 2Africa — will connect Europe to the Middle East and 16 African countries, according to a statement on Thursday. The undersea…

Coronavirus: US accuses China of hacking coronavirus research

Coronavirus: US accuses China of hacking coronavirus research

China-linked hackers are targeting organisations researching the Covid-19 pandemic, US officials say. The FBI said it had seen hacking attempts on US groups researching vaccines, treatments and testing. The US has long accused the Chinese government of cyber-espionage, something Beijing denies. The pandemic has worsened tensions between the two countries, which have both accused each other of failing to contain the outbreak. More than 4.3m people around the world have been infected by Covid-19, with over 83,000 US deaths and 4,600 deaths in China, according to Johns Hopkins University. The…

Covid-19: Akufo-Addo Urges Media To Ignore Politicians And Talk To Scientists

Covid-19: Akufo-Addo Urges Media To Ignore Politicians And Talk To Scientists

President Akufo-Addo stated, “When people are going to talk about this disease (Coronavirus), they will talk about it from the viewpoint of science. Get the scientists. Let them be the ones to talk. Get those who have specialist information.That is what I will encourage you to do.” He said this on April 24, when he met with the leadership of the National Media Commission, the Ghana Journalists Association, the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association, the Private Newspaper Publishers Association of Ghana, as well as the leadership of State-Owned media organisations on…

KNUST demonstrates working operation of locally-made ventilator

KNUST demonstrates working operation of locally-made ventilator

The College of Engineering (CoE), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has held a demonstration exercise to explain the working operation of Ghana’s first home-made prototype ventilator. The medical equipment, which is in the advanced stages of development, is a collaborative work between the College’s Computer Engineering Department and Michigan Technological University. “The purpose of the demonstration exercise is to outdoor to stakeholders what the University is doing from its own perspective to augment access to quality healthcare delivery. We think this home-made ventilator could be of utmost…