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
March 30, 2020 17:37 UTC
Politics of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: classfmonline.comNew voter roll: EC forced to withdraw defective C.I. againChairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean MensaFor the second time within a week, the Electoral Commission of Ghana has been forced to withdraw the Constitutional Instrument (CI) it laid before Parliament some three weeks ago. A similar thing happened last week and the EC had to resubmit the document the following day. The election management body, through the C.I., is seeking to exclude the current voter ID card and birth certificates as primary documents in compiling a new register of voters. The EC insists on compiling a new register ahead of the December polls.
March 30, 2020 17:15 UTC
Entertainment of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: Pulse.com.ghJupitar narrates how a police man slapped Shatta Wale at Tawala BeachJupiterDancehall musician Jupitar has revealed how fellow dancehall musician Shatta Wale was manhandled by a police man for acting bossy. According to the “Enemies” hitmaker, the incident took place at La Tawala Beach Resort in Accra. He said he and Shatta Wale were on their way to the beach sometime ago to have fun when they were suddenly given a hot chase by the police. Jupitar did not state their true offense on that day but he said the officer soon caught up with them after which Wale asked him to calm down because he’s “Shatta Wale, was the one who sang ‘Dancehall King.”The next thing that followed was a heavy slap, according to Jupitar, which he described as ‘taaaa, taaaa’. See the story he shared on social media below.
March 30, 2020 15:45 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Osafo Maafo debunks rumours, shows up in parliamentSenior Minister, Nana Yaw Osafo MarfoThe Senior Minister, Nana Yaw Osafo Marfo has been spotted in parliament after what seemed to be a brief break from public view. On Friday, Ghanaweb.com in an article reported how some Ghanaians including members of the opposition National Democratic Congress have been asking of the whereabouts of the Senior Minister since little or nothing had been seen or heard of him as government battles against COVID-19. The release further debunked rumours that the minister may have tested positive for the deadly coronavirus after joining the president’s entourage on a working visit to five European countries last month. On Monday when Ken Ofori-Atta made a presentation on the impact of the pandemic on Ghana’s economy, the Senior Minister clad in a black suit with a nose mask covering his nose could be seen sitting right behind the finance minister. Mr. Ofori-Atta during his presentation told parliament that the impact of COVID-19 will cost Ghana’s economy a whopping GHC11.4 billion which is 2.9% share of the nations GDP.
March 30, 2020 15:22 UTC
Though there were exemptions for some groups including food providers and commercial vehicles, there were still some rules they must abide with. For commercial vehicles, for instance, they are to enforce the ‘social distancing’ rule that is, a limited number of passengers in the vehicle at every point. Its day one of the partial lockdown and there are several military and police personnel in various parts of the country to ensure the laws are obeyed. In some parts of Kasoa for instance, some military persons had taken up the temporary role of ‘loading passengers’. They stand at the popular bus-stops, make sure to observe how many passengers went aboard the vehicle and stopped any more when the numbers were going overboard.
March 30, 2020 15:11 UTC
His career took a nosedive when he was sacked from Asante Kotoko by Yaw Bawuah, chairman of the club over alleged indiscipline. Hearts of Oak fans for the joy of signing a big fish from Asante Kotoko nick-named him Nii Opoku. At the national team level, Opoku Afriyie was also a tormentor-in-chief in the shirt of the Black Stars. Afriyie would later become the Team Manager of the Black Stars and Asante Kotoko. A lot of the Black Stars players speak highly of his ability to relate very well with players.
March 30, 2020 15:00 UTC
Business News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: primenewsghana.comThere is enough food for the lockdown period - Agric Minister assuresplay videoMinister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie AkotoThe Minister for Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie has assured Ghanaians that there is enough food supply in the country for the lockdown period. According to the Minister, due to government's flagship programme, Planting for Food and Jobs, the country has more than enough to take care of the citizens in this period. Addressing a news briefing in Accra today March 30 2020, the Agric Minister said there is enough food to satisfy Ghanaians during and after the lockdown period. Again, the Agric Minister reiterated that the food chain is exempted from the lockdown which was announced by the President last Friday, March 27 2020. He urged Ghanaians not to waste money on unnecessary stock of food because the food will always be there, adding there is no need to stock up.
March 30, 2020 13:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMilitary descends on man for flouting lockdown directiveplay videoThe military personnel asked the civilian to squatA video of a young man paying dearly for refusing to adhere to the directives of the president to remain indoors has emerged barely hours after the commencement of the lockdown. The young man in a casual apparel appears not to have only flouted the lockdown directives to warrant the punishment meted out to him; he displayed bravely by allegedly filming the military who were questioning some people who had come out of their homes. Then my girlfriend will see and say I’m wicked,” the officer was heard saying as he asked the young man to stand in the sun. The lockdown affects areas where significant numbers of virus infections have been recorded. We're not going to intimidate anybody, we're going to support to achieve the overall objective of the president of Ghana,” he said.
March 30, 2020 13:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comVeronica Buckets were invented over 30 years ago – Inventor clears the airplay videoThere have been some doubts that Mrs. Veronica Bekoe was the original inventor of these bucketsMany have accused her of claiming credit for something which already was in existence and attaching her name to it. What they do not know, is that the inventor of the Veronica Buckets; Mrs. Veronica Bekoe, birthed the idea as far back as the 90’s. Essentially, the idea of creating portable buckets with the tap attached have been in existence for over 30 years. So she thought of a better way to get running water for the laboratory scientists, proposed it to her American supervisor who bought into it. “It has gone beyond way behind the health sector and it's being used everywhere, even beyond Ghana.”Watch the full video as inventor of the Veronica Buckets tells her story:
March 30, 2020 13:07 UTC