In 1959, during the presidency of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, came to the country to, as part of many other official things, attend the presentation ceremony of the presentation of an aeroplane to Ghana Airways. In a photo shared by @GhanaianMusuem on Twitter, it showed how the late Duke was in the company of Kwame Nkrumah. "Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Ghana Airways aeroplane presentation ceremony in 1959. That will not be the only time Prince Philip will interact with leaders of Ghana, or visit the country though. As in most cases, the Duke Edinburgh had accompanied his wife to the ex-British colony.
April 19, 2021 17:48 UTC
Ama Busia, a sister of Kofi Abrefa Busia has conceded being wrong with her initial reaction to the appointment of Bawumia as Akufo-Addo’s partner. I told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that if I ever opposed his selection of Dr. Bawumia as running mate, he should please forgive me,” she said. She described Bawumia as ‘gem’ who has exceeded expectations as Vice President. I hold Dr. Bawumia in high esteem and have unwavering faith in him” Madam Ama Busia said during the interview. He has performed so well as Vice President and I say no Vice President has worked so hard and performed better than him in Ghana," said Madam Ama Busia.
April 19, 2021 16:41 UTC
Rachel Appoh, in an Okay FM interview stated that, she has learnt of the activities of some unknown persons who are fleecing people with her identity on social media. Rachel Appoh angrily invoked the wrath of God on anyone who is engaged in such acts. "I have seen a number of accounts with my name on social media. I have not asked anyone to solicit money or do anything for me on social media. God punish you people, Any business transaction with this scammer is at your own risk.
April 19, 2021 16:41 UTC
Business News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comOn the commodities market today April 19, 2021, Gold is trading at One thousand, seven hundred and eighty-eight dollars, ten cents ($1,788.10) with a price change of positive eleven dollars, seventy-nice cents. This signifies a positive rise in the price of Gold on the world market opening the trading week. Cocoa also started the week with a selling price of two thousand, four hundred and fifthteen dollars ($2,415) with a price change of positive seven dollars (+7.00). Coffee is trading at one hundred and thirty dollars, twenty-five cents ($130.25) with a price change of a positive one dollar ten cents (+1.10). Meanwhile, Cotton is also trading at eighty-four dollars, eighty cents ($84.80) with a price change of a positive one dollar (+1.09).
April 19, 2021 14:15 UTC
Earlier, it had been reported that some of the Coronavirus vaccines had gone waste in the Northern Region, while there remains quite a number of people who are yet to be vaccinated. All regions were able to use it except for the 480 doses that could not be used in the Northern Region and the 100 doses in the Oti Region. Some of 480 vials containing the coronavirus vaccines were reported to have gone bad due to the limited timeframe as at the close of the first phase of the vaccination exercise. So we had three clear days to the six months date,” Hilarious Abiwu, the Director in charge of Public Health, explained. A low turnout of health workers also contributed to the extension of the days for the vaccination in the region.
April 19, 2021 13:52 UTC
Mechanical Llyod PlcMechanical Lloyd Plc has announced the company’s delisting from the Ghana Stock Exchange. The offer results and delisting was approved by the Ghana Stock Exchange and took effect last Friday, 16 April 2021. PZ CussonsPZ Cussons Ghana Limited (PZC) delisted from the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) effective October 19, 2020. African Champion IndustriesGhana Stock Exchange (GSE) compulsorily de-listed African Champion Industries Limited (ACI) from the Main Market of the Exchange at the end of September 2018. Golden WebThe Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) compulsorily delisted Golden Web (GW) from the main market of the Exchange at the end of September this year.
Entertainment of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comPopular Ghanaian boxer and musician, Braimah Kamoko better known as Bukom Banku, has made a new appearance in public with a new dark skin tone promising an end to light-skin bleaching. Bukom Banku, early this year 2021, bleached his skin and also applied other beauty enhancers such as eyelashes and earrings. His appearance generated many reactions from the public who argued that the boxer had become gay. However, making a new appearance in the public domain, ghanaweb.com can confirm that the boxer has gone back to his naturally dark skin. I have stopped it because the big men in the nation gave me advice to stop bleaching.
Business News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe Chairperson of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has called on stakeholders to work around the clock to fix the current power crisis in the county. Emeritus Professor Stephen Adei believes electricity is the lifeline of the modern economy, hence intermittent outages could gravely affect Ghana’s growing economy. He stressed that the current power crisis must be fixed to provide comfort to the citizenry. “There is no doubt that modern economies run on electricity therefore you cannot trifle with electricity. Energy Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh subsequently revealed that some parts of the nation will from May experience systematic power outages.
Sports News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comOn Saturday, Lionel Messi produced one of his trademark outstanding performances as he guided Barcelona to annex the Copa Del Rey. The Argentine scored two of Barcelona’s four goals but it was his first that caught public attention with praises on social media. Ghanaian midfielder Baba Iddrisu watched the game and he showered praises on Messi for his performance. Taking to social media, the Real Mallorca midfielder applauded Messi and labelled him the best in the world. “The best in the world” he tweeted with a video of the goal scored by Messi against Real Sociedad.
April 19, 2021 12:29 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comExisting world football governing bodies are currently in a stand-off with a new body known as the European Super League. In his response to the alleged threat by FIFA, the president of the European Super League, Florentino Perez stated that they will organize their version of the World Cup should FIFA take such action. “If the players participating in the European Super League are banned from playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, we will create our own World Cup tournament. If that is to happen and Ghana qualifies for the World Cup, the Black Stars will most certainly be without Thomas Partey and Baba Rahman who are currently on the books of Arsenal and Chelsea respectively. CAF meanwhile has yet to comment on whether it will take similar action and ban players from participating in the Africa Cup of Nations.
April 19, 2021 12:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comIbrahim Mahama, the brother of former president John Dramani Mahama, in 2018 revealed that he makes more money under the Akufo-Addo government compared to when his brother was in power. Speaking at the 2018 GRASSAG Entrepreneurship Seminar, Mr Mahama stated that, "Today NPP is in power, I likely won't get favours but I'm doing better than I was doing when my brother was President." I rather regret when my brother became vice-president...It became a problem for me in my business." Read the full story originally published on April 19, 2019, on GhanawebIronically or rather unexpectedly, business Mogul and brother of former President John Mahama has said he is doing much better in his business than he was when his brother, John Dramani Mahama was President. "Today NPP is in power, I likely won't get favours but I'm doing better than I was doing when my brother was President."
April 19, 2021 11:03 UTC
According to Ambassador Wang, some local people were protecting the Chinese to smoothly engage in Galamsey. We are working together with the Ghana government to stop illegal mining,” said Ambassador Wang. Read the full story originally published on April 19, 2019, on GhanawebThe Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, Shi Ting Wang has said Chinese nationals who engage in illegal mining in Ghana popularly called galamsey do so with support and help of Ghanaians. Ambassador Wang says Chinese nationals could not have identified gold concessions without the support of local people. The other four accused persons were charged with disobedience of directives given by or under the Immigration Act, 2000 (Act 573).
April 19, 2021 10:52 UTC
General News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comThis beautiful lady lives with metal implants because of the carelessness of a driver. Priscilla Naa Aklerh Plange had just finished her first degree at the University of Ghana and was waiting her turn to do her National Service. “We were almost entering the valley, so it was just the tree stamp that was blocking the car and I was in the front seat so the impact of the tree stamp and the car is what caused the injury. My left hand got broken, my left leg also got broken,” she said. The experience, according to Naa Aklerh Plange, is one no one should go through.
April 19, 2021 10:30 UTC
Business News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comFitch Solutions, research arm of rating agency, has projected Ghana’s economy to jump from US$62.8 billion to US$70 billion by the end of 2021. This was contained in the rating agencies, April 2021 West Africa Monitor report. The expected growth will translate into per capita income of US$2,206 in 2021, from US$2,020 recorded in 2020. Also, the total value of goods and services produced in the country is expected to go up by US$5 billion to US$75.5 billion next year, and further to US$83.2 billion in 2023. According to Fitch, the projected growth will firm up Ghana’s position as the 8th biggest economy in Africa.
April 19, 2021 09:22 UTC
Regional News of Monday, 19 April 2021Source: www.ghanaweb.comSome shop owners at the Kumasi Central Market will now have to pick up the pieces and rebuild after their shops were gutted by fire in the late hours of Sunday, April 18, 2021. A report by Citinewsroom indicates that close to thirty shops at the market were razed by the fire that spread through the part occupied by cobblers popularly known as ‘shoe makers’. An eyewitness, Alhassan Idris told Citi News that: “I was asleep when I heard of the fire outbreak at the Kumasi Central market. “We received a distress call around 8:48 pm that there was a fire outbreak at the Central market, so we quickly dispatched our men. When they arrived, they saw that the whole place had been engulfed by the fire, affecting about 27 shops.
April 19, 2021 09:11 UTC