General News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Ghana’s case count hits 8,548File photoGhana's coronavirus case count has leapt to 8,548, in the latest data released by the Ghana Health Service. Figures released on Monday, June 1, 2020, put the case count at 8,070. In the latest data, the death toll is pegged at 38 while the recoveries stand at 3,132, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) figures. Below is a regional breakdown of the coronavirus situation in Ghana according to figures released on June 3, 2020. (Case Count from Highest to Lowest)Greater Accra Region – 5,894Ashanti Region – 1,342Western Region – 449Central Region – 438Eastern Region – 134Volta Region – 86Western North Region – 68Upper East Region – 42Northern Region – 37Oti Region – 26Upper West Region – 22Bono East Region – 6North East Region – 2Savannah Region – 1Bono Region – 1Ahafo Region – 0Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
June 03, 2020 16:48 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGhanaWeb Special: How artisans in Accra are coping with coronavirus in a hotspotplay videoGhanaWeb last week, took a tour of the Accra Arts Centre located in the Klottey Korle areaAs the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt economies and businesses, a sector that has been vastly forgotten is the Art and Crafts center in Ghana. Despite the easing of some coronavirus restrictions, the sector which relies solely on foreigners trooping in to trade for art and cultural pieces, has not been spared the wrath of the pandemic. GhanaWeb last week, took a tour of the Accra Arts Centre which is located in the Klottey Korle constituency, an identified hotspot by the Ghana Health Service. Some of the residents and artisans at the center bemoaned the impact the pandemic had incurred on their livelihoods and businesses. Others on the hand, even doubted the coronavirus case numbers being churned out by the Ghana Health Service.
June 03, 2020 15:11 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.com#SayItLoud: eShun’s former manager responds to allegations made against himplay videoWatch the full interview on June 4, at 8amSongstress Queen eShun got tongues wagging after she levelled allegations of abuse, manipulations and cheating towards her former manager, Stephen Mensah. Known in real life as Ethel Esi Eshun, the singer and songwriter alleged that her former manager took all the proceeds from gigs as well as funds from her online streams and performances from shows. The CEO of Quophimens Musiq, whom she describes as her ex-boyfriend takes his turn on #SayItLoud to give his side of the story. Watch out for the full video on Thursday, June 4, 2020, which will be aired on GhanaWeb TV. Website: www.ghanaweb.comYoutube: Ghanaweb TV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsL03z5sLvA0t8sjwDWf_3A/videosFacebook: TheGhanaweb https://www.facebook.com/TheGhanaWeb/Twitter: TheGhanaweb https://twitter.com/TheGhanaWeb/Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
June 03, 2020 15:11 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comI've tried my best, please come to my son's aid - Okomfour Kwadee's mother begs GhanaiansGhanaian musician Okomfour Kwadee then and now (Right)Mother of hiplife musician, Jerry Anaba popularly known as Okomofour Kwadee, commenting on the latest picture of her son that has gone viral on social media has pleaded with Ghanaians to come to the aid of her 'sick' son. According to her, she has done everything possible a mother is supposed to do for her son, but her son's condition has not improved. I am his mother, I didn't sit to watch my son go through that situation. She added that her only hope is to see her son go back to his normal life and revive what he loves doing best, music. For some time now, Okomfour Kwadee has been battling with mental challenges which landed him at a rehab centre.
June 03, 2020 14:03 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comGN Savings and Loans saga: Court grants BoG application for stay of proceedingsChairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi NduomNews reaching GhanaWeb indicates that the Court of Appeal, has today June 3, 2020, in a unanimous decision by all three Justices on the panel, granted the Bank of Ghana’s application for stay of proceedings in the GN Savings and Loans case. The Justices were Gyaesayor, Wood, and Obeng Manu. The application was granted at the High Court (Human Rights Division), pending the determination of the Bank of Ghana’s appeal against the decision of the High Court, to hear the case brought by shareholders of GN Savings and Loans. The effect of the Court of Appeal’s ruling today is that the proceedings filed at the High Court by shareholders of GN are for now suspended. Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, sued the BoG and two others over the revocation of the licence of GN Savings and Loans Company Limited to declare the company insolvent.
June 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
Business News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Agribusiness posts 61.2% revenue loss due to pandemic – ReportFile photoChamber of Agribusiness Ghana (CAG) has said agribusinesses in Ghana have lost 61.2 percent of their monthly revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Agribusiness Sector Survey Report 2020. According to the report, small-scale agribusiness firms in the country were the hardest hit with a revenue shortfall of about 77.4 percent. Large scale firms, on the other hand, suffered a 55.4 percent revenue loss, with medium scale agribusinesses remaining in the middle. “One of the major challenges in the agriculture sector included rampant land litigation issues which threatens the investments of businessmen and eventually, leads them to abandon the land, resulting in huge losses,” the report noted. He added that the agriculture sector is one that can still thrive in this period of the coronavirus pandemic considering food production and availability are basic necessities of life.
June 03, 2020 13:41 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comAkufo-Addo regime will be the best in sports infrastructure development - Ministerplay videoMinister for Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame AsiamahThe Minister for Youth and Sports Isaac Kwame Asiamah has boldly assured that Ghanaians will experience the best sports infrastructural development under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Speaking at this morning's Minister's Press Briefing, the minister said the government of Akufo-Addo understands the importance of infrastructure in the development of the sports sector and as the government has already started will continue to ensure significant development of sports infrastructure in the country. "I can assure you that this regime is going to be touted as the best in terms of sports infrastructure. I am grateful to President Nana Akufo-Addo for his vision for sports development. “Since I became the Minister for Youth and Sports maintenance is one of the things we don't take for granted at all.
June 03, 2020 12:33 UTC
A victim of the June 3 fire and water disaster, Derick Appiah who sustained some degree of injury due to the fire but lost his properties and work equipment said not even a dime was given to victims as proposed by government. He noted that he resorted to bank loans to start operating his fresh fruit juice business again to save money to cater for himself and his family. Read the story orginally published in 2017 by Ghanaweb.com belowA victim of the June 3 fire and flood disaster, Derick Appiah has revealed that he has survived on loans since the incident destroyed his business two years ago. He stated that his business survived because of the benevolence of his bank which gave him a loan to restart the business. He added, “after the disaster, it’s the loan which helped us to purchase all the machines to restart the business.
June 03, 2020 11:03 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: 3 NewsEC suspends voters registration pilot as BVR machine failsA BVR machineThe Electoral Commission’s pilot of the anticipated Voting Registration exercise in the Western Region has been suspended. 3news.com can report that the BVR machine used to capture the bio-data of applicants has developed a fault. The about 15 persons who were at hand to register have all left the regional office of the EC. Officials who were at the section where the BVR machine is were seen busily setting up the machine. The Regional office is currently left with only staff of the commission and party representatives as the applicants have all left.
June 03, 2020 11:03 UTC
Strangely, the invitation was meant for Bernard Mornah, but some of the NDC leaders sat through the meeting. Post meetingWhen the meeting ended at about 1:30 p.m., Ofosu-Ampofo was seen ‘coaching’ Bernard Mornah on what to tell the teeming NDC supporters outside. Immediately Mornah came outside the premises, the NDC supporters carried him shoulders high amid chanting NDC slogans. Mornah insultsLater, Bernard Mornah said in an interview that “I don’t know who taught those people English. There was heavy vehicular traffic at the precinct of the police headquarters due to the Bernard Mornah invitation.
June 03, 2020 10:30 UTC
“An abridged format for religious services can commence. For those who are committed church goers, attending church services in this era of COVID-19 is a dangerous move hence, will not risk it. Another individual explained that prayers need not to be said during church services alone. It will also create an avenue for these pastors to sell face masks, hand sanitizers and so on to church members at an inflated cost,” a man stated. They will also use this as an opportunity to sell their expensive nose masks and hand sanitizers,” said another.
June 03, 2020 08:26 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: footballghana.comI will gladly avail myself for a coronavirus test - Ashgold defender DonkorAshgold defender Eric DonkorAshanti Gold SC defender Eric Donkor has revealed that he will gladly avail himself for a Coronavirus test ahead of league resumption. The return of the topflight remains uncertain with opinions divided as to whether it should be continued or canceled but Donkor reveals he is ever ready to take a test to ease the fears. “It won’t be out of place if we(AshantiGold Players) are tested of Covid-19, I will gladly avail myself for such testing especially where we are located and the numbers we are recording. Our health is very important," Eric Donkor told Oyerepa FM. Disclaimer GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.
June 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
Sports News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comReferees Manager Alex Kotey lays down plans for refereesAlexander KoteyNewly-appointed GFA Referees Manager, Alexander Kotey says a number of strategic decisions will be taken to improve refereeing in Ghana. The retired FIFA referee started work on Monday following his appointment on May 25, 2020. Referee Kotey also stated there will be equal opportunity for all. “We want to look at how best we can motivate our female referees in getting them to the top light of refereeing, especially the good ones. The retired FIFA referee officiated at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations held in Ghana.
June 03, 2020 07:41 UTC
General News of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comMurdered Ofankor tenant left behind two children – Mother saysStella Okyere, mother of murdered Ofankor tenantMother of murdered Ofankor tenant, Stella Okyere, says her 30-year-old departed son left behind two children. The family of the late Benjamine Spark is in mourning after the budding musician was unexpectedly gunned down to death by his landlord. Speaking to GhanaWeb, the mother of the murdered tenant said her late son was not married but he had two children. On May 24, 2020, a landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, reportedly murdered his tenant at Ofankor in the Greater Accra region. The landlord, according to police extract, shot budding musician Spark Benjamine, who was rushed to the police station with multiple injuries.
June 03, 2020 05:37 UTC
Entertainment of Wednesday, 3 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comLet the public know exactly what is wrong with Kwadee – Kwesi Ernest pleads with familyplay videoKwesi ErnestMusic producer and Managing Director of Media Excel Production, Kwesi Ernest, says the lack of information on what exactly is wrong with musician Kwadee is what has hindered any form of help from getting to him on the part of industry players. Kwesi Ernest made this assertion on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review Show which was monitored by GhanaWeb. He pleaded with the family of Kwadee to make information available to the public on what exactly is wrong with the musician and how much help is needed. He argued that anything short of that will make efforts to help the musician difficult. Okomfo Kwadee has been rumoured to be battling with mental illness which has landed him in a rehabilitation center a number of times.
June 03, 2020 00:56 UTC