This directive is to prevent the spread as well as the importation of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic into the country. The implementation of the directive at the Akanu border post which is in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region has become ineffective as people cross the border from either side despite the president’s directive still in effect. GhanaWeb reporter who was at the border post on May 29, 2020, reported that people either walking or on motorbikes cross the border into either country without any hindrances from the Customs and Immigrations officers of both countries. Many people who fear using the main border post resort to using an untarred road which is just adjacent to the walls of the entire facility. Officials at the border post in the past few weeks have been sacking and arresting people who attempted to cross the border.
June 01, 2020 12:22 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comConfusion rocks Akanu Border Post as smuggler mysteriously crosses border into TogoSome of the commercial motor riders who helped the smuggler to escapeCorrespondence from Volta Region:Officers of the Ghana Immigration Service, Customs and Preventive Service, and those of Togo security agencies stationed at the Akanu border post were left in complete shock as a notorious smuggler successfully crossed the border from Ghana into Togo at their full glare. The smuggler who was carrying two sacks of clothes on a motorbike given a hot chase when detected by a Customs officer on duty. The chase, however, continued to the Akanu border where the smuggler unsuccessfully made his first attempt to cross into neighboring Togo in the presence of uniformed officers of both Ghana and Togo. The smuggler then returned to the Dzodze Township with the Customs officer still pursuing him. “He is dead when we catch him”, a Togolese Customs officer who was passing by was quoted as saying angrily.
June 01, 2020 12:00 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: Class FMStop procrastinating, mediate EC and political parties now – GGAGG to Peace CouncilRt. The EC has taken an entrenched position to compile a new voter register despite opposition from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and other parties. This has created tension between the EC and the opposition parties. GGAGG, in its petition addressed to the Chairman of the Peace Council Rt. Prof. Chairman, we deem this a call of your organisation to a nation saving duty.
June 01, 2020 12:00 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: happyghana.comWe didn’t force Nana Addo to re-open churches – Catholic Bishops ConferenceFile photoThe General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Very Rev. Father Lazarus Anondee has noted that the clergy did not push for the President to reopen churches. He furthered that it was not the business of churches to tell the President when or when not to reopen churches just to endanger the lives of citizens. He noted that the clergy had been working with the government and advising it to do the right thing but never forced it to reopen churches. The Rev Father however stated categorically that he cannot determine if the ease of these restrictions have come at a better time or not.
June 01, 2020 11:48 UTC
Politics of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Ease on restrictions solely for rigging elections - NDCplay videoSammy Gyamfi, National Communications Officer, NDCThe National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has said government’s decision to ease restrictions on public gatherings is mainly to carry "out its rigging agenda through the needless and wasteful new voter registration agenda.”According to Sammy Gyamfi, permitting places of worship to hold services with a maximum of 100 people in attendance while giving the EC and NIA the freedom to register an unlimited number was biased on the side of the Akufo-Addo-led government. In his words, “the fact that church and mosque gatherings are not supposed to have more than 100 people in attendance, and are supposed to last for just an hour but the National Identification Authority (NIA) and EC have been given the freedom to register an unlimited number of people from 7am to 5pm. “Our traditional authorities are key stakeholders in Ghana’s peace architecture and have contributed enormously to the peace, stability and democracy of this country. The refusal of the Jean Mensah-led EC to honour their invitations is highly disrespectful and an insult to the values and customs of this country, and must be condemned by all well-meaning Ghanaians,” he reiterated. Mr Gyamfi warned that the NDC shall employ every legitimate means to stop the EC’s attempt to “foist on Ghanaians a needless and wasteful voter register that is intended to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters, mostly in NDC strongholds.”Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
June 01, 2020 11:44 UTC
But even under restrictions, safety protocols are blatantly disregarded, according to several media reports. This week, we continued our series in Tema, another main coronavirus hotspot and the narrative remained the same. Community 1In Tema community 1 site 20, life was back to absolute normalcy with virtually no evidence of safety protocols being adhered to. Though some residents claimed they have been complying with the safety protocols over the past months, none of that could be verified. Because anytime the fish vessels arrive, social distancing protocols are thrown out.
June 01, 2020 10:41 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: rainbownradioonline.comEasing restrictions: Let's be cautious - Alex SegbefiaFormer health minister and a member of the National Democratic technical team for the coronavirus, Alex Segbefia has bemoaned the lack of discipline as the government has eased restrictions on some aspect of social gatherings. Mr. Segbefia admonished churches, mosques to put in measures to ensure the virus is contained. Mr Akufo-Addo indicated that schools should resume for final year students in Universities, Senior High Schools (SHSs) and Junior High Schools (JHSs). Similarly, churches and mosques have been asked to resume normal worship services but only with 100 people in attendance during each period. Meanwhile, fumigation of churches, mosques and schools will be undertaken ahead of reopening whereas all teachers and students will be provided with face masks.
June 01, 2020 10:07 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: Starr FMTeachers need training on coronavirus case management - Education WatchFile photoThe Executive Director of Africa Education Watch Kofi Asare has said teachers need training in managing Covid-19 cases in secondary schools as restrictions on school activities will be eased from June 5. He told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Monday that his organisation has incorporated these recommendations in their letter to government on how to manage a COVID-19 secondary school environment. “Any child who may have had COVID, the teacher would have to provide psycho-social support to the student. The teachers will have to be giving psycho-social support to students. So, you need to train the teachers in all these,” he said.
June 01, 2020 10:07 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: Ghana SoccernetJerry Akaminko remembers injury that ruled him out of 2014 FIFA World CupGhana international Jerry AkaminkoFormer Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko recalls the injury that ruled him out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil 2014. The 32-year old was in fine form for the Black Stars leading to the World Cup, but unfortunately he missed out after picking up an injury in Ghana's preparatory game against Netherlands in Rotterdam. "A day I’ll never forget but in all things give thanks. Akaminko has ten international caps for the Ghana and has scored once for the West African nation. pic.twitter.com/3hmVEDUf9R — Jerry Akaminko (@jville15) May 31, 2020Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
June 01, 2020 09:56 UTC
Health News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: Daily Guide NetworkDiabetics, hypertension are associated with coronavirus deaths - Nana Addoplay videoFile photoPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that most COVID-19 deaths in Ghana have underlying health causes such as diabetes and hypertension. He made this known as he delivered his 10th address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020. He has therefore called on persons suffering from diabetes and hypertension to take their treatment seriously. He also reiterated his call on Ghanaians to improve their fitness level and common local diets rich in nutrients. He says it is critical that Ghanaians improve their fitness level.
June 01, 2020 08:37 UTC
Sports News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: footballmadeinghana.comDeal with persons who speak ill about Ghana Football - Albert Commey tells GFAAlbert CommeyChief Executive Officer of Techiman based Eleven Wonders, Albert Commey has advised the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to deal with persons who speak ill about Ghana Football. Albert Commey was speaking in an interview with Takoradi based Skyy Power FM when he made this assertion. The former Aduana Stars CEO wants the GFA to haul such persons especially those not directly involved with Ghana Football to the law courts. “I don’t think it’s fair, as a direct contributor, as an administrator, I will ensure I work hard and promote the game well to make Ghana Football attractive” he noted. “Even if we the administrators speak in a manner that denigrates the integrity of Ghana Football, the law must deal with us” he remarked.
June 01, 2020 08:03 UTC
If the above-mentioned needs of businessmen are not met, then bringing in a new system to check clearance at the ports will be needless, Dr Obeng said. If we do not see any of these then one can say that it was even needless for the new system to come. Once they are bringing a new system, what we are expecting is efficiency and the fact that it is going to enhance the way of doing business apart from the past”. He added that though traders, business moguls are yet to experience the new system, GUTA requires efficiency to enhance on GCNet. Meanwhile, this is the second time UNI-PASS is taking over GCNet to operate after facing several challenges at the beginning of their operations.
June 01, 2020 07:52 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comShun racism - Mahama reacts to the murder of George FloydFormer President of Ghana, John Dramani MahamaAs lots of people are seeking justice globally for the late George Floyd, Former President John Dramani Mahama has waded into the controversy to condemn the gruesome killing of the black-American. According to him, most cases of injustice faced by the blacks in the United States of America (USA) was because of their skin colour. They are concerned, solely, with the colour of your skin. 46-year-old George Floyd died shortly after, provoking protests by blacks in Minneapolis. Read below his Facebook postSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
June 01, 2020 07:52 UTC
General News of Monday, 1 June 2020Source: Class FMFulanis in Ghana kick against use of Ghana card, passport for new voter cardFile PhotoThe Tabital Pulaaku International Ghana Chapter and Danbaki Royal family representing the entire Fulani Community in Ghana have kicked against the Electoral Commission’s (EC) plans to resort to the use of the Ghana card and passport as proof of citizenship for the upcoming voters' registration exercise to take place later this month. The group is calling on Parliament to reject the CI laid before it to make it lawful for the EC to use only Ghana card and passport for the registration exercise. The concerns of the Fulanis dovetails into calls by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and some political parties that resorting to use only the Ghana card and passport as proof of identification for the voter card registration will disenfranchise many Ghanaians. Disclaimer GhanaWeb is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website. Send your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
June 01, 2020 07:42 UTC
This follows successful simulation and piloting of ICUMS at Tema Port, the final port to be hooked onto the system. With the exception of Tema Port, ICUMS has been operating at all entry points across Ghana for over a month now. The system, deployed by Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), replaces the Ghana Customs Management System GCMS. It also has five subordinate systems: A Single Window (SW) system, a clearance management system, a cargo management system, an information management system, and an administration system. This process flow is to ensure that the business at the Tema port is not cut abruptly or create congestion.
June 01, 2020 07:30 UTC