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  • 5 hours COVID-19: Private burials can now host maximum of 100 persons – Nana Addo CNR
    Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eased restrictions imposed on private funerals in the country. The initial ban on public gatherings, including funerals, only allowed for 25 or fewer people in attendance. The President, while addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, however said private burials could now host a maximum of one hundred [100] persons. “Private burials, now with a maximum of one hundred (100) persons, can continue to be performed,” said the President. The President further indicated that restaurants providing seated services “can operate under appropriate social distancing arrangements and hygiene protocols.” “Individual, non-contact sports can go ... more
  • 5 hours COVID-19: Football remains suspended as government eases restrictions CNR
    Football in Ghana will remain suspended until at least 31st July, 2020, as government announced the further lifting of restrictions enforced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Non-contact sports such as golf, tennis, athletics, badminton, table tennis, triathlon and cricket can however return to being played. President Akuffo-Addo in his 10th coronavirus address you the nation, lifted numerous bans that will now allow final year students from Junior High School to University level to return to school while religious gathering to also return under strict guidelines. However, any hope that football was due to return at least behind closed ... more
  • 5 hours COVID-19: Ghana’s borders still closed but stranded Ghanaians abroad to be evacuated CNR
    Ghana’s borders still remain shut despite the relaxation of the Coronavirus-induced restrictions by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo. Addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, the President said, government has put in place measures to evacuate Ghanaians who have been stranded abroad due to the border closure. He disclosed that the individuals who will be evacuated will be made to undergo mandatory quarantine and other safety protocols. “Our border, by air, land, and sea, remains closed until further notice for human traffic. However, given that there are Ghana residents stranded abroad, a special dispensation is going to be given for ... more
  • 6 hours Ghana card, voter registrations to resume as Akufo-Addo lifts restrictions CNR
    The Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) will soon resume their registration exercises following the lifting of the ban on public and social gatherings by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Nana Akufo-Addo in an address on Sunday urged such bodies to adhere to safety protocols during their activities. “…Statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Commission for Civic Education, and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were exempted from the outset from these restrictions, must conduct their activities in accordance with social distancing and the necessary hygiene and safety protocols,” he said. President Akufo-Addo, ... more
  • 6 hours Coronavirus: Schools reopened for final year JHS, SHS and university students CNR
    Schools across the country have been reopened solely for final year students as part of measures to ease restrictions in Ghana’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised address to the nation said the move is to prepare and enable the students to take their final examinations. According to him, the reopening is with the appropriate enhanced safety protocols and social distancing adherence. Final year university students are expected to resume school on Monday, June 15, 2020. “All final year students of educational and training institutions, which are being managed by Ministries ... more
  • 6 hours Religious activities to begin as Akufo-Addo eases Coronavirus-induced restrictions CNR
    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has eased the restrictions imposed on religious activities in the country. He announced this on Sunday, May 31, 2020, during his tenth address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus disease. During the address, the President directed religious activities to commence beginning June 5, 2020, with only a maximum of 100 persons in a church or mosque. “As I stated in my May Day address, I’m now in a position to outline the roadmap for easing safely the restrictions. Ours is going to be a fazed approach involving a ... more
  • 6 hours Ghana’s COVID-19 case count hits 8,070; recoveries now 2,947 CNR
    Ghana’s case count of the novel COVID-19 has risen to 8,070. The recoveries have also increased to 2,947. This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020. “Fellow Ghanaians, as at today, Sunday, 31st May, under these measures, we have conducted two hundred and eighteen thousand, four hundred and twenty-five (218,425) tests; the number of positive cases stands at eight thousand and seventy (8,070); two thousand, nine hundred and forty-seven (2,947) persons have recovered; thirty-six (36) have sadly died; thirteen (13) persons are severely ill, with three (3) critically-ill for which ... more
  • 7 hours Celestine Donkor goes international with songs in Ewe language [Video] CNR
    Gospel minstrel, Celestine Donkor is one of the Ghanaian gospel musicians gradually gaining prominence on the international music scene. The gospel artiste who has gained much exposure in South Africa, has explained that one of the things she is bent on doing, is not to only evangelise through music, but to also sell the Ghanaian culture to the outside world. According to her the use of the Ewe language in her songs is to make her style unique. “The Ewe language is a very unique and beautiful Ghanaian language. I love singing in Ewe because I want to be identified ... more
  • 8 hours Akufo-Addo to deliver 10th address on Ghana’s COVID-19 fight at 10pm CNR
    Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation tonight on the country’s fight against COVID-19. This will be the tenth time such a televised address will be delivered by the President since Ghana confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020. President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to deliver the address at 10:00 pm. Ghanaians are expectant that President Akufo-Addo during the address will ease the various restrictions imposed on Ghanaians as part of measures to fight COVID-19. Economist warns against easing of restrictions  Meanwhile, a Health Economist at the University of Ghana Business ... more
  • 10 hours Duncan-Williams crowns Citi TV’s 24-hour worship & prayer with communion service CNR
    General Overseer of  Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has climaxed the first-ever 24-hour worship and prayer chain put together by Citi TV with a national communion service. The event – Intercede Ghana began on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 6 pm and ended on Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 6 pm amidst prayer and worship ministrations over the country’s issues, including the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Archbishop Duncan-Williams fervently prayed against the virus and the deaths associated with it. “We have a God who answers prayers. We have a God who is able to do exceedingly and ... more
  • 12 hours EC must release timetable for voters’ registration exercise – Franklin Cudjoe CNR
    President of Policy think tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, is demanding from the Electoral Commission (EC), a timetable outlining all important details about the upcoming voters’ registration exercise which is scheduled to begin in June this year. The EC is bent on compiling a new register over claims that the existing one is not credible enough for the 2020 polls. Director of Elections at the EC, Dr. Serebour Quaicoe had earlier insisted that the current register should be replaced to make it more capable of tackling the verification challenges that occur on election day, given experiences from past elections. Even ... more
  • 12 hours #JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church CNR
    There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed ... more
  • 12 hours NDC’s concerns over new voter register amidst COVID-19 outbreak legitimate – Mahama Ayariga CNR
    The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga has defended the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) concerns against the Electoral Commission’s decision to go ahead with the new voter registration exercise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said although the opposition party had earlier kicked against the EC’s decision over financial and other concerns, the recent concerns being raised by the NDC given the risk burden the virus is likely to have on registrants is only legitimate. Speaking on The Big Issue on Saturday, Mr. Ayariga said he cannot fathom why the electoral management body is still pushing ... more
  • 13 hours New Edubiase: Health workers face eviction threats from landlords over Coronavirus fears CNR
    Health workers at the New Edubiase Government Hospital in the Ashanti Region say the incessant threats of eviction from landlords in the area are gradually affecting their morale. Landlords at New Edubiase have reportedly threatened to evict health workers from their houses for fear of being infected with COVID-19. Medical Superintendent of the New Edubiase Government hospital, Dr. Allan Tiertoore, in an interview with Citi News said the development is worrying. “There were reports from some staff that landlords are threatening to eject them. No staff has been tested with COVID-19 but some landlords in the communities think the disease ... more
  • 14 hours COVID-19: WHO releases new guidelines for outdoor events and mass gatherings CNR
    The World Health Organization on Saturday released new guidance for mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, recommending a number of possible changes to large events — once they’re allowed to take place. Holding gatherings outdoors, limiting attendance to healthy people and staggering arrivals could all help limit the spread of the virus, according to the guidance. “In the context of Covid-19, mass gatherings are events that could amplify the transmission of the virus and potentially disrupt the host country’s response capacity,” the guidance said. But it said large events offered benefits, too, such as providing employment and boosting psychological well-being. ... more
  • 15 hours Burkina Faso gunmen ‘kill 20 at cattle market’ in Kompienga CNR
    At least 20 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso when gunmen stormed a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town in the middle of the day on Saturday, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by local media. It is unclear who was behind the attack. Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes in recent months. The violence has forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes. On Friday at least 15 people were killed when suspected Islamist militants attacked a convoy of traders ... more
  • 15 hours Amazon UK website defaced with racist abuse CNR
    Amazon has blamed a “bad actor” for racist abuse that appeared on multiple listings on its UK website. The abuse, now removed, appeared when users searched the online shop for Apple AirPods and similar products. It was unclear how long the racist language remained on the site, but it sparked outrage on Twitter and the sharing of screenshots and video grabs. “We are removing the images in question and have taken action on the bad actor,” Amazon told the BBC. The company did not elaborate on the “bad actor”, nor give details of how many products were defaced and how ... more
  • 15 hours PlayStation 5: Sony confident coronavirus won’t change release plans CNR
    Gamers across the world are about to get their first look at what the PlayStation 5 can do. The successor to one of the best-selling consoles ever is due out later this year and, speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan says fans will see it in action in less than a week. With major conventions and events cancelled due to coronavirus, Jim says he wants to find a way to give the PlayStation community “a little bit of a jolt.” On June 4th Sony will showcase new PS5 games online for the very first time. There’s still ... more
  • 17 hours Ghana’s courts must do more to boost public confidence in this era of excessive partisanship [Article] CNR
    At a time when we have become excessively partisan, it is of utmost importance that people maintain confidence in the judiciary’s neutrality to resolve politically sensitive issues. Political actors are unlikely to turn to the judiciary to settle their differences unless they have confidence in the courts. Democracy and constitutionalism break down without a fair and impartial judiciary. This is why the Constitution guarantees the independence of the Judiciary and provides tenure for judges. In turn, the level of confidence rests on the perception of judicial impartiality and fairness. A fair and impartial judiciary is one that follows the law ... more
  • 17 hours Joe Mettle moved to tears during #IntercedeGhana ministration [Video] CNR
    Singer Joe Mettle was moved to tears as he ministered during his worship session at Intercede Ghana, a 24-hour prayer and worship session on Citi TV. As the worship leader ministered the Psalm 121:2 inspired song, ‘My Help’, he was visibly under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. The purpose of the worship session is to seek the face of God in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The theme of the programme: is ‘Let God Arise.’ Other Gospel singers on the bill are Pastor Joe Beecham, Naa Mercy, Kofi Karikari, Nii Okai, Edinam Bright Davies, Naa Mercy, Cwesi Oteng, Celestine ... more
  • 17 hours Citi TV to climax #IntercedeGhana with National Communion Service CNR
    Citi TV will later today, Sunday, May 31, 2020, climax its 24-hour prayer and worship chain dubbed Intercede Ghana with a ‘National Communion Service’. The National Communal Communion Service will be led by the General Overseer of the Action Chapel International (ACI), Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. The National Communion Service will take place from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm later today. Viewers are urged to join the service by logging on to Citi TV’s channel on their digital TV sets or follow online via Citi TV’s social media handles. Citi TV’s Intercede Ghana, a 24-hour worship and prayer chain ... more
  • 18 hours Communities in Sunyani West lobby for one of goverment’s 88 promised hospitals CNR
    Some youth in the Sunyani West Municipality of the Bono Region are demanding that one of government’s 88 proposed hospitals be sited in the area. President Akufo-Addo in his eighth address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic announced plans to construct hospitals in 88 districts across the country in a bid to improve Ghana’s health sector. Addressing a presser on May 28, the Chiraa Youth Forum said the hospital was an opportunity for the state to make up for years of neglect. The convener of the youth group, Joseph Opoku Kyeremeh said: “By virtue of its location on the main Sunayni-Takyiman-Wenchi ... more
  • 18 hours Ghanaians to pay more for fuel as BOST margin goes up by 3 pesewas CNR
    Ghanaians will from 1st June 2020 pay more for fuel at the various filling stations as government has increased a tax component on petroleum products. The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in a statement said the BOST Margin which used to be three pesewas per litre has been increased by an additional three pesewas. The regulator in the statement said the increment was approved by Cabinet. “We write to inform you of a review of the BOST Margin in the Price Build-Up (PBU) of petroleum products effective 1st June 2020. This is in line with a decision taken by Cabinet and ... more
  • 19 hours N/R: Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) supports COVID-19 fight CNR
    The Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA) and YEFL-Ghana have committed a total amount of GH¢147, 640.00 towards the fight against COVID-19 in the Northern Region. As part of its contribution to the COVID-19 fight, the organization has allocated funding for sensitization on local radio stations, provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand washing materials. So far, five MMDAs have benefited from the support including the Kumbungu, Karaga, Mion, and Saboba Districts. Speaking to the media at a donation of PPE to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council, the Acting Executive Director, Philip Gmabi said, “The support is to help ease ... more
  • 19 hours Government to address infrastructural challenges in universities CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that the Education Ministry is in talks with GETFund to seek funding for massive infrastructural projects in various tertiary institutions in the country. Akufo-Addo said the move is to accommodate the large number of students who will be entering the universities and other tertiary institutions following the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy. Students who benefitted from the free SHS initiative when it first began are expected to gain university admission in September this year. Speaking at the Jubilee House, President Akufo-Addo said special funding is being arranged for expansion works at the various tertiary ... more
  • 19 hours BONABOTO chiefs petition Akufo-Addo to probe diversion of airport project to Paga CNR
    The Chiefs and Elders of Bolgatanga, Nabdam, Bongo and Tongo, known jointly as BONABOTO, have petitioned President Akufo-Addo to set up a Committee to investigate circumstances under which a planned airport project in Bolgatanga was diverted to Paga. The group is accusing Aviation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda of altering the said plan. At a meeting with President Akufo Addo at the Jubilee House, Paramount Chief of the Talensi Traditional area, who led the delegation, Tong Raana Nalebtang Robert Mosore said the issue should be investigated. “Mr President, contrary to your firm commitment to the people of Bongo, our honourable Joseph ... more
  • 19 hours US: ‘I can’t breathe’ protests continue for fifth day CNR
    Protests continued Saturday for a fifth straight day in parts of the US in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a former white police officer. In the nation’s capital, the focal point was the vicinity of Lafayette Park across from the White House, where thousands of people, including whites and Muslims, gathered late Saturday. Protestors chanted “I can’t breathe,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “No Justice, No Peace,” among others, for the second night in a row. Six arrests were made during protests Friday night, according to US Secret ... more
  • 19 hours Coronavirus: EU urges US to reconsider breaking ties with WHO CNR
    The EU on Saturday called the US to reconsider its decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO). Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, and Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, released a statement on Washington’s announcement on Friday that it would end its relationship with the WHO. Reaffirming the EU’s support for the WHO in the fight against COVID-19, the EU leaders said the UN organization should “lead the international response to pandemics, current and future.” Von der Leyen and Borrell also insisted that the global threat of the coronavirus pandemic required the “participation and ... more
  • 19 hours Saboba: Victims of rainstorm receive support from MP, DCE CNR
    Three communities in the Saboba District of the Northern Region expressed their gratitude to the Member of Parliament for the Saboba Constituency, Charles Bintim and the District Chief Executive for the area, George K Bingrini for coming to their aid with 20 sets of roofing sheets. The communities; Demon, Jakpal and Tarkpalb were severely hit by a heavy rainstorm that ripped off the roofs of several houses in the community and destroyed foodstuffs. Presenting the roofing sheets to the communities, the DCE, George K Bingrini said the donation was a partnership with the MP, and urged the communities to ... more
  • 19 hours COVID-19 cases in Brazil near 500,000 CNR
    Brazil’s total coronavirus cases on Sunday neared 500,000 as the country reported more than 33,000 new patients over the past 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, 956 additional deaths were reported, bringing the total fatalities to 28,834 while 33,234 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count to 498,440. Brazil, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in South America, is the hardest-hit country in the world after the US. Globally, more than 6 million cases have been confirmed in 188 countries and regions since the virus emerged in ... more
  • 20 hours George Floyd death: US cities order curfews amid widespread clashes CNR
    Curfews have been ordered in cities across the US to try to stem unrest sparked by the death of a black man in police custody. Largely peaceful protests later turned violent in many areas, with cars and buildings set alight and riot police using tear gas and rubber bullets. President Donald Trump urged “healing” over the death of George Floyd but said he could not allow mobs to dominate. An ex-policeman has been charged with murdering Mr Floyd, 46, in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, 44 and white, is due to appear in court on Monday. In a video footage, Mr Chauvin ... more
  • 20 hours We’ll release student loans in batches; NUGS’ 5-day ultimatum ‘unrealistic’- SLTF CNR
    The Students Loan Trust Fund has described as unrealistic demands by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) to have all outstanding loans for students released in five days. NUGS at a news conference on Thursday, May 28, 2020, issued a 5-day ultimatum to the government to release student loans to them by June 2 or face a demonstration targeted at the Jubilee house. But speaking to Citi News, Head of Public Affairs at the Students Loan Trust Fund, George Laing said the fund is already in the process of releasing students’ loans in batches due to the lack of ... more
  • 20 hours A/R: GMA justifies Nurse Association’s refusal to use cloth face masks for clinical activities CNR
    The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) in the Ashanti Region is backing a decision by the Nurses Association not to wear cloth face masks in conducting their duties in hospitals. This comes after the leadership of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital kicked against the use of cloth face masks by its members for clinical activities. According to them, there is evidence to suggest that wearing those face masks can pose a higher risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus while the health workers performing their duties. During an interview on Eyewitness News, ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19 cases pass 6 million globally; deaths creep towards 400,000 CNR
    Confirmed cases of coronavirus have passed 6 million globally, the  Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Centre reported on Saturday evening. Over 367,000 people have died from the disease worldwide. The United States is the worst-hit country with over 1.8 million cases and about 105, 000 deaths so far. Brazil has almost 500,000 cases with almost 29,000 deaths while Russia has almost 400,000 cases with 4,555 people dying from the disease. The United Kingdom has about 273,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with over 38,000 deaths. Ghana confirmed its 35th COVID-19 death earlier on Saturday and a new total of 7,768. 2,540 people ... more
  • 1 day Western Togoland: 14 suspected members of secessionist group arrested at Kpando Aziavi CNR
    A joint team of military and Police forces have rounded up 14 persons suspected to be members of the secessionist group, Homeland Study Group Foundation, which has been pushing for the “independence” of Western Togoland from Ghana. The group, led by Charles Kwame Kudzordi, an octogenarian, has undertaken several activities including the hoisting of the supposed flag of ‘Western Togoland’ in front of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council on the eve of Ghana’s independence day celebration this year. The 14 who were picked up at Kpando Aziavi in the Volta Region were allegedly in crunch meeting, discussing strategies to ... more
  • 1 day Intercede Ghana in photos CNR
  • 1 day Microsoft ‘to replace journalists with robots’ CNR
    Microsoft is to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US, and UK media reports. The curating of stories from news organisations and selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently done by journalists. Artificial intelligence will perform these news production tasks, sources told the Seattle Times. Microsoft said it was part of an evaluation of its business. The US tech giant said in a statement: “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, ... more
  • 1 day Citi TV’s 24-hour prayer & worship service #IntercedeGhana underway CNR
    Intercede Ghana, the first-ever 24-hour prayer and worship has begun live on Citi TV. The program is being organized to ask for God’s protection and guidance as the country rises against the troubling Coronavirus outbreak. Being held under the theme, “Let God Arise“, Intercede Ghana will go on throughout the night till 6:00 pm tomorrow, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Already, Pastor Nii Okai has set the tone for the program with a powerful worship ministration. Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Markwei of the Living Streams International is also leading a prayer time. There will be other worship performances by Pastor ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Backlash after Trump signals US exit from WHO CNR
    President Donald Trump has been criticized at home and abroad after announcing he is ending US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU urged him to reconsider the decision, while Germany’s health minister called it a “disappointing setback for international health”. The head of the US Senate’s health committee, a Republican like Mr Trump, said now was not the time to leave. Mr Trump said the WHO had failed to hold China to account over coronavirus. The WHO, a UN agency that helps countries promote healthcare and tackle outbreaks of disease, has faced regular criticism from the US ... more
  • 1 day N/R: Youth groups worried over boundary dispute between Jagbuni and Mion CNR
    The Nanumba Youth Association (NAYA) and Dagbang Forum are urging the Nothern Regional Security Council and the Northern Region Peace Council to address the emerging boundary dispute between Jagbuni and Mion. According to a statement issued by the groups, the dispute is “arising out of the apparent land dispute between the Nanung and Dagbang Traditional Authorities”. Describing this as “very unfortunate”, the groups further described as disgusting “the audio recordings that are circulating within the social media space” about the issue. NAYA and the Dagbang Forum “are therefore urgently calling on the youth of the two Kingdoms to, as a ... more
  • 1 day Korle bu CEO to retire in September – Board clarifies after staff Agitation CNR
    The Board of the Korle bu Teaching Hospital has clarified that the Chief Executive Officer of the facility, Dr. Daniel Asare, will officially retire on May 31, 2020 when he turns 60. It however says “due to the exigencies of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Daniel Asare will stay on to serve the rest of his contract with Korle bu Teaching Hospital, which will end on 3rd September 2020” a statement signed by the acting Board Chairman, Jerry Ahmed Shaib said. The board added that “any further application for extension will be subject to the appropriate procedures regarding the appointment of ... more
  • 1 day The Big Issue, Saturday 30th May, 2020 CNR
    In this edition of The Big Issue with Godfred Akoto Boafo and his panellists, they discuss Coronavirus; the impending President’s speech and the likelihood of him to lift COVID restrictions, test results of members of parliament who tested for COVID-19 and activities leading to Election 2020.   The post The Big Issue, Saturday 30th May, 2020 appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana, Current Affairs, Business News , Headlines, Ghana Sports, Entertainment, Politics, Articles, Opinions, Viral Content. ... more
  • 1 day Intercede Ghana: Duncan Williams, others to lead Citi TV’s 24-hour prayer & worship tonight CNR
    A 24-hour prayer and worship session being organized by Ghana’s fastest rising television station – Citi TV  will come off tonight. Dubbed Intercede Ghana, the event which is the first of its kind is scheduled for 6 pm today [Saturday, 30th May] to 6 pm, Sunday, 31st May 2020. It is to seek the face of God in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana. Gospel musicians to lead the worship sessions are Joe Mettle, Pastor Joe Beecham, Naa Mercy, Kofi Karikari, Nii Okai, Edinam Bright Davies, Naa Mercy, Cwesi Oteng, Celestine Donkor, MOG, Pastor Isaiah Ofosu Kwakye, Daughters ... more
  • 1 day COVID-19: Joe Ghartey supports Holy Child Hospital with PPE CNR
    The Minister for Railways Development and MP for Essikadu-Ketan, Joe Ghartey, has responded to a distress call by the Holy Child Catholic Hospital at Fijai requesting for PPE and disinfectants, Joe Ghartey has honoured the request of the hospital. The hospital which also cares for mentally challenged persons is currently investigating some of its staff who have been exposed to a COVID-19 patient and needed these PPE to avert any possible spread. The Western Regional Organizer of the NPP, Abdul Ganiwu, who presented the assorted PPE on behalf of Joe Ghartey, said this is the second time the Railways ... more
  • 1 day Health Economist warns against blanket easing of COVID-19 restrictions CNR
    Health Economist at the University of Ghana Business School, Dr. Gordon Abekah Nkrumah has advised against the lifting of the Coronavirus restrictions without a critical assessment of the impact the move will have on the medico-socio-economic activities in the country. He argues that any attempt to relax the embargoes should be properly thought through devoid of any political expediency. The public gathering advisories were first put in place on March 15, 2020, when Ghana had six cases of the virus. All international border crossings were also closed. In the President’s May 11 address to the nation, he extended the ban ... more
  • 1 day Rose Adjei promises to break boundaries with ‘Na God’ [Audio] CNR
    After producing songs such as ‘Wahwɛ Me So’, ‘Nyame Ye’, ‘Nsrehene’, Madansidie, among others, Gospel artiste Rose Adjei is back with a new song. The new song titled ‘Na God’ is a blend of English and Pidgin English.
    Rose Adjei According to Rose, the choice of language is to help her reach a difference audience. “Our work as gospel musicians is to send out messages to the people. I thought after doing songs in Twi to propogate the gospel through music, I also felt there are people out there who may understand my message better when they are in ... more
  • 2 days Ghana behind only Germany in efficient managing of COVID-19 – MP CNR
    Ghana is ranked second after Germany in terms of managing the novel coronavirus efficiently. This is according to a Member of Parliament’s Select Committee on Foreign Affairs, John Ntim Fordjour. Public gathering advisories were first put in place on March 15, 2020, when Ghana had six cases of the virus. All international border crossings were also closed. But significant indicators have pointed to the fact that there will be a clear plan for the easing of the restrictions soon, something that has sparked a lot of conversations these past weeks. Sharing his opinion on the issue of easing the current ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19: UAE military cargo plane delivers hospital parts to Ghana CNR
    A massive cargo plane carrying parts of a field hospital touched down in Ghana on Thursday in support of a UN mission to protect aid workers from the coronavirus in West Africa. A video posted by David Beasley, director of the UN’s World Food Programme, showed crucial supplies being offloaded from the C-17 Globemaster, which has been given to the pandemic relief effort by the UAE. Mr Beasley said Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, had been supportive of his call for an “air bridge” of humanitarian assistance ... more
  • 2 days AU, UN Officials condemn Death of George Floyd in Minnesota CNR
    World leaders have condemned the death of an African American man, George Floyd, in the Midwestern U.S. city of Minneapolis. Graphic video of Floyd’s arrest on Monday shows a white police officer kneeling on his neck, with Floyd pleading to be allowed to breathe. Floyd’s death sparked protests throughout the United States, and on Friday the police officer was taken into custody and charged with third-degree murder. The African Union Commission on Friday issued a strongly worded, rare public statement on the domestic events in the United States. In the statement, the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki ... more
  • 2 days Gospel musician Kyei Mensah out with second single titled ‘Take it All’ [Video] CNR
    Gospel singer, Kyei Mensah has premiered the official video for his second single ‘Take It All’ on YouTube. The singer and songwriter released his video almost three (3) months after releasing the single. The video directed by Dannivision premiered on the 29th of May, 2020. Kyei Mensah plans to release another single in the coming months and hopes to collaborate with other gospel artistes. His first single, ‘Nyame Bekyere’ introduced him to the music world by exposing his brilliant vocal abilities and composition prowess. The post Gospel musician Kyei Mensah out with second single titled ‘Take it All’ [Video] appeared ... more
  • 2 days 19 Nigeriens busted for entering Ghana through unapproved routes CNR
    Immigration Officials at the Hamile border in the Upper West Region have rounded up 19 Nigeriens who were en route to Burkina Faso but were using Ghana as a transit point. They allegedly entered Ghana using unapproved routes. Initial investigation by the Ghana Immigration Service revealed the migrants aged between 14 and 43 had planned to sneak into Burkina Faso for farming purposes. Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Immigration Service in the region in a statement said the Nigeriens have been screened by port health officials and sent back to Kumasi where they settled upon their arrival in Ghana. ... more
  • 2 days Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll now 35, two persons on ventilators CNR
    One more person has died from coronavirus in Ghana bringing the country’s death toll to 35. According to the update provided by the Ghana Health Service on Saturday, May 30, 2020, two out of five persons stated to be in critical condition are now on ventilators. The five in critical condition are part of 15 patients who are severely ill. The University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) has five of the severely ill persons whereas the Ga East Municipal Hospital Hospital has four of them. Both the Korlebu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospitals have three each at their facilities. The ... more
  • 2 days Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 7,768 with 2,540 recoveries CNR
    Ghana’s Coronavirus cases have risen to 7,768 as of Saturday, May 30, 2020. The number of recoveries has also shot up to 2,540. – More soon The post Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 7,768 with 2,540 recoveries appeared first on Citinewsroom - Comprehensive News in Ghana, Current Affairs, Business News , Headlines, Ghana Sports, Entertainment, Politics, Articles, Opinions, Viral Content. ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: 28 contacts traced to case in Bono East Region CNR
    Twenty-eight persons have currently been traced to the first positive COVID-19 case in the Bono East Region. The region, yesterday became the 15th region in the country to record a case of the novel coronavirus after a commercial driver who plies Yeji in the Pru East district to the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi tested positive. According to the Regional Director of Health, Dr. Fred Adomako Boateng, the patient is currently at a treatment centre while the traced contacts are also undergoing mandatory quarantine awaiting their test results. “In Yeji, we have 28 contacts so far. Normally, what happens is that ... more
  • 2 days George Floyd’s killing ‘shameful and unfortunate’ – Rawlings CNR
    Former President Jerry John Rawlings has condemned the killing of George Floyd by some four police officers in Minnesota in the United States of America. The former President in a tweet said: “It is heart-warming to see Americans react the way they are to the unfortunate incident.” He said the incident was “shameful and unfortunate”. Background The death of George Floyd, an African-American man from Minnesota, occurred on May 25, 2020, when Derek Chauvin, a white Minneapolis police officer, knelt on Floyd’s neck for over 8 minutes. Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the road, while Chauvin had ... more
  • 2 days Upper West: 10 Burkinabes arrested for entering Ghana illegally CNR
    10 Burkina Faso nationals have been apprehended at the Babile inland checkpoint in the Upper West Region on Friday, May 29, 2020, at about 23:50 GMT. Preliminary investigations by Immigration officials revealed that the ten had sneaked into Ghana through unapproved routes. They are made up of seven males and three females with their ages ranging between two and 31. Onboard a commercial Yutong bus with registration number GT 4356-16, they were destined for Kumasi and Bole respectively. The arrest was made by the officials during a routine exercise to screen and profile persons in buses in vehicular traffic. ... more
  • 2 days 26 staff of KATH infected with Coronavirus – CEO CNR
    The Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso has confirmed to Citi News that 26 staff of the facility have contracted COVID-19. During the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate’s last update on COVID-19 cases in the region, the Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, said that 30 health workers in the region have contracted COVID-19. It is however not clear if the total number of health workers in the region infected with the virus still stands at 30 out of which the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital alone has 26 of its staff being infected. Dr. ... more
  • 2 days One dead, seven missing as boat capsizes on Volta Lake CNR
    Seven people have gone missing after a boat capsized on the Volta Lake in the Volta Region. The seven are believed to be part of a group of passengers who were travelling from Dzamani in the Afram plains North District. Officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) say one person was found dead after the boat capsized. NADMO director for Donkorkrom, David Nyarko has told Citi News frantic efforts are underway to find the others. “Because there are villages along the river, some of the passengers were dropping on the way. But when they got to the last village, ... more
  • 2 days No need for rallies ahead of 2020 polls – Greater Accra NPP Chairman CNR
    Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Divine Otoo Agorhom says the usual political rallies that characterize electioneering periods in the country should be ignored this year, given the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Speaking on the Point Blank segment on Eyewitness News, the NPP Regional chair said the risk posed by the disease does not create the needed atmosphere for the mobilization of political activists and their followers as part of the electoral processes. “I am not seeing rallies this year at all. Ideally, if you ask me there is no need for rallies. The experts are ... more
  • 2 days Construction of 88 new district hospitals to begin in July – Nana Addo CNR
    President Nana Akufo-Addo says the construction of 88 new district hospitals across the country will commence in July this year. To him, the project is expected to last for one year. At a meeting with chiefs and elders from the Bolgatanga, Bongo, and Talensi-Nabdam areas of the Upper East Region usually referred to as BONABOTO, President Akufo-Addo said the project forms part of government’s plan to expand the country’s health infrastructure. “We intend on Agenda 88; God willing everything will be okay for us to start in July. We are hoping that by the end of June, all the arrangements ... more
  • 2 days Car dealers threaten to resist implementation of ban on some second hand cars CNR
    The Automobile Dealers Union of Ghana is appealing to government to reconsider certain aspects of the Customs (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which bans the importation of second hand cars of more than ten years old, as well as salvage cars, locally referred to as ‘accident cars. A statement released by government on Wednesday, indicated that the law will take effect from October this year. But the Automobile Dealers Union of Ghana says the law in its current state will create massive unemployment among its members in two years. The General Secretary of the Automobile Dealers Union of Ghana, Clifford Ansu, spoke ... more
  • 2 days MiDA provides $1.5m to build Air Conditioner Testing Lab for GSA CNR
    The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), is to provide 1.5 million dollars to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) to construct an Air Conditioner Test Containment Building and Testing Laboratory. The project is part of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Power Compact Two. Speaking to Citi Business News, a Technical Controller at MiDA, Ing. William Amuna, said the objective is to enhance efficiency in electricity consumption. He explained that the construction work on the Containment Building for a Testing Laboratory which will assess the performance of ductless Room Air conditioning (RAC) Systems will begin on June 1, 2020. He said the funding was ... more
  • 2 days COVID-19 restrictions expected to be eased by Nana Addo in Sunday’s address CNR
    There is increasing expectation that President Nana Akufo-Addo will ease the restrictions on public gatherings this weekend. Significant indicators have pointed to the fact that there will be a clear plan for the easing of the restrictions. President Akufo-Addo, while addressing the nation at the 2020 Virtual Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration on May 24 said the state will conclude a roadmap for easing restrictions by the end of the week so he “can announce to Ghanaians a clear roadmap for easing the restrictions.” “We have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever,” he ... more
  • 2 days All Jubilee Field workers must be quarantined over COVID-19 outbreak – Health Director CNR
    The Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Jacob Mahama is calling for all workers at the Jubilee Oil Field to be quarantined after about 50 more workers tested positive for COVID-19. He said having the remaining staff quarantined off-shore for the mandatory 14-day period will help in curtailing any further spread of the virus. A total of 57 petroleum workers at the Jubilee Field operated by Tullow Oil have tested positive for COVID-19. “I think the best thing will be to quarantine the rest and after 14 days if they don’t show any signs before they move ... more
  • 2 days Coronavirus: Russia slams US decision to withdraw from WHO CNR
    A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Friday that Washington damages international law on cooperation in health after the US terminated its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Maria Zakharova told the TASS news agency the world needs to consolidate its efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. What can the US offer to the world instead of this, she asked rhetorically. The sad picture that emerged in the US health system during the pandemic leaves Washington without an avenue to talk about leadership in the health field, she said. US President Donald Trump announced Friday that Washington is ending its ... more
  • 3 days Access Bank embraces new normal with virtual AGM for shareholders CNR
    In keeping with regulations for listed companies on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) amidst the restrictions on public gathering due to COVID-19, Access Bank Ghana has led the way by holding its 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) through a virtual platform for its shareholders. The virtual AGM was held to consider and adopt the statement of accounts for the year ended December 31, 2019 at the Access Bank Head Office in Accra. Shareholders joined the virtual meeting via a dedicated link and unique password. Making use of a chat room feature and vote button on the broadcast screen, shareholders were ... more
  • 3 days Toyota outdoors two new brands of saloon cars in Ghana CNR
    Toyota Ghana Limited has outdoored two new brands of saloon cars onto the Ghanaian market. The two cars, a 12th Generation Toyota Corolla and a new model; Toyota Agya, were outdoored at the company’s head office located close to the Accra -Tema motorway in a ceremony that was streamed live on multiple social media channels online on Thursday May, 29, 2020. Built on Toyota’s New Generation Architecture (TNGA), the new Corolla comes in two variants with 4 cylinder 1.6 and 1.8 litre engines, and fitted with smart technologies such as electrochronic rare view mirror, wireless smart charging system, electronic impact ... more
  • 3 days 50 more Jubilee Field petroleum workers test positive for COVID-19 CNR
    Fifty more petroleum workers at the Jubilee Field operated by Tullow Oil have tested positive for COVID-19. “There were two cases that were confirmed, and we did some contact tracing and about 50 of them are positive and they are asymptomatic,” the Western Regional Director of Health, Dr. Jacob Mahama, said to Citi Business News. Dr. Mahama added that the infected persons, likely to be working on the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah and MV Lancelot, are being isolated in Accra and Takoradi. He was speaking after an emergency meeting with the Western Regional Minister. Tullow Oil Ghana on Tuesday, May 26, ... more
  • 3 days Fuel prices to go up in 1st pricing window in June – IES predicts CNR
    Consumers of petroleum products are likely to pay more for the fuel they purchase at the various pumps in the first pricing window in June. That’s according to Energy think tank, the Institute of Energy Security, IES. The Institute of Energy Security explained to Citi Business News that, per its analysis, it expects the prices of fuel on the domestic market to go up, and above April 2020 levels. IES attributes this to the 23.25% surge in price of Brent crude oil, in addition to the 41.80% and 22.68% significant rise in the prices of Gasoline and Gasoil respectively on ... more
  • 3 days The battle against illegal mining must be won – SK Boafo CNR
    The Board Chairman of the Minerals Commission, Sampson Kwaku Boafo, has called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to help eradicate the menace of illegal mining by reporting reporting influential persons behind these activities in various mining communities. According to him, the continuous activities of illegal miners popularly known as galamsey, even after a massive government crackdown, is not only polluting water bodies and the environment, but also causing more harm to the lives of many residents in those mining areas. Speaking to Citi Business News on the sidelines of a working visit to Richie Plantations Limited where the Commission is nursing ... more
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