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Ghana confirms 854 new COVID-19 cases in a day

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 854 new COVID-19, increasing the country’s case count to 22,822. The update by the Ghana Health via a designated website also confirmed that 408 persons have recovered or discharged, bringing the total recoveries to 17,564 from the previous 17,155 reported on Wednesday. The death …

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Access to potable water in urban areas at 93% – Minister

Access to potable water in urban areas in Ghana stands at 93 per cent, Madam Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, said on Wednesday. She said the coverage included; all interventions made by stakeholders within the urban water space. Madam Dapaah said this when she took her turn …

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Chief Justice goes into 14-day self-isolation in compliance with COVID-19 protocols

Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah has embarked on a 14-day self-isolation in compliance with COVI-19 Protocols. A Circular to all High Court Judges, signed by Ms. Cynthia Pamela Addo, Judicial Secretary said “His Lordship Chief Justice from 6th July, 2020 on the advice of his doctors, embarked on a fourteen …

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Government projects will go through cost benefit analysis – NDPC

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) has said it would ensure all Government projects and programmes go through cost benefit analysis to safeguard crucial investments in the country’s infrastructure. Dr Kodjo Mensah-Abrampa, the Director-General of the Commission said cost benefit analysis would enable government to assess whether projects and programmes …

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Man dupes a former GPHA boss of GH¢1.4m

A 37-year-old man has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly collecting over GH¢1.4 million from a retired civil engineer under the pretext of facilitating his appointment as the Director-General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). Mohammed Aminu Bonkanu, the accused claimed he would give the money to …

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UNDP, others carry out waste management monitoring at TGH

A team of experts from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Health Facilities Regulatory Authority (HeFRA) and the Accra School of Hygiene has assessed Tema General Hospital’s waste management programme as a COVID-19 treatment centre. The team visited various wards and departments of the hospital and checked their waste segregation …

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The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has with immediate effect directed the Headmistress of the KNUST Senior High School (SHS), Ms. Felicia Asamoah Dankwaa, to step aside. This comes in the wake of a demonstration by the students on Wednesday, July 08, following the death of one Sam …

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Education Minister discharged from UGMC after being admitted with COVID-19

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday said Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister for Education, has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) in Accra after testing positive for COVID-19. A statement, signed by Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng, the Press Secretary to the Minister said the Minister was discharged …

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80% of residents of Kalakpa Forest Reserve willing to relocate

Over 80 percent of inhabitants of the Kalakpa Forest Reserve in the Volta Region have agreed in principle to relocate outside the facility to aid its conservation, a Business Sector Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC) report has indicated. Greenglobe-Ghana, a non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) undertook the survey as part of a year-long …

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39 Mfantsipim students yet to report – Headmaster

More than two weeks after the re-opening of Senior High Schools (SHSs) for Final year and Second-year ‘Gold Track’ students, some thirty-nine students of the Mfantsipim School have not reported. Reverend Emmanuel Kojo Aidoo, Headmaster of the School who made this known said efforts were being made to contact the …

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