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President Akufo-Addo gives conditions for easing COVID-19 restrictions
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President Akufo-Addo gives conditions for easing COVID-19 restrictions

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the government will consider easing the restrictions imposed due to the outbreak of the COVID 19 if the rate of deaths associated with the pandemic reduces. “Fortunately for us, the number of number of people who have died from the disease is very small. Each death is unfortunate but nevertheless, the numbers in Ghana are small” “We pray to God that it continues because if it continues that way, then it gives us the opportunity to be looking at how we can ease many of the restrictions that is making life very difficult,” he said. President Akufo-Addo said this when delegation from Kome and Shime Traditional Area of Anlo in the Volta Region called on him at the Jubilee House in Accra this afternoon. The delegation, led by Togbu...
Female footballers getting pregnant due to coronavirus Hillary Boateng weeps
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Female footballers getting pregnant due to coronavirus Hillary Boateng weeps

The Chairperson of the Women’s League Committee, Hillary Boateng, has lamented the dire impact coronavirus is having on female footballers on the back of the suspension of the Women's league. Madam Hillary Boateng expressed this concern when she highlighted the challenges  females footballers encountered with  football activities on shut down. She revealed that many of the players were not prepared for the return of league since they were not allowed to train on their own. Madam Boateng worried that the suspension of the league and its uncertain future had led some female players into career - threatening behaviours. “I felt so sad when I was informed one of my ladies has been impregnated during the period of the lockdown. This was a player with very good promise and so i'm wo...
Obuasi residents refuse to test for COVID-19 due to fear of being stigmatised
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Obuasi residents refuse to test for COVID-19 due to fear of being stigmatised

Fear of being stigmatised or discriminated against has discouraged residents of Obuasi in the Ashanti Region from testing for COVID 19, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has observed The Ashanti Regional Director of GHS, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, at a press conference today said people are refusing to avail themselves for testing when health workers embark on contact tracing exercise.  He said if the situation persists, it will be difficult to win the war against COVID 19 in the area. Obuasi is one of the towns with the highest cases of COVID 19.  Overall, Obuasi has recorded 587 COVID-19 cases with Obuasi Municipal recording 381 cases and Obuasi East recording 208 cases as at May&...
Frontline health workers contract COVID 19 in Ghana
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Frontline health workers contract COVID 19 in Ghana

Thirty health workers, including front line workers fighting against the outbreak of COVID 19 in the Ashanti Region have contracted the disease. According to the Ashanti Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service, the number include COVID 19 frontline doctors, nurses, paramedics and mortuary workers  The Ashanti Regional Director of the GHS, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, told reporters today that the health workers are currently responding to treatment. The total confirmed cases in the region have increased to 886 with a total of seven deaths and 15 people current...
Polarised world a threat to African rugby – Herbert Mensah
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Polarised world a threat to African rugby – Herbert Mensah

A LEADING business and sports personality, whose résumé includes heading one of the best-known names in African club football, has offered the continent’s most brutally candid perspective yet over the raging global debate on the gross inequality in world rugby. Herbert Mensah, one of the most influential voices in the game today by virtue of his deep knowledge of the game and his current position on the executive committee of Rugby Africa, asserts that the continent must be aggressive in its demand for equal opportunities, but should not expect special treatment due to any historical imbalance, because, quite simply according to the tycoon, “nobody really cares.” Mensah played a single first-class game for Zimbabwean provincial side Mashonaland in 1985 and scored the winning try aga...
Accident claims life of small scale miner in Western Region
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Accident claims life of small scale miner in Western Region

A 30-year-old small scale miner has lost his life in a fatal motor accident that occurred on the Tarkwa-Takoradi highway in the Western Region.  Narrating the incident, Chief Inspector George Kwabena Osei, of the Tarkwa Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) said on May 18, Emmanuel Ansah, a driver of Nissan Urvan bus with registration number WR718-17 was heading towards Takoradi from Tarkwa. When Ansah got to Dadwen, a village along the Tarkwa-Takoradi highway, he said the deceased, Kwaku Daniel, who was riding an unregistered Suzuki motorbike from Nsuaem towards Tarkwa, crashed into the Urvan bus while negotiating a sharp curve. The deceased died on the spot and the body was conveyed to the Tarkwa Municipal Hospital morgue for preservation. He said the driver is in th...
UK to invest £20 million in the Africa anti-COVID 19 fund
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UK to invest £20 million in the Africa anti-COVID 19 fund

The United Kingdom has planned to invest up to £20 million in the African Union’s new ‘Africa anti-COVID 19 fund’ to tackle coronavirus to save lives. This makes the UK the largest national donor to the fund, announced by Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of the Republic of South Africa last month.  The amount is expected support African leaders and technical experts to slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives in Africa. The fund will tackle the pandemic by recruiting African health experts and deploying them where they are needed most, strengthening global tracking of the pandemic, combating potentially harmful misinformation, providing specialist coronavirus training for health workers and making information about the virus more accessibl...
Popular Evangelist ‘Apraku My Daughter’ dies
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Popular Evangelist ‘Apraku My Daughter’ dies

Popular Ghanaian evangelist Emmanuel Kwaku Apraku, affectionately known in media circles as 'Apraku My Daughter', has reportedly passed on to eternal glory. According to Peacefmonline.com, he passed on peacefully in his room at his Kasoa residence on Wednesday afternoon. Information surrounding his death is still sketchy, however, police have been dispatched to his residence to investigate the cause of his death. A close aide of the deceased, Prophet Kumchaha, confirmed the unfortunate news to Nana Yaw Konadu, host of Peace Fm's "Wo Haw Ne Sen" program. According to Kumchacha, he received a call from his former wife that the once-powerful man of God has reportedly kicked the bucket. "Because I could not wholly accept what his wife told me, I had to drive to his Ka...
Married babysitter who had baby with boy, 13, is jailed for 30 months
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Married babysitter who had baby with boy, 13, is jailed for 30 months

Nursery worker Leah Cordice, now 20, had been out drinking for an evening before going into the victim's room, Reading Crown Court heard. A married babysitter who had a baby with a 13-year-old schoolboy showed a total lack of remorse, a judge said Nursery worker Leah Cordice had been out drinking for an evening before she had gone into the boy victim's room where he was playing on his Xbox. There she seduced the 13-year-old boy by pulling his trousers down, the judge was told. The now 20-year-old, who had been studying childcare while working at a local nursery, had denied the sexual activity, claiming instead that she had been raped by the young boy. Cordice was convicted by a jury of having sexual activity with a child on at least five occasions and appeared in Readi...
Okuapehemaa rejects truce…..refuses to accept legitimacy of newly installed Okuapehene
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Okuapehemaa rejects truce…..refuses to accept legitimacy of newly installed Okuapehene

A delegation sent by the government to convince the Okuapehemaa, Nana Obuo Nketiaa to accept the legitimacy of the Paramountcy of the newly installed Okuapemhene has been unsuccessful. The government delegation led by the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, offered the Okuapehemaa a flock of ram, an undisclosed amount of money and other items but the Queen mother rejected the items.  The Queen mother oppose to the legitimacy  Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo II. She has refused to accept the offer from the government to let go and accept the newly installed chief.  Ghana News Express has gathered that the  government sent the closest maternal royal relatives to the queen mother but failed to reach a settlement.  The Queen mother has issues ...
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