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Coronavirus: Parents who allow children to loiter in town to be arrested

Parents who let loose their children to loiter or engage in petty trading within the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis will be arrested, local authorities have announced as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. A taskforce set up for roam the metropolis is set to begin its work from today, March 24, Metropolitan Chief ...

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Lockdown not imminent but remains an option – Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that the government of Ghana is currently not considering an imminent shutdown of the country despite the spike in the country’s recorded cases of the deadly Coronavirus disease. According to Oppong Nkrumah, the fact that other countries have resorted to lockdowns in their jurisdictions to contain the disease does not mean Ghana must necessarily do same. He ...

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350 G-ROC Trains Assembly Members of Asahiaman Municipal Assembly on Renewable Energy

Captured under sustainable development goal 7, renewable energy according to experts is the most viable alternative source of clean energy for the world. Earlier analysis of future energy pathways shows that, it is technically possible to achieve improved energy access, air quality, and energy security simultaneously while avoiding dangerous climate change. In fact, a number of alternative combinations of resources, ...

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South Africa: ‘Our children are dying, but President Ramaphosa doesn’t care’

In our series of letters from African journalists, South African filmmaker and writer Serusha Govender reports on the growing anger fuelled by a spate of child murders. Passing by Cape Town’s Parliament Square earlier this month, I caught sight of Fadiel Adams camped outside on the final days of a hunger strike. This was a father making a desperate stand ...

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Market fumigation meant to prevent coronavirus, not kill rodents – Accra Mayor

Mohammed Adjei Sowah

Accra Mayor Mohammed Adjei Sowah has debunked claims that the fumigation exercise in Accra’s markets is to kill rodents instead of viruses. He told JoyNews‘ Maxwell Agbagba at the Kantamanto market that the exercise will be conducted regularly to protect the country against the threat of COVID-19. The Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has embarked on a fumigation exercise ...

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Stop ‘infested’ ships from entering our ports – Ghana Maritime Authority

The Ghana Maritime Authority has directed all seaports to prevent from entering the country any ship whose crew are suspected to be infected with the coronavirus. This is part of a raft of directives contained in an urgent circular signed by the Deputy Director General (Operations & Technical), Daniel Appianin, and sent to all port facilities on Wednesday, March 18, ...

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Coronavirus: 3 persons quarantined in the Ashanti region

Three persons suspected to have contracted the coronavirus have been quarantined in the Ashanti region. Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso, said samples have been taken from them for testing. Dr. Danso disclosed this at a press conference organised but the regional health directorate in Kumasi, today, Monday, 23 March 2020. The ...

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Rastafari Council applauds Parliament for legalising weed for medical use

The Rastafari Council have applauded Ghana Parliament for legalising cannabis for health and industrial purposes in the country. On Friday 20th March 2020, Parliament passed the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019, which transforms the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) into a Commission with enhanced powers to control and eliminate trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs. Per the new law, NACOB also becomes a Commission with additional ...

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Coronavirus: Otumfuo calls for political break

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for a temporary break in political activities in the media and instead use that effort to collectively fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. The King expressed concern over the devastating effects of the pandemic, saying the virus requires serious attention. The Otumfuo, therefore, entreated all the major ...

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Market disinfection won’t kill coronavirus – Government

Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah

Deputy Minister of Local Government, Mr. Osei Bonsu Amoah has said the disinfectants to be administered today at the various markets in the capital has no efficacy to kill and prevent the deadly coronavirus. Speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 Fm Monday, Mr O.B Amoah disclosed that the move is a routine by local authorities to sanitize and clean up market ...

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