11May

Ban On Public Gatherings Extended To May 31

President Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings to May 31, this year. The extension of the ban forms part of the government’s measures to contain the virus in the country. In a televised address on Sunday evening, May 10, 2020, President Akufo-Addo said all public events, including religious activities, festivals, schools, weddings, funerals […]

11May

Churches Ready To Resume Activities As They Offer Safety Protocols On COVID-19

Heads of Christian Ecumenical Bodies in Ghana have expressed their preparedness to resume activities, as they put together a proposal for the government to clearly spell out modalities under which they can safely perform their programmes without endangering the lives of congregants. The proposal is a follow up to a meeting between President Nana Addo […]

11May

Ghana Globally Celebrated In COVID-19 Fight — Dr Dacosta Aboagye

Ghana is being globally celebrated for the measures it has put in place in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The country has been identified among five others with the most innovative and effective plans in the management of the pandemic. This was confirmed by the Chairman of Risk Communication and Social Mobilisation […]

30Apr

CAF Sets May 5, As Deadline For Member Nations To Decide On League

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has asked the Ghana Football Association to inform CAF of their final decision concerning the suspended 2019-20 Ghana Premier League (GPL) season. The continental football governing body in a letter to member Associations wants to know from all member associations whether they are willing to continue the season or […]

29Apr

Tripartite Committee Agrees On Steps To Deal With COVID-19 Impact

Parties on the National Tripartite Committee (NTC) have made a commitment to work together to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on businesses and labour in the country. To that end, the NTC, comprising the government, employers and labour yesterday signed a 10-point communiqué detailing pragmatic steps that had been agreed […]

29Apr

Govt To Bail Out Tenants Hard Hit By COVID-19 — Atta Akyea

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Samuel Atta Akyea, says the government is ready to consider bailout for people who are threatened with eviction from their homes over their inability to honour their rent obligations due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). He said his office would interrogate any report it received for […]

23Apr

KNUST Commended For Producing A Ventilator

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has commended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for producing a ventilator. The Minister in a tweet said in the coming days, “we will have to engage and get the necessary approvals to procure and use some if need be.” His comments come days after […]

23Apr

Wearing Of Face-Masks In Greater Accra Region Now Mandatory

The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has with immediate effect made the wearing of face masks in the capital mandatory. A press statement by REGSEC said the directive issued on April 22, 2020, is to ensure compliance with the President’s Directives on Social Distancing and the wearing of face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

20Apr

FULL TEXT: Akufo-Addo’s 7th COVID Update speech (Lockdown lifted)

President Akufo-Addo delivered his seventh address on measures to contain the Coronavirus on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Below is the complete text of the address; ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, ON UPDATES TO GHANA’S ENHANCED RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ON SUNDAY, 19TH APRIL, 2020. Fellow Ghanaians, […]

20Apr

COVID-19: Social Gatherings Remain Suspended After Partial Lockdown Is Lifted

President Akufo-Addo has announced that some social gatherings will remain suspended even as the partial lockdown of the country is lifted on Monday, April 20, 2020. In a televised address on Sunday night, President Akufo-Addo advocated for greater adherence to the ban on social gatherings as well as social distancing protocols first announced on Wednesday, […]