Month: September 2019
FACT-CHECK: MTN to prosecute Qwikloan and Xpressloan defaulters?

FACT-CHECK: MTN to prosecute Qwikloan and Xpressloan defaulters?

Sep 26, 2019 , In By ghanafact

 Claim: MTN to prosecute defaulters of Qwikloan and Xpressloan policies. Verdict: False. Researched by Rabiu Alhassan An image that has been widely shared on Facebook is alleging that telecommunication company, MTN is planning to prosecute defaulters of its Qwikloan and XpressLoan policies starting September 16. The source of the image remains unknown, but it calls […]

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FACT-CHECK: Gloria Akuffo, Atta-Akyea fired?

FACT-CHECK: Gloria Akuffo, Atta-Akyea fired?

Sep 26, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claim: Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo and Minister of Works and Housing Samuel Atta-Akyea sacked. Source: Online news portal, bestnewsgh.com Verdict: False. Researched by GhanaFact team Digital news platform, bestnewsgh.com published a breaking news story on September 11 announcing that Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo and Minister of Works and Housing, […]

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FAKE: Impending ministerial reshuffle

FAKE: Impending ministerial reshuffle

Sep 26, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claim: There is an impending ministerial reshuffle by President Nana Akufo-Addo. Source: Online news portals, bestnewsgh.com and peacefmonline.com published the story, alleging it was a Starr FM report.  Verdict: False. Starrfm.com.gh has denied producing the story, while government has dismissed the content of the news article.  Researched by GhanaFact Team  Digital news platforms, bestnewsgh.com and […]

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FACT-CHECK: MTN mobile money service to shut down?

FACT-CHECK: MTN mobile money service to shut down?

Sep 25, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claim: MTN mobile money service in Ghana to shut down. Verdict: False. Researched by GhanaFact Team A voice note that has gone viral on social media is encouraging MTN mobile money customers to withdraw their funds from their accounts due to an impending shut down of the telecom company’s mobile money platform. The voice note […]

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FACT-CHECK: Reported death of Madam Theresa Kufuor False

FACT-CHECK: Reported death of Madam Theresa Kufuor False

Sep 24, 2019 , In By ghanafact

CLAIM: Former first lady Theresa Kufuor is dead.

SOURCE: Online media platform, Zionite Mass Media (owners of Zionite radio, Zionite TV and Zionite-online)

VERDICT: False. Zionite Mass Media has retracted the story and apologized to the Office of Former President John Kufuor.

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