Month: December 2019
FACT-CHECK: 4 claims by John Mahama during Facebook live interaction

FACT-CHECK: 4 claims by John Mahama during Facebook live interaction

Dec 27, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claims: Four claims about the service sector being the largest sector and fastest growing, IMF warning Ghana is in danger of debt distress, transformed BOST from worst performing state-owned enterprise to best performing and banking sector crisis has led to almost 20,000 job losses

Source: Former President John Mahama

Verdict: One true, one mixture and two not eligible

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FACT-CHECK: 2 claims by Bawumia at NPP National Delegates Conference

FACT-CHECK: 2 claims by Bawumia at NPP National Delegates Conference

Dec 27, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claims: Two claims about ex-President Kufour being handed a HIPC economy in 2000 and Ghana ranking as one of the fastest growing economies in the world for two years in a row. Source: Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Verdict: One ranked true and one mixture [Mixture: The claim(s) of the content are a mix of […]

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FACT-CHECK: Franklin Cudjoe denies he will celebrate an NPP election defeat

FACT-CHECK: Franklin Cudjoe denies he will celebrate an NPP election defeat

Dec 23, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claim: President of CSO-IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe will celebrate an NPP election defeat

Source: Unknown

Verdict: False

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Fact-checked: 5 claims by President Nana Addo at media encounter

Fact-checked: 5 claims by President Nana Addo at media encounter

Dec 16, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claims: Five claims about when last the Damba festival was celebrated, Ghana’s growth rate in 2016, comparing Ghana’s deficit in 2016 to 2019, the country’s economic growth rate being one of the fastest in the World and Ghana being the largest recipient of FDI in West Africa.

Source: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Verdict: We rated one claim false, two true and two mixture.

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Fact-checked: 2 claims by MP Sam George at NDC’s moment of truth series

Fact-checked: 2 claims by MP Sam George at NDC’s moment of truth series

Dec 16, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claims: Two claims about the 50% increase in Communication Service Tax (CST) and allocations from revenue generated from the CST in 2020

Source: MP Samuel Nartey George

Verdict: One true, one mixture

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FACT-CHECK: 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade?

FACT-CHECK: 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the transatlantic slave trade?

Dec 05, 2019 , In By ghanafact

Claim: 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the start of the transatlantic slave trade

Source: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Verdict: Mixture

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