Economy
Who is printing fake Ghana cedi notes?

Who is printing fake Ghana cedi notes?

Mar 04, 2020 , In Economy By ghanafact

A short video clip allegedly showing the printing of counterfeit 20-cedi notes is being widely shared on social media.

The about 2-minute long video has also been shared by BigX Media Facebook page that has a following of more than 219,000 people.

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Ghana, corruption and the U.S. News 2020 Best Countries rankings

Ghana, corruption and the U.S. News 2020 Best Countries rankings

Jan 26, 2020 , In Economy By ghanafact

Some Ghanaian online platforms have been quick to run headlines that Ghana is “the 3rd most corrupt country in the world” following an article by an American media company, U.S. News naming Ghana in the “10 most corrupt countries, ranked by perception.”

According to US News, this was the results of a public opinion poll on corruption involving some 73 countries based on a survey of more than 20,000 global citizens.

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FACT-CHECK: MTN loses Qwikloan data to undersea fibre cut is satire!

FACT-CHECK: MTN loses Qwikloan data to undersea fibre cut is satire!

Jan 19, 2020 , In Economy By ghanafact

Claim: All data relating to Qwikloan have been lost and cannot be restored

Source: Online platform, News @ 7 [not a reliable source of news]

Verdict: Satire

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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 Economy 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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ANALYSIS: How does Ghana compare to the UK in solving pothole-ridden roads?

ANALYSIS: How does Ghana compare to the UK in solving pothole-ridden roads?

Nov 01, 2019 , In Economy By ghanafact

“I only recently broke the brake fluid pipe of my car because of a pothole”: Shayma Sharif, 21, lamented.

For many, concerns about rampant potholes on roads and highways are mostly identifiable with under developed or developing countries like Ghana in West Africa.

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

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

Sep 26, 2019 , In Economy 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: MTN mobile money service to shut down?

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

Sep 25, 2019 , In Economy 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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