Claim: Ghana’s President calls for arrest of Minister of Environment and governing party (NPP) General Secretary Source: Unknown Verdict: False It is “fake, please disregard.” That is how Ghana’s Ministry of Information has described a press statement alleged to be coming from the seat of government, calling for the arrest of the Minister of Environment, […]Read More
After more than 20 years of considerable legislative manoeuvring and exhaustive political scrutiny, Ghana’s right to information (RTI) law has come into effect. But some citizens say it doesn’t go far enough.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More