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Coronavirus: Ghana’s President announces two-week partial lockdown

Coronavirus: Ghana’s President announces two-week partial lockdown

Mar 28, 2020 , In Governance By ghanafact

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a partial lockdown of some parts of the country in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The country in less than three weeks has seen a spike in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases from 2 on March 12 to 137 on March 27.

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Ghana shuts its borders as confirmed coronavirus cases hit 20

Ghana shuts its borders as confirmed coronavirus cases hit 20

Mar 21, 2020 , In Governance By ghanafact

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced plans to close all the country’s borders to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday, March 22.

This follows the sharp increase in Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases in the last eight days…

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Coronavirus: Ghana takes steps to suspend all public gatherings

Coronavirus: Ghana takes steps to suspend all public gatherings

Mar 15, 2020 , In Governance By ghanafact

” All Public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance.”

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Fact-check: 5 claims by President Nana Addo during State of the Nation Address

Fact-check: 5 claims by President Nana Addo during State of the Nation Address

Feb 21, 2020 , In Governance By ghanafact

Claims: Five claims about Ghana’s economic progress and foreign relations

Source: President Nana Akufo-Addo

Verdict: Three true, one false, one unproven

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FACT-CHECK: Minister of Environment and NPP General Secretary arrested?

FACT-CHECK: Minister of Environment and NPP General Secretary arrested?

Feb 07, 2020 , In Governance By ghanafact

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, […]

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Are Ghanaians ready to take advantage of the new right to information law?

Are Ghanaians ready to take advantage of the new right to information law?

Jan 30, 2020 , In Governance By ghanafact

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.

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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 Governance 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-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 Governance 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 Governance 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: Gloria Akuffo, Atta-Akyea fired?

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

Sep 26, 2019 , In Governance 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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