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FACT-CHECK: Mass coronavirus testing halted in Ghana’s Central region

A statement allegedly signed by the Regional Director of Health Services- Central region, Dr Akosua Agyeiwaa Owusu-Sarpong is being shared on social media as proof of this claim. Following GhanaFact checks, we have confirmed the authenticity of the statement and the latest changes in COVID-19 surveillance in the Central region.

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Politics

FACT-CHECK: Gov’t mobilises almost 18 billion cedis to mitigate impact of COVID-19

At the Finance Ministry, Chief Director Patrick Numo confirmed, “it is true we[Ghana] got 100 million dollars from the World Bank, 1.250 billion cedis from the stabilisation fund, 1 billion dollars from the IMF and 5.5 billion cedis from the Bank of Ghana,” but added it was the Controller and Accountant General’s Department that could confirm the exact figures that had entered government coffers.

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Election 2020

FACT-CHECK: 3 claims by Dr Bawumia at Gov’t Town Hall Meeting

Claims: 3 claims about fiscal deficit [2018, 2019] being below 5%, 8 financial institutions that started operations during NDC governments going bust and reducing/abolishing at least 15 separate taxes and levies

Source: Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Verdict: One claim false, two others true

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Election 2020

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

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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