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Part II: Fact-checking Dr Bawumia at Gov’t Town Hall Meeting

Part II: Fact-checking Dr Bawumia at Gov’t Town Hall Meeting

Feb 14, 2020 , In Politics By ghanafact

Claims: Four claims about Ghana’s economic performance

Source: Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Verdict: Two True and two mixture

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

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

Feb 13, 2020 , In Politics By ghanafact

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

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

Sep 26, 2019 , In Politics 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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FAKE: Impending ministerial reshuffle

FAKE: Impending ministerial reshuffle

Sep 26, 2019 , In Politics By ghanafact

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 […]

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