DR. OSEI KWAME DESPITE & DR. OFORI SARPONG DONATE $100K TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

Ghanaian business moguls Osei Kwame ‘Despite’ CEO of Despite Group of Companies and Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong have once again demonstrated their kind-heartedness in these challenging times in the wake of the Coronavirus 2019 ( CoVid-19) pandemic.

The two indigenous businessmen of our land very well known for their kindness, benevolence and philanthropic works and gestures have donated $100,000 to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi this morning as their contribution for the fight of coronavirus.

They have presented a cash sum of US$100,000 to enable the administrators at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital quickly acquire all the necessary tools and medications needed to combat the deadly Coronavirus scourge.

They hope and trust that this amount will be put into judicious use for the benefit of the vulnerable and the sick in our society. They are therefore entreating the CEO of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso and the entire management team to see to the proper spending of the money to help fight the virus.

Dr. Osei Kwame Despite and Dr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong acknowledge the support of the Government, to all the Regional Hospitals across the country.

However, the selection of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital comes as a result of the Hospital’s support for not only the Ashanti Region but all neighboring regions within the middle belt and Northern part of Ghana.

132 Confirmed Cases

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100; with the current tally now pegged at 132.

Statistics put out shows that “the great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

The number of confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

“Meanwhile, in respect of contact tracing,” a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

GHANA’S CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED CASES RISES TO 132

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have passed 100; with the current tally now pegged at 132.

According to the GHS, as at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions. All the other fifty-one (51) cases are well; fourteen (14) are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.” 

The GHS indicated on its portal that those people are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when the results are negative”.

Statistics put out shows that the great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).

The number of confirmed cases among travelers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is seventy-eight (78).

Meanwhile, in respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.

“Out of these, 204 have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up,” the statement read.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

ALL BEACHES IN GHANA ORDERED TO SHUT DOWN

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has ordered the closure of beaches across Ghana to prevent the further spread of coronavirus in the country.

GTA issued the directive in a statement dated Monday, March 23, 2020.

The GTA order which is supported National Security and the Ghana Police Service, will begin patrols on the beaches from Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to ensure patrons and managers of the beaches comply with the closure order.

Ghana is desperately working around the clock to contain the dreaded coronavirus disease.

Read the full statement below:

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah

covid-19 updates: GHANA NOW HAS 16 CONFIRMED CASES, 8 RECOVERING

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed five (5) new people have tested positive to the coronavirus in Accra.

This raises the overall infection in the country to 16.

According to a statement issued by the Disease Surveillance Department of the GHS, the confirmed cases include 3 males and 2 females all residing in the Greater Accra Region.

Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 19th March 2020. All five were reported from Greater Accra Region.

29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

34-year-old Ghanaian lady resident of Accra; contact of a confirmed case at place of work; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

53-year-old Ghanaian male, resident of Tema; no history of travel, no evidence of close contact with confirmed case; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

41-year-old Ghanaian male; arrived in Ghana by KLM on the 15 March 2020; indicated exposure with family members in Amsterdam exhibiting respiratory symptoms and also on the flight with some passengers sneezing and coughing; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory.

36-year-old Ghanaian male; resident of Paris, France; date of arrival in Ghana unconfirmed; no evidence of contact with infected person;

This brings to a total of sixteen (16) confirmed cases in Ghana, with no death.

Contact tracing has been initiated in all these confirmed cases.

Meanwhile, Eight Ghanaians who contracted the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are recovering, a highly placed government official has told kasapafmonline.com.

As at Friday, March 20, 2020, Ghana has confirmed and recorded 16 cases of the coronavirus. Considering the number of recorded cases, it means 50 percent of victims are recovering.

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu in an interview with Joy News confirmed that some patients are indeed recovering.

“As at yesterday, they were all very stable, some of them I will say are even recovering. There are two of them we are treating at home we don’t see any signs again but we may need to do some tests before we discharge them fully. But so far we don’t have anybody who’s critically ill or severely ill. Illness is mild but you see some of them like they are becoming very normal people.”

President Akufo Addo last Sunday announced the shut down of all educational institutions – universities, second cycle schools and basic schools effective, March 16, 2020, until further notice in the wake of the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19.

However, BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to prepare for their examination under prescribed social distancing protocols.

All public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, political rallies, sporting events, such as services in churches and mosques have been suspended for the next four weeks.

Private burials are however permitted but with limited numbers not exceeding 25 people in attendance.

He reiterated that travel bans announced are still in force.

GOVERNMENT WILL NOT PAY ANY CELEBRITY TO BE CORONAVIRUS AMBASSADOR – Minister of Information

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has denied claims that government is going to pay celebrities to become covid-19 ambassadors.

According to him, even though they are seeking to work with people who are influential on social media to help disseminate information on the pandemic, the intention is not to employ and pay them.

“Government doesn’t intend to pay any celebrity to go out there to become ambassadors for COVID-19. I mentioned in our meeting with the GJA, NMC etc. that we were also thinking of having persons with large following share our messages,” he said.

Ghana has recored 9 positive cases of the novel coronavirus so far.

Whilst the President Nana Akuffo-Addo has placed an embargo on all public gatherings including funerals, festivals and church activities as part of measures to stop the spread of novel coronavirus across the country, some celebrities have also stepped up to help by sharing safety measures with their followers on social media.

JOHN DUMELO PROMISES ‘ONE STUDENT, ONE SCHOLARSHIP’

Affable Ghanaian actor and Politician, John Dumelo has revealed one of his major plans for his constituents, if he is voted as member of parliament.

The “Baby Thief” actor in an exclusive interview with Ola Michael on Neat FM’s Entertainment GH, said he will give scholarships to brilliant but needy students within his constituency If voted into power.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon NDC Parliamentary candidate stated that his educational policy for his people is ‘One Student One Scholarship’.   

He explained that he will make sure every student in his constituency has access to quality education as far as he is member of parliament for the area.

Asked how he will finance his ‘One Student One Scholarship’ policythe hopeful and optimistic John Dumelo stated that he piloted this policy way back in 2012 so it won’t be difficult for him to deliver his promise adding that he has being financing scholarships for students since 2012 with money from his John Dumelo foundation.

John Dumelo emphasized that education, sanitation and security are his top priority for him as an aspiring Member of Parliament.

Source: Eugene Osafo-Nkansah/Peacefmonline.com

“IT IS AN ACTING POSITION” – Nana Aba Anamoah Confirms New Position At Gh One TV

Nana Aba Anamaoah has risen through the ranks of television broadcasting and she has now landed at the top.

The highly decorated Ghanaian Journalist who shot to the limelight as a news reporter for TV3 before reading the news on TV, has now been appointed the acting General Manageress of EIB’s Gh One TV.

Before Nana Aba’s appointment, she was serving as the news editor in chief for the TV station when she joined the Ridge-based media outfit in 2015 after EIB purchased the entertainment TV station and re-branded it to a 360 channel that produces political and current affairs news among others.

Nana Aba, who recently received a masters education from GIMPA and a one week executive learning from Harvard University, confirmed her appointment on Twitter after reports surfaced that she is now the general manager of Gh One TV.

Reacting to one of the posts, she clarified that her role is to serve in an acting capacity. Replying a post congratulating her, she wrote “Lol ei I beg. It is an ACTING POSITION”.

MEN WITH BIG BALLS ARE POTENTIAL CHEATERS – Singer Stephanie Benson Reveals

Songstress Stephanie Benson has advised women to check the size of the balls of their spouses to know if they are cheats or otherwise

According to her own way of ascertaining this, men who have bigger balls are not faithful and are prone to cheating in their relationship or marriages.

However, men with small-sized balls do not cheat and are very faithful to their spouses to the end urging women to go for such persons instead.

“How you can tell from your Man s Ball that he will be a Cheater. This is for single ladies. But the married ones pls contribute”, tweeted with a video explaining herself.

She mentioned that her husband has small balls hence he has been faithful throughout their marriage till now.

“YOU ARE ENVIOUS OF EVERYONE…PEOPLE LIKE YOU END UP MISERABLE” – Funny Face Tells Lilwin

Comedian Funny Face has hit a fellow funny man Lilwin hard after Lilwin accused Ghana Movie Awards organisers of stealing his award for Funny Face.

Funny who is undoubtedly unhappy with colleague Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin after the latter vehemently expressed discontent with organisers of the Ghana Movie Awards for adjudging the former Favorite Actor in the 2019 edition of the scheme.

“Does Funny Face deserve a favourite actor? Do you know why his career has gone down the drain?” he asked while stressing is it unfathomable for Funny Face to have won instead of him (Lilwin) or Akrobeto.

Taking to his Instagram page to respond to the remarks, Funny Face hurled insults at Lilwin. He suggested that Lilwin’s constant criticism of his victory is an indication the Kumasi-based actor hates him to the core.

“You’re so envious of everybody, you wish everything in this world is yours. People like you end up miserable in life. You’re in so much pain,” Funny Face jabbed.

“You have fought everyone around you. Now you wanna bring it on Funny Face. Don’t bring your evil eyes and deed on me. How long have you been in this industry? Fool! Your own evil plans will kill you,”, he slammed further.

GHONE TV OFF AIR AS WORKERS BOYCOTT WORK DUE TO UNPAID SALARIES

GHOne Television’s camera executives have reportedly refused to work Tuesday morning due to unpaid salaries.

According reports by theghanareport.com camera technicians who showed up at work on Tuesday morning February 18, 2020, boycotted the station’s breakfast show and other programmes.

Sources at GHOne TV, a subsidiary of the EIB Network say its Chief Executive, Kwabena Anokye Adisi, popularly known as Bola Ray, went into a meeting with the employees to resolve the matter.

The workers are protesting delay in payment of salary. A worker who spoke to Nkonkonsa.com on condition of anonymity has confirmed that some of the employees are owed up to six to nine months salary arrears.

This is, however, the first time employees of the company have boycotted work despite earlier threats to do so. EIB Network for the past two years has been grappling with some financial challenges hence its difficulty in paying salaries of employees.

The company has seen most of its employees resign over poor conditions of work. At the time of filing this report, the station was still off air.

GHOne TV has been a welcome addition to Ghana’s media pluralism. The TV station has produced award-winning reporters with its brand of journalism that combines news and entertainment.