Day: March 13, 2020

Abena News

COVID-19: Uganda restricts travel from China, Italy, UK, US

Uganda has restricted visitors from some countries with what it terms high cases of coronavirus, including China, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, South Korea, and Spain. “Government has decided to ask travelers from the affected countries not to come to Uganda because the high cases they are reporting can easily be imported into the country,” the […]

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Abena News

New register: We Did Not Breach Procurement Laws – EC Responds To IMANI

The Electoral Commission has finally broken its silence over a series of allegations leveled by IMANI Africa over supposed procurement breaches in the purchase of a new system for the compilation of a new voters’ register. The Commission is fighting off claims that it flouted the laws in the award of a contract to Thales […]

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Politics

Finance Ministry Approves Payrise To Civil Servants

The Finance Ministry has granted approval for the payment of the remaining 5 percent interim premium on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Government and the executives of the Civil and Local Government Service Association of Ghana. The MoU, it would be recalled, was signed on 18th August, 2016. A statement issued by the […]

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Sports

Arteta: Arsenal manager tests positive for coronavirus

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the club’s game against Brighton on Saturday has been postponed. The Gunners have closed their training ground and club staff who had recent contact with Arteta will now self-isolate. The Premier League will hold “an emergency club meeting” on Friday to discuss future fixtures. “This […]

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Abena News

Two dams uncompleted – Ministry

The Ministry of Special Development Initiatives has debunked assertions by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that dams built under the government’s One village, One dam project are not fit for purpose. It said the NDC was seeking to score cheap political points with the claims that the dams were not properly constructed. At a press […]

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Entertainment

Coronavirus forces Stonebwoy to call off New York show

Reggae/dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has cancelled the ‘Stonebwoy Live in New York’ concert which was slated for Friday, March 13, 2020 after New York officials placed an indefinite ban on gatherings of more than 500 people as part of drastic measures to try curb the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday […]

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Abena News

Coronavirus: Close our borders now! – Ghanaians tell government

Following the confirmation of Ghana’s first cases of the novel coronavirus, some Ghanaians have resorted to the power of social media to coerce government to close the country’s borders. With a little over 1,000 individual petitions on Twitter, the hashtag, #closebordersnow is expected to garner more attention from both Ghanaians and government by reaching more […]

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Sports

Hudson-Odoi becomes first Ghanaian to test positive for Coronavirus

Chelsea have revealed that their Ghanaian winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has tested positive for Coronavirus and as a result all senior players and the coaching staff led by Frank Lampard have all self-isolated. The England international, who was born in London to Ghanaian parents, is the first player with any connection to Ghana to have infected […]

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Abena News

COVID-19: Top Norwegian official, Ghanaian citizen involved in Ghana’s cases

It has emerged that one of the two persons have who contracted the coronavrius Covid-19 pandemic, is a senior official of the Norwegian Embassy in Ghana and the other person is a Ghanaian working in Turkey who returned into the country. The nationalities were confirmed by the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, but failed to […]

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