Covid-19

Factsheet: 10 times government officials misapplied the Covid-19 funds

Millions of COVID-19 funds the government mobilised towards the fight against the virus cannot be accounted for, the latest Auditor-General has revealed. Although GHS 21billion was mobilised for the fight. However, just 25% was spent...

Bawumia’s “No cholera in 5 years” claim completely false

  On Monday, October 10, 2022, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia commissioned a water project in Tuna in the Savannah Region. At the event, Dr. Bawumia said the government’s investment in water projects and systems had...

False! Ken Ofori-Atta did not say Gov’t spent GH¢36 million on agenda 111 logo

News is circulating on social media that Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said government spent GH¢36 million on designing the agenda 111 logo. The news emerged hours after the minister responded to the call...

Ghana records 5 monkeypox cases: Here’s what you should know about the virus.

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has announced that Ghana has recorded five cases of monkey pox, a virus which has since been identified in 32 countries, seven of which are in...

Health Minister’s claim about Ghana’s COVID-19 management completely false

On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, at a press briefing in Accra, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) had assessed Ghana among the best countries in the world in...

FACT-CHECK: Is Ghana ranked among the countries that best managed COVID-19 in the world?

President Akufo-Addo addressed the opening of the 73rd Annual Year School at the Great Hall of the University of Ghana on January 25, 2022. In his speech, the president said Ghana had been ranked...

COVID-19 vaccination: Sammy Gyamfi’s use of WHO’s data on side effects misleading

On Wednesday, December 15, the National Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, made a tweet to back his opposition to mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. His tweet suggested that after taking...

The Omicron variant has been named “variant of concern”, but what does that mean?

So far, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled five major variants as “variants of concern”, with the latest being the Omicron variant which has been detected in South Africa. The “variant of concern” is...

Ghana’s new COVID-19 protocols for international travels – Here’s what you need to know

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced new guidelines for international travellers amidst the surge in Covid-19 cases as a result of the newly discovered Omicron variant. The new travel guidelines were made known through...