Politics

Akufo-Addo’s comparison of costs of interchanges inconsistent, misleading

On July 9, 2021, President Akufo-Addo commissioned the four-tier Pokuase Interchange in Accra. In his address at the ceremony, he compared the cost of some interchanges constructed by his administration with an interchange completed...

Pokuase Interchange: Mahama or Akufo-Addo legacy? Here are the bare facts

President Akuffo-Addo has inaugurated the four-tier Pokuase Interchange today. While members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are claiming the project to be one of John Dramani Mahama’s legacies, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP)...

Gabby Otchere-Darko’s Claim on Press Freedom Misleading

Gabby Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Senior Partner of Africa Legal Associates, on June 2, 2021, tweeted about the press freedom situation in the United States of...

Education Minister’s Claim about WASSCE Results Completely False

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum granted an interview on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme. The Minister talked about the government’s flagship Free Senior High School...

April Round-Up: Immunity from COVID-19 Explained; Viral Claim on IMF Downgrade of Ghana Debunked

The onset of COVID-19 inoculation triggered conversation around immunity globally. It became necessary for an explainer from fact-checkers including Fact-Check Ghana and in April, under the headlines, “How Long Does Immunity Last in Protecting...

#FixTheCountry Campaign – Here are the False and Misleading Claims in Bawumia’s Response

Last Thursday, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia posted a list of the country’s problems which he claimed the Akufo-Addo-led administration had solved or was solving. This was an apparent response to issues raised by...

Akufo-Addo’s Claim on Corruption in CNN Interview Completely False

On Monday, May 3, 2021, President Akufo-Addo granted an interview to CNN's Zain Asher. They discussed Ghana's economic development, business growth, and corruption. During the interview, Zain Asher asked Akufo-Addo what his government had done...

SONA 2021: Here’s a Mixture of Akufo-Addo’s False, Misleading and Contradictory Claims

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Parliament House. In his speech, he made claims about the government’s contribution to education, food...

Video: Ministerial Vetting – Agric Minister-Designate Makes False Claim about Planting for Food and Jobs

The Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, engaged in exchanges with the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale South, Alhassan Suhuyini, over the funding sources for the Planting for Food and...