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Pictures of fans sneaking alcohol into Qatar stadia are misleading

  Following Qatar’s ban on alcoholic beverages in its stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, two widely-circulated photographs claiming that football fans were sneaking alcoholic in non-alcoholic brands like  Coca-Cola and Pepsi to Qatar...

Ghana’s colours illuminated on Empire State Building. Here are the facts

  A photograph has emerged on social media in a viral Facebook post showing the Empire State Building lit in the colours of the Ghanaian flag. The author of the post claimed that the building...

Bawumia’s “free water and free electricity for Ghanaians” claim. Here are the facts.

  On Saturday, November 5, 2022, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia attended the Hogbetsotso festival of the Anlo people in the Volta Region. At the event, Dr. Bawumia said the government’s investment in public social infrastructure...

Here’s how transport fares have increased in the last 5 years

For almost every other month in 2022, there have been conversations in the media space about the Ghana Road Transport Union (GPRTU) or some Transport Unions’ decision to increase transport fares.  These decisions in one...

Cost of Free SHS: Figures from Finance, Education ministries contradictory

  The Akufo-Addo administration started the implementation of its flagship education policy, Free Senior High School, in September 2017. The policy has received cheers for increasing access to senior high school, particularly among the most vulnerable...

15 FAQs about the Right to Information Law

Fact-Check Ghana is publishing this explainer as part of the global celebrations marking Universal Access to Information. In March 2019, Ghana’s parliament passed its Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2019 (Act 989). The passage was...

Deputy Majority Leader declares asset after The Fourth Estate report

The Deputy Majority Leader and Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has declared his assets after The Fourth Estate’s report on defaulting leaders of parliament. Official receipts from the Ghana Audit Service reveal that...

8 Judges rush to declare assets after The Fourth Estate letter

Eight judges of Ghana’s Superior courts rushed to the Audit Service to declare their assets days after The Fourth Estate wrote to the Judicial Service seeking clarity on the asset-declaration status of 15 judges,...

The 10 leaders of Parliament who failed to declare their assets

On May 25, 2022, the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, had a word of caution for Ghana’s lawmakers. He wanted the 275 legislators to lead by example by declaring their assets in line...