Monthly Round-ups

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...

March Round-Up: Conspiracies on COVID-19 Vaccines Debunked, Akufo-Addo, Pastor Chris Fact-checked

Fact-Check Ghana observed that during the vetting of the Minister-designate for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture Ministry in late February, the nominee, Dr Afriyie Akoto, made many false claims. In a report published,...

February Round-up: Controversies on COVID-19 Vaccines, Cures Debunked, Minister-Designate Fact-Checked

Fact-Check Ghana kicked off February 2021, by fact-checking concerns and controversies that surrounded COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana in our COVID-19: Tackling the Confusion, Controversies Around Vaccines report. Some teething questions that needed answers included;...

January Roundup: New COVID-19 Variant Emerges, Misinformation on Vaccines Debunked

A year after the first cases of Covid-19 were reported, three new variants of the virus which are mutation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus, have been detected in more than 60...

November Roundup: Big Debate about Who Initiated Free SHS Settled, Claim about Planting for Food and Jobs Fact-checked

November was a busy month as Ghana’s 8th general elections was taking shape with presidential candidates of political parties crisscrossing the country campaigning, outdoing each other in order to sell their policies to the...

October Round-Up: Debunking Ghana’s HIPC Status; Exploring GDP Growth Rate Under Mahama and Akufo-Addo

In the Month of October, the issues that took center stage in Ghana’s political discourse bothered more about the economy. These issues also gained a lot of media attention and raised several conversations especially...

September Round-up: Unemployment Rate in Ghana Clarified, Health Sector Claims by NPP Fact-checked

 The FACTs in highlights: Hospitals in Obuasi, Anyinam and Enyiresi not yet completed as claimed by the NPP 2020 manifesto NPP did not develop the TVET Qualifications Framework as its manifesto suggests Political party...

July Round-up: NPP, NDC Banter on Lecturers’ Research Allowance Settled; Misleading GDP and COVID-19 Figures Refuted

Facts in highlights: The NDC did not cancel the Book and Research allowance The NDC did not appoint the first female Foreign Minister of Ghana The John Mahama-led government did record the lowest GDP...

NDC’s Claims on Jamestown Fishing Harbor project, University of Ghana Medical Center Completely false

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in its 2016 manifesto stated that it would construct ‘new harbours at Jamestown in Accra and in Keta’ to among other things “… also increase the volume of...