Monthly Round-ups

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...

May Roundup: How Fact-check Ghana settled the Tema Motorway Debate and Exposed Mahama’s Gaffe on Ghana’s Press Freedom Ranking

In mid may, the Ministry of Road and Highways announced that the Tema Motorway Interchange will be opened to traffic, adding that it would broadcast directional animations on all TV channels across the nation...

April Round-up: Impact of COVID-19 on Ghana’s Economy; Claim on 5G Spreading Coronavirus Fact-Checked

Ghana was not left out in the adverse economic impact of the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Just like many other countries globally, the Government of Ghana imposed restrictions like closing of all land borders and...

March Round-up: The NDC-NPP Dam Debate Settled, Prez’s 63rd Independence Day Speech Fact-checked

One Village, One Dam (1V1D) was one of the many campaign promises made by Ghana’s governing party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the round-off to the 2021 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. However, according...