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False! US Gov’t is not rejecting dollars printed before 2021

In the early hours of November 5, 2022, reports emerged on social media platforms and some websites about the US Government’s plan to reject dollar bills printed before 2021 as legal tender. The report which...

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...

Asset Declaration: Bawumia, Ofori-Atta, Osafo-Maafo, Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, and 88 others did not fully comply

When President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was sworn into office in January 2017, one of the first constitutional obligations he embarked on was the declaration of his assets. The Fourth Estate’s sources in government say...

Captain Smart’s claim that Kwame Nkrumah predicted Russia-Ukraine conflict completely false

Broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has said that Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, predicted the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The controversial TV show host made the claim on the morning show of Accra-based...

FACT-CHECK: Immigration Service, 5 airlines give verdict on Ghana Card e-passport

The Vice President's Chief of Staff, Augustine Blay, has said that Ghanaians can travel to any country in West Africa with the Ghana Card without a passport. He made the claim when he granted an...

Bawumia’s lecture on digitisation: These claims are false, misleading

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia delivered a public lecture on Ghana’s digital economy on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Ashesi University. He said the current administration had made some monumental gains at digitising Ghana...

COVID-19: Should we consider vaccinating children?

Since the first phase of vaccines was rolled out, there have been concerns regarding the inclusion of children or young adults in the vaccination process. This is partly due to the fact that children below...

Did a South Africa woman deliver 10 babies?

Last two weeks, a Pretoria-based news organisation, Pretoria News, broke the story that a South African woman had given birth to 10 children. The report, which was republished by many news outlets including the...

List of Female Parliamentarians and their Constituencies in Ghana’s 8th Parliament

The life of Ghana’s 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic commenced on January 7, 2021. The house has a four-year mandate which is expected to end on January 6, 2025. The number of female representations...