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COVID-19 has so far killed 609 Ghanaians

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COVID-19 has so far killed 609 Ghanaians

COVID-19 has so far killed 609 Ghanaians

At least 11 more persons have died of COVID-19, pushing Ghana’s death toll to 607, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday.

The country’s active cases now stand at 5,444 with 24 persons said to be in critical condition.

As at 26 February 2021, the GHS data shows that the country’s total recoveries stand at 77,972.

Delivering his 24th update on measures taken to contain the virus on Sunday 28 February, president Akufo-Addo revealed that 282 cases have so far been recorded in schools across the country.

“We must remember that the virus continues to jeopardize our lives and livelihoods. As at Friday, 26th February 2021, the total number of active cases stood at 5,444; our daily infection rate is 400, and 77,972 recoveries have been recorded. Since I last spoke, 191 more people have sadly passed away, bringing the number of cumulative deaths to 607, and 24 persons are critically ill,” he said.

He added: “Out of sixty-nine thousand, three hundred and fifty (69,350) schools in the country, two hundred and seven (207) have reported cases of infections. The number of active cases is now two hundred and eighty-two (282).”

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He further charged the public to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols despite the arrival of the vaccines.

“So, until further notice, all the restrictions as announced in my last address remain in force, and the Police will continue to ensure compliance by all and sundry.

“If all of us stay the course, and adhere strictly to the protocols, we will emerge out of this pandemic even stronger than before. This is my charge to you this evening, my fellow Ghanaians. There is light at the end of the tunnel, we dare not give up all the hard work at this point in time. This too shall pass, because the battle is still the Lord’s,” he added.

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66-year-old Manhyia stool attendant remanded for fraud

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Nana Yaw Addai was said to have fraudulently forged documents for a piece of land he sold twice

A 66-year-old stool attendant (Ahenkwaa) at the Manyhia palace in Kumasi, has been remanded into prison custody by the Nkawie Circuit for fraudulent land deals.

Nana Yaw Addai was said to have fraudulently forged documents and sold a piece of land at Denkyemmuoso in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District.

He pleaded not guilty and would reappear before the court presided by Mr. Michael Johnson Abbey on April 28, this year.

Detective Inspector Francis Opoku of the Ghana Police Service told the court that the complainant was a medical practitioner at the Suntreso Government Hospital in Kumasi.

He said in 2008, the complainant acquired a building plot numbered 25 at Denkyemmuoso Extension from Nana Kwadwo Agyeibi II and other principal members of the stool.

Inspector Opoku said the complainant molded about 3000 blocks to start building but met one Joseph Evans Donkor on the plot who claimed to have also bought the same piece of land from the accused person at a cost of GHC80,000.00.

The prosecution said a report was made to the Abuakwa police who arrested the accused and in his caution statement admitted the offence and was charged before the court.

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Dr. Kwaku Oteng surprises Kuami Eugene with brand new Range Rover Velar 2020

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Dr. Kwaku Oteng surprises Kuami Eugene with brand new Range Rover Velar 2020

The CEO and founder of Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has gifted a brand new Range Rover Velar 2020, to talented and versatile musician Kuami Eugene, who is signed under the Lynx Entertainment Record Label.

Kuami Eugene who happens to be the brand ambassador for Adonko Next Level Energy Drink received the gift in a short ceremony in Accra.

Dr. Kwaku Oteng surprises Kuami Eugene with brand new Range Rover Velar 2020

During the short event, Kuami Eugene who was present together with some members of Lynx Entertainment confessed their utmost thanks to Dr. Kwaku Oteng and his entire team.

According to close sources, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has been touched by the great work Kuami Eugene has done for his Adonko Next Level Brand, taking it to the world.

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Lack Of Funds Cause Of Recent Dumsor – John Jinapor claims

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Lack Of Funds Cause Of Recent Dumsor - John Jinapor claims

Lack Of Funds Cause Of Recent Dumsor: Former Deputy Minister of Energy, John Jinapor has disclosed that the challenge with the energy sector has to do with the congestion in the transmission lines and not the generation of electric power.

According to him, the Akufo-Addo government for more than two years has not carried out any maintenance activities and upgraded the transmission system of GRIDCo due to lack of money.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show, the lawmaker for Yapei/Kusawgu Constituency maintained that the current power outage is a result of the high tensions from GRIDCo being congested for over a period of time due to the fact that there are not enough funds to upgrade the system and do maintenance.

“But the truth of the matter in this power outage is that the high tension from the GRID is congested; that is the fact and it has been congested for over a period of time and that is why from time to time, GRIDCo should have money to upgrade their system and do maintenance so that we don’t experience such a situation in the country,” he asserted.

He, however, blamed President Akufo-Addo for the lack of money for GRIDCo to carry out its maintenance policy and upgrading as the President went to Parliament to announce the reduction of electricity tariffs to score political points at the detriment of the utility companies.

“When President Akufo-Addo went to Parliament to say that he has reduced electricity tariffs, the GRIDCo CEO was not happy with the President on that decision because the company needs money to maintain the high tension. The NPP scored political points out of the reduction in the electricity tariffs and Ghanaians were happy but the downside is that the utility companies need money to upgrade their systems,” he indicated.

“Transmission lines do not get congested overnight because the demand will continue to increase and so it has gotten to a point where the transmission lines cannot carry the load again. The only way it will be able to carry the load is to reduce the load on the transmission and if that happens, some people will experience lights-out and that is what they don’t want to do, and so we are experiencing low and high voltage due to the pressure on the transmission lines,” he explained.

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