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“President Akufo-Addo is a coronavirus hero”-Carlos Ahenkorah

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The Member of Parliament for Tema West and Deputy Minister of Trade, Mr. Carlos Kinsley Ahenkorah, has stated that President Akufo-Addo has been nicknamed “coronavirus hero” because of his directives and pro-poor policies meant to fight and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“President Akufo-Addo’s wartime leadership to conquer coronavirus is what has earned him the nickname “coronavirus hero in my constituency”, Look at the seriousness with which he met with the leadership of the Ghana Medical Association, Likewise the Association of pharmaceutical entities, market women, Labour unions and other frontline health workers.

Look at the lockdown of certain parts of the country, the closure of the borders and the establishment of the COVID-19 Trust fund, the disinfection of markets in the affected areas, free water for three months and free food to the vulnerable in lockdown cities among other things.

In fact, The president is a coronavirus hero and that is why he is doing all these wonderful things to fight and prevent the spread of the virus.” Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.

“The president is a coronavirus hero and because of his unique fighting spirit against the virus, I distributed food items in every electoral area of Tema West before coming to the Kaizer electoral area, President Akufo-Addo cares about Ghanaians and because of his God-fearing nature, Religious leaders across the country are more comfortable with him, If you look at our population size and the number of coronavirus cases that we have as compared to the United States, the United Kingdom and other nations that have been affected, you need nobody to tell you that President Akufo-Addo is a coronavirus hero, and even in terms of contact tracing, testing, and treatment, Ghana is doing very well.

I’ll urge Ghanaians to always pray for the President and the nation. I am happy that my constituents are obeying the President’s directives on social distancing and hygiene protocols, I have decided to give the people good food from the President because we need good food, bodily exercise and enough rest to fight the virus and stay healthy.”Mr. Ahenkorah said.

Mr.Ahenkorah, who was beaming with a smile and tipped to win the forthcoming Tema west NPP primary massively because of his high pedigree and good performance as MP said “I am in my first term but I have provided many jobs for the youth, invested in people’s education including the provision of dual desks, mathematical sets, and books among others, I even donated expensive equipment to some hospitals and was a philanthropist long before I became MP.

It was through my instrumentality that Tema West roads were improved, I have helped many people to acquire skills and lectured a lot of people at the regional maritime University.

In fact, I have helped in diverse ways on the quiet. In life, It is natural to have a few detractors who will hide behind politics and use their lying lips to put you in a negative light, It has always been so and that is why scripture testifies eloquently that woe unto you if everyone says you are good.

Even Almighty God doesn’t enjoy the support of everyone, to the extent that some scientists don’t believe in his existence.

I won the primary and was on the NPP’s ticket with Nana Addo in 2016 and we won the Tema West elections massively because the battle was the lord’s, The 2020 battle is still the lord’s battle and history will repeat itself, Nobody can thwart God’s agenda for my life, Nobody can thwart God’s agenda for President Akufo-Addo’s life and nobody can thwart God’s agenda for the great NPP.”

The constituency chairman, Mr. Dennis Amfo-sefah, alias Nana Boakye, on his part said “Many residents who benefited from the free food from our hardworking father-for-all MP have channeled their “Thank you” messages through me.

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Study shows Children Born During Covid-19 Pandemic Have Lower IQs

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Study shows Children Born During Covid-19 Pandemic Have Lower IQs


Study shows Children Born During Covid-19 Pandemic Have Lower IQs; A US study has claimed that children born during the COVID-19 pandemic have reduced verbal, oral and overall cognitive performance compared to children born pre-pandemic.

The research found that children from the lower socio-economic background are the most-affected. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the mean IQ score on standardised tests for children aged between three months and three years was around 100, but for children born in the pandemic that number has fallen to 78.

For parents, who were able to continue their work from home, and did not face employment loss or any financial problems, the dual responsibilities of childcare and work have intensified the burden, especially on working women.

The dual responsibilities of childcare and work have increased the pressure on parents. And the families, whose bread earners lost their jobs, may have experienced greater stress, food and housing insecurities.

The study involved a total of 672 children from the state of Rhode Island. Of the total selected children, 308 kids were born before January 2019, while 188 kids took birth after July 2020. Besides, 176 of them were born between January 2019 and March 2020. The children involved in the study were mostly white and had no cognitive or developmental disabilities.

For the cognitive development of a child, the first few years of his/her life are critical. But with COVID-19 tightening its grip over our lives and causing the closure of schools, nurseries, and playgrounds, the infants’, as well as parents’ lives, have changed considerably.

Lead study author and associate professor of paediatrics (research) at Brown University, Sean Deoni said, “The biggest reason behind the falling scores is likely the lack of stimulation and interaction at home.”

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Overtaking Gone Wrong; Employment Minister Involved In An Accident.


  • Ignatius Baffour- Awuah doubles as an Minister of employment and MP for Sunyani -West.
  • He has been involved in a car accident.
  •  He was returning from a funeral
  • His driver tried to overtake another car 

The employment minister has been involved in an accident. The accident occurred on the Sunyani-Nsoatre road on his return from a funeral at Odumase on Saturday, August 14. The minister’s driver tried to overtake another driver but luck was not on their side as they collided with a tipper truck.

In a report, the minister fell from his vehicle and got injured. It is unclear whether or not the minister had his seat belt on.

Mr. Baffour-Awuah was rushed to the hospital immediately.

This is not the first time a government official has had an accident .The question to ask is, what is the cause?….

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Over 1,000 reports on adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana received – GHS

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Ghana Health Service GHS has received over 1000 reports on adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana so far

Adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines: Extended Programme on Immunisation (EPI) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it has received about 1,000 reports of adverse effects from persons vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine.

These are people vaccinated within 12 days of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise.

Dr. Kwame Amponsa-Achino, the Programme Manager of the EPI, told the Ghana News Agency that the reactions and complaints received by his outfit and the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) were fever, sweating, headache, weakness, chills, and body aches, which were all expected.

The Programme Manager said the reports were not different from reactions and adverse reports from other countries and what was stated by the manufacturer in the vaccine package information.

Dr. Amponsa-Achiano said the complaints were received mainly through the complaints call the number provided on the vaccination card, the Med App, and a complaints link provided by the FDA.

He said data showed that as of 1900 hours on Sunday, March 14, nearly 404,000 persons had taken their first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine from the 43 districts earmarked for the first phase.

Those vaccinated include front-line health workers, adults aged 60 years and above, and people with underlying health conditions such as diabetes, kidney diseases, hypertension, and cancer.

The others are frontline security personnel, frontline government officials, the media, and all frontline workers in the formal sector.

A total of 20 million Ghanaians are expected to be vaccinated against the virus, Dr. Amponsa-Achiano said, adding that females formed about 62 percent of the number vaccinated so far.

He said about 58,000 persons with underlying health conditions, 91,000 adults aged 60 years and above, about 68,000 health workers, 23,000 frontline security personnel, and more than 48,000 essential service providers had received their first jabs.

Similarly, more than 12,000 members of the Executive, Judiciary, and Legislature, and 60,000 teachers aged 60 and above, more than 3,000 media persons, and 72,000 ordinary persons had been vaccinated.

Dr. Amponsah-Achiano encouraged the public to keep adhering to the COVID-19 safety protocols by wearing a nose mask, observing social distancing, washing hands with soap under running water, or sanitize hands frequently.

Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It has an incubation period of four to six days and fatal, especially for those with a weakened immune system, the elderly, and the very young.

It could also result in pneumonia and bronchitis.

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AUDIO:”There’s nothing free in this country, politicians are liars and can’t give you a thing” – Senyo Hosi

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"There’s nothing free in this country, politicians are liars and can't give you a thing" – Senyo Hos

“There’s nothing free in this country, politicians are liars and can’t give you a thing” – Senyo Hos


“There’s nothing free in this country, politicians are liars and can’t give you a thing” – Senyo Hosi; The CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD), Senyo Hosi has told Ghanaians not to expect anything free in this country.

He has also accused politicians of lying and taking from Ghanaians.

According to him, the leaders of the country should not often tell the people of Ghana electricity prices have been subsidized, when in reality they haven’t.

“And then we just come here and start taxing petrol for sanitation. It’s the easiest thing you do.

“If you have problems with the power crisis, be honest with the people. Let the people know that you are not paying the right price for electricity.

His comments come after the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah on PM: Express Monday indicated that Ghanaians will have to pay for the free provision of water and electricity introduced by the government in 2020 as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

“When we say free electricity it doesn’t mean that the IPP producer is also going to say because the President has said free electricity I won’t charge for it,” Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

But speaking on JoyNews’ Super Morning Show Tuesday, Mr. Hosi urged politicians to be transparent and brutally honest with Ghanaians regarding what it terms as being free.

“Don’t come and tell people that I’ve reduced electricity prices when you know you haven’t. There’s nothing free in this country. The politicians lie.

“They can’t give you a thing. They can only take from you. They can’t give you a thing. So be honest with the people. Stop telling them you’re giving them free stuff. How can I give you free with my right hand and collect two times or three times that much with my left hand? It is dishonest.”

Adding that, if the government incurred a shortfall of $1 billion in the electricity sector in 2020, why hasn’t the price of electricity is priced correctly?

“And then if you want to have a subsidy, go straight and let the public know that we are subsidizing electricity by so much.”

Moreover, the Finance and Economic policy analyst noted that the lack of servant leadership and misplaced priorities in our politicians is what is having an adverse effect on the economy.

“We’re sitting here. We’re not thinking of ways how to actually boost electricity demand. We’re thinking of how to buy V8. That is the conversation that you have.

“Do we look like people who really have a problem? If you’re in a country that is as broke as Ghana looks like today if you see me driving the car that I’m driving, shouldn’t. When I don’t have money, I don’t move that car,” he said.

Mr. Hosi urged the government not to burden Ghanaians with all these taxes it has come up with.

Meanwhile, in the 2021 budget statement, the new taxes and levies which have been introduced include; the financial sector clean-up levy, sanitation and pollution levy, Covid-19 health levy, and the energy sector recovery levy (Delta Fund).

 


source:myjoyonline

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