We’ve Not Recorded The New Variant Of COVID-19 – Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has indicated that Ghana has not recorded a new variant of the coronavirus.

In his 21st National Address on how the government was dealing with the outbreak, the president said as of 1st January, the number of active cases in Ghana stands at eight hundred and seventy-nine (879) cases, with fifty-three thousand, and five (54,005) recoveries, eighteen (18) severely ill but no critical cases.

”We have conducted six hundred and seventy-four thousand, eight hundred and twelve (674,812) tests, with fifty-five thousand, two hundred and twenty (55,220) positive cases detected. There have, sadly, been three hundred and thirty-six (336) deaths.

This is a relatively welcome picture when regard is paid to the data from other countries, especially also at a time when many parts of the world are having to grapple with the second wave of infections and a new variant of the virus, which is said to be more transmissible than the original version.

Thus far, we, in Ghana, have not detected any case of this new variant. Our scientists tell us that the genetic make-up of the virus in the country has still not changed.”

He stated that the development calls for the strengthening of the existing protocols to prevent the spread of the disease in Ghana, in light of the new variant of the virus. Therefore, the following measures will be implemented, in addition to existing guidelines on International Travel for COVID-19, in Ghana:

1. all arriving passengers who test positive for COVID-19, asymptomatic or not, will undergo mandatory isolation and treatment at a designated health facility or isolation centre. The isolation will be for a period of seven (7) days at the cost of Government. However, the final discharge of cases will be based on existing case management guidelines and protocols;

2.   all passengers who are in isolation will undergo a repeat COVID-19 test within twenty-four (24) hours of arrival, with the cost also borne by Government. This test will also include genomic sequencing for COVID-19; and

3.   all passengers who test negative for COVID-19 will be required to adhere continuously to COVID-19 safety protocols and will receive regular information on COVID-19 within five (5) days of arrival in Ghana.

He also assured Ghanaians that Ghana has what it takes to detect the new variant of the virus which is said to be more contagious. 

”I want to assure all Ghanaians that the testing regime in place at Kotoka is amongst the strictest in the world, and, as certified by the Food and Drugs Authority, it is capable of detecting this new variant of COVID-19, which is plaguing other nations around the world.”

By: Digicountz.com

‘Nana Addo Will Disappear On Jan. 7 Because He Stole The Elections’ – Spiritualist

A spiritualist based in the Bono East Region, Nana Mosi who asked for his head to severed should former President John Dramani Mahama lose the elections has thrown in a new revelation.

He claims the former president won the polls but it was swapped in favour of President Akufo-Addo.

According to him, those who have spiritual eyes will know that the polls were rigged.

He has therefore cautioned the NPP to let the will of the people reflect or face the consequences.

He warned the consequences for stealing the elections would be severe to the extent that the NPP will regret making the EC rigged the polls in their favour.

To the former president, he assured him he will emerge as the president of the republic after the dust settles.

Nana Mosi had stated categorically that the NDC will win the polls and should that fail, he would want to have his head cut off and exhibited for the entire nation to see.

Nana Mosi stated without mincing words that all the prophecies that pointed to a victory for President Akufo-Addo are false and should be ignored.

Describing himself as a powerful spiritualist, Nana Mosi said he knows what God revealed to him, and if Ghanaians are doubting him, he wants to be beheaded if his prophecy does not come to pass.

However, the incumbent has been declared winner.

Meanwhile, Nana Mosi is also warning on January 7, 2021, when the president would be sworn-in, a star will emerge from heaven, with dark clouds and the body of the president will disappear with only his voice heard on the day

He said Ghanaians should not take his revelation for granted because the will of the people has been subverted in the favour of the incumbent.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

Reduce Corruption In Your Second Term – Group To Nana Addo

A group calling itself Journalist Against Corruption Ghana (JAC-GH) has congratulated President Akufo-Addo for retaining his seat as the president of the republic.

The group whilst extending their congratulatory message to the president admonished him to deal with corruption to safeguard his reputation.

”Mr. President-elect, we would respectfully recommend you to advance drastic reduction of corruption to save the reputation of your office and government as a whole from being soiled as you continue your mandate.”

It added: ”As a group with the sole interest of exposing corrupt officials, we would strive at all cost to report on public officials whose quest is to cause the retrogression of your government and the state.

We would urge that should such corruption expose be laid on your table for consideration, rapid measures be taken to deal with the perpetrators according to the full rigours of the law to create public confidence and trust in your government.”

Read the full statement below

JOURNALISTS AGAINST CORRUPTION-GHANA (JAC-GH) CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT-ELECT, NANA ADDO DANKWA-AKUFO ADDO.

We are exceptionally glad to join civil society organisations, individuals, political parties, the clergy, and the general public to express our deepest and sincere congratulations to you for winning this year’s general elections to serve a second term as the President of the Republic of Ghana (from 7th January 2021 to 7th January, 2025).

The battle indeed has been the Lord’s for seeing Ghana through a largely successful elections last Monday, December 7, 2020, and peaceful declaration of the results.

Mr President-elect, we would respectfully recommend you to advance drastic reduction of corruption to save the reputation of your office and government as a whole from being soiled as you continue your mandate.
As a group with the sole interest of exposing corrupt officials, we would strive at all cost to report on public officials whose quest is to cause the retrogression of your government and the state.

We would urge that should such corruption expose be laid on your table for consideration, rapid measures be taken to deal with the perpetrators according to the full rigours of the law to create public confidence and trust in your government.

We wish you a successful end of your first tenure and pray that the Good LORD grant you strength to continue your next term come 7th January 2021.

Congratulations to you, President-Elect Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.
Isaac Boamah Darko
(Convenor)
0244916571/0201916867

By: Digicountz.com

Nana Addo Declared The Winner Of 2020 Presidential Election

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been declared as the winner of the presidential election.

He polled 6,730,413 votes representing 51.59% of the total valid votes cast.

He defeated his closest contender former President John Dramani Mahama who polled 6,214,889 votes representing 47.36%

Addressing a press conference at the Commission’s headquarters in Accra to announce the results of the presidential poll election she described the election as transparent, free, orderly and peaceful.

By: Digicountz.com

Mahama and Nana Addo Sign Peace Pact

The presidential candidates of the two main political parties have signed a peace pact today, on Friday, December 4, 2020, before the general elections.

President Nana Akufo-Addo and John Mahama signed the document at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

The peace pact was signed at the 3rd High-Level Meeting of the Presidential Elections Peace Pact organized by His Eminence Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, and the National Peace Council (NPC) in collaboration with the National House of Chiefs (NHC).

The event was facilitated by the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEC) and under the theme: “Eradicating Electoral Violence in Ghana’s Democracy: The Role of Political Leadership”.

In his speech, former President John Dramani Mahama opined that “elections are about counting heads and not cutting heads.”

Mr Mahama cautioned voters to be law-abiding and refrain from acts of violence.

He recounted the incident of the 2019 Ayawaso West Wuohon bye-elections.

“Let us strive to prevent the violence of the past, particularly as witnessed in early 2019 during the Ayawaso West Wuogon bye-elections, which till date has gone unpunished.”

Although he expressed disappointment in how the incident was handled, Mr. Mahama expressed optimism that the polls would be peaceful.

He said “we are optimistic. In the face of similar doubts in the past, Ghanaians have risen to the occasion and delivered peaceful elections.

“It is my prayer that despite our deepest fears we shall be proved wrong and Ghana will once again be proven to be the beacon of democracy in Africa,” he noted.

“Our country stands at a critical juncture of history. Never have the lives of so many depended on the power of a thumb. Now more than ever, we need the institutions of our democracy to work impartially to deliver an outcome that is fair, transparent, and in the National Interest.

The Electoral Commission, the Judiciary, the Security Services, and the media hold the future of our nation in their hands.” He added.

Taking his turn, President Akufo-Addo said he is optimistic he is winning the polls while assuring that his supporters will conduct themselves peacefully.

“We, in the NPP, want a credible election, conducted in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. We are certain we have a track record that will make Ghanaians vote to renew our mandate. Just as it was in 2016, we want this victory to be sweet and incontestable,” Akufo-Addo said at the National Peace Council sponsored event.

He added: “I have said that we believe in elections, and I am happy to give my word that we shall accept the verdict of the people of Ghana. Above all, I pledge that the peace, unity, and safety of Ghana will be our primary consideration.”

He asked the security agencies to discharge their duties in a professional manner.

He said the NPP is committed to a peaceful election.

”We, in the NPP, want a credible election, conducted in a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. We are certain we have a track record that will make Ghanaians vote to renew our mandate. Just as it was in 2016, we want this victory to be sweet and incontestable.

I have said that we believe in elections, and I am happy to give my word that we shall accept the verdict of the people of Ghana. Above all, I pledge that the peace, unity, and safety of Ghana will be our primary consideration.”

National Peace Council

Chairperson for the National Peace Council Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi believes the agreements reached by the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) John Mahama will promote tranquility during and after the polls if it is factored into the party’s modalities to implement same.

“Resorting to violence is ill-disposed and must be avoided. It is my hope that the signing of this pact will not just be another public show and that all the parties in this national accord will genuinely play their roles in ensuring peace during and after the 2020 general elections,” he said.

Chairperson of the EC, Mrs. Jean Mensa assured Ghanaians of credible, free, fair, and transparent polls.

He said the efficiency of their devices will enhance the polls.

In attendance, was H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E John Dramani Mahama, Former President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia and former Chair of ECOWAS, H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, Former President of Tanzania, H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, H. E. Dr. Mohammed ibn Chambas, special representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, and Head of UNOWAS, Former President of South Africa, Members of the Council of State, Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, the Inspector General of Police, Members of the National Peace Council, Chiefs, Ministers of State, representatives of the political parties, members of the Diplomatic Corps and civil society organizations among other dignitaries. 

By: Kwamed2k

UG’s survey predicting victory for Nana Addo fake-ASEPA

The Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has slammed the University of Ghana’s Political Science department for their recent survey which has predicted a one-touch victory for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana has produced a one-touch victory for president Akufo-Addo.

The research findings 51.7% of Ghanaians say they will vote for Akufo-Addo.

It also stated that 40.4% of Ghanaians say they will vote for Mahama whilst 1.4% say they will vote for GUM.

Out of over 11 thousand respondents across the country.

52% of respondents say they will retain their MPS.

The researchers say 80% of the respondents said they will vote based on the campaign message.

But ASEPA in its statement said the survey released is fake.

“Earlier this month, a Facebook post by one Edudzi Tamakloe suggesting that the Department has conducted some polls and was shelving it was brought to the attention of the department.

The department agreed to issue a rebuttal or disclaimer which was drafted.
The disclaimer was given to the Head of Department to issue on behalf of the department. The Disclaimer stated categorically that the Department has NOT conducted any polls this year.

The Head of Department failed to publish this rebuttal which had been agreed upon by the entire members of the Department and the letter drafted was on the 1st of November,2020.

Only for the same head of department who had written and signed those rebuttals to on the 24th November issue an invitation to members of the department that a survey has been conducted on the 2020 elections and they are invited to participate in the dissemination of the information.”

Read full statement by ASEPA below:

Press Statement by ASEPA on the Fake University of Ghana Polls by the Political Science Department- ASEPA Calls for Disciplinary Action Against Lecturers Publishing Fake Polls in the Name of UG

ASEPA EXPOSES UNIVERSITY OF GHANA ON FAKE POLLS

We have called you here to demonstrate how some lecturers at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana have connived to launch fake polls clearly aimed at influencing the outcome of the 2020 Elections.

First of all, we want to State Categorically that the University of Ghana, Political Science Department has NOT conducted any polls on the 2020 elections.

The polls being launched today is sole handiwork of one Dr. Owusu Mensah who has been contracted to publish a fake polls to hoodwink the public.

Earlier this month, a Facebook post by one Edudzi Tamakloe suggesting that the Department has conducted some polls and was shelving it was brought to the attention of the department.

The department agreed to issue a rebuttal or disclaimer which was drafted.
The disclaimer was given to the Head of Department to issue on behalf of the department. The Disclaimer stated categorically that the Department has NOT conducted any polls this year.

The Head of Department failed to publish this rebuttal which had been agreed upon by the entire members of the Department and the letter drafted was on the 1st of November,2020.

Only for the same head of department who had written and signed those rebuttals to on the 24th November issue an invitation to members of the department that a survey has been conducted on the 2020 elections and they are invited to participate in the dissemination of the information.

This situation has seriously angered a lot of the lecturers of the department who feel the name of the University and for that matter, the department was being used for personal gains!

It is important to bring these issues currently happening at the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana to the attention of the Media and for that matter the public because it borders on the integrity of the premier University of this country.

That individual members of the university can initiate research activity in a private capacity and want to hang the results in the name of the university.

Secondly, which serious academic institution would decide to publish a poll at this critical hour leading to a major election?

We believe that these actions by Dr Owusu Mensah and the Head of Department of the Political Science Department cannot go unpunished for attempting to bring the name of the university into public ridicule.

We demand that University Disciplinary Committee Commences immediate investigations into this matter and sanction lecturers who may be found complicit in this brute attempt to defraud the public.

We also preparing to petition the Criminal Investigations Department to launch criminal investigations into the matter since it is a classic case of Academic Fraud perpetuated by these lecturers.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

Nana Addo’s Free SHS Lacks Quality-PNC Parl Candidate

The Akuapem North parliamentary candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Mr. Desmond Twumasi Ntow, has described the implementation of the free Senior High School by the Nana Addo led administration as a failure.

He opines the implementation was done in a wholesale manner without quality as a benchmark.

He made the remarks on Eboboba on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.

The former national organizer of the PNC slammed President Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama for making claims that they implemented free SHS when they both benefitted from free education.

In his view, governance is continuous hence there is no need for the two leaders to be making claiming of implementation bring the policy.

He said the PNC will enhance teaching and learning, invest in educational infrastructure, promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

He explained Ghanaians don’t want a situation where students would be produced on wholesale and yet, finish but unable to write simple proposals.

The free he said has come to stay but it must be well implemented.

The PNC would also promote technical and vocational education.

On the free health insurance scheme, he said the government and previous governments have failed to implement it well.

The policy he indicated was originally announced by the PNC and when given the nod, they will make the policy more effective and efficient as well as make the policy cover more drugs.

By: Rainbowradio

Nana Addo Has A Proclivity For Corruption-Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has slammed President Akufo-Addo saying he is shielding his appointees who have been indicted in corruption scandals.

He says some appointees are closely related to him hence his inability to have them prosecuted.

The president he noted has not shown any commitment towards the fight against corruption, failed to allow the institutions in charge of corruption to deal with all cases of corruption.

Speaking on CTV, the presidential candidate of the NDC said President Akufo-Addo has failed the corruption fight.

He mentioned the Agyapa deal saying the government tied the hands of former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu when he attempted to deal with the issue.

The scandals under Akufo-Addo he said have magnified corruption but the mistake of the president is that he cleared all those who are indicted.

To him, the president has a proclivity for corruption.

Meanwhile, Mr. Mahama has said any government official who made any monetary gain from the Agyapa Royalties deal would be dealt with under his administration.

He assured Ghanaians that his administration will implement recommendations made by the Office of the Special Prosecutor in risk assessment on the deal.

According to him, the Ghana Gold Company that was established by the previous NDC government to monetize our gold royalties was 100 percent owned by Ghanaians.

“The difference is that the proposed Ghana Gold Company was going to be 100 percent owned by the government and the people of Ghana and not the Agyapa one. With the Agyapa deal, Ghana owns only 51 percent and 49 percent held by other people we don’t know. Ghana Gold Company was being registered here in Ghana but Agyapa was registered in an offshore tax haven so that the identities of the shareholders will be hidden. Civil society organizations and right-thinking Ghanaians have all expressed misgivings with this Agyapa deal. And I have said and my advice to president Akufo-Addo is that they should desist immediately from signing that deal because as we have said clearly, we are going to oppose it, and we will do everything legitimate to frustrate that agreement in the interest of Ghanaians.”

“If I become president and by the will of God, I will become president, I will not respect that agreement. They should bring that agreement back and hold a meeting with civil society organizations, the chiefs, and all the stakeholders to whom that gold royalties belong and let us achieve consensus on how we want to monetize our gold royalties and every penny that has gone underhand will be retrieved. I assure you. So they (government officials) should return those monies.”

Nana Addo Has Tainted His Integrity With Corruption Scandals – Analyst

A political analyst Mr. Michael Ebo Amoah has suggested President Akufo-Addo has lost the goodwill he had when it comes to the fight against corruption.

The lecturer says the trust Ghanaians had in the Nana Addo led administration has reduced drastically and if care is not taken, Ghanaian voters might spring a surprise against them in the 2020 polls.

He said the Nana Addo led administration has been hit by serious scandals and although these scandals may not have any serious impact on the election, the NPP should not take Ghanaians for granted.

“The person who will win the elections is already there. But the NPP themselves have a track record. Sometimes you think you have won the elections but the tables can turn. Ghanaians can sometimes show you the ‘shege’ attitude. Corruption, as it stands now, may have little or no impact. But the NPP government should not let people think that they have regretted bringing them to power”.

He said the president in 2016 won the elections because he was tagged as incorruptible and the former president lost his morality test when it came to the elections.

He said it is bad for a governing party to be hit with scandals with barely 3 weeks to an election saying Nana Addo has lost 70% of his goodwill due to the corruption scandals.

His integrity and credibility have been tainted and this may affect the voter turnout, he added.

He also explained the Office of Special Prosecutor was established purely to gain political advantage and not to necessarily fight corruption.

He was worried the NPP failed to include corruption in their manifesto-like they did in 2016.

On the establishment of the OSP, he opined that resourcing existing bodies such as CHRAJ, CID, and other bodies could have done an effective job.

According to him, he was not enthused about Amidu’s appointment considering his track record in public office.

He was speaking to Kwabena Agyapong on Eboboba on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

Our Roads Are Still Bad After Wasting Our Votes On Nana-Krachi Residents

Some residents of Bejamiase in the Krachi Nchubumbru of the Oti Region have decried the poor nature of their roads saying they have regretted voting for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The residents who are mostly farmers said it is extremely difficult for them to transport their farm produce to markets to sell due to the deplorable nature of the roads.

According to them, former President Mahama’s administration awarded contracts for the deplorable roads to be fixed but the current NPP government healed all the road projects.

Speaking top Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the residents said they were hopeful the second coming of Mahama will have their roads fixed.

”We are farmers and transport yams to Accra and Kumasi but we are not making enough money. We have wasted our votes, we have regretted voting for the NPP. Now we are struggling. We want to appeal to Ghanaians to vote the NPP out, a farmer said.

Another said the issue was not limited to deplorable roads but the lack of a health facility is depriving them of quality healthcare whereas the lack of a market, is also depriving them of their livelihoods”.

”We are struggling. During the era of Mahama, we were making more money from our farms but we are no longer making money after the NPP came. It is good that free SHS came under the NPP but we are struggling to survive. We want Mahama to return and deliver us from our struggles and help farmers in this community,” a cassava farmer also said.

Other residents were also not happy about the network system in the area and have asked authorities to resolve the challenge.

They complained during the harmattan season, they struggle to survive.