Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid pandemic

Gabon’s government on Friday banned the sale and eating of bats and pangolins, which are suspected of sparking the novel coronavirus in China where they are highly prized in traditional medicine. The novel coronavirus is believed to have come from…

Withdraw new LPG levy or meet us in court – Lawyers for COPEC, CPA issue official warning to NPA

Lawyers for two consumer protection agencies have written officially to the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) warning that the legality of the recently introduced petroleum build-up levy will be tested in court unless it is withdrawn. Lawyers for the Chamber of…

NPP Parliamentary Candidate Supports Health Facilities To Fight COVID-19

New Patriotic party’s Parliamentary candidate for the Binduri constituency of the Upper East Region, Mr. Abdulai Abanga has donated some Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to the Binduri District Public Health Emergency Management Committee. The items, which were delivered on behalf…

Reduce Electricity Tariffs–CUTS Ghana Urges PURC

A leading research and public policy think tank is calling on the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to review electricity tariffs for all classes of electricity consumers to reflect the current cost of generation in the electricity power mix. “In…

Ridge Hospital Doctor Tests Positive

A specialist doctor at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as the Ridge Hospital has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The affected doctor returned to Ghana from South Africa where he attended a medical conference. This makes the…

Kempinski to lay off 85% of workers and close 4 floors over coronavirus

Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City is laying off 85% of its workers as the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on its business. The 5-star luxury hotel is also closing down four floors of its multi-storey structure to cut down operational…

Immigration, Customs Receive 6 Motorbikes To Boost Border Patrol

The Immigration and customs services in the Bawku area in the Upper East Region has taken delivery of six motorbikes from six Municipal and District Chief Executives in the area as part of efforts to tighten the various borders against…

Coronavirus: face masks bound for Canada and Germany diverted to US

Two shipments of protective masks, one scheduled to arrive in Germany, the other in Canada, were diverted to the United States this week under dubious circumstances after the orders had already departed for their destinations. German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported…

Uefa wards leagues off ending seasons due to coronavirus

European football’s governing body, Uefa, has warned organisers of leagues throughout the continent that their sides could lose places in next season’s Champions League and Europa League if the 2019/20 championships are not completed. Uefa chiefs wrote a joint letter…

Mahama Advises Gov’t To Produce Locally Made Masks

Former President John Mahama is advising Akufo-Addo’s government to consider producing face masks locally for easy access by all Ghanaians for protection against COVID-19. In a Facebook write-up on day five of the two-week partial lockdown, the flag bearer of…