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COVID-19: Five Nurses Dead, Over 800 Others Infected – GRNMA Reveals

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The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has disclosed that five nurses and midwives have died since the outbreak of Coronavirus in Ghana last year.

According to the Association, over 800 nurses have also been infected with the virus, some of whom have recovered and returned to work.

General Secretary of the GRNMA David Tenkorang-Twum told Starr FM a lot more effort is needed by the government to ensure the safety of health professionals.

“I can confirm that we have lost 2 midwives and 3 nurses. As of August last year, 840 of our people got infected but they have recovered and returned to work. It’s becoming overwhelming because before we used to detect the virus early but with the new variant, people are reporting very sick and you can’t send them home,” he said.

He also called on government to restore the incentives offered to health workers during the peak of infections last year.

“When it comes to motivation, we’re asking gov’t to bring back the tax waiver that was given to health workers. I think it was motivating enough,” he said.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Supreme Court’s Verdict On Mahama’s Petition ‘Full Of Patent Falsehoods’ – NDC

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in a statement has expressed disagreement with the judgement of the Supreme Court in the just ended election petition insisting it was ‘full of patent falsehoods’.

According to the National Communications Officer of the party Sammy Gyamfi, the court used wrong facts in coming to their judgement.

“Folks, the judgment of the Supreme Court on the 2020 Election Petition is full of patent falsehoods, particularly, their ratio decidendi on issue 2, which is captured at the last paragraph of page 39 of the Judgement.

“The claim by the Court that the figure 13,434,574, which was announced by Jean Mensah in her 9th December declaration was actually the Total Vote Cast for the election but that same was mistakenly announced by the Returning Officer as the total valid votes cast, is untrue and not borne out of the evidence that was before the court,” he wrote in a statement Friday.

He further noted: “As can be seen from the attached Form 13 (Declaration of Presidential Election Results- National Summary Sheet) which is Exhibit 4 of the Witness Statement of Jean Mensah, a document I believe was forged by the EC to justify the unconstitutional declaration, the Total Vote cast for the 2020 Presidential election is 13,434,508 and not 13,434,574 as the Court claims. So how did the Court arrive at the conclusion that the figure 13,434,574 is the total vote cast? Can they point to one official document that has that figure as the total vote cast for the 2020 Presidential election?

“Also, the Court’s claim that Jean Mensah committed an error relative to the total valid vote cast in her declaration, which was later corrected on 10th December is false, as the figure the EC published as the total valid votes in their unsigned press release of 10th December is 13,119,460 and not the 13,121,111 the court claims is the correct total valid votes cast for the election. These inconsistent figures expose the flawed conclusion the Court arrived at. This is what happens when an electoral management body cooks figures to achieve a fraudulent predetermined election outcome. The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the patently flawed and unconstitutional declaration of the 2020 Presidential results by Jean Mensah, makes a mockery of justice. Very pathetic!”.

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Shame On You For Leaving Your Job To Drink Tea For 3-Hours In EC Office – Atubiga Blasts Rojo Nunoo

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A member of the Communications Team of the NDC, Stephen Atubiga has slammed Rojo Mettle-Nunoo, one of the two agents who represented the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Electoral Commission’s Strong Room (National Collation Centre) during the 2020 polls for deserting his job to drink tea for over 3 hours in the EC boss office.

Speaking on Class FM’s Mid-day news programme he said, “We are angry, we are upset. I mean, how can somebody go and sit for three hours in somebody’s office drinking tea and would not bow the head in shame but says: ‘I didn’t get biscuit’. I mean, you have an obligation, you left the room ajar”.

“Within the three hours that the man was sitting at the EC Chair’s office drinking tea, do you what can happen within those three hours? Do you know what arrangements can be done? I’m talking about Rojo. Rojo sitting at the EC’s office for three hours, who was coordinating with him? So, the three hours, nobody called him from the campaign directorate, from Afriyie Ankrah and co., from John Dramani Mahama’s office, from Joshua Alabi as the campaign manager; nobody was making a phone call there monitoring and asking them questions? It means somebody was sleeping on the job and without disrespect to anybody, Joshua Alabi is the campaign manager for us, it is his responsibility to coordinate with the party and all sectors to make sure that we get victory”, he fumed.

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Breaking: Court Sentences Taadi Girls Kidnappers To Death By Hanging

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The two Nigerians, Samuel Udoetuk Wills and John Oji have been found guilty of kidnapping and killing the four Takoradi girls.

They have subsequently been sentenced to death by hanging.

They have been given 30 days within which they can appeal the sentence.

The two were found guilty by the seven-member jury at the Sekondi High Court on Friday [March 5, 2021] reports Graphic Online’s Dotsey Koblah Aklorbortu from Sekondi in the Western Region.

The High Court presided over by Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, a Court of Appeal Judge with additional responsibility as a High Court judge, gave the sentence after the 7-member jury found them guilty.

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