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Covid Update No.12- Indepth Details from the President’s Address

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As part of sharing information on managing and preventive measures of the Covid19 virus, the Sunday updates by the president, Nana Akufo-Addo has become the norm since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Sunday night was no exception with update no.12 where the president had some information to share with citizens especially on senior high school final year students who are supposed to report to school in July. We have highlighted some key areas the president touched on.  

Below are some key areas the president touched on:

Senior High School Final Year Students

  • Parents are encouraged to provide their their kids or children at least one face mask on their way to school.
  • A total of 18,000 veronica buckets, 800,000 pieces of 200mls of sanitizers, 36,000 rolls of tissue paper, 36,000 gallons of liquid soap and 7,200 thermometers have been distributed.
  • A maximum of 25 students will be committed in each class.
  • All students in schools with boarding houses will be residents in these boarding houses whilst day students in schools without boarding housing facilities will commune from home.
  • Staff and students will be required to adhere to enhanced hygiene protocols
  • Eating in dining halls will be in appropriate numbers
  • No visitors to the school will be allowed
  • There would be no mass gatherings and no sporting activities
  • Social distancing and the wearing of face mask are obligatory in our schools
  • Care will be provided to the sick to nurses assigned to the school
  • Enough school supplies will be distributed to all schools through the
  • Government is also making available 30 buses and 840 pick-ups vehicles to senior high school that did not receive vehicles in 2016.
  • Government would absorb the WASSCE fees of 13,837 students who would sit for the exams. 75.4million Ghana cedis will be spent on this.

W.H.O

According W.H.O asymptomatic patients, that is, those who have tested positive for the virus and are not exhibiting any symptoms after 14 days, “are not likely to be infectious and therefore are unlikely to be able to transfer the virus to one another.”

New Patient Discharge recovery policy has now been adopted by Ghana as some countries in European Union, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Honkong and Dubai.

  • As at Saturday 20th June, the total number of positive cases stood at 14,154 out of the 270,300 tests conducted.
  • Under the revised policy, 5,925 persons have been recovered and been discharged.
  • This brings the total number of recoveries to 10,473.
  • Number of active cases are 3,596.
  • 24 persons severely ill in hospitals and isolation centers.
  • 6 persons critically ill.
  • 4 persons on ventilators.
  • 85 persons have regrettably died.

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Solidarity Messages

The president thanked the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) for making their facility in Adweso available in the Ashanti Region and the catholic Bishops’ Conference for agreeing to use their facilities across the country for isolation centers in the fight against the Coivid19 disease.

He also expressed his appreciation to the Minister for Environment Science, Technology and Environment and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong who offered a seventy bed hospital in the Ashanti region as a Covid19 treatment center.

Appeal for funds

The president reiterated that, as result of the high cases in the greater Accra Region and the Ashanti Region, he would need investment in the following areas,

  • Addition ICU bed facilities in Greater Accra Region, more medicines, consumables and equipment and anew treatment center for Ashanti Region.

Condolences to Deceased Frontliners

President Akufo- Addo sympathized with the death of Dr. Owusu Boateng, a pediatrician in SDA hospital in Kwadaso, Kumasi, and Sophia Addo,  a nurse in Tarkwa who both died in the line of duty.

Message for the Media

The president concluded by urging the media to exhibit positive work by educating the public on the preventive measures against the Covid19 disease.

He also went further to plead with citizens to stop the stigmatization as it has led people from not wanting to be tested for the virus hence making unknown infected people agents of the spread of the virus.

He assured parents that, he would be the last person to risk the lives of their children and such effective measures have been put in place to stop the contraction and spread of the virus among their wards in schools.

Source: GHANAFEED.COM

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NDC Will Always Disappoint You, Vote For NPP And See The Difference – Bawumia To Ashaiman Residents

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged residents of Ashaiman in to vote massively for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the December 2020 general elections.

For them to see the change they seek in the area, Dr. Bawumia asked the residents to break their long held allegiance to the NDC and endorse the Akuffo-Addo government’s bid for a second term in office.

According to him, Ashaiman will continue to suffer if they keep entrusting their political destinies into the hands of the NDC.

He addressed a gathering of the Ashaiman Traditional Council as part of his campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region on Thursday, October 1.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Stay Off Our Land In Your Interest – Ga Chiefs Warn Akufo-Addo’s Secretary

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The Chiefs and People of La, specifically the Abafum Djaase clan have issued a strong warning to the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo, warning him to keep off their land in his own best interest.

The clan is furious over what they refer to as an illegal annexation of their land by the Executive Secretary to the President.

According to them, Nana Bediatuo, who is the owner of the Sandbox beach resort, a state-of-the art beach resort in Accra is also illegally laying claim to a parcel of land close to the resort.

The Abafum Djaase clan have accused Mr. Bediatuo of illegally pulling down a fence wall around the disputed property.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra, the leader of the Abafum delegation, Mr Jeffrey Tetteh warned Mr. Asante Bediatuo to stay off the land or else they will advise themselves.

Mr. Tetteh further cautioned Mr. Bediatuo to fix the fence wall he allegedly destroyed and stay away from that land in his own interest.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Be Transparent And Open To All Parties, The Complaints Are Becoming Too Much – Presby Moderator Cautions EC

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The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mantey has cautioned the Electoral Commission to ensure that it commits to fairness and transparency in its dealings with the Political parties.

According to the revered cleric, fairness and transparency is a very crucial ingredient in the management of the electoral process, and its absence could hamper our democratic process.

The man of God’s caution comes on the back of numerous complaints raised by the opposition NDC, and civil society groups as to alleged missing names on the voter’s register and other anomalies.

The moderator was speaking to Journalists on the sidelines of the induction ceremony for the Rev.Dr. Grace Sintim Adasi as the Principal of the Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education in the Asante Akim North municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The Reverend Minister, while admonishing the EC to be fair and transparent in their dealings with all the Political Parties, also cautioned the Parties to be fair in their criticism of the commission’s work.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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