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President Akufo-Addo Supports The Exportation Of ‘Akpeteshie’ As A Global Liquor

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is hopeful the packaging of Ghana’s local gin, popularly known as ‘akpeteshie’, can compete globally as a whisky on the international market.

Akufo-Addo was, however, quick to say he could not vouch for the taste and potency of the local gin since he abstained from alcohol several years ago.

Delivering his inaugural speech after being sworn into office, the president noted Ghanaians can now cut down on the importation of fruit juice due to the production of Eku Juice under the ‘One District One Factory’ initiative.

“I doubt that anyone would, ordinarily, mention akpeteshie, the local gin, as a possible item on the world market. I cannot vouch for its taste or potency, since I gave up alcohol many years ago, but I can say that the Made in Ghana and beautifully packaged “Apio”, I have recently seen, can compete in the most sophisticated markets in the world,” he said.

Akufo-Addo added: “In this same vein, I expect the locally produced Eku juice, one of the results of Government’s “One-District-One-Factory” flagship policy, to replace rapidly the imported fruit juices on the shelves of our supermarkets, not because anyone will so decree, but because the quality of the locally produced one is as good, if not superior.”

President Akufo-Addo noted that the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda can be achieved if citizens make good use of the enterprise and ingenuity of the youth.

“We produced, right here in Ghana, our own sanitizers, face masks, medical scrubs, gowns, liquid soap amongst others. We can, indeed, build a Ghana Beyond Aid, if we make full use, as we must, of the enterprise and ingenuity of our people, especially our young people.”

He said Ghana is on the way to becoming the most digitised economy on the continent due to exploits of the youth in the technological space.

“The prominent role being played by young people in the digitization journey of our nation is strong proof of the feasibility of this objective, and Ghana is set to become one of the most digitised economies in Africa in the next few years,” the president stated.

Source: AsaaseRadio

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Photo: Owusu Bempah Flaunts Luxury Apartment And Cars Days After Ibrahim Mahama Emptied His Account

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Embattled PRO for Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah has flaunted his luxury apartment and car on social media days after his account was supposedly emptied by businessman, Ibrahim Mahama upon a court order.

The Court had ordered the National Investment Bank (NIB) to transfer the amount of GHS310,000 to the businessman. The court also ordered that in case the amount in the account is less than the awarded amount, the account must be emptied.

In compliance with the court order, MyNewsGh reported that the account was emptied due to the fact that the amount in that account was less than the awarded cost.

The report further indicated that the lawyers of Mr Mahama are exploring the possibility of emptying Mr Owusu Bempah’s momo account to defray the awarded cost.

However, days later, Mr Owusu Bempah has taken to social media to prove that he is far from broke as he flaunted his luxury apartment and vehicle shortly before he attended the funeral proceedings of the late former president Rawlings.

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Ayawaso, Korle Klottey Record Highest Covid-19 Cases – Ghana Health Service

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The Ayawaso and Korle Klottey municipalities are recording the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the Ghana Health Service have said.

Director General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye said “in January alone we have confirmed…646 new cases from seventeen districts and eight regions.”

He noted, “Korley Klottey, Ayawaso are the key areas where we are reporting the cases.”

“Ashanti has thirty-two new cases in eleven districts. The Eastern region has nineteen cases in two districts, Western has sixteen cases all in the Sekondi-Takoradi. Upper East has fourteen cases in Bolgatanga municipality. And Northern region has four cases from Tamale metro.”

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All 16 Regions Now Have Active Covid-19 Cases – Ghana Health Service

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The Ghana Health Service has disclosed that the Coronavirus pandemic has hit all 16 regions in the country.

Addressing the press, information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah noted that the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions are the biggest hotspots.

According to him, situation has changed since President Akufo-Addo said during his 22nd national address to the nation that 13 out of the 16 regions in the country had recorded positive cases.

Ghana Health Service says as many as 695 new cases were recorded on the January 21, increasing the active cases from 3,286 to 3,525 and total case count of 61,498.

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