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REPORT: Mayor for Sekondi-Takoradi-Kobina Sam Dies of Coronavirus



Mayor for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon Kobina Kurentsir Sam, has died today at the University of Ghana Hospital, Starr Fm reports.

According to the website, “a close aide to the mayor in an interview with Empire News’ Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan stated that his former Boss died of COVID-19.”

“The death of the mayor comes a few weeks after his personal driver tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. The Mayor’s driver who’s name was unknown was put into isolation but the mayor continued to report to work despite calls for him to self-isolate,” the website added.

Ghana’s total COVID-19 case count is at 10,856.


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Carlos Ahenkorah Admits Touring Some Registration Centers Despite Testing Positive For Covid



Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has admitted touring some registration centers in his constituency to see how the Voters Card Registration exercise was ongoing despite being positive for the Coronavirus.

Mr. Carlos revealed that, he toured the centers on Tuesday, 2 July, to see how preparations were ongoing in the compilation of the new voters register ahead of the 2020 Elections.

“I decided to see how some of the centers were just operating. So, I stepped out into town a bit. It didn’t mean I couldn’t go out. My test results had shown I was positive a week ago and after one week, my doctors said I could step out,” the Deputy Minister said.
“They [doctors] said I could go out, except that I needed to wear my mask and observe social distancing,” the MP further revealed.

He also said he was very mature and careful about his condition.

Earlier, there were claims in the media about the honorable receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital but he again debunked such rumors and said they were false.


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How To Spot the Differences Between The New And Old Voters ID Card



The Electoral Commission is currently in the process of compiling a new voters’ card ahead of the December polls.

This, according to the commission, is to help capture Ghanaians on the register because the old card has many foreigners and minors.

Many have been trying to spot the difference between the two cards. GhanaFeed has taken the responsibilty to help you differentiate between the two.

The old voters’ ID displays the Ghana flag at the top left corner. Under it comes the  polling station code followed by the voter identification number, the bar code, age, sex, the registration date and full name of the voter.  The photograph shows at the right side with a red background.

The new voters’ card however, has the logo of the EC at the top right corner and the Ghana flag at the on the opposite of the same top corner.

The middle part of the card displays the voter surname, Other names, Sex, Polling station Code, Voter’s identification number, Date of birth, and date of registration.

The new voters’ has a blue background for the photograph and then comes with a QR scan.


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796 Prisoners Granted Amnesty By President Akufo-Addo



In relation to the 1992 constitution in accordance with Article 72(1), it states that the President shall have the power to reprieve, grant pardons, respites or remissions of punishment tor to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of an offense.

Per the aforementioned, President Akufo-Addo has therefore granted amnesty to 794 prisoners in a way to decongest the prisons as part of measures to control the corona virus infections in the prisons as the safety in the conditions of the prisons were questionable.

772 convicts were first offenders, 2 of them sentenced to death had their sentences reversed to life imprisonment, 16 were very old prisoners and 4 critically ill prisoners.

Below is the statement to that effect:


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