Daily Archives: March 25, 2020

Veep acknowledges adverse effects of COVID-19 on economy

Accra Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has acknowledged the adverse effects of COVID-19 on both local and global economies, saying it will result in low revenue mobilisation, as prices of crude oil slump on the world market. Dr Bawumia said this when he launched the Universal QR Code and Proxy Pay in Accra on Wednesday.

BoG urges stakeholders in financial sector to intensify education on electronic payments

Accra The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has encouraged stakeholders in the financial sector to intensify public education and sensitisation on the new electronic payment system including the use of Universal QR Code Payment Service and Proxy Pay for efficient and convenient payment. Speaking at the launch of the Universal QR Code and the Proxy Pay

Ministry to engage Government for stimulus support for tourism industry.

Accra Mrs Barbara Oteng Gyasi, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture said the ministry would engage government on a stimulus support system to cushion the tourism industry in the wake of the COVID-19. She said government recognised the immense contribution of the industry to the economy and would put in place measures to ensure

Include GPS in PPE provision, Prison PRO apSunyani A Deputy Superintendent of Prison (DSP) Johann Nii Narh Nartey, has appealed to Government to include the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) in the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). DSP Nartey, the Public Relations Officer of the Sunyani Central Prison Command made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News (GNA) in Sunyani, stating inmates and staff were at a very high risk to contract the disease because no PPE had yet been provided to protect them. He said considering the overcrowding condition at the prison cells, an outbreak of the COVID-19 would be disastrous because the prison designed with a capacity of 450 inmates, is currently housing 886 inmates. DSP Nartey said preventing the outbreak of the disease in a location like the Sunyani Central Prison is highly dangerous, especially without PPE and therefore pleaded with authorities to consider the GPS in the distribution of equipment and other necessary logistics in the fight against the spread of the COVID-19. He said the Command had placed Veronica buckets and soaps at vantage points for personnel, inmates and visitors to wash their hands regularly to prevent any infection. DSP Nartey announced the Command had again reserved a cell to isolate any inmate who would show any symptom of the COVID-19 to contain and prevent spread of the disease. He said the disease was posing occupational hazard to the personnel of the Service because they could easily be infected and also infect the members of their families and communities. DSP Nartey said the inmates were aware of the COVID-19 and were periodically educated against the fear and panic about it. He appealed to philanthropists and benevolent organisations to assist the Command with enough PPE to save the inmates and the officers from being infected by the Coronavirus Source: Ghana News Agency peals

Unilever donates Lifebouy Anti-Germ Soap to GNA

The Unilever Ghana Limited on Wednesday donated four cartons of Lifebouy Anti-Germ Soaps to the Ghana News Agency as measure to protect journalists against the infection and spread of the a COVID-19 pandemic in the newsroom. Mr Henry Herbert Malm, Head of Communications and Sustainability, Unilever Ghana who presented the Lifebouy Anti-Germ Soaps to the