It’s a pity there’s no competition in Ghana for the filthiest gutters, because I believe that some of the examples from Dansoman Estate, in Accra, would certainly be among the first prize nominees, if not the undisputed winners.
Activities commemorating the 30th anniversary of the landmark conference in Africa that gave birth to the idea and resulted in the UN declaring May 3 as World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), are well underway in the city where it all began, Windhoek, Namibia.
Ghana became the first country globally to receive a vaccine shipment from the COVAX facility – a global initiative that’s trying to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines – when 600,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine doses were delivered in February 2021. The country also received a total of about 360,000 doses from India and telecom giant MTN as donations. Ghana’s initial plan was to vaccinate 20 million residents, about two-thirds of the population, by the end of October 2021. But, like many other countries in the world, Ghana’s strategy has faced challenges. Godfred Boafo spoke to public health researcher Nana Kofi Quakyi to unpack some of these.
What’s been the progress of the country’s roll out plan?
Distribution was to start with a priority group. This includes frontline healthcare workers and security personnel, people aged over 60, those with known comorbidities, and some government officials.
This was one of four population “segments” that would be vaccinated in priority order. Pregnant women and children under 16 years would be excluded due to limited data from vaccine trials.
Having been born and raised in Asante Akyem Agogo, he experienced firsthand all the difficulties of living in a small town so when he finally attained a position where he could help, entrepreneur Ohene Kwame Frimpong didn’t think twice about going back to the place where his umbilical cord was cut.
The Head of the Madrasatul Daru Salam Arabic School at Koforidua Zongo in the Eastern Region, Mallam Abdallah Jibriel, has urged inmates of the Koforidua Prison not to allow their incarceration to douse the flame on their dreams.
The chairmanship of the International Presbytery of Fountain Gate Chapel has been handed over to Rev Daniel Asiedu to steer the affairs of the church, in a colourful ceremony which took place recently at the Desert Pastures in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
A marriage counsellor with the New Covenant Assemblies of God in Accra, Mrs Comfort Dzacka, has advised married couples to continue satisfying themselves sexually in order to spice up their marriages and prevent divorce.
With over 17,100 pizza outlets across the world, global pizza brand Domino's Pizza has finally brought its operations to Accra. The leading pizza brand had a successful launch of its first store on Easter Monday, 5th April 2021, located at the start of Oxford Street in Osu.
When I was a small boy growing up in rural Ghana, members of the women’s ministry in our local church would go to the town cemetery at dawn on Easter Sunday and start marching from there with loud singing through the main street, “He is Risen, He is Risen.”