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It has been an eventful year, full of ups and downs. As the country tried to combat the adverse effects of the COVID-19 virus, a new government and a new parliament were inaugurated, there was certainly a series of very interesting events.

These were well documented and reported as they occurred. Out of the list, these top the charts on www.ghanaweb.com and they have been compiled to give our esteemed readers a recap.

Coronavirus: hydrogen peroxide provides immediate protection – Pr Ayettey

A former rector of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emeritus Andrews Seth Ayettey earlier this year, in January 2021, recommended the use of hydrogen peroxide as immediate protection against coronavirus.

According to him, the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide had been proven given the fact that some frontline nurses who used it and treated patients had not contracted the virus.

“In our ongoing observational studies, we became even more convinced of the effectiveness of this solution, realizing that eight frontline nurses from the COVID-19 management team at a district hospital using peroxide d hydrogen had not contracted the disease and had tested negative. since May 2020.

In comparison, 62 of their colleagues not using peroxide had contracted the disease by the end of December 2020, ”said Professor Ayettey.

Find the full story as published on January 22, 2021

Hydrogen Peroxide Offers Immediate Protection – Prof Ayettey

Ministerial list: here are those that have been abandoned, maintained and reworked – Report

After some dramatic events to pass after the 2020 elections, President Akufo-Addo had to make a difficult decision on which group of people he would like to join his government as ministers.

So it was a reshuffle, a reshuffle, and in some cases, a kick. Some former ministers were kicked out, others saw their ministries changed, and others got new appointments as ministers.

Prior to the publication of the official list, some names had emerged as possible candidates in the process of reshuffle and reappointment.

Former Minister of Education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (Napo) Mr Amewu and former Deputy Minister of Education Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum and Dan Botwe have all been mentioned in this list ministers to be transferred to other ministries.

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Roads, Kwasi Amoako Atta, Ministers of Communication and Information, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful and Kojo Oppong Nkrumah respectively, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen, and Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey also saw her names emerge as successful ministers at the time.

For freshmen, we had names like Former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Deputy Chiefs of Staff Francis Asenso Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor, Works, Housing and Sanitation , and the ministries of lands and natural resources respectively mentioned as new additions.

Below is the story as published in January 2021

Ministerial list: here are those that have been abandoned, maintained and reworked – Report

Widow of former Ayawaso West Wuogon MP dies of coronavirus

Joséphine Baiden Agyarko, widow of former Ayawaso West constituency deputy Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, died of complications from COVID-19 in the second month of the new year. She was undergoing treatment and appeared to be doing well until a relapse, resulting in her death on February 6.

Family members who spoke to MyNewsGh.com who reported the incident have asked for privacy to mourn.

She was one of the many personalities who succumbed to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana.

Read the full article as published in February

Widow of former Ayawaso West Wuogon MP dies of coronavirus

The world’s largest plane lands in Ghana

The world’s largest aircraft, “Antonov An-225 Mriya”, landed at Kotoka International Airport in Accra on July 7, 2021.

The Antonov An-225 Mriya, which was one of only two ever built, is the only one in service, according to Aviation Ghana.
The plane took off from Leipzig and landed successfully at KIA shortly after 4 p.m. on July 7, 2021.

The arrival of the aircraft gives credit to the fact that Kotoka International Airport in Ghana is capable of accommodating all types of aircraft.

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The world’s largest plane lands in Ghana

10 government officials not wanted in Akufo-Addo’s 2nd term – NPP group makes the list

On January 1, when the transition to a new government still under Akufo-Addo ended, a pressure group affiliated with the ruling New Patriotic Party, the Patriotic Reform Movement, emerged with its list of officials to be expelled.
According to them, a sample of opinions of 2,500 party supporters across the country suggested that some ministers were wanted on the new government list in order to maintain the prospect of retaining power in 2024.

“Such people will cause widespread apathy and cause members to stay away and, in severe cases, quit the party. 2,500 party members were interviewed in Ghana’s 16 regions and ten particular names were often mentioned, ”the group said in a statement.

Kan Dapaah – Minister of National Security, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye – Minister of Fisheries, Daniel Titus Glover – Deputy Minister of Transport, Anthony Karbo – Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Madame Frema Opare – Chief of Staff, Samuel Atta Akyea – Minister of Housing, Kwasi Amoako Atta – Minister of Roads and Highways, Professor Frimpong Boateng – Minister of Environmental Science and Technology, Yaw Osafo Maafo – Principal Minister, Simon Osei Mensah – Ashanti Regional Minister, was on the list.

Find the full story below as published on January 1, 2021:

10 government officials not wanted in Akufo-Addo’s 2nd term – NPP group makes the list

Captain Smart using service passport issued in 2017 – Owusu Bempah alleges

Godsbrain Blessed Smart Yirenkyi, commonly known as Captain Smart, uses a service passport despite being an ordinary citizen who is not entitled to it.

This is an allegation that was made in the August 30 edition of Net2 TV’s “The Seat Show”, where the host and his guests produced the bio page of said passport.

Host Kwaku Annan was in the studio with Ernest Owusu-Bempah of the Ghana Gas Company and Hopeson Adorye, a failed parliamentary candidate from the New Patriotic Party, NPP.

Key details of the document revealed that it was released in November 2017, which assumes it was released under the current government, and is set to expire in November 2022.

“Under what circumstances has an ordinary citizen like Captain Smart obtained a service passport,” Owusu-Bempah asked, threatening to go to the police criminal investigation department for the matter.

Read the full article as posted below on August 31, 2021

Captain Smart using service passport issued in 2017 – Owusu Bempah alleges

Koku Anyidoho’s wife recounts how she was fired and her luggage thrown out of the marital home

The wife of former NDC secretary general Koku Anyidoho in February this year opened up about what she described as unfortunate incidents occurring in her marital home.

Jennifer Boahemaa Yeboah alleged in an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb that after months of emotional abuse and neglect by her husband, Mr. Anyidoho had kicked her out of their home.

It will be recalled that Mrs. Jennifer was involved in a car accident in November last year which resulted in the loss of their 8-year-old daughter.

She added that Mr Anyidoho had abandoned her after the accident, taking their only surviving son because he blamed her for the death of their daughter.

Read the full article as published on February 25 of this year:

Koku Anyidoho’s wife recounts how she was fired and her luggage thrown out of the marital home

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