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15 million Ghanaians could contract coronavirus – Research Scientist

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A senior Research Scientist and Lecturer at the Department of Medical Diagnostics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dr. Michael Owusu says 50 to 60 percent of Ghanaians are likely to be exposed to the deadly coronavirus if safety etiquettes are not properly observed with increasing cases of community transmission.

According to the Clinical Microbiologist, out of the country’s 28 million population, about 14 to 15 million people could contract the coronavirus.

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research(KCCR) Scientist, is predicting that the aged population in Ghana which is about 1.4 million representing five percent (5%) of the total population of the country according to the 2010 population census are likely to die if they decided not to adhere to the safety measure government and scientist have put in place.

He added, “We should also think into the fact that we can overwhelm the health care sector such that those who have malaria, those who will get accident and other people with underline conditions may not get a place to be attended to in the hospitals and we are likely to lose all these people. So the precautions of staying indoor and social distancing and limiting movements are very crucial at this moment’’ he stressed.

Dr. Owusu said, though lockdown is part of measures government must consider, it is not fully prepared for that because a lot of factors need to be put in place before.

“I lot has to go for a lockdown, from what I’m seeing I don’t think we are prepared. A lockdown involves a lot of thinking and structural planning to enable us to do this. A lot of people in Ghana are in the informal structure there are some who if they don’t go to market to sell they will not get anything. So the MMDCEs, and DCEs must begin to have a plan. Yeah, we can limit movement we must make people sit indoors if we have to give people incentive to stay indoors we must begin to do that’’ he suggested

He stressed ration of market days should also be considered to reduce congestion as part of measure to control the spreading of the virus in communities.

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that prices will automatically be adjusted whenever petrol prices increase by 10%.

The union says a 15% increase in transportation costs will be repeated whenever fuel prices reach 10%.

Richard Yaw Amankwah, GPRTU’s Deputy Secretary-General for Operations, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the union’s decision to estimate transportation costs and fuel prices was intended to benefit the industry.

“We have said that whenever the cost of petrol increases by 10% or more, we will increase fares,” he said.

“We are still looking at the cost. We are just wasting our time. “The same amount will be spent on travel expenses when it reaches 10%,” he told GNA.

On March 1, 2022, the prices of the previous petrol and diesel pump prices increased by 30 liters per liter, to GHC 8.20.
Some market experts predict that if nothing is done to reduce the cedi value of the dollar against the dollar, petrol prices could rise to GHC9.0 a liter.

The price volatility of petroleum products is due to the continued increase of Brent Crude in international markets.

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) predicted a 4% increase in petrol and diesel prices this week, citing cedi performance against the dollar as a major factor.

The IES has ruled that cedi is down 4.11 percent to close GHC6.85 to the dollar in the previous price window.

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) also predicts that prices for petrol, diesel and LPG by 4.6%, 3.4% and 2.5% will increase by 2.5% from March 1, 2022.

In the First Price Window of March 2022, it predicted that petrol and diesel would be GHC8.190 a liter and LPG would be GHC9.163 per kilogram.

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Government Workers: Potential Unpaid Salaries For The Next Three Months – Speaker Alban Bagbin Reveals Deep Secrets (+Video)

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Government Workers: Potential Unpaid Salaries For The Next Three Months – Speaker Alban Bagbin Reveals Deep Secrets

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has revealed that the government may not be able to pay salaries in the next three months.
The speaker said this was because of what he said was his knowledge.

Addressing Parliament, the Speaker urged Members of Parliament to show leadership in these difficult times. ”

“This is not to discourage the committee from carrying out its duties. If nothing is done within the next three months, the government may not be able to pay the salaries. ”

“So we have to take the leaders. We have to do a lot of things,” he said.

His concern comes amid labor unrest to improve working conditions and rising living costs, as the government struggles to secure an Electronic Transaction Levy, which he calls a major solution to the country’s many financial problems.

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