First Quarter Town Hall Meeting held by the Ahanta West Municipal Assembly at the Municipal Assembly HallFirst 2021 townhall meeting

The Ahanta West Municipal Assembly has it’s 1st General Assembly of the Second Session of the 8th Assembly on the 27th and 28th of April 2021.
Important activities on the agenda were
1. A presentation on the preparation of the Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP) for the period 2022 to 2025.

2. An award to Henrietta Mary Eyison (Hon.), the Municipal Chief Executive by Ambassadors for Peace and Justice Foundation Ghana as the best performing MCE/ Municipal Assembly in the Western Region for the year 2019/2020.

Following the recent spike in the second wave of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Ahanta West Municipal Public Health Emergency Committee headed by the Municipal Chief Executive met with Queens, Kings, GPRTU, and key Stakeholders of the Agona Nkwanta Market to deliberate on the best practices to help curb the spread of the virus.

Ghana’s COVID-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.

Since Jan. 5, the number of active cases has risen to 1,924 from about 900, Akufo-Addo said in a speech. There are now 120 severe cases, up from 18 a week ago.

Ghana is not yet close to a peak seen during the first wave of infections in the middle of last year, but could quickly reach that level if cases keep rising at the current rate.

If they do, the president said he would impose another partial lockdown, despite worries about what that would do to one of West Africa’s largest economies.

“Our COVID-19 treatment centres have gone from having zero patients to now being full because of the upsurge in infections,” the president said. “At this current rate … our healthcare infrastructure will be overwhelmed.”

Across Africa, a second coronavirus wave is infecting twice as many people per day than at the height of last year’s first wave and has yet to peak, according to the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

The rise has raised concern across the continent where, unlike in Europe and the United States, cash-strapped governments have been unable to secure supply deals with vaccine manufacturers, putting the onus for now on containment.

Akufo-Addo said details about access to vaccines and a rollout plan would be announced “very soon”.

He said that some people arriving from abroad had tested positive for “new variants” of the virus, without giving details.

Last week, Gambia recorded its first two cases of the highly infectious coronavirus variant first found in Britain, in what appears to be the first confirmation of its presence in Africa.

“Work is ongoing to determine the presence and extent of spread of the new variants in the general population,” Akufo-Addo said.

Reporting By Christian Akorlie; Writing by Edward McAllister; Editing by Peter Cooney, ACCRA (Reuters)

This is to encourage all Ghanaians to pay serious attention to their surroundings to avoid diseases.

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has officially declared Nana Akufo-Addo as the winner of the 2020 presidential elections.

Akufo-Addo has been reelected for a second term with 51. 59% of votes, beating out former president John Mahama of the NDC.

He was re-elected for a second term with 6,730,413 votes. Mahama received 6,214,889 votes, or 47.36%, making it a tight race between the two, as many had predicted.

Although one region’s final vote has yet to be accounted for, the EC says at this point it would not change the outcome.

According to the Electoral Commission, there were 17,027,641 registered voters with few election-related mishaps such as missing names, or misplaced polling stations.

Since polling day, 13,434,574 votes were counted in 48 hours, representing 79% of the total registered voters.

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The EC added that it was the first time in the history that the country’s elections were funded without external assistance

This year’s theme for celebration is ‘Agribusiness Development under COVID-19 – Opportunity and Challenges.”

The Ahanta West Municipal Assembly Held it version of the National Farmers Day Celebration at Mpayinasa andit was a well attended event.