- UNICEF has revealed that approximately 2,900 babies were born in Ghana on January 1, 2020
- In total, about 392,000 babies were born on the special day in the whole world
- In Africa, Nigeria, DR Congo and Ethiopia were estimated to have the highest births on the day
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed an estimate that says 2,928 babies were born in Ghana on January 1, 2020.
Citinewsroom.com reports that every year, UNICEF celebrates babies born on New Year's Day.
Reports indicate that the number of babies born in Ghana on the special day accounts for only a single percentage of all the babies born on the day around the globe.
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In total UNICEF reveals that approximately 392,000 babies were born in 2020 on New Year’s Day. Henrietta Fore, UNICEF's Executive Director, in a statement about the new year births of 2020 said:
“The beginning of a new year and a new decade is an opportunity to reflect on our hopes and aspirations not only for our future but the future of those who will come after us"
Henrietta Fore proceeded to add that:
“As the calendar flips each January, we are reminded of all the possibility and potential of each child embarking on her or his life’s journey—if they are just given that chance.”
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In Africa, Nigeria, DR Congo and Ethiopia were estimated to be the top 3 leaders in the number of childbirths on New Year’s day with 26,039, 10,247 and 8,493 births respectively.
Below are the number of New Year births in other countries:
India — 67,385
China — 46,299
Nigeria — 26,039
Pakistan — 16,787
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Indonesia — 13,020
The United States of America — 10,452
The Democratic Republic of Congo — 10,247
Ethiopia — 8,493
In other news, a lady identified on Facebook as Esi Akyen Ntiamoah has succeeded in scamming an expert scammer known as Naa Tia.
The smart lady Esi shared the story on her official Facebook handle, stating how it all started and how she was able to outsmart the expert.
According to Esi, Naa Tia was the one who started the conversation. She indicated that he mentioned to her he hailed from the Northern part of Ghana and has been helping many people to become financially successful.
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