- The president and his wife expressed their love on social media
- President Akufo-Addo has sent First Lady Rebecca a Val’s Day present
- The First lady responded calling her husband; “dearest”
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Valentine’s Day has a spice to it in Ghana. President Akufo-Addo and his wife, the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo exchange love messages on their Twitter handles on social media.
It started with an amorous tweet from the First Lady reading; “Thank you my hubby dearest”. This was after the president had presented her with a dummy heart filled with red and roses.
The president in his response read; “You’re welcome my beautiful Rebecca, happy Chocolate Day”.
Already, social media is washed with reactions to the presidential love birds as Ghana and the rest of the world celebrates the day of love.
In other news
The Tema Regional Police has reported the mysterious death of an officer named, DSP/Mr. Divine Asiam, at Ashaiman at Accra. According to reports, he was found with a gunshot wound at his residence about 7:45am on 14th February 2021 and was taken to the Police Hospital, but died shortly on arrival.
Even though perpetrators are yet to be fished out, police officials have called for calm as investigation begins. "Crime scene officers have been notified and are proceeding to the scene. Further development will be communicated," the police revealed.
The Ghana Medical Association has revealed that more children and babies are contracting Covid-19. With cases increasing, there are some concerns for vulnerable populations as children to be vaccinated of the pandemic.
Speaking on Joy News Newsfile, Director-General of the Ghana Standards Authority, Dr. Alexander Dodoo insisted that despite the surge in Covid-19 cases, children, lactating mothers and pregnant women will not be vaccinated.
He further revealed that those with a weak immune system, allergies and underlying health conditions will not be inoculated as well. Ghana is expecting about 19 million vaccine doses by the end of March 2020. Authorities have assured that the vaccine will be put to good use especially as cases continue to skyrocket.
Payment of fines
The Accra and Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly together with the Ghana Police Service, are imposing fines of 20 cedis on road users and traders who flout the mandatory mask-wearing mandate ordered by the President. Ghana’s urgent current Covid-19 situation Ghana has so far been added to the list of highly risky countries with a variant of the pandemic.
President Akufo Addo has introduced new restrictions - all wedding, parties and outdoor events are banned. The Police survive has also been deployed to clamp down on Ghanaians flouting the mandatory mask-wearing directive.
Meanwhile, Ghana is expected to receive its first batch of 2.4 million vaccines by March, This will spark the first batch of inoculation even as the President aims to inoculate the entire population of 30 million.
Figures from the Ministry of Health shows a spike in daily numbers since December – this has been linked to indiscipline, flouting of covid-19 protocols and the elections.
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