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Mr. Boateng, a former Volta Regional Secretary of the NPP was disqualified alongside three other aspirants by the vetting committee chaired by Mr. Bob Charles Agbontor in March 2018. He thus filed an ex-parte motion in which he stated that he was unfairly disqualified from the contest and the court, presided over by Justice Eric Baah granted the injunction on Friday. The plaintiff in an interlocutory injunction application dated April 16, 2018 stated that the party’s regional and national hierarchy failed to respond to a petition he presented over two weeks ago against his ‘unfair’ disqualification, prompting him to exercise his right through the court. He told Graphic Online moments after the court ruling that he only got to know of his disqualification on Whatsapp, a social media application on March 30 which was later confirmed to him by the chairman of the vetting committee, Mr. Agbontor, with no reason assigned.
Some eight bedrooms have burn into ashes after a total of 23 bedrooms apartment caught fire at Ahenbronum in the Old Tafo Municipality in the Ashanti region yesterday [Monday] at around 9pm. The landlady, Madam Akua Ako, fainted at the spot on hearing the sad news and has been hospitalised. One of the tenants said they have lost hard cash to the tune of GHC 3, 400. Reporting from the scene, Rainbow Radio’s Kwabena Amoateng said, No life was lost in the inferno.
Some angry residents at Brekum in the Brong Ahafo region are up in arms against the Assemblyman and opinion leaders over a decision to demolish some ghettos suspected to be occupied by wee smokers and criminals. The sale and use of wee which is originally known as marijuana, is making it uncomfortable for residents, leaders have said. However, the occupants in these ghettos have vowed to resist the demolition claiming it is not the solution to ending the sale and use of wee and other hard drugs. One of the occupants [name withheld] told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that authorities should rather focus on creating jobs for the unemployed youth than demolish ghettos. He said, ‘’this not the solution to the problem. If you demolish the ghetto, you will not take the land away. The boys will still come and smoke or buy marijuana.’’ One other occupant said, the demolition is much I do about nothing because the ghettos are not used for criminal activities as alleged by some people.
Residents at Ausokoo in the Eastern region, are in search of a contractor who allegedly collected GHc400 from them under the guise of constructing portable toilets for them. The contractor is said to have dug manholes at the backyard of those who were able to pay the GHc400 but has since gone into hiding. The dug out holes the residents say have become death traps. Rainbow Radio’s Prince Collins Bening reporting on Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, the contractor introduced the project to the Assemblyman, Hon. Ansah Ntoh and the chief, Barimah Kwame Ofori. He was later given the green light to initiate the project. However, he is nowhere to be found after digging the manholes. According to the chief, the traditional leaders summoned a representative of the contractor [name unknown] and have directed him to inform his boss to appear before them to explain why the project has halted.
A five year-old boy has died after he fell into a hot millet porridge being prepared for sale by his grandmother at Anyinam in the Western region. The incident occurred on today [Thursday] at 6:30 am in the morning, Rainbow Radio’s Christopher Anto said. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Christopher said, the minor died on the spot after falling into the porridge which is popularly known as ‘Hausa Koko'. According to him, the deceased minor could not even scream for help after falling into the hot porridge. He also indicated that grandmother of the deceased, whose name was only as Hajia, was taking her bath when the incident occurred. She came to meet the lifeless body of the boy, he added. The police he said have kept in custody the woman pending further investigations whereas the deceased has buried.
A man believed to be mentally unstable has stabbed a pregnant woman at Sreso in the Brong Ahafo region. The victim, whose name was given as Amuzu Grace, is currently on admission at the Holy Family Hospital receiving treatment. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Abdul Razak, said the mentally unstable man stabbed the woman in the rib unprovoked. According to him, the victim fell after the incident and was rushed to the hospital for medical care. Abdul Razak added, nobody made an attempt to get close to the mentally unstable man after the incident occurred on Thursday.
Residents at Adegyama Akwei Allah Farms, a settlement along the Kumasi-Sunyani highway, were left in shock on Tuesday when fire gutted a house burning virtually everything into ashes except two Qur'ans. Giving an account of how the incident occurred, Hajia Salamatu, a victim said she was called shortly after leaving the house to visit her mother at Abuakwa. On arrival, she met personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service quenching the fire. Apart from the two Qur'ans, everything inside her room got burnt including the briefcase in which the Qur'an was kept. The cause of the outbreak is yet to be established and the service has commenced an investigation into the outbreak. The two Qur'ans have since been in possession of the Kumasi Islamic Senior High School assistant headmaster, Mr. Ibrahim, who picked them up at the scene. Speaking with Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM, Mr. Ibrahim said, the unburnt Qur'an shows Allah's wonders concerning his word. He has therefore urged believers to be strong in keeping the faith. By: Abdul Majid
Residents at Bawjiase have called on the Kasoa Police Command to intervene in the use of unregistered motorbikes by suspected criminals in the area. The residents told Rainbow Radio that, the riders use their unregistered bikes to organize crimes in the night. They have since called on the police to take immediate steps in addressing the situation. Reporting the incident, Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare said the residents are living in fear over the matter.
A forty year-old waakye seller, Maame Bintu, is in the grips of the Tarkwa police command for allegedly pouring boiled water on her rival in the Western region. The victim according to Rainbow Radio’s Odeshieba Kwadwo Wusu, is in a critical condition. Narrating the incident on Nyankonton Mu Nsem, Kwadwo Wusu said the incident occurred following an argument over a missing Nokia phone.
The best farmer for Ga South Municipal Assembly, Mr. Kofi Avonyo says although he is unlettered, farming has been a fulfillment for him.   He told Rainbow Radio’s Fiifi Ankomah that he took over his father who was also a great farmer and dedicated his time to farming.   Farming he said has really paid off for him and would encourage young people to embrace farming, and take over from their parents to ensure that, the farming business does not die with their parents.   He admonished government to work on the deplorable nature of their roads within Denkyira and other adjoining communities. The community he noted also needs light and has called on authorities to ensure they get a fair share of the national cake.   On his part, the MCE for Ghana South, Chief Joseph Nyani, said the award ceremony was the first of its kind and promised that it would be improved in subsequent years.   The youth he noted must be encouraged to go into farming. Farming in his view is a business depending on how well you will do it.   As part of efforts to create jobs in the sector, government has invested heavily in the agric sector for especially the youth, he said.
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