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A mentally challenged woman has given birth to a bouncy baby boy at Baffikrom, a community at Mankessim in the Central region. Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare told Nyankonton Mu Nsem that, an eyewitness, Madam Esi, who sell doughnuts said she was on her way to purchase some items to fry her doughnuts when she chanced on the woman. According to the eyewitness, she had to appeal to another passerby to go back home and get some cloth so they could wrap the newborn with it. Madam Esi told the reporter that the woman who was close went home to bring the cloth. The incident occurred yesterday [Thursday]. Efforts were made to reach relatives of the mentally challenged woman who later took her to the Roman Catholic Hospital in the area.
Residents at Agona East in the Central Region has expressed fear the in the rampant cases of social vices that has risen in their area and have further pleaded with the Ghana Police to come to their aid. Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem today (Friday), Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare said, some alleged criminals is said to be Sakawa boys have invaded the area and are claiming human lives in the area. They wake up to witness the dead bodies of people whose parts such as leg, head and genitals have been chopped off. They have pleaded with the police in the area to take drastic measures to bring these criminals to book, he explained. “If our plea is not heard, we would be compelled to find gadgets and security tools to rid the area of these criminals”, they complained bitterly. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
Some angry youth in Sawla in the Sawla-tuna-Kalba district of the Northern region have attacked the police station in the area following the arrest of a local executive of the ruling New Patriotic Party who was kept in custody following a confrontation with an officer over a woman. The arrested local executive is said to have launched an attack on the police officer for allegedly having an affair with his wife. According to the youth, the NPP constituency youth organizer, Adamu Sakara, caught the police officer whose name was only given as Ocloo Labister sleeping with his married wife Wednesday afternoon. They alleged that the wife who also works as Community Police at Sawla police station has been dating Ocloo for a very long time. The irate youth in the district were of the view that, it was in its place that, Adamu Sakara assaulted the policeman, and the police officer had no right to arrest him. Reporting on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5 today (Thursday), Northern Regional Correspondent, Prince Kwame Tamakloe said, at the Sawla Police Command, the irate youth invaded the premises with cutlasses and other harmful objects and broke all louvre blades and doors. Without bail by the police, these youth set the NPP Youth Organizer free, he added. The youth have also threatened that it would be bloody if the police arrest the Organizer again. The Police in Sawla have since reported the case to the Northern Regional Police Command and have called for reinforcement. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
River Oda at Anhwiankwanta in the Bekwae District has over flooded its banks following continuous heavy downpours which has destroyed over thirty houses and displaced over 105 persons. Residents claim the construction of a fishpond around the area, has resulted in the flooding which is troubling the residents over the past 3 years. Explaining, Rainbow Radio’s correspondent, Kwabena Amoateng said, the residents weren’t facing these challenges when there was no construction of a fish pond there. They have therefore pleaded with the leaders to speak with the owner of the fishpond to address this issue on their behalf. Speaking to the District Caretaker, Kyei Baffour said they have put some measures in place to address the issue to curb other disastrous unforeseen circumstances. Expressing his concerns about the issue, he urged the residents that they would take some drastic steps as soon as possible to solve this problem and expressed his deepest condolences to those who have lost their homes because of the heavy downpours. By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)
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.
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