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Pregnant women and some residents at Mepom in the Eastern region have abandoned the Mepom Health Centre due to poor services. Our Eastern regional correspondent, Prince Collins Bening says the residents and pregnant women are dissatisfied with the services by nurses at the facility hence their resolve to abandon the facility. The mid-wife at the facility according to reports abuses patients verbally when they visit the health centre.   Meanwhile, investigations are currently underway to ensure that the issues are resolved.
A mentally challenged woman whose name was only given as Hajia has committed suicide. It remains unclear what necessitated her action. Our Northern regional correspondent, Prince Kwame Tamakloe said Hajia was seen hanging on a mango tree at a Presbyterian Basic School.   The body has since been deposited at the morgue. 
A 20 year-old lady, whose name was only given as Hajia has dumped her baby in a toilet at Wassa Jirapa in the Western region. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Prince Obeng Nframa said the young lady who migrated to the town to seek greener pastures, was impregnated by a small scale miner  who has denied responsibility of the pregnancy and gone into hiding. According to him, the young lady received a call from her parents to return back home in Bawku and so she planned aborting the 9-month old pregnancy. He said the girl, who was due for labour on Tuesday morning, picked a bucket and delivered into it and later dumped the baby in the toilet. The loud cry of the baby he added, drew the attention of a good Samaritan who also drew the attention of some residents around-who help to open the pit to rescue the baby. The baby girl he added, survived and currently on admission at the hospital. Meanwhile, the mother who dumped the baby was arrested but later granted bail to enable her deliver the placenta.     She will report back to the police after she delivers the placenta and be processed for court, he added.
An acute water shortage has hit Adeiso and its environs in the Eastern region, our correspondent, Prince Collins Bening has reported. The situation, he indicated has now worsened as residents and students walk several miles in search of potable water. Some students he revealed have resorted to the use of sachet water due to the situation. Prince Bening said, ''the shortage is severe and some residents have resorted to desperate measures including the use of sachet water.'' He spoke to some residents who lamented that the situation has affected their daily activities. They have therefore appealed to government to intervene so they will have access to portable drinking water.   Meanwhile, the regional chairman for the area has assured residents that efforts are underway to resolve the situation.
Some residents at Sefwi Maafiya in the Western region have reportedly fled their homes to sleep in the bush following attacks on them by illegal miners who are mostly Chinese nationals. The residents have also accused the police and the military of collaborating with the illegal miners to carry out their activities. According to them, they can no longer go to farm or carry out their trading activities. Schools in the locality according to Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s correspondent, Christopher Anto have closed down.    
A 28 year-old boy Nana Yaw aka Weezy who went in for money rituals popularly known as sakawa but failed to abide by the instructions given him, has stabbed middle aged woman at Akache in the Volta region. According to the Head Pastor of Jesus Power Ministry, whose sister in-law was stabbed, Nana Yaw was instructed to sleep with a mentally deranged woman as part of the rituals to fortify and make him get money. He was however unable to meet the requirement, and reportedly went mad. Speaking in an interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Pastor Agya Daadie said the boy had his body tattooed as part of the rituals and because the tattoo was a covenant, and the boy failed, he went mad. According to him, he received a call informing him that, a boy has gone mad and his help was needed. ''I instructed them to bring him to the Volta Region but when they arrived, they met my absence so i instructed them to wait. However, as they were waiting, they failed to pay attention on him, and he picked an object and stabbed my sister-in-law.'' He has however affirmed that the sakawa boy has been delivered and his in-law also now in a stable condition.
A 50 year-old woman, Yaa Kate has committed suicide by hanging herself with a sponge at Nsuem near Amamfrom in the Eastern region. Reasons for committing the suicide according to an eyewitness account is not readily known but others are claiming that, she [deceased] was being haunted by a ghost. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, the eye witness, Emmanuel said the husband of the deceased retruned home from a journey and asked of the wife but no one knew of her whereabouts and so he [husband] decided to go home. Upon reaching home, he realized the door was looked. He called the wife but her phone was not going through. So he forced the door opened. After forcing the door opened, the husband found the wife hanging dead, Emmanuel added. According to him, a mixture which the deceased had extracted from some herbs and pills were found in the room.   The police was later notified and the body has since been deposited at the morgue.
A metro mass transit bus with a registration number As 3368-09 conveying some 80 Agogo Collins Senior High Students to Kumasi for an inter-schools sports competition caught fire on Thursday. Driver of the bus Yaw Amankwaa, narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the bus failed to spark when he made the attempt, and so, he got out of the bus and conducted a maintenance check on it. 'After  conducting the maintenance check, I went back into the bus and sparked it but I heard people shouting that the bus was on fire and so I rushed out, opened the engine and in a flash, I was pushed to the ground by the thick smoke from the engine, he said. According to him, he was not hurt. Some of the students on board the bus speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem said, they realized that smoke was   coming out of the bus so they rushed out of it only to see that the bus has caught fire. ''When we saw the smoke, we made the attempt to step out of the bus but our seniors told us to sit down but the smoke got worse and so we had no option but to rush out of the bus, one of the students said. All the students she added escaped unhurt.
Headmaster of Akweaman Senior High School, Mr. Kwami Atua Panyin has sacked almost all students of the School due to arrears owned by them. Teaching and learning for the past three days, has halted Prince Collins Bening our correspondent has said.   According to him, the situation has forced teachers to stop teaching as the number of students remained in the school are less.
A 14 year-old girl has been mobbed and attacked by a family on suspicion that she is a witch. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our correspondent, Abdul Razak said the victim whose name was only given as Jessica was dragged and brutally attacked. The incident occurred in the Brong Ahafo region where the victim resides. According to him, the victim who is now in a critical condition and on admission at the hospital was accused of killing a 13 year-old and some persons in the area.     No one has been arrested yet he Abdul Razak added.
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