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A four year-girl girl, Precious Sarpomaa Boateng died after a wall collapsed in Soko a suburb of Sukura in the Greater Accra region. Two other children have also sustained serious injuries our reporter, Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi reported. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem he said, the three victims were on their way to buy cerelac wheat when the wall collapsed on them. According to him, the four year-old boy died on the spot whereas the two others sustained serious injuries. They are currently on admission at the hospital. Mother of the deceased boy speaking to Rainbow Radio said, the father came over to the house to pick the child to attend the naming ceremony of his [father’s] new born baby. According to the woman, although she was no longer married to the deceased father, she could not prevent him from picking up his daughter.      
A 22 year-old final year student who is preparing to write the Basic Certificate Examination (BECE), Stephen Oppong has met his untimely death after falling into a ‘galamsey’ pit in the Western region. The student of Nsayamu Junior High School (JHS) according to Rainbow Radio’s Christopher Anto, died on the spot after falling into the pit. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, he said, Oppong was an illegal miner and died in the course of his work. Other colleagues who were working with him rushed to seek for help but he was dead before they arrived. The body has since been deposited at the morgue.    
Chaplin of the Kumas Central Prison, Rev. Canon Paa Kwesi Ansah, has revealed an acute shortage of medicines has hit infirmaries of Prisons across the Ashanti Region. According to him, the situation which has been frequent,  is affecting healthcare delivery to inmates of prisons in the region. Rev. Ansah blamed the shortage on insufficient budgetary allocation from the government. The Chaplin speaking at a short ceremony to receive foodstuff and cosmetics from a philanthropist, indicated that officers are sometimes forced to use their own money to buy drugs for the inmates. The items worth GHC30,000 was donated by the owner of St Monica’s Company, Mama Serwaah Nyarkoh.    
A building has collapsed on Maame Akua Kerah, 85 and her grandson Akwasi Boadi at Akyem Ofoase in the Akyemansa district of the Eastern region. The incident has shocked residents because according to them, there was no heavy downpour or strong wind which may have caused the incident. The 85 year-old woman according to Teacher Ntow who reported the incident was pronounced dead on arrival at the St. John’s Clinic at Akyem Ofoase. The grandson is currently on admission at the same facility receiving treatment.    
A man believed to be in his 50s Kojo Braimah, has committed suicide by hanging himself to death at the Agona West Constituency village of Oboyambo in the Central Region. An eyewitness who narrated the story to Rainbow Radio said Mr. Kojo Braimah had earlier on informed his wife, Madam Abena of his plans to travel but did not tell exactly where he was heading for. Later on Monday noon, the wife found her husband dead, hanging  in his cocoa farm. She then rushed home to report the unfortunate incident. The police has since picked up the body ahead of further investigations.       By: Daniel Asuku
Calm has returned to Sayeegu and Samburik communities near Nakpanduri in the Bunkprugu Yunyon district of the Northern Region after the Northern regional Security Council deployed personnel of the Ghana police service and the military service to the areas, to maintain order. It could be recalled that about four persons were killed and several torched houses burnt in  renewed clashes between the Sayeegu and Sambiruk communities near Napkanduri in the Northern Region, forcing some residents to flee the two communities to nearby Togo. Meanwhile Rainbow Radio's Prince Kwame Tamakloe reporting from the communities revealed that, calm has returned to the communities and some residents who fled as a result of the clashes, have started returning to their various homes. However, police and military posts have been mounted in the two communities to ensure lasting peace and order in the Sayeegu and Samburik communities. By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
President Nana Akufo-Addo’s Metropolitan District Chief Executive (MCE) nominee for Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region has been rejected by Assembly Members.   The Municipal Chief Executive nominee, Alhaji Alidu Seidu, failed to get two thirds of the votes of the Assembly members during his confirmation on Friday. Eight of the 15 Assembly members voted ‘No’ while seven noted ‘Yes.’   The Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah who was at the ceremony had admonished the Assembly Members to vote massively for him however, his plea was brushed aside and the nominee rejected.   Meanwhile, he is currently in a meeting with the Assembly Members our reporter has said.
A 5 year-old boy, Kwame Frimpong who lives with his parents at Prestea Mankessem in the Western Region attempted poisoning his 6 months old brother, Kingsford. Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, Abrewa Nana an eyewitness said, the 5 year-old boy acted out jealousy. According to him, the parents used to pamper him until they gave birth to his junior brother. He said, ''the boy attempted poisoning his 6 month old brother but was caught in the act. He acted out of jealousy. The parents used to pamper him until they had their second child and so, he [Frimpong] became jealous and decided to poison his brother.'' The parents took him to the police station but were advised to seek psychiatric treatment but reports showed there was nothing wrong with the boy.   They were further asked to seek spiritual assistance and the pastor recommended that, they should continue pampering him like they used to do before delivering their second child.
Two people believed to be Nkonyas are reported dead in renewed clashes between them and their age-old rivals, the Alavanyos.   It remains unclear what triggered the attack but police say gunshots were fired from the Alavanyo side. The Kpando Divisional Police Commander Superintendent Prosper Ahlijah in an interview with Accra based Joy Fm said:  “two people were shot dead and two injured at Nkonya Ahenkro around 7 to 8’Oclock in the evening. It was an attack from the Alavanyos”   Asked to confirm if the attack came from the Alavanyos, Supt. Ahlijah said: “The soldiers on the ground, they were monitoring events because the attack was coming from that direction.”
Renewed clashes between Chakosi and Bimoaba ethnic groups at Bumburiga has left some 500 residents homeless.The fighting has left two persons with gunshots wounds and many houses destroyed by fire.The violence according an eyewitness  begun at about 4am in Laaritanga where many Bimoabas were severely beaten in a fight last year over fishing in the Kpempi river, a water head of the Oti river.Reports has it that the  Bimoabas raided houses of the Chokosis with guns, spears and sharpened sticks and set them on fire whiles they were still asleep amidst sporadic shooting.The Bimobas allegedly extended the ambush to about five communities including Jagbanga, Jawari and Zanzori forcing all the chokosi residents to flee to Tosori and Kwabenakaposo near Wenchike.The attackers have also fled crossing the Oti river to neighboring Togo.A joint military and police force from Yendi have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.
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