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Some residents  yesterday evening, caught a highly respected man  at night having sex with a mentally challenged woman, at Sefwi Boodi in the Western Region. The suspect, Mr. Samuel Senkyire believed to be in his early 40s, was caught pants down penetrating the mentally challenged woman. When interrogated on why he indulged in such act, the man  said that this is not the first time he had had sex with mentally challenged woman. According to him, sleeping with the woman increases his wealth and forms part of rituals he is expected to carry out once every month. The residents who caught him threatened to send him before the chief of the town but he promised to give them money. He is reportedly married with three lovely children.  
The Wa Municipal Assembly has donated 25 bags of rice and 25 gallons of cooking oil to schools who travelled from various villages to reside at exams centers in the Wa township to partake in this year's BECE exams. The Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Issahaku Nuhu Putiaha presented this donation on behalf of the Assembly to the beneficiaries this morning at the various exams centers.  The MCE called on candidates to do their best to uplift the current percentage of BECE performance in the municipality which remains 40% for the past years. 55 schools are writing this year's BECE papers and the total number of candidates expected to take in this exams in the municipality are 2,500 candidates comprising 1,235 boys with 1,265 candidates being girls. As of the time the press visited the exams centers one person was reported absent. Meanwhile, the municipal director of Education, Madam Afusata express her happiness as the total number of girls out weigh the boys figure by 30 candidates which is the first time female candidates exceed the males in the municipality when it comes to BECE exams.  By: Saeed Fatawu.
Some traders in Assin Fosu have threatened a naked demonstration against the Assin North Municipal Assembly.   The traders had their stores and wares guttered bu a perilous fire has a year ago,  losing several thousands of Ghana cedis.   According to the traders, they have been neglected by the municipal assembly, after one year of 'sweet promises' made to them.   The traders says the fire has rendered them financially handicapped, with many of them finding it difficult to fend for their families.   The traders chanting war songs expressed their disappointment in government and have also threatened to boycott the elections come November 7, should go the polls ass proposed by the Electoral Commission (EC).   Meanwhile, the Assin North National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) coordinator, Mr. Godwin Owusu has called on the traders to hold their gun as efforts are far advanced to support affected victims.  
Sixteen year-old Sampson Preprah has reportedly committed suicide five days after hacking his father's hand off, at Manso Twupease in the Ashanti Region. It will be recalled that, Nyankonton Mu Nsem on June 1, 2016 reported that, the deceased after an argument with his father, Owusu Peprah hacked his [victim's] hand. The deceased had dropout out of school and has joined friends to engage in illegal mining activities popularly known as galamsey. He was reported to be an active smoker of Indian hemp popularly called 'wee'. His father on the said day, confronted his son to go back to school and stop working as an illegal miner. The deceased who was angered by his father's complaints allegedly hacked his hand with a machete and went into hiding. He was discovered by a farmer hanging dead on a tree Sunday morning. According to Abdul Malik Anokye, the deceased will in hiding called friends on regular basis to inquire about the health of his father. He is said to have expressed rumours for his action before hanging himself to death. The body has since been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.  
Fire has gutted a house Worakese in Ashanti Mampong and has claimed the lives of a man and his three children. The fire started at around 11 am through to 2am Thursday dawn. The victims according to reports filed by an eyewitness, were trapped in their bedroom as efforts to break into the metallic doors proved futile. The mortal remains of the departed were deposited at the Asante Mampong district hospital.
The economic hardship in the country has claimed the life of a young Ghanaian. The deceased was a resident of Afiduase at Koforidua in the Eastern Region. He was found hanging dead on a dead mango tree. It is largely speculated that, the deceased identified as Abass committed suicide by hanging himself with a nylon thread on the dead mango tree which from reports gathered, has been chopped off. Abass, an unemployed, returned from Togo three days ago with another friend after attempts to seek greener pastures failed. The deceased according to residents had complained bitterly of his economic situation and wished he was rather in prison than the experience he went through in Togo. According to a friend he spoke with before hanging himself, the deceased was frustrated and wanted things to work for him, hence he was not surprised that Abass hanged himself. Reports has it that, Abass went through very serious economic challenges while in Togo, with no job and a stable life. His body has since been deposited at the morgue awaiting autopsy.  
Healthcare delivery at Asikesu in the Upper West Akyim district is in a mess as the town has poor health facility with nurses worsening the plight of inhabitants. According to reports filled by Prince Collins Benning, the nurses there are not on time and absenteeism is high amongs them. The facility he said is not operated on weekends, a situation he added is making it difficult for residents to access healthcare. Traditional and opinion leaders and residents are calling on government to prioritize healthcare in the community by providing the needed logistics and resources to enhance delivery. They have also appealed to authorities to post only dedicated and committed nurses to the area.
The National Coordinator for Action Youth for Mahama has appealed to members and sympathizers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), to bury their differences and team up to rally their support to ensure a landslide victory for His Excellency John Dramani Mahama. Alhaji Baba Alhassan Mohammed made this passionate appeal at the launch of 'Action Youth for Mahama' in Kumasi. According to him, the achievements by the current NDC administration under President Mahama, is unrivalled hence party supporters must ensure total and massive victory for the party in the forth coming general elections. He said, the massive investment made in the road sector in the region alone, is massive as it is under President Mahama that government has asphalt more roads in the region. He charged members to spread the good works of President Mahama so they are able to win more votes to maintain the President in power. In his speech, chairman for the occasion, Hon. Kenneth Mensah an executive member of the NDC at Tarkwa Nsuaem, commended the group for their initiative. He added, party members especially executives should engage in rigorous campaign to ensure victory for the party.
A young lady popularly refereed to as area mama has committed suicide at Lower Manya Municipality precisely Kpong Zongo. It remains unclear why the young lady committed the suicide. Confirming the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, the Akuse Police Commander, ASP Francis Ackah said the police had a distress call that lady had committed suicide. According to him, the deceased hanged herself with a blue nylon rope tied to her ceiling in her room. ASP Ackah said information gathered by the police revealed that, the deceased at around 11:00am Saturday morning was seen cutting the nylon rope on their compound which she used to hang herself. He revealed, the family did not report the incident to the police when it occurred, but rather they [police] went to scene based on an intelligent report. The family of the deceased he added, are not forthcoming with information to assist the police. The deceased he said further, was faced with some problem  but her family are not willing to give relevant information to the police. He ruled out any foul but stressed that very soon, the police unravel the truth. The body has since been deposited at the Akuse Government Hospital awaiting autopsy.
Some angry women of Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo have invoked curses on the local government Minister Collins Dauda, General Secretary of the NDC Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku. The women also invoked curses on assembly members who they claim are about confirming one candidate for  confirmation for the position of DCE for Atebubu, at a time there’s no peace in the area. The candidate they claim, is from the camp of the Minister and the General Secretary of the ruling NDC. The election is expected to take place on Tuesday. They have invoked the powerful gods in the area to kill any assembly members and the leaders mentioned should they confirm the said candidate. According to them, the area does not belong to any of them so they should desist from influencing the assembly members from con firming the candidate. ''We the women in this area are now empowered and we will resist any attempt by anyone to impose anyone on us. If anyone of should vote for that candidate, may the god's strike you dead.''
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