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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.''
Twenty-five year old Daniel Agragi is battling for survival at the hospital after he was allegedly brutalized by some police personnel stationed at the Sofoline Police station in Kumasi. According to Daniel, he lodged a complaint at the police station over his stolen items but the police asked him to go home since they were not going to serve him. The police personnel accused him of being a criminal, hence they don't think his items could be stolen by anyone. Daniel Agragi insisted that his complaint be captured as the police are there to maintain law and order. This angered the police officers who allegedly pounced on the victim, lashed his back multiple times with canes and  booted him out after he had suffered severer bodily injuries. Speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem, his senior sister said his not a  criminal as alleged by the police officers. They are therefore calling for justice.  
A motorcyclist and repairer has died in a crash in Juaboso. The deceased was riding a motorbike which was brought to him for repairs by one Okwonkwo when he lost control and crashed multiple times into a ditch at around 8pm last night. The deceased suffered severer head injuries with severer blood loss. He was brought to  Sefwi Juaboso Government Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. The deceased is the 19th person to have died in a motor accident in the area.
The presence of many schools under trees in the Upper West Akyim District is posing a great threat to teaching and learning. Nkorkor Zion Primary School has been under trees for many years but the situation is worse now. Our Eastern Regional correspondent, Prince Collins Benning who has been following the development says, parents and teachers are appealing to authorities to address their concerns. Teaching and learning halts when it rains heavily in the area thus forcing pupils to abandon classes. Prince Benning added that, the number of pupils had reduced drastically following the challenges and difficulty they had to go through. The number of pupils currently on roll are twenty (20) as compared to the over 60 recorded formerly. Assemblyman in the area, Hon. Emmanuel Tetteh, traditional leaders have joined hands to call on government to construct a classroom block. Hon. Tetteh said a GETFUND project for the construction of a classroom block has been abandoned and has appealed for the project to be completed to aid teaching and learning in the area.
Residents especially females at Nkrankrom in the Western Region are living in fear as an unidentified mentally challenged man is threatening their lives. The residents claim the man hides in the bush and on their farms to sexually abuse their females. According to them, students mostly the females, in the area are usually attacked and abused by the mentally challenged man. The situation they say, has prevented students from going to school while the women have also refused to go to farm, for fear of being raped. The residents have therefore appealed to authorities to come to their aid to save their lives.  
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