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A female sex worker based in the Brong Ahafo region (name withheld) has disclosed to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the sale of sperms is booming in the region. The sex worker indicated that the demand for sperms have boomed due to the demand from Mallams and suspected sakawa boys and occultists. In explaining how they get the sperms, she said, after sleeping with our clients, we keep the condoms used by the clients containing the sperms and later sell them for GHc200. She said, women are making a lot of money by collecting and selling sperm. The women collect sperms from condoms used by our clients.
The funeral arrangements of the late Promise Atsu Dayie-Dorkenoo who was shot dead by armed robbers opposite the Iran Clinic, Adabaraka has been scheduled to take place from September 21st-23rd, 2018. The late Mobile Money Vendor will be laid in state on Friday September 21st, 2018. The burial service and interment will be held on Saturday 22nd, 2018. The thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday at the Global Evangelical Church Bethesada Parish, South-La Estates, Accra. The late Atsu Dayie-Dorkenoo, a husband and father of three was shot dead after armed men gunned him down in August at Asylum Down in Accra. According to an eyewitness, two men arrived on the scene on a motorbike and begun arguing with Promise Atsu Dayi, a 41-year-old mobile money vendor who was conducting business in the area. The suspects proceeded to leave, then came back to the scene where they shot Dayi in the chest, said the witness. The suspects waited for the man to die before they fled the location, he said.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), has outlined guidelines for the creation of the new regions. As part of the preparations, a limited Voters Register will take place throughout the country as required by law. Addressing the media today [Friday], EC chairperson, Mrs Jean Mensa said as part of the strategy, the EC will zone the country into two zones. Zone One according to her will have their Limited Registration Exercise conducted online through the Commission’s Voter Management System (VMS). The registration will take place in the 47 District Offices of the Electoral Commission carved for the referendum. The EC boss announced that the registration exercise will take place from Sunday 16th September, 2018, to Tuesday 25th September, 2018 between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm each day including Saturdays and Sundays. Applicants are required to satisfy the criteria for eligibility as set out in C.I 91 Public Elections (Registration of Voters) Regulations, 2016 Regulation 1. According to the EC boss, applicants must be a Ghanaian, should be 18 years and above, should reside in the area where she/he wants to be registered as a voter. The applicant should also be a registered voter and must be the person he/she claims to be and also be qualified by law. Proof of eligibility includes Ghanaian passport, Ghanaian Driver’s Licence, National Identification Card (Ghana Card) and Voters ID Card (Non Biometric). The Commissioner as stated the role of agents and political parties and they include: political party agents may observe the registration process from 7am to 6pm daily and may challenge an applicant if they believe the person is not qualified to be registered and agents are not to interfere in the registration process. An agent can be asked to leave the registration centre if the registration officer feels he/she is obstructing the registration process. The EC has also adopted publicity strategy to ensure effective publicity and public education with regards to the first Limited Voters Registration Exercise. The second phase of the registration exercise will take place at the District Offices of the non-affected areas. This will also be done online through the Commissions VMS at the District Offices of the Commission. The dates and modalities would be announced later, she added.
Prices of chop boxes in the Sefwi Yawmatwa Electoral area in the Western region have increased astronomically due to the implementation of the free senior high school policy. The situation has made if difficult for some parents to afford the chop boxes for the wards who have been placed under the free senior high school policy. Following this, the Assembly Member of the area, Mr Abass Mohammed, has donated 800 chop boxes to students who have been placed as boarders under the double-track system. He has been commended by parents, beneficiaries and traditional leaders for his kind gesture, which residents say will go a long way to assist parents and students especially to go to school without hindrance. The residents in the area are predominantly cocoa farmers and because the harvest season is not due, majority of them, were unable to buy the chop boxes for their wards. Mr Mohammed in an interview disclosed that, his aim was to support the beneficiaries in accessing secondary education, which is now free, without any hindrance. He has pledged to provide any form of support to needy but brilliant students to ensure they get access to quality education. M
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.
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