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A pregnant woman in labour died tragically at Gor Kukani in the Zabzugu district because of delays in reaching a hospital due to a collapsed bridge.

The bridge collapsed after three-day of torrential rains when the river under it overflowed its bank.

The bridge links Gor Kukani and other surrounding villages to Zabzugu the district capital.

The woman, Nakoja Njonam Tigynam, was being taken to hospital in Zabzugu but the collapsed bridge delayed the trip to the hospital.

The deceased’s husband’s brother, Waaja Akwesi, told Citi News that Nakoja Njonam “was to deliver and was referred to the district hospital and on the way we had to cross the bridge but because of the level of the water, we delayed in crossing and upon reaching the hospital the baby died in her womb and later the woman also passed on and we brought her home and buried her.”

Other patients referred to the district hospital have also been stranded in the town.

Government’s intervention is sorely sought in the community which deals with the collapsed bridge annually.

“This is what happens anytime it rains for hours, people from Gor Kukani and other surrounding villages and Nakpali cannot cross to Zabzugu. We are appealing to the government to come to our aid by providing a bigger bridge that can contain the waters,” a resident told Citi News.

The negative effects also extend to economic activities.

“As it stands now we can not go to Kukpaligu market and even to Zabzugu if we need something to buy… We have things that we need to sell but we can’t cross.”

“The situation is dangerous, I was nearly swept away by the waters if not for God, I would have been no more. We are seriously affected. Six people are sick and are at home we can not take them to hospital, we don’t have canoes that we can use too and you can not also cross because the water is deep”.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) aspirants, who were disqualified in the Karaga Constituency, have filed an application for injunction to restrain the Karaga Constituency executives from participating in the NDC’s Regional Conference, which will take place on 1st September, 2018 in Tamale in the Northern Region.

Eleven disqualified aspirants in the Karaga constituency took the legal action against the Karaga branch of the NDC, Northern Regional Chairman of the NDC and the Electoral Commission.

The case is expected to be heard by the Tamale High Court on August 30, 2018.

DAILY GUIDE gathered that since 1996, there have not been any primaries in the Karaga Constituency.

Party executives from the constituency have always been nominated by the executives in the constituency to steer the affairs of the party.

Some party supporters decided to file their nominations but were disqualified under strange circumstances.

Some aspirants during the vetting process in Tamale were disqualified and asked to voluntarily resign from the party.

This angered some of the aspirants who physically engaged the NDC Northern Regional Chairman, Chief Sofo Azorka, in a fight at the premises of the party’s office in Tamale.

Baba Kamaldeen, one of the disqualified aspirants, told the media that party supporters were surprised to see names of old executives in the regional register which would be used for the regional election.

“As far as we are concerned, there have not been any election to elect constituency executives for the party and for that matter we do not expect to see any executive from the constituency participating in the elections.

NDC supporters in the Karaga Constituency have threatened not to allow the old executives to partake in the regional elections unless constituency elections are held to elect the officers.

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

In December 2016, a sod-cutting ceremony was performed by the former government led by President John Dramani Mahama for the construction of a state of the Arts market complex to replace the dilapidated Salaga market in Accra which posed a threat to traders and customers.

Majeed Waris is heading for a messy divorce after just 16 months of marriage as the Ghana striker is now being denied access to his son by his wife, Ghanasoccernet.com can exclusively reveal.

Ghana forward Majeed Waris has reported as FC Porto returned to work Monday at the Center for Training and Sports Training PortoGaia, in Olival. After a day off, Sérgio Conceição trained in the morning and afternoon as they began preparations ahead of the new season.

The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed has made a donation of GHC50,000 in support of the Real Tamale United (RTU) football club. RTU has been in relegation over the years due to technical and financial constraints. The Northern Regional Minister, presenting the money to the team’s management said, the donation was in line with his desire for the team to regain its Premiership status.

Seven Executive Members of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in Wa in the Upper West Region have resigned from the party, citing lack of leadership.

National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, has stated the executive of the party is not aware the Council of elders has decided on Alhaji Huudu Yahaya, an aspiring National Chairman as the “consensus candidate” for the position.

Former Northern Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Daniel Bugri Naabu has finally found his voice after his defeat at the party’s regional conference some months ago.

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