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12-year-old boy killed in a collapsed church

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The young boy got trapped and killed when the church walls fell

Torrential rains and violent winds in Mafi-Kumase in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region has left many homeless and killed a 12-year-old boy when a church building collapsed on him.

The rains visited the district visited unannounced ripping off the roofs of homes, collapsing buildings and breaking trees in the area.

The 12-year-old, Mathias Gbleza and some of the residents of the area saw a safe haven in the mud church and sought refuge, but unfortunately, young Mathias was trapped and killed when the church walls fell.

The mother of Mathias could not hide her grief when she confirmed the death of her son to TV3’s Komla Klutse.
he was carried away by the running water only for them to find his clothes in the church building. Upon further search, he was found among the debris from the broken wall.”

Victims of the storm are still counting their losses and some putting up with unaffected family and friends and are also calling on the Assembly to come to their aid.

Speaking to the Member of Parliament for the area, Hottordze Alexander Roosevelt, said “the situation is overwhelming and calling for external support.”

“I had intended to look out for support but the unfortunate thing is that my MP development account is in red now but I will move round to source some funding and offer them some support.”

The District Assembly and the District NADMO office also say they are constrained and are unable to help at the moment.

The District NADMO Officer said, “the estimate we are working on is about GH¢315,000 to re-roof some of the ripped off buildings especially school buildings and then some individual houses and also buy relief items for the affected victims.”

“Looking at the level of destruction, what NADMO has nothing now can not do nothing and it will be dangerous to introduce anything into the system,” he added.

The Assembly said it will resort to issuing a directive which will require anyone wanting to build to obtain a building permit from the Assembly in order to prevent people building on waterways.

Source: 3 News

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VIDEO: Computer Man begs Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP

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Prophet Eric Amponsah, (Computer Man)

• Prophet Eric Amponsah has pleaded with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as IGP

• According to Computer Man, COP Kofi Boakye has the capacity to deal with crime-related activities recorded in the country

• He made the appeal while sharing his views on recent crimes witnessed in Ghana

The Founder and Leader of Hope Generation Ministry, Prophet Eric Amponsah, has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Nathan Kofi Boakye as the next Inspector General of Police.

Speaking in an interview with Oman Channel sighted by Ghanaweb, Prophet Amponsah touted the Head of Research and Planning for the Police Service as the only person viable of leading a police service capable of dealing with the recent rise in crimes.

“I will appeal to the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Danwka Akufo-Addo to appoint COP Kofi Boakye as IGP. Maybe COP Kofi Boakye between 2014 and 2016 supervised some arrests in the Ashanti Region which may not have augured well. But the only thing that can make Ghana peaceful and end armed robbery is COP Kofi Boakye. You can mark it on a wall,” Computer Man stated while sharing his view on the recent robbery cases including two separate attacks on bullion vans.

Armed gunmen on Monday, June 14, 2021, attacked a bullion van at Jamestown in Accra.
The robbers after staging the attack in which they made away with some undisclosed amount left dead a police officer who was on escort duty in the attacked van and a trader who was a resident in the vicinity.

On the next Tuesday after the Jamestown attack, another bullion van robbery incident was staged on the Accra -Winneba Road.

Unlike the Jamestown incident, the Accra-Winneba Road attack was unsuccessful as the robbers failed to stop the van despite their firing of several gunshots.

The two broad daylight robbery attacks coupled with other gun-related crimes recorded over the past few weeks has led many Ghanaians to raise concern over the level of security in the country.

Some Security Analyst including Mr Adam Bonaa have called for the resignation of the current Inspector General of Police.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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VIDEO: Fire guts warehouse at Madina

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Fire has gutted the warehouse of Lesfam Company Limited, a beverages distributor at Madina Ritz Junction in Accra.

The fire incident occurred in the late hours of Sunday, June 20, 2021 during a downpour in the area.

The cause of the fire, which destroyed goods worth thousands of cedis, is yet to be known.

Witnesses looked on helpless as the fire ravages property at the warehouse.

All attempts by residents to douse the fire proved futile as the fire was too strong to douse.

However, personnel from the Ghana Fire Service came to the scene to put out the fire but did not have it easy.

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Ghanaians on social media hound Rebecca Akufo-Addo over husband being ‘sleepless’

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo

What looked like a romantic father’s day message to her husband, President Nana Akufo-Addo, turned sour as Ghanaian social media users directed their anger on first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.

She took to social media Sunday to praise her husband on father’s day and expressed how proud she was that Nana Akufo-Addo was working to make things work in the country.

“Over the last four years having watched and prayed for my husband as father of the nation, I have had a close view of the sleepless nights, the countless overstretches and the physical strain to make this country work,” she stated in his article.

Madam Akufo-Addo added, “President Akufo-Addo remains a father we all would be proud of.”

But the above message which was part of her goodwill message to the president has infuriated most Ghanaians who believe the nation is not on the right track, owning to the fact the cost of living is high in the country.

The first lady’s message coincided with an increment in fuel prices across the country– the more reason some Ghanaians descended on her.

Some asked if she was really in Ghana while others criticised Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for sleeping in public.

Below are some of the responses to the first lady’s father’s day message to her husband:

Source: myxyzonline.com

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