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The police has declared the youth chief of Kumbungu in the Northern Region, a wanted man.

The 50-year-old youth chief, referred to in local parlance as Zaachi, is wanted for the killing of the chief of Chanzegu, a village near Kumbungu in the Northern Region.

Angry youth of Chanziegu in Kumbungu in the Northern Region, on Friday, besieged the Kumbungu Naa’s palace, protesting against a decision by the skin to block police from arresting a sub-chief who shot and killed another chief of the village during Thursday night’s celebration of the Fire Festival.

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”.


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, 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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