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13 dead, 11 injured in an accident on the Kumasi-Accra highway

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13 people are reported dead while 11 have been injured in an accident that occurred on the Kumasi-Accra road on Sunday October 3.

The accident which occurred at around 10:30 PM involved an Accra-Kumasi bound bus and a Cargo Truck at Konongo in the Ashanti Region.

Konongo MTTD Commander, DSP Paa Yeboah told journalists that ““The Cargo Truck was coming from the Kumasi direction to Accra and the OA Bus was coming from the Accra direction towards Wa with passengers though the bus wasn’t full.

“The passengers together with the driver and the mate, there were 26 persons on board.”

“There was a truck ahead of the bus and in an attempt to overtake, it crashed into the other at the front part and both vehicles fell into a ditch. 13 people died on the spot and about 11 others injured.”

Below is the Police situational report…

ONONGO SITREP: FATAL ACCIDENT:

On 03/10/2021 at about 10.50pm, suspect driver Bayiblisi Madewe aged 38 years was incharge DAF XF truck with registration No. AC 179- 21 loaded with about 600 bags of fresh pepper from Kumasi to Accra.

On reaching a section of the road at Ohene Nkwanta in a sharp curve on the Konongo- Kumasi highway, he was driving without due care and attention and as a result ran into the rear portion of Man diesel articulator truck No.GW 3569- 13 driven by lddrisu Seidu which was ahead of him on same direction and in the process veered off into the opposite lane and subsequently crashed into the offside portion of an oncoming OA Hyundai commercial bus No. GT 5597-19 driven by Kyere James with passengers on board from Accra towards WA.

Some of the passengers on board the bus sustained various degree of injuries and were rushed to Konongo- Odumasi government hospital for treatment whilst nine( 9 )males four (4) females died on the spot.

Body of deceased were photograph, removed and deposited at Steward hospital morgue, Yawkwei for identification and autopsy. Accident vehicles were removed from the scene of accident to safer place for testing. No.48757 G/Cpl Ofori Amanfo incharge case.

Source: 3news.com

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Breaking: Western Togoland Leader Papavi Confirmed Dead

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Leader of the Homeland Study Group Foundation (HSGF), Charles Komi Kudzordzi, popularly known as Papavi Hogbedetor, is reportedly dead.

Family sources told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) Mr Kudzordzi died in the late hours of Friday, October 15, 2021, at a hospital in the Volta Region.

Until his demise, Papavi Hogbedetor was championing the separation of the “Western Togoland” from Ghana through his secessionist group, the Homeland Study Group Foundation.

After many failed attempts, he unsuccessfully declared independence for “Western Togoland” and was arrested for the first time and charged with treason.

Mr Kudjordji was arrested again for similar offences, airlifted from Ho to Accra and charged for treason with some of his accomplices.

He was again granted bail due to old age and after his release, heard days later declaring independence for Western Togoland and had since gone into hiding till information on his death.

He was born on April 7, 1934.

Source: GNA

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Just In: Two Articulator Trucks Involved In An Accident At The Nsawam bypass N6 (photos)

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News information coming has revealed that an accident has just taken place on the Nsawam bypass (N6) after two articulators were said to have had a head-on collision.

Tho the real cause of the accident is not known Nsawam traffic Police officers have been said to have rushed to the scene of the event as they try to remove the cars from the road.

The Ghana police service the post on their Facebook handle wrote saying;

“Public Notice!The Police wish to bring to the attention of the public, a road-traffic crash involving two articulator trucks on the Nsawam-Accra bound carriageway on the Nsawam bypass (N6). Nsawam traffic Police officers are currently at the scene managing the situationThe Road Safety Management Services Limited Team has been called to proceed with a towing truck to tow the trucks off the road to allow free and safe flow of traffic. Meanwhile, motorists are advised to drive cautiously when approaching since the dual carriage has been converted to a single lane.The public would be updated soon.

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Google to invest $1 billion to lift Africa internet access

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Google said on Wednesday it will invest $1 billion over the next five years to allow for faster and more affordable internet access and support entrepreneurship in Africa.

Internet reliability is a problem in Africa where less than a third of the continent’s 1.3 billion people are connected to broadband, according to the World Bank.

But the continent, where nearly half the population is under 18, is a promising market.

According to Google and Alphabet boss, Sundar Pichai “huge strides” have been made in recent years, but more work is needed to make “internet accessible, affordable and useful for every African”.

The investment will support digital transformation by ensuring improved connectivity and access, he said in a statement.

The funds will, among other things, go towards infrastructure development including the Equiano subsea cable that will connect South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria and St Helena with Europe.

The deal expands Google’s pledge announced four years ago to train around 10 million young Africans and small-scale businesses in digital skills.

“I am of the firm belief that no one is better placed to solve Africa’s biggest problems than Africa’s young developers and startup founders,” said Google’s Africa managing director Nitin Gajria.

Internet access is also hampered by the affordability of smartphones.

Google said it will partner with Kenya’s telecoms giant Safaricom to launch affordable Android smartphones for first time users.

The project will later be rolled out across the continent with other carriers such Airtel, MTN, Orange and Vodacom.

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