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A suspected arsonist who set fire to the T I Ahmadiyya Senior High School at Fomena in Ashanti Region has been arrested and handed-over to the police after she was caught red handed by some students.

The suspect, a first year student of the school, in initial interrogations claimed she gets possessed by a spirit which compelled her to set fire to her school building. It is the third successive fire outbreak in the school. The current incident has grounded efforts by the school already recovering from previous fires.

In an exclusive interview with ATL FM News, Headmaster of the School Ayuub Abdullah describing the extent of devastation said dormitories have been affected and currently some students whose rooms were severely arrested are temporarily being housed at the dining hall of the school.

The Central Regional Office of Environmental Health says it is developing a league table that will show performance of various district assemblies in the region in terms of their sanitation management.

The assessment which will be held quarterly aims at encouraging various district assemblies to work harder at improving sanitation in the region.

The Acting Regional Environmental Health Officer, Paul Nutsugah tells ATL FM News his office is yet to determine the rewards and punishments for the ranking.

The first Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu, has expressed grave concern about the growing phenomenon of indiscipline among the Ghanaian populace despite several enactment of laws in the country.

He decried the attitude of some drivers failure to observe road traffic regulations; public officials who indulged in corrupt practices; politicians who engaged in acts of impunity; security officials inability to enforce the laws; among many others, as some of the indiscipline in the country.

He said following the exponential growth in the faculties of law in the country, many heads of agency or department in the public sector were receiving legal education and wondered “why the laws of the country are so often observed in breach.”

Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The National Labour Commission (NLC), has asked striking members of the College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), to reconsider their decision and return to the lecture halls.  CETAG began a nationwide strike on Thursday over the non-payment of year-long salary arrears owed them.

In an interview with Citi News however, the Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission, Ofosu Asamoah, asked the lecturers to return to work whilst the commission strives to bring finality to their concerns.