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The National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) says with the gradual take over of motorcycles as means of transport popularly known as ‘Okada’ within the west African sub region, it is positioning itself well enough to control and reduce ‘okada’ related crashes in the country, should this means of conveyance become accepted.

The Commission says in the last ten years, ‘okada’ related crashes recorded in the country have been 400%, gradually toppling vehicular crashes. Though the use of ‘okada’ is not as pronounced in Ghana as in other countries within the sub-region, it is steadily becoming recognized hence, the NRSC’s preparedness.

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A 6-year-old boy has met his untimely demise after he fell into a latrine at Daman, a suburb of Juaben in the Ashanti region.

The class one pupil of Juaben Methodist Primary School had gone to play with his friends when the unfortunate incident occurred.

Assembly member of the area, Mr. Kwadwo Sarpong who confirmed the incident to ATL FM News also indicated that police investigations to ascertain how the incident occurred had also begun.

The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert over a potential outbreak of cholera in the country.

The service in a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, said with the onset of the rainy season and other prevailing conditions in the country, the possibility of a cholera outbreak is high.

Government will in the coming days issue Ghana’s 2018 sovereign bond after a successful deal roadshow.

The exercise, which seeks to raise some $750 million of a budgeted $1billion of new debt, has received rave reviews from international capital market investors.