An accident on the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba road caused the death of 8 persons, injuring over 20.

Earlier, an accident on the Accra-Aflao Highway seriously injured 2 persons including a 10-year-old boy.

The National Road Safety Authority is not happy about these figures as the numbers keep rising.

For instance, 517 people died from road accidents between January and February this year. This is a jump of 124 from last year during the same period.

In the Volta Region, 6 persons drowned on the Volta lake after a storm hit their boat. Four others, however, survived.

The deceased included a final year student of the Kadjebi-Asato Senior High School, identified as Evelyn Gadagoe.

In the Ashanti Region, a man named Kwaku Agyemang set his house ablaze which killed a nine-year-old boy.

The blaze swept through four rooms in the apartment in which they live, affecting other families. Neighbours were also affected including a JHS graduate whose school items were burnt.

The twin of the deceased and his mother sustained life-threatening injuries. The man also attempted suicide but receiving treatment  in hospital

Family and friends of 11 teenagers who drowned in Apam bid farewell to their loved ones amid wailing and distress.

The Economic & Organised Crimes Office (EOCO) and the Medical and Dental Council busted a baby stealing syndicate and are on the hunt for more suspects in the baby harvesting and selling scandal.

At least three babies were this week rescued from the syndicate after a joint operation in some health facilities in the Greater Accra Region.

Acting Registrar of the Medical & Dental Council, Dr Divine Banyubala says they will go abroad if they have to do so to track down those who have trafficked some of the babies to other countries.

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association which expressed shock at the incident, promised to cooperate with the authorities to investigate claims that some persons picked up in the scandal are members.

Parliament approved the 2021 budget amid a lot of drama – banging on tables and shouts of “Let’s vote”.

The WHO dispelled fears of the potency of AstraZeneca vaccines after some countries halted the use of the jab over concerns of blood clots.

The health body however praised Ghana for its vaccination exercise so far, saying the country is meeting its target.

The row between the Auditor Service Board and retired Auditor General Daniel Domelovo continued. First, it was about a letter directing Mr Domelevo to hand over notes regarding the office to the new boss.

Mr Domelevo response was that he was away for 8 months leave so he wants to first receive a handing over notes before he can also do what is expected of him.

Secondly, the Audit Service Board wrote a 30-point letter to explain it has not challenged the age or nationality of Mr Domelevo and that Mr Domelovo has been using the birth date he claims is not his to claim his SNNIT benefits.

In the latest development, President Akufo-Addo has said that events leading to the selection of Mr Domelevo for the role A-G days to his 2016 election victory show that Mr Mahama wanted his finger on the pulse in the incoming administration to help him ‘purse a particular agenda.”

Public sector workers were told not to expect any huge wage increment for the next three years because the government cannot afford it.

The workers’ union replied asking for negotiation before such a decision is implemented.

Also in this week, the publication of some stereotypical contents and distorted history in some textbooks caused public outrage.

The Ghana Publishers Association says it is investigating the conduct of a book publisher, Badu Nkansah Publications, and will institute punitive measures against them if it concludes that there was some wrongdoing by the publishers.

One of the publishers, Badu Nkansah apologised.