Ghana

E/R: Farmer commits suicide on his farm

high contrast image of a hangman’s noose

A farmer identified as Kudjo Awuah has reportedly committed suicide at Asseseeso – Akuapem in the Eastern Region.

Awuah allegedly hanged himself on a tree Friday morning on his way to farm.

According to a resident, Awuah informed the wife whom he had three children with that he was going to farm Friday dawn therefore the wife partake in a communal labour organized by the community on his behalf .

Few hours later, information reached the community that he has been found hanging dead by a nylon thread on a mango tree.

It has not been established why the man believed to be in his early 40’s described by many as reticent and respectful allegedly ended his life.

Over six hours after the accident, the Police were yet to arrive in Asseseeso community to visit the scene of crime for investigation and retrieve the body.

Suicide remains a major Public Health Challenge worldwide.

Estimated suicide cases in Ghana are 1,500 annually.

According to the World Health Organization , close to 800 000 people commit suicide everyday globally, with many more people suicide attempts.
Suicide occurs throughout the lifespan .It is however established to be the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds globally in 2016.

Over 79% of global suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries .

The Coronavirus pandemic and its associated economic and psychological effects is predicted to increase suicide cases worldwide.

Source :Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh /Kojo Ansah

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