Government imposes curfew on Bawku Municipality


Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister of the Interior, has on the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by the Executive Instrument imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs.

The curfew starts from 1600 hours to 0600 hours effective Wednesday 24th November.

A statement signed by Mr Dery, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the imposition of the curfew was due to the threat of insecurity in the communities concerned.

“Government calls on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into securing lasting peace,” it said.

Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the afore-mentioned communities and their environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapons and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.

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