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31.01.2008 Regional News

CURFEW IMPOSED ON STUDENTS AT TAFO

By Accra Mail
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The Tafo Traditional Council in association with the Assembly Members of the area has imposed a curfew on students from 9.00pm till daybreak. Curfew breakers would be liable to arrest and prosecution. This according to the authorities is an attempt to improve the standard of education in the area.

The Assemblyman for Tafo Ahenbronum, Mr. Francis Ampadu disclosed this in a speech read at the inaugural ceremony of the Neighborhood Watch Committee held in Kumasi.

He said the council is disturbed about the high rate at which students in the area are seen at odd times of the day at cinemas, discotheques and drinking bars.

Mr. Ampadu enumerated poor supervision by parents at home and indiscipline among the children as some the problems being tackled.

He called on the members Neighborhood Watch Committee to support the police in patrol duties and prosecute any recalcitrant delinquents.

The Tafohene Nana Agyen Frimpong II also lamented the crime rate in the community.

He appealed to residents of the area to expose criminals who are in their homes, churches and “wee” bases to the police to arrest them.

He emphasized that failure to expose these criminals entrenches crime and the corrupting the police service and lax court procedures also lead to the prevalence of crime.

Nana Frimpong said to overcome all the criminal activity in society things that impede the apprehension of criminals such as lack of access roads, insufficient manpower, money and other resources must be addressed.

He called on everyone to help to combat crime the communities on a day to day basis.

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