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06.10.2008 Regional News

Curfew at Bawku, Gushiegu renewed

By gna
Curfew at Bawku, Gushiegu  renewed

Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor, Minister of the Interior, has renewed the curfew imposed on the Bawku Municipality and Gushiegu township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, October 6.

A statement signed by the Minister said the action was on the advice of the Upper East and Northern Regional Security Councils (REGSEC).

The curfew hours remain unchanged at 12 midnight to 0400 hours for Bawku and 2100 hours to 0400 hours for Gushiegu.

The statement said: “The government continues to appeal to the people of both areas to continue to work towards peace and unity.

“It is the expectation of government that the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders and all peace-loving people will continue to reach out and preach peace to their communities for the development of our country.”

Meanwhile, Government has reiterated that the ban on all persons in the Bawku Municipal Area, Zabugu, Binduri, Pusiga and Zoosi townships and their environs and Gushiegu township and its environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapon still remains in force, and any person found with any arms or ammunition would be arrested and prosecuted.