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05.11.2008 Regional News

Bawku, Gushegu Curfews Renewed

By Ghanaian Times

The Ministry for the Interior has renewed the curfews imposed on the Bawku municipality and the Gushegu township and their immediate environs for a week with effect from Monday.

The curfew hours for the Bawku municipality are from 12 midnight to 4 am, whilst that of Gushegu are from 11 pm to 4 am each day.

A press statement issued by the sector minister, Dr Kwame Addo Kufuor explained that the decision was based on the advice of the Upper East and Northern Regional Security Councils.

The statement commended the people of both areas for the sustained peace and urged them to continue to put their maximum effort to keep the peace in the area.

It said the government has put a ban on all persons in the Bawku municipality, Zabugu, Binduri, Pusiga, Zoosi, Gushegu township and their environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or offensive weapons, and any person found with arms and ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.

It however assured them of government's support to the National Peace Councils and other civil society organisations in establishing lasting peace to the areas.

Source: Ghanaian Times