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26.01.2009 Regional News

Curfew at Bawku, Gushiegu renewed

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The President's representative responsible for the Ministry of the Interior has renewed the curfews imposed on Bawku Municipality and Gushiegu Township and their immediate environs for another week with effect from Monday, January 26.

A statement signed by Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni, President's representative, said the action was on the advice of the Upper East and Northern Regional Security Councils (REGSECs).

The curfew hours remain unchanged at midnight to 0400 hours.

The statement said: "Government wishes to appeal to all the stakeholders including the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders and the various political parties to continue to impress on the people to ensure that law and order is maintained in the communities at all times.”

The government urged all stakeholders, particularly those in the Bawku Municipality, in the wake of recent acts of violence, to use dialogue to resolve the issues that confront them.”

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.

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