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13.01.2006 General News

Kufuor urges calm in Bimbilla

By Joy
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Security agents monitoring the ongoing disturbances in Bimbilla have informed President Kufuor about a Palace that was set ablaze on Thursday.

Presidential press secretary Kwabena Agyepong says the President is being updated on developments in the district where a dusk-to-dawn curfew has been imposed by the District Security Council.

The curfew was prompted by a fight on Monday between rival gates in a chieftaincy dispute during which a number of houses were burned to ashes.

But Mr. Agyepong who was briefing the Presidential Press Corps at the Castle says the President has been assured that the security agencies are in control of Bimbilla.

Meanwhile, reports also suggest Bimbilla is now virtually deserted since many residents fled after locking up their shops, chop bars, drinking bars and businesses.

The District Chief Executive, Salifu Saeed, has attributed the cause of Monday's fight in Bimbilla to a power outage, which disrupted a naming ceremony.