Curfew In Bawku Reviewed
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The period for the curfew on the Bawku Municipality, Zabugu, Binduri, Pusiga and Zoosi and their environs has been reviewed from 5:00 pm to 6:00 am to 8:00 pm to 5:00 am with effect from Sunday, March 23. A statement signed by Mr. Kwamena Bartels, Minister of the Interior said the decision followed the return of the Bawku Municipality and its environs to relative normalcy, and is upon the advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council (REGSEC). The change in the curfew hours, therefore, means that the curfew will now start at 8:00 pm and end at 5:00 am every day. The statement said the change in the time was justified by the marked improvements in the peace and security situation in Bawku following the very successful meeting of President J.A. Kufuor with the leadership of the Kusasis led by the Bawku Naba, the increased security measures taken by the Security Agencies and the commitment to peace demonstrated by political leaders and opinion leaders from the area. It said; “Government is confident that the prevailing peace will be consolidated further by the President’s meeting with the leadership of the Mamprusis on Wednesday. The statement said; “Government wishes to remind all stakeholders that the situation is still volatile, and therefore, wishes to urge all factions to desist from doing any thing that will work against the process of ensuring the restoration of total normalcy in the area. Government reiterated that the ban on all persons in the Bawku Municipal Rear, Zabugu and Garu Townships on their environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapons still remained in force, and any person found with any arms or ammunitions would be dealt with.