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28-Jul-2009  
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The Minister of the Interior has by executive instrument renewed the curfews imposed in the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township and their immediate environs for another one week with effect from Monday.

The renewal was on the advice of the Upper East and Northern Regional Security Councils, according to a statement signed by the Minister of the Interior, Mr Cletus Avoka.

The statement said the curfew hours for the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township remained unchanged and would be from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am the following day. "The Government continues to express its appreciation to the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders and all peace-loving people of the areas for sustaining the peace." It said it was the expectation of Government that the people of the respective areas joined hands in an effort to ensure that peace prevailed at all times.

"The Government is committed to ensuring the maintenance of law and order and continues to urge all the factions to use dialogue and mutual trust to resolve their differences," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the government has reiterated that there is a ban on all persons in the Bawku Municipal area, Zabzugu, Binduri, Pusiga, Zoasi and Gushegu townwships and their environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapon, and any person found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.
 
 
Source: GNA
 
 

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