Interior Minister renews Bawku curfew hours

Interior Minister

The Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery, has renewed the curfew hours imposed on Bawku.

This was announced in a statement released on Wednesday December 29.

Mr Dery had earlier, on Wednesday 24 November 2021, imposed the curfew which ran overnight from 4pm to 6am.

But the new directive says the curfew hours now starts at 8pm to 5am.

In a statement, the minister called on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and other citizens of Bawku and its environs to exercise restraint as the government works to settle differences to ensure the peace.

“The government calls on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them, as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.

“Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the aforementioned communities and … environs from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon, and any persons found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted,” the statement added