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General News of Monday, 15 March 2010

Source: GNA

Government renews curfew in Bawku and Gushegu

Accra, March 15, GNA - The Minister for the Interior, has on the advice of the Upper East and Northern Regional Security Councils and by Executive Instrument, renewed the curfews imposed on the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township.

The curfew which covers the immediate environs of the conflict area for another week takes effect from Monday, March 15, 2010.

A statement issued in Accra and signed by Mr. Martin A.B.K. Amidu, Sector Minister, said the curfew hours for the Bawku Municipality and Gushegu Township remain from 12 midnight to 0400 hours each day. It said "Government continues to appeal to all parties in dispute to use dialogue as a means to resolve the various conflicts and disputes and reminded them that it is only when peace prevails that they will begin to see accelerated development in their respective communities".

Meanwhile, the government has reiterated that there is a ban on all persons in the Bawku Municipality, Zabugu, Binduri, Pusiga, Zoasi and Gushegu townships and their environs from carrying arms, ammunitions or any offensive weapons, and any person found violating the directive would be arrested and prosecuted. 15 March 10