Interior Minister Ambrose Dery extends curfew hours in Bunkpurugu Township and Bomaa Township, as part of efforts to maintain peace and prevent violence in these areas. Carrying of arms is strictly prohibited, with violators facing arrest and prosecution.
The Interior Minister of Ghana, Ambrose Dery, has unveiled a new set of curfew hours for Bunkpurugu Township and its surrounding areas in the Northeast Region. Starting this week, he announced that the curfew will be in force from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. This move forms part of broader government efforts to reinstate peace and maintain order in the region that has been grappling with challenges.
He noted the announcement was in line with the state’s strategy to curb escalating tensions in the region. The statement emphasized the need for local leaders and community members to adopt peaceful means to address their issues. In a stern measure, a complete prohibition on the carrying of arms, ammunition, or any offensive weapons has been imposed, with a warning that any violation will result in arrest and prosecution.
In a related development, curfew hours have also been adjusted for Bomaa Township and its surrounding areas in the Ahafo Region. The new curfew timings for this region will run from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am, starting on the same date. These curfews, along with the intensified security measures, are part of a series of actions taken by the government to ensure the safety of residents and to prevent a further escalation of violence in these areas.
On Ghana’s reactions to the curfew; “These are not just about law enforcement but also about fostering a sense of security among the residents. The curfews, along with the strict measures against the carrying of weapons, reflect the government’s dual approach to tackling the issue – ensuring safety while promoting peaceful conflict resolution. The government’s actions reveal a commitment to maintaining order, preventing violence, and fostering peaceful coexistence in regions experiencing distress.