Minister re-imposes curfew on five townships

Accra, July 9, GNA – Mr Prosper D.K. Bani, the Minister of the Interior, has renewed the curfew hours on four townships in the Volta and Northern regions effective Friday, July 8, 2016.

They are Alavanyo and Nkonya Townships from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, Bimbilla Township from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, and Kpatinga and its environs from 12:00 midnight to 4:00 am.

However the curfew for the Bunkprugu Township from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am is effective Tuesday, July 12.

A statement signed by the Minister and copied to the Ghana News Agency said the curfew was renewed upon advice from the various Regional Security Councils and by Executive Instrument.

It urged chiefs, opinion leaders, the youth and the people of these areas to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them.

The statement said meanwhile, there was total ban on all persons from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon and that any person found flouting the order would be arrested and prosecuted.

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