June 30, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Bawku, Adamu Dramani has welcomed the lifting of the curfew on Bawku, expressing confidence that the peace being experienced now would be sustained.

Describing the curfew in the area as a nightmare he noted that it has greatly affected normal live and business in the area, adding that the curfew was like a “stigma” on the people of Bawku.

He said Bawku has been in the news in the recent past for the wrong reasons which painted a negative picture about the area.

The 18 months old curfew imposed on Bawku was lifted yesterday June 29th 2011, in what government officials describe as lasting peace to that area which has recorded lost of violence in the past.

Speaking on Metro TV, MP cautioned the residents against acts that could easily compromise the relative peace in the area as Bawku cannot thrive in a state of insecurity.

He however called on the government to invest more in the peace process in order to sustain the peace in the area and urged the government to do everything in its power to bring back the Mamprusi side who have opted out of the peace talks, as their cooperation is vital to lasting peace in the area.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh