March 3, 2022

Minister of the Interior Ambrose Dery has told Parliament that the security issues in Bawku started on simple suspicion which the state has deployed the military and police to the area to maintain peace and for some time now.

According to him the unfortunate occurrence was not understood by anyone including the major stakeholders, and in view of the fact that it is near a boarder, “where you have extremist close to the last one which is about 20kilometers, there is reinforcement Hon Minority Leader”.

Mr. Dery further pointed out that a visit to the place would show the armor that has been deployed and that alone is not adequate so the peace council has been deployed to engage people in the area as the intervention of the Peace Council would bring down the tension.

He was answering a question posed by the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu when he asked the sector Minister what government and his Ministry were doing to restore peace to Bawku since he is frightened with the situation there.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/