Old Tafo clashes Curfew hours reviewed

Government has reduced the curfew hours imposed on the community of Old Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi.

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Government has reduced the curfew hours imposed on the community of Old Tafo, a suburb of Kumasi.

The curfew hours, which were previously from 8pm - 4am will now begin from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am, effective Friday, March 25, 2016.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Interior Minister, Prosper Bani.

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The review follows complaints by residents that the earlier curfew hours, that is from 8pm - 4am was having a toll on their business and other activities in the town.

The curfew hours were imposed after violent clashes between some youth in the area killed one person and injured many.

Below is the full statement from the Interior Ministry

The Minister for the Interior has on the advice of the Ashanti Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument reviewed the Curfew hours imposed on Old Tafo Township from 11:00 pm to 4:00 am, effective Friday, March 25, 2016.

The Minister for the Interior will continue to rely on the Ashanti Regional Security Council for updates on the situation in the area.

Government continues to express its appreciation to the Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth and people of the area and urges them to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them and to use non- violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.

Meanwhile, there is a total ban on all persons in the Old Tafo Township and surrounding areas from carrying arms, ammunition or any offensive weapon, and any person found with any arms or ammunition will be arrested and prosecuted.

Signed:

PROSPER D.K. BANI

MINISTER OF INTERIOR

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