Old Tafo Curfew placed on town lifted

The decision was taken based on the recommendation of the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), following the relative peace and order in the town.

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Ashanti Regional Minister, Alexander Ackon

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The curfew placed on Tafo – a town in the Ashanti region has been lifted, the Regional Minister, Alexander Ackon has said.

The decision was taken based on the recommendation of the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC), following the relative peace and order in the town.

The curfew hours were imposed in February 2016, after some youth in the Muslim Community and the traditional authorities clashed over a piece of cemetery land in the area, killing one person and injuring many.

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In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, Mr. Ackon said: “Every intelligence report points to the fact that absolute calm has returned to the place”.

“We wouldn’t need the visible presence of the security but intelligence report will still be gathered”, he said.

The curfew hours on the town were initially from 6:00pm to 6:00am but it was later reviewed to 8:00pm to 4:00am. The Interior Minister reviewed it before the end of March from 11p.m. to 4a.m.

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

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