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REGSEC considers lifting Old Tafo curfew

Old TafoThe Ashanti Regional Security Council has hinted the curfew imposed on Old Tafo, following recent violent clashes, will soon be lifted.

The Regional Minister, Alexander Ackon, says the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) is convinced the security situation in the area has improved, hence the decision.

A conflict over a parcel of cemetery land in early February led to clashes between some Muslim youth and the Tafo traditional council.

The threat of reprisal compelled the regional security council to impose dusk-to-dawn curfew which was later reviewed.

Residents there have been clamouring for the lifting of the curfew.

Regional Minister, Alexander Ackon, in an interview with TV3’s William Evans Nkum, said the curfew will soon be lifted, though he will not give timelines.

The Regional Minister, who recently assumed office, paid a courtesy call on the Asantehene at the Manhyia Palace yesterday where the Old Tafo and other related issues where discussed.

He was in the company of members of the regional security council and some municipal and district chief executives.

The Asantehene cautioned Mr. Ackon against being partisan in the discharge of his duties.

 

Source: tv3network.com | Ghana

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