The Interior Minister-designate, Ambrose Dery, has by an Executive Instrument imposed a curfew on Kpatinga and its environs in the Northern Region of Ghana.
The curfew begins on Friday, January 27 from 1200am to 4:00am each day.
The decision was taken on the advice of the Northern Regional Security Council.
A total ban has also been put on arms and ammunition.
As a result, persons carrying those banned weapons will be arrested and prosecuted.
“Government continues to express its appreciation to the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and people of the area [and urge 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,” a statement issued by Mr Dery said.
Meanwhile, curfews in Bimbilla, Alavanyo and Nkonya townships have been renewed.
By the Executive Instrument, the curfew in Bimbilla will be from 10:00pm to 4:00am each day from Friday.
Alavanyo and Nkonya’s will be between 11:00pm and 5:00am each day.
A total ban has also been placed on the carrying of arms and ammunitions in the towns under curfew.
“Any persons found with arms or ammunitions will be arrested and prosecuted.”
By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana