Buem MP Kofi Adams has appealed for peace in Bawku.
He identified Bawku as a ‘economic center’ for both the northern enclave and the entire country. As a result, any upheavals in that region have a national impact.
Unknown gunmen opened fire on a gathering of people at the Bawku community center on Wednesday, January 17, killing two and injuring four more.
Mr. Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku, called the incident as heinous and reprehensible.
Mr. Ayariga urged law enforcement officials to act quickly to apprehend and prosecute the criminals.
Commenting on this matter earlier on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 on Thursday, January 19 with Alfred Ocansey, Mr Ayariga said “It is unfortunate that we continue to experience this situation that has caused so many lives to be lost, so many people to be injured and hospitalized and so much property to be lost in Bawku central constituency.
“…those who were killed yesterday, that was dastardly, that was unacceptable and the perpetrators must be searched for by the law enforcement agencies and dealt with.”
Last Thursday, the Minister for the Interior renewed the curfew hours in Bawku Municipality and its surrounds in the Upper East Region from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., effective Friday, January 12, 2024.
The government urged Chiefs, Elders, Opinion Leaders, Youth, and residents of the region to display caution in the face of the problems they face, as well as to employ nonviolent measures to focus their energies toward maintaining peace.
Meanwhile, all individuals in the aforementioned communities and their surrounds are prohibited from carrying guns, ammunition, or any offensive weapon, and anybody discovered in possession of arms or ammunition will be detained and punished.