The Upper East Regional Election Security Taskforce has reminded the youth in the region that the ban on the use of knockouts, firecrackers and bangers is still in full force.
The Taskforce said firing the little explosives could cause dread and frenzy among occupants at the crucial point in time the nation had recently emerged from an overall election.
In an explanation delivered by the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Osei Kweku Ampofo-Duku who serves as the administrator of the Taskforce, the Police said ” it has gone to the attention of the Upper East Regional Election Security Taskforce (RESTF) through its joint Operational Center that a few occupants particularly youth has left on firing knockouts, firecrackers and bangers in the principal roads of the regional capital, Bolgatanga.”.
The assertion further said “the Taskforce wishes to remind inhabitants that the ban on the use of the articles is still in force and are probably going to make dread and frenzy, therefore, should desist from engaging in such exercises.”.
The Taskforce cautioned that “anyone who resorts to the use of firecrackers, bangers or knockouts will be managed according to the law”.
The Taskforce in the articulation further cautioned allies of the two leading ideological groups – the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP), to remain quiet after the declaration of the Presidential and Parliamentary outcomes by the Electoral Commission.
The assertion touching on the wellbeing of occupants stated: “the Taskforce guarantees people in general of its readiness to guarantee most extreme security in the Upper East Region as it is mandated to in all stages in the 2020 general election.”.