Smock Wearing Banned In Bawku, See Details

Unlawful activity has been on a widespread in some northern part of Ghana. Innocent people are harmed by criminals and unscrupulous persons with out of sight arms in their smocks triggering fear and panic to the society.

The Upper East Regional Coordinating Council has proscribed with immediate effect, the wearing of smock in Bawku to avert delinquents from hiding weapons in them.

In the course of the emergency meeting, the Council also assured that, actions are put in place to make sure that the order is enforced. A portion of a statement from the Council reads;

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“Following the decision taken by REGSEC during the emergency meeting, the wearing of smock in Bawku Township has been banned with immediate effect. This was necessitated by the fact that criminals or unscrupulous elements hide arms and ammunitions in the smocks and attack opponents or innocent civilians.”

Due to the rising menace of insecurity in some communities in Bawku, restriction has been imposed.

The government therefore calls on everyone in the area to exercise restraint in facing the present situation and also strait thier goes into ensuring peace.

“The Minister for Interior has also advice of the Upper East Regional Security Council and by Executive Instrument imposed a curfew on Bawku Municipality and its environs in the Upper East Region from 4:00 pm to 6:00 am effective, Wednesday, November 24, 2021,” a statement signed by the Minister for Interior.

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“Government calls on the chiefs, elders, opinion leaders, youth and people of the area to exercise restraint in the face of the challenges confronting them as well as to use non-violent means to channel their energies into ensuring peace.”


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