National Security, Defence, & Interior Ministers summoned to appraise Parliament on skirmishes in Bawku

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By Augustus Acquaye

The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu has directed the Ministers of National Security, Defence and the Interior to appear before the House as a matter of urgency on the security situation in Bawku.

His directive followed an application by Minority Chief Whip Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka. His intervention drew the support of his colleagues. The members of Parliament highlighted the need for speedy redress of the security situation in Bawku.

There has been uneasy calm in Bawku and its environs following some shooting between rival groups. MCE for Bawku Amadu Hamza, however, said the seemingly calm has returned to Bawku following renewed ethnic conflicts. That notwithstanding he said the relative calm cannot be taken for granted as the conditions in the area remain volatile. Three soldiers were reported injured from gunshots fired by some residents of Bawku in a renewed clash in the area.

The incident which happened Tuesday dawn, March 15, 2022, also left some civilians injured. Mr. Amadu who spoke with GBC’s Doreen Ampofo on Behind the News also said the Assembly remains resolute in finding a lasting solution to the conflict.

On an earlier ban on the wearing of smock and motor riding within the municipality, Mr. Hamza, indicated the ban is in force.

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